Saturday, May 19, 2018

Weekly Wrap Up

May is such a busy time of year! We spent a good part of the week working on our informational ocean books. I am so proud and so impressed with these books! I bound them and they should come home early next week. Writing is one of my favorite subjects because kindergartners grow so much during the year!

On Wednesday, we walked to Stepping Stones Park with the second grade class. We read from our reading bags and the second graders read books they chose.

We also saw all of our caterpillars emerge from their chrysalides! We released them on Thursday when the weather was nice.

We also went to the Upper Sandusky Library for a story time with Miss Jill.
We have been reading buddies with 3rd grade all year. This week, we completed some STEM challenges with beach balls. Students worked together to create a torch from foil and had to walk down the hallway. They also built towers for their beach ball out of index cards.

Thanks to all of you who braved the weather for the Kindergarten Family Picnic! This is one of my favorite end of the year activities we do! The kids really enjoyed it! 

Next week, we have field day on Wednesday. We will be outside all afternoon. Please make sure your children wear tennis shoes. I would also suggest sunscreen, but I cannot help them apply at school. Friday, we will walk to the Star Theatre in the morning to see a movie. I believe the plan is to watch The Incredibles. This movie is rated PG. If you do not want your child to watch this movie, please let the school know.

It's hard to believe the year is almost over! Enjoy your weekend.
:) Mrs. Steinman

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Right to Read Week Wrap Up

We had a fun week as East School celebrated Right to Read Week. Students enjoyed the photo booth.

 We enjoyed our guest readers! I didn't get a photo of everyone, but it was fabulous having so many parents come read to us!

The PTO bought us these super cool scuba masks!
We buddy read with second grade.

Storyteller Christine Kallevig visited our school on Friday. We were able to make some simple origami with her!

We are working on writing an informational book about the ocean. The kids are working really hard and I love seeing how far they have come since school started! May is a busy month. Please be sure to read the newsletter that came home on Friday for a list of dates this month!
:) Mrs. Steinman

Monday, May 7, 2018

Weekly Wrap Up

Last week, we learned about sound. We got to explore with instruments to explain how to create and change sound.

We drew pictures to show what we understand about sound. I love the way they drew the sound waves!

We also worked on plot this week. We drew the beginning, middle, and end of our weekly story. The pictures were so detailed!

I was out last week a couple days for my graduation from graduate school! I am finishing a class right now, but it is my last one and then I will have my Masters in Elementary Education.
The next 2 weeks we will learn about the ocean. The kids have some great questions about different ocean animals and it ties in well with our Right to Read Week! We are starting money in Math and learning the last 3 sight words of the year!