Upcoming Events

Here is a list of upcoming events for kindergarten students. More information will come home closer to time about each event as needed.

 

Mother Singers- April 17th

The Mother Singers Choir will be performing for students k-2.

 

Grandparent’s Day- April 25th

Grandparents are invited to visit their grandchildren’s classrooms in the afternoon and see what they are learning about.

 

Kindergarten Cowboy Program- May 22nd at 2:15 pm

Families Invited

Please join us in the gym to experience a cowboy themed kindergarten performance. Your kindergartener has been working hard to learn a variety of songs to share with you. Yee haw!

 

Tie Dye Day- May 29th

Kindergarten students will enjoy tie dying a t-shirt to make a special momento of kindergarten. We will ask families to send a white t-shirt closer to time.

 

Field Day- May 30th

All Russell students will enjoy a day of fun and physical fitness! Kindergarteners will need to wear comfortable tennis shoes and sunscreen that day.

 

Shelter Gardens Field Trip- June 5th (am only)

Families Invited

Please join us as we walk to Shelter Gardens. We have interactive activities planned for the students and will need parent help and supervision. We will also walk back to school and have a picnic on the playground. Your family is invited to pack a picnic lunch. Kindergarten students will also be able to buy a sack lunch from school. Kindergarten students will need to wear comfortable tennis shoes and sunscreen that day.

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Outdoor Classroom

At Russell we have an amazing resource for hands on learning, our outdoor classroom. Picture a path lined with patches of daffodils, large shade trees, and a pond. Picture raised garden beds filled with rich soil and protected by straw, just waiting to be planted.
Today we ventured out into the spring morning to fill the beds with baby plants and tiny seeds. The kids got to help prepare the beds, plant, and water. They also used straw to protect the small plants. The kids enjoyed books about gardens and nature during their down time between activities.
We will check our beds on a weekly basis and observe the growth of our plants. We will also help water our garden. Later in the spring we will hopefully have some veggies to taste.

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Celebration!

Friday, April 4 is our class Behavin’ Raven celebration. We will have a sleep over party! Please allow your child to wear their pajamas to school. They also may bring one blanket and one stuffed animal. Please make sure that the items your child brings will fit in their backpack.

Socks Needed!

Socks make great erasers for the white boards we use to practice letter formation, spelling, and number formation. You can even store your dry erase marker inside.
If you would like to donate clean old socks that are missing their mate to our classroom it would much appreciated! Please only send socks that are large enough for a dry erase marker to fit inside. We would also appreciate a pair or package of new socks. Whatever works for you! Thanks so much!

Punctuation Investigation

Kindergarteners learn so much about writing. They go from scribbles and simple drawings to detailed drawings with words and sentences. Our focus lately has been sentences. Right now we are investigating punctuation in real books to learn how we can use punctuation in our own writing. Here are some of the kids first attempts.

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Kid’s Choice Writing

At writing today the children chose their own genres for writing. Some chose to write a true story, others a teaching book. Some chose fairy tales or a simple “I like” book. The only rule was each child’s writing had to include words and pictures.

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