"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."
-- Socrates

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kindergarten Has Come and Gone

Amazingly enough, we are in our final days of your child's first full year of elementary school! Congratulations...you made it!

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you and your child this year. We have had lots of fun and grown so much together...the children teach me just about as much as I teach them! It's amazing what you can learn from a child...

Thank you for all your support this year. We made a great team.

Below you will find an attached slideshow highlighting many events from this school year. (It's a LONG one, but you can press the arrow button to move through the pictures faster if you wish.) If you see pictures of your child that you like, don't worry...I am sending home a complete DVD of ALL the pics I took this year. You can download/print what you choose.

Savor the younger years...they go by too quickly.

Enjoy your summer!

Kate C.

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Ives Park and Fun Day

It was a beautiful week last week with lots of fun here at LAE! On Wednesday, the Kindergarten took their annual trip to Ives Park where we enjoyed a picnic lunch, rounding out our walk downtown with a trip to Scoop's Downtown! Thanks, Mrs. Sheehan, for our YUMMY treats!

On Friday, we had our Kindergarten Fun Day! Thank you to all our volunteers! Our day was a success largely due to you! The games were fun and the BBQ was delicious...topped off with cotton candy! Yuuuummmmmmy!

As we wrap up our school year, please remember...

"Let them be little,
'Cause they're only that way for a while.
Give 'em hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let 'em cry, let 'em giggle,
Let 'em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little."

- Billy Dean

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Kindergarten Visitation

Today was a wonderful day in Room 108! As much as I missed seeing my Kindergarteners today, I was overjoyed to meet my new friends coming to Kindergarten next year! We had lots of fun getting to know each other, playing on the playground with Mr. Jenne, making a sunflower project and eating in the cafeteria like the 'big kids'.

Thank you for sharing your child with me today. We had a day full of fun! I can't wait to see you all at Lawrence Avenue Elementary in September! Enjoy your summer...play hard and be safe!

Don't forget to plant those sunflower seeds!

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My How Time Flies!!

It is amazing to me that we are already into the second week of June! It also amazes me how far your children have come since September. (I was reminded of that today as I visited with some of the in coming Kindergarteners for next year.) Your children are now reading, writing complete sentences (don't worry, phonetic spelling right now is alright) with capital letters and periods, solving simple addition problems, dressing themselves and even tying their own shoes! Congratulations on a job well done!!

Our classroom has been busy as usual. Last week, we were fortunate enough to have Aaron's parents, Annetia and Kevin, visit us in class to discuss their role in the Air Force and the importance of Memorial Day! Aaron's brother, Aiden, was a special visitor as well. I would like to thank Aaron and his family for their willingness to share their experiences with us, making the celebration of Memorial Day more relevant to our class. We appreciate all you do to make our country the best place on Earth to live!

We also got to enjoy a special performance by magician Rick Smith Jr. (http://ricksmithjr.com/)! He was awesome and had the attention of EVERY student at LAE for almost an hour straight! Check out his website! He really is amazing!

Don't forget about our trips next week to Ives Park (Wednesday) as well as our Fun Day (Friday)!

As always, thank you for sharing your child with me and for all your support throughout the year.

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