Tomorrow your child will be taking the end of the year NWEA test tomorrow in reading.  Please be sure he/she gets a good night’s rest and eats a good breakfast.  The test takes about one hour to complete.

Have a great day!


April 28 Updates

Dear Families,

What we have been learning:

Science – living and non-living things.  We planted beans seeds and sunflower seeds.  We will be observing and recording what we see in a journal.  This activity will be over the next 4 weeks.  Next week we will begin our unit on animals.  This will tie in with our “Talking Zoo” project.

Literacy – we have worked on making predictions with books we are reading.  We have been writing sentences in our ABC journals using our spelling words.  We will be focusing on retelling stories by discussing the beginning, middle, and end.  I have begun assessing for the end of the year.  I will continue to do so starting next week.  Assessing will take most of May to complete  Please return your child’s book bags with their reading books on Monday. May 2.  I will send home new books for them to work on at home next week.  The new books will be due back on or before June 3.  No more books will be sent home after June 3.

Math- subtraction, measuring using non-standard units of measurement, ten frames up to 10, making 10, coin recognition, surveys.

Writing – informational writing

Social Studies – we will begin learning about public discourse/taking a stand on a classroom issue.

Thank you to the 4 moms who will be helping at our popcorn sale on May 20.


Animal information sheets are due tomorrow, along with any books, pictures, and information found on line about your child’s animal for the “Talking Zoo” project.  Each child will be creating a book about their animal.

April homework calendars and writing folders are due tomorrow.  May homework will be sent home next week.

Next Monday my class will be taking the end of the year NWEA Tests.  On Monday the children will be taking the reading test.  On Wednesday they will be taking the math test.  Please be sure your child is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast on those days.  Also be sure your child arrives on time on the testing dates.  We will be taking the tests first thing in the morning.  These tests are very important as our district uses the results to track student progress.  

July and August birthdays will be celebrated in May and first week of June.  I will assign a date on our classroom calendar for those children with July and August birthdays..

Mark your calendars:

Mother’s Day Celebration Friday, May 6 @ 2:30 in our classroom.

Late start is Wednesday, May 11.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m.

Last book order of the year is due on Friday, May 13.  Book orders will come home next Friday.

The “Talking  Zoo” posters are due on Friday, May 13.

“Talking Zoo” presentations will be Thursday, May 19 at 2:45 in the media center.

May 20 – Kindergarten popcorn sale

Detroit Zoo field trip will be Wednesday, June 8.  More info to come soon.

Have a great weekend!




Upcoming dates

Dear Families,

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Mother’s Day Celebration will be Friday, May 6 in our classroom.  The celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m.  The children are preparing a special presentation for Moms and then we will enjoy, iced tea, lemonade, and cake.  If you are not able to attend, you may send a grandma or aunt.  I do not want any child to not have someone in attendance.  They are all very excited about this special day.

Our tentative date for the zoo is Wednesday, June 8th.  We are waiting for confirmation from the bus company.  Once confirmed I will let you know for sure.

The “Talking Zoo” presentation for families will be Thursday, May 19th at 2:45 p.m.  If your child will need assistance with his/her costume plan on arriving at 2:20 to help.

The following items are due for the “Talking Zoo” project prior to the May 19th:

April 29/completed information sheet about the animal along with pictures and any information found on line.

May 13/completed animal posters(information about the posters will be sent home tomorrow).


April writing folders and homework calendars are due next Friday April 29.

Kindergarten popcorn sale is Friday, May 20.  We need at least 3 parent volunteers to pop, bag, and deliver popcorn.  I have one parent helper so far.  Please let me know if anyone else is willing and able to help out with this event.

Thank you for all the items for the “Yoda Sodas”!  Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the children and I.

Spelling test tomorrow!

Have a great Day!


Yoda Sodas

W are still in need of the following items for the Yoda Sodas:

2 – large containers of green Hawaiian Punch

2 – 2 liter bottles of Sprite or Sierra Mist

20- fun straws

The lime sherbert and cups are spoken for.

Thank you!

One more Date

Dear Families,

There was one more date I forgot to post on my blog.  On May 20, the kindergarten classes will be having a popcorn sale.  We will need at least 3 parent volunteers to help.  Please let me know if you are available to come pop and bag the popcorn for us.



What you need to know

Tomorrow our school is hosting a “Leadership Day” for community and school personnel to see the great things we have been doing at our school with implementing the “Leader in Me” program.  My class will be reciting the Whitmore Pledge and singing a song during the welcoming of our guests around 9:00-9:10ish.  The children have really synergized in putting this together the last 2 days.  What great leaders!  They are very excited for this opportunity.

Book orders for April are due Friday, April 15.

Spelling test will be Friday.  The words are: have, with, like, cot, rot, dot

Be sure to work with your child in researching their animal for our “Talking Zoo” project.  The information sheet and any printed resources and pictures are due, Friday, April 29.

Mark your Calendars:

Poster boards for the “Talking Zoo” will be due on , Friday, May 13.  I will be sending home information about this part of the project next Friday.

The “Talking Zoo” presentations for families will be on Thursday, May 19th at 2:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Tea Celebration will be Friday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m.

We are planning a field trip to the Detroit Zoo in June. More information will be coming next month.

We will be celebrating March’s best behavior next week Thursday.  The children decided they would like to enjoy a refreshing snack and extra recess.  We have many “Star Wars” fans.  We decided to make “Yoda Sodas” for our special snack. We need your help in supplying items for these sodas.  If anyone is able to donate the following items, the children and I would greatly appreciate it. We will need the following items by next Thursday, April 21:

20 clear plastic cups (12 oz)

20 fun straws (If anyone is creative in coming up with “Star Wars” themed straws, I know the kids would love it!)

2- 46.oz bottles of green Hawaiian Punch

2- 2 liter bottles of Sprite or Sierra Mist soda

2-  1 quart containers of lime sherbert


Thanks and have a great week!