We have two weeks left until Spring Break and “oh boy” are the students ready for the break. Having to stay inside due to the return on the cold weather is tough on the students. We did get out today for a bit and the weather next week is supposed to be warm so we will get to spend some time outside.
Report Cards will be sent out on March 21st. Please sign and return the signature card to me.
May the Luck of the Irish be with you!
Please know that spring pictures went home on Thursday, March 15. Each student should have received a picture packet if they were present when they were taken. Inside of each packet are ordering instructions on how to purchase the picture packet or pieces of the packet. If you do not wish to order any pictures at this time, please send the packet back to school and have your child give it to their homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Traster at [email protected].
We will be celebrating Dr.Seuss March 5-9. Please join in the fun by participating in these fun activities;
Monday – “Cat in the Hat” Day – Wear your favorite hat.
Tuesday – “Fox in Socks” Day – Wear mix match or crazy socks.
Wednesday – “Wacky Wednesday” Day – Wear wacky clothes and have a wacky hair do.
Thursday – “Wocket in my Pocket” Day – Bring something to school in your pocket. Keep it a secret!
Friday – “Green Eggs and Ham” Day – Wear green.
In October the Kindergarten students planted daffodil bulbs in the front of our school. Our goal is to repeat this every year until we have an ocean of flowers to welcome in Spring. The children were so proud of their beautiful flowers.
Just a reminder that we will be going on a field trip on March 27th and the forms and money are due by Feb 16. I know that the forms were sent out a long time before the field trip but we have to have enough money to pay for the tickets 30 days in advance or we will be unable to go on the field trip. We did work very hard to get the price down to $14.00 so that it would not be a burden on families.
Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember
- Valentine Grams on Sale for $1 – Thursday, February 8th – Tuesday, February 13th
- Early Bird Special on Yearbooks Ends – Wednesday, February 14th
- Spring Pictures – Wednesday, February 14th – Thursday, February 15th
- Winter Break – Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd
- Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year – Wednesday, March 21st
We watched our Georgia groundhog see his shadow on Friday. This means we will have 6 more weeks of winter. The students enjoyed learning about shadows and the folklore surrounding the groundhog and his shadow.
Progress reports will be given out this Friday. Students will need to know 50 sight words to meet the standard at the end of the nine week period that ends in March. Please continue to work with your child to help them learn the words. They will need to know 75 sight words by the end of the year to meet the standard. Sight words open the gateway to reading and writing.
Wow, it is hard to believe that we have completed 100 days in Kindergarten. We have never had the date change as much as we have this year due to the weather. I believe that we have 75 days of school until the summer break begins.
Please work with your child on their sight words. Students should know 50 of the assigned sight words by the end of this nine week period. Sight words open the gateway to learning to read and write. These are skills that are needed to help students get ready for first grade.
To celebrate the 100th day we rotated to each Kindergarten classroom and enjoyed many different activities. We created ourselves as older people, wrote 100 words, stacked 100 cups, did 100 exercises, and make a 100th day headband. As you can see from the pictures below we all had a lot of fun.
It is hard to believe that the second nine weeks will be over next Wednesday and we will be at the half way point of the school year. We had a wonderful time learning about Reindeer in our class this week. We wrote an informational paper with the facts that we learned. The Gingerbread Girl visited our classroom on Thursday. She read about her adventures and we wrote about our favorite part of the story. Enjoy some photos of our adventure below.
Dates to Remember:
Early Release – Tues, Dec 19
Early Release – Wed, Dec 20
Winter Vacation – Dec 21 – Jan 4
Report Cards – Jan 5
Dinner with Santa – Thursday, December 14th (Volunteers needed)
- Holiday Shop Begins (Schedule Change) – Wednesday, 12/13 – Monday, 12/18