May 19, 2006
We read our last colorful booklet of the year. Hop With a Hog should have come home with your child earlier this week. We recommend that you read these booklets numerous times during the summer so that your student can remember the words we learned this year. We continued to work on report card evaluations. We enjoyed meeting all the guests. The boys and girls did a nice job of performing in the little show. Attached to the newsletter are the recipes for the no bake cookies the students made on Wednesday.
Do not forget that on Wednesday, May 24th, we have our annual track and field day. If it is rainy on May 24th, then track and field day will be on May 25th. Our May 24th events are the sack race at 12:30, the 50 yard dash at 12:45, and the tug-of-war at 1:00. When all the events are over, families may pick their child up at the child’s room. They will have backpacks and folders to pick up and take home. Please put sunscreen on the children at home and send some to be put on later. While we are outside participating in track and field day we like to have the children stay with the class instead of walking around with their families. It is easier to keep track of 37 students that way. Since we are not out at the track and field day all day, we DO NOT want beach towels or water bottles sent to school with the kindergartners!
The kindergartners and third graders are performing at Traer’s nursing home around 1:00 on Monday, May 22nd. We hope to walk to the nursing home with the third graders. If the weather is yucky we will take a bus.
On Thursday, May 25th, the last day of school, we get out of school at 1:35. Please mark that on your calendars!
Kindergartners have the opportunity to earn three special awards at the close of the school year. One of the awards is called Outstanding Attendance and is given to the children who missed two days or less this school year. Children receiving this must also not have been tardy more than twice. The other two awards were academic awards. An award is given to the children who can correctly count to 100, and one is given to the children who can correctly name all of the letters of the alphabet, both capital and lower case. Children who do not receive any of these three awards WILL receive an award which recognizes their particular strengths. This way all children will receive at least one award. The awards will be handed out on the last day of school (unless track and field day has to be switched!). Watch the Traer Star Clipper for your child’s name! We give the newspaper a list of award winners.
Next week we get to go into the elementary computer lab to work on the internet. We will work on reading at a site with the address www.starfall.com. The boys and girls have gone to this site in the kindergarten classroom and really enjoyed working at this free site.
THERE WILL BE NO SHARING NEXT WEEK!
Laurie Schafer came into the kindergarten classroom to promote the summer reading program that is taking place at the Traer Public Library. The summer reading program will take place during the month of June on each Wednesday afternoon. The summer reading program activities begin at 1:00. Check out the Traer Star Clipper and the Traer Public Library for more information.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Herink, Mrs. Owens