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Be sure to keep an eye out for beach day and field day notes in your child’s folder TODAY so your kiddo doesn’t miss out on any kindergarten fun!  

Our Mother’s Day celebration is on Friday, May 8th @ 8:30 am. Please make sure your little one has someone at this event. Don’t forget your ticket in the door to avoid long sign in lines!

 

Reading Workshop-We are in our final days of reading workshop. I am so proud of how far our little bees have grown this year. I will spending reading conferencing time assessing language arts report cards items.  

 

Writing Workshop-The children are having so much fun being able to choose what type of writing they do. Many of them are grabbing their writing folders every free minute they have. We love to see them so excited about writing!

 

Math-We continue playing some fun math games as we work on our report card assessments.

 

Science and Social Studies-For the last few weeks of school, we will be learning about ocean animals! This week, we will talk about sharks, whales, and learn some cool octopus facts!

 

Dates to Remember

Field Day-May 8thPE Shoes are a MUST!  

Mother’s Day Celebration-May 11 @ 8:30am Please make sure your child has someone with them at this event.

Beach Day-May 18 Details coming home in folders 5/7/18!  

 

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Friday, May 11 will be the last day children are bringing home overnight reading books. Please look under beds and behind couches for any books that may be hiding and return them as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

Reading Workshop-Thank you all for helping your child with their synthesizing projects! We had so much fun using clues to find the “big idea” of each child’s bag. We will continue our synthesizing unit this week by reading lots of books that will help us practice this skill.  

 

Writing Workshop-We will spend the rest of the year allowing children to choose from all the writing genres we have learned about this year. They can choose to write a How To, Small Moment, Narrative, Opinion, or All About piece.  

 

Math-We will wrap up the year playing some fun math games along with beginning our report card assessments.

 

Science and Social Studies-We will learn some fun facts about some of the cool animals we will see at the zoo!

 

Dates to Remember

 

Zoo Trip-May 4th- Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. If you chose to bring a lunch from home, please pack ALL DISPOSABLE ITEMS.

 

Library Day-May 7th. This is our last visit to the library this year so please return all books.

 

Field Day-May 8th

 

Mother’s Day Celebration-May 11 @ 8:30am

 

Beach Day-May 18 Details coming soon!  

 

 

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We just finished our last week of having parent volunteers in the classroom for centers. Mrs. Fox and I want to send out a big thank you to everyone for making this year a success! We couldn’t have done it without such an amazing group of parents. It means so much to us and your children to have you here.   

We have lots of fun activities planned this week in addition to our ABC countdown. A local dairy farmer has offered to bring a live cow to school for the children to meet. We will also be paying a visit to a first grade classroom to check out what’s in store for these “Not-So-Little-Ones” next year!  

 

Reading Workshop-This week, we will wrap up our inferring unit and move onto synthesizing. We will teach children how to use clues from the story to help them find the “big idea”. Look for synthesizing ‘homework” coming home in your child’s backpack today.  

 

Writing Workshop-We are almost finished with our “All About” writing. The children had so much fun using books and the computer to “research” their topic and write facts. They were encouraged to organize their writing and add text features like captions and a table of contents. Look for their writing and “published piece” from this unit coming home at the end of the week!  

 

Math-We will spend the week reviewing the skills we learned this year in preparation for report card assessments.

 

Science and Social Studies– We will get to know one of our favorite bugs this week-butterflies! We will also talk about ways that we can help the Earth in honor of Earth Day.

 

Dates to Remember:

Zoo Trip-May 4th

Field Day-May 8th

Mother’s Day Celebration-May 11 @ 8:30 am

 

 

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We are counting down to the last day of school and have lots of fun planned for the last 26 days of school. Our ABC count down will be coming home soon and will tell you the activity we are doing each day.  

 

Reading Workshop-We will continue with our inferring unit this week. This a difficult skill and our little bees are catching on quickly!   

 

Writing Workshop-We will keep working on our “All About” writing. We will learn to make our work fancy and add things like captions and a table of contents!

 

Math-This week, we will play some fun addition games. This will help us practice our fluency so we can hit the ground running in first grade!  

 

Science and Social Studies– We will get creepy and crawly learning about bugs this week! 

 

Dates to Remember:

 

East Side’s lost and found will be cleaned out on Friday, April 20. If you need to look for your child’s missing items, please do so before then.

 

 SAVE THE DATES!

Our Field trip to the Zoo in in Friday, May 4th! All parents and siblings are invited to join us! Details coming soon!

We will have a Berry Special Morning with Mom on Friday, May 11 @ 8:30 am. Please make sure your little on has someone there. This is very important to your kindergartner. Look for the official invite in your child’s folder in the next few weeks!   

 

 

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We hope everyone one has an amazing break! Now is a great time to wash jackets, backpacks, and lunchboxes. We this would be a great help in getting rid of the sniffles that are going around the classroom. 

We will have a very busy last few weeks of school when we return from the break!  We have field trips, a visit form a dairy cow and lots of end of the year fun planned for our kindergartners! Be on the lookout for notes and info coming home in folders so that you won’t miss anything!  

 

Reading Workshop-This week, the children will work on inferring. We will discuss things that are happening in the story that the author does not directly tell us. 

 

Writing Workshop-We will begin our “All About” unit. Children will write non-fiction informational books. They will have the opportunity to do a little research on their chosen topics.

 

Math-We will work on learning some more strategies that will help us solve word problems 

 

Science and Social Studies-We will talk about plants this week! We will learn how they go from seed to plant, the functions of each plant part, and what they need to grow.   

 

Dates to Remember:

 Library Day is on Monday, April 9th-Please send in your library books if you haven’t already done so.

Our field trip to the center for Puppetry Arts is on Friday, April 13th.

 

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We are officially in the final 9 weeks of kindergarten! We are so proud of how far our little bees have come. They are well on their way to becoming first graders!   

 

Reading Workshop-We will finish our questioning unit right before spring break. This week will focus on the kids of questions we needs to stop and ask ourselves as we read to make sure we understand the story.

 

Writing Workshop-We will wrap up our Small Moments writing this week. Look for your child’s writing from this unit come home along with their “published piece”. Mrs. Fox and I are so proud of their writing!  

 

Math-Last quarter we worked on comparing sets up to 10. This week we will begin to move away from pictures and manipulatives and work on comparing numbers to 10. We anticipate our little mathematicians will grasp this concept easily.  

 

Science and Social Studies-We will be talking about farm and oviparous (animals that lay eggs) this week. We will learn about how these animals help us.     

 

Dates to Remember:

Spring Break- Monday, April 2nd-Friday, April 6. We wish everyone a safe and relaxing break! 

 

 

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Thank you to all the Busy Bee families who were able to attend our Mother Goose Performance!  After all that practicing, children loved having a real audience!

 

Be on the lookout for your child’s report card coming home on Wednesday! Praise you little one for all their hard work. Please send the unsealed envelope back to school as soon as possible.

 

Reading Workshop-We will wrap up discussing visualizing and begin our Questioning unit. Children will learn how to ask questions and make predictions about the text to help make sure they understand the story. We will learn that understanding is just as important as saying the words on the page.

 

Writing Workshop-As we continue our “Small Moments” writing, we will focus on giving our writing a strong ending. We will encourage children to move beyond just stopping at the end of their story or just writing “the end”.  

 

Math-We will spend the week reviewing counting objects in a scatter and counting on from a given number. We will also use 10 frames and various strategies and games to figure out “how many more to 10”.  

 

Science and Social Studies-With spring on its way, we will be exploring weather this week. We will do some fun experiments with wind and learn how scientists “read the clouds” to predict the weather.  

 

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, March 21-Report Cards go home

Saturday, March 24-80’s Dance in the café  

 

 

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We have been doing lots of practicing for our Mother Goose program and look forward to showing off all of our hard work on March 15 at 8:30 am.

In other news, East Side is implementing a new lunch visitor policy. We are asking that if anyone other than a parent (grandparents, aunts/ uncles. etc.) will be coming to lunch, please send in a written note alerting the teacher-NOT an email. Please understand this is to keep all of our little ones safe.     

 

Reading Workshop-We will continue to talk about visualizing. Our little bees are really latching on to this concept! They are learning to focus on the words the author writes to help them understand the story.  

 

Writing Workshop-We are beginning a new writing unit, “Small Moments” this week. Children will learn to take a big idea and focus on details of a small part of their story. Children are encouraged to use adjectives (we call them sparkle words in kindergarten) to describe their experiences in detail. 

 

Math-We will spend the week reviewing addition and subtraction word problems.  

 

Science and Social Studies-We will have fun learning all about the Irish for St. Patrick’s Day!   We will do some fun crafts and read several Irish folktales.

 

Dates to Remember:

 

Wednesday, March 14-Early Release

Thursday, March 15-Kindergarten Mother Goose performance @ 8:15 in the café. 

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With the colder weather (hopefully) behind us, now is a great time to make sure the change of clothing in your child’s backpack is weather appropriate and to change them out if needed. 

 

Reading Workshop-This week, we will begin to talk about visualizing. This helps us focus on using the words-not just the pictures to understand what the author wants us to know.

 

Writing Workshop-We will wrap up our “How To” writing unit this week. Be on the lookout for their writing to come home so that week can make room in our folders for our next writing unit. The children loved being about to teach us about all the things they know how to do!

 

Math-Now that we are experts at basic subtraction, we will work on subtraction story problems this week. We will learn several strategies to help us out when we come across though problems.   

 

Science and Social Studies-With Spring on its way, we will be playing in the dirt as we explore rocks and soil.    

 

Dates to Remember:

Monday, March 5- Library Day-please return library books if you have not already done so.

 

 

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