Field Trip!

Our field trip to the MU Campus is Monday, May 1st! Please remember to send your child with a disposable lunch (if that is what you signed up for).  We will be outside most of the day so please make  your child is wearing comfortable tennis shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. If it is raining or there is a good chance of rain we may have to cancel.

A special thank you to our parent volunteers who are helping out with the trip!

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.
  • Writing: We are beginning opinion writing this week. We will learn how to share what we think with reasons or evidence. We will continue our work with capitalization, punctuation, word spaces, spelling, and neatness,
  • Math: We are beginning our subtraction unit this week. We will use objects and pictures to help us understand the general concept.

Things to Remember:

  • Daily reading homework
  • 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.
  • Our field trip to the planetarium at Rock Bridge 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! Sign up to help run our class game here. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F094DA8A729A5F94-circus 
  • Our Insect themed field trip is May 1st. Our class still needs parent volunteers for this trip. Please email me if you can attend.
  • The Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration and Brown Bag Picnic is May 25th at 10. A special invitation will be sent home. Please plan for immediate family only to attend due to space constraints.

Volunteers Needed on Wednesday!

Our class needs a few parent volunteers to help the students make butterfly feeders for our service learning project. The kindergartners are rotating through each kindergarten classroom to complete various parts of the project. Volunteers will help students in our classroom glue on different parts of the butterfly feeder. We will need a few helpers from 8:40-12:15 with time to eat lunch with your child in the middle. If you are available to help(for part or all of the time) please email me!

Thank you so much!

Looking Ahead to Next Week

We will have a very busy week next week practicing for the Monarch Program and making butterfly feeders.

 

Things to Remember:

Daily reading homework

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.

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.

The Kindergarten Music Program on April 20th at 6:30. Students may arrive at 6 and go to the cafeteria to wait with their class.

Flash’s Big Top Circus is April 29th from 5-8!

 

Our Insect themed field trip is May 1st. This date is still subject to change based on bus availability.

The Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration and Brown Bag Picnic is May 25th at 10. A special invitation will be sent home. Please plan for immediate family only to attend due to space constraints.

Save the Date

What?          BEU Kindergarten End of Year Picnic

 

When?          May 25th (Last Day of School) @ 10:00

 

Where?         BEU cafeteria & BEU playground

 

Why?            Celebrating the last day of Kindergarten

 

Teachers will share a slideshow in the cafeteria and then there will be a picnic lunch (school sack lunch or lunch brought from home) on the playground!  Due to limited space, please limit your guests to just immediate family members.

Looking Ahead to Next Week

Our Learning Goals:

Reading- We are strongly focusing on reading simple books independently. We are focusing on figuring our unknown words, noticing and fixing mistakes when we read. After reading we are working on  remembering and understanding what we read so we can retell the story, and sharing what the book makes us think of.

Writing- We are practicing spelling all 25 sight words correctly this week. We are also working on adding purposeful beginnings and endings to our nonfiction text.

Math- We are composing and decomposing numbers to 20. Our focus is to understand beginning place value concepts like groups of 10 within teen numbers. We also are reviewing counting to 100 in a variety of ways.

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.

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.

Our Insect themed field trip is May 1st. This date is still subject to change based on bus availability.

The Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration and Brown Bag Picnic is May 25th at 10. A special invitation will be sent home. Please plan for immediate family only to attend due to space constraints.

Mark Your Calendars!

We have two important dates to add to the calendar! Our Brown Bag lunch has moved from May 12th to May 25th. We will have a special end of the year activity and a picnic on the playground. We will begin at 10:oo am.

May 1st we are taking an insect themed field trip to MU campus. Our class will need 11 volunteers (or more) to make this field trip a success! I will send a note home soon about volunteering.

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.

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.