Memorial Day - No School
Monday, May 29, 2017

District Calendar

What We Are Learning

  • May 30
    I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend.  It sure was hard to get going this morning with gray and drizzly skies.  This week we're going to continue our review of the letters, working on F through I.  Our geometry unit will be finished by the end of the week and then we will begin another unit on geometry.  In writing, we're still working on proper letter formation for all of the letters we are reviewing as well as writing sentences and adding details.  We are continuing our inquiry unit, Look At Me!  You should have received a homework assignment to complete last Friday in your child's folder.  Students will be sharing their timelines in class on June 9.  Please be sure your child is able to talk about their timeline.  Next Tuesday we will go to the Capital Center for the Arts to watch the play "Pete the Cat." A permission slip will be coming home today.  Please have the slip signed and sent in and $3.50 by next Monday.  

    Posted May 30, 2017, 8:54 AM by Katie Cleary
  • May 22
    I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  It's hard to believe, but we are down to our last 25ish days of kindergarten.  We'll be starting an alphabet countdown today to review all of the letters and letter sounds with some fun crafts and activities.  Feel free to quiz your child on all letters and sounds as to be on grade-level by the end of the year, they should know them all.  We have started a geometry unit on shapes in math as well.  This week we also start our last inquiry unit, titled Look At Me.  We'll be looking at personal histories and thinking about how students have changed over the school year.  I am amazed at how much each and every child has grown this year!  
    We have 2 field trips coming up.  June 2 we will be going to the Capitol Center for the Arts to see Pete the Cat.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to take parents.  Please pack a bag lunch that day.  No glass bottles, please.  We will be eating here, but we may miss our lunch time in the cafeteria.  Also, on June 16 we will be going to the Audobon Society in Concord to learn about springtime wildlife.  Parents are welcome to come, but you do need to be fingerprinted.  If you have not contacted the SAU yet, please do so soon as I believe it takes at least two weeks to come back.  That day, we will be eating at the Audobon Society, so students will need a bag lunch again, with no glass bottles.  
    I will send a reminder notice about each trip as we get closer.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!
    Posted May 22, 2017, 5:38 AM by Katie Cleary
  • May 8
    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  My family and I spent a lot of time outside this weekend and those pesky blackflies were everywhere.  Hopefully, with cooler weather today, they will stay away a bit more.  Please remember to send your child a water bottle. I have been giving those without one a cup, but my cup supply is quickly being depleted.  If you would like to donate small plastic cups (Dixie cup size to 8 oz. max) it would be much appreciated.  
    We are wrapping up our inquiry unit on life cycles.  We have learned about plants, frogs, butterflies and chickens.  It has been an exciting and very interesting unit for the students!
    In math, we are starting a unit on counting to 100.  We will look for patterns to help us count and write these numbers.  We are also writing in our journals, practicing handwriting formation and using play dough to build numbers. Our last reading unit is called Readers Are Resourceful and we are using everything we know to help us read more challenging books.  
    We have a very exciting event coming up this week at school.  Career Day is being held on Wednesday.  Students will listen to presentations from multiple speakers about their jobs.  I am so excited that the kindergarten will get a chance to learn about many jobs around our community again!
    Posted May 8, 2017, 5:45 AM by Katie Cleary
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Classroom Schedule

Daily Schedule
9:00 Morning Meeting
9:10 Phonics/Word Work/Spelling
9:30 Reading Workshop
10:00 RTI
10:30 Writing
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Recess
12:30 Read Aloud
12:45 Math
1:45 Specials
2:25 Snack
2:45 Free Time