Happy Memorial Day! While the weekend had the best weather, for me, it has been a good one so far. It all started on Friday night, when I brought a homemade ice cream cake for dessert to my book club. Besides teaching, reading and politics, another one of Ms. Purdin’s hidden passions is the Food Network Magazine. The ice cream cake I made, was a HUGE hit. I have made a second one (mostly to get rid of all the ice cream I had to purchase) for a cook out I’m going to later this afternoon. I’m sharing this not to make you jealous, but to say it was totally easy and here’s the recipe (since Fourth of July is just around the corner!)
Kindergarten is a very busy place as we wind down our year together. Last week, we were asked to sing at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation assembly. Your students did a lovely job. We also finished another unit in our Math text and will be starting the last unit this week. We have been working on addition and subtraction up to 10. (This is a great summer skill to work on!)
We are also working on the last unit in Fundations. We are
building and reading simple sentences, becoming more confident in our spelling abilities and increasing our sight word awareness. As we move into summer, it would be helpful for you to plan out times during each week with your children (10 minutes 3-4 times a week) to continue to practice these skills. And of course, time each day to READ, READ READ together.
This week we also working on scrapbook pages for our two retiring teachers, Mrs. Beebe and Mrs. Dunion. To help give the students some background knowledge and understanding, I read them Tomie DePaula’s The Art Lesson. This is a fabulous read, and is the true story of Tomie and his elementary art teacher. Since the main character is about the same age as my students, they listened intently and we had a great follow up discussion.
We (myself and the kids) have been loving the ABC countdown to the end of the year. Again, a pinterest find! We have been having so much fun each day (even when I to improvise Investigation day – it all worked out 🙂 ). Tomorrow is Joke day, so come with some good jokes!
Have a great rest of your day –
Ms. Purdin 🙂