Take a look at the fun we have had with some engineering projects and other fun learning!
Please practice each day to help your child feel confident for Friday’s spelling test! This week the word family is -ame. (came, same, name, lame, tame, flame)
PLEASE remember that all permission slips for both the Zoo and the Farm are due back to school not later than Friday!!! Please see me or the office staff if you need a new permission slip. The Zoo trip is on Wednesday!!! The Farm trip is on Friday!! Thursday of next week is a real life farmer’s market for our students! We are encouraging the students to dress like they are going to work as a farmer!
Please continue to bring in plastic bottle caps!!!
Please mark your calendars for a very special thank you to all of you wonderful parents!!! On June 6th (letter P day of our ABC countdown to the last day of school), the children and I would like to invite the moms and dads to our classroom at 11:00 for Pancakes for Parents!!!!
I wish you all a joyous day!!!! Take a look at the fun way we ended our week!!!
We will not have school until Wednesday of this week!!!! Enjoy the two days off with your loved ones!!! When we come back, I will begin end of the year assessments….. I cannot believe it is already that time of year! I have loved each moment!!!
We have been so busy learning, and having fun in kindergarten! Please take a look at what we have been doing and the announcements that follow! 🙂
This week, please remember we have a big Eid feast in our classroom! On Friday, at 2:00, if you would like to send in food for our feast, please contact me! So far we have two desserts, cheese bread, hummus, meat pies, and waters!!!!
Also, please know that Thursday, you will see the amazing Salina Wildcat students in the neighborhood, showing we care! We will be passing out “love notes” to the community we call home!
On Friday, we will be planting our own Salina Wishtree!!!!! We are so so so excited as a school family for this event!
On Wednesday, May 4, we will be starting our day at Lapeer Park at 8AM!!!!! We will ride our bikes or walk to school! PLEASE try to join us for this fun event, even if you do not have a bike! I will be walking! 🙂
This week we will have our next list of spelling words! We will be learning words from the word family….-ock. (Clock, sock, tock, block) We will also do opinion writing about our favorite food!!! We all have a favorite food that makes us say, “yum”!!!! We will continue observing and learning about sunflowers and butterflies! We will also, practice counting by 10s to 100 as we examine groups of ten! In addition to all of this learning…we will begin learning about maps and their functions!
I hope you all enjoyed this lovely weekend! I am looking forward to an incredible week! Please do not forget, we really need the summer school permission slips to come to school signed! It is going to be such a fun and enriching hands on 5 weeks of fun for your children! Also, please return the farm field trip permission slip no later than Tuesday morning! 🙂
We have been loving every minute of spring in Kindergarten! Take a look at some of the great things we have been doing!
This week we will be learning words from the -ap word family. (ex. map, cap, tap, trap) We will also be researching facts about butterflies as we observe our caterpillars getting bigger! We will continue our learning about plants and sunflowers. In addition, we will be performing a science investigation with real eggs! This week we will continue to learn more about teen numbers. We will show these numbers as a group of ten and some extra ones. (Please note, when these eggs come home, they cannot be eaten) 🙂 In addition, we will end our week with a fun math egg hunt!!!!
Please remember, there will be no school on Friday. There will also be a late start on Wednesday. School will start on Wednesday at 9:20. I have notified the families that I will be meeting with for parent teacher conferences on Wednesday this week as well. Conferences are by appointment only. They start at 3:30 and end at 6:30. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Also, the report cards will be sent home tomorrow. 🙂
Please remember to send in any plastic bottle caps you have. We are collecting these for a beautiful welcome sign for our wonderful school!
I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Spring Break! I am looking forward to all of the learning and fun we are going to have as we head into the last card marking of Kindergarten!
Take a look at what we did before break!
This week we will continue learning about sunflowers! We will practice informational writing about these amazing plants. We will also blend and make words for the -it family! (ex. sit, bit, mit, wit, spit) We will be tested on these words during our spelling test on Friday! In math, we identify groups of ten! This will begin our understanding that teen numbers are composed of a group of ten and some extra ones. In addition to these concepts, we will begin to discuss butterflies! We will be raising our own live butterflies in our classroom!
There will be a very important parent meeting for all Salina Families on Friday at 8:30! Please make plans to attend. This meeting will explain our Awesome Summer School program for ALL students! This program is for enrichment! We are encouraging ALL Salina students to attend the summer school program and join us for fun hands on learning activities! I am really hoping all of my students will attend and we can spend time together learning in fun and engaging ways this summer!!!
I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend. Happy first day of Spring!!! As with the new budding of leaves and flowers….I am so excited to see what this season holds for your beautiful children as they finish Kindergarten! We are looking forward to a fun week before Spring Break!
This week we will continue to practice blending sounds to make words as well as write and read our heart words! We will continue to learn why we celebrate people and events in Unit 7 of Benchmark. We will also continue to practice decomposing numbers up to 10 and writing matching math equations for these decompositions. Wow! Your children are so brilliant! We will talk about different types of weather and how to stay safe during dangerous weather. This week we will continue to practice narrative story writing!
Take a look at the fun we had last week with the leprechaun trickery!
We learned about Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Martin Luther King Jr. in our Benchmark text. We compared the three men and discussed their accomplishments. We looked closely at the penny, quarter, one dollar, and five dollar bills to see the faces of Presidents Washington and Lincoln.
On Friday, PLEASE send your child to school wearing as much red as they would like to wear! We are collecting $1 this day to raise money for charity!
Happy last week of winter! I am so very excited to begin another week of learning, laughter, and fun!
Take a look at the fun we have been having!
This week we will also be learning about rainbows. We will create rainbows as well. In addition to that, we will be learning about narrative writing. We will write our own fictional narrative stories to tell about a time when we found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We will tell what we did with the gold. We will also continue learning in unit 7 of Benchmark that focuses on; Why do we celebrate people and events?. In this unit we are reading informational texts about people that are celebrated for their accomplishments. We are learning to ask and and answer questions about the text as well as make personal connections to the text. We are also learning new vocabulary.
This week’s power letter is the letter Ll. We will practice finding words that begin with l and words that end with l. In math, we are working with word problems and using drawing and number bonds to solve the problems. We are also learning how to decompose numbers less than 10.
Please remember, Friday, March 18th is a half day! The first day of Spring is Sunday, March 20th!!!
Today our beautiful country celebrates Presidents’ Day! Here is a read aloud for you to share with your children. I wish you all a fun and relaxing rest of mid-winter break.
Your child brought home our One School One Book choice, “Wishtree”by Katherine Applegate. Please take the time to read the chapters to your children. I am also reading the chapters aloud to the children in class. We are so excited about this story. Bongo, the crow, is actually making special appearances around our school! 🙂
We have wishtrees that we will add animals to as we read along in our book. I will let you all know which chapters we read in class on Whatsapp. Please do not read past chapter 9 before we return to school. I really want to take the beautiful journey in reading together! So far, we have met the following characters; Red, the Oak tree. (the narrator of our story.) We met Bongo, the crow who has a stash of “special treasures” inside of one of Red’s hollows. We met Samar. She is a shy and lovely ten year old girl who is a newcomer with her family to the neighborhood.
This story is so special and sends a lovely message about friendship and acceptance. Please help your child keep this book in a special place and take great care of it. It is theirs to keep forever. 🙂 We will continue reading at chapter 9 on Wednesday!
Take a look at the illustrations of the characters we have met so far in the story…..
Thank you for all you do!!! I am so looking forward to seeing the children on Wednesday!
We really enjoyed all of the fun and laughter during our Valentine’s celebration! Thank you all so much for all of the treats and Valentines you sent to school with your children! They loved sharing these with their friends!
Take a look at the lovely time we had today!
We listened to the story “The Day it Rained Hearts” by Felicia Bond. Then we created a math project of raining hearts!
Please remember, tomorrow is a late start! School will start one hour later!
Wow!!! the 101st day of school has past!!! We had such an amazing 100th Day celebration!!!
Take a look at the pictures from today and last week!
I am so excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my students! I know they are too! Please encourage your child to wear red or pink tomorrow for our celebration of friendship!
The week’s homework and spelling words have been sent home!
The word family we will focus on for this week is the -et family! (ex. bet, met, set, vet, wet, jet)
We are continuing to work with number bonds and equations for addition. We are also continuing our work with learning about goods and services!
And…..we are starting a new unit in Benchmark! We will be learning that every story has a message! How exciting!
Your child brought home their workbook from Unit 5 on Friday! This is an awesome tool to use for review as well as for reading practice. Your child will love showing you their work and what they learned in unit 5!