Kindergarten Weekly Note

Dear Kindergarten Families:

Believe it or not, there are only 13 days of school left this year! We are keeping busy planning for our play performances! Please remember, Thursday, June 2 at 1:15pm is the Kindergarten Learning Celebration starting with our Kindergarten Plays in the Garage, followed by a classroom tour and cast party in the Kindergarten rooms. If you can’t make it, please let us know soon so we can be sure to connect your child with another family.

We are now steeped in creating our own plays. Each group advocated and voted for which fairy tale they will perform. We spent time casting the play, discussing how to handle disappointment and how to be flexible. Most children were thoughtfully able to consider more than one character they would be willing to play. Each group worked collaboratively to write a script. We have been practicing our lines, talking lots about how actors make lots of mistakes, and how that’s expected and okay. The more one practices, the better one can get.

Our “Mercado,” a Spanish cultural festival for Kindergarten and Preschool students, is next Thursday, May 26. If your child has an allergy and you’d like to inspect the food, it will be available on Monday in the kitchen. Sara, our school nurse, will also be checking the food for allergens as well. There will be gluten-free options available, and all food provided will be nut and tree-nut free.

The Schuylkill Center was beautiful today. We spent time playing at the Pine Plantation, observing different parts of the plants in that area. We also visited Urban Girl Farm, a farm on The Schuylkill Center property. We saw gardening/farmer on a larger scale. This reinforced what the students have been learning about in Seed to Table, that different parts of many plants are edible, harvestable, healthy and delicious!

Questions to ask your child:

  • Which play is your group performing?
  • What character will you be?
  • How did you design your costume?
  • How do you feel about being in a play?
  • How have you cooperated with your group to plan for your play?

Enjoy the weekend,

The Kindergarten Team