Week of May 20th, 2019 Literacy & Phonics Theme: Dinosaurs Sight Word: take • We will read What Do I Eat?, a book about what different kinds of dinosaurs eat. We will review our skills for sounding out those tricky dinosaur names as we read! • We will work on reading and writing with the vowel team “ay” this week (such as in “play” or “May”). Math • We will continue our unit on size, capacity, and measurement. We will discuss heavier and lighter objects. We will also explore the capacity of objects to see what containers hold more or less of a liquid. Social Studies/Science • We will identify the five senses and how they can be used to explore summer. • We will learn about how animals—including humans—stay cool in the heat during summer. • We will learn about the job that paleontologists do, and do some excavation of chocolate chips from cookies! Religion • We will read the story of Noah’s Ark. We will discuss how God made a promise with the rainbow after the flood to always take care of us.
Notes & Reminders •It is our last full, five-day week of Kindergarten! Our first four days will be in routine, and then we will celebrate with our picnic on Friday, May 24th! The picnic will be at the South Shelter at Gower Park from 12:00-1:30. We will have lunch first—please bring a packed lunch to share with your child! If you are not able to attend the picnic, you can send a packed lunch in to school with your child. After lunch, the students will sing our two songs, and then we will pass out certificates. If you are taking your child home directly from the park, please remember to sign them out so that everyone is accounted for. The kindergartners can dress in out of uniform clothes that day. They do not need to bring a backpack, but they should bring a snack for our normal snack recess. • Next week, we will have a short, three day week. We will not have school on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. On Thursday, May 30th, we will have our last day of school! We will celebrate one last all-school Mass at 8:15, and then the students will “fly up” to first grade to meet the first grade teachers. We will have a little bit of time back in our Kindergarten classroom to clean up and say goodbye to each other, and then dismissal will be at 11:00. Kindergartners should wear their orange class shirts and uniform bottoms on Thursday, May 30th. • Because next week is so short, I will not send a newsletter home—this is our final one for the year! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your children with me. They will all take their own path in life, but I will always keep them in my heart! Have a wonderful, safe, relaxing summer. We will see you in August!