Mrs. Arbuckle's Kindernews

April 8, 2016

What's Happening in Room 172

Report Cards

If you have not yet signed and returned your child's report card, please take the time to remove the contents, sign the envelope and return it to your child's VIP folder. This is an important step for the school in ensuring you have seen your child's report.

Field Trip: Wednesday, May 11 - Indianapolis Children’s Museum

On Wednesday, May 11th, all Kindergarten classes will be visiting the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. At The Children’s Museum, we will enjoy exhibits such as: Fireworks of Glass, All Aboard, Dinosphere, The Power of Children, Playscape, Treasures of the Earth, Stories from Our Community, Fables Across Time, Take Me There: China, and Pirates and Princesses.

A copy of the permission slip is included in your child's VIP folder today and a link is included below. The trip cost is $20 per student. 15 chaperone spots are available on a first-come basis. Please remember chaperones MUST have a criminal history background check on file and that siblings are not allowed to attend.


In Reading this week, we worked on:

  • the -ee chunk, as in bee continuing our ”hunks and chunks”, recognizing the sounds, forming the letters correctly, and thinking of words that include ee
  • magic e - tap v tape, cap v cape
  • identifying character, setting, and events

In Writing, we continued writing about our favorite foods. We worked hard on remembering to include how it smells, tastes, and what it feels like on our tongues. We are working hard on remembering to put a capital letter at the beginning of each sentence, a period at the end, AND leaving a space between our words.

In Math, we have been working on:

  • counting on
  • reviewing making tens
  • Splitting numbers into 10s and 1s
  • recognizing number words

We have also been learning about how we can help around the house and in school. We discussed what chores we do at home and how much we like to help. The children were excited to share their responsibilities.


Ongoing – Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017: please see Office Staff to register any incoming Kindergartners

Tuesday, April 19 - PTO Benefit Night @ Chicago Pizza & Yo Mama

Friday, April 22 – Southside Talent Show

Wednesday, May 11 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Indianapolis Children's Museum

Saturday, May 14 - Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

Tuesday, May 24 - Kindergarten Play (afternoon)

Wednesday. May 25 - Report Cards Go Home/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Spring conferences - there are still some conference spots available on Tuesday night. If you do not wish to have a conference, please email me to confirm this.

Upcoming Field Trips - more information will follow nearer the time

Thursday, May 5 - Ag Day, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds

Spring Conferences - April 12 spots remaining

If you would like a spring conference, please sign up using the VolunteerSpot link above. Please bear in mind that, per principal instructions, we will not discuss your child’s placement for next year.


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