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Mrs. Bice & Mrs. Lisy

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

February 15, 2019

Curious Kinders

Reminders

  • Mon. Feb. 18 No School- President's Day
  • Wed. Feb. 20 100th Day
  • Frequently talk to your child about being a bucket filler

Words We Learned

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Bucket Filler
  • Abraham Lincoln

Heart Words

  • come
  • some

Next Week

  • that
  • them
  • they

Random Acts of Kindness & Bucket Fillers

This week we focused on learning how to “fill each others’ buckets.”  The bucket represents a person’s mental and emotional health.  You can’t see the bucket, but it’s there.  When you love others and show kindness with what you say and do, you fill that person’s bucket.  When you do this, you feel good and fill your own bucket, too! If you make a poor choice, you dip into someone else bucket and it might even dip into your own! We’re teaching our kiddos how to be bucket fillers. Tell your child why they are special to you, and work with your child to help them practice daily bucketfilling!

On Thursday, the kindergartners walked in to find a special handwritten note about how special they are! Every student had a special note written by their teacher! This was our way of showing the students what a random act of kindness looks like and feels like! We wanted to ensure that every student felt important and noticed for who they are! We hope you enjoyed the BINGO in the homework packet helping your child to incorporate some ways to use kindness towards others!

Valentine’s Day

Thursday we spent some time with our 3rd grade buddies celebrating Valentine’s Day! We worked with our buddies to complete a math activity with candy hearts where we learned how to sort, graph, and analyze candy heart data!  We love working with our 3rd grade buddies and seeing them in the hallway.  It makes our school feel that much more like a family 🙂

The students also participated in Valentine Math Centers. They worked together to play games where they had to practice adding, subtracting, counting, using a number line and even a game of memory matching number words to tens frames. We had a ton of fun celebrating in an educational way 🙂

President’s Day

We also had some time to learn about two important presidents from history: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We read non fiction texts and learned how these presidents shaped our history and some interesting facts about their lives! Hoping you can take some time to have your kindergartner share some important facts with you on President’s Day!

100th Day

Next Wednesday we will be celebrating us all being 100 days smarter! We will be dressing up like 100 year olds and having a parade around 9:05. Feel free to come in at dropoff to watch our short parade and volunteer at our party directly following the parade. Please contact the room parents if you are interested in volunteering. All 100th day collections should be turned in by now. If you have not done it yet, please do so by Tuesday!

Mid Year Parent Survey

As we move into the second half of the school year, we would love to hear some feedback on how the year has progressed. Your child will bring home a survey today that we have created to better gage your needs as kindergarten parents. Please feel free to include your name, or you can leave it anonymous. Either way, we appreciate the feedback and look forward to growing in our practice as educators and providing the very best learning experience for your child!