A cat to call your very own…

  • This year, we are asking for your help for our school-wide Spring Egg Hunt. If you would like to donate a dozen eggs filled with candy, stickers, or small toys, our fifth graders will hide them for each of the classes on the morning of Thursday, March 28th. If you are able to help, please send the filled eggs to school with your child by March 26th.
  • March 28th – 11:30 a.m. Early Dismissal
  • March 29th – April 1st – Easter Break
  • April 2nd – Classes Resume with a 10:00 a.m. start

Hello Families,

This week the children continued their study of cats. After reading, Cat Problems by Jory John. We made a special announcement that each child will get to adopt their very own stuffed cat. The cats will arrive next week, but we wanted to do a few things to prepare for their arrival. To welcome their kitty into the family, the children filled out a “live birth certificate.” They picked a birth date for their cats and gave it a special name! Just to name a few 

Bradley- “Sparkle”

Charlie – “Cartoon Cat” 

Dermot- “Cat Rat” 

Cora- “Rosie” 

Caston- “Peanut Butter”. 

We also learned fun facts about cats and how to take care of them. We designed a cat pillow to give our new family member a nice warm spot to sleep. To add a personal touch to each kitty the children made a beaded collar and wrote their cat’s name on it. 

“My cat’s too fat to sit on this pillow.” Regina 

“My cat will love hearts.” Griffin 

“I want my cat to be orange because I want his name to be Pumpkin.” Savannah 

To follow along with our cat theme, in music, Miss Dena introduced to the children the musical CATS. As they watched a short clip, she asked the children if they thought the actors in the play were real cats or fake cats!

To kick off the season of spring the children dissected a flower and studied each of its parts. We placed all the pieces of the flower in a bag with the idea of having the children put them back together again. To build upon their curiosity about how plants breathe,  during science, Miss Britney discussed with the children the difference between something that’s alive vs something that’s nonliving. The children compared an artificial flower to a real flower. As the children explored each type of flower, she talked about the three things that all living things do and the four things that they need to be alive. 

Also this week, that sneaky little leprechaun stopped by Junior kindergarten over the weekend and made a glitter mess! While searching through their set traps the children found evidence that the leprechaun was here! As the children searched the classroom they found the bathroom window open, a leprechaun hat, and a boot! The leprechaun left us four leaf clover sunglasses, tattoos, bracelets, and a “REAL” gold coin! 

“Maybe he left us gold coins!?” – Savannah

“He probably needed the money, that’s why he didn’t leave any.” Hudson

“Roman touched the boot!” – Caston

“These glasses make everything look rainbow.” Isaac 

In the afternoon we had a special guest, The Nailers! Oh man, the excitement on their faces to see real-life hockey players, even one of them had a missing tooth! The children challenged the players to a game on their homemade hockey rink using their pool noodles as their hockey sticks! Then we picked Mia’s name out of a hat to try on a real hockey uniform with adult-size pads included! A big thank you to the Wheeling Nailers for bringing such joy to the class.

With Celebrate right around the corner, we are excited to share the children’s beautiful photography skills featured in their photo collage artwork! We are looking forward to seeing some of you there. 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Miss Gina and Miss Liz