Ms. O'Quin's Class

Week of 5.2.16

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Lego Land Field Trip!

Kindergarten will be going to Legoland Discovery Center in Grapevine, TX on Thursday, May 26th. Parents are welcome to attend as chaperones, the cost for parents is $10. If you would like to chaperone this trip please send $10 along with the bottom of the form sent home.

The students are asked to bring a sack lunch for this field trip. (Please label with your child's initials in a plastic grocery sack.)

WHAT: Fieldtrip

WHERE: Legoland Discovery Center (Grapevine, TX)

WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2016 (8:45 AM – 2:00 PM)

WHY: To learn about problem solving, building, and 3-D Shapes

COST: $11 for students and $10 for parents

WHAT TO BRING: Sack lunch and a smile! J

Upcoming Dates

May 13th: Field Day (Background check required to attend)

May 26th: Lego Land Field Trip (Permission Slip coming home today!)

May 30th: No School - Memorial day

June 3rd: Last Day - Early Release at 1:00 PM

Due to STAAR Testing, There will be no parent lunches this week or next week.

ABC Coundown

Beginning April 28th we will begin our ABC countdown to the end of the year. Here's what is coming up!

May 2nd: Letter X, X Marks the Spot! – Get ready to find our treasure this day! Using our positional words to find our treasure!

May 3rd: Letter W, Watermelon Day – We will be using our 5 senses with watermelons! Can’t wait to taste it!

May 4th: Letter V, Voting Day – Get ready for a day of voting! We will vote on the best snack, best book, best songs, etc.

May 5th: Letter U, Umbrella Day – Bring your umbrella to school. Get ready for a day of fun in the sun!

May 6th: Letter T, T-Shirt Day – Wear your favorite T-Shirt!

May 9th: S: Sports Day, Wear your favorite team or sport attire!

May 10th: R: Reading Day, Bring your favorite books from home. Get ready to spend the day reading indoor and outdoor!

May 11th: Q: Question Day, Get ready for loads of questions! Movement and fun, get ready to learn!

May 12th: P: Pajama Day, Wear your pajamas and get ready for popcorn and a movie!

May 13th: O: Outlaw Day, Wear your cowboy/cowgirl attire! Get ready to be the sheriff!

Volunteers (Including Field Trips & Parties)

With the new year the district has made some modifications to the volunteer process. With the new modifications anyone wishing to volunteer after February 1st 2016 must apply online and have their background check cleared prior to volunteering. This can take approximately 5-7 business days.

The kindergarten team would love if you would apply now so that when you would like to come volunteer at our class parties or any school event you are ready to go! If you do not have access to a computer you may come to the front office and they will help you complete the application. If you have any further questions you may ask the front office.

This week in Kindergarten...


  • Identify Fact/Fantasy
  • Folktales, Fables, Fairytales
  • Review Story Elements of Characters, Setting, and Plot Story
  • Retell with an Emphasis on Important Events
  • Count Phonemes
  • Blend, Segment, and Manipulative Phonemes in Words With at Least 5 Phonemes
  • Word Families-CCVC and CVCC Words
  • Count Syllables in Words with at Least 4 Syllables
  • Counts Words in Sentence with at least 8 Words (Oral)
  • Pronouns
  • Prompt #3
  • Data, Personal Financial Literacy
  • Sensational Summer
  • Animals in Summer
Social Studies:
  • Economics

Classroom Information

Water Bottle: Students are encouraged to bring a SPILL PROOF water bottle with them to school each day.

Extra Clothes: Please make sure your child has an extra change of clothes in their backpack each day in case of accidents.

Birthdays: We celebrate birthdays at 2:15 PM. If you would like to send cupcakes or cookies for your child's birthday, please have them in the office before this time. Please understand, district policy limits this celebration to store bought cookies or cupcakes. No party favors or juice allowed.

Snack Time: Donate to our community snack supply today! Suggestions are: Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, Cheez-Its, Saltines, etc.

Ms. O'Quin