Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, May 23 is Conference Day. We will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Approximate times of scheduled activities are listed below:
11:00 - 11:15 - View All About Me Posters on Display and Letters written by your child to future kindergartners.
11:15 - 11:25 - Your child will share his/her Memory Book with you.
11:25 - 11:45 - Academic Development and Summer Suggestions Presentation
11:45 - 12:00 - Kindergarten Memories DVD presentation.
See you there!
Warning, warning, warning.....
I am about to write a book here.
Wow! Can you believe it? This is our last full
month of school. I remember meeting my kiddos for the first time at Meet and
Greet like it was only yesterday and here I am with a heavy heart, but proud
one too, about to let them go. I am so very, very proud of the accomplishments
that they have all achieved and the growth and progress that I have witnessed
in the past 9 months.
The month of May is almost a week underway and so
much is up ahead.
I hope that everyone that attended Spaghetti Bingo
Night enjoyed the event. The children that were going were so excited. I am sorry to have missed it, but I was gearing up for a very busy weekend. My family got
together on Friday to celebrate my sister's birthday (a milestone year. ). On Saturday my oldest
son, Sebastian, was graduating with his associate's degree from Miami Dade
College and then it was out to dinner again. Between both nights I think I
gained a pound or two. Sunday morning my youngest,
Wesley, and I played together as a team in a bowling tournament. We won
3rd place, which was pretty unexpected since we were just having too much fun
to take it too seriously. We are both very competitive though. Then, after the tournament my husband and I drove him to the
port of Miami as he is taking a Hospitality at Sea course through Florida
International University on board the Celebrity Constellation. I am so excited
for him (and a lot of a nervous wreck too) as he sails to Europe and gets to
visit four different countries (Portugal, France, England, and Holland). The next two
weeks will be trying without him. When do parents ever stop worrying about
their babies? I can tell you that it hasn't yet for me, and my baby is 20!
So, it is now that I finally have a chance to settle in
front of the computer and fill you in on some of our upcoming events.
May 8 (Wed.) - Author in Residence Day - The
students will have the opportunity to see a presentation and meet Andrew
May 9 (Thurs.) - Please have your child wear
clothes that you would not mind if they get a bit dirtier than usual. We will be planting as we work on our science fair project. Soil seems to be
attracted to children, or is it the other way around?
May 10 (Fri.) - Mother's Day Show and Breakfast.
The children and I are so excited to share this morning with our mommies.
Please have your child wear his/her orange kindergarten class shirt. The show
will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. Please allow yourself plenty
of time in the morning so that you will not be late. Following the show please
join us in the classroom for breakfast (served by your child) and some special
gifts and surprises from your little one.
May 15 (Wed.) - Kindergarten Round-Up - Next year's
kindergarten students will be touring our school and classroom.
Please have your child wear
his/her orange kindergarten class shirt again. Weekend laundry. Oh,
May 17 (Fri.) - Science Lab Day - We will be going
to the science lab to conduct our final science experiment of the year.
May 19 (Mon.) - First Grade Get Together - Our
class will be getting together with a first grade class (in their classroom) to
get an idea of what first grade will be like. If the children have any
questions about what first grade will be like, they will be able to hear the
answer from an official first grade student and teacher too.
May 22 (Wed.) - Career Day - The children will be
treated to several presentations that will teach them about some exciting
May 23 (Thurs.) - Parent Conferences - Parents are
invited to attend a group conference to wrap up our school year. Your child
will be sharing some things about their school year with you. Conferences will
begin at 11 a.m. and run about an hour (maybe a bit longer). I say that it may
be a bit longer because towards the end of the conference we will take a trip
down kindergarten memory lane and at this time the presentation is still
in the works. I am not sure yet how long it will be until I finalize the DVD.
An RSVP will go home this week. Please return it as soon as possible so I
can have an idea of how many parents to expect.
May 24 (Fri.) - Teacher Planning Day - No School
May 27 (Mon.) - Memorial Day - No School
May 31 (Fri.) - Wet and Wild Kindergarten Centers -
This is a super fun day for your kindergartner. They will participate in
approximately 12 outdoor centers. More information will be sent home soon.
June 6 (Thurs.) - Our last day of school. Early Release - 12:00 noon
Chances are that I have forgotten something, so you
will probably be hearing from me again. I promise not to make the next
Newsflash this long though and I will post above this announcement so that you
can always have access to the dates and upcoming activities.
All students will be presenting their poster
projects during their assigned date in May. Information regarding the Poster
Project went home in mid April. If you have misplaced the project instructions
and/or cannot recall the day of your child's presentation please let me know.
Please allow your child to practice presenting the poster at home. They need to
be able to talk to their classmates about the pictures. All the posters will be
displayed in the classroom. You will have the opportunity to view them during
Group Conference day. Posters will be returned at end of that day.
We have a lot of upcoming special and educational
activities. Along with the special days, it is important to keep the academic
focus. The children will continue with their routine as much as
possible. Please continue to keep the same routine as well at home. Please
continue to check the red communication folder and read with your child
each day. We are currently on Chapter 12 in math. I expect that we will finish
the chapter around May 13th or 14th so the chapter test will probably be either
May 16th or 17th. The week following I will review the Big Idea 3 concepts and
they will take their Big Idea 3 assessment and End of Year Test. I will send
home the review pages as I usually do when we are closer to finishing the
Thank you, thank you, and thank you, for all your
support. I am not only lucky to have an amazing class of kiddos, but their
parents are pretty amazing too.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any