What We’re Learning
Reading: We will continue our close read of Plant Patterns. This week we’ll focus on features of informational text, vocabulary, and main idea and details.
Writing: Using Plant Patterns as a mentor text, we are looking at questions an author might consider when writing an informational text. We’ll do some shared writing to ask questions, conduct research, and write answers.
Math: We are continuing to work on addition and subtraction, especially in problem solving contexts. This week we will also work on measurement, review the “tricky teen” numbers, and practice reading and writing numbers to 50.
Monday-Friday, May 15-19: Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year. Paperwork is available in the elementary office.
Friday, May 26: Walking field trip to Calispel Valley Library.
Monday, May 29: No school. Memorial Day holiday.
Wednesday, May 31: K-2 field trip to Christian Youth Theater’s production of The Lion King.
Thursday, June 8: Kindergarten program, 1 p.m., elementary gym.
Friday, June 9: Last day of school. Early release at 11 a.m. No lunch will be served.
Kindergarten registration is open this week! If you have a child entering kindergarten next year (or know someone who does), we encourage registration before school is out for the summer. Having a rough idea of how many kids will be enrolled next year helps me with ordering materials and gives administration an idea of where staff should be assigned, among other things. Thanks for helping us pass the word!
On Friday, May 26, our class will take a walking field trip over to the Calispel Valley Library. We will listen to a story, do some crafts and activities, and get information about summer reading. Parents are welcome to join us! If you’d like to go along, please be here by 8:15 a.m. on the day of the trip. We’ll leave by 8:30 and return around 9:30. Hope you can join us!
Just a reminder: Please return your child’s permission form to attend the CYT performance of The Lion King by this Wednesday, May 17, so that lunches can be ordered and bus plans finalized.
Our kindergarten end-of-year celebration will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 1:00 p.m. in the elementary gym. Our program will include the Bikes for Books drawing, honoring our classroom volunteers, and recognizing each child. After the program, cookies are served and there is time for pictures. We look forward to seeing you there!