NEWS from the S.S. Noah

Mrs. Johnson's Kindergarten Weekly News

May 15, 2016

Sneak Peek of the Week Ahead...

WEEKLY THEME: Mommies With Pockets

G'day mate and welcome to Australia! This island continent is located in the lower Southern Hemisphere, the half of the world south of the equator, and has been nicknamed "the land down under."

This week is a continuation of the Mommies with Pockets theme. Our class spent a lot of time getting ready for our Mother's day Tea. We made books, very special flower pots with our finger prints, and worked our our program for our moms. We did not have a lot of time left over to really take an in-depth look at the fascinating animals with those special pockets who are some of the prime residents of Australia.


We are making a "travel bag" as a portfolio to display many of the things that we are learning about this great country. The children as now moving into both enjoying and learning from non-fiction literature. We are learning to "research" by reading non-fiction. We will have a special author visit ( thanks to video) with a great Australian author. Mem Fox has created some great stories for children that also reveal information not only about animals but some of the features and culture of Australia.


We had a great time counting our pockets and learning how to count using tallies. It did not take very long for the children to figure out that counting by tens is soooo much faster than either counting by ones or fives. This will be a week of taking a look at what each child has learned and mastered in math this year. I am pleased to say that we are exceding our standards in many of the math concepts. WOW!

Friendly Reminders


Important Dates

May 18

Plant Show

Be sure to send in your child's plant and plant journal.

May 25

Field Day (Rain Date 5/26) More information to follow. Volunteers are needed both to work at the various stations as well as a couple of parents would be very helpful to accompany our class. The time is 8:45-10:45

May 30

Memorial Day No school

June 1 End of Year Party ( a flyer will be coming home this week)

June 2 Celebration of Student Achievement 8:45-10:00 for k-2)

June 3

Last Day of School (Dismissal @ 11:45)


Dear Families,

Our days are really flying by quickly at this point. There is still so much to complete but I do want to advise you that Monday will be our last spelling test. I will also not send home the yellow home work packet. I do encourage to fill that time that you spent on homework to read, read, read. Great readers are made by reading!

I also want to encourage you to partner with us at school to help your child remember to keep making good choices. This time of year, all of the children are excited as summer approaches and school nears the end but those choices are very important and help all of us have a great and smooth ending.

Thank you to our class moms who were able to join us for the Mother's Day Tea. I hope you enjoyed our program and were able to visit with some of the other moms and children of our classroom. I hope to be able to get pictures to you, thanks to Mrs. Jones.