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Manatee Elementary > McLellan > Posts > K-Connection

“The Kindergarten link between classroom and home”

Week of:  March 1-5

Theme for Literature:  Weather- Bear Snores On”  

Letter of the week:  Review: Bb /b/ Ll /l/ Ee /e/

High Frequency Word:  Review: and, what, this,do

Math:  fraction, symmetry, 10 frames - numbers 10-15

Science: Simple machines


Activity schedule: (Monday, March 1 will be day 4)

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 Music

Tonight’s BINGO NIGHT has been cancelled



Pizza Gallery Field trip

What a great adventure we had discovering the art of pizza making at our recent field trip to the Pizza Gallery. The students were able to tour the “behind the scenes” area as well as create their own pizza art.  In today’s Friday folder, the students pizza artist certificates are included as well as a coupon for a discounted kids meal. Congratulations to all of our jr. Pizza chef artists.  Thank-you to Mrs. Freeman for chaperoning our field trip to pizza gallery.


Scholastic Book and software order

The online ordering for the March Scholastic book and software orders ends today.  If you sent in a paper order, it will be added to the online orders.  The books should arrive within the next 2 weeks.


Writer Wall of Fame

Congratulations to Taylor who was selected to represent our class on the Writer Wall of Fame for this week. Her writing was posted on the cafeteria “Writing Wall of Fame” area.  She appeared on TV Wednesday and received her second “Writing Wall of Fame” pencil.  This broadcast can be viewed by logging onto our website and clicking on the CCTV icon.


Snack: Please remember that we have snack time every day and your child is responsible for bringing in their own daily snack.  Please make this a part of your morning routine or have it as part of your nighttime routine to put it in the backpack the night before.


Dr.Seuss Day

Tuesday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’  birthday and we will be honoring the late Dr. Seuss by celebrating with a morning full of “seussful” activities.  If you would like to volunteer and be a part of the activitess, please contact Mrs. Kuhblank, media specialist, who is heading up all of the fun events. She could still use a few extra hands to help out on this special day.

"Welcome to the Jungle”  

Kindergarten Performance…Mark your calendars!!!

Practice continues to take place on a daily basis.  We are still learning parts, placement and motions to our jungle songs.     If your child has a speaking part, please work with them on memorizing the part along with saying it loud and slow. Our kindergarten class will be performing the musical “Welcome to the Jungle” with two other kindergarten classes on Thursday, March 25th @ 5:30.  The program will begin at 5:30 but the students will need to arrive to the classroom at 5:00.  Since we have 7 kindergarten classes, 3 classes will perform at 5:30 and the other 4 classes will perform at 6:30.  The show will last approximately 30 min. which will give us time to exit before the next group of eager parents arrive. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


Chick-Fil-A night

It’s almost here……Manatee’s Chick-fil-a  night is on Thursday, March 4th from 5-8 pm  at the Viera restaurant on Wickham road.  The Kindergarten classes will be receiving a percentage of the sales to use within the grade level for future activities. Come out and support Manatee on March 4th and have dinner while you watch your teacher work!!!  I will be busy greeting, passing out goodies/prizes, making milkshakes and a little bit of everything.  Due to another commitment from 5:30-6:30, I will be working the shift from 6:45-8:00 at Chick-fil-A.  I look forward to seeing you there.


For those interested…

The following is a contest that your child is invited to participate in.  It is optional and will be left up to you if you would like for them to participate in it. Please read the info. below and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask….

Doodle 4 Google Contest

·         Welcome to Doodle 4 Google, a competition where we invite K-12 students to work their artistic will upon our homepage logo. At Google we believe in thinking big and dreaming big, so this year we're inviting U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "If I Could Do Anything, I Would …"

·         We're looking forward to the kids' answers too. Gather those art supplies and some 8.5" x 11"paper and encourage your students to enrich us all with their creative visions for what they would do in the world, if they could do anything.

·         Entries are due to your classroom teacher  by March 4th and Manatee teachers will help select the top 6 entries for our school.

That’s it, simple, easy, students can do it at home.  IF you would like further information, here is the link




Kindergarten Orientation for new kindergarteners for next year will be held on Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m.  If you have a child who will be starting Kindergarten in August, please call the school office to confirm that you are coming to the meeting.  You can also call the office if you are not sure of what school your child will attend due to redistricting.


Keep clipping, saving and sending in the following items:

Box Tops, Campbell Soup Labels, Capri Sun Pouches & Pop Tops

Manatee will continue to collect General Mills box tops and the UPC from Campbell soup labels all year long as well as Capri Sun pouches.   This is a great, easy way that you can help our PTO fund requests for classroom materials and manipulative request from teachers. Clipping these items will only cost you minimal time and effort. We are also collecting pop top tabs as we support the Ronald McDonald house through tab donations.


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