Mrs. Koplin's 4K News

News for the week of May 16th

Zoo theme (Continued)

This week we will continue our "Zoo" Theme. We will be making zoo art projects and we will go on a "safari" in our classroom! On Friday we will conclude our zoo unit with a trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison. Please see below for more detailed reminders about the field trip on Friday. The Vilas Zoo website is tagged below as well for your reference.

Zoo Field Trip this Friday!

This Friday, May 20th rain or shine (hopefully shine) is our field trip to the Vilas Zoo! Please remember that there are no regular 4K classes this day. All 4K students will need to be dropped off at 8:35am at Door #8 (off of Liberty St. by the Kindergarten Playground) unless they have been signed up for the special bus route. Please call me if you have any other questions. Please send your child with a paper bag lunch on Friday. We will explore the zoo in small chaperone groups and then we will be having our lunch at Noon before heading back to school at 1:30. Your child will need to be picked up at 1:30pm (at the Kindergarten Playground) at the Elementary School unless they have been signed up for the special bus route.

Jolly Phonics

Throughout the school year we have learned the sounds and songs for each letter of the alphabet. The next two weeks we will be briefly introducing the three digraph sounds Sh, Ch, Th. I think it is good for students to get exposure to these sounds before Kindergarten. See the following video for the songs for these digraphs.
Sh, Ch, Th phonic sounds

Star of the Week A.M.

Super job as "Star of the Week" Adelyn! Thanks for showing us your your stuffed animal lion and your cool light up stuffed animal. It was fun having your mom and sister visit and hearing some of your favorite books. Awesome job Adelyn!

Star of the Week P.M.

Awesome job as "Star of the Week" Raina! Thanks for showing us your Frozen musical book and your Monster High dolls. It was a lot of fun having your family visit and talk about safety. Wonderful job Raina!

Important Dates and Reminders

* Summer School is recommended for all 4K students going into Kindergarten in the fall. Summer School registration starts Monday, May 16th. Please see Summer school handout if interested.

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 20th- Vilas Zoo Field trip

Friday, May 27th - Park Day (classes will walk to Savannah Park during our class time)

Monday, May 30th- No School Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st- 4K End of the Year Celebration A.M.Class- 8-9am P.M. Class 12:20-1:20pm

*Please note Tuesday, May 31st is the last day of school for 4K students*

If you would like to bring a treat during your child's End of the Year Celebration time it would be much appreciated please e-mail Mrs. Koplin with what you would like to bring. :)