June 18th-21st

We wrapped up our last week of KG-1 with

Superhero day

End of Year Celebration

Fun Day

This unfortunately will be the last blog post this year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your cooperation and participation throughout the year in our program. It has been a great fun-filled and busy year! I have enjoyed seeing the children grow so much throughout the year – For me the most rewarding part of being a teacher.  I am going to miss returning to UAS after the summer; however I am looking forward to my next journey.

I wish everyone a relaxing summer and safe travels!

June 10th – 14th

This week in KG-1

This week we had our last Free Flow Free Inquiry for the year. We invited KG-2 to join in the fun with us, this meant the children were able to visit KG-2 classes as well.

We read many Pigeon stories written by Mo Willem such as “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” “The Pigeon Needs a Bath” “The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!” and many more….. The children were artists as they followed step by step directions on how to draw the Pigeon. Check out the video below.

On Tuesday the children participated in Moving on Up Day! The children were split up into 3 groups. The visited 3 KG-2 classrooms and met the all the KG-2 teachers for next year – Mrs. Finney, Ms. Daramola and Ms. McCarthy. You will find out at the beginning of the school year who your child’s teacher will be. The purpose of Moving on Up Day is to give the children a chance to meet all the teachers and help for a smooth transition for the children into KG-2

Next Week

Next week is the last week for children in KG-1. It has been a fabulous year and as a teacher it is so rewarding to see how much the children have grown since the beginning of the school year. We have lots of things happening next week such as Super Hero Day, End of Year Celebration (EOY) and KG-1 Fun Day – please see the reminders below for more details on each event.

Reminders

  • NO SCHOOL THURSDAY (tomorrow) or SUNDAY for Eid al Fitr holiday!
  • Playground/Morning arrival – Students should continue to bring water bottles with them each morning when they arrive on the playground. We are going to continue staying out til around 8:25 each morning for next week!
  • On Monday, the rest of the school will go back to regular dismissal time, which means KG1 bus riders will leave at 12:45, as they did before Ramadan. After School Care will resume normal schedule, unless you notify me otherwise. Parent Pickups are still 12:45 for KG1.
  • Monday is Super Hero Day– Students should dress as their favorite super hero and can wear costumes or t-shirts. If the costume is too hot to wear all day, you may send a change of clothes.
  • Tuesday is EOY Celebration- We are looking forward to celebrating a successful year of KG1! Next Tuesday students should wear party clothing to school. Parents are invited to come to the MPH around 11:20 to place your food items (Main Dish) on the tables and grab a seat. We will start promptly at 11:30! IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, BUT YOUR CHILD IS ATTENDING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY EMAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ALSO, IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING BUT YOUR CHILD IS, WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO SEND THE FOOD ITEM WITH THEM TO SCHOOL PLEASE. FOOD ITEMS MAY BE PLACED ON DISPOSABLE PLATES/TRAYS/ETC. IF YOUR FOOD ITEM REQUIRES A SERVING UTENSIL, PLEASE BRING ALSO, AS WE MAY NOT HAVE THOSE AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL. We will have sign out sheets in the MPH for you to sign your child out, following the program.
  • Wednesday is Fun Day- Students are NOT swimming this day, but will get wet! Please have your child wear their swimsuit to school with their PURPLE class shirt over it, and any shorts they don’t mind getting wet! They are also encouraged to wear a hat, as we will be outside an hour or so! Apply sunscreen before school if needed. Then, send a dry uniform shirt/shorts/underwear/towel and slippers inside a bag, so they can change and come home dry!
  • Thursday is the LAST DAY OF KG1 with 12:45 dismissal! There is no school for KG1 the last week of the school year, due to Early Years teacher professional development and planning for the next school year!

May 3rd-7th

This week in KG-1

The children worked with partners to try and come up with a solution to solve some problems from the Fairy Tales we have read.

What is STEM?

STEM is an exciting approach to teaching that stimulates children’s creativity and draws upon their natural curiosity. Students gain knowledge and experience in science, technology, engineering and math by working on engaging, project based activities.

On Tuesday the children brought in items for the Ramadan Fridge. The class was very excited for this!  They carried their own items across the street and placed the items inside the fridge. Thank you for sending in the food items.

The children completed various math centers based on graphing, counting, shapes and measuring.

Next week in KG-1

We will be reading Mo Williams stories and do activities around this. The children will get to visit KG-2 and meet all of the teachers during Moving On Up Day.

Reminders

  • Show and Tell– Next week (June 10-14) is the LAST WEEK FOR SHOW AND TELL.
  • Portfolios– Your child will bring home their portfolio next Monday, June 11. These are complete and are yours to keep! We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed making them!
  • Moving Up Day… We will visit the KG2 classrooms, next Tuesday, June 12. We will begin promptly at 8:30, so please have your child at school by 8:15! Your child should WEAR THEIR PURPLE CLASS T-SHIRT. Parents will not attend this.
  • EOY Celebration- We are preparing for our End of Year Celebration for students and parents, on Tuesday, June 19, starting promptly at 11:30 in the MPH. We also have a song for Dads, so please try to attend if possible. We realize that some families will not be here as they will be traveling early, and it’s okay. Maybe just have those conversations with your child, that as we practice our songs in class, etc, they will understand that some people will not be in attendance. (It’s just the way it is at the end of the year).
  • Food for EOY Celebration- We are asking parents to contribute food for the EOY Celebration and we have assigned food lists for each class! PLEASE BRING THE FOOD TO THE MPH AND PLACE ON THE TABLES AROUND 11:20. WE WILL BEGIN OUR PROGRAM PROMPTLY AT 11:30! I would like for my parents to bring one tray of a main entree. For example: individual size pizzas, chicken nuggets, mini hotdogs, small sandwiches, etc. NO NUTS!
  • EID– There has been no formal announcement yet regarding the EID holiday. Most likely we will be off school 1-2 days. We will notify you when we receive the announcement.
  • LEAVING – If your plans for your child’s last day has changed from what you have told me already, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, so that we can have everything prepared and say our proper goodbyes!

LOOKING AHEAD…

  • SUPERHERO DAY IS MONDAY, JUNE 18– DRESS AS YOUR FAVORITE!
  • EOY CELEBRATION, TUESDAY, JUNE 19– DETAILS ABOVE!
  • KG1 FUN DAY IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20– WEAR SWIMSUIT TO SCHOOL UNDER PURPLE CLASS T-SHIRT AND UNIFORM SHORTS! SEND A TOWEL FOR DRYING OFF, AS WE WILL GET WET OUTSIDE!
  • THIS IS A VERY BUSY TIME OF YEAR FOR ALL OF US… PLEASE CHECK THE BLOG, ANY EMAILS AND YOUR JUNE CALENDARS FOR REMINDERS! THANKS!