Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kindergarten is "Flying" By!

Dear families,

With the nice weather we have had this week, it is finally starting to feel like Spring! I can't believe we are in our final stretch of kindergarten!

Our focus this week was on butterflies, an interesting and very fitting theme!

Your child has been doing a great job researching butterflies during our ELA centers. Each student  used books, pictures, and observing real caterpillars to write 1-2 facts about what butterflies look like, what butterflies eat, a butterfly's life cycle, and cool facts about butterflies. In addition, our listening, art, poetry and writing centers all focused on our theme of butterflies. Be sure to ask your child what he/she has learned about butterflies this week! 
                                                  Our caterpillars have formed into chrysalises! 
                                         
                                  Some snapshots of the children enjoying our "game day" reward!!

                    Thank you to Mrs. Menkello for being our Mystery reader on Friday!!!
                             


Guiding Questions: 
-How was book buddies on Friday?
-What do butterflies look like? What do they eat?
-Ask your child to recite our butterfly poem, Fuzzy Little Caterpillar
-What did your child observe at our caterpillar observation center?
-How was game day? What game did you play, and who did you play with? 
-What are the different ways we can sort objects?

Looking Ahead:
*Next week we will research all about frogs
*Don't forget to return the Franklin Park Zoo field trip permission slip as soon as possible!!! This will be our last field trip of the year! 
*Homework: Our last Tic Tac Toe board will be sent home on Monday. 
Thank you for all your support at home in assisting your child complete the suggested activities each week!!! 
*Save the date: Wednesday, June 15th will be a special Kindergarten celebration that you do not want to miss!!! More information will be coming next week!