Kindergarten Newsletter


Classroom News!

Happy May Day! Mrs. Stifel and the children decorated a maypole with colorful ribbons during library and learned about the tradition of the maypole dance. We took the maypole outside, put on the flower crowns we made and danced around it holding the ribbons. Some of the other classes came to watch us and clapped as we moved to the rhythm of the music. We also made May day flower baskets to take home. Thank you to the parents who helped us with treats and materials for our party.

At the beginning of the week, we read a book called "Mrs. Wishy Washy," a story about a woman who tried to keep her muddy farm animals clean. Ms. Ruina transformed herself into the marvelous twin of Mrs. Wishy Washy much to the surprise and delight of the children! They also made little puppet characters from the story so that they could retell it to their friends and families.

In Math we continued to practice skip counting and adding and subtracting using dice.

Conversation Starters

* Can you remember one funny rhyme from the Corner Grocery Store song?

* What do you see on the leaves of our new Milkweed plants in the class?

* What is the name of the last book about Elmer and the dragon?

Fun Things To Do At Home

* Read the poem of the week.

* Practice counting forward and backward. Try starting at different numbers.

Poem of the Week

My Loose Tooth

I had a loose tooth,

A wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.

I had a loose tooth

A-hanging by a thread.

I pulled my loose tooth

My wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.

Put it underneath my pillow

And then I went to bed.

The fairy took my loose tooth

My wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.

And now I have a quarter

And a hole in my head.

Lillie D. Chaffin

Building Museum Field Trip

Kindergarten will be going to the Building Museum on Monday, May 18th. We will leave CHS at 9:30AM sharp and return by 12:30PM. We plan to eat lunch there so please send in a completely disposable bag lunch. Snack will be provided. We will be taking the Metro to and from the museum and will be attending a program called " My House, My Home." This trip is part of our study on City life and architecture.

Looking for a speaker

We are looking for a speaker to talk to our Kindergarten about growing up in a city.

If you are interested please contact us via email. Thank you.