Mrs. Arbuckle's Kindernews

April 15, 2016

What's Happening in Room 172

Field Trip: Wednesday, May 11 - Indianapolis Children’s Museum

On Wednesday, May 11th, all Kindergarten classes will be visiting the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. At The Children’s Museum, we will enjoy exhibits such as: Fireworks of Glass, All Aboard, Dinosphere, The Power of Children, Playscape, Treasures of the Earth, Stories from Our Community, Fables Across Time, Take Me There: China, and Pirates and Princesses.

A copy of the permission slip is included in your child's VIP folder today and a link is included below. The trip cost is $20 per student. 15 chaperone spots are available on a first-come basis. Please remember chaperones MUST have a criminal history background check on file and that siblings are not allowed to attend.


In Reading this week, we worked on:

  • the -ee chunk, as in bee continuing our ”hunks and chunks”, recognizing the sounds, forming the letters correctly, and thinking of words that include ee
  • rereading for understanding
  • understanding cause and effect

In Writing, we continued writing about playing. We thought about a time we were happy playing, what we were playing, where we were, and who we were playing with. We worked hard to help our readers see a picture of us playing in their heads. As well as all the mechanics of writing, we tried to include adjectives in our writing to make it more interesting.

In Math, we have been working on:

  • understanding time and recognizing time to the hour
  • introducing function machines
  • recognizing and understanding the attributes of different kinds of 2D and 3D shapes.

We have also been learning about how we can be good citizen. This is a great introduction to Earth Day next week when we will be learning about how we can help keep our Earth clean and healthy.


Ongoing – Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017: please see Office Staff to register any incoming Kindergartners

Tuesday, April 19 - PTO Benefit Night @ Chicago Pizza & Yo Mama

Friday, April 22 – Southside Talent Show (evening show)


Wednesday, May 11 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Indianapolis Children's Museum

Saturday, May 14 - Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

Tuesday, May 24 - Kindergarten Play (afternoon)

Wednesday. May 25 - Report Cards Go Home/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Upcoming Field Trips - more information will follow nearer the time

Thursday, May 5 - Ag Day, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds


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