Weekly Update, May 15-19…

May 15-19

Popcorn Words: today, play, up, and away – We are done introducing new words! We will review all words from here on out! 

Math: We are wrapping up our Unit 5 Math concepts.  This week we explored identifying the difference between numbers.  We found numbers the were greater than, less than and equal to each other.  We will be reviewing and taking our Unit 5 test on Thursday this week! They will all do fantastic!

Writer’s Workshop:  The Kindergarteners finished up the week by completing their “on demand” opinion on what the best restaurant is.  They added two reasons why they like the restaurant, and a conclusion.  The Kindergarteners were careful to check for punctuation, labels in their pictures, and their best handwriting!  Amazing to think of where they started as writers and where they are now!!! These pieces will be graded and sent home next week. They did a wonderful job on our opinion unit! We will conclude the year with different types of fun writing pieces!

Reader’s Workshop:  As we near the end of the year the Kindergarteners have continued to work on reading stamina.  Our class has gotten up to 18 minutes!  It was fun to celebrate how far we have come as readers by “shining our light” as we read with our flashlights on Friday! 

Mystery Reader: We were lucky enough to have 3 mystery readers this week!

On Wednesday, we had a special visit from Mrs. Nelson, Kyla’s mom and her brother in 1st grade, Keelan! She read Kyla’s adorable and funny library book, I Would Never Eat a Tomato . We were laughing all the way thru!! Thanks for reading to us!!

Then on Friday we welcomed Finn’s grandma and mom as our mystery readers! Finn was beaming from head to toe as soon as he saw his grandma and mom enter our classroom! His Grandma read Shark Trouble and Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? These are two of Finn’s favorites that we all loved to hear too!

Finally, Friday afternoon was filled with one more big surprise! Carter, Lila’s big brother in 3rd grade made an appearance!! Lila has been talking and hoping her brother would come to read to us!! She was sooo excited to see him! Her smile didn’t leave her face! He read Lila’s favorite, Fly Guy ! It was so fun to see Carter come back to read, since I had 3 years ago in kindergarten!!!

There are only 3 weeks left to be our mystery reader!! If you, a grandparent, sibling, aunt/uncle, special babysitter,etc. Would like a turn- e-mail me and we will put you in! We sure LOVE mystery readers!!!

Science:  We have wrapped up our study of Living and Non-living things in Science.  The Kindergarteners did a GREAT job of demonstrating that they understand what a living thing needs (air, space, shelter, food and sunlight).  The Kindergarteners LOVED “eating a plant” on Monday!  We will continue to explore fun science concepts for the remainder of our year with some exciting experiments.

Social Studies:  Next week we will dive into our study of U.S. Symbols.  We will explore the many symbols of the U.S. (Liberty Bell, American flag, Bald Eagle and The Statue of Liberty).

Library: Please return your library book Tuesday this week! This past week was our final check out day for the year. We will still visit the library for a weekly story!

Take Home Books:  Thank you to all of our volunteers and parents with your help on our Take Home Book program!!  Our last day of this program was Thursday, May 18.  Please be sure to return any take home books!

Kindergarten Olympics:  Thank you so much for the awesome turnout of volunteers for our upcoming Kindergarten Olympics.  I will be contacting you soon to give you further details.

Homework:  This week will be the last week of homework.  Please continue to read daily with your child and practice sight words.  Thank you for all of your effort and support in helping your child with homework all year long!!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, May 22…MUSIC,
  • Tuesday, May 23…ART, LIBRARY, Celebrate Ellery’s Summer B’day!!!
  • Wednesday, May 24…STEAM.
  • Thursday, May 25…GYM, Celebrate Dayne’s Summer B’day!!!
  • Friday, May 26…MUSIC .  Wear Red, White and Blue Day!  
  • Monday, May 29…NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day!
  • Wednesday, May 31… Kayler and Braylee’s Summer Birthday!!!!
  • Friday, June 2…Kindergarten Olympics.
  • Friday, June 9…LAST DAY OF SCHOOL…Dismissal at 12:15 p.m.

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