News from Room 15

AM Class

May 9-19, 2016

Dear Families,

It's hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end in two weeks! I want to thank all of you for a wonderful year and wish you a safe and happy summer. Our last unit of the year will be about summer. Some activity highlights will be sorting beach items, painting fish, and writing our names on ice cream cones. We do have a few special activities coming up this week, so be sure to checkout the Duckling Dates and information below.

  • Discovery with Dads has a huge success! I hope all the "dads" that were able to join us had a great time.

Have a great week!

~ Ms. Jackie, Mrs. Joyce, and Mrs. Ingle

Theme and Books We Will Share


Summer by Sian Smith

Let It Shine by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Field Day by Melanie Davis Jones

At the Beach by Anne Rockwell

Summer Wonder by Bob Raczka

The Night Before Summer Vacation

Learning Objectives

We will know the sound for the letters of the alphabet. (literacy)

We will be able to write the numbers 2, 3, and 5. (literacy)

We will be able to repeat rhyming words. (literacy)

We will understand the concepts of print and writing. (literacy)

We will be able to write our names. (literacy)

We will understand that pictures match the words when writing. (literacy)

We will be able to put numbers in order. (math)

We will be able to match numbers to quantity. (math)

We will be able to tell how to be safe, kind, and responsible at school. (PBS)

We will know signs of summer and summer activities.

We will understand how to be safe in the sun and by the water.

Activities for Home

  • Practice counting items at home. Compare sets of items to see which has more. Make smaller groups from larger groups (ex. – make a group of 3 from a group of 5).

  • Make plans for a summer day.

  • Ask your students to “narrate” their drawings at home.

Duckling Dates

  • May 12 & 13th - Field Days
  • Friday, May 13th - End of the Year Party
  • May 16th, 17th , 18th - These will all be MWF attendance days.
  • May 18th & 19th - Game Day
  • Wednesday, May 18th - Last day for MWF am and pm classes
  • Thursday, May 19th - Last day for TTh am classes - NO pm classes

End of the Year Party

We will have a small party to celebrate the End of the Year on Friday, May 13th. We will have field day activities during the first part of the day and then our celebration in the classroom. We will watch a slideshow, have a special snack, sing our favorite songs, and honor our graduates going to kindergarten.

Field Day

We will be doing activities outside on our playground and the fields at the high school (weather permitting). Please make sure your student wears tennis shoes and please apply sunscreen before sending your student to school. Sunglasses and hats are optional.

Field Day is May 12th & 13th.

Game Day

Student are invited to bring a game or puzzle to share with classmates. We have been working all year on sharing and turn-taking. This will be a great way to celebrate those skills and the end of the year.

Game Day is May 18th & 19th.

Class Goal

Our class goal for fourth quarter is writing our names with or without a model.

Polly's Schedule

May 9-11: Brayden S.

May 13-15: Spencer P.

Contact Information

Hackmann Office: 636-851-6200