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Kindergarten Newsletter, May 17

Upcoming Events/mark your calendars: Still a lot happening at school these last few weeks…

  • Monday, May 20: Read to a dog at La Grange Library: This is always a GREAT event for your beginning reader, held multiple times throughout the year.  Takes place at La Grange library, 7-8pm https://lagrangelibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?eventid=1408&lib=0
  • Tuesday, May 21: Prayer service at 9am
  • Wednesday, May 22: Band concert, 2pm
  • Thursday, May 23rd: Kindergarten and 8th grade picnic: Please bring in an extra sweet treat for your child’s 8th grade buddy or buddies (so extra cookie, brownie, etc.)
  • Friday, May 24th: Dance-a-thon in the morning; click HERE for more info.  Kindergarten has already submitted song requests!  Ready to dance!
  • Friday, May 31st: Kindergarten Celebration at 9:30.

You should have received the invite for our kindergarten celebration.  Now we need your help to make it extra special!  Click the links below to see how you can help out.

Food and drinks: Please make sure these are PEANUT FREE. These can be brought to your child’s classroom the day of the classroom, or directly to the PC gym at 8am (please have it ready to be served, write your name on anything that needs to be returned):

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FACA62FA7FE3-kindergarten3

Decorating Committee: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FACA62FA7FE3-kindergarten2

Clean-up: The big thing here is taking away the chairs so set-up can begin for an 8th grade afternoon event-Dads?!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FACA62FA7FE3-kindergarten1

This Week:

  • You all should have received an official invite to the kindergarten celebration!  We can’t wait to celebrate all of our kindergarten accomplishments together!
  • You should have received a note about our upcoming kinder/8th grade picnic.  Don’t forget to bring in an EXTRA sweet treat.

Next Week:

  • We will be working on a special project for our 8th grade buddies.  We will make them personalized bookmarks that they can use in highschool where they’ll be doing lots and lots of reading and studying

Literacy: Review…

  • Daily journaling
  • Jolly Phonics
  • Fiction and nonfiction stories about caterpillars and butterflies
  • Sight words
  • Guided reading groups

Math: Review…

  • Counting to 100 by 5s and 10s, counting by 2s to 20.
  • Represent addition up to 10 with fingers, drawings and sounds.
  • Represent subtract up to 10 with fingers, drawings and sounds.
  • Represent addition and subtraction with equations.
  • Solve addition and subtraction problems within 10 and fluently add and subtract within 5.
  • Decompose numbers up to 10 in more than one way (5=4+1 or 5=3+2)
  • For any number from 1-9, what makes 10?
  • Show numbers 11-19 in a tens frame.
  • Coins: Naming and giving the value for the following coins: penny, nickel, dime and quarter.

Religion:

We had so much fun celebrating mom, we want to recognize our dads too! We feel God’s love through our families.  We will be working on a special project for our dads!

Science: 

We now have all chrysalises in our classroom!  We will continue to observe and document in our science journals and wait patiently for beautiful painted lady butterflies to emerge!