Mrs. Dina's Kindergarten

Week of November 10th - 14th

Food and Nutrition

This week, we wrapped up our unit on Food and Nutrition. Your children learned so much about the food groups. We analyzed our lunches daily to see how many groups we had. On Monday, we discussed the fruit group and we made a delicious fruit salad. On Tuesday, it was all about the dairy group and we had cheese sticks as our snack. On Thursday, we discussed the oil group. We added a little bit of butter to our bread which your children really enjoyed. Finally, on Friday, to end our unit on Food and Nutrition we made our very own pizzas. All food groups were included in our pizza except for the vegetable. Although, when making these mini pizzas at home, be sure to add a vegetable.

Mini Pizza Recipe


1 pack of English muffins

1 jar of pizza sauce

1 pack of shredded mozzarella cheese


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Slice English muffins in half

Add pizza sauce on muffin

Add as much cheese as you'd like

Place in oven until cheese begins to brown


Testing Week

Your children completed many tests this week. Most children are now done with the MAP tests. A few more will finish up this week. I will go over the test results with you at your parent/teacher conference. I am very proud of your children. The first round of testing is always the hardest. Your children were rewarded with special treats, extra recess, and lots of stickers.

Congratulations To Our Star Students!

Show and Tell

Looking Ahead


As of November 17th, we will focus on Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, Indians, the Mayflower, and what we are Thankful for. I love this mini unit especially since Thanksgiving is around the corner. Children will realize what they are thankful for and we will try to understand true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Show and Tell - November 21st





Church Day - November 21st

We have a church day on Friday, November 21st. Please be sure to return all Communion Forms and that children are dressed in their proper uniforms.

Field Trip - November 24th

On Monday, November 24th, we will be going on our first field trip to the Elmhurst Public Library. We will leave school around 9:00am and return by 12:00pm. Do Not Be Late For School! We will tour the library, have a snack, make a craft, and participate in story time. Please be sure to turn in your permission slips this week.

Parent/Teacher Conferences - November 26th

On Wednesday, November 26th, are parent/teacher conferences from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Please be sure to sign up for a conference. Conference sheets are available at drop off in the mornings and at pick up. If you cannot attend a conference, please contact me and we can make other arrangements.