Archive for May 29th 2015

Room 104 Families,

Donors Choose

  • I have two projects up on Donor’s Choose. Tell your friends and families and share the links on your Facebook and social media pages! Check them out and thanks! –

Fish and Snails


  • Our fish and snails are going to need new homes as our school year starts to wind down. If you would like one or more of the fish or snails, please let me know. There are five fish and two snails.



Sight Words: had, very, or

    We will use and write them in sentences. We will also sing our sight word songs.

Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, we, see, the, can, and, be, big, little, on, it, to, a, is, look, at, my, here, yes, no, day, come, run, have, go, me, you, said, in, are, zero, do, that, one, up, down, two, he, she, three, four, with, play, five, love, by, six, because, will, seven, away, want, fun, eight, all, did, blue, black, brown, red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, green, white, gray, nine, ten, for, us, of, was, as, from, his, her, out, this, what, get, went, they, not, where, got, make, find, but, eat, funny, help, good, please, who, under, so, pretty


Letter of the Week: Review

Morning Meeting:

  • Greeting – Simon Says
  • Activity – Parts of an Insect Song
  • Sharing – Students will share their favorite part of thing from kindergarten and why

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • Centers
    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Build Words, Rhyming Houses
    • Writing – Free Write, My Favorite Insect is…
    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – focus on identifying sight words
      • Read with our Third Grade Buddies
    • Computer – Starfall
    • Listening- Students will listen to Frogs then write a fact from the book and draw a picture
    • Teacher Time – Sight Word, Weekly Story, Phonics Game
  • Sight Word Songs
  • Read alouds
  • Phonemic Awareness


  • Our writing this week will be directly related to our theme work

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Insects

  • Read many books about insects
  • Parts of an Insect
  • Ants
  • Bees
  • Read In The Tall, Tall Grass and create our own insect scenes


  • Math Survey
  • Math Journals
  • ST Math
  • Math Centers
  • Fractions (Halves, Thirds, and Fourths)

Beach Day

  • Thursday, June 4
  • Students may dress in beach clothes (no swimsuits) and bring beach accessories
  • We will be doing many beach related activities
  • Please let me know if you would like to donate anything from the Beach Day wish list

Family Insect Project


  • Turn this in by Friday, June 12


  • We will be having a mini kindergarten science fair
  • Specific information is on the blog and has been sent home in folders

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link on the blog.


  • Assessments are complete!


  • I will be gone for ONLY the morning of Tuesday, June 2. I will be attending a kindergarten panel and at pre-k center answering questions about kindergarten. I will be back in the afternoon.
  • A form has been sent home asking you to indicate if your child will be returning to Ray next year. This information is very important in properly planning for next year. I still have not received all the forms and it has been sent home twice to some students. If you need a new one, let me know!
  • Library books are due every Friday.
  • Kindergarten classrooms are a great place to donate things you do not need anymore. We can find a use for almost anything!
  • Scholastic Book orders are due Wednesday, June 3rd. This will be the last book order and will arrive before the end of the school year. You may order by going online (https://clubs2.scholastic .com), directions have been given, or handing the order and check to me.
  • Continue to work on ST Math (JiJi) and ABCMouse at home.
  • Each student has their own Bob Book ( in their read to self bags. Students are able to practice their books during centers (usually with the third grade buddies) and read them correctly to me to pass on to the next book. These are great books! Please refer to the link with any questions.
  • Consider collecting Box Tops. They are on many of the everyday items that you buy. You may turn them in to me. Each Box Top earns money for the school.

Ms. Maltz

3rd Annual Family Science Project

Dear Parents,

Over the next 2 weeks we will be learning about insects/butterflies.  We are really excited to get this unit kicked off on Monday.  For the first part of the week we will be looking at the structure of different insects and compare and contrast their body structures.  For the rest of the week we will specifically be studying the ant and bee.  We will be discussing habitat, insect job, predator, diet, etc.  We also have some fun insect math activities and great writing prompts planned too.  On Friday, June 12th all the kindergarten classes will be holding a small science fair for each of the other kindergarten classes.  The other classes will be walking around viewing each other’s chosen insect.  Your child will have a chance to talk about their research and findings.  So here is where you come in…you and your child research 1 insect (not spider) and create a small poster board showing and describing his/her insect.  Here is what you need to include:

– Picture or drawing of insect

– habitat

– diet

– prey and predator

– job of insect

– 2 interesting facts


Have FUN with this science project!  Get creative with what the presentation will look like.  Also, we ask that your child write everything.  (Remember that we spell phonetically in kindergarten) ☺


The Kindergarten Team

Beach Day!

Who: All of Kindergarten

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Where: Ray Elementary Kindergarten Rooms

What: Beach day- students will be able to wear beach clothes, read on beach towels, and complete fun summer beach activities

*Things you need- beach clothes (NO SWIMSUITS), beach towel

*Things our class would like- 2 beach balls, popsicles for snack!