Welcome to Kindergarten!

We are very excited to welcome our new students into our kindergarten class!  
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The first week of school (Aug 17-22) we will NOT be having regularly scheduled Kindergarten classes. Instead, we will be giving each individual student an extensive test to help us better assess where your child is academically. We use this information to customize each child’s education and to challenge them at their current level in reading and math. Click on the following link to sign-up for a testing appointment. Kindergarten Testing Appointment

The first day of Kindergarten classes will be Tuesday, August 23 12:20pm-3:20pm. Thursday, August 25 will be early out schedule 11:20am-1:20pm. And then no school on Friday, August 26. Click here for the full Quest 2022-2023 school calendar.

We look forward to seeing each of you during our Back to School Night on Monday, August 15.  Have a wonderful summer break!

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Graduation Photos

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures are available in the Google Drive we shared at the beginning of the year. (Email me if you need the link again: msonntag@questac.org )
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Summer Reading Programs

There are many fun and free ways to encourage summer reading. Here are just a few:

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Looking Ahead (LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL)

Looking Ahead:

  • Tuesday May 24: Our class will have the opportunity to eat lunch in the lunchroom to prepare for 1st grade! We will be introduced to the lunchroom procedures, practice going through the lunch line, eat at the tables, and clean up. (Please let me know if you have any concerns.)
  • Last Reading Challenge due Wednesday, May 25
  • Wednesday May 25: Field Day, Popsicles, and a Movie.
    • Thank you to those Parent volunteers who signed up to help supervise students while they play on inflatable slides and blow up obstacle courses (2:00-3:00).
    • We will be watching “Leapfrog: Talking Words Factory” (35 min.) Rated “G”.
    • (If you prefer your child not participate in either activity, please let me know and we will have an alternate activity for them)
    • To give permission for your child to eat a popsicle, please click here.
  • Thursday May 26: Kindergarten field trip to Treehouse Children’s Museum. *Take note: we anticipate arriving back at the school at 12:00 for pickup.
  • Friday May 27: Yearbook signing (last day of school)
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Looking Ahead

  • Next Reading Challenge due Wednesday, May 18
  • May 20 (this Friday) — Kindergarten “Graduation” Pictures. We will be taking each student’s picture outside wearing a “graduation crown” with a banner and balloons in the background. We will put your child’s picture in the google drive folder we shared with you. If you would like to take your own picture, the backdrops will be up and you’re welcome to take pictures when you drop them off at 11:00.
  • May 25 – Field Day – parent volunteers needed to help supervise students while they play on inflatable slides and blow up obstacle courses (2-3 pm). Sign up here.
  • May 26th – Kindergarten field trip to Treehouse Children’s Museum. *Take note: Please arrive at the school by 8:30. We anticipate arriving back at the school at 12:00.
  • May 27- Yearbook signing (last day of school)
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STEAM challenge

We have been learning about forces of push and pull. We were presented with the challenge of knocking down a wall without knocking down houses/buildings around it (like the Berlin wall). They had such a great time figuring out the right amount of force needed to be successful at this challenge! I have the best class ever!

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Looking Ahead

  • May 2-5Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Scholastic Book Fair (Located in the lunchroom)
  • Next Reading Challenge due Wednesday, May 4
  • May 4– Last library day- all library books due
  • May 9-13 Kindergarten Testing– No School for all half day kindergarteners
  • Kindergarten field trip to Treehouse Children’s Museum May 26th, 9:30-11:30.
  • May 27- Yearbook signing, last day of school

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Treehouse Museum Field Trip

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We are looking forward to our upcoming Treehouse Museum field trip on Thursday, May 26, 8:30-12noon

$4.00 donations are welcome to help with our field trip expenses, including the cost of bus transportation. Donations may be paid in the Q1 office. 

Please click on the following link to complete a permission form for your child: Field trip permission form

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What we are learning

We are now beginning Unit 10 in Language Arts. Below are the sight words, oral vocabulary words, letters, and sounds we will be mastering during the next 3 weeks.  In addition, we continue to read decodable books and passages. Encourage us to read the passages we bring home each week for our reading challenge. We are also writing sentences about the texts we read.

As a class in math, we will be exploring measurement; length, height, and weight. Individually, the students are working to master their current selected math standard. Ask them about their Nearpod lessons and encourage them to try the challenge activity when they master the math standard.

In science and STEM, we are exploring forces and motions. We are working together in small groups to solve problems using the principles of force and motion that we are learning.

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Spring Picture Day

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