Archive for June, 2011

June 10

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

*Reminder:  Field Day is Monday.  Please send in disposable water bottle for your child to take out on the playground.

Math

For the remainder of the year, students will be working on projects to challenge their math thinking.  One of the projects requires students to make a 12 car train for a clown to use in the circus.  Students need to follow all of the clown’s guidelines such as there needs to be at least 2 patterns, have 2 or more colors, and have 3 or more geometric shapes.

Writing/Reading

We are wrapping up the year with poetry.  Students made an ing poem that required them to choose an animal and list action words ending with ing.  We will be doing acrostic, diamante, and more.

Your child will be bringing home their writing folder soon.  This can stay at home.  Before the school year ends, I will send home a writing journal students can use over the summer.

Also, we are getting close to finishing our study of sight words.  Please continue to use the sight word game at home during the summer to maintain vocabulary knowledge.  This will help your child’s reading and writing abilities.

Science

We finished the school year with a unit on living and nonliving things.  Students understand that living things use their senses.  They grow, breathe, and need water.  Students enjoyed creating a greenhouse for lima beans.  Hopefully you were able to plant their lima bean and watch it grow.  If yours didn’t grow, please let me know and I can send some more home.

Handwriting

The children are almost finished completing their handwriting book.  They will be coming home soon.  Any missed pages can be completed over the summer if you’d like.

Spanish

Our Spanish unit has come to an end.  Students now know a large amount of vocabulary and can use those words to complete the phrase I like (Me gusta…).  These lessons will continue each year.  By third grade, students are ready to attend Spanish class with the Spanish teacher.

End of the Year

It is important for the children to reflect on how far they have come as kindergartners.  As a way to look back on the year, students will be working on a Kindergarten memory book.  This will come home near the end of the school year.  In addition, students will be coming home with other books they have worked on throughout the school year.

Our end of the party will be on Wednesday, June 22nd.  Mrs. Khan has a lot of wonderful crafts and activities planned for our luau.  I still can’t believe how fast this school year went.  I am going to miss them so much!