Ms. McMillan's Newsletter
WEEK OF May 15th
We have continued our study of pond animals through skype lessons, books, writing activities and our field trip to the fish hatchery.
We would like to thank all the parents that were able to chaperone. What a fun day we had!
Our last field trip will be a walking field trip to Weaver Park. We will be talking about maps and will draw a map of how we will walk to Weaver Park. We plan to leave the school at 10:00 and return around 1:30.
Today we are going to view some of the 5th grade science projects so we look forward to seeing their hard work.
Please mark your calendar for kindergarten graduation. It will be in the gym on Thursday, June 8th at 9:00. We invite you all to come back to our room afterwards for light breakfast refreshments. if you would like to bring something please let Anne Callihan or Kris Dionne know.
We have begun the end of year assessments in both reading and math. We are so proud of the progress the children have made. Please continue to work on sight words, reading, sounds, math story problems, counting by 1's and 10' to 100 and counting on from a given number. Also work on teen numbers.
What we are learning about this week
Daily 5- we are working on letters, sounds, print concepts, sight words, rhyming words and comprehension questions, retelling stories beginning, middle and ending--( small guided reading groups) we continue to work on first sound fluency, and phoneme segmentation- also text features
Fundations- We will continue working on the correct way to form lower case letters and capital letters. We also continue tapping, reading CVC words, and diagraphs (wh, ch, sh, th, ck). We are also beginning sentence dictation.
Math- we are counting numbers to 100, counting by 10's- recording in our math journals, working with ten frames , counting bags, story problems and beginning addition and subtraction-
Science/Soc. Studies- pond animals
Developmental Centers- working together as a team and staying on task
Thurs. May 25th- Weaver Park walking field trip
Tuesday, June 6th- field day
Thurs. June 8th- kindergarten graduation (9-11)
Fri. June 9th- last day of school for students ( early dismissal 12:00)
May birthdays-- Illyanna, Phoebe, Ridge
The book fair begins May 18th. Please look at available times if you can volunteer to work a shift. Thank you!
Volunteer ShiftNameContact Info
Thursday May 18 1:30- 3:00 (set up)Blake Wallace828-215-1304
Thursday May 18 1:30-3:00 (set up)Molly Russell 333-2253I will have to leave at 2:55
Thursday May 18 1:30- 3:00 (set up)Kris Dionne704-929-1124
Thursday May 18 (open for Celebration of Learning event)NameContact Info
4:30-6:00pmMolly Russellmollyjrussell@mac.comI will be a few min. late
6:30-8:00pmJulie Porter- Shirley
Friday May 19NameContact Info
Monday May 22NameContact Info
9:00-11:00amJulie Porter-Shirley337-2493 firstname.lastname@example.org
1:00-3:00pmJoanna Bestjboydbest@gmail.com 712-1337
Tuesday May 23NameContact Info
Wednesday May 24NameContact Info