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Week 30

Kindergarten

Mrs. Ballenski

cballenski@lovelandclassical.org

Our phonograms will include:  wr   ph   tch

You will begin to see blue pencil writing on the spelling pages that come home. The children try to write each dictated word using their black leaded pencils. When they copy the correct spelling, it will now be in blue. The Riggs markings will continue to be in red.

This week, we will introduce the continent of Africa.

In math, we are working on graphing and addition.

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 on Tuesday or Wednesday as soon as Morning Forum ends and the children go to Art. We are also available nearly everyday after school. We 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 and Wednesday, April 23 and 24th. We will spend about an hour and a half in a small group rotation after Art, snack, and a quick recess, from 9:50 to 11:20. We would love to have 4 or 5 volunteers for each class. (Please contact wither Sarah Kelly or Jenna Waters.)

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.

Farmers 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. We will spend Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons doing some fun activities. Volunteer support will be appreciated that week. If the weather is nice, we will play some outdoor games and your child should wear sunscreen to school. If the weather does not cooperate, we will enjoy some special events inside. We would like donations for pizza for a lunch picnic and 100% fruit popsicles. (again, please contact your class volunteer organizer to sign up.)

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 be working on the 5 locomotor movements while learning about respect.

Spanish

Ms. Carlson

jcarlson@lovelandclassical.org

This week in Art, students will be learning about native African animals. Students will be making African lion masks.

Tonight's informational meeting has been cancelled.
Sign up for the May meeting.
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