Mrs. White's Kindergarten News

May 1, 2015

Happy Friday

It was a great week in Kindergarten. Sadly we had to say good-bye to Miss Lawson. We were able to send her on her way with a beautiful chair and a basket full of goodies for her future classroom. The kids did a great job of decorating the chair. I am sure it is something she will have for years to come!!! Thank you to all who helped donate!

Cool Creek Field Trip May 18th: Permission slips were sent home last week and need to be returned to school no later than May 8th. There is no cost for this trip, but they do accept donations to help fund their programs. If you would like to volunteer, we would love to have your help. Chaperones must have a current background check and complete the bully training.

Special Person's Day May 15th: This is a Kindergarten tradition and a great day! We have lots of Race themed activities planned. An invitation was sent home last week and needs to be returned to school by May 8th. We are hoping that all students can have a special person join us, but realize this is not always possible with busy schedules. Please let me know if your child will not have anyone joining them so that we can be sure to buddy them up with another friend in class.

Author's Night Tuesday, May 19th 6-7pm: Note this is a date change from last week's newsletter. We had to adjust the nights due to a scheduling conflict. An invitation was sent home today with all the information about this fun evening. Please return your RSVP to school. The class is working hard on our research projects and we can't wait to share them with all of you!

Important Dates

May 6th: Bike to School Day (see school newsletter for more information)

May 7th: Bike Safety Program

May 13th: Water Safety Program

May 15th: Special Person's Day 1:30-2:30

May 18th: Cool Creek Field Trip

May 19th: Author's Night 6-7pm

May 26th: Track and Field Day

May 27th: Last Day of School

Classroom Update

It is hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of school! We will be working hard to learn and review all the important material from Kindergarten!

Reading: We will continue with out theme of what we learn at school. Our comprehension skill for the week will be making connections to the books we read.

Letter of the Week: Ee (long e-e)

Phonics Skill: Middle and Final Sounds

Sight Words: who, your

Please use these next couple of weeks to be sure and review all the words that we have learned this year!

Writing: We are working hard on our animal research projects. Each student has chosen an animal and worked during our Computer Lab special to research facts and information that they would like to share. Next week we will be starting our rough drafts.

Science: We are waiting patiently for our Lady Bugs to emerge from their pupas so we can see what they will look like!