Kindergarten with Mrs. Vaughn

Week 3- Open a Book

Our theme this week is Open a Book. We will be delving into the 3rd Way to Read- Retelling a story. This involves a reader sharing what they heard when the story was read to them and what they see in the pictures. Our read aloud will be Bears Don’t Read. We will also be revisiting Froggy and Big Bear to practice our retelling skills. We will continue to focus on and practice our skill of Attentive Listening. The Kindergartners did a great job of writing their first sentences this week. We...

September 15, 2018 Read more

Week 2- Sharing

Hello, Families! Welcome to the second week of Kindergarten. If your child was tuckered out on Thursday- they are in the majority. Plenty of sleep will help us tackle all the great learning we have in store. Our theme this week is Sharing. Our primary read aloud will be Share, Big Bear, Share– a delightful book that I discovered on the shelves of the local library. It is about a bear who misunderstands what others are saying, but by the end he learns to pay attention to others and...

September 9, 2018 Read more

First Day Snapshots

Here is a little glimpse of our Kinders at work on their first official day! We used play dough to do some math. The squish counting part was super fun! We read about Froggy’s first day of school and the funny dream he had. We also enjoyed our very first Creative Time with different building materials! What a great...

September 4, 2018 Read more

Week 1- Starting School

I like long weekends as much as the next girl, but I am silly excited to get our school year together started. The beginning of Kindergarten is largely about learning new routines and school expectations, as well as becoming familiar with our room, teacher, and classmates. This week, we will be reading about Froggy’s First Day of School. Students will be learning about how to “read the pictures” of a book. This is a way for beginning readers to thoughtfully interact with a...

September 3, 2018 Read more

Million Words or Less

I am thrilled to have your child in my class this year! I am very excited to get started. I would love to have an open line of communication between home and school. After all, we now have something very special in common-your child!  You are your child’s first teacher and you know them better than anyone else. I would love to start the year out with a glimpse of who your child really is. What makes them so amazing? What do they struggle with? What are their hobbies or special interests? I...

August 29, 2018 Read more

Beginning of the Year Events

Here are some details about our beginning of the year events and a little bit about me. Back to School Night will be this Wednesday night, August 29th, 5:30-7:00. Please plan to attend this important evening. The information you receive will help our year run smoothly. This is a time for parents rather than children as there is a lot of information. You can even make a night out of it- plan a date for an early dinner or a late dinner afterwards. Please bring in any supplies for classroom use...

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