Curriculum night and Pennies for Peace Susan Bolte
Thank you so much create a lasting thor/storyteller,
for coming to cur- water feature rep- Kendall Haven.
riculum night last resenting Greg He shared many March 23, 2009
Thursday night. Mortenson’s book, stories with us on
As always, I en- Listen to the Wind Thursday and Just a note…
joyed having the in our literacy gar- taught us a lot We are down to our
last bottle of hand
opportunity to den. The children about creating an
sanitizer. If you
spend a little time are excited about engaging story. are in a position to
with you. The chil- raising money to He told us to al- donate a bottle or
dren are always so build schools for ways start with two, we would really
excited to share children in Paki- the characters appreciate it.
with you their fa- stan. They have and make them
vorite things in our already started very interesting.
classroom. I ap- bringing in their After that, decide
preciated the op- pennies to place in what the charac-
portunity to touch our Pennies for ters want to do or
base with every- Peace bucket. We want to get. Then,
one about our ser- are also writing an create p-r-o-b-l-
vice learning pro- article about our e-m-s. The kids
ject, Pennies for service learning loved this part.
Peace. We are project and are We will be creat-
Mason looks on as
joining with Mrs. planning a bake ing some stories in Mykaela reads to us
during her student
Barnes’ kindergar- sale. I hope you class this week.
leader share time.
ten class as we also enjoyed au-
As the children carried in The children and I dis- you to join us on this day
their expert projects cussed the fact that even if you are free.
this morning, I stood though we have worked
back and delighted in out a schedule, unex-
their excitement. Every- pected things sometimes
one seemed to be talking happen and we can’t stick
at once and I believe to our schedules exactly.
some of the children pre- A presentation might
sented their expert pro- take a little longer than
jects before they even we expected, someone
Chansz and Andrew
took their coats off. might be absent, or we
However, after the dust may get the opportunity
settled a little, we cre- to participate in an unex-
ated a sharing schedule pected learning event. If
and discussed our proce- something like this hap-
dures for sharing our pens, we have agreed
projects. The schedule that we will re-work our
was came up with is as schedule as needed. As
follows: teachers and learners, we
will do our best to be pa-
tient and flexible. Sketching our eggs that we
Monday: Andrew, Breize, soaked in Coke and vinegar
Helen, Miyah, Will We are tentatively plan-
ning on having our
Tuesday: Bergen, Duncan,
“Expert Project Share
Mykaela, Chansz, Jackson
Fair” on Tuesday, March
Wednesday: Colby, Paul,
31st. In the Share Fair,
we set up our expert pro-
Thursday: Jasmine, Madi- jects in the Gathering
son, Julia Hall and the whole school
Friday: Mason, Caroline, rotates through our pro-
Jasmine and Miyah busy
Madeline, John jects. We would love for sketching
Page 2 Kindergarten Connections
Monday, March 23 Wednesday, March 25 and splat. Bring your
• Ask someone at home • Do you have any coins list to class on Friday.
to help you weigh your- to bring in for “Pennies • Read from you Bag of
self in pounds and for Peace?” If so, Books.
measure your height in take a few minutes and • Practice our I love you
feet and inches. count your money be- more than applesauce
Write down your fore you bring it to poem.
weight and height on class.
Friday, March 27
an index card and • Use a ruler to measure
• Enjoy time with your
bring it to class on a few things in your
family and friends!!!
Tuesday. home. Write down the
• Read from your Bag of names of the things
Books. you measured and how UPCOMING EVENTS
long they were. For Friday, March 27
• Practice counting to
50 by 1’s and by 2’s. example: I measured a L:ibrary Day
box of cereal and it Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday, March 24
was 11 inches high and Expert Project Share
• Practice reciting the
7 ½ inches wide. Fair
poem I love you more
Thursday, March 26 Friday, April 3
• Write down some Grand Day and
• Read from your Bag of
words in the “at” fam- our Afternoon Gathering
ily. For example, bat Learning Celebration
• The children are really ing to come in, make cop- 9:30 and 10:15 and 1:00 to
growing as readers and I ies, and bind books for our 2:00 PM on Mondays,
would like to provide more children to read. I would Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or
books for them. We have be happy to show you how Fridays, we would love if
a large assortment of A-Z to do this. you would come and read
books from which to • Reading and writing work- and write with us. How-
choose. I am looking for shop. If you have available ever, this week we will be
parents who would be will- time between the hours of doing expert projects.
I Love You More Than Applesauce
By Jack Prelutsky
I love you more than applesauce,
Than peaches and a plum,
Than chocolate hearts and cherry tarts
And berry bubble gum.
I love you more than lemonade
And seven-layer cakes,
Than lollipops and candy drops
And thick vanilla shakes.
I love you more than marzipan,
Than marmalade on toast,
Oh I love pies of any size,
But I love YOU the most.