Our phonograms will include: wr (write), ph (phone), tch (catch)
You should see blue pencil writing on the writing pages that come home. The children try to write each dictated word using their black leaded pencils. When they copy the correct spelling, it is in blue. The Riggs markings are in red.
This week, we will introduce the continent of Africa.
In math, we are continuing working on graphing and addition. Fractions will be introduced this week.
Our Science unit is Plants
Character: Self-Control takes courage.
Literature: If You Plant a Seed, How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? Tug of War, Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain, Wangari’s Trees
Thank you for your volunteer support! We appreciate you!
If you were not able to meet with us for Parent/Teacher a conference, consider meeting with us another time. We are available nearly everyday after school and are happy to meet with you.
Monday, April 22nd, there will not be school for the current Kindergarten children. We will host the in-coming classes with Primus Passus that day.
Math Monday has now moved to Tuesday, April 23. We will spend about an hour and a half in a small group rotation from 8:00 to 9:20. We would love to have 4 or 5 volunteers for each class. Please email me if you are able to join us.
Invite guests: The Kinder Showcase is Friday, April 26th, 6-6:30 PM. Plan to have your student dressed up and in our classroom between 5:30-5:40. You won’t want to miss the slide show of our year that we be showing in the MPR at 5:40. Please bring finger foods to share (tables will be set up in the far end of the lobby). The concert will take about 15 minutes. Then you will be requested to pick up your student from our classroom and enjoy the Kinder Art with a small plate of hors d’oeuvres, Kinder style.
Farmer Day is Monday, April 29th. Your child is able to wear denim, farmer and/or cowboy clothes, and straw hats, as we enjoy some special activities. If the weather cooperates, part of it will be outside. Consider putting sunscreen on your child that day.
Please make plans for the last days of school. Kindergarten will meet as usual on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 20, 21, 22. There is no class for Kindergarten on Thursday or Friday, May 23 and 24. The last day of Kindergarten is Wednesday, May 22. We would like donations for pizza for a lunch picnic and 100% fruit popsicles. Please contact me if you are interested in help provide lunch.
We have a tradition at LCS, asking the Kindergartners to sing to the graduating seniors. This year, graduation will be held at the Academy, Saturday afternoon at 2:00, on May 18th. We will teach the song, “Happiness Is”, to all the children, expecting that some of the children will be able to get dressed up and join us. We will just to march in, sing the song, and leave again. It is precious!
Students will continue to practice their concert songs and learn a new song this week.
We will continue to learn how to control the ball while manipulating equipment in space while moving, but start to learn how to move in space at different levels.
This week in Art, students will finish their Indian dhurrie rugs made from construction paper. Later in the week, we will be learning about animals native to Africa. Students will begin an African lion mask.