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Mrs. Boring’s Class Friday, April 24, 2015

On Wednesday we celebrated Earth Day, however, we talked about how EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY! We read a lot of different books this week about our beautiful earth and how we can help keep it clean and safe for all of us. One of my favorite books to read is The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Although we read this book during Dr. Seuss week, we read it again in honor of Earth Day. This book sends such a powerful message in terms that even the children can understand, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” We talked about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. The children “pledged” to do their best to help keep our earth healthy and beautiful. We made a display titled “We’ve got the whole world in our hands.” We hope you’ll stop by and take a look when you can. The children have great ideas of how they can do their part to take care of this wonderful world God gave us. We also “reused” our daily milk cartons to plant Marigold seeds in honor of Earth Day. We will continue to make sure our seeds get water and sunlight over the next week or so. Once we start to see our flowers begin to germinate, we will send them home for the children to transfer to a pot or the ground. The children really enjoyed planting their seeds and taking a close look at the soil/seeds with magnifying glasses. However, some liked the “dirt” more than others, of course.

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We’ve Got Chicks What an EXCITING (exhausting) week it’s been! We are THRILLED to have 5 chicks in Kindergarten! We aren’t sure if any of the other eggs will hatch, but if so we’ll let you know. A few other eggs had pips, but haven’t shown any progress so we aren’t real hopeful, however, I think the children have forgotten about the other eggs now that they are busy watching the chicks. We’ve been so busy this week getting ready for VIP day that we didn’t get a chance to hold them yet. The children will hold them and name them on Monday. They have lots of ideas for names so we will get a list and vote next week. We’ll let you know when the votes are in!

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We’d like to send a special THANKS to Dr. Mills and his staff for caring for our chick that died. We truly appreciate your kindness and compassion for one of God’s animals! KINDERGARTEN POEMS Your child will be bringing home a poem that I would like for them to memorize for our upcoming Kindergarten program on Wednesday, May 20th. Please see the attached note and poem in your child’s Friday folder. I shared the poems with the children and they are excited. If you have any questions, please let me know. Please feel free to encourage “expression” where you see fit!

This is a small class so I didn’t want to have to ask the children to memorize 2 or 3 poems so we decided to remove some from this particular program. Hopefully our audience will know we do know EVERY letter of the alphabet, but we are leaving some out!

REMINDERS:

*4/21 Mrs. Salazar will be subbing for me  so I can be MOM on Tuesday and attend  my son’s field trip. I don’t get to do this  very often and it’s Colin’s turn for mommy  to attend.  Please remind your child to  be on their BEST behavior for Mrs.  Salazar.

*4/22 Field Day T-Shirt order forms and  money due.

*4/23 Kindergarten students will be  helping at mass. If your child has a part  in next Thursday’s mass, you will find this  information in today’s Friday folder.

*4/24 VIP Day, Raffle Tickets & money  due for dinner auction, Market Day pickup  from 2:30-3:30 in the PLC.

*4/27 Art Committee K-2.

*4/30 May Crowning; The children will NOT wear mass uniforms for our May Crowning mass. Instead the children will “dress up” (Sunday’s best). Every child is asked to bring one flower to school next Thursday morning for our annual May crowning. We hope you’ll join us for this very special mass at 8:30 a.m. as we honor Mary, Jesus’ mother.

*5/1 Spirit Day

*5/2 Kentucky Derby Dinner Auction; I hope you have purchased your ticket. It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening!

*Due to a VERY busy and short (with VIP day being today) week, I didn’t get a chance to reassess students who have not completed their goal sheets. We should be somewhat back to “normal” next week. Please be sure to review with your child this weekend if they haven’t completed their goals yet. Thanks for your patience and understanding! This time of year gets SO BUSY!!! *I think we have enough snacks in our “extra” pile to get us through the next 20 days since you’ve all been so generous. I MIGHT have to do a “shout out” for help the 2nd or 3rd week of May, but for now I think we are okay.

*Please be sure your child has a jacket in his/her backpack every day. Several of the children were cold this week when we went out for recess.

*Uniform reminders:  No cargo shorts,  capris or sandals are to be worn. Shorts are not to be worn on mass days. The  girls are to wear uniform jumpers/skirts  on mass days now that spring is here.

*Library books are due every Monday.

*If you need more AR quiz forms, please  let me know.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

*Thanks to all who are helping out on VIP day! We couldn’t do it without all of your help and support!

*Thanks to all who sold raffle tickets for the family fun package to help support our upcoming dinner auction!

*Thanks for your donations for the NUT day to support our 8th grade buddies upcoming trip to St. Louis.

*Thanks for helping with our daily snacks! A special thanks to the Arnold family for our National Kindergarten Day snack!

*Thanks to the Kirkendall Family and the Marten Family who are going to give our chicks a new home next week!

*Thanks for all you do!

Congratulations to our 2nd grade class who will be receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend! You will be in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless You!

Please keep Ms. Coleman ( our 4th grade teacher) and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Ms. Coleman’s father died on Monday, funeral services are today.

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ASK ME ABOUT

…the sound for “V” and some words that  begin with the “V” sound.

…reading several sentences on our chart  to Mrs. Mace. She is so PROUD of our  reading. We even brought her to tears.  Tears of JOY, of course!

…what we saw when we candled on  Monday.

…what the symbols mean we see in an  addition problem.

…some words that are opposites.

…some of the sea creatures, fish, and  plants in the ocean we read about this  week.

…some of the things we see when we go to  church.

…Duke Energy’s “Pirate” presentation.

HAVE A WONDERFUL  WEEKEND!