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Kindergarten News 1/11/19

January 11, 2019
By The Kindergarten Team

Happy New Year!  It is good to be back on a schedule again!  It is easy to see that our Kinder-friends are very happy to be back together.  It has been a fun week full of stories about vacations and other adventures!

Do you realize that our Kinder-kids are “Kindergarteners and a half?” We talked about all the things we can do now and all the things we are going to start working. We are growing so fast! We are beginning to practice writing our names first grade style (only the first letter is upper case and the rest are lower case).  We are also practicing our popcorn words. These are two great examples of how we are growing and good things to practice at home too! 

This was a week of review, but we also decorated labels for our very own “book look” containers! During book look time, the kinder kids will be selecting books that they can read OR want to read in these containers.  We will practice reading these together and then send one book at a time home to be shared with you.  When you have read it together many times send it back to school for another one.  Let the reading begin!

Our dramatic play is a winter wonderland! We are ice-skating, working a hot chocolate stand, ice fishing, playing with snow balls, and creating an aurora borealis wall!

Our coin collection for charity, in December, was very successful and we will continue collecting until the end of January.  We will continue to collect coins by helping others at home and at school.  Please help your kiddo to find ways he/she can help at home.  Random acts of kindness are always welcome! In addition, we have decided on a charity! We are collecting for Wildlife Rescue. This organization does wonderful work helping injured and orphaned local wildlife and we would like to help them with their important work. Check out their website: WILDLIFE-RESCUE.ORG

We would like to send a special thank you to Lila’s family for the delicious birthday snack! We all loved it!

Reminders: Our first long Thursday is January 24th. Remember you will need to pack a lunch!

Mark your calendar:

January 17- Cafeteria Lunch (menu TBD)

January 21- No school, Martin Luther King Day

January 24 - First Thursday extended day- your child will need a lunch each Thursday from this date on.

Looking Ahead......Kindergarten Grandparents’ Day will be celebrated 1:00-2:00 Thursday, February 7! Make sure to see your homework this weekend for this fun event.