Beach Buddies' Bulletin

April 25-29, 2016

It's May! Wow---so hard to believe! I have worked on a May calendar for about 3 days now...things keep getting changed and added! It is indeed a BUSY month. Please make note of the MANY special days! It was a very special week with our Pen Pal trip on Thursday and an awesome birthday celebration on Friday.

Ringing in 40 years...

Spending my birthday in kindergarten was the BEST!! A sincere thank you to ALL of you that helped make it so very special. I LOVED the wonderful frame, balloons, and picture bouquet. I also can't wait to go shopping at Under Armor -- perfect for me!! A big thank you to Ryan's mom, Jackie, for organizing the fun. We had an awesome RAINBOW fruit and cookie snack. It truly was a fabulous way to bring in a new year--I think 40's are going to be great! right?!? :)

Pen Pal Field Trip

Thursday was AWESOME! Our class did a fantastic job using their CARES values and working hard. I was very proud of them! Each group of pen pals made a video and skit about their animal. Right now those videos are at TIES and the awesome tech people there are helping us get the videos into the classrooms soon. I will send you a link to the animal videos when they arrive. Thanks to MANY of you who volunteered and helped with the big day.


We are focusing more on writing on the traditional "dotted handwriting" lines in prep for first grade. Being a very "developmental skill" - it is still tricky for some. Often it will click more in first grade when kids are ready for this...but we still like to practice and expose the kindergartners to these lines so they feel more confident next year.

Helpers needed....

We have 2 more walking trips this spring-- Tuesday, April 10th we are walking to the Annandale Public Library and Thursday, April 12 is our last trip to the Care Center to read. Let me know if you are available to walk with us! Thanks much!

Still loving that recycling!

With Inventions Day being such a HIT, we have made a small "inventions center" in our classroom. If you have any other "junk" you want to get rid of, we'll make good use of it!

Our Three Words

On Friday you received a letter about the "Three Words" we are collecting for an end of the year video. We watched some examples in school and I have added a few below as well. Please send in your words and any "props" to school by this Friday, May 6th. Thanks for your help!

Your Three Words 1

Your Three Words 2

Como Zoo

You probably found one more Como Zoo permission slip in Friday's folder. Sorry for one more form to fill out!! We just need to be sure we have all our bases covered for the trip. Thank you!

Beach Buddies Gathering

On Wednesday, May 18th we will be having our Kindergarten Concert. BEFORE the concert, our class will be meeting in our classroom at 5:15. We will have a little class "show" and then view a movie of memories from the year. You won't to miss this! We then will need to be at the high school by 6:15 for our 6:30 kindergarten concert with all the others K classes.

Technology Tidbits

Our Inventions Day video is finally done! It was too long to host on the blog so here is a link:

Inventions Day Video

Apps to Share

Montessori Crosswords is a great word making app with many levels. Great for summer review.

Upcoming Dates - LOTS ahead! Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, May 4 - Awareness Wednesday - Wear ORANGE!

Friday, May 13 - Arts and Academics 7:30-8:30 AM

Wednesday, May 18 - Beach Buddy Gathering and K Concert

Friday, May 20 - Como Zoo Trip

Monday, May 23- Fun and Fitness 12:00-12:45 AHS Track

Wishing you peace

and everything good,