Dear Kindergarten Families,
Here we are, in the month of May! I've been blessed to grow with your children each day, and I am amazed at their growth! So, what does the month of May look like for us in kindergarten?
We will be learning about plants and the students will get to watch a bean seed sprout and begin to grow. Once the plant is well established the students will get to take it home. Hopefully, you will get to harvest some purple green beans! They turn green when you cook them.
Fine Arts Gala-this Friday, May 6th, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Our children will have artwork displayed, and there will be wonderful expressions of creativity throughout the school.
Friday, May 13 – Please come and enjoy the day at BCS for the annual Bulldog Run. Each student will be participating, and you are invited to attend and enjoy this wonderful family day. There will be food trucks, a live auction, and more! Let's all team up for Team Fiscus and cheer for the children. As a reminder...the kindergarten department is responsible for a toy related basket, so any donations are greatly appreciated.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BULLDOG RUN DAY:
Your child will need to come directly to our classroom in the morning, I will bring them to the gym for the Live Auction, where we will sit as a class, and afterwards it will be announced that you can then sign out your child on my clipboard. This validates that your child is under your supervision for the rest of the day. Don't forget sunscreen, water, and your sneakers for an awesome day together!
Children will not come to school on May 17th. This is an in-service day for teachers. We all have off for Memorial Day on May 30th.
Please be on the lookout for information about field day and run club awards, which will take place in June.
KINDERGARTEN PICNIC-every year we enjoy a picnic at Little Britain Park on the last day of school, which is June 8th. We will meet there at 9:00 am. Melissa Auger has graciously volunteered to lead some games for the children, and there’s a wonderful playground. Kate Price, a mom from the other kindergarten class, will be organizing a Sign-up Genius for you to sign up for food and we’re going to enjoy a family-style lunch together. I’ll get that link to you soon. Mrs. Dowd and I will be presenting each kindergartener with a special present to celebrate their kindergarten year.
Please continue to work on reading and sight words every evening. This is so very important. First grade is around the corner...and you don't want a summer lag in your child’s academic growth. So, let's finish strong. I encourage you to limit the video games, read daily and visit the local library regularly over the summer. Remember to access the list of summer reading and math expectations for first grade from the Bethany website so you know what to be working on over the summer.
Our last Bible memory for the year is Psalm 23. I will be working on it at school with the children. They may work ahead if they wish. Once they can say the whole chapter, your student will be finished for the year. Please return the books weekly until your child is finished with all six verses.
Happy Birthday to Decklin on May 20th! Happy Birthday to our June birthdays too! Emma is June 3rd. Foster is June 22nd and Simon is June 29th.
Thanks for your amazing support throughout the year.
Mrs. Dowd :)