Mary Lynch Newsletter
Spelling Bee District Winner
Congratulations to Timothy Hawthorne, our school and district spelling bee winner. He will compete at the Nebraska State Spelling Bee on March 18, representing Kimball Public Schools.
Congratulations to these spellers as well for being the best in their grade.
4th Grade - Gianna Yannacci
5th Grade - Katie Hawthorne
6th Grade - Kyndal Reich
Upcoming Dates To Remember
Friday, March 17th - Student Dismissal at 12:50 p.m.
Friday, April 7th - Easter Break
Monday, April 10th - Easter Break
Tuesday, April 18th - Family Engagement Night -5:00-6:00 p.m.
Week of April 24th - NSCAS/NWEA testing
In the Classroom
We are finishing our building study next week and will begin our insect study! Students have learned who makes buildings, what buildings are made of, and how to make buildings sturdy, and we were even able to tour a construction site! Pictures below.
We will be doing parent-teacher conferences for ALL parents! More details to come soon!
We also had a great time decorating Valentine's Day Cookies. Pictures below.
Parent/ teacher conferences are coming up next week, so watch in your child's folder for the schedule. See you soon.
Vowels and consonants are the highlights in Kindergarten right now as we are practicing building words to read and write. We keep learning new high-frequency words, so be sure to keep practicing these at home. Shapes, shapes, and more shapes are where we are heading in math and we are learning about all things weather in reading! This is the last month for Book-It, so make sure you're reading and marking the calendar!
Kindergarten got to take a trip to the Dentist for Children's Dental Health Month. A big thank you to Kimball Family Dentistry for letting us visit the office and learn all about our teeth! Check out our pictures below:
We celebrated Read Across America Week and Dr. Seuss the first week of March! We loved reading Dr. Seuss books, playing "Red Fish, Blue Fish" blindfolded, eating a special snack, watching a movie, and making noise in the hallway for "Hop on Pop"!
Parent Breakfast @ Mary Lynch - March 10th
Parent Teacher Conferences (INVITE ONLY) - March 16th
Kindergarteners Having Fun at the Dentist Office
We are looking forward to continuing to focus on informational text throughout the month of March, while working on more difficult addition and subtraction problems.
We had an awesome Dr. Seuss week that was full of smiles and laughter. We would like to thank everyone who made this possible!
For Parent-Teacher Conferences we would like to remind parents that these are invite-only. You will be receiving a note if we would like to meet with you.
Enjoy our fun photos below!!
Math: We have been working on measuring objects using customary and metric units. We have also been working on solving length word problems. We have started working on gathering data and using it to make graphs and line plots.
Reading: We have been working on comparing and contrasting two texts. As well as reviewing over author's purpose and identifying morals to stories. We will be working on identifying the main idea of a selection.
Social Studies: We are learning about first American settlers and settlements.
In Science, we are starting to learn about the plants and animals in land and water habitats.
Make sure we work hard to the end. Keep reading and practicing math facts at home. Second Graders are working hard on their Rocket Math. We also had a great time with our Valentine's Day activities.
We would like to thank the high school students for coming to read to us for Read Across America Day. Thank you!
Please join us on March 10th for Parent Breakfast
Be on the lookout for conference invitations which will be held on March 16th. Conferences are invite only this time around.
With Ms. Dorrell fourth graders are writing a hero story, where the main character becomes a hero over the course of the story. Their main characters may be human or animal, and may even be alien!
Many 4th-grade students are in the thick of working with fractions. They are making connections, but experiencing them outside the classroom will really help to make them real and applicable. If the opportunity arises, please have your child help you in the kitchen with different measurements of ingredients. They could also help with various to-do projects by picking out appropriately sized tools, such as wrenches.
Conferences are coming up soon. They are by invitation, so not every student will bring home a meeting time for us. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss and did not receive a scheduled time please email us and we can set up a meeting.
Many 5th-grade students are in the thick of working with fractions. They are making connections, but experiencing them outside the classroom will really help to make them real and applicable. If the opportunity arises, please have your child help you in the kitchen with different measurements of ingredients. They could also help with various to-do projects by picking out appropriately sized tools, such as wrenches.
In Physical Education we have wrapped up our hockey unit. We made it through without any major injuries or tooth loss, however we did gain some bumps and bruises along the way. Next up is Jump Rope for Heart and Bowling.
Hello from the ELITE after school program! The month of February was filled with arts, crafts, cooking, dodgeball, Legos, and plenty of fun! The kids wrote letters to our pen pal after school friends from Bayard, and we had another fun lesson with Amanda Filipi from the Wildcat Hills Nature Center. Due to the Wednesday schedule change, Amanda will not be able to finish out the school year, but we will look forward to seeing her during our summer program!!
This month we will be starting the Walk To Unlock Nebraska program. This virtual program combines physical activity along with learning historical, geographical, and agriculture information about our state.
Please reach out with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!
Thank you for letting us have fun with your kids!!
Marcie Pratt, and the ELITE staff: Ms. Barbi, Ms. Julie, Mrs.Wurdeman, and Ms. Ashley. *Mr. Mohr/substitute
Cashlyn Culek strives every day to learn and do her best work. Her positive attitude and helpful personality brighten the classroom. Thank you for being demonstrating Legendary Longhorn behavior Cashlyn.
In Kindergarten we would like to give a shout out to Kamryn Shaw and Killian Reeve. These two have shown great growth when it comes to working hard and participating in classroom activities. Kamryn has stepped up in being a great friend to her peers and in being a classroom helper! Killian has learned how to be patient and understanding with his peers and teachers. We are very proud of the Kindergarten students they have become!