• Week of May 7th

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    Mother's Day
Sun, May 13, 2018

What a special week we have had working hard to celebrate our wonderful moms! The boys created hand painted, bejeweled portraits of their mothers that they could not wait to show off as well as handmade corsages, Mother’s Day cards, and special placemats as gifts. In preparation for our Mother’s Day Tea, we read All In One Piece by Jill Murphy and My Mom Is Excellent by Nick Butterworth. Thank you to all who joined us for the special event! We loved spending the morning with all of the most important ladies in our boys’ lives, and the boys were thrilled to show off all of their hard work. We wish everyone a relaxing Mother’s Day this weekend with your little ones! 

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

We are looking forward to racing into summer with a fun week planned next week! Please see below for details:

Monday, May 14                                        Awesome Artist Day

Tuesday, May 15                                       Techie Tuesday

Wednesday, May 16                                  Books with My Buddies            

Thursday, May 17                                      Toys and Games Galore

Friday, May 18                                            Tidy Friday

Later this month:

Tuesday, May 22                            Class Party, 10:00am, Cordova Bowling Lanes

Wednesday, May 23                        Last Day of School, 10:40 am Dismissal

Some of you have asked about how to keep your son's skills sharp over the summer. In response to your interest, we have prepared a review packet that will come home in your son's folder.  This is completely optional.

Spotlight Specials:

Spanish

We have had a great year in Spanish class. The JK boys have been introduced to many new words in Spanish during this school year.  They've learned some greetings, commands, days of the week, colors, numbers, the names of some animals, places in the community, vocabulary related to the weather, seasons, body parts, and clothing, to name a few.

We kept active playing many games, and learned several Spanish songs. The boys 

really enjoyed singing and practicing the old and new vocabulary with me.

Our current unit is about "Los sentimientos" ("Feelings"). We discussed how they might feel in different situations, and how to express those feelings in Spanish. They learned a new song called  "Soy especial, mirame"  ("I'm special, look at me").

Also they learned about "Cinco de Mayo".  They watched some videos to understand 

the significance of the celebration, in which countries it is celebrated, and how people in Mexico and USA commemorate it on May 5th.

Have a great summer.  

Hasta luego.

Señora Watson.

Last modified on May 13, 2018
Fri, May 04, 2018

We have been reviewing our literacy and math skills this week, focusing primarily on mastery of our letters and sounds, numbers, shapes, and patterning.

Continuing our study of time to the hour, we have introduced digital time. We practiced writing the digital time from the time on an analog clock and played memory match in which the boys had to match cards showing the same time on a digital and an analog clock. After reading Cluck o’Clock by Kes Gray, we loved dancing and playing with a sneaky mouse who would hide behind clocks displaying different times in our classroom. We danced while music played, and when it stopped, we had to try to find the mouse!

We don’t want to give away any surprises, but the boys have been hard at work preparing the surprises for the Mother’s Day Tea next week. The boys can't wait to share this special time with the most important ladies in their lives!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

                                                           

Friday, May 11                           Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00am

Tuesday, May 22                        End-of-the-Year Bowling Party at Cordova Bowling Center

Wednesday, May 23                    Last Day of School, ½ Day

Specials Spotlight

Mandarin:

It is hard to believe that May is already here and the end of the school year will be here before we know it. During the month of May will look at various countries and celebrating the diversity God has created around the world.  Throughout this process your children will learn how to say the name of these countries in Mandarin. We will also discuss that how China has very few Christians and then pray for God to raise up Christians in their land. Lastly we will end the school year with a celebration. Your children have worked really hard in Mandarin class and have learned so much! Once again thank you for the privilege of teaching your children.

Last modified on May 4, 2018
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Quirky letter Qq started off this week in the best way! We read Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton and discussed quilting and the value of gifts coming from the heart. We practiced handwriting the letter Qq using Q-tips and utilized our smartboard to sort Qq and Kk pictures. Q is for Duck by Mary Elting and Michael Folsom was one of our favorite books this week! Finally, we couldn’t wait to see what quizzical items Maggie had munched as well as think of our own Qq words.

We have begun our study of time to the hour this week, introducing it by watching a Brainpop, Jr. called “Time To The Hour.” Then, we created our own clocks and discussed the jobs of the long minute hand and the short hour hand. We played a game in which we each matched our own small clocks to the teacher’s big clock, and we played time Memory Match, matching an analog time to a digital one! Please continue practicing at home! We will be focusing on this skill next week as well.

Reminders and Looking Ahead:                                         

Friday, May 11                        Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00am

Tuesday, May 22                     End-of-the-Year Bowling Party at Cordova Bowling Center

Wednesday, May 23                 Last Day of School, ½ Day

Last modified on April 27, 2018
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

This week, we worked on reviewing all of the letters and math skills we have studied so far. We cannot believe that we only have one letter left in the alphabet! We worked on generating words for the letters we have learned, played a letter/initial sound match game, utilized the iPads to practice our handwriting, reviewed rhyming words and teen numbers.

We completed our dinosaur unit by focusing on the jobs of paleontologists. We brainstormed about what paleontologists do and sang along to “I’m A Paleontologist” by They Might Be Giants. We took a virtual field trip to an excavation site and discovered and assembled a T-Rex skeleton! We learned about all of the tools paleontologists use, filling our own paleontologist packs with magnifying glasses, a ruler, binoculars, and a brush! Utilizing our paleontologist packs, we followed dinosaur footprints to the excavation site and got to dig up dinosaur bones ourselves! We carried them back to the classroom (museum) for investigation! Many of us wished we could have dinosaurs as pets, and we loved the book Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka.

Thank you to all for a wonderful Family Night! Your tour guides worked hard to prepare for you and were so excited to share all of their knowledge and hard work!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:

                                                            

Friday, April 27                         Maggie Monster Munches, Qq

Friday, May 11                          Mother’s Day Tea, 10:00am

Tuesday, May 22                      End-of-the-Year Bowling Party at Cordova Bowling Center

Wednesday, May 23                 Last Day of School, ½ Day

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