Well I can’t complain about it being cold this week! Phew, it was warm outside during our recess. I am grateful for all the sun though. I can’t remember a week when we didn’t have rain.
What a fun week we had learning about Mo Willems! Our language arts block focused on all things Pigeon, Piggie, Gerald and Knuffle Bunny. The best was their genuine excitement for reading all of the Mo Willems books that we checked out over the week. Next week, we will move onto Eric Carle.
Our math unit focused on subtraction, addition, fact families and word problems. They have gotten so good at pulling out the important information when reading word problems and number sentences. Next week our focus will be on fractions.
Our science unit was all things plants and learning to differentiate between living and non-living organisms, identifying their basic needs, understanding their life cycles distinguishing the various types of seeds. Next science topic will be the frog life cycle!
The following is a message from Mrs. Hyman. We are all looking forward to Lisa Johnson’s visit next week.
Hello Kindergarten Families!
We are excited to tell you that our Library Learning Commons will be hosting a local author, Lisa Johnson on May 9th for our kindergarten classes only. Yay! Her new book, the Butterfly Hunt is a book about fun, being outside, observing, learning and sharing of ideas between a grandmother and her grandchildren. The characters explore the life cycle of butterflies as they experience laughing and pretending. It is a perfect companion to our students’ science curriculum and study of butterflies! In addition, we are excited to welcome the illustrator of the book to talk with our students about drawing and the joy of creating picture books! If you are interested in ordering her book ($15 per paperback copy), please check your child’s backpack for a flyer and form that went home Wednesday. If you need a new form, you can download and print one HERE. Questions? Please contact our school librarian, Shannon Hyman firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you for joining us in supporting local authors and developing a love of reading in our students.
Make sure to mark your calendars for June 6th. The kindergarten classes will be performing at 8:30 am. More information will be forthcoming.
Don’t forget to check out our Coyote Courier.
Coyote Courier May 7-11
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone next week!