January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful break with family and friends.  My family and I had a great break, but I am ready to get back into a routine!  We had a busy 1st semester and we are not going to slow down.  We will hit the ground running tomorrow with reading, writing, and number awareness!  As we approach the 100th day of school on January 24, we will practice counting objects to 100.  Be looking for emails and notes regarding our activities for that week.  Thank you for making me feel so special at Christmas time.  I have to thank those parents who sent in items for our party.  I also thank Jennifer Parks, Sandy Tipton, Gretchen LaForty, and Heather Devane for helping with the party.  Please check your child’s emergency dismissal and watch the weather this winter.  Look for report cards on Friday!

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September 23, 2016

We have had a great start to school!  We are settling into our daily routine and your children are engaged in our learning.  I’m so proud of how they are beginning to show initiative and leadership.  We have already become experts on the letters Mm, Ss, Rr, Tt, Nn, and Pp.  We have learned the high frequency words I, a, my, and the.  Please reinforce these skills at home.  Leadership binders went home Friday.  Please keep your child’s binder in tact.  Make sure you sign the progress report behind the “myself” tab and return the binder on Monday.  Please send your child’s favorite apple on Monday, as well.  We will use it all week for different math activities.

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August 19, 2016

We had a fun week learning about some of the centers around our room.  We continued reading different versions of the Gingerbread Man.  We had an assembly on Friday to talk about school-wide expectations and behaviors.  Please reinforce these with your child.  Make plans to attend Parent Night on Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00.  We will meet in the lunchroom with Mrs. Horton and then be dismissed to our class.  This is a time for me to talk about academics.  There tends to be a lot of sitting and listening during Parent Night and, consequently, not a time to bring children.  Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to attend!  Enjoy your weekend!

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August 12, 2016

We had a great first week of Kindergarten!  We read different stories about the gingerbread man.  We named our gingerbread girl and boy, Ginger and Sam.  They ran away Friday morning, but we found them in the library.  They had baked a special treat for us!  Thank you Jessica Kirby for providing!  Monday, we will make a special math graph with the gingerbread cookies Jennifer Parks sent.  Be sure to ask about it!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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April 1, 2016

I hope everyone had a fantastic spring break!  We had a great time at Boosterthon.  We had a fun day with our egg hunt.  We were in need of a break, but I’m ready to get back to our schedule.  We have a lot of fun things coming up beginning with our unit on plants.  Get ready to hear all about the seeds we will grow and our plant experiments.  On April 19, there will be a PTO meeting at 6:00, and Kindergarten will perform after.  Please make plans to have your child present.  If you haven’t scheduled a conference, please do so.  I look forward to sharing your child’s progress with you.

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March 4, 2016

We had a great student-led Leadership Day assembly!  We highlighted the 7 habits that we have been studying all year long.  Be sure to ask you child about it.  It was really exciting!  We have a lot coming up in the next few weeks.  Be sure to check emails from our room moms and offer help with Boosterthon, our biggest fundraiser of the year.  We also have a farm breakfast, farm field trip, and egg hunt coming up.  I’ll need help for all, so please let our room moms know if you are interested.  We are completely out of Kleenex.  Please send a box in, if you are able to.  Have a great weekend!

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September 4, 2015

We had a great time with our colors week!  We are also enjoying learning the 3 different ways to read and the 3 different ways to share our thinking.  We are still exploring with different math materials in a whole group setting.  We became experts on the letters Mm and Ss.  We also learned the high frequency word “I”.  Please note that Kona Ice money is due September 11.  Field trip money is due September 18.  Next week:  Mexico, Rr, sight word-‘a’.  Have a great long weekend!

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August 28, 2015

We have finished learning how to be responsible in our literacy stations and how to clean them up.  Next week, we will begin our literacy block the way it will go all year.  We will have our phonics lesson with a letter focus and begin learning a high frequency word every week.  The first letters will be Mm and Ss.  The first sight word will be, “I”.  Our unit for the week is colors.  On Monday, wear red.  Tuesday is orange or yellow.  Wednesday, wear green.  Thursday, wear blue and on Friday, wear purple or pink.  It will be another full week so be sure your child gets plenty of rest.

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August 21, 2015

After the first full week of school, we are starting to settle into a routine.  I’m pretty sure you’re children are exhausted!  It’s a lot at the beginning, but they adjust quickly to our routine and build stamina to make it through the week.  This week, I started introducing literacy stations.  I will continue next week.  The kids love it!  Ask your child what his/her favorite center is thus far.  Thank you for your support with our class dojo program.  As I said in my message, I’m still working out some kinks but I think I like it.  Have a great weekend!

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August 14, 2015

We had a great first few days to start off Kindergarten!  Yesterday, Mrs. Marshall came to read to us and today,  Mrs. Horton came to read to us.  We had an assembly this morning to talk about always doing our “Bluebird Best”.  Hallway behaviors, lunchroom behaviors, and bathroom behaviors were addressed by Mrs. Marshall with the help of some Bluebird Ambassadors.  We continued to discuss classroom expectations and procedures.  We read the story of the Gingerbread Baby.  I hope you all have a restful weekend!

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