Have a Great Summer!

It’s been a great year in the kindergarten classroom. Thank you for supporting your child’s academic growth by helping with homework, reading stories, and going over sight words. Thank you for the classroom donations and for the parent volunteers who gave an extra helping hand to our kiddos.

Summer Reading Challenge (sent home with PM class/AM class will have to print)

Mrs. Noll, Mrs. Graver, Mrs. Neff, and myself would like to thank the students and their families for showering us with the wonderful end of year gifts.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with your children. It is my hope that they were able to embrace the love of learning that will follow them as they continue moving upward in the grades. Keep reading and writing this summer to keep the language arts in practice for the next venture this coming school year. Have a great summer! Love, Mrs. Glassmyer

News 6/3-6/4

It is hard to believe, but the end is here. Only two days left for our kinders! I thoroughly enjoyed my time in kindergarten and watching each child grow as they established a love for learning. I will miss their smiling faces, but I know they have conquered many milestones and are ready for any challenges the next year brings. May each student and their families have a fun, safe summer!

Monday, 6/3: (PM) Class Toy Day Reward-(PM) Students may bring a toy that fits in their backpack.
Monday, 6/3: PTO School Picnic 5:30-7:30 (Mrs. Glassmyer will have a turn in the dunk tank!)
Tuesday, 6/4: Last Day of Kindergarten (regular school hours)
Wednesday, 6/5: Last Day Grades 1-6 (11:30 dismissal/no breakfast or lunch)

Alphabet Countdown…
Monday: All about you!
Tuesday: Zoo Day and Zoom into summer!

What we are learning…

Our last two days will be packed with fun activities following the theme of the day and reviewing various skills learned throughout the kindergarten year. Our last story time with Calvin and Hobbes will allow the students to say goodbye until we return in the fall. Students will have an opportunity to meet the first grade teachers with a special move up event held during the school day. Be on the look out for some fun things we worked on throughout the year coming home with your child.

Congratulations to Ava (AM) and Bret (PM) for completing their kindergarten Rainbow Words!

News 5/28-5/31

Thursday, 5/30: PTO School Picnic 5:30-7:30 (Mrs. Glassmyer will have a turn in the dunk tank!)

Alphabet Countdown…

Tuesday: USA Day-wear red, white, and blue
Wednesday: Vacation Day
Thursday: Walk in nature/scavenger hunt
Friday: eXercise-wear workout clothes

Looking Ahead…

June 4: Last Day of Kindergarten (regular school hours)
June 5: Last Day Grades 1-6 (11:30 dismissal/no breakfast or lunch)

What we are learning…

Math: We will continue our math stations which will review concepts learned throughout the year. 

Word Study: Our sight words this week are by, my, and do . We will continue to work with S-Blends and review L-Blends. Finishing up our magic “e” work, we will sort long and short vowel sound words and create silent e words by adding an e to nonsense words. 

Writing: Students will practice upper and lowercase letter formation, sight words, and completing a 5 star sentence. They will use their writing strategies to create a summer bucket list.

Reading: Students will continue to be assessed with their Rainbow Words. We will meet with our reading groups 1 or 2 times this week to finish up our stories and reading activities. 

Science: Our focus this week are the states of matter. Students will explore what matter is and that it is all around us. We will learn the 3 states of matter and use our 5 senses to identify their properties. We will end the week by seeing how a root beer floats has all 3 states of matter. Ask your child about it on Friday.


News 5/20-5/24

Wednesday, 5/22: Olympic Day-(AM class) 9:15-11:15 and (PM class) 1:15-3:15. Wear blue and gold. Feel free to put sunblock on your child before sending them to school. They may bring a refillable water bottle that is not made of glass and has their name on it. There will be water stations around the activities to refill their bottles. 
Wednesday, 5/22: (AM) Library-Book return only
Friday, 5/24: School in Session/Weather Make Up Day

Alphabet Countdown…
Monday: Wear Pajamas and have Play Doh activities
Tuesday: Bring slippers for Quite Day (wear regular shoes and bring slippers in your backpack for the classroom)
Wednesday: Olympic Day
Thursday: Bring a Rock to school and wear Silly Socks
Friday: Toy Day

Looking Ahead…

May 27: No School/Memorial Day
May 30: School Picnic 5:30-7:30
June 4: Last Day of Kindergarten (regular school hours)
June 5: Last Day Grades 1-6

What we are learning…

Math: We will practice addition and subtraction and continue our math stations which will review concepts learned throughout the year. 

Word Study: Our sight word this week is from. We will continue to work with the L-Blends and R-blends. We will begin the S-blends. Finishing up our magic “e” work, we will sort long and short vowel sound words. 

Writing: Students will practice upper and lowercase letter formation, sight words, and completing a 5 star sentence. They will use their writing strategies to complete writing prompts after our read alouds.

Reading: Students will continue to be assessed with their Rainbow Words and nonsense words. We will stop switching classrooms for our guided reading groups. The class will be divided into 4 reading groups that will meet every other day starting Wednesday. They will continue to practice their reading strategies, do word work, and do writing activities with their books. 

Science: On Play Doh activity day, students will get to make their own “fossils” and document them like a scientist after learning what fossils are and how we use them. On Rock Day we will examine our rocks and document them like a scientist after learning the characteristics of a rock and how we use rocks, minerals, and soil in the things around us everyday.

Congratulations Logan (AM) and Walker (AM) for completing the kindergarten Rainbow Words!

Update 5/16

Congratulations to the PM class for filling their marble jar! They voted on a story and snack. They will be having pretzel sticks with their story on Friday, 5/17.

Thursday, 5/16 was the last Library book return day for the PM class. They will not be checking any more books out this school year. If you did not send library books in with your child, please do so as soon as possible. The librarian will be taking inventory.

News 5/13-5/17

Tuesday, 5/14: Olympic Day-(AM class) 9:15-11:15 and (PM class) 1:15-3:15. Wear blue and gold. Feel free to put sunblock on your child before sending them to school. They may bring a refillable water bottle that is not made of glass and has their name on it. There will be water stations around the activities to refill their bottles.
Wednesday, 5/15: Last book order due.
Thursday, 5/16: (PM) Library-Book return and story time.

Alphabet Countdown…
Monday: Kite Day
Tuesday: (Olympic Day)
Wednesday: Ladybugs (for Tuesday) and Movie Time
Thursday: Wear a Necktie
Friday: Wear Orange and read Outside

Looking Ahead…

May 24: Weather Make Up Day/School in session
May 27: No School/Memorial Day
May 30: School Picnic 5:30-7:30
June 4: Last Day of Kindergarten (regular school hours)
June 5: Last Day Grades 1-6

What we are learning…

Math: We will work on a 3-D shape book and begin math stations which will review concepts learned throughout the year.

Word Study: Our sight word this week is have. We will continue to work with the L-Blends and R-blends. We will begin the S-blends. Finishing up our magic “e” work, we will sort long and short vowel sound words.

Writing: Students will write what they see after observing our green bean plant. They will use their knowledge of plants to create an original piece of informational writing.

Reading: Students will continue to be assessed with their Rainbow Words and nonsense words. We will stop switching classrooms for our guided reading groups. The class will be divided into 4 reading groups that will meet every other day starting Wednesday. They will continue to practice their reading strategies, do word work, and do writing activities with their books.

Science: Last week we discussed the difference between living and non living things. This week we will identify the parts of a plant, what a plant needs, and learn about the plant life cycle. A green bean seed is growing in our classroom for observation and to make connections with these concepts.

Congratulations to the AM class for filling their marble jar last week! They voted for bubble recess.