Snow make-up days:
April 22nd, May 3rd (now a full day!!) and May 31st is now a half day.
I have to apologize - I was working late at school last night and was exhausted by the time I got home and forgot to send a reminder note about PJ and Toy day today (by the time I remembered it was midnight - much too late to send a note - thankfully most friends remembered!)
However, I do want to remind you about the Kindergarten Music Informance for our class on Friday, April 26th at 11:00 sharp! It should be a lot of fun!!
Rox Reading is well underway. Remember, you need to complete all 4 weeks to earn the free tickets but it's easy to do because we already read for our reading logs!
Be sure to check out our website for new blog entries and a slideshow or two!
I can't believe we only have 28 day of school left! So much to do and so little time!
I am asking parents to send in a baby picture of their child in a sealed envelope. (Please label the picture so I can return it to you.) We will be talking about growing and changing, and we play a guessing game with the baby pictures ! It's one of my favorite lessons of the year. By the way, our classroom tadpole "Hoppy" is growing by leaps and bounds.
Enjoy the warm weather!
*Check the calendar for other upcoming events and the blog for a recap of what's been happening and what skills your child will be working on and can work on at home.
*I've attached the cold weather policies above.
To be on the safe side, students should just bring ALL of their cold weather gear and tennis shoes daily. It is difficult for me to tell you which days Library, Computer, Music, and Phy. ed are on because of the rotating schedule with Days 1-5 and an occasional 0 day thrown in. It is best just to make sure your child has tennis shoes every day, as well as, all their cold weather gear because winter weather is nothing if not changeable. I will try to put it on the monthly calendar, however, sometimes things change, so it's best just to have shoes here just in case.
ABC books and directions sent home for your child to practice "tracing" with their finger, saying the letter, the sound, and the picture name. Feel free to keep it for as long as you feel your child needs to practice and return when you are finished with it. Thank you for your support.
If you have a computer at home, there are some great websites:
There are so many more free computer games out there, so have fun exploring and learning. Look at the Educational Sites tab for more great apps.
Also, below, find a few fun shape You Tube videos for you to share with your kids. Kindergarteners are required to master the following 2 and 3-D shapes: oval, circle, triangle, square, rhombus, trapezoid, hexagon, cone, sphere, cube, cylinder, pyramid, and rectangular prism. These videos support the state standards for kindergarten concerning shapes. Enjoy!
Thanks for all your support!
Mrs. Christine Manthe
Just wondering if anyone else happens to watch KARE 11 News. They had a piece on too much screen time with young kids and how it effects their brains. It was very interesting. Thought you might like to look at it if you didn't see it.
Just a reminder: If you are picking up your child after school, please do so in the lobby. DO NOT go to the buses - it is very dangerous and makes it very chaotic for all. I know it may not be as convenient; but for safety's sake - please wait for your child in the lobby of the building. Thank you!
*I've been asked "What can we work on at home with our child?"
Right now, printing their first and last name with one capital letter in each, naming and recognizing 2D and 3D shapes, patterning, recognizing the alphabet and knowing the sounds, counting from 0-110 (by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's), recognizing numbers to 32, syllables, rhyming, sorting, and the colors, color words, and sight words. Plus, read, read, read!
I also sent a "work at home" packet with each student to practice skills at home.
Remember, your child's BEE binder is a great Resource of things to practice and to reinforce kindergarten skills!