Kindergarten Capers

Friday, April 14, 2017


Kindergarten NEWS
 April 17-28


Upcoming Events
Monday, April 17-Sunday, April 23:  SPRING BREAK

Monday, April 24: Fluoride

Thursday, April 27:  P.E./Music

Friday, April 28:  School Wide Reading Celebration

Saturday, April 29:  Kite Flight for Reading and Sight

Wednesday, May 3:  Color Run 

Friday, May 19:  End of Year Kindergarten Program


Friday Treat
Logan Turnbaugh


Literacy Idea
   After you have read a story to your child, have him/her retell it to you with a beginning, middle and end.


News
         The Kite Flight for Reading and Sight will be held at the Middle School from 10:00-3:00  on Saturday, April 29th.  All students who turn in their completed reading chart will be able to choose a kite, book, or movie pass.  Let’s help South Elementary get a check for the most participants and our Kindergarten classes a pizza party for the most participants.
          Remember our End of Year Kindergarten program will be held on Friday, May 19th at 10:30 AM. This will be for ALL kindergarten students!  We will combine both morning and afternoon classes!  If your student attends Extended Day Kindergarten, they will not have class in the afternoon on that day.  If your student is in Mrs. Ekker’s PM class, they will come in the morning that day and will not have class in the afternoon.  School begins at 8:50. At the conclusion of the program, parents are welcome to take their students home for the remainder of the day. Please mark this day on your calendars and let grandparents know about it as well.  We will have the students dress in dresses or skirts for the girls and dress pants for the boys.
         THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO!!

linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Monday, April 10, 2017




Kindergarten NEWS
 April 10-14


Upcoming Events
Monday, April 10:  Fluoride

Tuesday, April 11:  Field trip to CAL Ranch

Thursday, April 13:  P.E./Music

Friday, April 14 :  Easter Party

Monday, April 17-Sunday, April 23:  SPRING BREAK

Friday, April 28:  School Wide Reading Celebration

Wednesday, May 2:  Color Run 

Friday, May 19:  End of Year Kindergarten Program


Friday Treat:
Emma Burrows


Literacy Idea
·      Please continue reading with your kindergartner for at least 15 minutes a day/5 times a week.  


News
          It is exciting to see the progress of the students!  I sure love each one of them and appreciate your support at home.  We will continue to learn skills pertinent to their success for the rest of the school year and will review skills already learned.

         Our DIBELS and KinderGrader assessments will be administered in the next two weeks.  It will be fun to see the growth each student has made.  Thank you for making school a priority!
         
         We also look forward to presenting our End Of Year program to you!  I will put more information again about this in the near future.  THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!! 

         linda.wood@ironmail.org     
         586-2850

Friday, March 31, 2017


Kindergarten NEWS
 April 3-7


Upcoming Events
Monday, April 3:  Fluoride

Thursday, April 6: P.E./Music

Tuesday, April 11:  Field Trip to
C-A-L Ranch Store

April 17-April 23:  SPRING BREAK

Friday, May 19:  End of Year Kindergarten Program 


Friday Treat
Chloe Wittwer


Early Literacy Idea
After reading a story, have your child describe characters, setting, and events from the book.


News
      It has been great learning about trapezoids, hexagons, circles, squares,  triangles, and rectangles and how many vertices they have.  We are also learning about how they are the same and how they are different.
         In science learned about the parts of a plant. Ask your child to tell you about the flower, leaf, stem and root.
         The students continue to practice their reading and writing skills and they are becoming quite the little readers and authors!
          Please remember that our End of Year Kindergarten Program will be held on Friday, May 19th at 10:30 AM.  This will be for ALL kindergarten students!  We will combine both AM and PM classes!  If your student attends Extended Day Kindergarten, they will not have class in the afternoon on that day.  If your student is in Mrs. Ekker’s PM class, they will come in the morning that day and will not have class in the afternoon.  School begins at 8:50. At the conclusion of the program, parents are welcome to take their students home for the remainder of the day.
         Enjoy your week and thank you for your support!
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Monday, March 27, 2017


Kindergarten NEWS
 March 27-31


Upcoming Events
Monday, March 27:  Fluoride

Thursday, March 30: P.E./Music

Tuesday, April 11:  Field Trip to
C-A-L Ranch Store

Friday, May 19:  End of Year Kindergarten Program


Friday Treat
Hayden Dennison


Early Literacy Idea
Have your child write “ng” words and have him/her read them to you.  (sing, king, ring, Spring, thing)


News
        We are going on a fun field trip on April 11th to the C-A-L Ranch store for their “Chick Days Tours”. A permission slip will come home for you to sign in the next week or so, but we are sure excited about it!  We will be walking to and from the store so let’s hope we have nice weather. J
         I also wanted to let you know so you can plan ahead that our End of Year Kindergarten Program will be held on Friday, May 19th at 10:30 AM.  This will be for ALL kindergarten students!  We will combine both AM and PM classes!  If your student attends Extended Day Kindergarten, they will not have class in the afternoon on that day.  If your student is in Mrs. Ekker’s PM class, they will come in the morning that day and will not have class in the afternoon.  School begins at 8:50. At the conclusion of the program, parents are welcome to take their students home for the remainder of the day.  
         Enjoy your week and thank you for your support!
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850

Monday, March 20, 2017


Kindergarten NEWS
 March 20-24


Upcoming Events
Monday, March 20:  Fluoride

Thursday, March 23: P.E./Music


Friday Treat
Rome Holmgren


Early Literacy Idea
Have your child predict what a story will be about by looking at the pictures on the cover page and throughout the book.


News
         The students will continue to learn about both sounds for the digraph /th/ (voiceless as in three, bath, thin) and /th/ (voiced as in this, the, that).  We will also add the /qu/ and /ng/ spellings.
         In math, we are learning about geometry by focusing on shapes and positions.  We are better understanding that numbers are connected to geometry as we look at two and three-dimensional shapes. Working with shapes strengthens student’s spatial sense as well as connecting other areas of the curriculum such as art, science and social studies.
         Thank you for sharing your amazing children with me!  I enjoy each one of them and am so excited to see their growth from the beginning of the year!  Thank you for your support at home!
         Take Care!
        
linda.wood@ironmail.org     
586-2850