Kindergarten Newsletter

3/13/15

Classroom News!

"Oh! The places you'll go! There is fun to be done!' Dr. Seuss

We certainly had fun and silliness in Kindergarten this week. Our Morning Messages were funny and we have been greeting each other with rhyming our names in a silly way. At center time we created our own 3-dimernsional, colorful, wild "Whoville" paper sculptures.

We have started a chapter book called "My Father's Dragon" by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Each child has their own map of Wild Island which they follow as we read about the adventures of Elmer Elevator, the main character in the story.


We continued our "How Much Is A Foot" lesson that we started last week. This week we actually "constructed" our beds. Each bed was 3 feet wide and 6 feet long. Wait a minute! If all the beds are the same number of feet then why are they such different sizes? Lucky for us, PP is studying castles and they happily sent up a princess wearing a crown to try each bed. Some beds were too big, some were too small and one was just right!

Conversation Starters

* What was Dr. Seuss's actual name?

* In the story of "My Father's Dragon" who is trying to rescue the baby dragon and why?

* Why did Princess Ruby visit us from Pre-Primary?

Fun Things To Do At Home

* Read the poem of the week.

* Talk with your child about what they are going to wear for Wacky Wednesday.

Apps this week

We used the NeoReader on the ipad this week to watch and listen to Dr. Seuss stories.

Poem of the Week

March


A blue day

A blue jay

and a good beginning.


One crow

Melting snow

Spring's winning!


by Elizabeth Coatsworth

Expert of the Day

We had three experts this week! Rex brought his stuffed Longhorn from Texas and taught his friends a song called, "The Eyes of Texas." Theo shared his violin and showed his classmates how to use a bow to play the strings and performed Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Yara brought in a Spanish picture dictionary and taught her classmates some popular Spanish words.

Reminder

On Wednesday March 18th Kindergarten will be celebrating "Wacky Wednesday." In the past children have enjoyed wearing their clothes inside out or backwards and/or wearing miss matched shoes and socks. We all look forward to a fun and wacky day.


Please keep the following in mind:


- Your child can be creative but safe shoes and appropriate clothes are necessary for outside time and PE.


- It would be best not to send your child in tights, because one art activity involves the children using their bare feet.


Thank you!