Week 36 of Kindergarten


10 Day Balloon Countdown

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

The 10 days of school countdown begins tomorrow! Can you believe it?! To end this amazing year, I will be starting a 10 days of school balloon countdown. At the end of each day, I will pop a balloon. Inside the balloon will be a note with a special activity the students will get to participate in the following day. There are a few days where students are allowed to bring something in. I wanted to give you a heads up for those upcoming days.

SHH…. It’s a surprise!! Please do not tell the students what the special days are. When the balloon is popped at the end of each day, I want ALL students to be surprised J I’m sure they will come running home to tell you the special activity for the next day.

Here are the days that involve your child bringing something in:

Tuesday, May 23rd- Beach day in the classroom! Our classroom will completely transform into a beach. Students can bring a towel, sunglasses, and a hat to school that day. J (FYI -This balloon will be popped on Monday so students will come home Monday night knowing Tuesday is beach day.) (full school uniform)

Thursday, May 25th – Camping in the classroom! We are going to build tents, pretend campfires, and eat s’mores (pop-tarts) during the day. Students can bring a flashlight and a stuffed animal. They will use their flashlight to read and do work while under the tents J I will have extra flashlights or will let kids share if you do not bring one in

Wednesday May 31th – Show ‘n Tell. Students can bring in something to share with the class.

***If anyone has a small kiddie inflatable pool or a small camping tent, I would love to borrow it! I would use it in the classroom for students to sit in during the day J Please send me a separate email if I can borrow it, so I know whose is bringing it in ahead of time. I don’t need 24 tents J HAHA

Thanks for all the help!! This is such a fun time of the year and I can’t wait to make it special for them.

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Sight Words

List 1 - the, of, and, a, to
List 2 - in, is, you, that, it

List 3 - he, was, for, on, are
List 4 : as, with , his, they, I
List 5: at, be, this, have, from

List 6: or, one, had, by, words

List 7: but, not, what, all, were
List 8: we, when, your, can, said
List 9: there, use, an, each, which
List 10: she, do, how, their, if
List 11: will, up, other, about, out
List 12: many, then , them , these, so
List 13: some, her, would, make, like
List 14: him, into, time, has, look
List 15: two, more, write, go, see
List 16: number, no, way, could, people
List 17: my, than, first, water, been
List 18 : called, who, am, its, now
List 19: find, long, down, day, did - Test on Monday May 22****

May 22 - May 26

Phonemic Awareness skills: initial sounds, letter recognition, rhyming, and blending with syllables. We will focus on onset and rime blending. Working with ending sounds.
We are continuing with our writing journal where students are able to illustrate and create sentences. Students are adding more detail to both their illustrations and writing. Students are asked to write more than one sentence and are encouraged to use their sight words.

New Superkids Club: XY

Print Awareness & Phonics
Associate Xx with /ks/ and Yy with /y/

Blend sounds to decode words


Discuss fixing up boxes and compound words


Associate pictures with text
Draw conclusions


Observe punctuation

-Handwriting form Xx and Yy, exclamation mark, and quotation marks

Expressive writing: Write a caption and an opinion with supporting reasons

- Encode Xx for /ks/ and Yy for /y/

Listening and Speaking
Listen for details and follow oral directions
Discuss reusing and recycling

BEACH DAY & CAMP DAY activities - reading, writing, math

Important Reminders/Dates

Tuesday: Beach Day - students can bring in a beach towel, sunglasses, hat
Thursday: Camp Day - students can bring in a flashlight
Monday, May 29th: No School. Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 30th: Kindergarten Program. All are welcome! 8:30am in the gym followed by our End of the Year party. - More details to come!
Friday, June 2nd: Last Day of school. Noon dismissal