Kindergarten Weekly Update

Dear Parents, Thank you so much for your cooperation in assisting us with our emergency evacuation drill. The Kindergarten students were very well behaved and we feel confident that we are prepared to care for your children in any event and to release them in the safest and most efficient way possible.

Most students have begun to read, recognize and sound out words now. Please be sure that your children are doing their practice reading with Raz Kids at home. “Easy Reader” books are also a good way for your child to practice. And as we’ve said before, please encourage your child to read nightly. Even if they are memorizing the text, they are on the way to becoming readers. Reading TO your child also encourages a love of reading!

The 4th graders will be kicking off their service learning project next week.The focus of the project is to raise money to support the Guide Dogs for the Blind New Puppy Center. To do this, they will be taking orders for “Lollipups,” a cherry flavored rainbow swirl lollipop with an encouraging message for the recipient. They will take orders during recesses Monday through Friday of next week. The lollipups will be delivered to the classrooms on April 18th, the last day of school before spring break.

Thank you to those who have signed up their children for our fun Movie Night on Friday, May 10th. (This was offered at the Crab Feed.) If your child is still interested in going, please contact us for the details and cost.

As we noted last week, the month of April finds us busy with several events before we ease into our Easter break. When we return after Easter Vacation, the month of May will go by quickly. We will have a May Crowning on May 1st and a Mother’s Day Tea on Wednesday, May 8th from 9:30 until 10:15 AM. (Mothers please reserve the date; we’d love to have all of our mothers join us.) Also, students will begin to learn songs in May for a musical production which we will present to you at the end of the school year! Wow, has this year gone by fast for all of you as it has for us? The kindergartners have grown so much!

Super Kid this week is Sienna.

Rosie will go home with Landon.

The Guesstimation Jar goes to Victor.

What’s Happening in Class?

ELA/Language Arts/ Superkids/ Writing- practice reading Superkids book – comprehension skills include understanding setting and its importance, key vocabulary are: attic, tassel, dull, paddle, trunk, “is a hit” , write and share how to do something

Math.- analyze two dimensional shapes using informal language to describe their attributes, model two dimensional shapes by drawing them, describe and identify objects in the environment using geometric shape names, compose simple shapes to form larger shapes, make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

Social Studies, Science and Religion- The Story of Moses

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, April 10th- Beach Day Make sure to dress in beach clothing!

Friday, April 12th- Alameda Library come to visit at school for Earth Day lesson, Crab Feed Free Dress

Saturday, April 13th- Diocese of Oakland Young Author’s Faire- St. Mary’s Catholic School- Walnut Creek –( SPN Kindergarten won an Honorable Mention for our class book!)

Wednesday, April 17th- Earth Day Walking Field trip to Alameda Theater

Thursday, April 18th- Holy Thursday- Minimum Day- 12 noon dismissal Presentation of The Story of Moses by Kindergarten at 10:30AM

Friday, April 19th- Good Friday- No School

Monday, April 22-Friday April 16th- No School- Easter Break

Enjoy the weekend.

Mrs. Foster and Mrs. Halkias

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