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News of the Week—June 1-3

This week we put a bit of fun into our last days of learning together.  

POPCORN AND MOVIE DAY:  On Tuesday, you should have heard the cheers that filled our classroom when the kinders found out that we would be having a popcorn and movie day. WOW! 🙂  We enjoyed tasting 3 different flavors of popcorn….plain, caramel and cheese after sorting the various flavors.   The class results showed plain is yummy but caramel and cheese were the favorites.  We also incorporated learning into playing a popcorn math related game such as; POPCORN MATCH UP.


KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS GAME DAY: Wednesday morning the kinders had SO much fun playing games…Olympic style.  Thank you so much for those who donated supplies and games for this morning fun!  Please see the previous posting for pictures.

BUBBLE DAY:  On Thursday, excitement was heard when the kinders found out that they were allowed to chew BUBBLE GUM in school!  Oh, my goodness! 🙂 I think that our neighboring friends could hear us. (gum is not allowed, so what a treat!!)  We chewed & chewed & chewed before some actual bubbles were made by some kinders. We talked about how you can blow a bubble before we tried. We made these cutie pie kiddos and created a graph that shows if we like or do not like to blow bubbles. We even watched a video of how bubble gum is made in the factory.  Of course we had to relate it to math….it is school!!! The kinders popped up when they heard that math time was going to be playing a math addition game using gum balls. Practicing adding numbers this way is fun!  Listening to a story or two filled out this fun day.

WRITING:  The kinders learned what a bucket list is and have been excited to create their own summer bucket lists.  They wrote a list about PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO, FOODS TO EAT and FRIENDS TO SEE Get ready to read what they have on their “bucket list” next week.  Some of the lists are quite long.  I think that you will stay busy this summer. 🙂

SUMMER LEARNING : The end of the school year can often bring LOTS of anxiety in children.  My goal  has been to help the kinders feel proud of their accomplishments this year and celebrate our time together.  So while we have been having enjoying some fun activities during our last days together, the focus is on how much we have grown.  This week we read a book that to explain how the kinders can keep their brains active and continue learning during the summer.   In your kinder’s folder this week, there was a Summer packet. This packet contains literacy, writing and math activities that your kinder can work on over the summer. Happy Learning!!

TIME WITH OUR 5th GRADE BUDDIES:  We spend some time on Wednesday afternoon with our buddies by enjoying a popsicle and playing on the playground together.  We wish them well as they move on to the middle school next year.


Kindergarten Olympics tomorrow

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2 our kinders will be having a morning of Olympic fun!  It looks like the weather is going to cooperate! Thank you all for the donations and supplies!!  We can’t wait to make this a fun memory for your kinder!! Here are a few things to remember for tomorrow:

  • Dress your kinder in clothes and shoes they can run and play in.  *Gym shoes at school can be used!
  • Be sure to send in a water bottle for your kinder.
  • Send in 1 snack for the a.m.  We will enjoy a donated Olympic-themed snack in the p.m. 
  • Check your kinders extra clothes bag…one of our events may be a little wet…shhhhh

Kindergarten Olympics

The kindergarten teachers are planning to have a “modified” Kindergarten Olympics (fun games) for your amazing kinders on Wednesday, June 2!  We are looking for some help with making this event “extra special” for your kinders.  If you are interested and would be willing to donate an item to our Kindergarten Olympics, please check out our Olympics Sign Up link:

 Kindergarten Olympics.



It was a picture perfect day for our annual Kindergarten Olympic games on Friday. Thank you to  Mr. Trier,  Mrs. Robbins, Mrs. Daley, Mr and Mrs. Kuiper, Mrs. Shaffer, Mrs. Morrow for spending the morning leading our kinders in playing their games.  It was great to see many other parents cheering on the kinders as well as staying for lunch.

Thank you so much for coming and supporting your kinder.

Enjoy the video that highlights the fun we had.


Olympics TOMORROW!!

Our Kindergarten Olympics will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 31.   Hooray!!

Here are a few reminders:

  • *Parent volunteers are asked to be on the Kindergarten playground at 8:45 a.m. for instructions.  Games should be finished around 12:00. Please stop at the office prior to this time for a name tag!
  • *Don’t forget to wear tennis shoes, shorts, and t-shirts.  We will be running and playing lots of games.  NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS PLEASE!!
  • *Please send a home lunch and drink with your kinder.  THERE WILL BE NO HOT LUNCH.  We will be eating a picnic lunch as a class. at 11:45am-12:00pm  Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join us for a picnic lunch on our playground.
  • *Please send a water bottle with your kinder’s name clearly marked on the outside.  It is going to be WARM and we will want to stay hydrated during our games.
  • *Apply sunscreen BEFORE coming to school.  
  • *Please send ONE backpack snack for the afternoon.  The kinder teachers are supplying pretzels for the morning snack.
  • *Volunteering parents please dress in comfy active clothes.  You will be walking around with the kinders helping them play the games.  If you want to take along a lunch so that you can join us…you are welcome.

We can’t wait to enjoy a fun-filled morning with all our kindergarten classrooms!!  Let the games begin!!