December 15 - 19

There is NO SCHOOL the next two weeks.  Enjoy your Christmas vacation!!!! This is our last week together in 2014. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I will see you back at school on Tuesday, January 6, 2015!!!

Grandparents Day at ILCS is tomorrow, Monday, December 15. We welcome all grandparents who are able to join us in the Cub's Den at 8:15 Monday morning to hear a few of our Gingerbread Man songs. Grandparents Day will be over at 9:00.

This week, we will finally find out - what happened to our cookies, what have they been up to, and will they EVER return?! It is sure to be exciting! 

Our play is this week!!!! Please come see your fantastic children in "The Tale of the Gingerbread Man". We are performing on Tuesday evening and Thursday morning. On Tuesday night, please plan on arriving no later than 6:45 so that we can get your children into costumes for our 7:00 performance. Thursday morning, we are performing for the school at 9:30. You are welcome to come to any or both performances! We hope you are able to come to this wonderful event!! 

We are in need of a few parent helpers on Tuesday morning and evening, as well as Thursday morning to help us with our "dress rehearsal" and performances. If anyone is able to help us out for an hour both of those mornings, please let us know! The more, the merrier! Thank you!

Play Costumes: We are providing all of the costumes and props for your children. We ask that your child come to school on Tuesday night and Thursday morning wearing a plain white shirt and black leggings or pants so that it is easier to put their costumes over their clothes :) The only costume that we do NOT provide is the narrator - we ask that the narrators please dress in "Sunday best".

We will be celebrating Christmas together by doing fun games and crafts at our Christmas Centers on Friday. Our Christmas centers will begin a little earlier than normal centers at 10:30 so we have enough time to enjoy a classic Charlie Brown Christmas movie.  We will also be taking down all of the Christmas decorations made by the kids on this day so they can take them home.  All Friday Parent Center Volunteers please plan on being at school at 10:30 on this day.  THANK YOU!!!

RAZ-Kids: Congratulations to Gian!  He spent the most time on Raz-kids this week!

Smarty Ants: Our top Ant of the week award goes to Gian!!  He spent the most time on Smarty Ants last week.  Way to go!!



DreamBox Math:  Our DreamBox winner this week is Lance!  He spent the most time in lessons on DreamBox this week.

We Give Books: Last week we read 6 We Give Books.   We have now read 86 books so far this year!  We Give Books is a digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online.  For every book we read, a book is donated to a child in need!  My Goal is for the students in our class to read 25 books each month.  We will be reading the “We Give Books” online in class and I encourage each student and family to read at least one additional book at home each week.  Of course more than one a week is even better.  Let’s work together to meet, or even surpass, the 25 book a month mark! You can access the We Give Website at the following link: We Give Books. Our class username is: ILCS_Kinder_Stanley and the password is: leaders. Happy Reading!!

Upcoming Events: 

Monday, December 15: Grandparents Day 8:15 

Tuesday, December 16: Gingerbread Man Play Night Performance at 7:00

Thursday, December 18: Gingerbread Man Play Day Performance at 9:30

Friday, December 19: Christmas Centers

December 22-January 5: Christmas Break! 

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What Are We Learning This Week?:

This week we will have fun and review everything we have learned so far in kindergarten. We will be learning about the different holidays of the season, working on fun Christmas projects, working on our Christmas Math Problems, practicing our play, and reading many books about our holiday season. It's going to be a fun week!