April Newsletters

Mrs. Paulsen’s Kindergarten News

April 10, 2015


Emails-Beginning next week, I’m going to start my last round of scheduled emails for the school year.  I have really appreciated the correspondence I have experienced with you this school year, and I hope you have enjoyed it, too.  I will still touch base when a story or concern warrants.  Thank you.


Reading - Our stories this week were all about food that people get from plants.  Our first story, Bread Comes to Life, showed us the steps taken from planting the wheat to eating bread.  Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert had us all hungry for pie!  The author in this story wrote about the changing stages of a cherry tree and the creatures who all enjoy the tree.  It concludes with the family making and enjoying a pie.  We created our own recipe for pie this week.  We also focused on different features of text and how the author uses them to help tell the story. 


Math - We finished up our unit on telling time this week.  We spent most of our time practicing telling time to the hour.  It was fun to get out individual clocks to practice.  We also learned how to write times in digital form.      


Science - This week we experimented with wood and water.  We found out that wood floats in water, but if we use weights we can make it sink.  We also figured out that some types of wood sink more easily than others. 


Spring Pictures - Each year Lifetouch comes out to take spring pictures.  Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, April 14.  With spring pictures, all students have their pictures taken.  Pictures are sent home when received by the school, and at that time, you may choose to purchase.  If you do not want them, you just send them back to school.  If you have a preference for pose and background, please indicate your choice on this form and send back on Tuesday. 


Career Day - Today your child was given the opportunity to explore two different careers at Elementary Career Day.  This afternoon we welcomed a variety of presenters into our building and students learned about some interesting jobs.  Ask your child about his/her favorite session.  J 


Book Orders - The April round of books orders is here!  The orders will be due on Friday,April 17th.  Cash or checks made payable to Scholastic Book Clubs are accepted.  I’ve again set up online ordering for those who are interested.  The website is scholastic.com/bookclubs, and our class code is GNQWG. Please let me know if you have any questions about ordering.  This will be the last book order of the school year. 


Important Dates

Tuesday, April 14 – Spring Pictures