Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Break-Expository Writing

"My Favorite Thing About the November Break!"...

Matthew writes "My favorite thing was playing with my friends." 

                                                                                        Alecia writes "My favorite thing was buying a tree." 

Christmas Party Information

12-02 Newsletter

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Working hard...

Language Arts Comprehension

The class read The Runaway Pumpkin this week. Students gave their suggestion for how we could change the end of the story and we completed a shared writing activity together. 

Magnetic and Non-magnetic!

Students discovered that an item must have iron or steel to be magnetic. They completed a Magnetic Tree Map to sort the items from our experiment and wrote about their findings. 
They were SUPER SCIENTISTS this week! 


11-04 Newsletter

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fire Safety

The New Braunfels Fire Department came out to educate the students about Fire Safety. The firefighters put on a very fun and informational puppet show about fire safety. 

Newsletter 10-28 and Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon Week Events:

Monday  (28th)–  “Socks off to Drugs”  - Wear your craziest socks!
Tuesday – (29th) “Dress for Success Against Drugs”  - Wear nice professional clothes. 
Wednesday (30th)– “Winner’s don’t do Drugs”  - Wear your favorite sports team shirt or jersey. 
Thursday – October 31st – “Give Drugs the Boot”  - Wear your favorite cowboy, winter or rain boots. 
Friday –(1st) "Take a Stand against Drugs – Wear your Red!” – Wear your MES red. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Students are working hard in small group to count, compose and de-compose numbers to 5 and numbers to 10. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

RAZ Kids Reading Practice

You can now access leveled readers to practice at home using the following link:

The login ID is: hwolff 

Click on your child's name to access books and activities! 

10-07 Newsletter

Saturday, September 7, 2013

5 Senses

Shaving Cream FUN!

Shaving cream provides students with a kinesthetic way to practice various skills and helps keep the tables clean and fresh! This is one of the kid's favorite things to do in my class! 

The "WOW" Wall

Our class bulletin board (The WOW Wall) will serve as a Gallery for EXCEPTIONAL Kindergarten work. We have had several class discussions about what quality work looks like and I have explained that quality work could end up going on the WOW Wall for a time period prior to them taking it home. Comal ISD prides itself on showcasing quality student work; therefore, the following guidelines will determine which completed assignments go on the WOW Wall:
~ Content Driven
~ Neatly Written
~ On Grade-Level

Here is a sneak peek at our WOW Wall!


It is imperative that children learn how to form their letters correctly at an early age. If students develop poor handwriting habitats, they are very hard to break. For this reason, I teach handwriting by emphasizing where to begin writing the letter and how many "strokes" it takes to write the letter. A "stroke" is made each time you lift your pencil. For example a capital A takes 3 "strokes". (Example below)

In addition, we identify whether a letter is a sky, grass or dirt letter. Sky letters touch the top line, grass letters are in between the dashed midline and bottom line and dirt letters go below the bottom line. 

The Circle Map


You will begin to see your children bring home "Thinking Map" activities. We are a Thinking Map trained campus and each teacher utilizes these 8 concept maps daily. The first map that we will introduce is the Circle Map. This map is used for defining, brainstorming and telling everything that you know about a particular topic. I will send more detailed information about Thinking Maps, but I wanted you to see some Circle Maps that we created this week in class.

Newsletter: September 9th-13th

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Week 1 was a HUGE success!

Week 1 of Kindergarten was WONDERFUL! Students began learning new routines, learning about the school and making new friends. We will begin a new dismissal system on Tuesday, September 3rd. Please be sure to read the flyer sent home on Friday, as well as check phone and e-mail messages over the weekend. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wolff.

Enjoy your 3 day weekend. See you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Missin' My Crazy Kinders!

We are only a few weeks into Summer, and I am already missing my Kinder Kiddos so much! It is truly amazing how much a young child grows and changes in a matter of 10 months! I am already looking forward to meeting my new crew in the Fall and seeing my old kiddos excel in 1st grade!