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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Weekly News: May 5-9

We have had so much fun watching our caterpillars get bigger and bigger and fatter and fatter as we read about their metamorphosis. We think all of them will be in a chrysalis very soon! 

We are excited for our very special Mother's Day centers on Friday. We will begin RIGHT AT 11:00 so please plan on arriving by then. The students have some special songs prepared and we have a special story we will be reading together as a class. There will be activities, games, and even a snack! You will be painting with your children, so don't wear anything too fancy! Hope you are able to make it!

Community Service projects are due NEXT WEEK! Students will be presenting a short 3-5 minute oral presentation of their project next week. Please practice this presentation with your child so that they are prepared to present in class. We will have sign-ups for presentations on the Classroom Clipboard this week. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me. 

The Service Project should include the following: 
  1. 1)A Service Log Listing 6 or more hours
  2. 2)A Visual Presentation that is Organized and Student Created
  3. 3)An Oral Presentation that is clear and well prepared
  4. 4)A Written/Typed Paragraph explaining what you did and what you learned.  

Each Category is worth 5 points for a total of 20 points for the Service Project.

Upcoming Events
Friday, May 9th: Mother's Day Celebration 
Monday, May 12 - Friday, May 16: Community Service Projects Due
Monday, May 26th: NO SCHOOL 
Friday, June 6th: Donuts with Dads - Father's Day Celebration 
Tuesday, June 10th: End of the Year Field Day 
Wednesday, June 11th: Last Day of Kindergarten Celebration 

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What Are We Learning This Week?:

Letter Team: There are NO new letter teams! For the rest of the year, we will be reviewing all letter teams that we have learned this year. The expectation is that students recognize the letter team within our three second rule, then be able to apply that letter team when decoding an unknown word. 

We will continue to read books about caterpillars, butterflies, Mother's Day, and spring.

Writing: Students may choose if they would like to write a step up to writing or fictional stories about butterflies.  

Math: We have been working so hard on our facts through five. Our class goal is that every student can pass their timed test in 2 minutes and we are ALMOST THERE!! Keep practicing those facts at home! 

Leadership: Our leadership theme for the rest of the year is SERVICE. I am excited to see how our kindergarten friends have shown service through their community service projects! 


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