Sunday, June 16, 2019

This Week!

As we enter our final week together, please remember that I am still available if you have any questions or need anything over the summer. Your children may feel nervous about starting the new school year and I am happy to assist with some good books, videos or chats on the subject to ease the transition. 
This will be my last official post but I will be sure to tweet some pictures from our last week!
Have a WONDERFUL summer!

  • Monday- concert for the COA!
  • Tuesday- Move Up Day (children will meet their new teacher!)
  • Wednesday- last day and our class picnic and outdoor fun (weather depending) 12:15 dismissal
Please remember to write a note if there is going to be a change in your child's dismissal on Wednesday. Because of the clap off, we bring the students to the busses differently and it can get confusing if parents are telling me in the moment!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thank You and Our Slideshow

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It was great to see so many of you at the show today- Your children did a fabulous job! 
Thank you for the awesome classroom rug and fish tank! Both much needed :) Also, thank you for the generous GC to Springdell Farm! The gifts are all appreciated (the fish thank you, too...they will now be able to breath๐Ÿ˜†).

I feel so fortunate to have had such supportive parents and I want you to know how much I will miss your children. The end of the year is bittersweet for me. I literally watch 18 little individuals grow in so many ways over the course of a school year.  We become a family…looking out for each other and working together. The children learn our number one rule in room 103 is “Friendly First” and, when I see that carry over when there are conflicts, etc., I am very proud! Each and every child in here should feel proud of themselves- they are wonderful!

Thank You very much for your thoughtfulness and generosity- I am a lucky lady!

I am posting our slideshow so that you can share it with anyone who could not be at the reception. ENJOY:)

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Last Full Week....

I can not believe we are here...our last full week of school (8 more wake-ups!). I feel as though this year flew by. Your child may seem more emotional these next few weeks. Sometimes, when young children are experiencing big transitions, they will act out in a variety of ways. Some will be extra sad, grouchy or seem exhausted (being stressed can make all of us exhausted!). Try to understand that,  without a lot of school experience under their belts, they may not be able to easily communicate all they are feeling about the end of the school year. We had a frank "Room 103 family meeting" about how they can always come back to visit- I will ALWAYS be their teacher (Yes, even when they are teenagers! They think that is funny:). I will continue that language this week, reassuring them they are always welcome in room 103!

I am looking forward to our concert on Thursday! The students have been practicing a lot. This (performing) may also make them feel nervous. I tell them that we practice so much that it will be easy to sing the songs and know what to do and where to stand, etc. 

Our week ahead:

  • Monday- Field Day (for ALL K and Transitional students)
  • Wednesday- 3:15 dismissal
  • Wednesday- Art Show 5:00pm
  • Thursday- OUR SHOW! 10:30 in the cafeteria; reception immediately following (all invited)
  • Friday- Flag Day (wear red, white and blue)
  • Monday June 17th- Summer Birthdays celebration (we will celebrate all our summer birthdays!)
  • Tuesday June 18th- MOVE UP DAY (children will meet next year's teacher and classmates)
  • Wednesday June 19th- 12:15 dismissal LAST DAY
Last week we wrote our opinions and some facts about zoo animals. We got some great books at the book swap!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

This Week and Zoo Pictures!

We had the most perfect day at the zoo! Thank you to all the parents who chaperoned. Below are a few pictures shared with me from our fun day.

This week is a full week of school. We will be continuing our zoo theme and doing some more letter Z activities since last week was such a short week in class. The students will be writing an opinion piece about their favorite zoo animal and participating in many math activities around the zoo theme. 

I am looking for a home for our guppies! If you would like to take home the several (they keep multiplying ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) guppies, just email me or send in a note. It would be a "souvenir of kindergarten" ๐Ÿ˜†! I will keep the goldfish with hopes of getting them a real tank as class "pets".

Upcoming Events:
June 7th- Book Swap* (see below for info)
June 10th- field day (kindergarten and T)
June 11th- rain date for field day
June 12th- art show
June 13th- Kindergarten concert (10:30) and reception (immediately following)
June 14th- Flag Day (wear red, white and blue!)
June 17th- SUMMER BIRTHDAYS (we will celebrate all our summer birthdays!)
June 18th- Move up day (children will meet their next year's teacher and classmates)
June 19th- Last day! 12:15 dismissal

*Book Swap 
Friday is our popular book swap! Students can bring in up to 5 books from home that they would like to swap out for something else. They can bring in more than 5 but are only allowed to bring 5 home. Please no board books or religious books.  We still need volunteers to help set up and help kids pick out books!!/showSignUp/10c0e4aa4aa22a4fc1-book

Pumpernickel Puppets!

Making maps of our own Zoo!