TK Days: March 15 – 19

IN THIS POST:  Phase 2 Survey, Upcoming Weeks-at-a Glance, Social Emotional – Empathy, Order Your Yearbook, Fine Artists Lesson This Week, Want to Virtually Volunteer, Self-Care Challenge, This week’s Art, Asynchronous Work This Week, Anonymous Feedback Form, Art This Week, Save the Date, This Week

Phase 2 Survey – PLEASE respond

This week you received a very important survey. Please take a moment to respond as it is extremely important as we plan out our next steps in having students come back to campus. You look at Ms. Sloan’s slides from Wednesday’s coffee chat to answer any questions you may have. This survey will determine your decision to have your child finish the year in-person or stay virtual the remainder of the year.

The survey closes on Sunday!

Upcoming Week-at-a-glance

  • March 22 – 25 – This is the last week before spring break. It will be out last week on our typical schedule.
  • April 5 – 9 – This week will be modified week as teachers will be preparing their classrooms for the start day for Phase 2.
  • April 12 – 16 – This will be the first week of Phase 2. Thank you for your patience as we are working super hard to iron out kinks and will be preparing in detail once survey results are in.

Social Emotional – Empathy

This week we learned about Empathy in our Social Emotional Lesson! This was a tough concept to cover, but an important one! We listened to a short video and discussed the concept in some scenarios that are more typical in their life. When we watched the video I thought this description said it well! (See below) Keep on discussing it with your child as its an important concept that just takes time but is so important in valuing others and prioritizing them!

Word Problems – Addition & Subtraction

We have been focusing more and more on the concepts of addition and subtraction. This may look different than when we were in school. We are learning to gain the concept and show our thinking in multiple ways. Check out the picture below that explains the work we are doing. Some groups are only working on number bonds as that shows the part-part-whole regardless of  the problem being addition or subtraction. In addition, we are trying to understand in real-world story problem what the actual problem/question is asking. This is a lot of thinking and these kids have been doing great!

ST Math Finisher!

This week we had another ST Math Finisher! The best part is that he didn’t even realize! He went right on to the challenge had no idea he had completed ST Math! So proud of the perseverance in these kids!

Order your Yearbook!

So much work has gone into making this yearbook this year! There are unique memories we will not forget and the reminder of how all forged ahead in the most challenging of times. I bought mine this weekend! The price is $28 for a book, and will go up to $30 after spring break! You can use the link below to purchase yours!

Fine Artists Lesson This Week

This week we have Fine Artists Lesson on Monday, March 22nd @ 1:00pm

See the sample below from our Art Teacher – Molly Pincherli. The pre-cut magazine pictures will be used like stickers in the art. Approximately 2 are needed.

Students will need to have these items prepared:


Want to Virtually Volunteer?

Whether your student is on campus or virtual for the rest of the school year, we can still have virtual volunteers or should I say Virtual Visitors! If you are interested in Zooming into our class to share a unique talent, skill, profession or hobby, please let me know. You can be creative in what you share with the class for a 10-15 minute visit!

You will just need to make sure you have your Volunteer form on file with our school office (see below and check if there is a March deadline as in typical years) and you can Zoom into share with our class.

Self-Care Challenge

This month our Student Leadership Team has created a self-care challenge! This is a way to focus on kindness to ourselves! This challenge will be on Seesaw the week of March 22nd! Check it out and see how you can take care and be kind to yourself!


This Week’s Art:

So many cute leprechauns this week! In addition we got to open our bags full of the items needed to catch a leprechaun:

  • gold
  • rainbow
  • green/shamrock

Asynchronous Work for March 22 – 26th

As we have worked a schedule to limit student online time, try to get practice on these platforms for student practice.

  • Math – ST Math or Happy Numbers
  • Independent Reading – RAZ Kids  or Book Bag  or Get Epic
  • Seesaw – Assigned within Seesaw
  • WRITING – Submit one piece of INDEPENDENT writing each week on Seesaw (done with paper and pencil/crayons). Please have your child use the camera feature to submit a picture of their writing. Then have them use the microphone feature to record their writing and submit with the green check.
    • If your child is NOT writing sentences, have them label a picture (with their own spelling or letter label for each item) and submit a photo and recording of it.
    • If your child is writing sentences, they can write a Beginning/Middle/End story about myself OR write a letter to Mrs. Miller asking me and telling me anything they would like. They may include a picture and must submit a photo of the writing and recording of them reading it.

Anonymous Feedback Form

If you have feedback (positive or constructive) or ideas please take a moment to share your thoughts and feedback! I am loving getting to know the kids better and that they are getting to know each other better despite the challenges we don’t typically deal with! Anonymous Feedback Form

Save these Dates

  • Survey for Phase 2 closes – Sunday, March 21st
  • LAST Friday Dance Party – Friday, March 25th
  • Upcoming Distribution Days (TK/K)
    • Tuesday, April 6th
    • Tuesday, May 4th
  • Spring Break – March 29 – April 2nd
  • Phase 2 begins – April 12th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 3/22/21

  • Morning Meeting
  • Social Emotional Lesson @ 10:30
  • Fine Artist Lesson @ 1pm

Tuesday – 3/23/21

  • Morning Meeting
  • Art @ 10:30 (Materials needed: Chick Art – Last art set in the gallon sized art bag)

Wednesday – 3/24/21 

  • Morning Meeting
  • Music with Mr. Waczek, 10:30 – 11:00

Thursday – 3/25/21

  • Morning Meeting
  • Tech Time with Ms. Martin (make sure your child can independently minimize.)

Friday – 3/26/21



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