Mrs. Dina's Kindergarten

Week of April 26th - May 1st

22 Days

The countdown begins! I cannot believe that we only have 22 days left together in Kindergarten. These 22 days will go by so very quickly. I have been very blessed this year! I have an incredible group of students and parents. We have been working together all year to provide your children with the best possible education! I think back to September, and I am so proud of where your children are today! Kindergarten will be a time they will always remember! They will remember and cherish the time we have spent together. They will cherish the friendships that they have made, and will have fond memories of all our hands-on learning! Thank you for being such a big part of our team! Thank you for your support throughout this year! I turly believe that You have provided your children with a wonderful opportunity by sending them to PCA! I get a bit emotional this time of year. I truly get attached to your children and care for them deeply. It's hard to say goodbye but I know they are more than ready to fly.

All About Weather

This week, we have been learning all about storms. We learned about thunder storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. We discussed how these storms form and all the ways we can stay safe durning a storm. We mapped out the most common areas for thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. We even made our own mini tornado using bottles.

A Peek at the Week

Reading/Writing

Non-Fiction Text

  • Tornadoes by Jean Hopping
  • Super Storms by Seymour Simon


Fiction Text

  • Godilicious by Victoria Kann
  • Aqualicious by Victoria Kann



Skills

  • Comparing Text
  • Story Elements (character, setting, problem, solution)
  • Comprehension
  • Predicting



Writing

  • Over the weekend
  • When it rains...
  • Science Fair



Phonics

  • Blends (l and r)
  • Long vowels (make, made, dime)



Tricky Words

  • Make
  • Made
  • From

Math

  • Estimating (jelly beans)
  • Graphing (jelly beans)
  • Sorting (jelly beans)
  • Adding
  • Subtracting
  • Tens and ones
  • Counting coins

Science

Weather

  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes

Congratulations to our Star Students!

Show and Tell

Science Fair

Congratulations to our Science Fair Participants!

We had 7 students participate in our Science Fair! They did a fantastic job presenting their projects to the judges. The judges were so impressed with their science projects that they awarded all students with either a first place or second place medal. I am so proud of them!

Happy Mother's Day

Just a few reasons why our moms are so special...

"My mom is special because she cooks for me." Katerina

"My mom is special because she is nice to me." Dimitri

"My mom is special because she plays with me." Eleftheria

"My mom is special because she protects me." Anastasios

"My mom is special because she keeps me company." Michael

"My mom is special because she cooks pancakes for me." George

"My mom is special because she loves me." Penni

"My mom is special because she helps me with my homework." Tatiana

"My mom is special because she paints eggs with me." Katia

"My mom is special because she helps me do projects." Peter

"My mom is special because she lets me use glitter." Diamanato

"My mom is special because she cares about me." Billy

Supplies Needed

Please let me know if you can donate any of the following supplies by Friday, May 8th

  1. 2 bags of potting soil
  2. 15 clear, plastic cups
  3. 4 bags of Hershey Kisses

Looking Ahead...

Tuesday, May 5th - Supplies Needed

All students should bring the following items to school by Tuesday, May 5th


  • A picture of mom
  • A packet of seeds (flowers)
  • Empty and clean soup can

Wednesday, May 6th - Field Trip

We are so excited about our field trip on Wednesday, May 6th to the Kohl Children's Museum!

Important things to remember...


  • We will be leaving school at exactly 9:00am (please do NOT be late)
  • Students are to wear their school uniform
  • Students should wear gym shoes
  • Please pack a disposable lunch and water bottle for your children
  • We will be eating lunch at the museum
  • Please be sure to also include a snack
  • All children will be wearing name tags
  • We will be taking a bus to and from the museum
  • We should arrive back at school by 1:30pm
  • If you have not done so, be sure to submit all permission slips and fees by tomorrow
  • Thank you to our chaperones...Koula Founier, Katerina Mesiacos, Angela Alexandrakis

Friday, May 8th

Show and Tell


  • Eleftheria
  • George
  • Katerina
  • Katia

Saturday, May 9th

Dinner Dance

I can't wait to see all my students at the Dinner Dance. The PPO always does an incredible job at the dance! I know you will have a great time! Please contact the PPO to make your reservations!

Save the Dates

Friday, May 29th @ 6:00pm

End of the Year Program

Kindergarten Graduation

Wednesday, June 3rd

Last Day of School

Sunday, June 14th

Graduate Sunday

Our Kindergarten Students will be honored, in church, following Liturgy.