Kindergarten Newsletter - March 4, 2016

Announcements

Fun Fridays in March: Kindergarteners are invited to participate in Fun Fridays throughout the month of March. Each Friday will be a different themed day. 

Friday March 11th: Pattern Day

Friday March 18th: College Day

Thursday March 24th: Wacky Sock Day

Friday April 1st: Inside Out Day

Storytime with the Glenview Library: Storytime with the Glenview Library will be here on Wednesday, March 9th. Sylvia Kraft Walker will be returning to read of fun stories. Kindergarten’s time slot is from 10:50-11:30. 

Vision and Hearing Rescreening:  If you were absent for the vision and hearing screening on Tuesday, March 1st, Julie Kupsty will be returning on Tuesday, March 15th at 10:00 a.m. She will also be performing re-screening on that day as well.

Individual Pictures: We will be having individual pictures the week of March 14th.  Look for more information to be passed along soon!

SCHOOL CLOSED: We will be closed for our annual Spring Break Day on Friday, March 25th.

 

Community Happenings

Kids Cooking Series

FlavorPot
2041 Tower Drive
Glenview 60026
(224) 300-0656

FlavorPot offers monthly sessions with weekly cooking classes on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The theme changes each month, and students may sign up for a full monthly session, or drop in for a single weekly class. Ages 4 and up. $28.

Time: Thursdays and Fridays 4-5pm, Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm

Cost: $28

Ages: Ages 4 and up

 

Curriculum Update

This week, we began discussing the human body. We started with the three layers of our body: the skin, the muscles, and the bones. Did you know that our skin is our largest organ? Did you know that we have more than 600 muscles in our body? We are also born with 300-350 bones, but by the time we become grownups, we only have between 206-208! Quiz your kindergartner to see if he/she remembers these amazing facts! While we are learning about the human body, we are creating our own classroom bodies to represent what we’ve learned. Look for these on our documentation board this week and next. The children are having a great time using various materials to create the different layers of our body.

Next week, we will learn about the different systems, also known as “all the gross stuff” according to the kindergartners. We’re looking forward to hopefully opening our minds about everything on our insides and figuring out how our bodies really work.

This week’s sight words: are, in, my

Literacy Table

At the literacy table, the kindergartners continued to work at their own levels with short vowel sounds. We worked on three letter CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) for all vowels along with reviewing and practicing our beginning sounds.

Math Table

At the math table, we began learning about coin value. We talked about the 4 main coins that we use in the United States, along with how much each was worth. We did this by using familiar bead bars in values of 1, 5, and 10. The visuals of these made it very easy to correlate the amount each coin was worth. We will continue coin value next week.

Art Table

At the art table, we’ve begun making our human body buddies that we’ve hung in the hallway. Each day, we’ve learned about a different layer of our body and then created that layer to hang. Please continue to check our hallway documentation board for this progressive project to be displayed!

 Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Arado, Mrs. Daugherty, Ms. Berne and Mr. Mark