Friday, May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

Dear Families,

I am in disbelief that the end of May is here. Perhaps because the weather has been questionable or because our days have been so full. Maybe both? Anyway, good-bye May and Hello June!

This week has been simply incredible for us here in Mrs. Sample's kindergarten! Tuesday started us off with an exciting visit from author/ illustrator Kevin Hawkes. He entertained us with his storytelling and sketching. Wednesday our pen pals from Pittston visited us and we were able to share a snack and play outside with them. So fun! Thursday was our field trip to Morris Farm. We learned a great deal about cows, worms, chickens, and sheep. The farm always does such a fantastic job of creating a hands-on experience for us. THANK YOU to all of the parent volunteers that braved the mud and tall grass. You are appreciated! Today is the special all morning event of field day. The children will probably be quite dirty and tired when they get home but they will have had a fun-filled day!

The rest of our time in kindergarten is going to be focused on assessments and preparation for first grade. I get a little melancholy this time of the year. I am so proud of the children and all they have accomplished.

Have a joyful weekend~ Sarah

Friday, May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

Dear Families,


This week we have spent a great deal of time studying animals that are hatched from eggs (oviparous). They are having so much fun deciding which animals come out of eggs.

We are in our last week of our mission to Baja. The hypothesis we were asked to test is almost ready to be determined and we have learned so much about cetaceans and Baja, Mexico's water, deserts, fossils, food, lifestyle, and people. We also had a tremendous amount of fun designing, constructing, and testing our own whaling boats. So much thinking and planning going on!

A HUGE thank you for all of the pocket change coming in for donation to the well we are supporting to be dug in Kenya at HIP Academy. It will be an exciting mission with Go2Science next year and we are still trying to find ways to integrate your students into that mission so they can see how their contributions have helped those far,far away. I'm so proud of them!

There are many activities coming up in the next few weeks. I can't believe how fast time is going! Please fin a permission slip attached for our trip to Morris Farm. Exciting!


May 27- Memorial Day-No School
May 30- Field Trip to Morris Farm
June 14- Last Day of school- 12:00 dismissal

Friday, May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Dear Families,

Happy May! I just know the sun is going to start shining and the heat is going to rise! Positive thinking!

I hope by now you all received my postcard from Arizona. It was a perfect trip and I have had fun sharing pieces of it with the students. The Biosphere 2 was an especially exciting adventure!

We are still studying cetaceans off the coast of Baja. Beth and Curtis implored us to design, create, and test out our own boats. We had a really good time working with our friends trying to get our boats just as we wanted them to be and then testing them in the water to see if they would float. A lot of great engineering going on!

Lots going on from now until the end of the year. Please keep checking back for updates! So far we have:

May 16 & 17- NO SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN ONLY- for incoming kindergarten screening.

May 27- NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

May 29- Our pen pals visit from Pittston

May 30- Field trip to Morris Farm (more details to follow)

Happy Weekend and thank you for making screen free week fun for your children! We could all do with a little less screen time!