Friday, May 22, 2009

Handwriting

Zaner Bloser has some fun ways to practice handwriting over the summer months. Be sure to check out their page for some great ways to keep busy over the summer!

Give Students a Hand With Handwriting Practice

Congratulations!

Congratulations to all the kids for an OUTSTANDING performance! We are so proud of all their hard work. It has been wonderful to watch all the progress over the past month in practice. It is especially fun to see them add the extra pizzazz for their parents for the big show.

If anyone is able to share any pictures from the performance, we would love to see them.


Have a fantastic holiday weekend!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

May 11-15

We have had a very busy and exciting week practicing for our big show next Friday. The kids have done a fantastic job and are working really hard! It is amazing to see all 150 kids on stage! Parents are in for a huge treat next week.

This past week we learned about plants and even planted our own flowers. We will be looking for their sprouts next week. Over the course of the next two weeks we will be working on our farm unit and continuing to talk about plants on farms.

It is hard to believe that the kids only have 5 weeks left! These will be the busiest 5 weeks of the school year and we are looking forward to every moment!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sammy the Snail

Today we watched a wonderful performance called "Sammy Snail". There was singing, storytelling and puppets. Students learned about how to solve problems with the three steps of problem solving: Stop, Think and Go. Students were delighted to learn the sign language to accompany the 3 steps. Students also learned how to use positive talk and when they needed to go to an adult.

For more great information or to download a coloring page or game:
Sammysnail.com

Monday, May 11, 2009

May 4-8

We had an exciting week as we learned more about insects. We looked closely at the butterfly, bumblebee and honeybee, and ladybugs. The kids were enthralled in learning all they could about the insects. On Friday, we created a class insect book using our red rainbow words” one” and “little”.

Next week we will finish up a few small insect projects and begin our unit on plants.


I would also like to make a big thank you to BJ’s in Haverhill. They generously donated supplies to our kindergarten program for next year. Upon personally delivering the items to the school on the day of the ice-cream social, they also donated a gift card to the school for the event.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome Back from April Vacation!

Welcome back to school! It’s hard to believe we are in the last portion of kindergarten. This year has flown by.

Everyone did a wonderful job adjusting back to school. Both teachers and students were exhausted by the end of the week!

This week we were introduced to our insect unit. We began the week by reading the “Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and “In the Tall Tall Grass” by Denise Flemming. Thursday and Friday we started to read science books on insects. We learned the parts of an insect and what makes an insect.

We will continue are insect unit through next week. We will then move into our planting unit and farm animals.

Many students have already earned their red rainbow drops! I am amazed at how quickly the students have learned all their sight words. We will be working on “one” and “little” next week. For students who have earned their red raindrop, they will receive a set of first grade words within the next week to help them continue to challenge themselves.

Thursday, May 7th will be class picture day. More information will come home next week. As a result, Crazy Hat day will be changed. A date will be announced next week.

For those of you who are interested, the 2009-2010 school calendar is available on the Methuen School’s website.