Mrs. Dina's Kindergarten
Week of March 16th - 20th
St. Patrick's Day
We celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, March 17th. We briefly discussed who St. Patrick was and the history and symbolism of this holiday. We had tons of fun with Lucky Charms cereal. We used the cereal to sort, estimate, and graph using the marshmallows. Our math skills really came into play! Finally, a leprechaun snuck into our classroom and made a mess. I'm sure you heard all about it. Our chairs were knocked over, decks rearranged, and the Lucky Charns cereal was scattered everywhere! The leprechaun did leave us some chocolate gold coins to enjoy!
Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
We read an oldie but a goodie by Dr. Seuss called Bartholomew and the Oobleck. The story is about a greedy King who wanted to make something different fall from the sky. He called his magicians to work their magic. He did not care what the consequences were dispite warnings from his faithful servant. The magicians made green slime fall from the sky. The entire kingdom was covered in Oobkeck. The only way for the oobleck to disappear was for the King to apologize to the people. The King finally realized his mistake and apologized to the people of the kingdom, and he never wished for anything different again. It was a great lesson for your kindergarteners. We learned how important it is to say sorry when we have made a mistake, and the grass is not always greener. We then made our very own oobleck! This was so much fun! Making oobleck was a bit messy, but totally worth the mess! I sent home the recipe for oobleck if you ever feel like making some.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
We enjoyed our final Dr. Seuss book called One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish. Following the book, we had some fun with our own fish. We used goldfish to review many of our math concepts. We estimated, counted, sorted, graphed, created patterns, added, and subtracted by eating our goldfish.
Quarters and States
I'm sure your children have been coming home looking for quarters. We have been counting coins and analyzing coins. When your children realized that every quarter has a different state on the back, it became our mission to find all 50 quarters for each state. We then located each state on our map and discussed the symbolism represented on the quarter for each state. It has been an awesome on-going lesson. Your children have learned so much about our 50 states. I am thrilled to say that we have located all 50 states and added them to our map. We are now learning a song about all 50 states. I'm sure you've heard your children singing at home.
The 3rd/4th grade class was performing a Reader's Theater and we were invited to be in the audience. The 3rd/4th grade performed a great story called The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Each student had a part which was read with so much expression and enthusiasm. Your children loved being a part of the audience. Following the story, we had a question and answer session. Your children were so engaged that they were able to answer every question. Your children were also so well behaved, so hopefully we will be invited to another one soon! Congratulations to our 3rd/4th graders and Mrs. Aleka on a job well done!
Your children had the unique opportunity to make Prosforo on Friday. Mrs. Lena Angelos and a few other ladies from the Philoptohos donated all of the supplies and their time to offer this memorable experience for your children. Please be sure to thank Mrs. Lena when you see her around the community.
Congratulations to our Star Student!
Show and Tell
Sunday, March 22nd
- Happy Birthday to Anastasi!
Monday, March 23rd
- Happy Birthday to Father Andrew!
- Happy Birthday to Eleftheria!
- Scholastic Book Fair Begins after school
Tuesday, March 24th
- Scholastic Book Fair (before and after school)
Wednesday, March 25th
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Church Day
Thursday, March 26th - Greek Independence Day Information
- Scholastic Book Fair
- Early Dismissal at 12:00pm
- Please do not send a lunch to school, only a snack and water bottle
- Greek Independence Day Program at 6:00pm
- Students should be at school by 5:30pn
- All students are to meet in our classroom before the program
- Students should wear their uniforms, blue and white clothing, or traditional Greek costumes
- Dismissal following the program will take place from our seats
- Be sure to come and sign out your child following the program
- All students will remain with me until they have been signed out
Friday, March 27th
- No School - Institute Day
Sunday, March 29th - Greek Independence Day Parade
- Greek Independence Day Parade at 2:30pm in Greektown
- Students are to wear their proper uniforms or traditional Greek costumes
- Please join us as we March with pride to support our heritage and our school
Monday, March 30th
- No School - Spring Break Begins
Monday, April 6th
- Classes Resume