Kindergarten Newsletter- March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

Announcements

Daylight Savings Time:  Daylight Saving Time kicks in Sunday at 2 a.m. when time springs ahead to 3 a.m. For those not planning on being awake at that hour, we recommend changing your clocks before you go to sleep. You might be bummed out that you'll lose an hour of sleep or fun this weekend, but be positive: We'll be one hour closer to spring. It will also be lighter out, later -- the sun will set at 6:56 p.m. Sunday, compared to 5:55 p.m. the previous day. Additionally, when you set the clocks forward, it's a good time to replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Parent Seminar: Please join us on Thursday, March 17th for a Meet & Greet Discussion with our school nurse Karen Crawford.  Please come with any questions/concerns you have regarding your child’s health, safety and/or first aid.  We look forward to seeing you there!Fun

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

Friday March 18th: College Day

Thursday March 24th: Wacky Sock Day

Friday April 1st: Inside Out Day

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 continued discussing the human body. We turned our focus to the major systems of our body: The Circulatory System, The Digestive System, The Nervous System and the Respiratory System. Each system works together to make our unique bodies work! Take a look at our documentation board to see all the fun facts that we learned. While we are learning about the human body, we are creating our own classroom bodies to represent what we’ve learned. The children are having a great time using various materials to create the different layers of our body.

Next week, we will be doing a week long discussion on Plants.

This week’s sight words: you, can, of

Literacy Table

At the literacy table, the kindergartners used inventive spelling to spell out words from our classroom object basket. Inventive spelling is important in the early stages of writing. There is no wrong or right way to inventive spelling. As long as the child is taking their time and writing down the letter sounds they hear in the word, it is spelling! Some children may write the word of as "ov", or the animal moose may be spelled like "mos". This is all part of learning to sound out words and spell. 

Inventive Spelling at the literacy table.

Inventive Spelling at the literacy table.

 

Math Table

At the math table, we continued taking 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 created our own coin books to help remember how many coins are in a dollar. 

 

Art Table

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



Have a wonderful weekend!

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