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Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekly News: April 22-26


I hope you had a restful three-day weekend with your families.  

Our Book Fair is this week! It will be located in the lower building at our campus. The book fair will be open from 11:30-1:30. Make sure to stop by to buy some great books and support our school. 

Monday is Earth Day! To celebrate, we will be learning all about recycling and discussing ways to help the Earth. We will also have a special Earth Day Sharing this week. Check out the Homework tab for more information. 

Save The Date: We will be having a Mother's Day celebration on Friday, May 10 from 10:30-11:30. More information to come. We hope all of you mommies are able to make it!

Only a few more weeks until our Community Service presentations.  Presentations will be due the week of May 13-17. Presentations in the past have included: posterboards, journals, slideshows, books, and pictures documenting your 8 hours of community service. Please email me if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events:  
Friday, May 10: Mother's Day Celebration 
May 13-17: Community Service Projects Due
Friday, June 7: Donuts with Dad - Father's Day Celebration 
Tuesday, June 11: End of the Year Field Day 
Wednesday, June 12: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration 

What Are We Learning This Week?:

Letter Team: 
EAR (another ER sound like in EARTH and EARLY).THIS IS OUR LAST LETTER OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!

We will read books about Earth Day and our poem, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".

Writing: We will write about recycling and other ways to help the Earth.

Math: We have been working hard on "Ways to Compose and Decompose" the number 5. We have learned that we can make 5 with 4 and 1, with 3 and 2, with 5 and 0, and the reverse of each of those. You can help at home by asking your child questions like, "If I have three cookies and you have two, how many would we have together?" or "There are four cats inside, so how many cats are outside?" and  so on. It is our goal that every student be fluent in adding and subtracting to 5 by the end of the year. 
Every day, we will also work on a critical thinking math story problem to answer in our new math journals. I will continue asking students to "explain their thinking" and how they solved their problems.

Leadership: Our leadership theme for the month of March and April is INGENUITY. 


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