June is here!

Dear Parents,

Good afternoon and happy June! I’ve got a few updates regarding the last few days of our school year together. Last week, when you picked up your child’s bag of belongings from school, you should have received all of your child’s notebooks and journals. Continue to allow your child to utilize these journals throughout the summer, adding science, math, or writing into your child’s daily experiences. Your child’s report card that you would have received on March 13th had we been in school was also included in the materials from school. I also retrieved any items that were found in your child’s locker. Your child’s headphones will be passed on to first grade.

Our final Google Meet will be held on Wednesday, June 10th at 2:00 pm. During this meeting, I will be sharing a slideshow of pictures from our time together in kindergarten. Families are invited to watch together as we end our Kindergarten year. On Thursday and Friday, there will be parades at our school – one for 5th graders on Thursday, and one for Prek-4th graders on Friday. Be sure to read Mrs. Cavanaugh’s email for details about the parade! I hope to see you there on Friday!

Mrs. Cavanaugh will be scheduling some dates for materials to be dropped off to school. If you have any library books, reading bags, sight word rings, or Reading Adventure Packs at your home, I ask that you please arrange to have these dropped off at school.  Please label them with my name.  Thank you so much.

As summer approaches and we wind down our school year, I wanted to leave you with some resources for you to help you  continue your child’s learning through the summer. Your children need a break to enjoy the summer and leave behind the demands of assignments that is true. There are many ways that you may keep them learning with fun activities. Reading is important to keep as a priority throughout the summer to prevent summer slide.   “The research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect.” (Reading Rockets) I believe your Headsprouts and EPIC accounts should remain available until the end of June . Great news! Starting July 1st, all families who have signed up for Remote Student Access through an invitation from their teacher will be able to enjoy a brand-new service, Epic Free, which includes 2 hours of free reading per week in a limited library of high-quality, educational books. There is nothing more that you need to do — RSA family accounts will automatically transition to Epic Free on July 1, allowing them to keep reading on Epic through the summer and beyond. Get the details here > To kick off summer reading on Epic Free, our resident librarian has compiled our top picks by age group — from emerging readers to advanced readers. This is a great way for  you to  encourage the love of reading all summer long! See the list >

I’ve heard that the Tyngsborough Public Library is doing curbside pick up. You may wish to check with them to see if it is possible for your child to get their library card. You may have to wait for the library to open, I am not sure of their current policy.  This has always been a fun trip for the kindergarteners at the end of the school year and they are very excited to have their own card. (First graders are eligible for their own library card and yes you will all have first graders in your home! )

Take a look at the Reading Rockets link here for some more great ideas for  Summer Activities .

Check out the link below for some great information to learn about Bedtime Math.

Bedtime Math Improves Math Performance

If you do not follow Dad Suggests yet, please take a look. He is often reviewing children’s books and games. I really enjoy his blog posts.

The calendar below has some great daily activities for June. A calendar is also available for July. Next week’s lessons will also include summer calendars for math ideas.

I can’t believe that this kindergarten year is coming to an end. I have truly enjoyed getting to know each of your children and watching them learn and grow. They have come a long way and have grown up so much. I am proud of each and every one of them. I look forward to hearing from them in the future and hope to see them again in the halls of TES!

Early Literacy Activity Calendar: June 2020

Early Literacy Activity Calendar: July 2020

 

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