This week the class came up with 208 "S" words! Spectacular!!! They earned a free Show & Tell and a fun day Thursday! The story was "Spotted Snake" and the children made shakers. The children also worked on a surprise for their Dads!
This was our last full week of school. Mrs. Kim and I would like to thank all of you for a wonderful school year! We consider ourselves very blessed to have had the chance to teach your children. Wednesday is Graduation Day! It will be held in the School Hall at 10:00.
This week the class came up with 17 "Z" words. Zanny good! The story was "Zippy Zebra". The children made zoo animal masks, they were adorable! Watch for the picture in the photo album. We talked about living and non-living things and made a list on the board. The children worked on their subtraction problems, they did a fantastic job!
The 4-K class did a wonderful job singing at the Spring Concert!! I was so proud of them all, we gave them a free day on Wednesday as a reward!
Next week is the letter "S" and a review of all the letters. I truly can not believe this will be our last full week of school :(
Next week St. Thomas is celebrating the Relay for Life Week the events are as follows:
Monday, May 20th - FICTIONAL CHARACTER DAY The children can dress up as their favorite fictional character.
Tuesday, May 21st - HAWAIIAN DAY Students can wear their favorite Hawaiian clothes.
Wednesday, May 22nd - CRAZY DAY Students may dress in crazy clothes and hair styles.
Thursday, May 23rd - SUNGLASSES/HAT DAY The children may wear their sunglasses and hats.
Friday, May 24th - MINI RELAY FOR LIFE St. Thomas will be walking to Waterford High School at 8:00. Wear your class colors (4-K is pink). 4-K is welcome to join the school if they are accompanied by a parent. Mrs. Michalik will be unable to attend. I will be taking a test, think of me!
We could only come up with 3 "X" words. We tried thinking x-tra hard too! The story was "X-ray X" and we talked about x-rays, there was quite a few brought in for show and tell. The children played tic tac toe with their Moms or Dads, they all did a fantastic job writing x's. Mrs. Jenny from the Waterford Library came in on Monday to do a story time with us and tell us all about the summer program at the library this summer. Mrs. T came in on Tuesday to help us practice their songs for the Spring Concert, the children already know them pretty well!
Mrs. Kim and I want to give you all a big THANK YOU for the great presents this week for Teacher's Week. We are blessed to have wonderful children and families in our class! Happy Mothers Day to all of you fantastic Mom's. The children worked very hard making your gift, I hope you enjoy your day!
Next week is the letter "Z" and we will continue to work on subtraction problems. Tuesday is the Spring Concert at 6:30 in Church. The children will meet in the Uhen Center at 6:15. When the 4-K is done singing please meet your child in the gathering space and they can sit with you for the rest of the concert.
The children came up with 115 "M" words. Marvelous!! The story this week was "Merry Mouse". The children are working on something special for their Mom's. The class started some simple addition problems, so far so good!
The penny war has begun! This is to raise money for St. Thomas' Relay for Life. The 4-K is part of Noah's Ark, there are containers for each house by the school office. Here is how it works; place your donation in the Noah's Ark containers, place pennies in the other houses containers. Pennies are negative funds towards their final collection. The House that raises the most money gets to choose a teacher to throw a pie at. The more money raised the more teachers get a pie in the face! At the top of the stairs is the "Garden for Life". Families may purchase flowers for a loved one that may have or had cancer. You may purchase the flowers at the school office, large flowers are $5 and small flowers are $1. The proceeds will also go towards the Relay for Life. The dance held last Friday raised $1,200 for Relay for Life! Great job St. Thomas!!
Next week is the letter "N" and we will continue working on addition problems.
This week the class came up with 25 "Y" words. Yes!! The story was "Yodeling Yak" and the children painted yellow suns. We were hoping this would help to stop the rain! Mrs. Kim traced their shadows, they are hanging up outside the classroom, can you guess which one is your child? The children graphed 20 diamonds, learned to spell twenty, and write the number 20.
Next week is the letter "M" and we will begin simple addition problems. Tuesday we are going to have a play date with the Kindergarteners in their classroom! Thursday the class will be attending mass, please have your child in the classroom by 7:45.
This week the children came up with 88 "W" words. Wow!! The story was "Wacky Walrus" and the children made pinwheels. Tired of the rain this week? The children tried singing the "Rain" song but it did not work so we made flowers for the front window, bring on May flowers! The children graphed 19 triangles, learned to spell nineteen, and write the number 19. We have one more number and then it is on to adding!
Next week will be the letter "Y" and the number 20! The class will be walking to the Waterford Library on Tuesday, please have your child wear tennis shoes for the walk.
There is a pair of black boots with gray and blue stripes in the classroom to they belong to your child? St. Thomas' new web site is up and running it is: stthomaswaterford.org. Check it out there is some great new information. The 2013 School Lenten Rice Bowl Collection was $537.43! Way to go St.Thomas!
This week the class came up with 34 "V" words. Very good! The story was "Valerie Vampire". The children made very beautiful Easter baskets. The class discussed the story of Jesus being crucified and went through the Stations of the Cross. They dyed Easter eggs to represent new birth and went on an egg hunt. The children graphed 18 squares, learned to spell eighteen, and write the number 18. We had a speaker from Lutheran Social Services come and talk to the children about good touches, bad touches, and feelings. Report cards were sent home on Thursday, please sign the envelope and return it to school.
When we return to school the letter will be "W" and the number 19. It is the 4-K's turn to do the Pledge of Allegiance for announcements. If your child would like to participate please have them in the classroom by 7:30. Have a great Easter break!!
Parents of the extended care children: Please remember to sign your child out when you pick them up and to sign the sheet on Thursdays.
REMINDER: When dropping off your child, please park in the angle parking lot. We need to work together to keep our 4-K children safe.
Just a reminder class starts at 8:00 with the children doing worksheets or other learning activities. If a child does not complete the work during this time, the teachers need to find time during work time to complete the activity. This does interfere with the planned projects and the child's planning time. As parents please have your child in the classroom by 8:00 so they have time to finish their work. Homework is due on Wednesdays and Show & Tell is Thursdays.
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Tuesday, May 14th - Spring Concert
Thursday, May 23rd - Mass
Wednesday, May 29th - 4-K Graduation