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 November?
Theme(s)
- Building and Remembrance Day

Personal and Social Responsibility
- continue to work on following classroom routines and behaviour expectations and
 exploring more of Leader in Me with a focus on Habit #3 First things First. We will keep focusing and moving through our day with being successful with our mission statement.

Our Classroom Mission Statement: We love school because we want to learn, get better at things, play and make new friends.

Early Literacy
- continue name printing practice, begin Jolly Phonics program to learn letters (Oct: Ss, Pp, Cc, Hh, Jj; and Nov: Aa, Tt. Nn, Rr, Ii, Mm, Bb), participate in class discussions, and listening attentively to stories.
If you would like to know about the letters/sounds, the Jolly Phonics songs and their actions, there is a link in the "Ways to help at home" to a Youtube video. It is in the Literacy Folder.

Early Numeracy
- continue to AB patterns, folding and sorting. Begin shapes and tracing shapes.
During calendar, we are practicing all these math concepts as well as counting backwards and forwards to 10. 


Physical Skills and Well Being in the classroom
- encouraging and strengthening pincer hand grasp (using large tweezers, placing marbles on tees, placing buttons in a line formation), scissor use, identifying healthy choices for morning snack.
-Mrs. Adams and Mr. Pickering are teaching us new activities and helping with our gross motor skills everyday during our gym period.

Creative Expression
- singing songs, dramatic play, arts and crafts
- We are being introduced to many Music concepts by Mrs. Montgomery.

Environment and Community Awareness
- participating in a variety of centers to explore properties of materials (such as sand, water, playdough, beans, rice, etc.) and using a them safely and properly.
During Calendar, we are thinking about the weather outside and how to dress for it.

Citizenship and Identity
- We began our All About Me program with Alina, Leah, and Jude and their families.
The note is saved "Ways to help at home" if you would like to refer to it.


What's Happening in December?

Theme - Christmas
Tuesday -> Ornament Making with Grade 9s
Friday -> Candy House decorating with Grade 8s

Personal and Social Responsibility
- continue to work on following classroom routines and behaviour expectations and
 exploring more of Leader in Me with a focus on Habit #3 Put First Things First. We will keep focusing and moving through our day with being successful with our mission statement.

Our Classroom Mission Statement: We love school because we want to learn, get better at things, play and make new friends.

Early Literacy
- continue name printing practice, Jolly Phonics program to learn letters (Oct: Ss, Pp, Cc, Hh, Jj; and Nov: Aa, Tt. Nn, Rr, Ii, Mm, Bb; Dec: Ll, Gg, Ee, and Dd. Then we will review letters we have learned with a focus on beginning sounds), rhyming families (-at, -an, in), 
listening attentively to stories, and participate in class discussions.

Early Numeracy
- begin ABC patterns, recognizing 3D shapes in the environment, folding, sorting, describing and tracing shapes.
- During calendar, we are dressing for the weather, understanding weekdays and weekends, practicing ABC patterns, sorting concepts as well as counting backwards and forwards to 10. 


Physical Skills and Well Being in the classroom
- encouraging and strengthening pincer hand grasp (using large tweezers, placing marbles on tees, placing buttons/gems in a line formation), and scissor use
- identifying healthy choices for morning snack.
-Mrs. Adams and Mr. Pickering are teaching us new activities and helping with our gross motor skills everyday during our gym period.


Creative Expression
- We are being introduced to many Music concepts by Mrs. Montgomery.
- We are practicing for our Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 20 at 10:00. We are excited to see you at the Legacy Centre!


Environment and Community Awareness
- participating in a variety of centers to explore properties of materials (such as sand, water, playdough, beans, rice, etc.) and using a them safely and properly 


Citizenship and Identity
- We have enjoyed finding out about Issabelle and Jacy with our All About Me project. It is great finding out how we are similar and unique. Thank you for coming in to talk to us!
The note is saved "Ways to help at home" if you would like to refer to it.

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