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 3rd 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 3 and 5), and I love to go camping, fishing and quading.

 

What's Happening in January?

Theme - Winter, Beach and Ocean

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 #4 Think Win - Win. We will keep focusing and moving through our day with being successful with our mission statement.

Our Classroom Mission Statement:

We promise to fill the buckets of children and teachers and be kind to our school everyday.

Early Literacy
- We finished learning our letters through Jolly Phonics (Oct: Ss, Pp, Cc, Bb, Hh, Mm; Nov: Dd, Aa, Tt, Rr, Ii, Nn, Kk, Ee, Gg, Oo; Dec: Jj, Ll Jan: Ff, Uu, Ww, Xx, Vv, Zz, Qq). We are practicing our rhyming words. We have learned about syllables in words and stretching out words into sounds. We 
listen attentively to stories and participate in class discussions.

Early Numeracy
- continue to work with numbers with dot collections, patterns, sorting, shapes, and using Math Journals for problem solving and exploring numbers. We began to use Chunkits to help visualize numbers and break apart numbers. Ex 4 can be split into 3 and 1, 2 and 2, 1 and 3


Physical Skills and Well Being in the classroom
- strengthening pincer hand grasp, scissor use with sensory bins and tools, paper work, Handwriting without Tears printing/drawing program. Identifying healthy choices for first snack.


Creative Expression
- dramatic play within our Beach/Ocean theme. Letter and beach/ocean themed crafts. Daily songs with dances and movement breaks.


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. We even attempted to build igloos out of blocks. 


Citizenship and Identity
- We enjoyed Star of the Week presentations from Eric, Noah, Josy, Alexis and Bryer.

What's Happening in February?

Themes - Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Valentine's Day and Space

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 #5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood. We will keep focusing and moving through our day with being successful with our mission statement.

Our Classroom Mission Statement:

We promise to fill the buckets of children and teachers and be kind to our school everyday.

Early Literacy
- We continue to practice letters and sounds through Jolly Phonics. We are learning about words by practicing rhyming, syllables and stretching out words that are theme focused. We 
listen attentively to stories and participate in class discussions.

Early Numeracy
- continue to explore numbers with dot collections, journals, chunkits. Patterns, sorting, and shapes are continued to be practiced in many different ways. 


Physical Skills and Well Being in the classroom
- strengthening pincer hand grasp, scissor use with sensory bins and tools, paper work, Handwriting without Tears printing/drawing program. Identifying healthy choices for first snack.


Creative Expression
- dramatic play within our Valentine's and Space themes. Valentine's and Space themed crafts. Daily songs with dances and movement breaks.


Environment and Community Awareness
- participating in a variety of centers to explore properties of materials (such as sand, water, playdough, beans, rice, and many different building toys) and using a them safely and properly. We are even learning about some aspects of Space. 


Citizenship and Identity
- We enjoying Star of the Week presentations from Bryer, Aali, Charlotte and Jack.