Beach Buddies' Bulletin

January 11-15, 2016

Hello, K Families! Thanks to many of you who ventured out for Family Reading Night. It warms my heart to see you together in this special way. Your kinders were so excited to show you around. Thursday was also our trip to the Care Center to read. I was proud of each kindergartner as they confidently read to the residents.

Family Reading Night

Our walk to the Care Center

In other literacy learning this week we:

*read a "Readers' Theater" about baby animals. Ask your kindergartner what part he/she had in this play.

*learned a new NEW YEAR's poem

*made a WORD POWER chart that helped us remember the power of similar word endings. If we can spell like, we can also spell, hike, tike, and bike!

Toys at School

Please be sure your child is not bringing toys to school...animals, cars, etc. These cause distractions during our busy days of learning. Thank you!

100th Day Capes

To help celebrate the 100th day of school, we are making 100th day capes and we need your help for this family project. Next week, your child will be bringing home a plastic cape and specific directions. Each cape can be decorated with 100 items of your choice. The letter will give ideas, but you could also go to this Pinterest link below. We'll collect the capes by Thursday, February 4th. Let me know if you need help with this project or would rather have your child make his/her cape at school. Have fun!

Valentine Boxes

February is just around the corner. We are beginning to collect items for our Valentine boxes. Each kindergartner will need a large rectangle shaped Kleenex box. We are also collecting egg cartons. Thanks for your help!

Technology Tidbits

Beach Buddies' Blog

Check out our blog for our jungle drawings.


www.kindergartenbeachbuddies.blogspot.com

Pegboard

Next week we'll use this Pegboard app. It challenges us with symmetry and problem solving skills.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 18 - No School

Monday, January 25 - Guest Teacher...Mrs. Z at iPad training

Wednesday, February 3 - Awareness Wednesday - wear orange!

Thursday, February 4 - Superbowl Day (wear your favorite sporty clothes)

Friday, February 5 - 100th day of School

Remember, no school on Monday! Thanks for being such awesome families!


Wishing you peace and everything good,

Katie