Dear Families, May 29th, 2015
Hello! In the month of June we will be reviewing all of the different languages we have learned throughout the school year.
Graduation, as you know, will be held Thursday, June 25th in the multipurpose room at 9:15. K-1 will be located on the left hand part of the stage. Please have your children arrive at school at the regular time so they can get organized for the celebration. I recommend arriving early so you can get a good seat. Also the children should be dressed in something cool so that they don’t become overheated on stage. The children have created graduation caps and the girls should wear their hair in a way that will accommodate their hats. So no fancy hairdos! You may want to bring an extra set of clothes for the picnic.
The family picnic will be held right after the graduation ceremony at Fort Wetherill. Each family is responsible for providing their own food and beverages. Remember absolutely NO PEANUT PRODUCTS!!!! You can bring lawn chairs, beach blankets, or outdoor games that you would like to share.
We have been on a few bird walks together this week to look for different types of birds that live around our schoolyard. To name a few: the Great-Crested Flycatcher, Osprey, Cardinals, House Wren, Carolina Wren, Kingbird, Goldfinch, Crow, Chickadee, etc.
Field Day Wednesday June 10th (sneakers, water bottles and sunscreen highly recommended)
Penny Carnival Friday, June 19th (bring an assortment of coins)
Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday, June 25th at 9:15 with a picnic to follow at Fort Wetherill.
Have a great weekend! Ms Mitchell
Dear Families, May 22, 2015
Ciao! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Another busy week in kindergarten! This week we have been reading and acting out poems. We have also started reading stories about birds. Next week we will go outside to look and listen for different birds. Please consider doing this at home. There are so many birds that come to Jamestown in spring it can be so much fun (and addicting). It is the beautiful spring plumage of the orioles, warblers and tanagers that can be so exciting.
In writing workshop the children continue to challenge themselves by writing two to three sentences, using capitals and punctuation. This seems to be a favorite part of the day and they have all become such wonderful illustrators too!
I will continue to send little reading books home until about the middle of June. Please send them back after the three days so I can send new ones home. Thank you! The children should have a routine to read daily. This will help prepare them for first grade. Be sure to visit the library weekly during the summer to help support your children’s growth. Reading should be fun though…not stressful. It is extremely important to map out a good plan for the summer. I found my kids would love to read on a super hot day in the shade, relaxing in the hammock or after a fun day at the beach. Sounds like a good plan?
In math we have been adding and subtracting simple equations, comparing numbers to decide which is greatest and ‘counting on’ as a strategy to add numbers from dice throws.
If you would like to have a year-end parent/teacher conference, please write the best times in the blue book and I will do my best to accommodate you. Thank you!
This week in centers:
Listening: The children listened to Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman and drew their favorite part of the story.
Math: The children practiced addition and subtraction by completing a worksheet.
Writing: The children practiced writing Ii and Jj.
Science: The children documented information in their science journals.
Computer: The children used Lexia to practice literacy and phonic skills.
Wish list: Sanitary wipes, snacks would be very much appreciated. Thank you to those who have sent some in.
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25th ( no school)
Field Day: Wednesday, June 10th All children should wear sneakers.
Rain Date: Thursday, June 11th.
Trivia for Charity: Monday,June 22nd
Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday, June 25th at 9:15 and a picnic to follow at Fort Wetherill.
Have a wonderful long weekend! Ms. Mitchell