Mrs. Krahn, Ms. Miszewski & Mrs. Relich

Reading & Writing Workshop

In Reading Workshop, we have been working on the digraphs /ch/, /sh/ and /th/. We have also been working hard to finish learning the 40 kindergarten sight words. Most children can either read all of these words or are very close to knowing all of them. We are getting near the end of the school year. Is your child able to read all 40 words? The list of words is linked below for your reference.

In Writing Workshop, we are doing personal narrative writing. We are working on writing stories that have a solid beginning, middle and ending. We are trying to include many details in our stories, as well as remembering to use spaces, punctuation and correct capitalization. We've been very busy during writing time!

Language Workshop

In Language Workshop, we have just finished our Growth Unit. We spent time reading some fiction books and explored how the characters grew and changed throughout the story. We have learned that characters can change by getting older. They can also change by becoming smarter or more mature. It can also be the characters' feelings, thoughts or actions that change throughout a story

We have been practicing retelling fiction stories. We know that it is important for us to focus on the beginning, middle, and ending of stories. It is also important for us to consider the problem and the solution of the story.

Math Workshop

These past few weeks, we have been working in our Base 10 Unit. In Kindergarten, it is important that we understand how teen numbers are made. We know that teen numbers are made up of a ten, with some loose items left over. This is an introduction to place value. We have learned many ways to show our understanding of teen numbers, including representing the numbers with ten frames, math racks, tally marks, sticks of tens plus some loose ones, number bonds and equations.

Social Studies

We are currently in our economics unit for social studies. We learned that people earn money by working. We have discussed the difference between spending money and saving money. We thought of some needs that families must spend their money on (such as food, shelter and clothing). The students were then able to write and draw some items that they might want to buy with their savings. We will finish up this unit after Easter.

Math in a Bag

Yesterday was the last time that Math in a Bags will be sent home this year. Please be sure to have your child return his/her Math in a Bag by next Wednesday, April 24th.

Springtime reminders

With warmer weather approaching, we want to remind you that your child should not wear flip flops to school. Your child should also avoid wearing sandals with heels, including a wedge heel. In recent years, we have seen our share of broken bones due to accidents that have occurred during recess time and we’re trying to prevent this from happening. Children should be wearing sturdy footwear to school in which they can safely run, climb and play. While out shopping for summer footwear, you may want to consider sandals where the toes are fully covered and the sandal strap is secure.

Also, please be sure your child has appropriate footwear for the days he/she goes to the gym. Unless your child has an extra pair of gym shoes here at school, he/she should be wearing gym shoes to school each gym day.

Krahn - Monday & Thursday

Miszewski - Wednesday & Friday

Relich - Tuesday & Thursday

We're going to the zoo!

The date has been set for our zoo trip. We will be heading to the zoo on Tuesday,

May 21st. The permission slip with more information will be sent home in a couple of weeks. All students must ride the bus and pay the required field trip fees. Adult chaperones will be responsible for their own transportation and admission fees to the zoo. Important note: field trip chaperones may not bring younger children to the zoo with them. There will be a place on the permission slip for you to indicate your interest in joining us. In addition, before someone is accepted as a chaperone, there needs to be an approved background check on file with the district. If you have not submitted a background approval yet and you hope to attend the zoo trip, you must submit a background check as soon as possible. It can take up to two weeks for the process to be completed. Please be sure to take care of this right away if you are interested! You can find the secure volunteer link on the home page of the School District of Waukesha website.

Friday Hooray Winners!

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 18th - Early Release at 1:40 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19th - No School!
  • Wednesday, April 24th - all Math in a Bags are due back to school
  • Sunday, April 28th - Chicken BBQ! 11:00 - 5:00
  • Friday, May 10th - Grandparent's Day! 9:00 - 10:45
  • Tuesday, May 21st - Kindergarten field trip to the zoo
  • Monday, May 27th - No School! Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 10th - Last Day of School!

Have a wonderful Easter! - BethAnne, Kaitlyn, & Sarah