We have been working very hard to learn how to read. We have already learned 30 sight-words, and we are becoming very good at sounding out words. We can tell time to the hour and half-hour, make patterns, name the days of the week, and are presently learning the names and values of coins. We like to sing, and are excited to put on our spring program, "By the Beautiful Sea," for parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends on Monday, May 6.
A trio of EV-W ninth-graders sang the national Anthem at the Target Center for the Boys’ Basketball Tournament. Heidi Geislinger, Julia Stotz and Jasmine Miller sang at courtiside for the first session at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Their music director, Kathy Pauls, is second from left. Submitted photo.
The legislature is back in session after the holiday weekend and the final push to the end of session will take place in the next few weeks. As you know, there are a number of things in play this year that are likely to create more issues for our school district and are likely to cost more money. Some of these include:
• A new bullying law that will mandate training/planning with no increase in revenue to offset the additional costs to implement;
In kindergarten, we do so much and learn so many new things. In reading, the first few months of school we learn to recognize letter name and sound correspondence and phonemnic awareness. Then we begin to learn about sight word recognition, writing skills, rhyming, blending words, and grammar skills.
Now we are reading lots and lots! In math, we learn shapes, patterning, number recognition, coins, telling time, addition, subtraction, more and less, and so much more. We also learn science and social studies skills too. We are very busy in kindergarten.
Friday, March 22, several students drove their tractors – great, big tractors – to school at the high school in Eden Valley. It was all part of National Agriculture Week. Yet another reminder of how important and pervasive agriculture is in our communities.