News From the Pond

Mrs. Murphy's Kindergarten

Reading and Writing


Theme 13: Making Friends
Letter of the Week
: Ww
Sight words: play, not
Comprehension strategy: Fix-it-up Strategies


Topic 13: We will be finishing up our topic on Money.

Topic 14: We will be beginning our topic on telling time to the hour.

New Behavior Management Plan

The first couple of weeks of our new behavior plan have been going well. You can help your child be successful in his/her behavior choices by asking about the cooperation slip every day. Hopefully this plan will be a gentle reminder for students about the importance of remembering and following the rules even though it may be harder as the weather gets warmers and our school year starts winding down.

Important Dates to Remember

May 25 will be our field trip to Como Zoo. More specific information will be coming home as the time draws closer, but I wanted to let you know the date because any parents who wish to join us as chaperones may come. Please note that in order to accompany us though, you must have a completed background check on file. Also, since you are attending as a chaperone on a school sponsored event, all younger children must be left home with a caregiver. Hopefully this will give you enough time to check with your employer if you want to attend and will be needing to get time off from work to do so.

June 8 is Kindergarten Graduation. It will be held in the afternoon. (Sorry, I am not sure of the specific time frame at this time.) There will be a brief ceremony in the gym and cookies and juice in the classroom to celebrate. Following the celebration, parents may take their child home with them. There will be a sign out sheet in the classroom if you wish to do so. Again, more information will be coming as the time gets closer, I just want to give you a heads-up so you can make arrangements accordingly.


Hopefully it will start feeling more like Spring soon! Please continue to watch to forecast as the weather can vary pretty significantly from day to day in the Spring. Students will go out for recess every day unless it raining, so please be sure your child has appropriate clothing here to keep him/her warm.