Mrs. Hessert's Kindergarten Crew

News from Room 304

Kindergarten Chicks

At the end of May our Kindergarten chicks hatched out of their eggs! We were so excited to watch the chicks as they hatched and then dried off inside the incubator. The 11 chicks stayed at Pond Cove just long enough for us to observe and hold them. After being here for about a week, our chicks returned to Alewive's Farm to grow up and continue the chick life cycle that we have been studying!

Writer's Workshop: Narrative Mini-Unit

As a fun way to wrap up out Kindergarten Writer's Workshop, we have returned to writing narratives. We reviewed the important parts of every story, including characters, setting, a "kick-off event," and feelings. Our class also used our writing partners to share and edit our stories. I have truly been blown away with the writing progress our Kindergarten class has made this year!

Math Update - Time and Money

Our last two Kindergarten math goals have to do with time and money. Students have been practicing identifying coins by name (penny, nickel, quarter, dime) and telling time to the hour. These are great skills to practice at home as well! Have your child help you sort the spare change around the house, or have them tell you the time on an analog clock in your house.

Arts Day

On Friday May 29 Pond Cove students enjoyed an amazing Arts Day! This annual event, sponsored by the PCPA, brings local artists in to do a variety of arts workshops with our students. Our class got to try our hand at music making and singing, karate, and collage making! At the end of the day, we were treated to an all-school assembly starring a two-man performance by Off the Wall. The two men in the act performed fun juggling, balancing, and escape artist techniques while encouraging our students to pursue their dreams by practicing and never giving up!

Reading Buddies

On Thursday June 3 we had our final visit with our fifth grade reading buddies. We had such a great time this year making some middle school friends and practicing our reading with them each month. As a special treat, we went outside on the middle school playground before wishing them all a wonderful summer. Special thanks to Ms. Newton and her fifth graders for being such great buddies this year!

Friendly Reminders

Allied Arts for the last two weeks of school!!!


Monday June 8 - Gym

Tuesday - Music/Library

Wednesday - Library/Music

Thursday - Art

Friday - Computers


Monday June 15 - Mrs. Potter

Tuesday - Gym

Wednesday - Music/Library

Thursday - Library/Music


Please try to remember sneakers for gym days.

Contact Information

I hope that these newsletters will give you some great discussion starters to use with your child at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!