• Week of May 6-10

    Letter of the Week

    Letter Review

    Math Skill

    Math review


    Me and My Mom

    Character Trait

    Faithful Follower

    Bible Verse 

    "We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
Fri, May 10, 2019

What a special week we have had working hard to celebrate our wonderful
moms! The boys created hand painted, bejeweled portraits of their mothers that
they could not wait to show off as well as handmade corsages, Mother’s Day
cards, and special placemats as gifts. In preparation for our Mother’s Day Tea,
we read Celebrating Mother’s Day: Mom’s Memory Box by Sandi Hill and My
Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck and Mark Buehner. Thank you to
all who joined us for the special event! We loved spending the morning with all of
the most important ladies in our boys’ lives, and the boys were thrilled to show off
all of their hard work. We wish everyone a relaxing Mother’s Day this weekend
with your little ones!
Reminders and Looking Ahead:
We are looking forward to racing into summer with a fun week planned next
week! Please see below for details:
Monday, May 13      Awesome Artist Day
Tuesday, May 14 Techie Tuesday
Wednesday, May 15 Books with My Buddies
Thursday, May 16 Toys and Games Galore
Friday, May 17 Fun Friday
Later this month:
Monday, May 20 Tidy Monday
Tuesday, May 21      Class Party, 10:00am, Cordova Bowling
Lanes-aftercare available
Wednesday, May 22      Last Day of School, 10:40 Dismissal
Some of you have asked about how to keep your son's skills sharp over the
summer. In response to your interest, we have prepared a review packet that will
come home in your son's folder.  This is completely optional.
Spotlight Specials: Mandarin
In mandarin class, we have learned duck (ya zi), we used "five little ducks" to
learn and also review counting. The other song boys loved is "baby shark", we
did it in mandarin and learned family members: mother (ma ma), father (ba ba),
grandma (nai nai), grandpa (ye ye), baby (bao bao).

Mon, May 06, 2019

We have been reviewing our literacy and math skills this week, focusing primarily on
mastery of our letters and sounds, numbers, shapes, and patterning.
Continuing our study of time to the hour, we have introduced digital time. We practiced
writing the digital time from the time on an analog clock and played memory match in
which the boys had to match cards showing the same time on a digital and an analog
clock. We loved dancing and playing with a
sneaky fox who would hide behind clocks displaying different times in our classroom.
We danced while music played, and when it stopped, we had to try to find the fox!
We don’t want to give away any surprises, but the boys have been hard at work preparing
the surprises for the Mother’s Day Tea next week. The boys can't wait to share this
special time with the most important ladies in their lives!

Reminders and Looking Ahead:
May 10 Mother’s Day Tea 10:00
May 21 End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00
(Aftercare is available to boys that are enrolled)
May 22 Last day of school- half-day dismissal

Fri, Apr 26, 2019

We loved learning about quirky letter Qq this week! We practiced handwriting Qq and then we couldn't
wait to see what quizzical items Maggie had munched as well as think of our own Qq
We have begun our study of time to the hour this week, introducing it by watching a
Brainpop, Jr. called “Time To The Hour.” Then, we created our own clocks and
discussed the jobs of the long minute hand and the short hour hand. We played a game in
which we each matched our own small clocks to the teacher’s big clock. Please continue practicing at home. We will be focusing on this skill next week as well.

Reminders and Looking Ahead
May 10 Mother’s Day Tea 10:00
May 21 End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00
May 22 Last day of school- half day dismissal

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

We are zipping to the end of the school year as we study letter, Zz! We created our
own zebras for the Zz lettercard. We practiced handwriting zig zag Z’s and had fun
finding what zany treats Maggie munched on as well as generating our own Zz

We have dedicated this week to studying the story of Easter and the real reason for the
season. We read The Easter Story by Allia Zobel-Nolan and created a palm leaf and cross art piece.
 We also loved reading Celebrating Easter: The Easter Egg Hunt by
Joel Kupperstein and had fun at our very own Easter Egg Hunt and special lunch! We
greatly appreciate all of those who volunteered to help with the party! We have enjoyed
spending this special time with the boys this week and wish everyone a very happy

Reminders and Looking Ahead
April 19 Good Friday Holiday-no school
April 22 Easter Monday Holiday- no school
April 24 Sports Day- Wear your favorite Memphis sports team shirt or colors
April 26 Rock and Roll Day- Dress like Elvis or a style from the 1950’s
May 10 Mother’s Day Tea 10:00
May 21 End of the Year Party- Off Campus Event –Cordova Bowling Center 10:00
May 22 Last day of school- half day dismissal

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