Mar 24

Here’s what we’ve been up too!

We’ve been making leprechaun traps, reading with cool green glasses and making aluminum foil boats that hold lots of bears!  The children had a lot of fun designing their boat with a partner.  The key was to make sure the sides were tall enough so that water didn’t get into the boat and sink it!  Engineering is fun!

We are looking forward to continuing our money unit by identifying and knowing the value of a penny, nickel, dime and quarter as well as counting small amounts of change.  In Science, we are exploring weather changes and learning the life cycle of plants, frogs and butterflies.  Thanks for your support at home!

Hold the date of Thursday, June 6 open for our Kindergarten end of the year program!   The children will perform several songs and then enjoy a pizza lunch.  Details will come home in the middle of May, but we wanted you to be aware so you can arrange to be at school around 11:00 – 12:00 am.

Happy Spring!  Linda Livingston

Mar 12

What fun we had dressing up to celebrate Read Across America week and honor Dr. Seuss!  Reading and making rhyming words is fun!

I hope you found the picture envelope and field trip form in your child’s folders. Pictures are this Friday, March 15 and our field trip is on April 25.

We finished our unit on magnets in science and we are discussing seasonal changes.

In math we will be identifying a penny, nickel, dime and quarter.  Students will be asked to tell the value of each coin as well.  As an extension activity, I will be having them count a collection of pennies and nickels.  They will not need to master this in Kindergarten, but I like to introduce it.  Counting money is fun, but tricky.

As always, please keep reading and discussing the books at home.  We have been talking about character traits.  We said The Cat in the Hat is very naughty, silly, funny and happy!

Have a great week!

Linda Livingston