Optional Kindergarten News

The Optional Kindergartners had a fun week of tying in Easter activities to our ELA, math, and religion block. After reading books about the first Easter the optional kindergartners went on an egg hunt to find an egg.  Inside their egg were jelly beans and we discussed the symbolic meaning of each jelly bean color.  We also spent some time sorting and graphing jelly beans.  After we graphed the jelly beans we compared colors to see what we had the most and least. We also the cross.

This week we began talking about Earth Day.  We read The Lorax and discussed the importance of trees and why it is important to replace trees that are cut down.  The optional kindergartners made their own Lorax and wrote what they would do if they were the Lorax.  We will take a look at ways that we can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

the optional kindergartners made an invitation to our Mother's Day Spa and they were sent home.  Please feel free to email if you have any questions.

Here are some ways you can reinforce the skills that will be working on:

  • after reading have your child tell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end
  • play I Spy with letters as you are driving
  • have you child practice sounding out CVC words
  • identifying the teen numbers

Schedule:

Tuesday: 15 minute Technology

Wednesday: 30 minute PE

Thursday: 15 minute Music or 30 minute Guidance alternating weeks

Friday: 30 minute PE