May is here which means that our Kindergartners are truly getting so close to being BIG First Graders. With only about 20 days left as Kindergartners, all of the children are not only excited about what they have learned this year, but are even more enthusiastic about becoming First Graders. We will be exploring First Grade on Friday, May 24, visiting the classrooms and meeting the First Grade teachers and students. At the end our visit, the First Graders and Kindergartners will enjoy recess together.
Please be sure to mark your calendar for our Kindergarten Spring Sing Program: Thursday, May 23, at 2:15 p.m. Your children will perform a half-hour program of songs and poems. Parents and other family members are invited to attend this special end-of-the-year event.
During the week of May 13, we’ll be touring Skokie in conjunction with our “Me on the Map” unit. Our field trip takes us to each child’s home for an outdoor photo. (You do not need to be home as we do not come inside your home.) We’ll also see some of Skokie’s community sites. Our class will be enjoying this field trip on Monday morning, May 13.
This week our PTA is sponsoring their Mother’s Day Sale on Tuesday, May 7. If you would like your child to purchase any items, be sure to send your money to school by Tuesday as this is a one day only sale. Please place the money in an envelope with your child’s name and marked “For Mother’s Day Sale.”
As we wind our way through May, the children will continue to explore reading, writing, number facts, money amounts, time, seasonal changes and a springtime planting unit. It has been a wonderful year. I’m never quite sure how we get to the month of May so quickly, but here we are and your children are BLOOMING!