Did I warn you how quickly the kindergarten year passes? Well…here we are at the end! Already! I have truly enjoyed working with your child and will miss him/her as they go forward. Here are the important dates to remember for June:
June 1st - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast- 8:00 am
June 1st -All lunch charges are due.
June 8th –PTO sponsored Staff Appreciation Breakfast at 8:00
June 10th-Ms. G’s birthday !
June 11th and 12th - The book swap will be open
June 12th-PTO sponsored assembly-SK8 for Life
June 14th - Wear red, white and blue for Flag Day (or a shirt with a flag on it).
June 16th –All library books need to be returned.
June 20th-2:00-2:45 class picnic-celebrating the end of kindergarten. We will meet briefly in our room and then head down to the lower playground. (“room moms” will arrange for watermelon slices, cookies and small water bottles).
June 21st -Minimum Day-Dismissal at 1:05
June 22nd -LAST DAY!!! Minimum Day-Dismissal at 1:05-Wear you KES shirt or favorite color
Enjoy the summer with your family!
Love, Mrs. Sullivan with Ms. G.
Dear Families: May 1, 2018
It is hard to believe that there are eight weeks left to this school year! The time has flown and your children have grown both academically and socially. I am so proud of their accomplishments. The remaining seven weeks are very busy for us. The last day of school is on Friday, June 22nd. The last two days of school (Thurs. the 21st and Fri. the 22nd) will be minimum days.
Students will continue to participate in readers’ workshop, writing activities and math activities. For reading, students are expected to recognize all 54 sight words at this time of year. Daily practice at home will firm up any words that remain a challenge for your child. It is a good idea to review these words and help your child recognize these words with fluency and accuracy. As your child brings home books to read, you might encourage the following behaviors: pointing to words and using one to one matching in order to read at a steady rate, rereading to self-correct errors and confirm meaning, and noticing a pattern. If your child gets stuck on a difficult word, try not to tell them the word. Look to see if your child is using the picture, sounding out the word and using the letters, thinking about what would make sense or maybe skipping the difficult word and reading on to help figure out the word. For writing, students work at their own level. The expectation for this time of year is that students include a letter for the first, middle and last sound of a word. Students are beginning to sound out words phonetically. Some vowels appear in their writing. Finally in math, we have begun the unit which concentrates on addition and subtraction facts and solving word problems. Students are learning to represent addition and subtraction stories with objects, drawings, fingers and equations. Your child might bring home a simple drawing that represents an addition or subtraction word problem. Students are also encouraged to think about numbers with flexibility. This means that five could be 4+1 and 2+3 and 5+0 and so on. For the first time in kindergarten, students are expected to fluently add and subtract within five. There is no substitution for the daily practice your child gets at home. Please continue to work on addition and subtraction facts at home.
There are some special events planned during these last two months. In addition, this is the time of year that I meet with individual students to complete required year-end assessments. It is a very busy time!
Here are some important dates to keep in mind:
April 30th –Chicken eggs go into the incubator.
May 1st –Principal appreciation day and at 6:30-7:45 PTO is sponsoring a Yoga Night
May 2nd -6:00 Parent Orientation for Incoming Kindergarten Students (remember last year ?)
May 4st –Last day to purchase a Field Day T-Shirt. Be sure to get your order in and not be left out. ($7.00)
May 4th –Wear your KES clothing
May 8th – Voting in the schools-lunch in the classroom. Math night 6:00 pm in the gym.
May 9th-School Nurse appreciation day
May 10th –Choral Concert at 6:30-older students performing
May 11th -Mom’s Muffin Day-9:15-10:00
May 14th –PTO sponsored assembly about Thomas Edison
May 16th –Minimum Day for students-dismissal at 1:05
May 18th- Festival of the Arts and Sciences-ALL DAY EVENT-seeking adult volunteers-see separate notice
May 18th -KES Spirit Day-wear you KES clothing
May 23rd -Art Show and Ice Cream Social @ 6:15-8:00p.m.
May 25th-Field Day (please put sunscreen on your child & bring in a water bottle)
May 28th - No School Memorial Day
****Please bring in a children’s book (like new condition-pre-owned) by the end of May for the BOOK SWAP! The book swap occurs in and ALL students will bring home a book to enjoy for the summer! How awesome is that!
June 1st -Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
June 20th Kindergarten end-of-year party 2:00-3:00
June 21st & 22nd Minimum Days for Students-Dismissal at 1:05
June 22nd -Last Day of Kindergarten
Thank you for your continued support. Any questions or concerns please contact me @ email@example.com or leave a voice message @ 860-663-1121. Kathy Sullivan with Ms. G.