Friday, May 19, 2017

Fort Friday was a blast! Be sure to ask your child all about it. I will try to get some pictures posted next week. We are also in the final count down to hatch day. I'll keep you posted. The children are super excited!

Up-Coming Events:

  • May 26- Field Trip to See Science Center
  • May 29- No School Memorial Day
  • June 2- Volunteer Appreciation Morning 
  • June 5- Grand Luncheon
  • June 9- Field Day Where's Waldo will be the theme this year!
  • June 14-Last Day of Kindergarten *Dismissal by 11:00


  • Have a great weekend! Kristen

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    May 12, 2017

    Hi Fish Families.

    Your fish teachers would like to thank all of you for the wonderful Teacher Appreciation Lunch. It was delicious and relaxing. We certainly felt appreciated! Thank you for making it possible.

    What a busy week we have had! The weather cooperated and we had a great wellness walk and we have been busy learning all about what is going on with our chick embryos. I hope you have heard all about it, especially when we candled the eggs on Wednesday. 

    We are beginning an Eric Carle unit study. If you have any of his books at home, please send them in for your child to have in his/her book barn for the next few weeks. 

    We continue to work on addition and subtraction in math as well as 3D shapes and counting on from a number other than 1. 

    Some Books We Have Read: The Little Chick, The Chick Book, Mud!, An Extraordinary Egg, The Chick that Wouldn't Hatch, I Went Walking, The Honeybee and the Robber, Dora's Eggs, Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

    Up-Coming Events:

  • May 17- Early Release
  • May 18- Maker Fest What will you make?
  • May 26- Field Trip to See Science Center
  • May 29- No School Memorial Day
  • June 2- Volunteer Appreciation Morning 
  • June 5- Grand Luncheon
  • June 9- Field Day Where's Waldo will be the theme this year!
  • June 14-Last Day of Kindergarten *Dismissal by 11:00

  • I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!
    Kristen

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    5/5/17

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Administration has asked the teaching staff to remind families that you need to have your license or photo ID with you in order to enter the school. 

    We've only had 1 child express an interest in singing at the EHS graduation this June. Last call for interested families to let me know if they'd like to participate. Please send an email ASAP.

    The Fish class will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance over the intercom next week. They are so excited! Please try to have them to school on time so they can be a part of this exciting opportunity.

    The Grand Luncheon is scheduled for Monday, June 5th. I would like to invite our special 'grandparent' visitors to join us in our classroom 15 minutes before our scheduled lunch. (I don't have that time yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I do.)

    The last day of kindergarten is Wednesday, June 14th. We will begin our class celebration at 9:30 in our classroom. Families are invited to join us at that time. Dismissal will be by 11:00 that day. If this early dismissal time poses a problem for your family, please let me know ASAP so I can plan accordingly.


    • May 10-Wellness Walk  Feel free to join us in front of the school at 1:30 to walk. We will also be walking with our second grade buddies.)
    • May 12- Bike to School Day
    • May 17- Early Release
    • May 18- Maker Fest What will you make?
    • May 26- Field Trip to See Science Center
    • May 29- No School Memorial Day
    • June 2- Volunteer Appreciation Morning 
    • June 5- Grand Luncheon
    • June 9- Field Day Where's Waldo will be the theme this year!
    • June 14-Last Day of Kindergarten *Dismissal by 11:00
    Wish List:
    • Wax paper
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Kristen

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Hi!
    I wanted to let you know that the last day of school for our KINDERGARTEN students is Wednesday, June 14th. Our last day is earlier than the rest of SMS to allow time to screen the in-coming kindergarten students. Please save the date because we will be having a celebration in our classroom.

    Here are some pictures from our week:



    Our author visit!
     This week we had a big math problem to solve! The children had to use Post-it notes to see if they were tall enough to ride an imaginary amusement park ride. They needed to be 12 Post-it notes tall. Ask your child about this math activity.









    Up-coming Events:
    • PTO Spring Social- 5/5
    • Ride Your Bike to School- 5/12
    • Early Release-5/17
    • MakerFest- 5/18
    • See Science Center Field Trip- 5/26 *More info to follow
    • No School-5/29
    • Grandparent Luncheon- 6/5
    • Field Day- 6/9
    • Last Day of K-6/14
    Enjoy the vacation week.
    Kristen

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    April 14, 217

    Greetings!

    It was a pleasure meeting with all of you for conferences these last few weeks. There is so much growth and development to celebrate with these kindergarten students.

    Please ask your child to tell you about our author visit today. JoAnn Adinolfi was great! She lives right in Portsmouth. We were lucky to see her art, watch her draw and learn about where she gets her story ideas.

    Progress Reports were sent home today to report attendance. Conferences replace grades this quarter.  I only printed one side of the progress report in an effort to conserve ink. Please sign and return the envelope as soon as you can. Thank you.

    We are working to determine the last day of kindergarten and will get the date to you ASAP. We end the school year a few days earlier than the rest of SMS to allow time to screen the in-coming kindergarten students.

    Up-Coming Events:

    • LAST Word of the Week- she
    • LAST handwriting letters- x & z
    • Jump Rope for Heart-4/21
    • Spring Vacation- 4/24-4/28
    • Bike to School Day-5/12
    • Early Release-5/17
    • MakerFest-5/18
    • Field Trip-5/26 *More information to follow
    • No School- 5/29
    • Grandparent Luncheon-6/5
    Donation Requests:

    -flour for our texture table
    -tissues
    -foaming hand soap

    😊 Kristen

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    April 7, 2017

    Hello Fish Families!


    Mr. Fosher has asked me to pass along information about an exciting opportunity for SMS kindergarten students. This year 20 children have been invited to sing/recite a poem at the Exeter High School graduation on Friday, 6/16. He would like 2 boys and 2 girls from each kindergarten class to participate. More information will follow about rehearsals, but the children and parent (if you choose) are bused from SMS to EHS and back. The children are only there for the song/poem. Please email me if you would like to be a part of this.

    Visual Arts: We made umbrella sun catchers and are working on coffee filter spring flowers.

    Readers' Workshop: We began our last reading unit, "Becoming Avid Readers".  Avid readers read a lot. They read everywhere and can't stop reading. They have a stack of books-in-waiting. We are working on being avid readers during reading time. 

    Writers' Workshop: The children are writing "How To" pieces. They are planning the steps to the teaching books across their fingers. We learned about how many "How To" books include a list of materials needed. The children are using first, next, then and last in their writing.

    Math Workshop: We have been working on subtraction this week. We played a game "Disappearing Train" focusing on counting backwards, taking away, and the subtraction symbol. Please continue to practice counting backwards from 20-0 with your children when you can. The children also played a fun attribute game. 

    Up-Coming Events:

    Word of the Week- on
    Handwriting- f and q
    Early Release- Wednesday, 4/12
    April Vacation- 4/24-4/28


    Donation Requests:

    • Flour for our texture table

    Fondly,
    Kristen

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    March 31, 2017

    Hi!

    The children filled the fish jar last week and I'm hoping you heard all about the game day they had last Friday. Here are some pictures of the fun.











    Up-coming Events:
    • Word of the Week-you
    • Handwriting- m, h and b
    • Early Release/Parent Conferences- 4/5 and 4/12
    • Jump Rope for Heart- 4/21 at 1:30
    • April Vacation- 4/24-4/28
    Hopefully this weekend will be the last we see of this winter weather!
    Kristen