Mrs. Monday's Kindergarten News

May 16 - 20

From Mrs. Monday...

I cannot believe we only have 8 days of school left! Where has this year gone? We have had an amazing year. I am going to miss this class so much!


Mark your calendars! We are going to have an "End of the Year Kindergarten Celebration" on Monday, May 23 at 8:00 am. An invitation was sent home today! I hope you and your child can come!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Important Dates...

May 16 - End of the year DIBELS testing

May 17 - Hat day for Acton PTO - $1.00

May 18 - Johanna's summer birthday celebration

May 19 - Byron's summer birthday celebration

May 19 - End of the year convocation

May 20 - Andrew's summer birthday celebration

May 22 - Happy Birthday Simar!

May 23 - End of the Year Celebration - 8:00 am (only Mrs. Monday's class)

May 24 - Volunteer Breakfast at 9:00 am in the cafeteria

May 25 - Last day of school - full day (no early release)

Learning Focus...

Reading:

Story - Panda Kindergarten

Weekly Focus - What ideas can you suggest to protect the environment?

Letter Identification - review

Letter Sound - vowels (long and short sounds)

Comprehension Skills - preview and predict, recall and retell, plot, draw conclusions, character, main idea, key details

Word Work - blending letter sounds together to read words, identifying beginning, middle and ending sounds, comparing and contrasting sounds, initial and final blends, sound substitution

Sight Words - review

Grammar - pronouns

Vocabulary Words - encourage, environment, recycle, protect, wisely


Math:

missing number practice, calculators, Chomputation, pan balance, $10 bill


Writing:

4th grading period writing assessment, kindergarten memory book, review traits of writing


Handwriting:

9, 10, letter assessment, name assessment


Social Studies:

summer, end of the school year


Science:

review

Specials Schedule...

Monday - Gym (wear tennis shoes!)

Tuesday - Library (library books due!)

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - Music

Friday - Art

Gator of the Month

Congratulations to Harsimarjit, our Gator of the Month for April. Harsimarjit is always respectful, puts forth his best effort, is helpful, is a great listener, and follows directions. Harsimarjit will be featured on our morning announcements and get a cool bracelet. Way to go!

DIBELS Testing

Our class will have our end of the year DIBELS benchmark testing on Monday afternoon. Students will be given three tests (Letter Naming Fluency, Nonsense Word Fluency and Phoneme Segmentation Fluency). All tests will be one minute long. I cannot wait to see their results!

End of the Year Celebration!

Mark your calendars! I would like to invite you and your child to come to school at 8:00 am on Monday, May 23 to celebrate the end of kindergarten. Students will be performing songs and reading a book they wrote. You will also see a video created by the kids. Each child will receive an award from me. I hope you can come! This is just for our class.

Homework!

Due to your generosity for the Fun Run, we will not have a homework sheet for next week. Enjoy! Thank you for helping your child with homework this year! There will be another practice spelling test next Friday. The kids LOVED it today!

Last Day of School

The last day of school will be on Wednesday, May 25. This will be a full day of school. Students will not be released early. Report cards will be mailed home.

End of the Year Convocation

South Creek will have a fun end of the year convocation on Thursday, May 19 at 2:30 in the gym. We will have our annual Trikehundred Race (teachers race on tricycles!) and the student vs. teacher basketball game. I will be playing in the basketball game - wish me luck!

Summer Class Picnic

I will miss everyone terribly this summer! So, we are going to have a summer picnic at Southeastway Park. An invitation will be sent home soon. I hope to see everyone there!

From the Clinic...

Parents,

As you should be aware, all medications are required to be transported to and from school by the child’s parent or guardian. As the school year comes to a close, I want to remind you that all medications will need to be picked up by 4:00 pm the last day of school (May 25th). Any medications left in the clinic will be discarded and will not remain in the clinic. If your child currently has medications in the clinic that are not likely to be used again, please consider picking medications up prior to the final day of school to avoid long lines.

Thank you,

Denise Stanger, RN School Nurse

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are in! The yearbooks are amazing this year! There are extra copies at the office. If you would like one, send in $20 and I will send it home with your child!
Chomputation Practice Website! (click here!)

We have created this page to help your child practice for the various levels of the Chomputation tests. Check this out!

Website of the Week...

Donors Choose!

I just posted a new project! All donations are matched right now by Horace Mann.

Attendance Line

If your child is absent, please call the school attendance line at 317-860-4790.

Dismissal Times...

*Dismissal is at 3:50 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

*Every Wednesday is an Early Release Day - 3:20 pm dismissal.