Look what your kinder did at school this week.
SCIENCE: Hooray! We have learned that not all plants grow at the same rate but thank goodness they all sprouted! We watered and journaled about the growth of our bean plant and you now have the responsibility of caring for that plant. Be sure to continue to write in the journal about what you do! 🙂 I hope that you can find a good spot in your yard for planting the bean plant.
We also spent some time this week learning facts about worms and connecting their importance to the soil we learned about earlier. Today we compared real worms to gummy worms by investigating each up close. Take a peek inside your kinder’s Wonderful Worms booklet to read our findings. Can you tell which worm is which? 🙂
MATH: The kinders compared objects using math terms such as longer than, shorter, heavier than, lighter than. We also reviewed showing tens and extra ones for teen and twenty numbers. The kinders will be taking their LAST math test…Unit #5 this coming Thursday. Please encourage your kinder to do their best. The test will cover addition & subtraction problems; comparing numbers using terms shorter, longer, heavier, lighter; showing tens & extra ones for teen numbers; and On Friday, we played FLOWER POWER working on writing and solving addition problems. A fun way to practice this math skill.
READER’S WORKSHOP: We are constantly celebrating being READERS! Reading everyone’s clothing today was a lot of fun. It soon became a challenge to see how many popcorn words were on each others’ clothing. Thank you for helping your kinder participate. The kinders became Jabber the Reteller as we retold the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk. I hope that you have heard the story! We had fun creating the beanstalks.
TAKE HOME BOOKS: Thank you so much for encouraging and supporting your kinder this year as they participated in our TAKE HOME book program. We have one more week of reading. Then we will begin to collect all of the books for summer inventory. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who came into school each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to listen to the kinders read. It would not have been possible without your assistance. I am so grateful for your help!
WRITER’S WORKSHOP: The kinders began learning how to write their last style of writing…..Opinion writing. Each day they give their opinion about a topic, write two reasons to support why they felt that way and write a closing sentence. WOW! WOW! The kinders are writing like first graders! They are including popcron words, spaces between words, sentence stoppers as well as giving awesome reasons. Have I said lately, how proud I am of them! 🙂
MYSTERY GUEST READER: James jumped up and gave his dad a big hug as he entered our room and was pretty excited to see that his mom and little sister came along too. His dad brought along another fun book that needed a flashlight to uncover hidden pictures.(James’ mom was a mystery reader earlier this year and introduced us to these cool flashlight books.) This one was called Wonders of the USA. The kinders were excited to recognize many of the symbols such as Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate Bridge, The Bald Eagle. We will be studying various American Symbols soon so what a surprise introduction. Thank you so much for stopping by this morning.
*POPCORN WORDS: HAVE ON OF It is amazing.! Before a kinder can move the letter magnets to spell our popcorn words, the class is shouting out the word. The kinders are beginning to SPELL the words in addition to identifying them. How amazing!
*BACKPACK SNACK: Please remember to send a daily healthy snack for your child, as we take a moment to refuel each day. Thank you.
*PLAYGROUND: Our playground is very wet and muddy and then it is dry and dirty. Please keep this in mind as you send your kinder to school. Rain boots or outside play shoes might be a good idea until the spring weather clears. Thank you for being considerate of helping to keep our inside floors and rugs clean.
*MONDAY, MAY 8: ART; reading TAKE HOME books
*TUESDAY, MAY 9: STEAM; reading TAKE HOME books and POPCORN words;
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 10: Field Trip to Hemlock Crossing Nature Center & TimberTown HOME LUNCH WITH DRINK INSIDE OF LABELED PAPER BAG IS NEEDED. We will not be ordering hot lunch. Please feel free to join us for our picnic lunch. We will be at the park around 12:00pm. Your kinder will need a home lunch and water bottle to enjoy during our picnic lunch. NO SANDALS, FLIP FLOPS OR CROCS. TENNIS SHOES NEED TO BE WORN!! We will be walking through woods and trails and playing on a big playground. Please dress your child according to the weather. We will be OUTSIDE for most of the day!; HOMEWORK DUE….literacy and math; Birthday celebration for Easton!
*THURSDAY, MAY 11: MUSIC; Last day for reading TAKE HOME books; EMAIL ME OR SEND A NOTE BY THURSDAY (5/11) IF YOUR KINDER WOULD LIKE A SACK LUNCH.
*FRIDAY, MAY 12: ART: FAST FRIDAY (Early Release Dismiss at 12:15pm)
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 17: Birthday celebration for Ronen
*FRIDAY, MAY 19: Kindergarten Olympic volunteer note due
*MONDAY, MAY 22: Birthday celebration for Mason (July 1 birthday)
*TUESDAY, MAY 23: Birthday celebration for Lauren (July 29 birthday)
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 24: Birthday celebration for Hudson (August 19 birthday)
*FRIDAY, MAY 26…..Red, White and Blue Day! Wear your Red, White and Blue to school!!
*MONDAY, MAY 29…Memorial Day, No School
*FRIDAY, JUNE 2: Kindergarten Olympics A note asking for parent volunteers came home. Volunteers will be notified shortly with details. This special day would not be possible without your help. Thank you so much. If you still would like to be part of this fun day, please let me know soon.
*FRIDAY, JUNE 9: Last Day of School. Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
~~~Have a great weekend. Mrs. Bohl