I hope everyone had a wonderful week for winter break. The break always comes at just the right time but it's always nice to get back into a routine. The students are already back to working hard and learning lots!
As soon as we returned to school, we started working on our fine arts unit. The children are learning about various kinds of art and have started painting self-portraits. They have been learning how to mix their own colors. I think you will be very impressed with their portraits and self-portraits when you come to the Kindergarten Museum. The students also learned about still life paintings and have started creating some contemporary art! We are planning on having the Kindergarten Museum on April 1st. More information will be sent home as we get closer to the day. Creating the artwork for the Kindergarten Museum is a lot of work, but worth every minute of it!
We celebrated our 100th day of school today, even though our official hundredth day will be on Monday! We did a lot of counting! We made 100th day hats with 100 dots and did some math activities with a hundreds chart. The students have accomplished so much in 100 days and should be very proud of how far they have come!
The students have worked on a class book about what they want to do when they are older and they are beginning an individual book all about who they are. They have also been enjoying reading books in small groups for guided reading.
We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Monday. We are looking forward to having Mrs. McDonald as a guest reader!
We are also looking forward to our trip to the New England Aquarium on Tuesday, March 10th. Hopefully there will be NO SNOW that day! Information went home earlier this week about our field trip to the Big Apple Circus on April 15th. Please let me know if you are interested in chaperoning. I can only take a limited number so I will probably end up drawing names from a hat. Please make sure to send the $20 for the trip as soon as possible.
I will try to send the conference schedule home sometime next week. I will plan to meet with all of you towards the end of March. If the time I put you down for doesn’t work, feel free to call or email and we can set up a different time.
Please be sure to practice the Kindergarten sight words and addition fluency facts as often as possible. It will be a huge help! Thanks!
Have a good weekend!
Melanie Duncan and Kerry Lyons