Category Archives: Kindergarten Tracy 2016-2017

Reading & Writing

Reading Workshop

  • We are learning that reading is a lot like watching movies. We visualize or act out the stories in our minds.  We learned that avid readers need to pay close attention to the story to better understand what the main character is thinking and feeling.  This enabled us to start improvising what characters might say.  We wrote our own speech and thought bubbles and placed them in our books.
  • Students were introduced to Reading Playdates, in an effort to get them to have more fun when engaging in discussions and activities involving their reading. During reading playdates, students get together in partnerships to play games like pretend school and acting out scenes from their books.

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Vision Screening for Grades K and 1


Screen Shot 2017-01-09 at 9.50.43 AM.pngDear Lower Lab Families – Grades    K-1

On February 2nd the Department of Health will come to the school to test the vision of the Kindergarteners and the First Graders.

It is important that your child be present.

If your child wears glasses, please make sure that he/she brings them on that day.

Sincerely –     Hugues Recamier, School Aide


K101 blog update :)

Hi K-101 Families!

Here are some of the things we have been up to so far…

Readers’ Workshop

The students will be bringing home 2 books (at their independent reading levels) every night.  We call these books “just right” books because students should be able to read theses stories independently (with little to no help.) Also, I have been asked about reading levels, please note that when teachers assess the students, we focus on two things: reading accuracy and comprehension.  Please see below for some reading skills to focus on or reinforce at home by reading with your child, as these will be taught throughout the year:

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