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Manatee Elementary > McLellan > Posts > K-Connection

“The Kindergarten link between classroom and home”

Week of:  May 17-21

Theme for Literature:  Favorite things

Weekly Story: variety of favorite stories  

Math:  subtraction

Activity schedule: (Monday,May 17 will be day 1 )

Red group: Day 1 Music Day 2 Art Day 3 Media Day 4 Computer Day 5 PE Day 6 Science

Blue group: Day 1 PE Day 2 Science Day 3 Music Day 4 Art Day 5  Media Day 6 Computer

Orange group: Day 1 Computer Day 2 PE Day 3 Science Day 4 Music Day 5 Art Day 6 Media

Purple group: Day 1 Science Day 2 Music Day 3 Art Day 4 Media Day 5  computer Day 6 PE

Green group: Day 1 Media Day 2 Computer Day 3 PE Day 4 Science Day 5 Music Day 6 Art

Yellow group: Day 1 Art Day 2 Media Day 3 computer Day 4 PE Day 5 Science Day 6 Mus

Summer Celebration

The Kindergarten classes will be celebrating the upcoming summer by participating in a fun day on Tuesday, May 18th (my 25th wedding anniversary J).  After the awards ceremony and activity time, we will be going outside (weather permitting) to participate in some fun summer activities with our kindergarten friends. We will also be celebrating summer with a pizza party that day for lunch so you do not need to send a lunch or lunch money with your child, we will be eating in the classroom and the cost of the pizza has already been covered.  We are going to be celebrating our summer birthdays with a special birthday cake which will include summer birthday names. Parents are needed to help out from 9am (set-up) til 11:15 (clean-up) and then you are free to go and enjoy the rest of the day. This is the last full day of kindergarten, on Wednesday, May 20th, we will begin early dismissal days.

Pajama Day

If you have heard rumors about an upcoming pajama day, you will have to stay posted on this one. The students have requested to participate in a class pajama day so I have sent in my negotiation team and we have come up with the following compromise or great deal. If the students can earn the letters to spell “pajama” before Thursday, then we will have a pajama day on Thursday, May 20th.  They told me that I could even wear my pajamas. If they meet their goal , then the students will be allowed to wear their pajamas on Thursday and bring along a stuffed animal to visit our classroom.  I will provide a popcorn snack and a movie so if they want to bring a blanket and stretch out on the floor, that will be fine. Please remember that this event will depend on whether they earn it between now and Wednesday at closing so look for an email Wednesday afternoon as to whether or not pajamas will be the attire on Thursday.


Lunch in Classrooms

Due to other events being held in the cafeteria, the following dates have been assigned as “eat in your classroom” dates: Thursday 20th, and Friday 21st.  This is just a “heads up” in case you were planning on coming and eating lunch with your child out in the foyer area under the umbrella’s, these dates may be a little bit more crowded than normal so you may want to plan accordingly. 


Manatee Elem. Faculty/Staff Softball Team

Tickets are still available for the 7th Annual Faculty Softball Game on Friday, May 21st. This is a great way to celebrate the last day of school and see your friends and teachers one last time before summer. The participating schools and game times are:

Game 1 with Suntree  vs Quest @6:00pm     Game 2 Manatee vs Williams @ 7:15

Admission is $2 in advance per ticket and all pre-sale tickets come with a free ice cream coupon from Chick-Fil-A, a discount coupon from Top Dog Express Car Wash & oil change, AND 1 free baseball card! All freebies are while supplies last…if you wait and purchase your ticket at the door, no freebies and the cost increases to $3 per ticket so send in your orders now…tickets are non-refundable. Baseball cards of the Manatee faculty/staff players are also available.  Supplies are limited. Cards can be purchased as 5 random cards for $1 or the complete set of 20 cards for only $3. Cash only will be accepted for both the tickets and the cards. You can either send the request in an envelope with the cash and item requested or items can be purchased in the front office. Hurry, time is running out.


Early Dismissal Days

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday May 19th, Thursday May 20th and Friday May 21st. These last 3 days are early dismissal days and the students will get out one hour earlier. Bus riders will arrive at home one hour earlier than their normal time.  Car riders will need to be picked up at 1:20 instead of the normal 2:20 time. Please make a note of this now so plans can be made for this upcoming dismissal change.


Looking Ahead…. Manatee Happenings in May

18th Kindergarten Awards Ceremony

18th Kindergarten Summer Celebration/pizza lunch in classroom

20th Possible tentative pajama day

19, 20, 21 Early Dismissal Days @1:20

20, 21 lunch in classrooms

21 Progress Reports issued/last day of school

21 Softball game Manatee vs Williams faculty/staff @7:15 (Quest vs Suntree faculty/staff will play before our game at 6:00)


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