Thursday, November 29, 2018

December/January Dates at a Glance!

Fri-Fri. December 6-14th     Scholastic Book Fair at SK, 3:30-5 p.M.
Friday, December 7th              Coffee with Walter, 9-10 A.M.
Wednesday, December 12th     Hearing and Vision Testing (All School)
Friday, December 14th             Pajama Drive donation deadline & Pajama Party!
Thursday, December 20th        The Nutcracker Ballet. Power Center, 10-12 P.M
Friday, December 21st             Last Day of First Semester, dismissal at 11:30 A.M.
Monday Dec. 24th-Jan. 4th      No School! Winter Break! Happy Holidays

Monday, January 7th               School Resumes. Happy New Year 2019!
Friday, January 18th                No School! Assessment Writing Day.
Monday, January 21st              No School! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Thursday, January 24th            Wild Swan Theater- *WCC, Owl's Winter. 10 A.M.
Sunday, January 27th               SK All School Admissions Open House, 2-4 P.M.

*Washtenaw Community College (WCC), Ypsilanti. Morris Lawrence Building's theater.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Rhyme Crime...rhyme crime...Hey, That's a Pattern! 10/22-10-26

Fall has definitely fallen and we have been showered with cool, crisp Autumn temperatures. I would first like to remind families to make sure your child’s backpack/cubbie area includes an extra set of long sleeved clothing, socks, underwear, hat, gloves (preferably waterproof), and a jacket/coat.  It is also very important that the children have an extra pair of footwear (along with their boots) to change in and out of throughout the day.

Jason Harper CEO RXA

Our week started off with a marvelously fun time with J.J.’s Dad, Jason. He read us a fun story, Rhyme Crime by Jon Burgerman at Circle Time that was worth repeating so he read it again, to the delight of us listeners!
Jason Harper RXA
During Math, Daddy Jason also led us through an engaging activity on “patterns” and used the Ks, sea creatures, and shapes as manipulatives that the class reconfigured into interesting and unique sequences. Jason Harper is also the CEO of RXA so he looked right at home playing with and experimenting with toys! Thanks, Dad!

Jason Harper

We continued with this topic for the rest of the week and designed massive AB and AAB patterns around our table. Ks intertwined their ideas into a very large and interesting mosaic. One K stated, (even before we started) "This is going to look so awesome!!!!" He was right. It did!

Our new journey through Ancient Egypt began at modern day locations like Abu Simbel, Aswan, Kitchener’s Island, and the Cairo Museum and then traveled back in time via Ancient Egyptian mythology. We are beginning to sort mythological creatures by their appearance and other attributes. We also found out that  some of us are already familiar with certain ancient Egyptian figures, like Horus. We recognized him by his "hawk’s head".

Kindergartners experienced our first Fire Drill of the school year and also spent some time in the restroom going over our Tornado Drill procedure. The children were relaxed, prepared, and cooperative for each drill and were well practiced from their previous care providers! Our week ended with a marvelous field trip to Three Cedar's Pumpkin Orchard in Northville, MI (see highlights in an upcoming blog entry.)