Week 19

Sneak Peek of the Week

Week 19: January 17th-20th

Dear Families,

I made a significant error on the winter conference form!  The dates for winter conferences are Thursday, February 16th and Friday, February 17th.  I apologize for any confusion.  I believe the incorrect dates came from last year's conferences.  If your child turned in his/her form and you need it back, please let me know!  Otherwise, I'll assume you caught my mistake and adjusted the time slot to the correct dates. : )

 

Snowshoeing

On Tuesday we will have a special opportunity to go snowshoeing!  Erin and I will take the class outside to experience snowshoeing in place of our regular Science/Reader's Workshop time.  Next week, we'll be back on track for a regular schedule of reading and Science.  As always, please send your child to school with his/her winter gear!

 

Honor the Individual

You will find a yellow note in your child's folder with information pertaining to our next All School Meeting on Friday, February 10th.  This is a special opportunity for Kindergarteners to share a special talent/skill with their classmates and possibly the entire school!  Please read the note and let me know if you have any questions!

 

Martin Luther King Jr.

This week we will read books about friendship, peace and caring for others in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.  We'll read a book Stick and Stone (by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld) to help guide our discussions around kindness and compassion for others.  Students will write and draw about the importance and practice of sticking up for others.  In addition, we'll learn a special song ("Sing about Martin") in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.  

 

Special Notes:

-If you have not completed the Winter Conference form please do so as soon as possible.  I would like to began scheduling your child's conference and send you a confirmation.  Thank you!

-There is no school on Friday, January 27th and Monday, January 30th.

-In learning about winter and changes in weather, Kindergarteners will work on a Project using sugar cubes.  If you are able, please send in a box (or two!) of sugar cubes to use for this project this Friday.  Thank you for your help in providing engaging projects!

-Hold on to any shoe boxes, please!  We'll be creating a unique Valentine's Day box in the Project Lab and will need a shoe box for each child.  Please wait to send in shoe boxes until further notice.  Thank you!

 

That's all the news for now!  

Diana

Diana.post@mpls.k12.mn.us