Mrs Winiarski's Classroom
Welcome to Mrs. Winiarski's
The Wonderful World of Class 1
Dear Class 1 families,
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! The children have settled quickly into classroom routines and expectations. Friendships are forming and learning is being demonstrated by the children in our class. Our year promises to be full of fun, learning, laughter, and lots of adventures!
A great feature of our JMCC-SA website is our photo gallery. Our Class 1 web page will showcase and celebrate some of our wonderful learning. Please take some time to view our photo gallery. Our class website will also feature our monthly newsletter.
A reminder to also check out our school PARENT PORTAL (click link) for news and updates!
Our Class also has a TWITTER page. Please come check out all the wonderful learning we ae doing each day!
Our Twitter handle is "Once Upon a Kindergarten Room: @FDK1_JMSA" or click here to see our profile.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you ever have any questions or concerns about school!
Here’s to a wonderful year ahead!
OUR CLASS 1 FOCUS
Our Class 1 Team has designed our early years program to promote and enhance your child’s growth and development. This year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe and challenging.
The structure of daily activities is carefully planned to encourage independence, self-confidence and group cooperation through large group, small group and one-on-one participation in a variety of hands-on, interactive experiences. The activities will incorporate instruction and skill reinforcement in literacy, mathematics, science, art, fine and gross motor skills, social/emotional skills and language development, both verbal and through assistive technology.
The focus of the curriculum is centered around theme units and related selections of literature. This is the core of our integrated learning and these units of study will be used to extend across, and connect all of our curriculum areas. Learning will be real and learning will make sense!
What We Are Learning In Class 1
Creating Learning Environments
Class 1 will be spending time working in centre activities that relate to curriculum expectations. During centers your child will have a chance to learn both independently and with staff support. This is play based learning that is structured around themes. Some centers are play and some are academic. The students will work on social skills and explore the world around them. This means getting along with others, sharing, and interacting in small groups. Centre time is when we observe social skills as a whole class and on an individual basis. At this time, we also work on skills with your child one-on-one. It's very busy, but much needed time.
Now that the beautiful spring weather has finally arrived, our class will be spending a lot of time learning outdoors in nature. We will be going on bird watching/listening adventures, taking walks to Malden Park to see, hear and smell all the spring changes, reading stories under the gazebo, and playing baseball to practice for the Challenger Baseball Game later this month!
This month we will continue with our fine motor practices, letter, name and number recognition, sorting, shapes and positional math!
In literacy, we will be continuing our unit on Fairy Tales and Rhymes. We will begin with more The Muffin Man activities, followed by the story, Alice in Wonderland.
In science, we will be learning about birds, bugs, mud, flowers and wind.
We also have a special Mother’s Day surprise planned for our AMAZING Class 1 moms!