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Miss Green

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Kindergarten is an exciting year full of learning and fun! We count to the 100th Day of School, learn about the Superkids in Reading, have a Valentine's Day ball, watch baby chicks hatch in May, and much more!

May 31-June 3

We are almost to the end of the year! We finish the year with watching our sunflower plants grow, decorating our time capsules, learning about summer, and celebrating with our ice cream party on June 2! Thank you to all parents who volunteered to bring items/come to party. We appreciate all your support!

This Friday June 3 is a half day/12pm dismissal.

Monday, June 6 is FIELD DAY! Students come to school in their PE Uniforms. June 6 and 7 are both 12pm dismissal. Report cards go home on the last day of school, June 8. This is a 10:30am dismissal!

Don't forget to order your child a yearbook for the end of the year! - 2021-2022 Yearbook (ecwid.com)

As always, email me with any questions. Have a great week!

Caroline Green

This Week

Religion: This week we finish the year reading from the Bible together. We discuss Miracles and how important they are in Jesus' story. We read the Loaves and Fishes, Jesus Walks on Water, Healing the Blind Beggar, and the story of Lazarus. We pray daily.

Reading: Last week, we learned about digraphs (th, ch, sh, wh, and ph) to get ready for first grade! This week we learn about long vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and how they say their names in words (snake, ice cream, etc.) We compare the short and long sounds for these vowels with picture cards, listening to new words, and sorting the different words. Continue to use Superkids Online for Superkids stories and games for practice.

Math: We finished our unit on measurement and begin a short unit on counting to 100 to finish the year! We practice counting with tens/ones and skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. We have been working on these skills all year and this is a final review. Look for starred items on IXL for more practice.

Language Arts: This week we review all our letters/sounds and memory words. We practice decodable words and use these in sentences to write on whiteboards. 

Science/Social Studies: We said goodbye to the chicks and continue our plant unit. We watch our sunflowers grow with their roots, stems, and leaves and discuss what they need to grow (sun, air, water, soil). We record our observations in our plant journal and measure the height of each of our plants to show their growth. We also discuss the season of summer using thermometer, things we see/wear/do in summer, and we compare what we can do in summer (ride bikes, swim, etc.) and what we cannot do (play in snow, wear winter coat, etc.) 

Important Dates

Monday, May 30th:

- No School- Memorial Day

Friday, June 3rd:

- Half day/12pm dismissal

Monday, June 6th:

- Field Day/12pm dismissal - students come in PE uniform

Tuesday, June 7th: 

- Half Day/12pm dismissal

Wednesday, June 8th:

- Last day of school/10:30am dismissal!

Weekly Specials Schedule:

Monday: STEM lab

Tuesday: Art/Library

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: Art

Friday: P.E. (wear P.E. uniform!)

Volunteer Information

Before you may volunteer in the school, you must attend a Child Protection Workshop and complete a background check with Catherine Tomsheck. Please click here for more information: http://www.dechantal.org/hsa/volunteering-compliance-process/

***Important  Reminders***

- Please send your child to school wearing a mask and with a full water bottle every day.

- Please pack your child a snack, drink, trash bag (grocery store bags work well), and a wash-cloth to use as a placemat EVERYDAY.

 - We are a NUT-FREE classroom. Please do not send your child with items that contain nuts or are processed in a factory with nuts for morning snack. 

- Red folders go home everyday with important papers and graded work. Please empty the folder before sending back to school the next day.

- Please practice self-help skills with your children (opening lunch containers, zipping backpacks and lunch boxes, tying shoes, buttoning clothing items). These are skills used in the classroom daily.  

- Don’t forget to label everything your child brings or wears to school, we have many children all wearing the same thing, it is hard to trace clothing and lunch boxes back to their owners!

- When sending money in to school please place in sealed envelope and label the outside with a To: and From: as well as what it is for. 

- Birthday treats are permissible in school this year. Make sure to send in individually wrapped treats for the whole class.