We had a busy and wonderful week! The children were very excited and a little sad too that this is the last week of framework – it’s last week of poem, new radicals, word wall words, high frequency words, grammar and culture. We had a great week making our products and practicing our lines – I am so impressed at the children’s focus and motivation as they work through their PBL, they are loving the process and are being great scientists and thinkers!
*Sharing some class picture we took this week*
THREE THINGS COMING UP THIS WEEK:
- Memorial Parade at Zeeland Downtown on Mon, May 29th at 8:45AM! Please remind your child to wear the Blue Jacket, meet me at south of Main street near the intersection of Centennial&Cherry.
- Last field trip to Farmers Market on Wed, May 31st morning! NO HOT LUNCH that day please.
- PBL Presentation and reception afterwards on Thurs, June 1st at 2:30PM in the Music/Choir Room! *Let me know if this changes your child’s transportation plan (I would imagine most, if not all of our children will be pick up by family!)*
What did we learn and What will we learn?
Mandarin/Language Arts: We continue to grow and learn new characters/phrases, as well as expanding our vocabularies in our daily conversations and news sharing. We practiced how to read with a friend this week and it will soon be a permanent choice for our daily 5. Next 2 weeks we will focus a lot on reviewing all that we have learned in Kindergarten!
Bible: This week we focused on reviewing the Fruits of the Spirit we have learned each day. This week we talked about goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control and how we see them in our daily life. We had the chance to tell a mom about what we learned about God in Kindergarten and reflect on it as our days at school is ending. We will start reviewing some of our bible stories as we wrap up the school year.
Memory Verse/Fruit of the Spirit: We are practicing our May’s Bible Memory Verse which is about going out and doing His work! Next week we will draw this bible memory verse out and start the process of filling in our Spiritual Journal – it’s a journal that will follow the children all through their ZCS years! I will also be assessing their May Verse.
We are working on practicing and memorizing the Lord’s Prayer – you can also find it on our Bible Memory Verses recording page. I encourage you to practice the Lord’s Prayer with the children at home too (when you pray/before bed, or even when you have some extra time).
Math: We continue to practice our number sense and learning how numbers work together (addition/subtraction) as well as story problems. We are reviewing our equations along with telling stories and using the right phrases when we do tell our math stories. We are also learning 3D Shapes, identifying them while reviewing our learning on directions.
Exploring God’s World (Sci/SocStu): For PBL, this week we focus on creating our products and practicing our lines as we get ready to teach! The children are loving the process and can’t wait to share their learning with you! We also had the chance to talk about goods, services, our needs and wants as well as trading. Next Wednesday we will be going on our last field trip to farmers market and make connections to all these concepts in real life situations.
Writing: We are sharing our first How To Book stories and continue to write stories.
Play: We love love animals, there was a lot of role playing school/work, as well as home this week. Many of the children also chooses to practice their PBL lines during play this week!
Things to Note:
Memorial Day Parade: Memorial Parade is on the 29th morning. I look forward to seeing the Kindergarteners in their blue jacket! You may send the jacket back to school on Tuesday.
From ZCS Office – If you have not already done so, please hand in your enrollment form/packet to the school office! Thank you!
PBL Celebration – Please join us as we celebrate the children taking ownership of their learning on Thursday, June 1st at 2:30PM! Families and friends are all welcome as the children teach you all about their animals (in Mandarin) follow up by reception afterwards! We look forward to seeing you and presenting in front of you!
From the Immersion Coordinator – As we move into the summer months, stop by my office (#69 between the library and gym) if you would like a handout from add.a.lingua that gives suggestions and ideas for enhancing your child’s immersion education during the summer. As always, feel free to stop in or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions that you might have.
What’s Coming Up?
Specials: Monday – Spanish, Art, Tuesday – Music, Spanish. Friday – Spanish.
Memorial Day Vacation/Parade (NO SCHOOL): Monday, May 29th.
Farmers Market Field trip: Wednesday, May 31st. (We might not make it back in time for Hot Lunch so please NO HOT LUNCH that day as well)
PBL Celebration: Thursday, June 1st, 2:30-3:25PM. You won’t want to miss this! Join us for reception afterwards as we celebrate a great year of Kindergarten.
End of the year Chapel: Wednesday, June 7th at 1PM.
Last Day of School: Thursday, June 8th.
NO Hot Lunch and PM Bussing: Thursday, June 8th.
Please pray for the children as they get ready to share their learning with you this coming Thursday. Pray for calm nerves, courage in speaking up in front of others (especially to you adults!) They are so ready and so excited and I have been very impressed with all that they do all through the process 🙂
We are approaching the end of the school year very quickly so pray for perseverance, patience and continue to hang in there as summer break approaches! Prayers for finishing Kindergarten strong and a good end of the year time together.