“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
The children are going to be focusing on writing during the month of April and May. I will be working on their writing journals during reading rotations and we will be working on the children transitioning to writing their own sentence to describe their illustration. This kindergarten standard will be mastered next year, but many children are eager to begin writing now and most are capable of copying or writing a sentence.
We have started having our P.E. classes on the Lower Yard on Wednesdays. Please remember to have your children wear closed-toe, athletic shoes and socks on Wednesdays so they can safely participate in our P.E. program.
This Monday we will begin to go up to the Science Lab for our Science class with Ms. Monks. The children are really going to enjoy seeing all of the lab experiments and the animals each grade-level learns about. Be sure to ask your child about today's science lesson!
Another fun addition to our program is the beginning of our music rotation with LAUSD music teacher Mr. Parmalee. We will go to the auditorium on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 to have music lessons beginning tomorrow.
Thank you for bringing the request wipes to school:
Henry, Hunter, Julian, Samuel, Erickson, Annika, Jack, Reagan, Ilan, Coco, Tom, Owen, Chloe, and Jason.
We use the wipes to clean hands before eating. As you know, our classroom sink does not have warm water and lining up 27 children to wash hands is very time consuming. We really appreciate the donation of wipes!
On Friday I send home a hard copy of the monthly sharing assignment. Many children are not completing this homework assignment each month. Please be aware that all assignments are on the Room K website. This month we are practicing Nursery Rhymes and each child is responsible for preparing one to present, and act out on their share day. If your child is in the Piglet group they can do theirs next week (no one was prepared). The Room K calendar on the website has the share dates.
Please remember the school day begins at 8:15 Monday-Thursday and 8:00 on Friday.
We have had many, many tardy students. This is a huge disruption to our class routine as I am responsible for immediately entering their time on the computer and have to stop instruction in order to do so. Also, the cafeteria count is due first thing in the morning and if a student is late, we have to stop what we are doing and report the increased cafeteria count to the office. It is a huge distraction during our instructional program.
Please plan on arriving at least 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the instructional day. Thank you.
Our last field trip will be on May 13th. We will be going to the Santa Monica Aquarium. We will need drivers and all parents (without siblings) are welcome to attend. Any attending parents must be cleared by the school office as official volunteers. You must have:
Results of TB test
Copy of Driver's License
Proof of Insurance
If you are not sure you are cleared, please check with the office this week to give yourself plenty of time.
Thank you for all of your help and participation preparing for our Silent Auction Classroom Creation projects and for the much needed classroom help.
With best wishes,