Monday, May 6, 2013

May Flowers and Fun

Wow!  May is here and that means the end is near.  I am sad to see the year coming to a close,  but these kids are ready for first grade!!!

Some odds and ends to make note of:

This week is Right to Read Week!  A "BIRD" form will come home for you to fill out when you and your child read at home.  Please return it to school each day, so I can track our reading in class as well.  We have many fun activities planned for the week and some special guests will be visiting.  Thanks to Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Tippit, our Reading Specialists for organizing an amazing week!

Flower Sale is this week only!  Our "A" class will have the chance to buy flowers on Wednesday, and the "B" class will have the opportunity on Thursday.  If you would like your child to purchase flowers, please send money on the appropriate day.

Field Day is coming.  "B" day will be on May 23 and "A" day will be on May 31.  It is so important to send your child to school on Field Day with comfy clothing that can get a little dirty, gym shoes, and water.  Please be sure to put sunscreen on your child before they come to school.  Being outside for long periods of time, kiddos tend to get sunburn.  Help protect your son/daughter from this by layering on the sun block at home. :)

Reminder, the weather is pleasant, which means outside recess.  Flip flops, high heels, and other cute shoes tend to lead to injury for kindergarteners.  Please keep this in mind when getting your child ready to school.  In the past week, I have had to send multiple students to the health aide due to shoe-related injuries.  Gym shoes are always a safe choice!

As I said, the year is coming to a close at a rapid pace.  This month is critical for students to be in school!  We have many assessments to complete and fun activities planned.  These include time outside while we show what we know.  Last Friday, B class went outside to demonstrate their math skills with sidewalk chalk--the kids had a blast!  (See photo.)