Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week 31


April 20th-Community Helper Dress up day.  See last weeks posts to know what how to dress up.  No super heros or princesses please







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Friday April 20th is OPAPO's Spring Family Night and the Spanish Museum Night! Come enjoy:
 Food Trucks, Games, Raffle Prizes, a Dunk Tank, 
along with the celebration of Spanish activities of the year. 
Activities begin at 4pm and end at 7pm.

April 26th ~ KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION PICTURE  ~ Lifetouch will be coming to the school, free of charge and taking a picture of the kindergarteners in a cap and gown that will be placed on your child’s graduation diploma.  

They will only be at the school 1 day to take pictures.  
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD AND MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS NOT ABSENT THAT DAY. 


May 18th ~ Last day of class for Kindergarten (only)

May 21st & 22nd ~ Kindergarten End-of-Year Testing
Please sign-up (on-line) for a 30 minute testing slot for your child.  This is a State Required Test for all kindergarteners.  Please click on the link to sign up.  I am missing 8 kindergarteners still. 


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May 23rd @ 9:00 am ~ Kindergarten Graduation
All family members and friends are invited!



Congratulation Gianna!  Gianna was chosen for this month's Habit Leader.  We have been focusing on Habit #6 -Synergize.  Gianna is a leader in our classroom and always looks around to see who she can work well with.  She helps others as well as making them feel important.  She knows-together is better!




We kicked off the week by pretending to be teachers.  We each got to come to the front of the classroom, put on the teacher glasses and explain our addition or subtraction problem. 


We have finished and moved into teaching teen numbers for the next 3 weeks. Please reinforce this at home. 


Monday we began by learning what a doctor does.  We learned vocabulary words like
  • patient 
  • examine
  • disease
  • infection
  • treatment
We all got the opportunity to be a doctor as well as a patient.  There were shots given, broken arms, infections, eye exams, the flu, heart surgery, ear infections and more. 




 Tuesday we became police officers.  We learned how to take fingerprints and direct the traffic. We learned about writing a ticket and preventing accidents. 
 Wednesday Ivy's Dad Derek came to tell us about his job.  He is a Senior Staffing Manager at Elwood Staffing.  He talked to us about hiring the right person for a job.  He has to give people tests to see what job is right for them.  He also talked to us about expectations.  Sometimes if people don't meet expectations they can face consequences. What a great lesson! He brought us fans and pens from his work.  Thank you Derek!

Peter Quill made his second appearance in Kindergarten.  This time he was getting a check up from Veterinarian Maag.  We took his temperature, listened to his heart beat and lungs, made sure he was eating a drinking water, checked on his quills and watched him puff up in a tiny ball. 


We encountered all kinds of problems as veterinarians. Turtles that needed heart surgery, Eagles with broken wings, A lion with a bite out of his side, A gorilla with high blood pressure, A shark that needed an x-ray because his tail was broken,  A flamingo that needed CPR...we almost lost him, A bee that got bit by a poisonous spider and a gorilla with a sore throat.  Your children are amazing!


Thursday Mrs. Karen told us about a job she had when she was 16 years old.  She worked at Arctic Circle.  She made milk shakes, ice cream cones, hamburgers and french fries.  She taught us how to take an order, take money and give change. 


Then we got a chance to work at Maag's Diner.  We were waiters and waitresses, chefs and bus boys.  We even washed the dishes. 

We loved ordering food, paying for our meal and we even learned how to leave a tip if your waiter was really good.  


Then Mia's parents came to teach us about the Coffee Shop they own.  It is called Daily Rise Coffee.  We learned about Customer Service and each got our very own smoothie.  If you have never been there go check it out they have a location in Ogden and one in Layton!


Friday was wonderful too! Jak's mom came.  She works for Farr West Vision Source. She is technician that cuts the lens that fit inside your eyeglasses.  She brought each of us our very own eyeball and talked to use about taking care of our eyes.  


Mia's Aunt Sydnie came and taught us about her website called VISIT OGDEN.  She has a really cool job where she gets to invite people to come to Ogden to have a vacation.  She has even been on TV.  If you haven't heard of her website check it out 



Amelia's Dad came too.  He is a chiropractor.  That is a doctor that works on your neck and back.  He taught us all about our neck and spine.  He even gave Amelia an adjustment so we could see him treat a patient.  


This week you won't see paper spelling test.  We took our spelling test on table with markers. 


Please work hard with your child so your student fills confident with their spelling sort by Friday.  Words are really getting tricky. We only have 3 sorts left for the entire year.  
  • April 20th
  • April 27th
  • May 4th

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Friday April 20th is OPAPO's Spring Family Night and the Spanish Museum Night! Come enjoy:
 Food Trucks, Games, Raffle Prizes, a Dunk Tank, 
along with the celebration of Spanish activities of the year. 
Activities begin at 4pm and end at 7pm.






Sunday, April 8, 2018

Community Helpers! Calling ALL Parents!


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If you have time and would like to come in any day any time. I have materials ready and  we would love to have you come in and tutor students one to one or in a small group.
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To help ease back into Kindergarten after such a long break we will be studying Community Helpers.  This is so much fun! I will be setting up community helper dramatic play stations each afternoon. So far we will get to be: Doctors, Dentists, Car wash attendants, Paleontologists, Soldiers, Veterinarians, Librarians, Restaurant owners, Construction workers, Bankers, Artists, Tennis players, Grocery Store workers, Moms and Dads, Police officers, and hair stylists.  I am so excited for all that your students will learn about Community Helpers. I have spent a lot of time and effort during Spring Break to pull off so many fun activities. There was a bit of cost involved in some of the fun. If you are able I am asking that each student bring $2.oo to school this week to help cover the cost of these fun activities.  If you can't I understand or if you are able to cover the cost of another student please let me know.  You are all so wonderful. Please pay money to the secretary and make sure to tell them it is for Mrs. Maag’s classroom fund.

Part two of Community Helpers is that I would love for some of you to come to school and teach us!!!!  Anytime between April 9-April 27.
Please dress up, bring props, do a little demo and let us ask lots of questions about your job.  Last year we had a Fire fighter, Yoga instructor, Photographer, Reporter, Book salesman, stay at home mommy and Nurse come to talk to us.  Please, please. You can come whenever it is convenient for you. I will just work you in.

If you have connections please use them.  We would love to learn about any and all jobs.  10-15 minute presentations are about all we can handle. Send in the grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles too!

Part 3 is we want them to come Dressed up as a Community Helper. In two weeks, Friday April 20th.   Students can come dressed up as any Community Helper. We have a photographer coming this day to take their picture. Community Helpers are not fantasy characters like princesses or super heros.  Community helpers are workers in our Community. You do not need to go out and buy a costume. Be creative. Here are a few examples from last year. Teacher, farmer/dad, eye doctor, librarian, detective

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Week 30


April 13th ~ Early Out Minimum Day and $1.00 FREE Dress Day

April 26th ~ KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION PICTURE  ~ Lifetouch will be coming to the school, free of charge and taking a picture of the kindergarteners in a cap and gown that will be placed on your child’s graduation diploma.  

They will only be at the school 1 day to take pictures.  
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD AND MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS NOT ABSENT THAT DAY. 


May 18th ~ Last day of class for Kindergarten (only)

May 21st & 22nd ~ Kindergarten End-of-Year Testing
Please sign-up (on-line) for a 30 minute testing slot for your child.  This is a State Required Test for all kindergarteners. 

May 23rd @ 9:00 am ~ Kindergarten Graduation
All family members and friends are invited!

Just take a minute to relish in how amazing your student is.  Do you remember when they didn't even know letters or sounds???? Just look what we can do now.  They really are incredible! 




Spring was really getting the best of us and behavior has been high.  We were struggling to want to do hard things this week so....what do we do...we adjust.  
Our spelling test was taken outside.  Students were given the option to hop back and forth and spell words, jump into the hula hoops as they spelled words or write them in the chalk.
It was a huge success! 
When they were finished testing we worked on some of our 4 star coloring with chalk.  

WE LOVE SCIENCE!!!

We spent the week learning about rocks.  On Thursday our LIA friends from the Jr. High helped us complete rock centers.  We studied our rock and tested wether they sank or floated.  We learned how big they are and what would scratch them. We decided if they were bumpy or smooth and shiny or dull and we weighed them. 
Mrs. Maag brought geodes to school and broke them with a hammer.  She gave each of us a special piece.  Evie's mom brought her rock collection too.  We got to see fossils and crystals.

Mrs. Maag got out her rock collection.  Did you know that some rocks really really stink!! Chris tasted Mrs. Maag's huge salt crystal and she said, "Tastes like popcorn!"  When she put it in the water it smelled like rotten eggs.  Ha!  Did you also know some rocks can float even when they are huge!  Look close at the pictures to see what sinks and what floats.  

OPA GARDEN

To help us battle our spring fever Mrs. Cash invited our class out to the Garden two different days.  The school had a load of new bark delivered to the garden, but Mrs. Cash couldn't move it all by herself.  Kindergarten came to the rescue.  The second day shows just how hard OPA kiddos know how to work.  



 On day two Mrs. Cash rewarded our class by letting us plant onions and radishes.

I hope you were able to make it out to enjoy Spring Break.  My family and I drove 2,000 miles through the RedWood forest and spent some much needed family time together enjoying nature!








STILL LOVE MY JOB!