The Kindergarten Scoop

Mrs. Eckenrode's Classroom Newsletter

Ask Me About...

Here are just a few of the things you can ask your kindergartner about from this past week:

Congratulations to all of the participants in the Kutz Science Fair yesterday. Our class enjoyed visiting the fair, looking at all of the hard work that went into the experiments, and hearing from some of the scientists from our very own class. What display can your child tell you about?

The class got ready for our Spring Break Reading Challenge by buddy reading many familiar books. In your child's backpack, he/she has his/her reading envelope filled with these books. I have challenged the students to read as many of them as possible to a relative or friend over the long break. Please fill out the reading log and return it to school with the books next Wednesday. Happy Reading!

Spring has sprung! We read about signs of spring with one of them being bunnies. After reading The Five Little Bunnies, we talked about verbs and all of the actions the bunnies in the book did. The students wrote about their own bunnies by telling us their names and all of the actions their bunnies like to participate in. Can your kindergartner tell you the verbs he/she used to describe his/her bunny's actions?

We are becoming more and more "eggs"cellent with our sight words. We decorated enormous eggs with the many sight words we are practicing. Then we colored them in to showcase in the classroom.

The students continued to "show what they know" by taking an assessment on coins. I tested their knowledge of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. I will share the results with you during our conference time together.

In library today, Mrs. Robinson introduced the 796 - 919 (sports, poetry, etc.) nonfiction section. She read various poems from many popular poetry books and even shared a few knock-knock jokes. Does your child remember any?

Looking Ahead

Below is what we have coming up next week:

  • The kindergartners will only be in school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week due to conferences.
  • We will continue our study of the human body by looking at the respiratory and digestive systems.
  • We will practice counting by 2's up to 30 and backwards from 20.

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, March 22nd: Kutz Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A (I will be there with my boys cheering on Mrs. Kraenbring, Dr. Garvin, and a few other Kutz staff members in a milkshake drinking contest! Hope to see you there! The contest is at 5:30.)
  • March 23rd, 24th, and 29th: Spring Conferences (no school for kindergarten) Thank you for knocking on the door at your assigned time to help me keep to the 20 minutes of allotted time for conferences. I can get carried away talking about my awesome students!
  • Friday, March 25th and Monday, March 29th: No school

Community Helpers Wanted!

In April, the kindergarten classes will study a unit on community helpers. Each student will have an opportunity to showcase a community helper/career that interests him/her. Along with this presentation, we are asking for your help.

You will be receiving another e-mail from me this afternoon regarding volunteers who would like to share their careers with our kindergarten classes. We truly appreciate the time anyone can give to talk about what the career entails and how they help others in the community.

Pictures of the Week

Science Fair Participants

Buddy Reading