Miss Sara's May Newsletter

It's been a great year!

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SPIRIT DAY/TUITION DUE: May 2


CLASS PICTURES: May 11

Dress up cute! These pictures can be purchased on our “End of the Year Goodies” sheet in your packet.


DOMINO'S FIELD TRIP: May 18 (No Kindergarten this day)

Meet us at Domino’s in Kuna (1027 E Kuna Rd) at 9:45 a.m. Each Kindergartner will get to make a pizza with a buddy and eat it there. We should be done by 11:15 a.m.


NO SCHOOL: May 30 (Memorial Day)


FUN CAP/GOWN PHOTO BOOTH

On the last week of school, dress up your child in our cap & gown for some fun pics!

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END OF THE YEAR GIFTS

Hurray hurrah - it's time for End of Year Goodies! The order forms are inside your May payment packet. These help pay for the graduation so we can keep it free every year for your family. Thanks so much for your support! New this year is this adorable pillow when you buy all 3 items! And as always, we have our 60-minute DVD of all the years' activities, our Grad Pics CD of all the graduation pictures, and an 8x10 class pic that will be taken this month on May 10-11!

GRADUATION

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GRADUATION INFORMATION

GRADUATION INFORMATION


  • Date: Saturday, June 4
  • Place: Kuna Performing Arts Center
  • PRACTICE Time: 10 a.m. drop off, 11:30 a.m. pickup
  • GRADUATION: 6:30 p.m. drop off (no early birds please); graduation will be held from 7-8 p.m.
  • Every family should attend. Please invite your family. (It's free.)


OUTFIT NEEDED
Each class will be wearing a different color for graduation. Please let your child wear an outfit or t-shirt with the class's dominant color. Look below for your child's class color. (Kindergartners can wear any color, because they'll be wearing our gold caps and gowns.)


  • Miss Lindsay (MWF AM) - Orange
  • Miss Lindsay (MWF PM) - Green
  • Miss Karen (T_TH AM) - Purple
  • Miss Karen (T_TH PM) - Beige
  • Miss Diana (MWF AM) - Navy
  • Miss Diana (MWF PM) - White
  • Miss Lindsay (T_TH AM) - Black
  • Miss Lindsay (T_TH PM) - Red
  • Miss Hilary (MWF PM) - Teal
  • Miss Hilary (T_TH PM) - Yellow

Happy Birthday To:

Tatum: May 10

Yikes! Only 5 more weeks!!


Can you believe it??? I still remember the first day. It feels like yesterday. The year has flown by and what an amazing class we have! I want you to know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you! Thank you for sharing your child with me each day and trusting us here at Sunshine with your precious child!! I love my job and I wouldn't have it, if it wasn't for you, so thank you!!!


Wasn't the Kuna Fire Station fun??? The kids are still talking about it. Thanks for joining us!

During the month of April we studied 4 different zoo animals and now the kids have completed an animal report. They are amazing. I can't wait for you to see them. Make sure to read the newsletter I sent home and check in the BEE binders to see when your child will present.


In April, we also learned about the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. The kids are doing great with money. Towards the end of May we will have a Kindergarten Penny Sale and they can put their money skills to work. More info will be sent home. We have also learned about the 5 H brothers: SH, TH, WH. CH. and PH. They have LOVED this!! They have stories each day on where they have found the H brothers.


Now onto May. I'm sure you have heard, but in case you haven't....we have caterpillars. We will watch the caterpillars turn into butterflies. Hopefully they will hatch before Memorial Day weekend. Make sure to ask your child what stage of the Life Cycle we are in. They will be learning some big words :)


I know this is a busy time of year, but please keep reading the Watch Me Read stories with your child. It's important to keep reading and into the summer so they don't have the summer slide. Every child is reading and we don't want them to lose that. Read, Read, Read over the summer. If they do continue to read, they will feel very successful when they start 1st grade.


Here's a recap of the newsletter sent home on Friday:


Reminders:


IRI Testing: Thursday, May 5th
We will be testing letter names and letter sounds.

The letter sounds will determine the score.
*0-17 sounds 1 Below Grade Level
*18-29 sounds 2 Near Grade Level
*30+ sounds 3 At Grade Level


Animal Reports:
For the last several weeks we have been learning about different zoo animals. We have chosen 4 different animals to study. The kids will be presenting their reports to the class (and their parents) May 3rd-6th. Please check the calendar in their BEE binders to see when your child is presenting. The animal reports will be given during the first 15 minutes of class. If you would like to listen to your child's animal report, please plan on staying when you drop your child off. Your child's report should take about 5 minutes. If you have a younger sibling, they are more than welcome to stay and listen. If your child is scheduled on a day you cannot make it, please let me know and we can reschedule or I can video it for you. I'm so excited for them!! It should be fun.


Fabulous Fridays in May
*Friday, May 6th: Flip Flop Friday
**(wear flip flops)

*Friday, May 13th: Fan Favorite Friday
**(wear favorite sport shirt)

*Friday, May 20: Friend Friday
*(bring your favorite stuffed animal)

*Friday, May 27th: Fashion Star Friday
**(wear sunglasses & hat)



Domino's Field Trip

On Wednesday, May 18th we will meet at Domino's in Kuna @ 9:45a.m. for a special kindergarten field trip. We will tour the backroom and learn how to make a pizza. Your child and a buddy will be able to make their own pizza. Remember no school on the 18th, we'll just meet at Domino's @ 9:45.

Thank You!!


FYI
I just wanted to let you know I will be gone on Thursday May 12th I will be at a kindergarten math training. We are so lucky to have Miss Hilary as our sub. She is the pre-K teacher that teaches in the afternoon. The kids know her and she knows them. They won't even skip a beat when I'm gone :)


We still have a lot of exciting projects to do! Thanks for making sure your child gets to school each day.


Again thank you for all you do and have a wonderful day!


Miss Sara

Our Easter Party

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We had an Easter Egg hunt

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We opened up our eggs we found then sorted and graphed our jellybeans~lots of fun!

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Check out our cool Construction Unit!

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"Ouch the Outlet" an Idaho Power Presentation

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Kuna Fire Department field trip

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Our 5 Senses Unit

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Centers

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Have a Wonderful Week!!