Kindergarten Weekly Note

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Next week, Thursday, June 2 at 1:15pm, is the Kindergarten Learning Celebration, starting with our Kindergarten Plays in the Garage and followed by a classroom tour and cast party in the kindergarten rooms. If you can’t make it, please let us know ASAP so we can be sure to connect your child with another family.

This week was a busy one! We made costumes, created scenery and practiced our lines for our plays. The children are getting excited to perform for you. It has been wonderful for us to have a focus these last weeks of school. It is helping to keep the students engaged and invested. Along with all of our play-related activities, we are doing lots of reading, writing, math and science activities.

We spent some time in the garden thinking about how all that we have learned about plants is connected. We focused on the plant life cycle. We also began learning our very own plant song that you may be hearing snippets of from your child in the coming weeks.

The Mercado was a big hit. Children ordered food and drinks in Spanish and danced to some Latin beats. Thanks to all of the parents who volunteered to help.

We have not talked too much about the end of school, as it can feel upsetting to the students. Now that we have nine days left, we will have many activities to close out the year. We will talk about how endings can create mixed feelings, and that’s normal. To that end, on Monday, June 6 our students have “Move-Up Day,” where they spend about half an hour before lunch and lunch time in the Primary Unit classrooms. The rooms they go to are randomly assigned; each of our kindergarten groups will go to visit a classroom. Where you child visits may or may not be the classroom s/he will be in next year. You will get your child’s Primary Unit classroom assignment at the end of the summer.

In Kindergarten-B, Lizzy Augustine, a high school senior at Friends Select, is doing her senior internship in our room to learning more about being a teacher. We loved getting to know Lizzy so far and are excited to have Lizzy in our room over the next two weeks.

Questions to ask your child:

  • What does your costume look like?
  • How did you make it?
  • Does it look like your original costume design?
  • Did you help with the scenery? What does it look like?
  • How is your play practice going? How do you feel about next week’s performance?
  • Can you sing the plant song?

Enjoy the long weekend,

The Kindergarten Team