Last week was busy! We celebrated the amazing earth all week, through song and great read alouds and on Friday both kindergarten classrooms planted loads of calendula flower seeds to further beautify the front of our school. We wrote and explored the fun world of “pets”, causing lots of important discussion regarding our responsibility as humans to care properly for our pets, (and wildlife too), including proper disposal of garbage! This week our new “pets” in the science center are isopods! “What?” you may ask…. Known usually as potato or pill bugs, these sturdy, roly poly critters are master composters and offer our Kindergarten children lots of hands on opportunity for learning science, math and literacy. We are also learning new math games, completing our ceramic projects and continuing to read stories about Clifford,(now that’s a special pet!!), and Marc Brown’s thoughtful character, “Arthur” too. Aa is our focus letter/sound and learning about shapes is also a focus this week in math. I want to send special thanks to our classroom volunteers last week! It is such a treat to have you with us. You are so appreciated! Also, please remember that Lewis Art Night is Thursday, May 3rd, so make plans to attend, it is a remarkable event!