April, 2010 

We are learning.....


Kindergartners have now learned the letters m, p, f, c, t, s, d, l, a, o, r, b, i, n, g, u, j, w and e. We are now also working on writing and reading short words. Most students are able to blend together sounds in words such as hat, bit and pan. Encourage your child to write short words at home and ask them to read the words to you.

Second Grade

This month we have begun reading stories about responsibility. We started with stories about jobs. We are now reading about taking care of animals. Throughout the remainder of the year we will be focusing on the main idea of stories. We will also read each story multiple times to help improve reading fluency. While the school year seems to be coming to an end quickly, please remind your children to do their best in class. We need to continue to prepare for third grade.

Try some new books


Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing. Barrett, Judi. Picture Book. Grades PreK and up.

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones. Heller, Ruth. Nonfiction. Grades PreK and up.

Barn Dance!. Martin, Bill Jr. Picture Book. Grades PreK and up.

Jumanji. Van Allsburg, Chris. Picture Book. Grades 1 and up.

The Relatives Came. Rylant, Cynthia. Picture Book. Grades 1 and up.

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar. Anno, Mitsumasa. Picture Book. Grades 2 and up.

Miss Rumphius. Cooney, Barbara. Picture Book. Grades 2 and up.


Important Dates

May 4th – Election Day

May 19th – Market Day Delivery

May 26th – Volunteer Lunch

May 31st – Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL