Small Town Times April Newsletter - Page 8

Small Town Times April 2018 KINDERGARTEN SPREADS KINDNESS By: Mrs. Kratzer As part of our theme of kindness, the Kindergarten class has been spreading kindness to several citizens throughout Litchfield. cards and sugar cookies with Valentine sprinkles. The students enjoyed seeing their new friends and commented how happy everyone was to see them. Our first experience was in December when students made Christmas pictures, delivered candy canes, and sang Christ- mas carols. The students decided which carol they sang at each house. They took turns handing out candy canes and pic- tures at each visit. We even took pictures with our new friends! I'm not sure who enjoyed it more, the students or the guests we visited! When we got back to school, we printed the pictures and put them in a Christmas card for each new friend. The other day our class received some kindness in the mail from our friend Bon- nie. She sent us a thank you card for all of our visits, writing how she liked seeing all the happy little faces! She even gave us a donation for some special treats when we go on a class field trip. Our class is learning that when you spread kind- ness, everyone is happy and the kindness keeps on spread- ing. We have one more kindness visit planned, but we are keeping it a surprise! ■ We had so much fun at Christmas that we decided to venture out again on Valen- tine's Day. This time we made Valentine ELEMENTARY READING PARTY By: Marissa Zentz On March 7, K-6 had a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) party honoring Dr. Seuss books. For these activities the elementary teachers completed different activities consisting of Cat in the Hat Cup stacking, Oobleck Slime, The Lorax maker diffusion, One Fish, Two Fish, rainbow goldfish color sorting and graphing, and “dirt” pudding cups. The kids were split into three groups, each group with 15 to 17 kids. Jozzie Slocum said, “It was really fun, but my favorite thing was the slime!” Mrs. Kratzer said, “I think it went over pretty good and I think the kids enjoyed it!” The classroom teachers want to celebrate reading success and 1st and 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Sauer, said “Our school has been encouraging students to read for fun at school and at home in various ways. This celebration was designed to reinforce to students that reading can be and is fun!” Con- gratulations elementary readers on a successful year. ■ 8