Mrs. Dudley's Kindergarten Class

Mrs. Serena Dudley
Room 111 in the 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 6th 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 6 and 8), and I love to go camping, fishing and quading.

 

Welcome My New Kindergarteners

I am so happy to meet you!
Please let me know by pressing the 'Contact Me' (to the left and slightly above) if you have any questions about beginning kindergarten. I am happy to help you!

We are full time starting September 8th!
Drop off is at 8:30 am. Pickup is at 3:15pm.

What's Happening in September?

Theme(s)
- First Days of Kindergarten, Recognizing Names, 5 Senses, 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),
 
-Reading stories and talking about how to be a 'Bucket Filler'.

Early Literacy
- recognizing and putting the letters in our name in order (using a capital for the first letter followed by lowercase letters), participating in action songs, participating in class discussions, listening attentively to stories


Early Numeracy
- learning our calendar routine 
- exploring AB patterns. 


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.
*Don't forget to pack a spoon or fork in your child's lunch!
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You may also send a plastic utensil supply for your child.

Gym
They will be having gym for a 1/2 hour with Mr. Fines every third day.
-learning gym routines and rules so they stay safe.

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.

Technology
- learning the rules for using the Smartboard and Document Camera.

Don't forget to check out...
<- "Ways to help at home"


Don't hesitate to email me any questions or request any notes again.

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 how to be a Bucket Filler and proactive. Miss Kyla has taught us about Superflex and some of the Unthinkables.

Early Literacy
- continue name printing practice with stamping and starting to trace letters staring at the top,  reciting nursery rhymes, participate in class discussions, and listening attentively to stories.

If you would like to help your child with Rhyming:
-Teach your child to recite Nursery Rhymes, sing poems, jump-rope jingles, and songs. Especially ones you did as a child. Once they are familiar, pause before the rhyming word to see if your child can say the rhyme.
- Read rhyming books. Like Dr. Seuss.
-Look for rhyming games or apps to download.
-Create your own rhyme games for fun.

Library
- We will took home our first library book September 29th. Please click on the Monthly Calendar link to see when the next library day is.
-Remember it is very important to keep the library book and bag together. Our library bags have our name bar codes to help the computer to sign out books. Unfortunately, no library bag then no new book. Please return the book as soon as you are done reading it.

Early Numeracy
- continue AB patterns, discussing attributes (shape, colour, size), sorting into 2 groups (has / has not
), and reciting numbers in order to 10


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.

- Mr. Fines will continue to teach routines for inside gym and help students understand their spacial awareness and gross motor abilities.

Creative Expression
- singing, dramatic play, arts and crafts. 
- We made hat or props then acted out some of the Nursery Rhymes studied this month.


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