We are in need of disinfectant wipes. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.


   I can’t believe May is here! Where has the time gone?! It seems like only yesterday when the children walked into our classroom on the first day of school. The children have been working hard and I am so proud of them!  We finished our “Sea Creature” unit and the students took home their completed books.  They did a wonderful job making them while reviewing some of the sea creature facts learned.

      We have some exciting news! Our caterpillars have arrived. We will be learning all about different life cycles, especially the butterflies. The children were so excited when their new crawly friends arrived. The students will be observing and taking care of them until they turn into chrysalises. Then, we will wait for them to emerge into butterflies. We will keep them for a few days to grow strong, and then let them fly free! 

Below are some important dates along with information on our end of the year Kindergarten Celebration. (There will be more details coming home soon about this day).


Important Dates:

Thursday, May 10th~ “Behind the Vest” Dress Down Day – Bring $1 to dress down in blue 

Friday, May 25th~ Noon Dismissal and FSA hot dog lunch. Students will still need to pack a snack! 

Monday, May 28th ~ No school! Memorial Day- THANK YOU to all of our soldiers! 

Wednesday, May 30th~ The students will have a picnic lunch hosted by the Room Parents. Please send your child with a sack lunch and beach towel. 

Wednesday, May 30th~ Last full day of Kindergarten 

Thursday, May 31st~ Kindergarten Celebration- Kindergarten will not have a regular day of school. This will be their last day to come to school this year for their  “End of the Year Celebration Day.” Immediately following the celebration there will be a small reception in Kane Hall for students and parents/ grandparents. 

      Please drop your child off in the church lobby at 12:30 p.m., bring a finger food dish to share on a disposable plate in Kane Hall, and then find a seat in the church (Room 109 is on the LEFT side and Room 110 is on the RIGHT side). Students are to wear church clothes (nice clothes) on this day. We will have the celebration in the church that begins at 1:00 p.m.


Miss Smith and Mrs. Reed


 Again, thank you so much for helping your child with their homework folders and reading their Decodables. I know that they are working really hard. I appreciate that the folders are coming back. It is great that we are all working as a team.

  Please review the monthly sight words sent home with your child. 


·      The students will be starting Raz kids. Your child’s login name, password, and information is attached. This is a computer program that allows the students to listen to and read books on their own. You are able to log on to your child’s account and practice reading at home. More is explained in the Raz kids parent letter. This program will help encourage good reading.

 Please remember that recess will be held outside daily, unless it is raining, snowing, or if the “feels like” temperature is below twenty degrees. Please prepare your child for outdoor play (hats, gloves, long pants/tights, etc.)

Word Work Enhancement Activity: -Choose a few words from the sight word list. Write each word in a different color. For example, the word “like” would be green and “we” would be red. Have the child read each word and cut up each letter of the word. Finally have the child read each letter of the word and arrange the letters in the correct order to spell the word.

- Reading Foundational Skills
*Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page. 
*Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.  
*Sentences begin with an uppercase letter and end with punctuation. 

- Comprehension Strategies: 

  • Focus on problem/solution in fictional stories
  • Focus on sequence of events for retelling purposes (beginning, middle, end) 
  • Continue to review and incorporate previous literacy skills, such as identifying the characters and setting in a story


  • Continue to Focus on Story Elements 
      Using picture clues to help understand text 
      Identifying patterns in words to make predictions · Sequence of events

    Skills: Counting and Cardinality 
  •    Vocabulary Focus and application: greater than, less than, fewer and more 
       Counting to 100 by 1’s, 10’s 
      Sequencing numbers 
    ~ What patterns do we notice in numbers when we count? (by 1’s, and 10’s?)
     Counting and Cardinality 
    Number stories with addition and subtraction to 10 
     Comparing numbers (greater than/less than) 
    Sequencing (Identifying patterns in numbers and further develop strategies to determine what number will come next in a sequence.)


 Every month the students will receive a list of sight words to go over. Please review the sight words for the month with your child. 

 For birthdays, you are welcome to send in pre-packaged treats or item(s), which will be sent home with the students at the end of the day.

 Be sure to check your child's take home folder every night.

Don't forget to return library books every Tuesday.

Please label any items that you are sending to either our room, or the office throughout the year.

Thank you again for all of your cooperation and support. It is wonderful that we can work as a team to have a great year! 

Mrs. Reed

If you need anything, please send a note in your child's folder, email me at, or call me at school.