Tuesday, May 1, 2012

10 DAYS!

Can you believe we only have 10 days left of preschool?! I must admit, I'm not quite ready to let them go! Please be sure to check your child's bag each day for things coming home. We are going to have a special activity each day as we pop balloons to find out what it is for the remainder of the school year (starting tomorrow). Please return your child's field trip form if you plan on attending to Russell Wildlife. I will also be sending out an RSVP form for the 16th (preschool graduation) so be looking for it specifically. **I am also sending more book orders out for summer - these will still be due the same time as Mays (May 7th). Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Track and Field Day

Just wanted to clarify/inform a couple of things - 1. We are NOT able to participate in Track and Field day :( They just don't include preschool in this event. The notes sent home were from the office. 2. Our LAST day of school here is May 17th - I anticipate a program/graduation/celebration type event probably May 16th (this is NOT set in stone yet). Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby Chicks!

Today when I arrived we had 2 baby chicks and 1 hatching, the kids are super excited about this. You may want to ask them about it when they get home today (we had them "scheduled" to hatch tomorrow and were pleasantly surprised). Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Just wanted to send a reminder out that Book Fair is this THURSDAY, we will be going from 8:50-9:10 - you may also come after school, I believe that you buy 1, get 1 free at this fair! :) It's a great deal to get great books! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Babies

Last week you may have noticed a weekly reader issue about Spring Babies that came home - we've decided to hatch "spring babies" (baby chicks) here at school. Mrs. Van Zante came and spoke with the class yesterday about how chicks hatch and we have an incubator in our room that the kids have already checked several times today. They should hatch around April 17th. This project is a popular one with the kids already! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


If you haven't sent back your child's Monday Mat, please don't forget to next week. I've made a few extras, but not enough for everyone. We've started learning more about reading and sight words this week, the kids are REALLY excited about this. Keep practicing those mats and letters at home, it really shows in the classroom! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Monday Mats

Enjoying this beautiful weather! We've been talking about different signs of spring in the classroom as it begins next Tuesday - reminder that Monday Mats are coming home today and to practice them over the weekend. It can be as little as 10 minutes while driving down the road or as much as you want. Don't forget to send them back Monday, I've noticed a growth in the kids already by doing this! :) Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


We will be celebrating our 100th day tomorrow with Pizza for lunch - thank you Holly Padgett for arranging this special treat! The kids do NOT know this yet. Also, "Monday Mats" will be sent home tomorrow to work on skills over the weekend - please be sure to return them each Monday. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


http://whatcheerpaper.com/clients/whatcheerpaper/rocket.pdf Above is a link to the ROCKET newspaper...it can now be found online on the EBCSD homepage. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Book Orders

Book orders are due next Thursday - I've updated the catalogs for this month - there's more available online than what will be coming home - visit www.scholastic.com/bookclubs for ordering! Enjoy your day! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pennies for Patients

Thank you so much for your participation in "Pennies for Patients" - the contest is over this week so if you have money that you are wanting to send in, please do so by the end of the week. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 6, 2012


Dear Families, Just as reminders - Book Orders are due this Thursday, we will be taking a field trip Thursday to the Post Office (make sure to send warm clothing if we walk), and PT conferences are next week. Again, please send your child's current address and phone number if you haven't done so already. **Also, be looking for a winter assessment update in your child's folder this week, I'm planning to get them out to you before conferences like in the fall, it worked really well to keep things in order so not to take others' conference time. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hibernation Day

Hibernation day was a complete success - a HUGE thank you to all who helped out! It sure feels like Spring already :) (today at least) Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hibernation Day!

Hibernation day will be Monday - please send your child in pajamas and no need to pack a lunch. We will be "hibernating" in our class all day (including breakfast and lunch time). The kids are looking forward to this special event as we've been learning about hibernation and what animals hibernate. Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Hello all - Please look for a copy of your child's winter letter ID and sounds assessments. This will give you an idea of where he/she is at this point in the year. I will be posting the class average so that you can get a better idea on Facebook later today when I get them calculated. I'm very happy with the growth so far this year in literacy! Please remember if you have documentation you would like to put in your child's profile to do so by going to: www.teachingstrategies.com Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


If you have glass baby food jars, please send them for a craft we would like to do for hibernation day next Monday! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hello all - today we reviewed numbers 0 - 5, quantifying, writing, recognizing, comparing, etc. If you get a chance at home to review this, please do so. The kids worked very hard at this today and it's difficult stuff to understand sometimes. We built towers and had the opportunity to demolish them when we were finished. We could also use some extra practice on our writing skills, as we skipped that today due to our diligence during math - we earned an extra center time! STAY WARM!! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I think winter is actually here now! Please remember to send all the winter clothing that they will need here at school - if you would like to send an extra pair of snow pants or boots that stay here, you may do so - just please let me know. Also, book orders are due on Monday, January 16th - www.scholastic.com/bookclubs is how you can access the orders online: HXY9J is the code. Stay warm! Thanks for visiting!