Mr. Beach and Mrs. Henze
Our class is excited about starting a new school year at Knollwood. We have only been in school for a few days and we are already working hard and having fun. We are enjoying the technology that our school has to offer. We get to participate in interactive lessons on the Epson Projector and we get to use laptop computers to practice our reading, writing and mathematics skills. The technology makes learning fun because the lessons are multi sensory and makes them seem to come alive. We also use the projector for our Go Math Program from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In mathematics we have been exploring number patterns. The class has also been enjoying reading the stories from the Scott Foresman Reading Street Series. We currently are reading Boom Town. The story’s genre is historical fiction. We cannot wait to read what everyday life was like for children during the California Gold Rush. To help improve our language arts skills, our class is participating in the SuccessMaker Program. It offers interactive features and games that engage us, reinforces and rewards learning achievement. Writing is another area we have been working hard on. We just finished an assignment that our parents will get to see during Back to School Night. I cannot write about it because it is a surprise for all the moms and dads.
In Kindergarten Resource, students are exploring the world of literature and math. The children have been enjoying stories about people and animals. In math centers, students are further developing number concepts that were taught during the class lesson. The kindergarten children have smiling faces each day at dismissal. They are happy being the newest members of the Knollwood School community.
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready for a productive school year. This year, the students will use the laptops and iPads to enhance reading, writing and math skills. In the next few weeks, the students will use Microsoft Word and BrainPOP Jr. during language arts and math. The students are eager to learn about and use all of the technology available to them.
Once again, welcome back Knollwood parents and students. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!