Hello Kindergarten Family =)
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I cannot believe that there are only 10 days left of school. They are going to be full of fun! The end of the year always saddens me, so I like to try my best to make it memorable. Next week, will be our last days of academics. There will be no more homework after Wednesday the 29th. We started Module 6 (the final unit) in our math book this week. It is a very short unit that reviews shapes, and there is not much homework in it.
We go to Legoland on Thursday! We are all pretty excited for this fast approaching day!
The following week, which is the last week of school will be a special Theme Week. Here is what we will be doing:
Monday- Camping Day
Wednesday- Movie Day
Thursday- Celebration Day (End of the Year Class Party - More Info. Coming Soon)
Friday- Field Day/Last Day of School
***If anyone would like to donate a few items for snacks during this week, that would be a big help to me and to the kids! What we need for the theme week is attached to the email I sent that directed you here today. Thank you so much for everything you do for us!
I hope you all enjoy your three day weekend! Let's cross our fingers for warm sunshine!
Hello, Kindergarten Family =)
We had a wonderful week in Kindergarten! Thank you so much for always helping your little one and all of us have the best days with all of the behind the scenes work that you do. The DRA (reading) testing went really well. All of the kiddos made so much growth since we last tested at the end of January. I am so proud of all of them! They are readers, and thank you for helping make reading so cool!
In writing, we are continuing to work on our last narrative pieces. We will finish up next week. I love reading all of their creative stories. Their little/big personalities show through in their writing. On Thursday, May 23rd we are participating in a school wide writing prompt/assessment, so if your little one will not be here on this day, please let me know.
Module 5 will be coming to an end in Math next week. The kids are doing really well during our math lessons. Thank you for your patience! Module 6 is a review of shapes, so it will be a fun unit!
There are only 14 days left of school! It is going to fly by. We will be very busy in here finishing out our units of study, making gifts, enjoying Donuts with Dad, having our end of the year party, playing hard on Field Day, and making memories! If you ever have any questions or suggestions, please reach out.
The First Annual Gala is TONIGHT, and I am so excited to spend a great evening with you! It starts at 6pm , and dinner is being served promptly at 6:45pm. See you soon!
Have an awesome weekend!
Happy Friday, Kindergarten Family =)
We had so much fun visiting the San Diego Zoo on Tuesday! Thank you again to all of our amazing moms and dads that came to help us have the best time! I love teaching the animal unit in science because the kids have so much fun with it!
Testing went really well yesterday and today. If your child was absent from school, we will be making up the testing all next week.
Our writing unit is coming to an end with narratives, and we began writing our last fiction story for the year. The kids are doing awesome! Please continue to work on sight words with your little one daily as well as carving out some quality reading time!
Module 5 in math is proving to be a little difficult for the kids. We spend a lot more time on our math each day. Please look over their math homework each night, and if they are not grasping it on their own, please leave me a little note on their homework.
Muffins with Mom is this coming Monday! We are so happy that you will be joining us on this very sweet day! We love our Moms!!
Legoland permission slips and payments are due on Monday the 13th. This is such an exciting trip for the kids! It is especially fun because it is a one on one special day to Legoland with your little one, and the tickets we get don't break the bank!
The Gala is next Friday! I cannot wait to dress up and have fun with you all! I hope you can make it! It will be a great night, and it is going to help us create an amazing workspace for all of our STEAM wishes!
Happy Mother's Day! Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday, Kindergarten Family!
I am feeling the love today on Teacher Appreciation Day! Thank you so much for making me feel so loved! I am a lucky teacher to have all of your kiddos! You guys are all pretty awesome! Thank you!
Poetry Month has come to an end. Your kiddo will be bringing home their poems at the end of the year in a special book. If you were not able to make it to the Poetry Slam, here is a link to our class reciting their poems. If your little one is not on the stage, that is because they chose not to recite their poem for the school.
I read with the kids out of their books yesterday and today, so we will be changing our books on Monday.
Next week is going to be a busy week! On Tuesday we are going to the Zoo. So far, we have learned a lot about elephants, lions and giraffes.
We are doing our MAP tests on Thursday and Friday with Mrs. Sweeney. Please make sure you send in your little one on these days with an extra full belly.
The Gala is on May 17th. We need your RSVP today please. It is going to be an amazing night and a wonderful benefit to our school. Please RSVP.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
Hello Kindergarten Family =)
I loved watching your kid take you on a tour of what they have been doing in class yesterday. They have all grown so much, and I am so proud of all of them! I enjoyed visiting with you all as well! Thank you for coming in!
This week we have been spending time learning about poems and writing our own poetry. So far, they have written Acrostic Poems and "I Like" Poems. Next week, they will be writing poems about colors. During writing time, the kids also began a new narrative writing piece, and it was so exciting to witness all of the amazing progress they have made in writing!
I assessed all of the students this past week on the Pre-K and Kindergarten sight words that I gave to you all at our conferences in October. These words are so important for each child to be able to read automatically as they help them to be successful readers in first grade. We are not able to spend a lot of time on these lists in class, so please help your kiddo learn them before they start first grade. These are also the word lists that I handed out yesterday. Thank you for working hard with your little one!
We are on our last lesson of module 4 in math. This past week has been a review week of the module, and the last lesson that we will complete on Monday is an assessment. In module 5, students clarify the meaning of the 10 ones and some ones within a teen number and extend that understanding to count to 100. We will also concentrate on composing and decomposing numbers 11-20.
In science we will continue to learn about animals. I also want to offer to any parents that are interested in your child working on an extra research project on an animal of their choice. This is offered to you because they will work on it during school time, but it will also be extra homework. So please let me know =)
I hope that you all have a beautiful weekend! Happy Easter!
Hello Kindergarten Family =)
We had an awesome week back to school! These kiddos are growing too fast =( This week was so much different than when we came back from winter break. I am sure you see it too. They all are ready to be first graders. They are so much fun, but please stop growing!
The Flower fields today were beautiful, and it was such a well organized trip. I hope your little one really enjoyed the day! A BIG thank you to our parent helpers! We could not participate on these great trips without you all! We truly appreciate you! There are a lot of pictures circulating, so I am sure you will see more.
Now that our plant unit has come to an end in science, we are going to be learning about animals. We will be concentrating on animals that are in the San Diego Zoo because that is where we get to celebrate what we learned on May 7th! More information will be coming soon.
For writing we are going to be learning about poems and writing our own because April is Poetry Month. We will have a school-wide poetry celebration on May 1st, and as soon as I hear more about that day, I will share it with you.
In math, module 4 is coming to an end, and we are reviewing right now. We will begin module 5 soon.
I have decided that instead of spelling tests (our days of school are numbered), I am going to challenge the kiddos to learn their sight words. We will begin this upcoming week. If your child already knows all of their sight words, I will offer other challenges to them. Next week I am going to assess all of the kiddos on their sight words, and I will make up a program with some incentives.
Do not forget that Izel's birthday party starts at 4pm today. She is so excited to celebrate with all of her friends! I hope you all have a great weekend! See you on Monday!
Hello Kindergarten Family =)
What a fantastic week! International Week was awesome! We learned so much about all of the countries we visited! We traveled to Italy, Denmark, Botswana, Spain, Vietnam, and the Bahamas! Your child brought their passport home today. Talking about today...they were amazing presenting in front of the school! They received so many compliments! I am so proud of them! I wish I took pictures, but I was BUSY! Yikes.
There is something else in your child's folder. I sent home some optional reading homework for them to do over the break. If your little one is interested in doing the homework, they will receive some special treats when we return. I also included a bookmark for each of them.
Please keep in mind that when we return to school, we will be going on our Field Study to the Carlsbad Flower Fields on Friday the 12th of April. If you did not turn in your child's permission slip, please bring it in by April 10th, so your child will be able to attend the trip. Also, if anyone would like to chaperone, please let me know.
We have two more field trips before school ends. We will be going to the San Diego Zoo and Legoland. You will receive more information when school resumes. I hope that you all have a great couple of weeks making memories!
Hello Kindergarten Family!
What a day! What a great week! I cannot tell you enough how thankful I am for all of you helpers! We are having so much fun in kindergarten learning and doing our thing because you guys are so quick to help and make everything so special! THANK YOU!
I wanted to let you know that next weekend is going to be very different. We will not being doing our regular studies because it is International Week. Each day we will travel to different countries (classrooms) to learn about their culture. This will take place from 8:30 to 10:30, and then we will have recess and return to class to practice our presentation for 30 minutes each day before we go to lunch. After lunch, my class goes to their special area classes. On Wednesday, we will be celebrating Izel's birthday, and we will celebrate McKenzie's birthday on Thursday. Their birthdays are during Spring Break, so we want to celebrate them a little early.
All of you are invited to come watch us do a special presentation for you on Thursday at 11:00. The kiddos will not be dressing up on this day because it will be a lot for them to change in and out of their costumes. If most of you are coming, we may be able to work it though!
The kids will be presenting Morocco to the school on Friday, so they will need to come to school dressed up in their Moroccan best if they are participating.
We still need some volunteers for the couscous. If anyone is interested, please let me know.
There will be no math homework or book bags next week. I do ask that you help your child practice their part for the presentation each day. I sent home the papers today, so please take a look in their backpacks.
If you have any questions, please reach out. I am always happy to help! I hope you all enjoy the warm weekend! I am so excited!
Hello Kindergarten Family =)
I will not be in school tomorrow, so I wanted to update our class news page a day early because so much great stuff is coming up. I received confirmation that we are presenting Morocco to the school on Friday the 22nd of March, so they kiddos will need to come to school dressed up if they are participating. We would like to invite you to a special presentation on Thursday the 21st, so we can go over it in front of an audience, and they can settle their nerves in front of their loved ones. We would like to present to you on Thursday the 21st at 9 am. We hope you can all make it!
Next week is a busy week of social studies as we prepare for International Week, so we are taking a break from our How To writing, and we will be doing fun quick writes throughout the week. I love doing them because they show me just how much they can do on their own, and they love writing about fun stuff too!
In math, we will continue to work on our Module 4. We are almost through it, and all of the kids are doing awesome!
I will change the book bags on Monday, and I will be sending home some Morocco information for them to practice reading next week as well because every child will be presenting =)
Reminder: The silly leprechaun is visiting our class next week, and we are celebrating Saint Patrick's Day on Friday the 15th. Leprechaun traps should be brought to school on Thursday the 14th, so we can set them before we leave school.
Thank you for helping us with all of the extra exciting things we have going on in here. We all truly appreciate you! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!
Hello Kindergarten Family =)
This was an awesome week of reading! Thank you so much for reading with your little one each day and returning their reading slips. They loved their daily prizes! We also read a lot in class this week, and we enjoyed celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday today!
To celebrate being awesome readers, the class finished their books with their 8th grade partner and shared it with their classmates. I printed each one in color and put it in between construction paper. They are going home today in the white binder. I hope you enjoy them! They are so creative!
For our How To Writing celebration, we made bowls of cereal this week while following each student's directions. I was so proud of them! We had lots of successful bowls made. It was a great lesson to show them just how specific they need to be, and it was fun....Bonus! Next week, we will complete one more How To Writing piece, so they can practice their skills.
We are moving right along in module 4 in our math books. Please continue to make sure your little one is doing their math homework each night. It is meant to be a check in to test what they learn each day. Please help them read the directions because the lessons do change a little each day. I return the homework on Fridays with notes on them in their white binders.
During social studies, we are learning about Morocco. They are all doing really well! I will invite you all to our International Week presentation when I learn the schedule. I will send home a separate message today about what needs to be ordered or purchased if you would like your child to participate in dressing up for our presentation. International Week is March 18-22.
Another upcoming event is Saint Patrick's Day. We will be celebrating on March 15th. More details will come next week. I do know it will be a dress up day with lots of green, so if you see something while out and about for a deal, you may want to grab it =)
I am always here for you, so if you ever need to chat, please reach out. Thank you for being amazing parents! Have a beautiful weekend!
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