Mrs. Dudley's Kindergarten Leaders

Mrs. Serena Dudley
Room 111 in Synergizing Circle

   I have been lucky to teach at C. J. Schurter since 2006. Before coming to CJS, I taught in Northern London, UK for 2 years. This is my 4th year of teaching Kindergarten at CJS and I have also taught Grade 1, 2 and 3. I have lived in Slave Lake most of my life. My husband, two children (who are 4 and 6), and I love to go camping, fishing and quading.

 

What's Happening in September?

Theme(s)
- First Days of Kindergarten and Fall

Personal and Social Responsibility
- learning to follow classroom routines and understand behaviour expectations (sharing, turn taking, co-operation, dressing ourselves and putting things away),
 
- beginning to explore Leader in Me with a focus on Habit #1 Be Proactive. Also, reading stories and discussing how to be a Bucket Filler

Early Literacy
- printing our names independently, participating in action songs, reciting nursery rhymes, participating in class discussions, listening attentively to stories


Early Numeracy
- learning our calendar routine 
- exploring AB patterns, sorting, and folding paper. 


Physical Skills and Well Being
- fine motor skills: proper pencil grasp and tracing lines, proper scissor holding and cutting, and colouring inside the lines.
identifying healthy choices for first snack.


Creative Expression
- singing, dramatic play, arts and crafts


Environment and Community Awareness
- participating in a variety of centres to explore properties of materials and using a them safely and properly.


Citizenship and Identity
- working and playing with others to create a safe and caring environment, appreciating the feelings and ideas of others

What's Happening in October?
Theme(s)
- Fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween

Personal and Social Responsibility
- continue to work on following classroom routines and behaviour expectations (sharing, turn taking, co-operation, responsibility for own belongings),
 exploring Leader in Me with a focus on Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind and building a mission statement together.

Our Classroom Mission Statement: (we are working on it this week)

Early Literacy

- continue name printing practice, begin Jolly Phonics program to learn letters (Ss and Pp this week) reciting nursery rhymes, participate in class discussions, listening attentively to stories.

We joined Global Read Aloud on Facebook!
#GRA and #GRAMem

We are reading a Mem Fox story every week with our reading buddies in Manitoba. We have read Koala Lou, Possum Magic. This week we will read Whoever You Are. 

Library
- We took home our first library books. Remember it is very important to keep the library book and bag together. Our library bags have our bar codes to sign out books.

Early Numeracy
- continue AB patterns, begin sorting, shapes and tracing shapes.


Physical Skills and Well Being
- encouraging and strengthening pincer hand grasp (using large tweezers, placing marbles on tees), scissor use, identifying healthy choices for first snack.


Creative Expression
- singing, dramatic play, arts and crafts


Environment and Community Awareness
- participating in a variety of centers to explore properties of materials and using a them safely and properly, 


Citizenship and Identity
- working and playing with others to create a safe and caring environment, appreciating the feelings and ideas of others