Weekly Newletter

April 14th-18th


Welcome back to another week in kindergarten! Hard to believe it's already the middle of April. I was looking at my calendar this weekend - only about 2 months of school left! Where has the year gone?!

This Week in 123

We are starting Unit 7 in reading this week, titled "Actions and Words". We will start a new concept book, Doing Your Part, and introduce some new vocabulary words: polite and share. We will review the strategies of classifying words and visualizing. We will work with "I" and "me" for grammar work, and learn a new high-frequency word, by. We will also start the inquiry process on Friday by asking some questions about this unit's theme.

In math, we continue with counting and looking at numbers on a number scroll, we will review the tens, and build numbers by using tens and ones.

Our themes for this week are pets and Easter. We will do a cool math project to go along with our Easter theme, and then make an Easter bunny decoration on Thursday.

*Important Information*

When you look in today's folder, you will find some book orders. These will be the last book orders for the year. I've included the usual monthly kindergarten ones, and also a summer one, so make sure you order enough to get you through the summer months! Book orders are due back on Tuesday, April 29th. I will submit the orders online at the end of that school day. If you wish to order online (there is also access to other levels/months online if you want to browse more than I've sent along in the folders), remember our online code is LKH2Z. If you need help with anything, please don't hesitate to ask!

We did an OUTSTANDING job practicing our lockdown drill last week. The students were so quiet that the police officer in our room did not even know we were there! We even heard him jiggle our door handle. Mrs. Kamrath said the whole school did an excellent job!

On Friday, we cleaned out our Unit 6 book boxes, and all the decodable readers were sent home (the little black and white printed booklets). These are great practice for your child to do at home...they are a great review of the high-frequency words, especially because these words are used in context.

REMINDER - this Friday, April 18th, the students are dismissed at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will not be served at school. Please let me know if your child's after-school plans are different than normal so we can plan accordingly.

Now that we are experiencing all sorts of weather, please be conscientious about what your child is wearing each day. I do not think snow pants (and possibly winter boots) are necessary any more, unless of course we end up getting any more snow this month (knock on wood!). Please use your best discretion with the clothing and gear your child is coming to school with. Rubber rain boots are great this time of the year with the rain and mud, but not necessary. Trust me, we have had numerous discussions already this spring (and will continue to have more as needed) regarding the puddles and "muddles" during recess time. We also have a policy that students need to have a light jacket or sleeves unless it is warmer than 55 degrees. Thanks for your help with this!

Wrap Up

As always, let me know if you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments.

Your friend,

Mrs. Meinel