Kindergarten Update

April 19, 2015

We've Been Busy...

Last Week's Fun...

*We introduced the sight word "then."

*We continued to practice flat and solid shapes and their attributes.

*Nonfiction text features were introduced. Last week we learned about the table of contents and glossary features.

*We began learning about writing informational reports during Writer's Workshop.

*Mrs. Hammes began helping the students conduct research on a specific pet for their informational reports.

*We said goodbye to our student teacher, Miss Fitzpatrick. The class presented her with a teacher bag filled with notepads, markers, desk supplies, and children's books! They also made a darling goodbye book for her!

This Week's Fun...

*The sight word "your" will be introduced.

*The children will learn about personal safety through a special program featuring "Happy Bear."

*We'll wrap up our study of shapes and begin learning about classifying, recording, and analyzing data with graphs.

*The nonfiction text features of index, photograph with caption, and diagram with labels will be introduced.

*We'll continue working on pet research. We've been using the website "Pebble Go." They love it! Check it out on our library/media center webpage. Our username is "prairiestar" and the password is "star."

Important Dates...

*Tuesday, April 21: "Muffins for Moms" 7:30-8:30--last names A-M.

Early dismissal at 2:00

*Wednesday, April 22: "Muffins for Moms" 7:30-8:30--last names N-Z.

*Thursday, April 23: Kaleidoscope field trip 10:00-12:30...please send a lunch with your child. We'll eat in our classroom when we return from our trip. If your child has a purple PSE shirt, please encourage him/her to wear it!

*Tuesday, May 5: Early dismissal at 2:00

*Thursday, May 14: Field trip to Wilderness Science Center (more information to come)

BOGO book fair

*Tuesday, May 19: Kindergarten Field Day

*Thursday, May 21: Last day of Kindergarten :(...this will be a full day.


*Friday, May 22: Last day for grades 1-5 (11:45 dismissal)

Have a great week (and enjoy some photos of our busy Kindergartners)!

Sue Rassette