Monday, May 22, 2017

This Week May 22nd through May 24th

Dear Families,
Just a few things about this week.
Tuesday May 23rd is the Vocabulary parade
This is totally optional but if you and your student would like to participate you can.
A Vocabulary Parade is Coming!
based on the book: Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster
written and illustrated by Debra Frasier
In this story, Sage, our heroine and a very word-smart fifth grader, publicly confuses the word “miscellaneous,” for the person, “Miss Alaineus.” She is devastated (wasted, ravaged), ruined (destroyed), finished (brought to an end), by this embarrassing mistake. But Sage transforms her mistake with a creative leap when she arrives on the Vocabulary Parade school stage as Miss Alaineus, Queen of All Miscellaneous Things– and thereby proves that her mother was right.  There IS gold to be found in every mistake! 
This very same Vocabulary Parade is coming to LLA!  Please help your student select a word which will become a costume. All costume will need to be made at home. (Costumes will need to have a sign with their word and definition on it.)  Put your thinking caps on! How would you show the word ADRIFT? Or SHORTSIGHTED? Or ZIGZAG? From A to Z, consider the entire dictionary your playground! Your student will select a word, and on the day of our Vocabulary Parade, needs to come to school dressed in costume to define their word. 

Wednesday May 24th is Field Day

All Kindergarten students (morning and afternoon) will be attending school from 12:00 to 3:00

Field day takes place outside.
1.     Please put sunscreen on your student before they come to school. If you think that your student will need to reapply their sunscreen please send some with them.
2.     Your student may also bring a water bottle will a lid so it will not spill. (Please label the bottle).
3.     Your student is also welcome to wear a hat.

If you would like to come and help for field day you are welcome to.

Thursday May 25th is our last day of school

This is a short day. Morning kindergarten will attend school from 8:30 to 10:30. Afternoon kindergarten will attend school from 11:30 to 1:30.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns

Thank You,
Miss Larkin

Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Week May 15 - May 19

Dear Families,

Leadership Week: Participation in this week is optional.  
We are so excited to celebrate leadership week this week (May 15 – May 19). There are many activities that your student can patriciate in during this week.
Monday May 15th is dress like your favorite movie character day. Your student is welcome to come to school that day dressed like their favorite movie character. However, there are no masks or weapons allowed.
Tuesday May 16th is tacky tourist day. Your student is welcome to come to school dressed up like a tourist.
Wednesday May 17th is Wacky Hair and Socks day.
Thursday May 18th is dress like a pilot day.
Friday May 19th is Pajama Day. Your student can wear their pajamas to school this day. However, we do have specials and your student will be going to P.E. so please make sure they wear appropriate shoes.

Vocabulary Parade: This is totally optional but if you and your student would like to participate you can.
A Vocabulary Parade is Coming!
based on the book: Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster
written and illustrated by Debra Frasier
In this story, Sage, our heroine and a very word-smart fifth grader, publicly confuses the word “miscellaneous,” for the person, “Miss Alaineus.” She is devastated (wasted, ravaged), ruined (destroyed), finished (brought to an end), by this embarrassing mistake. But Sage transforms her mistake with a creative leap when she arrives on the Vocabulary Parade school stage as Miss Alaineus, Queen of All Miscellaneous Things– and thereby proves that her mother was right.  There IS gold to be found in every mistake! 
This very same Vocabulary Parade is coming to LLA!  Please help your student select a word which will become a costume. All costume will need to be made at home.  Put your thinking caps on! How would you show the word ADRIFT? Or SHORTSIGHTED? Or ZIGZAG? From A to Z, consider the entire dictionary your playground! Your student will select a word, and on the day of our Vocabulary Parade, needs to come to school dressed in costume to define their word. 
 The Parade will be Tuesday May 23rd

Just a couple more things:
 Baggie books are due. Please help your student to find their baggie book and bring it back to school. These books were given out at the first parent teacher conference.
Also, The movie reward party will be Monday May 22nd. This is the day that May reading logs are due. Please make sure that your student brings back their reading log on this day so that they can participate in our reward party. The movie will be Cars.
I know that this email has a lot of information in it. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Larkin

Monday, May 1, 2017

Things we are working on the week of May 1 - May 5

Dear Families,

Just a few reminders. April reading logs are due, I will accept them until Friday May 5th. Please make sure your student has this turned in by then so that they can go to the last reading reward party.

Also, there are a lot of things for kindergarten this week. Our lunch day if Wednesday May 3rd, if you haven’t paid for your student’s lunch yet please pay in the office. Our field trip is also this week, Thursday May 4th. All students (Morning and Afternoon) need to attend school from 8:30 to 12:00.

Library books are due Friday May 5th. Your student will receive a prize from the library when they turn their book in.

Just a heads up, take home readers will be due Thursday May 11th.

Also, during the last week of school there will be many fun things for your student. Wednesday May 23rd is field day.  Both morning and afternoon kindergarten will be attending from 12:00 to 3:00. Watch for more information about this fun day.

This week we are learning about worms. We are learning about their live cycle, what they eat, and many other interesting facts. We will also be reviewing many math concepts (addition, subtraction, and measurement). Further we are working on end of the year assessments. It would be very helpful to have all student attending school the remainder of the year.


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Miss Larkin

Friday, April 21, 2017

Things we worked on the week of April 17 - April 21

You should have received a permission slip for our field trip to the tree house museum. If you didn’t receive one please let me know so I can get one to you. Your child will also be bringing home a note about eating lunch at school. I need this note back by Friday April 28th as well as the permission slip for the tree house.

This week and next week we are learning about plants. We are learning what they need to grow and how they grow.

We will be continuing to work on sentence structure, Capital at the beginning of the sentence, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence. Please help your student practice these skills.

We are still reviewing syllables. Please help your student work on these. Also, we are reviewing beginning, ending, and middle sounds in a word. Please work with your student on identifying these sounds in words. 

We are still working on the vowels and how they have a long sound and a short sound. Please help your students to identify the two different sounds of each vowel.

Please help your student by continuing to practice sight words with the set of flashcards that came home. Please help your student to read and write these sight words.

Please continue to review all letters and the sound that they make. Your student will also need to continue to practice writing these letters correctly (starting from the top of the letter and going to the bottom. Letters should never begin at the bottom.) A great place for handwriting pages is http://www.actionalphabet.com/TracingLetters.html


In math we are still working on substation story problems.  We are also reviewing measurement, subtraction, addition, identifying numbers 11-30, and counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s.  

Further, we are still working on writing our last names. Please help your child to write both their first and last name correctly. Please work on writing their names with a capital letter to start their name and the rest of the letters lowercase. 




Thank you for your help in these areas.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Things we worked on the week of April 10 - April 14

This week we are continuing to work on sentence structure, Capital at the beginning of the sentence, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence. Please help your student practice these skills.

We have also been working on syllables. Please help your student work on these. We are still working really hard on identifying beginning, ending, and middle sounds in a word. Please work with your student on identifying these sounds in words. Also, we are still working on the vowels and how they have a long sound and a short sound. Please help your students to identify the two different sounds of each vowel.

Please help your student by continuing to practice sight words with the set of flashcards that came home. Please help your student to read and write these sight words.

Please continue to review all letters and the sound that they make. Your student will also need to continue to practice writing these letters correctly (starting from the top of the letter and going to the bottom. Letters should never begin at the bottom.) A great place for handwriting pages is http://www.actionalphabet.com/TracingLetters.html


In math we are still working on story problems.  We are also reviewing measurement, subtraction, addition, identifying numbers 11-30, and counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s.  

Further, we are still working on writing our last names. Please help your child to write both their first and last name correctly. Please work on writing their names with a capital letter to start their name and the rest of the letters lowercase. 




Thank you for your help in these areas.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Things we worked on the week of March 20 - March 24

Just a reminder that March reading logs are due Wednesday March 29th.   The reading reward party will held Thursday March 30th.  

This week we are continuing to work on sentence structure, Capital at the beginning of the sentence, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence. Please help your student practice these skills.

We have also been working on syllables. We are still working really hard on identifying beginning, ending, and middle sounds in a word. Please work with your student on identifying these sounds in words. Also, we are still working on the vowels and how they have a long sound and a short sound. Please help your students to identify the two different sounds of each vowel.

Please help your student by continuing to practice sight words with the set of flashcards that came home. Please help your student to read and write these sight words.

Please continue to review all letters and the sound that they make. Your student will also need to continue to practice writing these letters correctly (starting from the top of the letter and going to the bottom. Letters should never begin at the bottom.) A great place for handwriting pages is http://www.actionalphabet.com/TracingLetters.html


In math we are still working on measurement.  We are also reviewing subtraction, addition, identifying numbers 11-30, and counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s.  

Further, we are still working on writing our last names. Please help your child to write both their first and last name correctly. Please work on writing their names with a capital letter to start their name and the rest of the letters lowercase. 

Thank you for your help in these areas.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Things we worked on the week of March 13 - March 17

Please remember that March reading logs are due Wednesday March 29th.   The reading reward party will held Thursday March 30th.  

This week we are continuing to work on sentence structure, Capital at the beginning of the sentence, spaces between words, and a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence. Please help your student practice these skills.

We have also been working on syllables. We are still working really hard on identifying beginning, ending, and middle sounds in a word. Please work with your student on identifying these sounds in words. Also, we are still working on the vowels and how they have a long sound and a short sound. Please help your students to identify the two different sounds of each vowel.

We are very excited that we have now learned all of our sight words. Please continue to practice these words with the set of flashcards that came home with your student. Please help your student to read and write these sight words.

Please continue to review all letters and the sound that they make. Your student will also need to continue to practice writing these letters correctly (starting from the top of the letter and going to the bottom. Letters should never begin at the bottom.) A great place for handwriting pages is http://www.actionalphabet.com/TracingLetters.html


In math we have started learning measurement.  We are also reviewing subtraction, addition, identifying numbers 11-30 and counting to 100 by 1’s and 10’s.  

Further, we are still working on writing our last names. Please help your child to write both their first and last name correctly. Please work on writing their names with a capital letter to start their name and the rest of the letters lowercase. 

Thank you for your help in these areas.