Looking Ahead to After Spring Break

Our Learning Goals:

We will get back into the groove with our daily routine and continue many of the learning goals we have been working on. We are also going to spend a lot of time working on science concepts like living and nonliving as well as our service learning project.

Things to Remember:

Daily reading homework-We will bring home April reading logs after the break!

Library day is Thursday. Please help you child remember to return their book.

Read and sign the weekly checklist by Monday.

Send a snack for your child each day. Please send a healthy snack whenever possible.

Collect pennies for our Monarch Penny Drive.

 

Spring break is March 27th-31st. I hope you enjoy some extra time with your child!

Our field trip to the planetarium at Rockbridge High School is April 26th. This field trip is for students only because of limited space in the planetarium.

Flash’s Big Top Circus is April 29th from 5-8. This is a fun event organized by PTA to support our school community and raise funds for our school. Our class is creating a basket for the silent auction. Our theme is Get Outside and Play! There will be more information coming in the next few weeks. We will need your help with providing fun items to fill the basket.

The Kindergarten Music Program on April 20th at 6:30 and our last Brown Bag Lunch on May 12th from 10:40-11:20.

Spring!!!!

Today we threw our usual schedule to the wind to learn about and appreciate spring!!!!

We began by watching some time lapse videos of landscapes transforming from winter to spring and discussing signs of spring we noticed when we went outside.

We made our spring trees next and learned a new technique to make our paper trees bloom.

Just like real trees, at first our trees were very bare and then they began to bloom!

We added baby birds and ladybugs!

We also spread a little spring sunshine by delivering daffodils to teachers around the school!

In the afternoon we focused on weather. We read about weather and then made plastic bag kites. We went outside to see what we could learn about the wind!

We even found some spring flowers!

We were so busy and engaged we did not have a chance to read all our books and play all our games. So I guess the spring fun will continue tomorrow!

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Our Learning Goals:

Reading- We will rediscover fiction this week. We will practice thinking about what we are reading and being able to remember and retell the story. We will also work on sharing our favorite parts of books. We will continue our work with reading sight words and practice reading simple books independently. We are also focusing on retelling books independently. We will continue practicing reading and spelling words with wh, th, sh, ck, and ch. We will work on identifying long and short vowel sounds in words.

Writing- The children will choose their own nonfiction topics to write about this week. We will focus on adding details and how to end our writing. We will continue our work with spelling words, using word spaces, using ending punctuation, and writing neatly.

Math- We will continue our work with composing and decomposing numbers from 0-10 by playing a variety of math games. We will also work on counting skills such as counting to 100, skip counting, and counting backwards.

Things to Remember:

Daily reading homework- Remember to read daily for 15 minutes Monday-Thursday. Continue filling out the March reading long. We will be bringing home our reading sacks on Tuesday and Thursday nights to give you more “just right” books for your child. Please return the reading sacks the following day so we can use the books during our small group reading time.

Library day is Thursday. Please help you child remember to return their book.

Read and sign the weekly checklist by Monday.

Send a snack for your child each day. Please send a healthy snack whenever possible.

Collect pennies for our Monarch Penny Drive.

Spring Pictures are March 20th.

Book orders are due March 20th. Please order online.

I will collect March reading logs on March 24th (the Friday before Spring Break)

Spring break is March 27th-31st. I hope you enjoy some extra time with your child!

Flash’s Big Top Circus is April 29th from 5-8. This is a fun event organized by PTA to support our school community and raise funds for our school. Our class is creating a basket for the silent auction. Our theme is Get Outside and Play! There will be more information coming in the next few weeks. We will need your help with providing fun items to fill the basket.

The Kindergarten Music Program on April 20th at 6:30 and our last Brown Bag Lunch on May 12th from 10:40-11:20.

Book Making with Mrs. Cardetti 

Today we had our final creativity lesson with Mrs. Cardetti and we made books. The kids were given a bag of materials and a little paper bag book. They had to be flexible and creative thinkers to use the materials they had to make a book. Here is a look at the bookmakers at work!

Reading Sacks!

Today is a very exciting day for the kids because they get to bring home their reading sacks and read to you! The reading sack has 3-5 books that your child has read during our small group reading time. The reading sack will come home every Tuesday and Thursday. Please use these books as a resource for the 15 minutes of daily reading homework. Please also help your child bring their reading sack back to school the next day since we will use these books during our small group meeting time!

There is a note in the reading sack today to give you more information. Happy Reading!

Learning Lately 

Here are a few photos of the little lovelies at work…

Writing about Monarchs…

Writing numbers…

Spelling sight words…

Discovering combinations of 5 and 10…

Wow! We are working hard and learning lots!