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Amanda Litan
Katie Fielding

June 19, 2017

Dear KB Parents,


We can’t believe that we are writing our last Week Ahead for the 2016-2017 school year. We have enjoyed working with your students and feel honored to be such a huge part of their lives. We have had so much fun in our class. Some highlights were: our field trips to the California Academy of Science, Seussical the Musical, and to Half Moon Bay, AOE and Portfolio Day, Special Friend’s Day, our Friendship party, Harvest Festival, and so many more! We will miss your students but are excited to see or hear about their first grade adventures!


In this last week of school, we have a very exciting week kicking it off with our Rube Goldberg Celebrations on June 20th, 21st and 22nd from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Kindergarten B classroom. We are extra excited for the special challenges and opportunities to experiment with these complex machines that only complete a very simple task. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up on this shared google sheet.


In addition to many summer birthday celebrations we have an exciting and special visit from the SFPD Mounted Unit. A big thank you to Kevin (Nico’s dad) for organizing this amazing event.


Our Moving up Ceremony is happening on our last day of school. Students should arrive at 9 A.M. and head right up to our classroom. The ceremony will take place in the gym and afterward will be the family picnic. Hope to see you there!


In Literacy, students are reviewing concepts through games and art materials. We will also review reading strategies that we have learned this year and encourage students to think about nonfiction and fiction books for their summer reads.


In Math and Science, we will continue tinkering and creating our Rube Goldberg Machines, and using our math skills to buy materials like ramps, marbles and dominoes. We will also learn, review and celebrate all of our prior learning concepts.


Thank you for your everlasting support. We are so grateful to have spent this year with you and your children. This class is truly remarkable, certainly one we will never forget. We are looking forward to the last week with your children and to celebrate them becoming first graders!


With love,

Katie and Amanda


*Please note: If you haven’t done so, please return your library books. Any outstanding books will be billed for replacement.


Mark Your Calendars!

Tuesday, June 20th-22nd: Rube Goldbergs 9:00-10:00 in KB

Friday, June 23rd: Last Day of School / Moving Up Ceremony (Early Dismissal)



Katie and Amanda

a progressive learning environment

an emphasis on science, math and technology

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