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News of the Week—March 15-19

POPCORN WORDS:     COULD    WOULD   SHOULD (as a bonus word)    The kinders practiced identifying these words in books, in messages and in writings.

MATH:  We practiced solving more addition and subtraction number sentences, drew teen numbers using a ten stick and some more, discovered 3-D shapes, and made a teen number book. We finished the week finding partners of 10 using a “pot of gold and gold coins”. They are getting so good at solving equations on their own.  I am so proud of them! 

WRITING: We wrote another persuasive paper this week. Our topic was cleaning up our table spots when asked. We gave reasons why this is a problem and then gave a solution to the problem. We finished the week by signing petitions that we will clean up right away.

On Wednesday talked about how lucky we are to know each other and be a family this year.  So…each kinder was given a friend’s name and they needed to think of one ‘nice dice’ compliment they could give them.  It was precious to hear the kinders read their message (in front of the class) to their friend and to see the smiles and excitement on the faces of the recipient. Some messages were: “I like you as a friend. You are nice. I like to play with you”. I am SO LUCKY to have such kind hearted kinders.  What an awesome way to spend my days!! 🙂

READING:  We became copycat poets! We listened to the poem Are You Sleeping? and then made up poems that sound like that one…they had the same tune. We had fun using magnifying glasses to look for popcorn words in our own poetry books! The kinders enjoyed writing them in their journals. 

LITERACY/PHONICS: We practiced reading and writing words that belonged to certain word families.  We also practiced reading sight words and unscrambling sight words, CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, listening for the medial sounds in words and listening for the beginning blended sounds in words.  This was a fun busy learning time!

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS: This month is not only March is Reading Month in Kindergarten.  It is also March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Today, our class was gifted a book about disabilities from the Fountain Family called Just Ask. One of the kinders at Georgetown, Nora, has a big brother, Joshua (a first grader here at Georgetown) who was born with Down Syndrome.  As we continue to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we thank the Fountain Family for helping us all become more aware and celebrate all of our differences. 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN…We had a fun St. Patrick’s Day!  While we were at steam, a leprechaun visited our room and left his footprints, some coins, and a pot of gold…gold cereal that is! Wow…we were surprised! Mrs. Bohl gave us a fun treat to take home too!

REMINDERS

  • Bring 2 snacks each day to school and a water bottle with a spill proof lid please.
  • Return take home books and library books on Wednesday
  • Boots, snow pants only when needed.  Watch the weather.  Coats as the days are still chilly.
  • Change of clothes check.  Be sure to check the extra clothes baggy in your kinder’s backpack that they are season and size appropriate.  With spring weather, recess can sometimes get messy.

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, March 22—ART

*Tuesday, March 23—STEAM

*Wednesday, March 24—MUSIC; TAKE HOME BOOKS & LIBRARY Don’t forget your books!   Homework packet due  

*Thursday, March 25—GYM

*Friday, March 26—ART March is Reading Month: Wear jeans! You can even add a belt or boots if you’d like!

*Thursday, April 1–Read and Feed:  Wear pj’s or comfy clothes for reading!

***Have a wonderful weekend!   Mrs. Bohl

News of the Week—March 8-12

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ATTEND YOUR KINDER’S CONFERENCE.  THEY ARE MAKING FABULOUS PROGRESS AND GROWTH.  I WAS SO HAPPY TO SHARE THEIR PROGRESS WITH YOU!  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS WE MOVE INTO THE SPRING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

POPCORN WORDS:     WHERE    THERE      WERE         Please, please keep practicing at home!  Some of these popcorn words are a bit more challenging to learn and remember.  You are unable to stretch them out but need to just remember them by looking at them.  However, we do like it when some words rhyme like ‘where’ and ‘there’. 🙂

MATH:  The kinders worked on drawing and writing number equations, decomposing teen numbers into tens and extra ones (refer to the number booklet sent home), writing numbers in order, doing dot to dot pictures, looking for number partners and solving addition and subtraction problems.  It was a busy week for math learning!

WRITING:  The kinders worked on another persuasive writing.  This week’s topic was about lining up quickly when the whistle blows at the end of recess.  We thought of 2 reasons why this is a problem and then wrote a solution to the problem.  The kinders enjoyed creating a poster to remind us to line up fast!

LITERACY/PHONICS:  We worked on the these skills….syllables, rhyming, word families, medial sounds (vowels), sight words and h brothers. Mabel put on her cowgirl hat and used her lasso to rope the word-part of a word while we added new beginning sounds.  For example: -op to create mop, top, pop.

READER’S WORKSHOP: The first few days of the week, the kinders learned that avid nonfiction readers compare information by noticing what is similar and what is different in two books on the same topic.  We did this by looking at books about dragonflies and honey bees.  For example, we found out that the legs on both insects have important jobs. The kinders learned that nonfiction readers can pretend and act out parts of the text, just like they did with fiction stories.  The last few days of the week, the kinders started to explore poetry.  We practiced reading a favorite poem The Isty Bitsy Spider and a new poem The Swing for meaning and feeling.

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Kool Kinder and the Surprise Bag: This week the SURPRISE BAG was filled with a shark, a talking bird, a monster truck, a bird and a mailbox.  What great clues this week!  

REMINDERS

  • Bring 2 snacks each day to school and a water bottle with a spill proof lid please.
  • Return take home books and library books on Wednesday
  • Boots, snow pants when needed.  Watch the weather.  Coats as the days are still chilly.
  • Saddle Up and Read…March is Reading Month  Each kinder that brings back their TAKE HOME books on Wednesdays will be entered in the school-wide March reading month giveaways.  Kinders will not be participating in keeping track of reading minutes on a weekly calendar.   Dress up Fridays…..Wear clothing with words on them
  • Turn your clock forward Saturday night….SPRING AHEAD!

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday, March 15—GYM

*Tuesday, March 16—ART

*Wednesday, March 17—STEAM; TAKE HOME BOOKS & LIBRARY Don’t forget your books!   Homework packet due  St. Patrick’s Day—Wear Green

*Thursday, March 18—MUSIC

*Friday, March 19—GYM; March is Reading Month: Wear clothing with words on them.

***Have a wonderful weekend!  Don’t forget to SPRING AHEAD by turning your clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday night.   Mrs. Bohl

March is Reading Month

SADDLE UP AND READ! is the school wide theme to celebrate March is Reading Month.  Each Friday will be various “dress up” days.  Please refer to our kinder March calendar that was sent home to see the themes listed.  

Each kinder that brings back their TAKE HOME books on Wednesdays will be entered in the school-wide March reading month giveaways.  Kinders will not be participating in keeping track of reading minutes on a weekly calendar.  

Please reach out to me if you have any questions.  Lasso a good book and have fun reading at home!

Learning at Home—March 27

   

READING KNOCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF!!  Find a fun pair of socks, put them on and snuggle down with a good book to celebrate MARCH IS READING MONTH at home.  Have a great weekend! 🙂

Today’s good morning message:

If you want to share a joke with me, send me a short video or you can go on Flipgrid by following Mrs. Reagan’s directions below.

Step 1: Go to flipgrid.com/georgetownrocks

Step 2: Sign in to the Grid

  • Join with your school email.  This is your student ID/Login + hpsstudents.net
  • Enter your password. If you forgot it, have you parent check their email.  I sent them all out last week.
  • If it asks for a code, the code is georgetownrocks

Recording a Video 

Once in a Grid click the green plus to record in three easy steps:

  1.  mceclip0.png  Tap to record – Tap the record button on the bottom to start. Add fun stickers, filters, text, and more. Tap the arrow on the bottom right to advance.
  2. mceclip1.png Review your video – Trim, rearrange, or add more. Tap the arrow in the bottom right to advance.
  3. mceclip2.png  Take a selfie – The selfie will be the cover image for your video. Tap the arrow in the bottom right to advance.
  4. mceclip3.png  Submit your video – Edit your name, add a title, or attach a link. Then submit!

Pictures of our friends:

Today’s read aloud is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

NEWS—March 9-13

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ATTEND YOUR KINDER’S CONFERENCE.  THEY ARE MAKING FABULOUS PROGRESS AND GROWTH.  I WAS SO HAPPY TO SHARE THEIR PROGRESS WITH YOU!  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AS WE MOVE INTO THE SPRING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

MATH:  The kinders worked on decomposing teen numbers into tens and extra ones (refer to the number booklet sent home), identified & sorted 3D shapes, wrote partners for 4-10 and identified numbers that were less. We even squeezed in taking our unit #4 test.  I will share the test results with you when we return to school. It was a busy week!  Have fun playing FIND THE POT OF GOLD! game that is inside your kinder’s folder.

MARCH IS READING MONTH:  We love Clifford books so we ate dog bones (Scooby snacks).  It was fun reading each other’s clothing…shirts, sweatshirts, socks and pant legs.

 

POPCORN WORDS:     WHERE    THERE      WERE           Please, please keep practicing at home!  Some of these popcorn words are a bit more challenging to learn and remember.  You are unable to stretch them out but need to just remember them by looking at them.  However, we do like it when some words rhyme like ‘where’ and ‘there’. 🙂

WRITING:  This week the kinders wrote their persuasive letter to Mrs. Rose, our lunch aide.  The lunch tables and floor have become very messy with spilled food.  The kinders did a great job thinking of why this is a problem…..It makes more work for Mrs. Rose to clean up and you could slip/fall on the food on the ground.  They created very colorful posters that showed “Throw trash away!” or “Keep lunch tables clean” .

SPLIT LIT:  The Split Lit tubs were filled with activities that focused on reading popcorn words, “R” blends (gr,dr,cr,fr), syllables, rhyming and “H” brothers (sh,ch,th,wh).  The kinders enjoy this time of the day.

READER’S WORKSHOP: The first few days of the week, the kinders learned that avid nonfiction readers compare information by noticing what is similar and what is different in two books on the same topic.  We did this by looking at books about dragonflies and honey bees.  For example, we found out that the legs on both insects have important jobs. The kinders learned that nonfiction readers can pretend and act out parts of the text, just like they did with fiction stories.  The last few days of the week, the kinders explored poetry.  We practiced reading a favorite poem The Isty Bitsy Spider and a new poem The Swing for meaning and feeling.

MYSTERY READER:  Nora literally jumped up into her grandma’s arms as she walked into the classroom.  Nora’s grandma lives 2 1/2 hours away so this was a surprise!  She read their favorite book The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs.  A fun, silly story about making stuffed pigs for pretend pets. 

If you were scheduled to be a mystery reader while we are closed, do not worry.  Rescheduling and flexible dates will be available.  

Your kinder had fun creating an early St. Patrick’s Day craft that you can use at home as decoration.  There are also some math and literacy St. Patrick themed worksheets inside your kinder’s backpacks/folders that you can complete next week.  

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:  We celebrated 3 birthdays…..ALL of the kinders were born on the same day.  Happy Birthday to RYLEIGH, ROWAN, LUCAS.  

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PERIODICALLY CHECK OUR CLASS BLOG DURING OUR TIME AWAY FROM SCHOOL.  I WILL BE POSTING VARIOUS LEARNING SUGGESTIONS/IDEAS FOR YOUR KINDER TO DO AT HOME.  I WILL MISS SEEING THEM EACH DAY BUT LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THEM IN A FEW WEEKS BECAUSE………

NEWS—-March 2-6

After seeing the snowflakes this morning, it is time to wish for spring weather.  Don’t you agree?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS: We celebrated his birthday on Monday by learning that Theodore Seuss Giesel was Dr. Seuss’s official name and he wrote books under two names….Dr. Seuss and Theo. LeSeig. We read so many of his stories like Green Eggs and Ham, The Tooth Book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, In a People’s House. We read a newspaper that was filled with fun facts different genre of books. We also had fun using Dr. Seuss themed props (courtesy of Mrs. Stutz) during fun photo shoots.

   

SPLIT LIT: We did Dr. Seuss themed activities this week.  We worked on reading popcorn words, matching rhyming words and reading & writing -am real and nonsense words.  TIC TAC TOE, GREEN EGGS IN A ROW was so fun playing at school that you can play it at home with your board games and green eggs and ham. 

MATH:  We started the week by doing two Dr. Seuss related math activities…..adding red and blue fish together (based on One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) and then writing the total AND identifying numbers 1-20 while placing that many objects on ten frames. Oh the fun we had! We completed dot to dot pictures, wrote teen numbers,

WRITING:  This week, we while writing persuasive letters to incoming kindergarteners we focused on spelling strategies.  Using these strategies gives us word power!  Some of the strategies we used were looking at our word wall, stretching out the word and writing the sounds we hear, looking for little words that may be hidden in larger words and not forgetting about the vowel. We wrote about the problem of kids playing too rough on the playground. We wrote a greeting, reasons why this is a problem, a solution to the problem.  We also read a mentor text Do Not Bring your Dragon to Recess. We ended our writing by signing a petition saying we will play safe on the playground. The kinders did AMAZING!  

READER’S WORKSHOP:  The kinders practiced reading non-fiction texts and talking like an expert about the books we read. They read books as groups and found things they thought were WOW about the books or moments when we want to ask questions, to learn more! We also learned nonfiction text often has fancy words that we may want to learn more about. The kinders also practiced having reading playdates by  sounding like teachers and playing school while reading non-fiction books!

 

MARCH IS READING MONTH:  We read The Sleepy Little Alphabet and listened to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom while eating alphabet pretzels.  The kinders really had fun reading with their flashlights. Sorry about the dark pictures…the lights needed to be off, you know!! 🙂  Thank you for supplying one for your kinder.

MYSTERY READER:  Skyler was excited to see her dad be the mystery reader Wednesday afternoon.  He read Dragons love Tacos because he likes to eat tacos. 

KOOL KINDERS ARE BOOK LOVERS: 

Reagan likes to read Berstain Bears In the Dark.

Emmie brought Tiny the California Easter Bunny.

Be on the lookout for THE SURPRISE BOX.  The kinders are excited to take this box home and fill it with an item and write 3 clues about that object.  The kinder gives the clues to their friends and they need to try to guess what is inside the box.  So far we have had a sleep mask and a koala bear.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS:  Don’t forget to change your clocks Saturday night…spring forward! 

UPCOMING DATES:

*MONDAY, MARCH 9––ART; reading TAKE HOME books  Parent Teacher Conferences 

*TUESDAY, MARCH 10–STEAM

*WEDNESDAY. MARCH 11––MUSIC; Book Fair Buying Day. Parent Teacher Conferences

*THURSDAY, MARCH 12–—GYM; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS;  

*FRIDAY, MARCH 13ART  READING FITS ME LIKE A T-SHIRT!  Wear clothing with words

*APRIL 2-—Kindergarten PJ Day!  Wear jamies (or comfy) clothes.

*APRIL 3-10––SPRING BREAK NO SCHOOL

~~Have a great weekend.  Mrs. Bohl

 

MARCH IS READING MONTH Donations

We LOVE to read….anywhere, anytime! 

We are celebrating that MARCH IS READING MONTH by enjoying special snacks relating to books.  If you would like to help us accomplish this by donating a food item, please click on the link below:

SIGN UP LINK

Please note the various dates that each item is requested to be at school.  If you have any questions, please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net .  Thank you for helping to make this month of reading so much fun for the kinders.  Refer to the special March calendar that was sent home for other activities planned too.

NEWS—Feb 24-28

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Welcome to March and the anticipation of spring.  We learned this week that the weather during March can be like a lion (wintery, cold) or a lamb (spring-like,warm breeze). The kinders made a lion or lamb based on how they think March will begin.  Check out our results….I think that there might be quite a few disappointed kinders if we don’t have spring like weather. 🙂

MATH: Number bonds were introduced to the kinders this week. This is just another way to see number partners.  The kinders did an amazing job working with this new skill. Tiny Tumblers who live on Math Mountains were practiced again. The Tiny Tumblers practice their tumbling all day long.  Some Math Mountains have a lot of Tiny Tumblers on one side of the mountain and not so many on the other side, but when you count all of the Tiny Tumblers they equal the Math Mountain number. These math mountains help the kinders learn and practice number partners. For example, on math mountain 6 there are 4 tiny tumblers living on one side and 2 tiny tumblers living on the other side.  (4+2=6)   We also practiced identifying 3D shapes and positional words such as under, above, behind, between, in front of, etc.

Friday math games focused on math skills like number partners, identifying teen numbers by showing the ten and extra ones in ten frames, identifying numbers 1-20 and solving addition problems.

POPCORN WORDS:  AND    GET  The popcorn words are becoming a bit harder to recognize so I can not stress it enough that practice at home is so crucial to your child’s growth.  We practice identifying our words many times and in many different ways throughout the day but your child needs to practice them at home too.  Thanks for taking on this important role. Your February flash cards are inside your kinder’s folder.

WRITING WORKSHOP:  We started to learn about PERSUASIVE WRITING.  First we thought of a problem like “not all kids are walking in the halls”.  Next we thought of how we could convince others why you need to walk in the halls.  Our reasons were “Kids can get hurt.  It is a school rule.” Then we figured out a solution such as “Kids need to walk looking forward.”  Finally we learned that we can tell others by making a sign or poster.  Celebrate with your kinder as they show you their writing & sign this weekend.  This was hard work but everyone persevered.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We finished up our learning of Me on the Map.  This week we learned that our town is called Hudsonville.  We used symbols to locate various buildings on a map. Each of the kinders were able to write their own street and house number inside of the booklets.  It was fun to hear that some of the kinders live on the same street. The kinders’ bedroom map was included inside of your kinder’s booklet if they brought it back.  We are SO lucky to live in the fabulous state of Michigan and this amazing town of Hudsonville.

READING: We started learning about reading playdates!  We learned that avid readers don’t only share books, they are always inventing fun things to do with books and friends.  We used the chart below to guide us with our reading play dates!  Students were able to pick if they wanted to play school, play games or play pretend! The students had fun working with their partners and taking part in the reading playdates!  We also learned that really good readers act out the story in their mind, every time they read.  We are learning that reading is a lot like going to the movies because of all the pretending we are doing!  

MYSTERY READER: Landon was happy to see his grandma come to school.  She read Pancakes! Pancakes! by Eric Carle because she likes to bake and make pancakes with Landon.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

KOOL KINDERS ARE BOOK LOVERS:

Ariya likes Frozen so A Sister Like Me is a favorite book.

Sutton enjoys reading Be my Valentine, Peter Rabbit.

Sabrina likes to follow the steps at Christmas for How to Catch Santa.

Landon likes bugs and There was an Old Lady who swallowed a Fly!

Major brought in a cool book filled with fun facts about Undercover Animals.

REMINDERS

*WINTER GEAR:  The cold weather is still here.  THANK YOU for sending your kinder with all that they need to stay warm outside.  Just a reminder, we will be outside for recess if the temperature is above O degrees.  Keep watching the weather forecast each day.  The playground is dirty, please continue to send your kinder with boots and snow pants! Thank you!

*BACKPACK SNACK: Please, please remember to send 2 quick, healthy snacks for your kinder, as we take a moment to refuel each day. Thank you.

*TAKE HOME books: Your kinder is doing an awesome job reading books.  You may have noticed that many of the kinders have moved up a level and there are different colored stickers on their books. Continue to assist and encourage them as needed.  Please help your kinder to remember to return their book baggie EACH Monday 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.  The kinders are doing a fabulous job…thanks to your work at home and the reading volunteers.

MONTHLY CALENDARS: Three March calendars are available for you to view.  Hot lunch calendarMarch calendarPlease take note of the REVISED copy that was sent home today.  It has the correct weekly popcorn words listed .  March is Reading calendar . Watch for a sign up for opportunities to donate special snacks for celebrating March is Reading month!

  UPCOMING DATES:

*MONDAY, MARCH 2––ART; reading TAKE HOME books; Dr. Seuss celebration–wear red, black & white

*TUESDAY, MARCH 3–STEAM

*WEDNESDAY. MARCH 4––MUSICLIBRARY  Please remember to return your kinder’s book.

*THURSDAY, MARCH 5–—GYM; reading TAKE HOME BOOKS;  EMAIL ME OR SEND A NOTE BY THURSDAY (3/5) IF YOUR KINDER WOULD LIKE A SACK LUNCH.

*FRIDAY, MARCH 6ART;  FAST FRIDAY Dismissal at 12:15pm  SHINE A LIGHT ON READING—Bring a Flashlight!

*MARCH 8: Daylight Savings…spring forward! 

*MARCH 9 & 11–—Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parent slips stating your specific date and time were sent home.  I am looking forward to sharing your kinder’s awesome progress with you.

*MARCH 9-12–SPRING BOOK FAIR:  We are scheduled to purchase books on Wednesday, March 11. If you would like to have your kinder purchase books, please send the money inside an envelope labeled with their name.  Parent volunteers will be available to help your kinder shop.  The Book Fair will be open during the conference evenings.

*APRIL 2-—Kindergarten PJ Day!  Wear jamies (or comfy) clothes.

*APRIL 3-10––SPRING BREAK:  NO SCHOOL

~~Have a great weekend.  Mrs. Bohl

NEWS OF THE WEEK—March 25-28

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Well, we made it!  It is officially SPRING BREAK!  The kinders have been anxiously counting down the days.  Take a peek at what happened this week in kindergarten.

POPCORN WORDS:  AS    HAS 

 

MATH:  We spent the first few days reviewing various math concepts such as solving addition & subtraction problems, drawing & writing partner equations for story problems, identifying 3D shapes, writing number partner equations, drawing tens & extra ones for teen numbers.  On Wednesday, the kinders worked inside their “office spaces” to take the Unit #4 test.  These tests will come home after spring break.  

WRITING:  We read a collection of non-fictional books about pigs and located many interesting facts to write on our chart paper.  We used this information to help us write our information writings All About Pigs.  The writings by the children have been SO impressive! They are beginning to use spaces between words, popcorn words and sentence stoppers with more regularity.  Hooray for them!

 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME—-THE THREE LITTLE PIGS:  We also read the classic story The Three LIttle Pigs as well as some books with a twist The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, The Three Horrid Pigs and the Big Friendly Wolf and The Three Little Pigs and the somewhat bad pig.  Of course we needed to practice our retelling skills by creating props (character puppets and the straw, stick and brick houses out of a milk carton!) so that your kinder can tell you the story at home. We sang this fun song (using my CD) frequently this week. I found it on YouTube so that you can enjoy it at home. Here is the link to The 3 Little Pigs Blues by Greg and Steve.They also practiced reading popcorn words by playing RUN, PIGGY, RUN. Look for this game inside your kinder’s folder.

READING:  We continued to learn what avid readers like to do.  Avid readers don’t only like to share books, they also like to do fun things with books and their friends.  The kinders were introduced to READING PLAYDATES.  Playdate activities include PLAYING SCHOOL (Reading aloud & Shared reading); PLAYING GAMES (Snap word hunt & Guess what’s next?); PLAYING PRETEND (Act it out! & Use gestures!)   It was fun to see the kinders explore books, deciding what they wanted to do on a Reading playdate.  I LOVED seeing all the different choices!  Many LOVED playing school and being a teacher or student to explore books.  It was also fun to see those who made games out of finding sight words in books.  Those who chose to act out books were so fun to watch!  Getting these kinders excited about reading has been so much fun!!  We have LOTS of Avid Readers in our classroom! A fabulous way to learn!

MARCH IS READING MONTH:  We read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons (again)! It’s one of our favorites! Then we enjoyed a yummy and cute snack that matched Pete’s shirt from the story! 

Mrs. Kuieck’s 2nd graders came and we enjoyed reading books together.  It has been so fun having other classes come into our room this month.

It was SO exciting to wear jamies to school on Thursday.  In the morning the kinders rotated among the kindergarten rooms to hear each teacher read one of their favorite stories.  Then they had a READ IN, where they were able to read books in each classroom for a few minutes.  An awesome way to end March is Reading Month…..by READING!!!  We did some reading (Llama, Llama, Red Pajamas) and storytelling (5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed) ourselves throughout the day.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: 

 Olivia turned 6 on Sunday, March 24.  

 Bronwyn turned 6 on Tuesday, March 26.  Thank you, girls, for the birthday treat bags!

REMINDERS

*TAKE HOME Books:  Your kinder will not have a book to take home over Spring Break.  They will be taking home a new book to read on Monday, April 8.  Reading books with parent volunteers will resume on Tuesday, April 9.  If you have free time, continue to practice popcorn words, addition & subtraction stories with written partner equations and write various kinds of stories…narrative, informational and pattern books.

*WINTER GEAR: Please keep in mind that even though the season is spring, some days will be wet and rainy.  Please continue to send a hat and mittens with your kinder as well as shoes to be worn just for outside. Thanks! :)

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

*MONTHLY CALENDAR:  The April calendar  can be found under CALENDARS at the top of our blog.  It lists birthdays, events, and more.  Please take time to read it.

UPCOMING DATES

*FRIDAY,MARCH 29- FRIDAY, APRIL 7….Spring Break…NO SCHOOL

*MONDAY, APRIL 8—STEAM; TAKE HOME BOOKS will arrive home again

*TUESDAY, APRIL 9—MUSIC;  reading TAKE HOME BOOKS; LIBRARY: We will have library so please return your kinder’s book

*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10–GYM

*THURSDAY, APRIL 11ART;  reading TAKE HOME books  EMAIL OR SEND A NOTE BY THURSDAY (4/11) IF YOUR KINDER WOULD LIKE A SACK LUNCH ON FRIDAY.

*FRIDAY, APRIL 12—-GYM; FAST FRIDAY (Early Release Dismissal at 12:15pm)

*FRIDAY, APRIL 19—-ROCK COLLECTION DUE (a note with details coming home after break)

~~~Enjoy your Spring Break!  Take this time to relax and enjoy your time together, whether you are staying home or traveling. I will greet my awesome kinders on Monday, April 8.  Mrs. Bohl

SCHOOL RESUMES ON MONDAY, APRIL 8!