Please pay special attention to the items in your child’s homework folder when it comes home on Monday. There are 2 notes that you need to fill out and return to school as soon as possible.
1st note – Graduation Cap & Gown Picture Day is Thursday. Check the box to indicate which background you prefer your child to have (even if you do not plan on purchasing any of the pictures). The picture of your child will be placed on your child’s graduation diploma (free of charge to you). If you do not return the note indicating a background preference, the photographer will choose one for your child. Because they will be wearing a cap and gown (provided by Lifetouch) just have your child wear their school uniform that day. GIRLS – please make sure their hair is appropriate to be able to put a graduation cap on it and lie flat. No ponytails on top of their head or big bows or hair do’s.
The Lifetouch Company is providing these pictures and diplomas for us for FREE. Because of that there will NOT be a make-up picture day for absent children.
2nd note – ZOO lunch preference. We need to know your child’s lunch preference for the zoo. Home lunch, or school sack lunch: pbj or turkey sandwich. Please read the note carefully and send it back to school no later than Thursday. If you or other family members are coming and would like to purchase a school sack lunch you will need to indicate that, too. Then, pay for your lunch(es) in the office, attach your receipt to the yellow zoo note and bring it to me. Adult lunches CANNOT be paid for from your child’s lunch account.
Please contact me with any questions you might have.
I am sending home a alphabet letter and word timings this week. Please read the instruction and practice at least once a night this week and next. We want to make sure every child is ready for their Dibels test on Monday, May 1st.
Everleigh's dad is a Police Officer during the day, but one weekend a month he is a solider. He helps the military set up portable hospitals. He is also in charge of bringing the supplies to the military hospital. She showed us his uniform and told us sometimes he has to go far away from home. When he is on drill he eats something called a MRE. It is food in a bag. He let us taste some of the crackers, but we liked the M & M's best. He taught us how to salute the flag too.
We learned all about what a dentist does this week too. During power play we brushed our yellow teeth and removed all the plaque so they could be sparkly white again. Then we used our fun snack to practice being a dentist and extracting teeth. Pulling teeth is extra fun when you get to eat them after!
I hope you are starting to get creative. Next week will be our Community Helper Dress up day.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 students may come to school dressed as a Community Helper.
Here are only a few great ideas! You do not need to go out and buy a costume. Please use items around your house. Props are welcome with your costume, but please no toy guns or weapons.
On Tuesday we had a special visitor surprise the children! Rusty the Raccoon from Waterford came to our class. The Waterford program is a language program that the children do daily on the IPad. Each day, all of the children complete a 20 minute session working on reading skills on their individual level. Rusty is the character in the program that talks the children through their session. Our kindergarten was chosen as one of the top elementary schools in the area to use the program to fidelity. As a reward they sent Rusty to meet our children. He danced with us, high-fived us, did songs and activities from the Waterford program and then gave the children a treat! It was so fun!!!
Community Helpers week 2
We learned so much this week! Indie's mom-Jenny came in to teach us about being a hairstylist. We learned about hair blowers, straighteners, special scissors, clippers, razors, round brushes and product. She taught us that the person getting their hair cut is called a client. Her client was a mannequin an she cut her hair and styled it right in front of us. Exciting!
George's dad taught us all about being a baseball coach. We learned that all types of sports need a coach. He brought his equipment bag and we learned all the gear that each different player wears. He taught us the verbs throw, catch, and hit. Did you know the word "coach" is a verb to?? If you can do it, you can do it, you can do it...It's a VERB!
Millie's mom came taught us about being a volunteer. She helps organize a group of women in Ogden called the Jr. League of Ogden. These women do charity for our community! They made this cook book and she gave us each one to take home! Incredible!
Before he left he taught us how to play soldier. He said that soldiers spend a lot of time practicing how to march and line up. He taught us about target practice and protecting your land. We even made a hospital just like he does so we could help wounded or sick soldiers.
We have the best TA in the world. Mrs. Jackman wanted me to send you and enormous thank you. She felt so loved last week during TA appreciation week. Thank you so much for all your cards and gifts.
On to SCIENCE!
We learned all about being a zoo keeper. You have to know a lot about animals to care for them. We learned that you can't put some animals together because they will eat each other. Some animals are carnivore (they eat meat) and others are herbivore (they eat plants). You also have to clean the animals at the zoo. You have to give them a bath and clean up their poop. It is hard work to be a zoo keeper.
Sometimes animals get sick. We learned how to be a veterinarian. Vets are animal doctors. Some of us pretended to pet owners with a problem and some of us were veterinarians. Some of the problems your amazing children came up with were:
This lizard isn't changing colors anymore.
This horse is pregnant and needs help to have her baby.
This snake swallowed my favorite toy.
My pig has an eye infection.
My horse fell and broke his arm.
My lizard isn't moving anymore. Yes we did have to say goodbye because his heart wasn't beating. They were amazing!
We even studied animals that are extinct. We became paleontologists and dug for dinosaurs. We talked about how these scientists have to use the bones as clues to discover what dinosaurs ate, where they lived, if they were flying and how big they grew.
We have learned that animals are different. They live in different places like the air, land and water. We also explored that they have different kinds of coverings like fur, feathers and fins.
On Friday we got a visit from some of the animals on Mrs. Scofield's farm. We got to meet baby chicks, big chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a baby lamb that was only 2 days old! I heard a few kiddos say, "This is the best day EVER!!!" I have to agree. Science is awesome!