K-C Weekly News

May 29, 2015

What you really need to know.

  • NO SCHOOL on Thursday, June 4. It is our last morning for Kindergarten conferences.
  • Talent Show staging and run-throughs will begin next week. On Monday, please provide a CD of any music accompaniment you would like us to play during your child's performance. Remember that YOU are responsible for choreography and rehearsal of all talent acts at home. Create a 1-2 minute routine that your child can master and enjoy performing with confidence. Thank you!
  • Our ABC countdown continues. We are already up to the letter J. Please help prepare your child this week for:
  1. Monday - (J) Joke day.
  2. Friday - (M) Mismatched clothes day
  • Homework notebooks and Mrs. Cohen's Lending Library are done for the year! Thanks for your participation in these enrichment activities at home. If you have notebooks or little reading books at home, please return them next week.

Mark your calendar.

Saturday, 5/30 - June book orders due. Last chance to order for summer reading!

Thursday, 6/4 - NO AM Kindergarten (conferences)

Friday, 6/5 - July birthday kids celebrate! (Please send a t-shirt)

Friday, 6/12 - August birthday kids celebrate! (Please send a t-shirt)

Tuesday, 6/16 - Kindergarten Talent Show at 4:00 in the performance center

Monday, 6/22 - Portfolio Day and Slide Show 8:45-9:10 in the Kindergarten classroom

Wednesday, 6/24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, All School Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, 6/25 - They're all yours.

What we've been up to.

  • We have been practicing counting large quantities to make sure our 1:1 correspondence is solid and ready for first grade. We also practice counting backwards from 20 every day.
  • We enjoyed many Mo Willems books this week including Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. We even created our own endings for The Pigeon Wants a Puppy and learned how to draw the pigeon just like Mo.
  • Games we learned this week include the +1/-1 game, Sight word search, and Making numbers game.
  • We reviewed color words and a variety of sight words.
  • On hat day, we made a book about hats, and each completed a math project showing many ways to make ten caps for the peddler from Caps for Sale.
  • Sharing baby pictures and stories was a highlight. Needless to say, your children have always been ridiculously cute.

Thank you to our Mystery Reader

Jacob's mom, Deborah, read us a classic Dr. Seuss story, McElligot's Pool, which inspired a whole slew of tall tales about kindergartners who caught fish that were "this big". Honestly. They crack me up.

Links of the week.

Get ready for joke day!


Totally cool weekend activity:


Friends of Needham Library Book Sale this weekend. Great summer reading on sale cheap.

See you there!!


The things kids say. For real.

Mrs. Cohen: When I was a baby, there were no dvd's or iPads.

Students: (blank stares all around).

Mrs. Cohen: But, when I was your age I liked to read books and ride my bike.

Student 1: How could you read a book and ride a bike?