Kindergarten Connection

Mrs. Weiser's Weekly Newsletter

April 4th - 8th

Three Cheers for the Leaders!!!

It has been so endearing to watch how excited your child was preparing to lead Shabbat this whole week! And...WOW!!!!!!!!!! I cannot get over how incredible and inspiring each and everyone was standing before our community leading Shabbat. Their confidence was beaming from the microphone.This day has been bittersweet with love and pride to see how much your children have grown but reminds me that they are ready to leave the nest.

Literacy

Once upon a time ...... there were three little pigs and a big bad wolf.... that's the story right? But is it? Is there another side? This week in literacy, we read Fractured Fairy tales that really left us asking many questions about who is right and wrong in the stories we know so well. We compared and contrasted many versions of fairy tales and had great classroom discussions about whose side we were on. We even got the opportunity to write our own version of the Three Little Pigs. We also read a version of Red Riding Hood where the little girl is really a ninja who defeats the wolf with the help of her very fiesty ninja grandma. Of course, we had to talk about what powers we would use to defeat the wolf if he happened to visit our grandmas!

Math

This week in Math we had so much fun learning about shapes. We started our week learning the differences between 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a shape hunt throughout the school and realized that shapes were all around us. We learned we can use terms like sides and vertices to describe and distinguish different shapes. We also enjoyed being chefs and making Shape Pizzas!

Writing Workshop

In Writer's Workshop we were so excited to continue our poetry unit by reading Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends! The children are really doing so beautifully writing their own poems. This week we wrote List Poems, I Can Poems and I Wish Poems.

Passover

We have been working really hard to prepare for our Passover Seder next week. The children have been learning all the rituals of a Seder with Morah Rivka and we have been working on making Seder Plates and pillows here in class. The children love learning all the Passover songs and we look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday at 1:30. Please feel free to bring grandparents too!

Fairytale Ball

Please remember that next Monday, the 11th, we will be concluding our Fairytale unit with a very special ball. If your child would like, he or she can bring a costume to change into before the party. :)

Thank You's!

-Thank you to Tracy Stillman, Vanessa Frank, Eleanor's grandmother and Micah's grandmother and great-grandmother for being our literacy center helpers!

-Thank you to Anna's family for being our Family of the Week!

Upcoming Dates

-April 11: Matzah Factory Comes to Davis

-April 11: Fairytale Ball

-April 13: Class Seder 1:30

-April 16: Kindergarten Zoo Havdallah