Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Less Than a Month

Wow! I can hardly believe that we have so little time left. We finished our testing today other than make ups. Students who were absent will have a chance to make up the sections they missed sometime this week. Thank you for all of your support in preparing your child to do their best during the test.
We will spend the next three weeks learning and reading about insects and growing things, going on fun and educational field trips, and preparing for graduation.
Here are some important dates to remember:

May 18 - Trip to Lincoln Park Zoo
May 19 - Visit to Austin Branch Library

May 26 - End of the Year Kindergarten Activity
May 29 - No School - Memorial Day

May 30 - Whole-School Trip to Enchanted Castle
May 31 - Graduation Practice

June 1 - Whole-School Picnic
June 2 - Kindergarten Graduation

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A BIG Thank You!

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of you who helped this month with our Race for Education. I couldn't have done it without you! Thank you for your help and support!

April Happenings

Spring is finally here! We are very excited to spend time outside. Over the next few weeks we will be learning about growing things and planting a flower garden. We will be looking at seeds and learning how they grow into plants. We are also learning test taking skills to help get prepared for Stanford Achievement Tests. We will be testing in May and all the details will be coming home soon.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Happy to Be Back

I had a wonderful time in Arizona, but I am thankful to be back at school once again. We have some exciting events coming up in the next couple of weeks. This Friday is the Talent Show at 1:30pm in the Gym. Students from PreK through 8th grade will be showcasing their many abilities and talents. Next Tuesday we will be having a Pep Rally for Race for Education. It will also be held at 1:30 in the Gym. We hope to see you at one or both events.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Out of School

I will be out of school from Wednesday, March 22 - Monday, March 27. I am standing up in a family wedding in Arizona. Miss Rushing will be here as well as a substitute teacher. Please assist them by reminding your students that obedience and respect are expected for all teachers.

Service Project for Ethiopian School

Next Wednesday we will be dedicating our primary chapel service to learning more about children in a school in Ethiopia. In response each student will make a card for a specific student in the Ethiopian school. We will also send a class picture to each student and a financial donation to the school. To raise funds we are having an all-school jeans day next Wednesday. In order to wear jeans on this day, we are asking each student to bring $1 as a donation for the school. Thank you in advance for your support in this project.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Marvelous March

As we begin this month, we have a lot to look forward to! In reading we will begin guided reading, where students use the skills they have learned to begin reading more independently. In math we will be learning about how to count dimes and how to tell time to the half hour as well as continuing addition. We will also be learning about the continent of North America and the countries of Canada, the USA, and Mexico. Here are some important dates to remember:

March 9 - Spring Picture Day
March 10 - Progress Reports are sent home
March 22 - Primary Cluster Service Project and Chapel (look for more details to follow)

Monday, February 27, 2006

Safari

This week we are taking an African safari. We will be learning about the animals of Africa and how they coexist. Here are a few websites we'll be looking at:

http://www.junglephotos.com/africa/afanimals/afanimals.shtml

http://www.junglephotos.com/africa/afscenery/afscenery.shtml

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/languagebooks/spanish/animals/africa.shtml

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Yahooligans! - Around the World:Countries:Ethiopia

As we study Ethiopia this month, we have been using many resources. This is one of the websites we have been using in class that I thought you might enjoy exploring at home with your child.

Yahooligans! - Around the World:Countries:Ethiopia