Week 36

Sneak Peek of the Week

Week 36: May 22nd-26th


Dear Families,

You will find your child's transportation verification form for the 2017-2018 school year in his/her folder (please read the letter from Scott James).  Please make any corrections to the form, sign and have your child return it to school as soon as possible. Thank you!


This week we'll continue to work on literacy goals (see paper newsletter).  In addition, I will begin spring assessments during our Reader's Workshop.  Your child will read with me, one-on-one, so I may determine his/her growth in literacy.  The results of the assessment will be viewed in your child's end of the year progress report.  You will receive your child's report in June.


This week students will work on the Kindergarten Concepts of Math assessment.  We do this assessment three times (Fall, Winter, and Spring) to record your child's growth in mathematical concepts.  The details of your child's score will be included in the end of the year progress report.

Although we'll be busy working on the Kindergarten Concepts of Math assessment, Kindergarteners will continue to work on Unit 6 learning targets throughout math workshop.

  1. I can solve addition and subtration problems with numbers up to 10 (or beyond).
  2. I can take apart and put together numbers up to 10 (or beyond).
  3. I can count backward from any number between 1 and 31 (or beyond).
  4. I can compare and order whole numbers up to 20 (or beyond).

Science update (from Erin)

Kindergartners were so excited to see our first bird visitors to the feeder we placed outside Erin’s science room. We regularly see purple finches and sparrows. It was a long wait since January to see a bird, but it did present the opportunity for good questions and wondering about why the birds didn’t visit sooner. Kindergartners have also been busy learning how to program the Bee Bot robots. We have been doing our own robot dance to help make the concepts of right and left hand turns more concrete. 


Special Notes:

  • As noted on the permission slip, children must wear gym shoes on the field trip to Gale Farms (this Friday).  Sandals or open-toed shoes are not permitted.  Thank you in advanced for making sure your child is dressed appropriately for the trip.
  • Your child's library book was due last week, Friday May 19th.  Please have your child return his/her library book as soon as possible. An overdue notice is placed in your child's folder if she/he has a library book out.  If you cannot find the book, we ask that you send in the listed cost to cover the missing book (listed by the book title).  Thank you.
  • Please read, sign and have your child return permission slips as soon as possible.  This helps me plan for the field trips.  Please keep in mind that we cannot allow children to go on field trips without your signature on the field trip.  


Thank you,