Beach Buddies' Bulletin

May 9-13, 2016

Thank you very much for all the kind words and thoughts the past week as we said good-bye to my mother-in-law. We are up in Grand Rapids now and I will be back to school on Wednesday. I sincerely appreciate your flexibility with the change in plans. I really can't believe we are down to 9 days of school. How did this happen? I am looking forward to cherishing these last days together as the special class family we have become.

First Grade Visit

On Thursday, we visited a first grade classroom to get a sneak peek at what next year might be like. We read Nancy Carlson's book First Grade Here I Come and compared and contrasted our kindergarten classroom to the first grade classroom.

Last Care Center Visit

Got Books?

We know the end of the year is approaching. Now is a great time to make sure you have returned any books that might belong to our classroom. We'll continue our daily "On the Road Reader" book packs through next week. We will begin collecting those packets the following week to be sure we have them all by year's end.

Sunny Beach Buddy Book Borrowing

Hopefully you found the sheet in your folder about our summer reading program. Return your sheet soon to reserve your backpack full of "just right" books. We'll have 2 exchange nights over the summer. Even if you can't make both exchange nights, that's ok. It is an excellent opportunity to keep your FIRST GRADER ready for next year's challenges!

Beach Buddies Gathering

I can't thank you enough for making the change in date for our class Beach Buddy Gathering. You greatly helped my stress level! Remember:

Wednesday, May 18 - Kindergarten Concert at the High School. Kindergartners need to be in the high school gym by 6:15. Concert begins at 6:30.

Wednesday, May 25 - Beach Buddy Gathering in our classroom. Your whole family is invited to celebrate our year together. We will begin at 6:00 - you won't want to miss our slideshow, 3 words video, poetry reading, songs, and more!

Como Zoo

Friday is our trip to Como Zoo. Be at school by 8:00 ready for a fun day. The weather looks awesome!

Technology Tidbits

Beach Buddy Blog

Visit our blog this week for our Signs of Springs video.

Apps to Try

This app is perfect for our recent animal research!

Beach Buddy Links

Many of the websites we use at school can be found at

This will be available all summer for kids to use at home. Click on the READERS WORKSHOP link to find many ebooks online.

Upcoming Dates - LOTS ahead! Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, May 18- K concert (kids should be in high school gym by 6:15. Concert begins at 6:30)

Friday, May 20 - Como Zoo - wear your class shirt!

Monday, May 23- Fun and Fitness 12:00-12:45 AHS Track - wear your class shirt!

Wednesday, May 25 - Beach Buddy Gathering, 6:00 our classroom

Thursday, May 26 - Last Day of School...wear your class shirt!

Wishing you peace

and everything good,