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  • General

    Welcome to Jane Schooley's Class Page

    Welcome to my web page. I am very excited to welcome you and your student to our classroom community. This will be a resource for you to use to see what is happening in our classroom. I will also send home a monthly calendar to keep you informed of upcoming events and activities.

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    KEEPING IN TOUCH with you:

    Each month a newsletter will be sent home via the electronic mail list service. It will provide you with information on what's happening at our school, and keep you posted on events in the weeks to come. If you haven't already done so, be sure to subscribe to my list-server by clicking the Backpack Online sign-up link below.

    "Backpack Online" which is Cedar Park's electronic mail list-service. By subscribing to Pathways, you will receive weekly mailings with timely news and information about our entire school. Click here to go to the Backpack Online Sign-up Page.

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    GETTING IN TOUCH with Jane Schooley:

    You can contact me in any of the following ways:

    Electronic Mail -
    Front Office - call the school's main office (952-431-8360) and the front office staff will take a message for me. I will return your call as soon as I'm available.
    Voice Mail - 651-683-6969, extension 93693

    • Topic 5

      October News!

      October continues to be a busy
      and exciting time in my kindergarten room! We have settled into classroom routines and rules, become familiar and comfortable in our classroom and school, and have made many new friends!

      We are diving into all areas of Literacy! We are working hard in Writer's Workshop this month. Your child is now writing, or beginning to write his/her own story. Every child will be working at their own level of development! We are drawing our pictures, stretching out words, writing, and sharing our stories with a partner. We are continuing to develop our reading skills during Reader's Workshop. We are learning and practicing good reading habits every day. We are working on our "little books", which support our handwriting curriculum. We are working on letters that are formed in similar ways (o,c,a,g,q,). We practice writing these letters on the SMARTBOARD and then read write the book that corresponds to the letter. I encourage you to have your child practice reading these books regularly at home! In Phonics, we are working on Rhyming words, recognizing syllables, and initial consonant sounds.

      Math continues to consist of exploration, sorting, counting, and number recognition. We are counting on the calendar and how many days we have been in school every day. We practice counting forward and backward. We have Math Work Places most days where students work in small groups at different ability levels.

      In science we will continue to emphasize the 5 Senses as we move forward in our study of trees. We will learn the parts of a tree, observe changes in the trees as autumn progresses, collect, sort and observe leaves and other signs of Fall.

      We will also learn about fire safety this month. We will have a special visit from the Apple Valley Firefighters! We will learn about smoke detectors, "stop, drop, and roll", and other important safety rules!

      The last week of October we will have some fun with pumpkins, spiders, and bats, integrating them within the content areas of reading, writing, math and science. Our Harvest Party will be on Wednesday, October 31st. This is always a fun time for the students and a great way to end the month.
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