Butterflies

We really enjoyed observing and caring for our Painted Lady butterflies from tiny caterpillar to full grown butterfly! Today we released our butterflies and we hope they have a wonderful life sipping flowers, flying, and laying eggs!

Happy Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day we learned a little about different kinds of families with a fun book called the Family Book by Todd Parr!

The kids really enjoyed growing and decorating their wheat grass plant portraits to give as a gift to that special someone in their life. I hope all the Mama’s out their enjoyed their day! 

Thank You!!!

Thank you so much for the wonderful teacher appreciate week!!!! I enjoyed everything from the PTA meals and treats, to the door decorations, to all the beautiful flowers, treats, cards, and gifts. I really appreciate all the thought, kindness, and generosity. Everyone’s personal gifts and the large gift of the Charley Harper print and Osaka gift card were all amazing! And I don’t think I will run out of chocolate for a long time. You all made me feel very special! Here are a few pictures of some of the goodies. I don’t think I got a picture of everything but I loved it all. Thank you!

Looking Ahead to the End of the School Year

Next week we will do a variety of literacy activities and projects. We will play math games and review our math curriculum.  We will complete our Opinion writing unit as well. We will also participate in a special Force and Motion science unit with Mrs. Fitch and have hands on lessons all week long!

Things to Remember:

  • Daily reading homework- I will collect reading logs for May on May 22nd.
  • Library day is Thursday. Please help you child remember to return their book. May 11th was our last check out day. All library materials should be returned by May 17th (This is a Wednesday not a Thursday like our normal library day.)
  • Read and sign the weekly checklist by Monday.
  • Send a snack for your child each day. Please send a healthy snack whenever possible.
  • Field Day is May 22nd.
  • The Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration and Brown Bag Picnic is May 25th at 10.  Please plan for immediate family only to attend due to space constraints.
  • The last day of school is May 25th. This is an early release day!

Milkweed

The kids brought home their baby milkweed plants! They will need some care with daily watering for the next few weeks. As the plants grow you will be able to plant them outside in the ground or a pot. Eventually the milkweed will grow orange flowers that all butterflies will enjoy. The leaves of milkweed are the only food of monarch caterpillars so having milkweed growing is essential to the survival of the species!

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Our Learning Goals

  • Reading: We are continuing to build skills that help us read simple books independently. We are working on memorizing sight words, using a variety of strategies to figure out unknown words, self correcting mistakes, and remembering what we read. I will also be testing the children to see how they are doing with reading skills and sight words.
  • Writing: We are continuing our Opinion writing unit. We are practicing using a beginning sentence to tell our opinion, telling two or more reasons to explain our opinion, and adding a fun ending to our writing. We are really working on neatness so we can read our own work and others can read it.
  • Math: We are winding down our subtraction unit as well as reviewing some previous concepts like composing and decomposing 5, 10 and teen numbers.

Things to Remember:

  • Daily reading homework
  • Library day is Thursday. Please help you child remember to return their book. May 11th is our last check out day. All library materials should be returned by May 17th (This is a Wednesday not a Thursday like our normal library day.)
  • Read and sign the weekly checklist by Monday.
  • Send a snack for your child each day. Please send a healthy snack whenever possible.
  • Field Day is May 22nd.
  • The Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration and Brown Bag Picnic is May 25th at 10.  Please plan for immediate family only to attend due to space constraints.
  • The last day of school is May 25th. This is an early release day!

When life gives you lemons…

Make lemonade… or in our case paper airplanes! We had a wonderful rained out field trip day at school! 

We made and flew paper airplanes!

We had a picnic in the classroom and ice cream from Buck’s!

Then we had free art time with all kinds of supplies! The kids got to make whatever they wanted!

We had so much fun! The rainy day did not get us down!