What’s been happening…
This week was our last week of full classes! Who can believe that the year has gone by so quickly? I certainly can’t! As we end our year in Kindergarten, we completed our final lessons in math and reading. This was a very exciting time for each of the children!
In mathematics we completed chapter 12, which delved into sorting and categorizing groups. We practiced categorizing into color, size, and shape groups. We also learned how to graph our sorted groups! Next week, we will have our final test on Tuesday to bring our mathematical year to an end.
In literature, we read the story “Pet Show” by Ezra Jack Keats. We enjoyed looking at the colorful pictures and discussing them, as well as discussing what makes a good neighbor. We decided that a good neighbor is helpful, courteous, and respectful. We definitely came up with some great qualities to have in a neighbor!
We also reviewed our sight words from this section in literature. We love to learn new words and it’s even better when we get to practice using them! Along with the sight words we also reviewed short vowel sounds and the long vowel sound of the letter Uu. What fun we had practicing making these sounds! We also read our silly story for the letter Aa. Check your child’s folder for their mini book!
Next week brings us our Dance Recital at 10:00 on Tuesday. The girls are all so excited to show you everything they have learned. We hope that you can all make it to the show!
We also have our Sesame Place trip! We are all looking forward to this so much! We will leave Laurel Tree at 8:30 sharp on Thursday to begin our day. Please arrive early to receive your shirts for the trip. Weather permitting, we will leave Sesame Place around 4:30 to return to school.
We will have splash day on Friday. Next weeks theme is body painting. The paint is washable but feel free to send your child in an old bathing suit or clothing so they can enjoy this fun activity!
Children ask a lot of questions. Sometimes it may seem like it is the only thing they do. But answering their questions can actually help encourage their desire to learn. While answering the stream of never ending questions children always seem to have, you can spark their interest in areas that they may never have shown interest in before. And if you don’t know the answer you can teach your child the different ways to find the answer. You can look it up on the internet or show them how to use an encyclopedia, dictionary, or a library. What a great way to encourage your child to learn, just by answering their questions!
Up next week
Monday: McDonald’s Lunch Sign Up, Amazing Athletes (Wear Sneakers)
Tuesday: 10:00 Dance Recital
Wednesday: Wendy’s Lunch Sign Up, Soccer Shots (Last Class)
Thursday: Sesame Trip 8:30 departure
Friday: Splash Day Body Painting, Pizza Lunch Sign Up