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May Talented Tornadoes:  KC – Bella; KM – Henry, Skylar, Waverly

May Birthdays:

Highlights from last week: 

Last week was our last full week in Kindergarten and it was lots of fun!  We continued finding patterns in our May calendar cards.  We also continued practicing our addition and subtraction skills through games and centers in Math.  For Language Arts, we continued studying fairy tales and their components.  Last week we studied what the setting is for a story.  All in preparation to writing our own fairy tales this week!

For Mindfulness, we discussed everything that we learned this year.  Several students commented on how much mindfulness helps them calm down.  Then we each illustrated the final page in our mindful journals with a picture of ourselves practicing mindfulness during our favorite lesson from the year.

For Social Studies, we studied Memorial Day and learned about the national anthem.  We also started getting ready for Kindergarten Celebration, which is this Friday at 9:00 am in the gym.  We expect the program and reception to be over between 10:00 and 10:30.  We hope to see you all there!

Please note: Tuesday is a full day so there is regular dismissal.  Because we only have two days of school next week, this will be our last weekly update for the year.  Thank you all for your support and active involvement in Kindergarten this year!

Mindful Challenge: Find ways to use mindfulness on your own.

This week in kindergarten….

“Popcorn Words” – were, pretty

Reading – fairy tales (character traits and setting)

Writing Workshop – fairy tales

Math – subtraction and addition games

Social Studies – Father’s Day and Kindergarten Celebration preparation

Science – Building things

Special Announcements:

Science Lab Critters: The LS lab animals are looking for homes over summer break. We have gerbils, 2 sets of dwarf hamsters, and fire-belly toads. Dr. Nelson is happy to provide instructions, starter food, and supplies. Please contact her if you are available to care for some of them.

Share Calendar – We are done sharing for the year!

Mystery Reader – Thank you for volunteering this year!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at or

Mrs. Cowan and Ms. Morgan


“Popcorn words” we have learned so far:

is, the, it, see, an, can, ran, go, to, we, look, do, at, are, am, in, for, or, they, on, you, all, of, but, and, like, said, by, no, he, she that, not, will, come, his, her, me, be, was, my, with, this, play, yes, so, have, what, out, your, good, has, as, had, get, from, new, help, make, how, when, who, little, some, where, here, now, does, us, must

Upcoming Events

June 2nd – Kindergarten Celebration at 9:00 in the gym

June 6th – **CHANGE** Full day dismissal for the last day of school

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does school begin for my child?

A. You are more than welcome to send your child to school as early as 7:45am. If your child arrives before 8am they will go straight to the gym for Walking Club. Walking Club is a great way for students to interact and get some energy out in the morning.


Q. When does school end for my child?

A. Students will arrive at After School Care or Car Line at 3pm. If you are picking up your child in Car Line please make sure that you arrive early or on time in order to help make dismissal as smooth as possible. If you arrive early please park in the parking lot across the street from the school. We highly encourage parents to help their child become independent with buckling themselves into their car seat.


Q. What should I pack my child for snack?

A. Here at TDS we highly encourage parents to pack 1 healthy snack for their child.


Q. How much time do the students play throughout the day?

A. We truly believe in the importance of learning through play! Students will have many chances throughout the day to interact with one another. We take many “brain breaks” and participate in energizers.  We also have designated times to play indoors and outdoors.


Q. How long is rest time, and what will my child need?

A. The students will have rest time for 30 minutes everyday. We will provide mats for each child. 


Q. What kinds of clothes should the kids wear?

A. It is very important that the students are comfortable while they are school. Please make sure that your child does not wear flip-flops for safety purposes during outdoor play. If your child is wearing a dress it is important that she wears shorts underneath.