You wouldn’t believe all of the fun we had learning in kindergarten this last week! Just take a look…
KING of ING
We became Kings (Queens) of ING. We have learned how to take a verb + ing to create a new word that shows an action happening right now.
On Tuesday we had a special visitor surprise the children! Rusty the Raccoon from Waterford came to our class. The Waterford program is a language program that the children do daily on the IPad. Each day, all of the children complete a 20 minute session working on reading skills on their individual level. Rusty is the character in the program that talks the children through their session. Our kindergarten was chosen as one of the top elementary schools in the area to use the program to fidelity. As a reward they sent Rusty to meet our children. He danced with us, high-fived us, did songs and activities from the Waterford program and then gave the children a treat! It was so fun!!!
We have been studying all about poetry. We have learned that poems are really short stories with usually lots of rhyming words. Their sentence structure is different than when we write a story and each line usually starts with a capital letter. After reading lots and lots of poems our class created our own poem. We think it is pretty great! What do you think?
Gray, golden, black,
We are Writers!
I loved the sentences you wrote for homework using your spelling sort words! We know that sentences: begin with a capital letter, have 1 finger spacing between words, and end with punctuation. Take a look at some of the pretty awesome sentences some of the children wrote…
We are going GREEN!
Saturday is Earth Day. All week long we learned what it means to “Go Green”. We want to help protect our earth. One of the things we have decided to do is help pick up litter and make sure we don’t litter. We started by picking up litter around our school. It was so fun to see how excited the children got when they found trash and got to throw it away.
Science is so FUN!
In science we have been learning about where animal live. In the air, on land, and in the water. We have also explored their different types of coverings: skin, fins, feathers, fur, and scales. On Friday we had a visit from some of Mrs. Scofield’s pets from her farm. We got to pet and observe chickens, baby chicks, rabbits, ducks, and even a baby lamb that was only 2 days old! I heard one of our kiddos say, “This is the best day in kindergarten, every!” I have to agree. It was pretty fun! Science is so great!
Please pay special attention to the items in your child’s homework folder when it comes home on Monday. There are 2 notes that you need to fill out and return to school as soon as possible.
1st note – Graduation Cap & Gown Picture Day is Thursday. Check the box to indicate which background you prefer your child to have (even if you do not plan on purchasing any of the pictures). The picture of your child will be placed on your child’s graduation diploma (free of charge to you). If you do not return the note indicating a background preference, the photographer will choose one for your child. Because they will be wearing a cap and gown (provided by Lifetouch) just have your child wear their school uniform that day. GIRLS – please make sure their hair is appropriate to be able to put a graduation cap on it and lie flat. No ponytails on top of their head or big bows or hair do’s.
The Lifetouch Company is providing these pictures and diplomas for us for FREE. Because of that there will NOT be a make-up picture day for absent children.
2nd note – ZOO lunch preference. We need to know your child’s lunch preference for the zoo. Home lunch, or school sack lunch: pbj or turkey sandwich. Please read the note carefully and send it back to school no later than Thursday. If you or other family members are coming and would like to purchase a school sack lunch you will need to indicate that, too. Then, pay for your lunch(es) in the office, attach your receipt to the yellow zoo note and bring it to me. Adult lunches CANNOT be paid for from your child’s lunch account.
Please contact me with any questions you might have.
Make sure you continue to practice the alphabet letter and word timings that came home last week. We want to make sure every child is ready for their test on Monday, May 1st.