Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reader's Theater May 8th and May 29th at 8:30 a.m.

Mother’s and Father’s Day Reader’s Theater
Performed on 5/8/15 at 8:30 a.m

We hope to have you join us for this special Reader’s Theater as we will be sharing with you a group of poems that we have been working on along with a special surprise.

Ucky Duck Performance 5/29/15 at 8:30

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The Reader’s Theater script The Ucky Duck is in your child’s binder.  Please read through the script with your child and have him/her decide on a just right part.  This performance will be different than the past as the students will actually be memorizing their parts and performing it as a play.  We will still spend time in our classroom during Shared Reading/Read To Someone to work on our parts but the students will need to practice reading every night at home to build accuracy, fluency, expression and understanding.

I hope to have parts assigned tomorrow and we will begin our reading together to understand the story, then set up the scenes and then work on memorizing.
Monday, April 27, 2015

 SEPTEMBER 2014 FEBRUARY 2015    JUNE 2015?
Timeline Project
Date due: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dear Families,
For our final family project this year, you and your child will be creating a timeline of their life.  This is such a neat project for the students to do and share with the class.
First, discuss timelines with your family.  Then, help them select 6-8 important moments in their life.  Each event should have a picture, be labeled with the event, and include the date. You can attach photos or draw pictures for each one and decorate any way youd like.
The first picture on the timeline should be the day they were born. The last picture should be current. Some ideas for the other four are: first word, first tooth, first steps, first haircut, vacations, visits from relatives, first day of Kindergarten... anything like that.
Finally, think of a way you can assemble the events all together. They should be side by side and in chronological order.  You could glue them side by side on a poster board; punch two holes on the sides of each one and tie together with yarn or ribbon side by side; or any other creative way you can come up with. All timelines should have a title including the author displayed somewhere as well.
I hope youve enjoyed our projects as much as I have!

Have fun Mrs. Lieck

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Important Dates in May!

A Look Ahead at May

  • May 8th - Reader's Theater begins at 8:30
    • A Mother/Father's Day Collection :)
  • May 14 - Spring Music Program at 10:00 a.m.
  • May 19 - Jim Peck's Wildwood Field Trip (all day)
  • May 22 - CAVOC Field Trip (all day)
  • May 29 - End of Year Kindergarten Play begins at 8:30
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Why Are Bugs Important to Our Earth?

Bug Off!
Presented by Mrs. Lieck’s Kindergarten Students on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

As we recognize Earth Day across the world today my students have been learning why the bugs are important to be on this Earth.  The students have been making reading fun by reading this narrative nonfiction script.  In this Reader’s Theater, Matt didn’t like bugs!  In fact he wished they would all just bug off!  One day, while Matt was trying to eat lunch in his backyard, four bugs came to visit him.  They bugged him, of course, and worse than that, they wouldn't leave!  Find out what Matt learned from his “buggy” new friends by joining us this Friday!

The cast is listed below:

Matt - Tripp, Abe and Presley
The Fly - Benjamin
The Ladybug - Vivian, June and Richie
The Ant - Hailey and Carter
The Bee - Kali, Kara and Emma

All bugs - Emmaline, Mikenzie, Madelyn and Destiny

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mo Willems and Knuffle Bunny

Today we read the story Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.  The main character is Trixie.  She also has a favorite stuffed animals named Knuffle Bunny.  Trixie has a mom and dad.

In the story we found four interesting words to make our own glossary.  The words were fussy, boneless, errand and vandalize.  Ask your child which two words describe Trixie!

Visit fun games and videos by Mo Willems Mo Willems Website

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Share what we learned aloud, write it down and then type it up!  

Hoppy Easter

Listening to an Easter Story and Asking Questions 

While Doing Our Egg-xperiment :)

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