Welcome to Kindergarten

There is a wonderful sense of home when you walk through the front doors of Samsula Academy. We deeply believe that your child will find our school to be a warm and friendly place. We are very proud to be a part of the Samsula Academy School family. Once you have opened those doors you are a member of our family too.

We wish to welcome you to Kindergarten. Kindergarten is a new and exciting time for you and your child. It’s a time of change… new beginnings, new friends, new challenges and exciting discoveries! We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for allowing us to be a part of your child’s life during this precious time of growth and discovery!

This is our honor to welcome you and your child into Kindergarten and into… our life. We will do our best to make this year in Kindergarten enjoyable but also filled with academics. Our motto is: “The seeds we plant today will blossom into a flower tomorrow.” It will be our pleasure and privilege to watch your child’s personality and learning abilities blossom and unfold day by day.

We run a very effective classroom which is well structured but allows for fun and growth. We hold high expectations for all my students. Furthermore, we strongly believe in differentiated instruction. Research reveals that all students learn differently. Therefore, we plan my lessons to meet the needs of all students. It will be our honor to expand the growing minds of tomorrow and encourage them to become the great leaders of the new generation.

You will find very useful information on this blog. I will update it with events that are happening in our classroom, student work, and other related events. If you have any questions, you may contact us at cgibbs@readingedgeacademy.org or sbowden@readingedgeacademy.org

-Mr. Christopher Gibbs, M.Ed
-Mrs. Shannon Bowden

Saturday, September 11, 2010

19 days of school!!

Can you believe we have successfully completed 19 days of school?!
We had packed so many things in the first 3 weeks, that the 4th week was to be no exception.
So many fun and exciting things happened this week.

Our Kindergartners learned Tt and Ii, and added five more sight words. Keep reviewing those sight words nightly, it makes a difference!

More numbers were also added, so now we can identify numbers up to 15. Learning those "teens" are a little more of a challenge, but not one they aren't eager to master. So, keep practicing with them. They should be able to identify and write all numbers up to 15.

After this week, our Kindergartners should be able to recite the Pledge of Alligance. We practiced it this week, and also learned to identify it, and they can tell you some of the attributes of the flag.

This week our theme was Farm Animals. So we read book on Farm animals. We worked on a cow project, and laced a red barn.

Mrs. Bowden's class started a science experiement. Their goal is to see if an egg can float. Her class is excited to play scientist next week to see if their theory is correct.

Also this week our Kindergartners turned in their Family project. We had some awesome Memory Boxes. We could tell you put in a lot of hard work into them, and we loved getting to share them. Remember to save all of your favorite Kindergarten memories to save in your box. We have a lot of classroom projects and activities that will be perfect to put in your boxes.

Friday was a very special day. Friday was the day our Kindergartners were able to invite a Special Person to eat lunch with them. It was so fun to see all of our special guest. We hope they enjoyed it just as much.

This week our Terrific Kids were Shelby and Marlee. We have to agree, they are pretty darn Terrific :D

Mrs. Bowden's class had a Birthday Boy this week in their class. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Last, but not least, a note was sent out about supplies that could be donated for our project this upcoming week. Just a reminder that if you have items that you can donate we would appreciate what you can send in!

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