Mrs. Arbuckle's Kindernews

April 1, 2016

What's Happening in Room 172

Report Cards

Your child's Q3 report card is in their VIP folder today. The contents, as always, are yours to keep. Please return the envelope to school on Monday for a treat! If you have questions or concerns, please use the button below to schedule a Spring Conference for your student.

SPRING PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY!

SPRING PICTURES ARE MONDAY!

These are optional! Please send in the form with your child OR there's still time to place your spring portrait order online:

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com
  2. Create your own package with the sizes and quantities you want.
  3. Pay online and send completed flyer with your child on spring Picture Day to make sure your child is photographed.

Go to mylifetouch.com



IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE THE ORDER FORM OR PRINTOUT FROM YOUR ONLINE ORDER , THEIR PICTURE WILL NOT BE TAKEN.

CLASSROOM NOTES

In Reading this week, we worked on:

  • the -ow chunk, as in cow continuing our ”hunks and chunks”, recognizing the sounds, forming the letters correctly, and thinking of words that include ow
  • Beginning blends - bl, cl, sl, fl
  • cause and effect
  • putting story events in order


In Writing, we wrote about our favorite foods. We worked hard on remembering to include how it smells, tastes, and what it feels like on our tongues. We are working hard on remembering to put a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence, a period at the end, AND leaving a space between our words.


In Math, we have been working on:

  • breaking numbers into tens and ones
  • counting groups of ten and recognizing multiples of 10
  • addition and subtraction of small numbers


We have also been learning about what is in the sky during the day and at night. We watched a video to learn more about Earth's moon and learned that there are other planets with more than one moon. We have also been reading books about the sun and moon this week. We had some extra time outside this morning on a very pretty day and spotted the Moon in the sky!

IMPORTANT DATES

Ongoing – Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017: please see Office Staff to register any incoming Kindergartners


Monday, April 4 - Spring photos

Tuesday, April 19 - PTO Benefit Night @ Chicago Pizza & Yo Mama

Friday, April 22 – Southside Talent Show

Saturday, May 14 - Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

Wednesday. May 25 - Report Cards Go Home/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!



Spring conferences - April 5, 6, 7, 11,12. Please sign up using the VolunteerSpot link below. If you do not wish to have a conference, please email me to confirm this.


Upcoming Field Trips - more information will follow nearer the time

Thursday, May 5 - Ag Day, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

Wednesday, May 11 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Indianapolis Children's Museum

Spring Conferences - April 5,6,7,11,12.

If you would like a spring conference, please sign up using the VolunteerSpot link above. Please bear in mind that, per principal instructions, we will not discuss your child’s placement for next year.

BCSC Birthday Packages

Please remember that Southside's cafeteria staff offer a birthday package to help with in-school celebrations. This week, the children were fortunate to enjoy two celebrations - they enjoyed carrots and ranch dip on Thursday and cupcakes today.


If you would like information sent home, please let me know.

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