Monday, May 18, 2015

Shoe Tying

Don't set your student up for embarrassment by sending him to first grade without knowing how to tie.  The internet is full of short cut methods to make this an easier task.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Week of May 18th

Homework Week of May 18


MONDAY 3:00 Dismiss.  We will be working on our time capsules today.  After looking into the 1960, what about our lives today will be interesting in the future?  Time capsules will be labeled "Do not open until 2027!"
TUESDAY 2:00 Dismiss. Yes Bus.  Yes ASC.  High Frequency Word Pizza Party!  No need to bring or buy lunch.  We will be celebrating Jackson's birthday which is next week!
WEDNESDAY 1:30 Dismiss.  No Bus.  Yes ASC.  
FRIDAY 2:00 Dismiss. Yes Bus.  No ASC. Last Day of School.  Mrs. Clarke will prepare sack lunches that we will eat outside.  Please bring a beach towel/old towel to sit on. Also, for tie dying bring a white t-shirt with name written in permanent marker inside the collar. No need for notebooks or snack.  Book bags recommended.

Free to Good Home

Do you have an aquarium that you are looking to add new fish?  We have five Dalmatian Mollies in our classroom that I am looking for a new home.  I will be traveling over the summer and will not be able to care for them and plan to start with a new group in the fall.  You may come in and get them anytime this week.  They will go to the first interested party.  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Our Kinder Garden

The students have enjoyed using their knowledge and working together to create this beautiful mural of a garden.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Homework Week of May 11, 2015

Homework Week of May 11

All 14 students know all 31 high frequency words!
Phonics Skills - Review blends and digraphs
Math Skills - I will be assessing fluency in addition and subtraction within 5.
Reading Theme - We will be talking about parts of the plant and plant life cycles.

MONDAY Awards banquet at 5:30 and awards presentations at 6:30.  All awards are justly earned and there is no guarantee that every student will get an award.  (But...shhh....everyone in kindergarten did this year.)  I hope to see you there to share a nice meal.  This is the last week leveled readers are coming home.  You may see a jump in the difficulty of your child's books since I have just completed assessments again.
TUESDAY 2:00 Dismiss.  Last Spanish class this year.
WEDNESDAY Last art class with Mrs. Jochem this year.
FRIDAY Mass.  Farm Safety Day - students should wear the farm safety shirts that go home Wednesday or Thursday.  Shorts or jeans are acceptable even though we are going to Mass.  NO sharing.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Pizza Party!

We will be having pizza in our classroom on Tuesday, May 19th to celebrate everyone in the class learning all 31 high frequency words.  CONGRATULATIONS!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Grandparents' Day

We are ready for Grandparents' Day!

The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen

Sara Luthy and Nancy Mitchell visited our class on Monday to help us learn about some food product cycles.  Mrs. Sara shared the delightfully bizarre book, The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen.  Thankfully after Patrick ate his French toast, the cow, chickens, and maple trees disappeared from his kitchen, but we are left hanging wondering what he will find in his kitchen tomorrow! 

Mrs. Sara reading The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen

Mrs. Mitchell shared a little of her knowledge and experience about making maple syrup.  

Mrs. Mitchell sharing about maple syrup
Of course, we had to sample!  

Our Class Expert on Maple Syrup
It was great to have these visitors sharing their expertise in our classroom.  Thank you, friends!