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Kindergarten News

Friday, February 7, 2020
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Happy first week of February! I hope everyone is enjoying their surprise snow day!

 

 
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration
 

In Kindergarten we LOVE to celebrate Dr. Seuss! In honor of his birthday on Monday, March 2nd, your child can come to school dressed as a book character from any of the Dr. Seuss books. Can’t choose a favorite? No problem…Your child can come in their most creative Seussical ensemble.
 

Kindergarten Sickness

 

We have had a really rough run of sickness in kindergarten and it does not show any signs of slowing down. Please remember the importance of keeping your child home if they are showing any flu like symptoms: coughing, fever, diarrhea, or sore throat. We have had flu A and B, Strep, Hand Foot and Mouth, and the stomach flu all go through kindergarten since we returned from break and we cannot stress enough how important it is to please keep sick kids home. Due to the age of kindergarten students, and the fact that they are still learning, they often times do not cover their mouths when they cough or wash their hands after using the restroom. Of course, we give several reminders and are here to help, but this is how the germs are being spread. Most of us are parents ourselves, and we completely understand how hard it is to have to miss work when your little one is sick, as we have to do the same, but we truly need your help in keeping sick kids home and helping us to get a handle on the germs. We have been asked to send any kids who come to school showing signs of sickness to the nurse to be sent home, which includes those students with a constant phlegmy cough. Please remember that your child must be fever free for at least 24 hours without medication, and students must stay home for 48 hours following the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea. Thank you so much for your support with this and helping us keep your children and our teachers healthy!

 

Valentine’s Day Party

 

Our Kindie Valentine’s Day party will be on Thursday, February 13th from 12:45-1:45. We wanted to update you as we were just told that students are allowed to include candy with their valentines, however the candy must be nut free. Please make sure to read all packaging when purchasing candy, as sometimes the candy has been processed in a facility that also processes nuts, and therefore would not be appropriate to send into school. All candy will be sent home with your student in their valentine’s bag and will not be consumed during school hours.

 

 

100th Day- Dress like you are 100

 

We are so excited for the 100th day of school on February 18th! To add to that excitement, students are allowed to dress like they are 100 years old! Think sweaters, pearls, glasses, grey hair etc. Pinterest is a wealth of knowledge. There is no requirement to dress up, but it is a fun way to add to the celebration of the 100th day! If your child chooses not to dress up for the 100th day, then they will need to still wear their uniform.

 

 

Nut Free Snacks

 

We have seen an influx of peanut butter and nuts in snacks lately.  Please remember we are not allowed to have nuts in our classrooms.  Our students move around to different classrooms and we don’t want to contaminate a student’s area that has a nut allergy.  Thank you for only sending nut free snacks and helping keep our kiddos safe. Also, please remember we can only have water in the classroom. No juice or milk etc.

 

Curriculum Update

 

Please read below for an update on what we are learning in each subject area.

 

Literacy -Spalding Phonograms (a-z) as well as double letter phonograms, reading narrative (fiction) books and retelling them (characters, plot, setting, beginning, middle and end). In writing, we are focusing on finger spaces, complete sentences, nouns and verbs. We are also working hard in our guided reading groups.

Math – Addition problems and math facts. Hands on Algebra Number Pairs

Social Studies- Introduction to the Seven Continents: South America

Science- We are currently on our Social Studies rotation

Character Building – Humility

 
 

Love to Volunteer?
The PTO has been working hard on creating a clearinghouse for ALL AAMB volunteer opportunities on the PTO web pages and their new page just went live! Feel free to check it out and see if there are any school-wide volunteer opportunities that may interest you!