Ms. Coolidge Newsletter
May 13 - 17, 2019
“Eggsiting” news: our first chick started peeping within its shell, and working its way out on Tuesday, just as the children were getting ready to go to P.E. We took a video of it coming out of its shell so the kindergartners could see how hard the chick had to work, tapping away with its egg tooth, and finally tumbling out all scraggly and exhausted. It rested with its head on the second egg, which had a crack, and soon had company. The two little chicks fluffed out nicely on Wednesday and have been peeping pretty constantly in their crate, when they’re not sleeping under the heat lamp. Does anyone have a feather duster they’d like to loan us as a surrogate mother hen?! Meanwhile, we’ve talked about survival of the fittest and I’ll discard the other eggs.
We are hoping to release our growing Trout fingerlings when the stream warms up a bit more, possibly on Thursday morning May 30. We will be sure to have another “Trout Parade” before then.
We have been focusing on the long “u” vowel sound as in “cube”, and the children have been busy seeing what they can create with tubes at the Creation Station. Kindergartners are practice reading their new high frequency words “good” and “who” and the little book “Who Can Help?”.
We’ve completed our last Math workbook and sent it home. The next few weeks we will continue to review number bonds and the facts to five, writing #1-20, greater than and less than, the tricky teens, 2D & 3D shapes, counting by 10’s to 100… Several children seem to have forgotten how to write two digit numbers. Please practice!
The Spring Concert will be next Wednesday May 22 at 6 p.m. All invited! The children are asked to be here by 5:45 p.m. and if possible wear red, white and/or blue. Thanks!
Have a relaxing, fun weekend. May the sun shine. Linda B. Coolidge