The Buzz in Room 615!
1. Writing - We hardly had any time for writing since most of the performances and other things were in the morning, but what little time we did have to write was spent on persuasive letters. They are really great so far!
2. Reading - More discussion on characters was our focus in reading, comparing and contrasting them among several books and stories as well as learning about whether they were static or dynamic characters. (Whether or not they'll remember those terms or not, I'm not sure. It was just an introduction.)
3. Math - Fact families got off to a good start this week, with most children already having a great understanding of the basic concept after working with number bonds the week before.
4. Science - We spent the week learning about living things that the class voted on, and then making posters about them to share what we learned. We voted on dolphins first and then cheetahs on Wednesday. After that, we spent our time watching videos, reading books, and writing down what we learned in bubble maps and on paper. Next week, we'll continue!
Free Art Day!
Tidbits from our Week
The Week Ahead
Reading - This will be our last week focusing on characters and all the ways we can connect to, learn from, and compare them among texts.
Math - This week (and for the rest of the year), we will keep pushing fact family and addition/subtraction fluency. Some students are still getting the fact family basics down, while others are ready to move on to bigger numbers in their families. No matter where they're at, we're all going to keep getting great practice with all of our basic math!
Science - We will be continuing to research and make posters about various living things.
Reminder: There will be no school on Monday the 30th. I hope you all have an awesome Memorial Day!
2. Library Books
Just a reminder that all library books were due Friday, so if you haven't returned them bring them back Monday or you may have to pay for them! Only a few students in our class still need to return them. I have told them if they still owe them.
Yearbooks are still available for $25. If you would like one, send money in with your child and they will be able to get one!
4. End of Year Party
Everyone should have receieved a form about the end of year party on Friday. Please return that by the 31st with the necessary amount of money. Also, I am in charge of finding a few volunteers for serving food that day, Friday the 3rd. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to come help! You will still be able to eat and play games with your child at our designated times. More information about our class activities will be coming home soon.
The End of Grade tests will be going on in 3rd-5th grade starting sometime next week. During these days, our students will have to remain super quiet all day long, so we will be in our classroom a lot. We will not have Encore on either of the days. Our lunch times will also be different, so if you're planning on coming in for lunch please let me know ahead of time so that I can get you the correct time. Thanks!
6. End of Year Survey
I have attached a google form for you to complete an End-of-Year survey to help me get a better glimpse into the feelings of all of you in regards to your child's Kindergarten experience. It is not required, but would be greatly appreciated. It is annonymous (unless you choose to identify yourself), so be as open and honest as you'd like! It will be available until after the last day of school. Thank you!