Kindergarten Newsletter

5/6/16

Classroom News!

Happy May Day! We decorated our yellow spring crowns with tissue flowers and learned about the tradition of the maypole dance. We took our maypole outside, put on our crowns and danced around it holding the colorful ribbons. Some of the other classes came to watch us and clapped as we moved to the rhythm of the music. Thank you to the parents who helped us with treats and materials for our party.


On Monday we read the story of "The Big Orange Splot" by Daniel Pinkwater. It was about a man named Mr. Plumbean who created his dream house. After we read the story, the children were given the opportunity to design their own dream houses on paper and the results were both colorful and unique.


With dancing, stories and flan we celebrated Cinco De Mayo in style! Gracias to Mr. Luna for dancing with us and reading to us in Spanish.

Conversation Starters

* What was the dance called that you learned on Cinco de Mayo?

* Can you remember what shape you made your dream house?

Fun Things To Do At Home

* Read the poem of the week.

* Practice counting forward and backward. Try starting at different numbers.

Poem of the Week

Wake Up!

In the country

Everyone knows

It's morning when

The rooster crows.

But the city's

A different matter!

You're sure to hear

Garbage cans clatter.

Taxis toot.

Buses roar.

A paper slap

Against your door

Country or city,

Morning sounds say,

Wake up! Here comes

Another day!

By Eva Grant

Pizza Field Trip

Kindergarten will be going on a field trip to Two Amy's Pizza on Thursday, April 12th from 10:30 - 12:30. We will be riding a metro bus to and from the pizza restaurant. Please be sure to have your children wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking a short distance to and from the bus stop.