Summer School Newsletter

Your child will have the opportunity to explore early literacy skills through songs, games, read aloud, poems, and hands on activities. We will introduce letter names, sounds, and formation. We will also practice recognizing and writing first names.

We will explore early math skills through read aloud, songs, games, and hands on activities. We will learn about shapes, counting, and numbers. Your child with also practice their student identification number. They will need to be able to type it in a keypad, on a keyboard, and say it aloud during the school year.

Science/ Social Studies
We will explore a variety of student chosen topics through read aloud, crafts, and journaling activities.

Fine Motor Skills
We will build fine motor skills through craft activities and hands on activities using a variety of materials such as crayons, markers, scissors, and glue. We will work on building hand strength and practice gripping a writing tool appropriately. We will also use journaling, singing songs with actions, and building with blocks to develop fine motor control.

Social Skills
We will focus on building skills for play and friendship, and handling disputes. We will work on using words to ask for what we want and invite others to play. We will also work on building social skills helpful for school success such as walking safely in a line, focusing on our work, and raising hands to speak.

We will have a wonderful summer together, filled with fun and learning!

Last Day!

What a fun last day! I loved celebrating our accomplishments and memories with the children and their families! Thank you again for a wonderful year. I have enjoyed spending my days with each child. I will miss the kids so much!

Before the program we had fun learning about shark teeth! Everyone picked a favorite to take home.

We cheered on the 5th grade students!

We had a little yoga break.

We got ready for the program!

Our program and picnic were a great success! Thank you for coming!

2nd to Last day!

We had a busy 2nd to last day. We cleaned out our book boxes and seat sacks. We also did some fun crafts based on one of our favorite book characters this year, Pigeon!

We also released the butterflies who had emerged from their chrysalis over the weekend.

Kindergarten Memories Video Round Up

We have been making portfolios and memory books this week to reflect on all we have learned and all the fun we had. We also have been watching videos from our earlier adventures this year. Here is a round up of some of the videos we made throughout the school year for your viewing pleasure!

Thank You Notes

As our kindergarten year comes to it’s end as all good things do, we are taking a little time to reflect on our year, what we learned, friends we made and those who helped us. We took some time this afternoon to make special thank you note to an adult at school who helped us this year like a specials teacher, classroom aides, custodians, and principals. The kids had fun making beautiful notes and then delivering them to the adult of choice!

Service Learning Video

Here is a video summing up our service learning project. Thank you to everyone for all their help and support to make this project possible! And thank you to the kindergarten students who gave up some recess time to help me record the video and audio clips!

Force and Motion Day 3-4

We continued exploring pushes and pulls with a variety of stations. The kids got a lot of hands on experience in how forces work. We applied all we learned about pushed and pulls to design a way to move a pile of rocks up a ramp to clear space for a new swing set. The kids used boxes, tape, string and paper to move wooden blocks (our pretend rocks).