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Mrs. Haynes

April 20, 2018


Kindergarten Newsletter

             This week we finished our unit in mathematics dealing with place value.  After vacation we will start a new unit in mathematics dealing with addition.  By the end of this unit, your child should be able to add 1 to numbers 0 through 9, add 2 to numbers 0 through 8, add doubles, and become familiar with the addition facts through 10.  We will be working on addition for the next several weeks.  We will also begin a new unit dealing with fairy tales.  At the end of this unit, everyone will have written and illustrated their own fairy tale.

Our science topic for this week was Earth Day.  Our science topic for next week will be energy.  We will explore how matter and energy interact.  We will also learn that heat can be produced in different ways and that all living things need energy that comes from food.        

            Our social studies topic for this week was consumers and producers.  We discussed the difference between consumers and producers and between goods and services.  We also discussed needs and wants and the way people get things they need and want.  Our social studies topic for next week will be jobs people do.  We will learn about work as well as discuss the jobs people do within our community.  We will also learn about the tools or equipment needed for specific jobs.          


 Graduation Project

            I would like to do something extra special this year for graduation.  To do this, I am asking for your help.  I will need two things from you that I promise will be returned in the same shape it is brought in.  Those two items are pictures of your child.  One of which I would like to be a baby picture and the other of your child as a toddler (around 3 years old).  I will scan these pictures and send them home with your child as soon as I can.  I am hoping to have these pictures by no later than Monday May 7th so that I am able to complete the project by graduation.  If you would like to send them digitally you can email them to me at jhaynes@psd.sau7.org Thank you in advance.


Kindergarten Graduation

            Kindergarten Graduation is scheduled for Thursday June 14th at 6:30.  For the kindergarten graduation ceremony, parents are asked to purchase a child size cap, gown and tassel for their child to wear.  The cost of this package deal is $18.67.  I will be sending this order in on Wednesday May 2, 2018.  Please make your check or money order payable to Pittsburg School as we will make one lump sum check payable to the company we are purchasing them from.  If the cost is a problem for you, please contact me as soon as possible as I have a couple of gowns that may be borrowed, but will have to be returned to me immediately following the graduation ceremony.  If you plan on borrowing a gown from someone else, please let me know that also, so that I will know that everyone’s gowns have been accounted for before I send out the order. 

Box Tops for Education

            Please send in Box Tops with your child anytime between now and Friday May 11th.


Word Wall Words

            I                       am                   the                   a                      to                     red

            blue                 have                 is                      purple              yellow             green

            we                   my                   like                  at                     as                     orange

            he                    for                   white               in                     it                      brown

            by                    pink                 me                   with                 this                  an

            can                   black                and                  did                   gray                 see                              

            look                 one                  zero                 all                    or                     on                                

            three                that                  do                    are                   four                 five

            six                    seven              not                   eight                has                   had

            go                    here                 from                no                    will                  so

            be                    his                    her                   what                was                  said

            nine                 ten                   where              come


Word Wall List and Tests

            Throughout this school year in our weekly Kindergarten newsletter, I sent home a list of sight words your child needs to be able to read and write by the end of kindergarten.  Each Friday, starting today, I will send home a list of words from this list that your child needs to know by the following Friday.  During the school day each day, we will be practicing these words, but they will also need to be reinforced each night.  A good way to practice at home is by using flash cards as well as having them right them down.  Some other ideas include using Scrabble game tiles or typing them on a computer.  There are lots of great ways to practice these words, but please make sure to practice them at least 10 minutes each night so you will be sure that your child knows these words at the end of each week and the end of this school year.  Thank you. 


Second Set of 10 Sight Words (Test on Friday May 6th)

            -on                   -four               -they                -black              -six


            -as                   -like                 -was                -five                 -go


Upcoming Dates

            Monday April 23rd- Friday April 27th- No School, Spring Break

            Wednesday May 2nd- Graduation Gown $ Due

            Monday May 7th- Pictures due for Graduation Project

            Friday May 11th- Grades Close (for Progress Reports) and last day to turn in Box Tops

            Thursday May 24th- Spring Concert 6:30

            Monday May 28th- Memorial Day, No School

            Thursday June 14th- Kindergarten Graduation 6:30


Have a wonderful vacation, see you on Monday!

Mrs. Haynes