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Mrs. Bice & Mrs. Lisy

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

March 22, 2019

Curious Kinders


  • See you at the Auction tonight at 6:30 pm
  • Sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference
  • No School- April 5 & 10

Words We Learned

  • sandpaper
  • sawdust/shavings
  • particleboard

Heart Words

  • get
  • put

Next Week

  • were
  • his
  • her


The chicks have doubled in size and are getting very vocal!  Their peeping and chirping can be heard down the hall!  We have enjoyed having them in our classrooms and have learned a lot about caring for live animals. Tuesday we will be bringing the chicks back to the store we bought the eggs from. Our brooder box is not big enough to house our growing chicks!  Soon, they’ll be laying their very own eggs or even becoming a rooster! This has been an amazing few weeks learning about eggs and chicks!

Gala- Tonight @ 6:30 pm

We are really looking forward to chatting with all of you at the auction tonight! Thank you so much to all of you for selling raffle tickets! We really hope you will sign up for the Kindergarten After School Playdate hosted by Mrs. Bice and Ms. Oquendo! You can sign up at the auction! It’s a hot item and sells out every year! The art piece that each class created is beautiful! Be sure to check it out tonight! We can’t wait to hear which lucky kindergarten families win big at the auction and get to take it home!

We Are Engineers!

This week, we focused on a material engineers observe and test: wood.  We learned about what happens when wood gets wet,  floating and sinking wood, and learned how to change the shape of wood (sanding with sandpaper). Engineers were able to look closely at sawdust and shavings and even put them in water to create a mixture. Then they used screens to separate the wood from the water. Scientists were even able to make their very own plywood and particleboard. We can’t wait to share all of our learning with you at our Showcase on May 2!

Classroom Needs

It’s that time of year where we are cleaning like crazy and we need to ask your help in sending in some extra supplies. We are in need of paper towels and Clorox wipes. Thanks in advance for helping us to keep the rooms clean and sanitized!

We are also looking for a few more volunteers in each class to help with an artist session with our Arts Partnership artist on Thursday, March 28 (101) and Friday, March 29 (102) from 9:00-10:45. We will probably be done earlier but just want to be safe! Please let Mrs. Bice or Ms. Oquendo know if you are available to help!


With all our engineering this week, we still had time to work on getting better at reading! We are in the process of testing all of the kids reading levels so we can share with you at Parent Teacher Conferences all the growth they have made! This week we also focused on the difference between long i and short i! We had tons of fun hearing the difference in sounds, sorting, and learning some tricks along the way. We learned how to read some words with a “lazy e” at the end! The “e” is pretty lazy and it makes the vowel do ALL the work (say it’s name). We loved searching for lazy e words during Daily 5!