Playing Outside

Playing Outside

May 5, 2012

May 7, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet…

Excitement is in the air… Our chicks are getting ready to hatch (hopefully on Monday or Tuesday of next week), are butterflies and luna moth are getting ready to take flight, and our Kinderpups are getting ready to become big first graders!  What a wonderful time of year!  Please help your child keep up with their nightly reading homework and remind them to do their best at school.

On May 14th from 5:00-6:00pm we will have our End of the Year celebration in the library!  You will receive your child’s scrapbook and have a chance to watch a slide show of our favorite kindergarten memories.   The celebration will be “open house” style, so your family may come and go as you please.  Please park behind the school in the bus parking lot and enter through the library doors.  I hope to see everyone there! 

On May 16th and 17th our class will be singing a song for the 5th grade graduations.  Please have your child dress up (kaki’s, ties, dresses, skirts, etc) for this event!  The graduation ceremony is in the morning.  You may send an extra outfit for your child to change into afterwards.  Due to limited number of seats kindergarten parents are not permitted to attend (I am going to try to video tape their performance so check our blog the following day). 

May 16th is also our Orange Pack Extravaganza.  We will play several outdoor games with our friends from our hallway.  Please have your child bring an orange shirt to wear (we will change after the 5th grade graduation), tennis shoes, and apply sunscreen before they come to school.  Please have your child bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and beach towel for our orange pack picnic after the competition.

Important Dates this Month:

May 7th-15th: State Testing (Volunteers are not permitted in classrooms and families may not eat lunch in the cafeteria)
May 14th: Kindergarten Celebration in the Library from 5:00-6:00 pm. 
May 16th & 17th: Fifth Grade Graduation Performance
May 16th: Orange Pack Extravaganza
May 18th: Last Day of School

 What are we learning?

Reading Workshop
We are going to read several fairy tales and practice retelling the stories.

Writing Workshop
We are writing fairy tales by developing our own characters, setting, and plot.  

Word Study
This week, we will explore short and long U (-ube, -ute, -une)  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: blue and green. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

Students will learn about telling time and reviewing money. 

Students will observe learn about the similarities and differences of Painted Lady Butterflies and Luna Moth’s.  

*Send in a healthy snack and water bottle every day.
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night.

Related Arts Schedule 
Monday-Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: No Related Arts (Due to Upper Grade Testing)
Thursday: Music
Friday: No Related Arts (Due to Upper Grade Testing)