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Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve! Today was awesome! Thank you for helping making it so special!
I apologize for not getting an email out this week about coming in to discuss different occupations with the kids. We have been so busy that I decided we would do this after Spring break. Next week is a short week, and we have a lot to do. I will definitely send out the email next week for you to sign up if you want to share with our class after we return in April.
I am getting very excited for student led conferences that are coming up on April 20th. We will be sharing more information very soon about this special day. Your child will be showing you all of their work that they pick out for you to see. I really want you to check out their writing. They have been working so hard. They are all amazing writers! Right now we are concentrating on opinion writing, and they are having a lot of fun with it because they all have strong opinions.
In math, we have moved into addition and subtraction using the language one more than and one less than. I hope homework is going okay at home. They show me that they know it here, so I just want to make sure you are seeing the same result at home. Math language can be tricky for a kindergartner at times.
We have two field trips set that you will be hearing about very soon. We are going to the San Diego Zoo to wrap up our science unit on studying different animals on April 30th, and we are going to Legoland on May 25th to participate in some STEAM activities AND have a little fun! I was going to take the class to the Temecula Library for a field trip, but they have changed some things, so we are going to hold off this year. I decided we are going to go to Penny Pickles Museum in Old Town Temecula because these kids LOVE science, and Penny Pickles offers a great program. I am currently in the works with them, so I will let you know soon.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for being so amazing and supportive! You are all the BEST!
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Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week! It was so nice to return to our regular class routines this week. I want to thank you all for helping your child with their first week of math homework and for reminding them to bring their books back to school each day. This math unit becomes more challenging, so please let me know if your child is not understanding the homework. That is my clue that we need to go over it more in class.
The writers this week spent time finishing up some pieces that they have already started after we conferred about them. I am so proud of their writing! They are showing big signs of being ready for first grade which makes me so happy and breaks my heart at the same time!
In social studies, we have been learning about different jobs. We would love some visitors if you are interested in sharing with the class what your career is. Please look for an email going out next week with more information.
Every year around this time, I like to order caterpillars that the class can observe become butterflies. We have so much fun with this! The kids keep a science journal of their daily observations and predictions. I would like to start this after our Spring Break, but I need your help, so I will also send out an email soon in regards to that.
Please remember that the Leprechaun traps are due on Wednesday. I hope that you are having fun with them and that you are able to use supplies around the house. They are meant to be an exciting and inexpensive project for the kids. They sure are having a good time witnessing what Lucky (our Leprechaun) does around the class each day.
We were unable to get to our book bags today, so I will meet with each kid on Monday. It does seem that these bags were more challenging for most of the students because I purposefully bumped them all up, so you may see some or all of the same books next week as well.
Have a great weekend, Kindergarten Family!!
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I hope that you all had a great week! We had so much fun here in Kindergarten celebrating Dr. Seuss and our love of reading! I know this week had a lot of parent involvement, and I want to thank you all for helping making this week so special! We were able to dress up three days this week, decorate our class door to the theme of the ABC Book by Dr. Seuss, read a lot of books, have mystery readers come into our class and read to us, eat yummy cupcakes from Mrs. Miller to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday, go to other classrooms to do Dr. Seuss crafts, and participate in Dr. Seuss themed STEAM lessons. Busy and fun!
Next week we are back to business! We are going to start our new writing unit. We will be concentrating on opinion and persuasive writing. Your child will bring home new books in their book bags. In math, your child is going to start bringing home math homework. If the homework is ever too difficult, please let me know. As soon as the kids get comfortable with the reading homework and the math homework, I will then introduce spelling homework. The kids are turning into beautiful, creative writers, and correct spelling will only compliment their writing more as well as help them get ready for first grade.
Please refer to my homepage as it will inform you of upcoming events. Report cards go home today. Please make sure to take a look in your child's white binder.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
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