Newsletter – May 7 – #31

Week 31 Highlights 

It was wonderful to see some of your faces at fun night on Friday! I pray the goldfish you brought home are still alive. 🙂

The first week of May was successful in our classroom. We enjoyed learning about WORMS! Your kiddos were so brave!

Read on and take some notes about our busy last month of school.

Important Dates 

May 10: Tulip Time 1/2 Day (Dismiss at 11:50am – there IS bussing home)

May 11: NO Hot Lunch or PM Busing

May 12: NO Hot Lunch or PM Busing

May 19: Penpal Pizza Party (10:10-11:50 am)

May 29: Memorial Day (NO school)

June 2: Project Based Learning (PBL) Celebration @ ZCS 10:00-10:30am

*You won’t want to miss this! Join us after for cookies and punch to celebrate a great year of kindergarten!

*I will send home a note in the next week better explaining this project.

June 7: Holland Farmers Market & Lunch at Kollen Park

June 8: Last day of school!

June 8: NO Hot lunch or PM Bussing

Important Information 

Spring Volunteering: I am looking for one more helper for our animal project PBL construction on May 22 from 1100:-11:45. Let me know if you’d like to help!

Memorial Day Parade: Save the DATE – kindergarteners will march in the Zeeland Parade! Please read here for more information. I will assume your child plans to attend unless I hear from you.

Garden Crossings Flowers: Your Mother’s Day flowers are ready to be picked up! Saturday, May 13 is the last day to pick them up. I hear they are beautiful. 🙂


Bible/Bible Memory: We are continuing to talk about the life and ministry of Peter. We learned about Peter healing a sick man and also about his escape from prison. Your children are interested in Peter, and enjoy learning about him.

I will introduce our last memory verse this week.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

Phonics: We are beginning to learn about blends during phonics. Our first blend was the “sh” blend. We learned that “sh” says “shhhhh”. We then sorted pictures with beginning sounds s, h, and sh.

Word Wall/Poetry: brown and black

Handwriting: q, x, z

Writing Workshop: We wrote another letter to our penpals this week. We also continued with our how-to books.

Math: We continued working with our “bugs” and our partners of 10. We did a small art project with ladybugs practicing some addition facts.

Exploring God’s World: We enjoyed exploring worms this week! There are more photos here! 


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