Week in Review: March 4-8

It was great to meet with so many of you for conferences on Tuesday night. I appreciate all your support as we work together to make your children successful. Your children are such incredible blessings!

We had another busy week in kindergarten which was highlighted by our comfy/flashlight day. We had so much fun reading in the dark as well as singing This Little Light of Mine. Looking forward to next week and maybe a bit warmer temperatures!

Important Dates:

  • March 13: March is Reading: Waldo goes to the Game *wear sports gear
  • March 14: Chapel with artist-illustrator Joel Tanis-more information below
  • March 19: Elementary music program-more information below-7:30
  • March 20: March is Reading: wear stripes like Waldo!
  • March 27: March is Reading: Beach day *dress in bright colors or beachy clothes (no swimsuits)
  • March 29-April 7: Spring Break 

Additional Reminders:

  • On March 14 we will be having chapel at 11:00 in the media center with Michigan artist-illustrator Joel Tanis. We will be selling Dan and Joel’s book, Lulu and the Long Walk. A form should have come home last Friday if you are interested in purchasing the book. These forms are due in the office by March 12.
  • On March 19 we will have the opportunity to take part in the Spring Elementary Music program. This is new for the kindergarten classes this year. The following is the information from our music teacher Ms. Kristin Baron:
  • Our Spring Elementary Music Program is quickly approaching! Mark  your calendars for Tuesday evening, March 19, at Community Reformed Church in Zeeland. Two short performances will be held: K/1/2nd grades at 6:15pm, and 3/4/5th grades at 7:15pm. Families who do not have students at both levels do not need to stay for both events as there will be transition time.


Bible: We are continuing our study on the miracles of Jesus. This week we learned about Jesus calming the storm. We discussed how amazing Jesus is and the power He has to do things no one else can.

Word Wall Word: on

Daily 5: This week everyone was able to meet with me once and should have a new book in their book bag. We are starting to work on harder books and it is fun to watch them rise to the challenge. Our highlight was reading books in the dark with our flashlights!

Phonics: This week we continued our study of word families working on the –an family.

Math: This week we worked with tangrams. We learned that we could put different shapes together to make new shapes.

Writing Workshop: This week we made our final four page pattern book and we will be working on creating “small moments” books in the weeks ahead.

Interactive Read Aloud: This week we read Rosie’s Walk and learned about foreshadowing.

Up in Lights: This week Audrey Plantenga was Up in Lights. Her grandpa and grandma from Indiana were here and brought her lunch one day. Her mom came in too and shared all about her! Audrey is so full of life and such a fun girl and we are so happy she is in our class!!!

Afternoons: This week we enjoyed the normal quiet time, playtime, recess, and art as well as some Daily 5 and some movement activities after a day without outdoor recess!

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