We have been working so hard on being good bobcats and rising to classroom expectations! We are working on being Safe, Respectful and Responsible in the classroom. A few things we are still working on are; raising our hand versus shouting out and wondering around the room when we should be working at our desks independently. I will be going over our Clip Up and Down System on Monday night at back to school Night.
Yes! Monday, Sept 24th is Back to School Night for PARENTS, We will meet in my classroom from 6:40-7:10 pm Sharp!...please leave kiddos at home! We will have a lot to discuss in a short amount of time ans then I would love to open up the floor for any questions you may have.
A few things...
Homework - Needs to be turned in on Fridays
Change of Plans at Dismissal - NEEDS to be in a note or students will be sent home their normal way that we have on file...this is creating a lot of anxiety in students when it is not communicated to them by parents what their "new" plan is.
Reading Groups and RTI - begin next week
Paper Towels - water bottles are constantly being dropped on the floor. I would love some absorbent rolls of paper towels to aid in clean up....school ones just don't cut it!
This week was a lot of fun working on our science projects on the life cycle of a butterfly...these will be shared with parents on Monday night. We also enjoyed a special treat today. We filled our class bucket for the first time and I treated the students to ice cream. We also finished up our ice cream writing projects!
Here are some photos to enjoy of out last 2 weeks...
I hope everyone enjoyed their day off. On Monday we talked about what Patriot's Day means and the brave heroes of 9/11/01. We wanted to show our appreciation to our local heroes for helping keep us safe every day...right here in our own town. So, we wrote letters to our local firefighters and police officers here in New Boston and to two dad's in our classroom that also serve. I delivered these letters to the police department and fire station this morning and they were very surprised and thankful for the support of our students.
We are off to an amazing start this year!
*I can begin posting classroom photos as soon as I have everyone's photo release forms in. Thank you :)
What an awesome first day of second grade! We had our first fire drill and school assembly. We talked a lot about BOBCAT behavior; SAFE, RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL. We also went over our classroom, bathroom, hallway, recess and lunch room expectations....It was a lot of information for one day so we will continue to review procedures daily until no longer needed.
A FEW THINGS.....The Office Sent home a few important papers, as did I. It is a lot for us parents, especially if you have multiple children....I have two children of my own so I completely understand. Please make sure to send these documents back to school by THIS FRIDAY. The WHITE Emergency Verification Form is also very important to return...even if there are no changes. We need all parents to verify and sign this paper EVEN IF THERE ARE NO CHANGES.
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Gym - MUST wear sneakers
Wednesday - Art
Thursday - Library
Friday - Social Thinking with Ms. Brown
FYI...Our classroom is VERY TOASTY! Please make sure that your kiddo is wearing summer clothing and sent in with a water bottle so we can stay hydrated throughout the day. Water bottles are very wet and sweaty and leaking on our desks....so if you have an old sock to wrap around it that helps....I will also be bringing some in to help with this as well...
Overall, I thought we had a very successful day. Our class was showing excellent Bobcat behavior during the assembly and lunch today!!! Way to go! I will keep you updated on a weekly basis but I will reach out individually if needed.
Please mark your calendars for Monday, September 24th at 6:40pm. This will be Back to School Night for PARENTS ONLY. We will go over our second grade curriculum and I will answer any questions you may have before hand.
Thank you all for your support!
The school will be open on Thursday, August 30th, from 1:30pm-2:30pm for Meet the Teacher for Kindergarten, Readiness and First grade classrooms.
I will be working in my classroom during that time so feel free to stop in if you are visiting with younger siblings!
See you soon!
What a great day! Thank you for all of the field day volunteers that helped run groups and activities! You are very appreciated! Please enjoy some photos of our day below!
We are coming SO close to the end of our kindergarten year. Promotion Invitations went home this week. Remember this is a family event and all families are invited to attend.
I will be sending out a sign up genius for a snack/item request for our very last event together. Although I am very sad for my students to leave...they are more than ready to move on and to continuing growing. I will miss them all terribly!
Thank you again!
What a fun puppet show from Rosalita's Puppets. A business card went home today if you are interested in future shows...she has over 200 handmade puppets. Today's puppet show was about a girl named Rosalita who went on an adventure and met some bugs. She ran into scary bugs and bugs that helped along the way At one point in the story, she was in need and was helped by a bug...she was later on able to return the favor when the bug was in need. The moral of the story was treating others how you want to be treated and keeping your word.
What another fun day!
Yesterday, we enjoyed a book picnic outside with our 5th grade reading buddies and enjoyed a nice cold ice pop in the sun...it was a great day!
Next week I will begin my final assessments for report cards and we will finish off the week with our Field Day on Friday! I look forward to seeing everyone who signed up to volunteer at the Field Day. If you signed up to bring another item, please bring the item in Friday morning.
Rain Date will be June 15th.
Enjoy your weekend!
We had so much fun this week! We have been busy in math centers, learning our Memorial Day celebration song, building with legos, reading and so much more! We ended our week with special visit from Michelle's Menagerie!
We met 8 special woodland creatures and learned so much about them!
Enjoy the pictures below!
-NO SCHOOL on Monday
-Wednesday 30th, Memorial Day Celebration WEAR RED, WHITE & BLUE, parents welcome to join us in gym
-Thursday - Outdoor "book picnic" with Reading Buddies - Bring a beach towel and favorite book from home (Bug/Sun Spray need to be applied at home before coming to school)
-Friday - Rosalita's Puppets
*Field Day reminder - Friday, June 8th
*Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony in the classroom- Thursday, June 21st, 9:00am, ALL family welcome :)
What a busy week!
We are in full swing of learning our Long Vowels! We have learned Long vowels A and I. Next week we will learn the rest. We use the terminology "Bossy E at the end of the word, makes the vowel say his own name". For example, not vs. note.
We are working hard reviewing addition and subtraction fluency from numbers 0-10, 2D shapes, 3D shapes, coins, clocks, etc. Today we built our 3D marshmallow and toothpick shape models!
Next week will be our last round of AIMsWeb Numeracy and Literacy assessing for the year!
Thursday, May 24th is our Last Community Meeting.
Friday, May 25th we will have a special visitor in the classroom and she will be bringing along some very special ,critter friends. If you are interested in learning more, please visit https://michellesmenagerie.com/
Just a few reminders.....Week after next...
NO SCHOOL Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day Program on Wednesday, May 30th (Please Practice Singing at home)
Friday, June 1st...another secret special visitor coming to the classroom!
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ON THOSE READING LOGS!!!!
This week we have begun to learn about coins! We are learning the names of the penny, nickel, dime and quarter. We are learning the value of each coins and the names of the presidents on the front of the coins too! Next week in math we will be introduced to CLOCKS! We will learn how to tell time by the hour on an analog clock.
We have been reviewing all of our letters, sounds and sight words this week throughout our reading groups and RTI groups. We have also taken our final Unit Assessment!
Next week in literacy we will begin LONG VOWELS!
We are in full swing of the Gesell Assessments. Some of your children have already been assessment; the rest of the class should be complete by the end of next week.
Please make sure to return the Parent Questionnaire that was mailed home a few weeks ago. This can be returned in their blue folder or to the office directly.
It is getting warm in the classroom and as a reminder we do not have A/C in our part of the building. Please dress your children appropriately and layers are always a plus!
WOODCHIPS cover the playground so sneakers are best! Wearing flip flops can be dangerous on the playground; splinters are not fun!
I will be sending out more information on our graduation at a later date, but please mark your calendars for our Kindergarten Graduation on Thursday, June 21st. This is also our last day of school. All family members are invited to join us in celebration.
I hope you all have a well deserved Spring break. Hopefully we will return to some nicer, warmer weather!
The week we get back, we will be conducting another round of assessments for out RtI groups and I will start assessing students DRA (reading levels). These will go home on their report cards so students can continue to read books at their level throughout the summer.
YEARBOOKS! Yearbook forms will be going home Monday, April 30th when we return from break. They will need to be turned in by that Friday, May 4th. It is not a lot of time to return...but the good news, is that you can order right online!
If you cannot wait until then, here if the information to order....
Step 1: www.online-pay.memorybook.com/parent
Step 2: Enter pay code 87368 and click "NEXT"
Step 3: Purchase a yearbook for $15 - After May 4th, Price will increase to $20
Enjoy your family time and see you April 30th!