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NEWS OF THE WEEK—May 20-24

POPCORN WORDS:  A week of review!

OUR AMERICAN SYMBOLS:  The symbols that were studied this week were:  The Bald Eagle, The Liberty Bell and the American Flag.  We learned that Bald Eagles have sharp talons, they build their nests high in trees near water and they eat fish.

The Liberty Bell cracked the first time it was rung, it is made from copper and tin and it hangs from a wooden yoke.

The American Flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes, it has many names like “Old Glory” and it is red, white and blue.

We talked about what it means to be patriotic and what we do to show patriotism. Examples were wear red, white and blue, hang a flag, say thank you to veterans, say the pledge.  At the start of each day, the kinders are learning to recite the Pledge of Allegiance by standing tall, still and straight.  They have learned what those very special words really mean and what sacrifices the men and women of our country made for our freedom. We THANK them so much!!! We practiced identifying ending sounds by sorting pictures, We made & read  books and made patriotic hats. It was fun to learn how to do a crossword puzzle and word search too. Be sure to have your kinders teach you some cool and interesting facts about ALL of the American symbols we have studied.

It was fun to see the kinders dressed in red, white and blue clothing, Thank you for participating!  The kinders were EXCITED (to say the least) to learn that I brought “dessert” for them to eat after lunch…..RED, WHITE  and BLUE POPSICLES!

MATH:  The kinders took their LAST unit #5 math test.  They did an AWESOME, FABULOUS, WONDERFUL job!  They worked hard showing what math skills they learned.  These tests arrived home this week.  I know that you are as proud of your kinder as I am!  We spent the other days “dipping our toes” into first grade math.  The kinders were very excited to use their own mini clocks to show the time by the hour.  

WRITING WORKSHOP:  Each day the kinders met with a group that had the same opinion on a topic, talked about the reasons for their opinion and then wrote about it.  These topics were saying why we like Georgetown school, what holiday we like best and which sport we enjoy playing. Our opinion writing ended by having the kinders  write their ON DEMAND piece about their favorite restaurant. This is when they do all of their writing independently, without teacher assistance. The kinders did an AMAZING JOB!  I am so very proud of them. I am in the process of grading them and will send home the writings home soon.

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER:  Can you believe it? Ten more days of kindergarten!  Oh my! 🙂 The countdown to summer has officially begun in our classroom.  Each day we will open an envelope to see what fun activity is scheduled.  Today the first activity was…..EXTRA RECESS!!

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:  We enjoyed giving the kinders who have “summer birthdays” (June, July, August) an early celebration.  Thank you for all of the birthday treats.

 Happy early Birthday Brooks!

 Happy early Birthday Aria!

 Happy early Birthday Breslyn!

 Happy early Birthday Elliot!

 Happy early Birthday Alesha!

MYSTERY  READER:  Brooks was so surprised and happy to see his dad step into the room.  He read another new story…one that Brooks’ grandpa gave him.  It was called  The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse. Thank you so much for coming in….again!

REMINDERS

*LIBRARY BOOKS:  Almost all of the kinders have returned their library books.  Please return your book this week.

*BACKPACK SNACK:  Please remember to send TWO daily healthy snacks for your kinder, as we take a moment to refuel each day.  Thank you.

*KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS:   A fun morning of games with all of the kindergarteners!  Kinders will need to wear TENNIS SHOES…NO FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS OR CROCS PLEASE!  They will also need a WATER BOTTLE, LABELED WITH THEIR NAME!  Don’t forget the SUNSCREEN…if we have sun :)!  Volunteers  should arrive at 8:45am for instructions. PARENTS & YOUNGER SIBLINGS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US FOR A PICNIC LUNCH ON THE PLAYGROUND IF IT FITS INTO YOUR SCHEDULE.  WE WILL BE EATING AROUND 12:00PM

UPCOMING DATES

*MONDAY, MAY 27:   MEMORIAL DAY, No School

*TUESDAY, MAY 28:  MUSIC; Birthday celebration for Colton and Jase;  Countdown to Summer Day 9

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 29:  GYM;  Countdown to Summer Day 8

*THURSDAY, MAY 30:  ART;  Countdown to Summer Day 7

*FRIDAY, May 31:  STEAM;  KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS  Countdown to Summer Day 6

*FRIDAY, JUNE 7:  Last Day of School.  Dismissal at 12:15p.m.

~~~Have a great long weekend. Enjoy the wonderful weather while you celebrate Memorial Day!  Mrs. Bohl

OUR WEEK—May 22-26

OUR AMERICAN SYMBOLS:  Check out the American Symbols  pocket folders that your kinder brought home today.  It contains all of their work. The symbols that were studied this week were The Bald Eagle, The Liberty Bell, The American Flag.  At the start of each day, the kinders recite the Pledge of Allegiance by standing tall, still and straight.  This week they learned what those very special words really mean and what sacrifices the men and women of our country made for our freedom. We THANK them so much!!!  On Friday, the kinders dressed in red, white and blue to celebrate the upcoming holiday…Memorial Day.  Eating red, white and blue popsicles was a “cool” way to end the day.  

      

READER’S WORKSHOP:  This week we have reviewed and worked on recall and comprehension using the Shape-Go Map.  This has also been a great tool to help us think about the lesson a story is trying to tell and teach us about within our fictional stories.  We have also practiced making connections between the text to self (how we can personally relate to the story we are reading). Please continue to practice these important reading skills this summer when you read together.  The kinders shined so “BRIGHT” as readers this year that they needed sunglasses to read today.  What a fun way to end our celebrating as readers this month of May.

       

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER:  Can you believe it? Ten more days of kindergarten!  Oh my! 🙂 The countdown to summer has officially begun in our classroom.  Each day we will open an envelope to see what fun activity is scheduled.  Today the first activity was…..

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Here are some pictures of our time outside.  A perfect day for an EXTRA RECESS!!!

         

 REMINDERS 

*LIBRARY BOOKS:  All of the kinders have returned their library books.  Hooray!  Thank you so much for your prompt response.

*BACKPACK SNACK:  Please remember to send a daily healthy snack for your child, as we take a moment to refuel each day.  Thank you.

UPCOMING DATES:

*MONDAY, MAY 29:   MEMORIAL DAY, No School

*TUESDAY, MAY 30:  MUSIC; Countdown to Summer Day 9

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 31:  ART; Countdown to Summer Day 8

*THURSDAY, JUNE 1:  STEAM; Countdown to Summer Day 7

*FRIDAY, JUNE 2: KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS.  A fun morning of games with all of the kindergarteners!  Kinders will need to wear TENNIS SHOES…NO FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS OR CROCS PLEASE!  They will also need a WATER BOTTLE, LABELED WITH THEIR NAME!  Don’t forget the SUNSCREEN! Volunteers can arrive at 8:45am for instructions. PARENTS & YOUNGER SIBLINGS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US FOR A PICNIC LUNCH ON THE PLAYGROUND IF IT FITS INTO YOUR SCHEDULE.  WE WILL BE EATING AROUND 12:00PM.   Countdown to Summer Day 6

*FRIDAY, JUNE 9:  Last Day of School.  Dismissal at 12:15p.m.

~~~Have a great long weekend. Enjoy the wonderful weather while you celebrate Memorial Day!  Mrs. Bohl

OUR WEEK—April 24-28

Can you believe it?  It is the end of April and we are moving into our last full month of school.  We began  learning about another new science unit,  we enjoyed learning by playing games, making a craft.  I am so proud of the kinders and their choices while I was away this past week.  Ms Smith told me that the kinders were awesome and she would love to return again if needed.  That is great news that every teacher wants to hear!  🙂

SCIENCE:  What is Alive? helped us begin our learning about living and non-living things.  The kinders learned that living things need *air, *water, *food, *soil (plants), *space (habitat)  and can *move, *grow.  We created a class tree map (are, have, need) for plants, working together to write answer on both the class poster and their own papers.  They made their own mini poster for ‘Parts of a Flower’, labeling each section, which came home today.  We are continuing to water and watch to see if our bean seeds will grow.  Many are starting to sprout!  Hooray! 🙂  

WRITER’S WORKSHOP:   I am so proud of the kinders and their writing. This month was all about reviewing the different genres of writing.  Their writing pieces will come home next week. I hope that you enjoyed learning some facts from reading their All About Plants books. Next week we will begin our last writing unit…Opinion Writing.  Wow! I know that the kinders will do a fabulous job and will enjoy this type of writing. 

MATH:  The kinders are doing well comparing numbers, identifying numbers that are Greater than and Less than other numbers.  They are also doing well showing teen numbers using tens and extra ones.  Thank you so much for encouraging your kinder to complete their homework each week.  This helps to solidifying their learning.  

 

FUN CENTERS:  Thank you so much to Gavin’s mom, Ronen’s mom and Gabriel’s dad for helping us learn while having fun.  We practiced using our predicting, comparing and counting skills by playing MAGIC BEANS, identified popcorn words by playing GOING BUGGY, and used our questioning skills by playing GUESS WHO.  Thank you so much for volunteering to be part of fun centers each month.  The kinders looked forward to this time and it would not have been possible without your support and help.  

   

END OF THE YEAR ASSESSMENTS:  Preparation for the end of the year assessments and records have begun.  I am excited to be the listener as I ask each kinder read books to me.  They are doing an AMAZING job!! They are making FABULOUS progress.  Supporting your kinder at home by practicing/reviewing popcorn words, reading books, completing math homework and more has helped your kinder be a successful learner.  Thank you so much.  

MYSTERY GUEST READERS:  August was so surprised to see his mom walk through the door. She chose to read Dachy’s Deaf.  because she works in an audiologist’s office. A fun story about a dinosaur who learns the importance of wearing his hearing aides.  A fabulous giant THANK YOU to her office for giving each kinder their own book. How very thoughtful of them.  Enjoy reading these books (they came home today).  

Avery jumped right up and ran across the room to welcome her Mimi (grandma).  Mimi lives in the Upper Peninsula and was visiting Avery and her family.  She read Franklin in the Dark, because Avery likes to read Franklin books.  Thank you so much for creating time in your schedule to come read to us!

 

REMINDERS

*POPCORN WORDS:     COME   SOME                                             April popcorn flash cards were sent home to add to your kinder’s collection. The work that you do at home helps your kinder be the best student they can be. Thank you!

*KOOL KINDER AND THE SPRING TIME JOURNAL:  We are enjoying being the Kool Kinder for the last time. Be on the lookout for your kinder to take home our class SPRING TIME journal.  Choose one activity that you enjoy doing as a family in the spring.  Your kinder will draw a detailed picture and write 2 sentences explaining your activity.  Have fun discussing and choosing your activity! 🙂

*MONTHLY CALENDAR:  May is FILLED with many birthday celebrations.  Be sure to look at the May June calendar for May and summer birthday celebration dates, along with other important information.  It has been posted under CALENDARS at the top of our blog.

*BACKPACK SNACK:  Please remember to send a daily healthy snack for your child, as we take a moment to refuel each day.  Thank you.

*TAKE HOME Books:  Please help your child to remember to return their book baggie EACH Monday, Tuesday and Thursday so that they are consistent with their read aloud practice and are able to check out a new book each time to build their reading experiences.  Don’t forget to sign the parent sheet and include comments or observations you feel may be helpful.  We only have two weeks left…keep reading!!!

UPCOMING DATES:

*MONDAY, MAY 1: MUSIC; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS 

*TUESDAY, MAY 2: ART; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS & POPCORN WORD LIST;  LIBRARY: Please return your kinder’s book.  

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 3: STEAM; HOMEWORK DUE….math and literacy 

*THURSDAY, MAY 4: GYM; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS

*FRIDAY, MAY 5:  MUSIC

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 10:  Field Trip to Hemlock Crossing Nature Center &  TimberTown   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!  Birthday celebration for Easton!

*FRIDAY, MAY 12:  FAST FRIDAY (Early Release  Dismiss at 12:15pm)

*WEDNESDAY, MAY 17:  Birthday celebration for Ronen

*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 RedWhite and Blue to school!!

*MONDAY, MAY 29…Memorial Day, No School

*FRIDAY, JUNE 2:  Kindergarten Olympics  Volunteer note due Friday, May 19

~~~Have a great weekend.   Stay dry and warm 🙂   Mrs. Bohl