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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

Today was a busy day. We are starting to prepare for the end of the year
by printing all of the things we have practiced over the last months. We
have learned a lot! This printing will go in their end of the year
memory book, which will come home with them on the last day of school.
We also checked out library books and went to the computer lab.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


We discussed insects a few times today. We talked about how spiders are
not insects because they have eight legs and two body parts, while
insects have six legs and three body parts. We also wrote in our
journals and practiced counting pennies. Tomorrow is library day!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Monday

We did a lot of work today. We wrote a journal (remembering spaces and
lowercase letters). We also started our chapter on money and time in
math. During unit time, we discussed insects and made caterpillars. We
also talked about pollution and recycling.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rain Rain

Today we worked on reading and adding. We also wrote a journal about our
vegetables we are growing. Tomorrow is our fieldtrip to Esko school. We
will watch Jack Hartmann perform. Please read the notes in your child's
folder. There is a note about purchasing items tomorrow. Just send money
with your child. The posters are supposed to be pretty cool.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another Good Day

We did a lot of work today. We read, added, and measured. We also went
to library and switched our table spots. Good work, kids!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Good Day

The kids did a good job of working today and we got a lot done! We
practiced sounding out words, adding, and discussed Earth Day. The kids
created the planet by dropping globs of blue and green paint on paper
and then folding it together. They made some really cool designs.
Tomorrow, we will have library so please send your child's book back if
you haven't done so. Thanks!

Monday, April 21, 2008

No TV Week

Our school is starting a "NO TV WEEK" this week. Our class didn't
receive the notices until today due to kindergarten roundup. Because of
this late notice, I will not be making a big deal of this in my
classroom. If your child brings back the no TV slip (which includes
computer video games), I will let them choose a prize. However, I will
not be making a big deal of it so that some feel bad. This late notice
can be hard when children have TV or video games as a reward for good
behavior. On a different note, today we started preparing gifts for
Mothers and Fathers day. We also talked about plants and
addition/subtraction. Tomorrow, we will visit the computer lab.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Last day of the week

Today was our last day of kindergarten for the week. Tomorrow, I will
see the little ones at kindergarten roundup. Today, we worked on
subtracting; the book will come home with your child today. We also
started a plant journal. We will watch our garden grow over the next 5
weeks and document things in our journal. Talk at you next week!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Whacky Wednesday

We worked hard today at reading and subtracting. We also went to library
and read a plant book called "Seeds Seeds". Reminder that Friday there
is no school for kindergarten. Talk at you tomorrow!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Back to School!

Well, after a long weekend which had a lot of excitement for the kids,
they did a very good job getting back into the swing of things. We
practiced subtracting today. We also planted vegetables, grass, and
kidney beans today. We will watch them grow over the next month and see
what happens. We will continue with the plant and Spring projects for
awhile. I sent home a newsletter today for both last week and this week.
Remember, no school Friday for kindergarten students.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Well, what will our weather be like in the next 24 hours? Only time will
tell. Please watch the news to be sure we have school tomorrow. Today,
we read stories, subtracted in our math books, made math stories with
flowers (in their folders), and had fun with Mr. Bender. Tomorrow we
will possibly have the awards ceremony. If not, we will hold it next
Thursday at the same time. We will have our spelling testing tomorrow
(or Monday) for the words-what who small this-. Talk at you soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sorry I am late to post today!

Today was a fun day. The kids worked hard in reading and math this
morning. This afternoon, we watched a Native American drum group
perform. The students from the group will be competing in New Mexico
soon. The kids were great listeners and some chose to dance during
some of the songs. Tomorrow there will be a sub in the morning but I
will be back by lunch.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What a Tuesday!

The kids did an excellent job of listening and working today! I was very
proud of there ability to be patient and raise hands at group times. We
talked about vowels, subtracting, and Spring. We also discussed the
seasons and how to identify the season by what type of weather there is.
In Minnesota, that can be difficult! Tomorrow is library day and we will
be attending a special presentation. More info to come tomorrow...

Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Monday

It was a good day of learning today! The kids worked hard at sounding
out words in our take home book "Liz Wins" and started subtracting in
math. We also made some Spring frogs and went to the computer lab.
Tomorrow will be a normal Tuesday and it is actually a normal week with
little interruptions. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with us too!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

End of the Week

Today we did some work on sentence writing and pronouns. We do not
expect kids to completely grasp pronouns, however we do want them to
have a little introduction. We talked about saying 'he, she, it, and I'
rather than names of people or objects. We also finished our addition
book and heard a story from Mrs. R. Next week we will practice
subtraction, sounding out words, and complete more Spring projects. Have
a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wacky Wednesday!

We accomplished a lot today. We worked in our reading books, added in
our math books, worked through centers three times, and had library with
Mrs. Skelton in the classroom. There were some problems in the bathroom
today by an unknown person, so the bathroom door will be locked and
students will need to ask permission to use it. We did not have library
checkout today because of the book fair in the library. Tomorrow is the
last day of school for this week.