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It is hard to believe that the end of the school year is next week.  The year has gone by so fast. On the first day of Kindergarten, the kindergarteners came to school a bit nervous about meeting new friends and going to school. As the year ends, these same Kindergarten students are leaving our classroom as confident learners who are ready for the next step in school – first grade.

Last week we enjoyed field day and the field trip to the Cincinnati Children’s Museum.  Field day was a blast even though it had to be held in the high school gym.  The children had a great time in the bounce house and on the slides.  They enjoyed playing many different types of games.  They were exhausted by the time they went home. Thank you to everyone who helped to make field day a fun and enjoyable time for everyone. Then the next day, we went on our field trip.  They had a wonderful time exploring new things and how different things work. Thank you to all the volunteers who went with us.  We could not have had such a successful trip without you.

This year in Math, the Kindergarteners learned how to add, subtract, count by 1s and 10s to 100, read numbers to 20, and measure length and weight using nonstandard units. The students learned about the different attributes of plane shapes (circle, square, hexagon, etc.) and solids (sphere, cube, cone, etc.). I am so proud of everything they learned and explored in math.

In Language Arts, the students learned how to correctly write the letters and words and how to write a complete sentence. They are able to sound out unknown words and to write words using letters sounds. They have worked hard to learn many sight words so they can fluently read a text on their reading level.  After they have read the text, they can retell the story using characters, settings, events, problems, and solutions. I encourage you to help your child read and write over the summer so they do not experience the “summer slide” and can be ready for a successful year in first grade. Mary L. Cook Library has a great summer reading program to encourage children to read.  They have many rewards for children when a goal is met. The library can also help find fiction and nonfiction books that will interest your child at his or her reading level.

Our last day together will be Thursday, May 23, 2019. Half day students will be dismissed at 10:30 am and extended day students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm.

Thank you to all my parents for sharing their amazing child with me this year.  I have enjoyed teaching them and watching them grow into active learners.

Have a great summer!

Ms. Durham

jdurham@wayne-local.com

reading

A Summer Reminder from the Elementary Literacy Lab

The last day of Literacy Lab was Friday, April 26, 2019. We had a wonderful year and the students have made a great deal of progress. All students should continue to practice their readings skills and strategies to reduce “the summer slide.”  Mary L. Cook Library has a great summer reading program to encourage children to read.  They have many rewards for children when a goal is met. The library can also help find fiction and nonfiction books that will interest your child at his or her reading level.

Have an awesome summer!

Ms. Durham

jdurham@wayne-local.com

 

art

Thank you for the wonderful turnout for the district art show! I believe it was our largest event yet! I really enjoyed meeting all the families.

 

We are ending the year with lots of clay projects!

 

Fifth grade students are making clay slab houses and some our adding interiors and furniture!

 

Fourth grades students are finishing their Native American coil pots and also creating owls or cats out of mailing tubes.

 

Third grade students are making castles, they drew with oil pastel and are painting them with tempera paint cakes.

 

Second grade students are making pinch pot cups out of clay and glazing them.

 

First grade students are making bowls out of their hands and glazing them.

 

All day kindergartners are making clay amulets.

 

It’s been a busy and great year in the elementary art classroom!