Sharing: This week the Piglets will share.
Thank you all for the amazing Teacher Appreciation week! It was the best week I've experienced in 39 years of teaching and Ms. Samm, Ms Youmna and I felt so loved and appreciated. The assembly on Friday was so special for all of the teachers and staff. I really want you to know how much the handmade cards, flowers, and fruit meant, not to mention the delicious treats, breakfast and lunch. I will have to go back on my diet and exercise regime after all of that delicious appreciation!
We are busy preparing for Open House, Thursday from 5:30-7:00. This is a special evening for the whole family to come to see the wonderful work your children have been doing all year. Our room has transformed into an ocean, our caterpillars are in their chrysalsis' slowing transforming into butterflies, when you visit you will be able to read the amazing fairy tale books your children have created and you can observe the sea life animal research projects we have been working on with research partners, parent helpers, big buddies and teachers. This has been a transformative year for our Room K students and we are so proud of all they have learned.
The children have been practicing good manners and are excited to be earning their crowns! It is wonderful to see them practice the 3 B's, using kind, polite words, maintain focus while working and playing safely and inclusively on the playground. I hope you are seeing them practice at home too!
This week we will be starting Benchmark Unit 9, week 4. We are continuing to learn about healthy food and when food comes from in addition to reinforcing math skills, and reading goals. We are working in our Rhyming Books and enjoying reading games, sight words and Lexia. I will be assessing the children this week using Educational Software for Guided Instruction and next week the Kindergarten students will be having their final asssessment using DIBELS (Diagnostic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills).
We are continuing our Math Journals and the children are enjoying writing their numbers, practicing addition and subtraction.
Monday: Big Buddies
Tuesday: Speech & Language
Wednesday: Let's Find Out! magazine, Yoga, Council, P.E.
Thursday: Library, Open House!
Friday: Morning Assembly, School Tour (Open House displays), Story Pirates, Science, P.E.
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day!