We have had a VERY exciting week in Kindergarten! I'm sure you have heard about the 26 chicks that were hatched in Mrs. C Herndon's incubator. The children got the opportunity to hold one of the chicks for pictures. We hope you enjoyed your child's photo attached to their writing about this wonderful experience. We made a class book for our library, too.
For homework this week, please take the poem, "To the Farm" out of the folder and place it in your child's reading notebook. Your child should be able to read and track all of the poems in the notebook at this point, so please continue to use it for practice.
Continue to work on addition and subtraction problems with your child as we will focus on this for the remainder of the year in math. We have made so much progress in reading and math this year- I'm SO proud of the children!
We will have a guest presentation about pigs this week. We are looking forward to our field trip to the farm on May 29th! Thank you for returning the permission slips and interim reports.
Have a great week!
The children learned a rainbow song last week and sang it so sweetly each morning. They memorized ROY G BIV to help them know the correct order of the seven colors of the rainbow. I hope you enjoyed the rainbow projects that they brought home.
This week, please add the "Seed" poem to your child's reading folder. We will continue to learn about seeds, plants, life cycles and living things. Help your child collect a few seeds during the week to share with the class on Friday. We will even be using my seeds to do math! Please help your child practice identifying the four coins and their values. Also practice adding mixed coins, as this is a tough skill. They will be assessed this week. We will continue to work on addition and subtraction through centers, recording sheets, games, and direct instruction, so please practice with your child. Thank you for choosing your child's project for our Community Helper unit. Please begin to work on this project this week, once your directions are sent in the Tuesday folder. Read the books in the baggie with your child each night, practice sight words, and return all completed work in the folder on Friday.
**PALS testing will take place this week. Please be sure your child is well rested and to school on time as we will be breaking the assessment into smaller components each day.
Thank you for your support, and have a very Happy Mother's Day!
We enjoyed learning about recycling, reducing and reusing resources in honor of Earth Day! We will be adding a few more vegetables to our gardens this week with the help of the Master Gardeners. We used the new rain barrel to water our gardens and learn about water conservation.
For homework this week, please take out the "Rainbows" poem and add it to your child's reading notebook. Practice tracking all of the poems as part of your nightly reading ritual. Ask your child to read the books in the baggie, using the strategies taught at school. Help your child identify each coin and name its' value. We will be adding mixed coins to determine the value- this is a hard skill so any extra practice you can provide will be most beneficial. You will also be receiving a special project letter to work on during our study of community helpers. Please return your child's choice by Friday with the completed homework.
Please return report cards at your earliest convenience.
Please check your child's size for their Field Day t-shirt and return.
Movie Night is Friday, May 3 at OES at 630 pm.
Have a great week!
The children have been very busy last week learning about weather, rain, and water. We talked about the water cycle, reviewed floating and sinking for fun, and learned how we will use the new rain barrels to reserve water for our vegetable gardens.
For homework this week, please take out the "Earth Day" poem and add it to your child's reading notebook. Practice tracking. Use the enclosed sheet to talk about ways to help the earth at home.
Practice the sight words-we will have a spell check this week. Read the books in the baggie and return all completed work on Friday.
Report cards will be sent home on Tuesday, April 23rd.
Have a great week!
The children had a lot of fun last week planting our own version of Mr. McGregor's garden with the help of the Master Gardeners. We also have two great rain barrels which Mrs. L Herndon coordinated for the kindergarten classes! This will enable us to water our vegetable gardens and teach the children about conservation of water. Thanks, Mrs. Herndon! We will see the Master Gardeners again soon for a second planting. We look forward to enjoying salads in June made from our very own home grown veggies!!
We had another lesson about how seeds grow from Mrs. Kim Bartley. She read them a story and then helped the children identify the parts of a plant. She led the children through an experiment with lima beans, cotton soaked in water, and baggies. We will check next week to see if the seeds started growing roots yet! Thank you!
We will be learning about water, the water cycle, money, and counting to 100 this week. Please practice reading the poem, "Water's Ways" and place it in your reading notebook. I've also included the "Money Song" to help the children learn to identify each coin and name its' value. Read the books in your take-home baggie and practice the new sight words.
PTO Meeting- Monday, April 15 at 7 pm.
Have a wonderful week!
Welcome Back!! I hope your family enjoyed a wonderful spring break. Thanks to all of you for sending in the eggs for the hunt- we had a great time!
For homework this week, please take out "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones" poem and add it to your child's reading notebook. Also, the new sight words are here! Please cut them apart and add them to your child's sight word baggie for practicing each night. Have fun completing the activities listed on the homework sheet and please return all work and books by Friday.
Reading Night at OES- Tuesday, April 9 from 6-7PM.
Master Gardeners will plant with Kindergarten Classes-Wed. April 10
Picture Day is Thursday, April 11.
Report Cards will be coming home next week.
Thanks for your support and have a great week.
We had a lot of fun this past week learning about magnets. The children explored objects that magnets attract, and played with magnets to feel the force that makes them attract and repel.
In math, we learned about the instruments of measurement, and the uses for each tool. We measured items using standard and non-standard units. We continue to graph the weather in March, comparing lion days and lamb days. What a crazy spring!
For homework this week, please practice reading the Duck/Bunny poem. Ask your child to show you the pattern that enabled us to draw both animals on one shape. Complete the assignments listed in the folder and be prepared to read your baggie books to the reading group on Friday.
-Please have filled plastic eggs and egg cartons to school by Tuesday, March 26 for math activities prior to the egg hunt.
-The final Book-It forms are due by this Friday, March 29th.
There will be an early dismissal on Friday, March, 29th at 1pm.
Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy your spring break!
There was a lot of excitement with the leprechauns last week. The children really enjoyed acting out a play after reading a book about one who lost his pot of gold. We estimated gold coins and sequenced leprechauns in numerical order. We found Ireland on the globe. Then we were shocked to discover those sneaky leprechauns turned things over and made a mess in our classroom, but they left gold coins, shamrock stickers, rainbow candy and pots of gold for us, too. Such fun.
We have been busy studying the weather in March, and we are keeping a daily graph of Lion and Lamb weather days. Ask your child to tell you which one has the most! We also did some "blow painting" for the March wind.
For homework this week, please practice tracking the "Magnet Mystery" poem and add it to your child's reading notebook. Practice naming the measurement tools and their purposes.
PTO Meeting- Monday, March 18th at 7pm.
March 'Book It' forms are due March 29th.
Please save egg cartons for our egg hunt next week.
Please have a dozen eggs filled for the hunt by next Wed.
It was nice meeting with many of you for conferences last Thursday.
Thank you for your support and have a great week.
That was some snow we had! Hope you are all doing well in the aftermath of the storm of the winter. Bring on SPRING!
For homework this week, please take out the "Leprechaun" poem and add it to your child's reading notebook. Practice tracking the poem each night and look for sight words. Have fun with the St Patrick's Day activities included in your child's folder. Review telling time to the hour. Read the books in your take-home baggie each night.
Thanks for being flexible with the parent teacher conferences. It was good to see some of you on Friday, and I look forward to meeting with the rest of you next Thursday evening, March 14.
Have a great week!
The children had a wonderful day celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday! They were so excited to be in pajamas at school and proudly wore their Seuss hats like the Cat in the Hat!
For homework this week, please take out the "Hats in the Wind" poem and place it in your child's reading notebook. We are learning how to tell time to the hour so please review the enclosed study guide and help your child find both analog and digital clocks in your home. The next set of ten sight words has been sent home. please cut the word cards apart and add them to your child's sight word list. Read the books in the baggie and return all work in the folder on Thursday this week.
I look forward to meeting with you at Parent Teacher Conferences this week on Thursday evening and Friday morning. I'm very proud of their accomplishments and can't wait to share their progress with you.