Mrs. Tax's Kindergarten Class

Week of April 10, 2016

April Birthdays

Jonah Baisden- April 5

Field Trips in April and May

On Friday, we are headed to the Pisgah Fish Hatchery as part of our science unit on animals. In May, we are excited to be going to Diana Wortham Theater for a production based on the popular book Henry and Mudge. I am so excited for the children to see a play as a culmination to all their hard work learning to read this year! We have to turn in money for the play this week so please look for that permission slip to come home on Monday. The price for this trip is $7.00. If you would like to make a small donation for a fellow classmate that may have trouble covering the cost, we greatly appreciate it.

News and Events

  • Sunday, April 10, ACS Art Show at the YMI Cultural Center from 4:00-6:00
  • Saturday, April 16, Claxton Grounds Workday
  • Monday, April 18, Class Pictures and Individual Student Pictures
  • Monday, April 18, Last Day of After School Arts-Spring Session
  • Thursday, April 28, Family Voices/Community Outreach at the Grant Center 5:30-7:00
  • Fri., April 29, Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
  • Sat., April 30, Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm

  • Sun., May 1, Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 1:30 am

  • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6, Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, EOG Spirit Week
  • Thursday, May 19, Potluck of Learning & Community Drum Circle from 5:30-8:00
  • Friday, May 20, Spring Book Fair begins
  • Tuesday, June 7, K Graduation
  • Wednesday, June 8, 5th Graduation at 9:00
  • Thursday, June 9, Required Workday

What Are We Learning?

Daily 5

Students are working in small groups to learn new strategies to help them progress in reading. Our focus lessons are centered around several reading skills: reading nonsense words, being able to say all the sounds in a given word, and being able to retell a story and answer comprehension questions. This week, we will begin learning sight word phrases to help with fluency in reading.


We started Unit 4 this past week. Students are learning the 5 digraphs: wh, ch, th, sh, ck. Ask your child what a digraph is and hopefully they will say, "Two letters, stuck together to make one new sound".

Science, Social Studies and Writing

We have begun our study of animals. We are focusing on animals that we see in our yards, woods, ponds and streams. Last week we learned all about squirrels and this week we will focus on fish.


We will spend this quarter reviewing what we have learned this year in preparation for their math summative.