Monthly Archives: May 2017

TK Days – May 22 – 26

IN THIS POST:  Zoo Field Trip, Final Reading Logs Due This Week, Yearbooks, End of Year TK/K Party, Western BBQ Lunch,  SR Library Visit – Summer Events, Volunteer Calendar, Stars of the Week, Sight Words, Upcoming Events, This Week

12 days left and is there a lot still happening before the year ends! 

Zoo Field Trip

TUESDAY is our Field Trip! We have a bus arriving to pick us up so we need to make sure that we arrive on time! See the flyer that went home on Thursday (also pictured below). Parent Chaperones are also welcome to come in the classroom at 8:30.

  • Come in the classroom at 8:30 am on Tuesday, 5/30/17
  • Stop by the bathroom on your way into the classroom
  • Wear your PINK EBS Jog-A-Thon Shirt
  • Send a disposable lunch, labeled with your child’s name (no snack needed)
  • Wear sunscreen, hat and comfortable walking shoes
  • NO 12:30 pick up, students will arrive back around 3:00 pm for pick-up (SAY kids will be walked to SAY after we return).
  • ALL students will need to return on the bus back to school with our class.

Final Reading Logs Due This Week

Next week is the last week to turn in Reading Logs! NOTE: You will not be getting any replacement logs once you turn in the current log you are on. Congratulate your child for all their effort on their Rainbow Reading this year! In addition, we hope you not only continue the reading over summer, but keep encouraging your child to read over the summer for fun, pleasure, knowledge, and stamina! Try different kinds of books, visit the local library and if you are reading with your child, have some conversations about opinion, understanding, etc.

Yearbooks

A flyer when home this week regarding the 2016-2017 EBS Yearbook. I did have a conversation with the students about what the yearbook is. These are fun collector’s items to preserve all the memories from this year! Purchase online at balfour.com. These will be delivered to the classroom near the last days of school. When they come in, we will have time for students to sign each others yearbooks in class.

 

End of Year TK/K Party

Flyers will go home this week (if possible on Tuesday depending on Field Trip timing).  The End of Year Party for all the K’s and TK’s will include water activities with JW Tumbles ($9.00) and a cafeteria Pizza meal ($2.25). If you plan to come and eat with us, the cost for adult meals are ($3.50) and if you are bringing a 4-year old to participate, they too will be able to purchase a meal ($2.25). We will just need to turn in the number of kids and adults that plan to order pizza, so if you or your 4 year old plan to join us and will be added into our count, you must let us know by Tuesday, May 30th. Thank you in advance!

Pizza Cost Kids $2.25, Pizza Cost Adults 3.50

Western BBQ Lunch

Flyers went home for the all-school BBQ lunch. If you wish to purchase and eat lunch with your TK student:

  • Get a visitor badge at the office before the 12:30 pick up time
  • When students are dismissed at the gate, you may come in to join your TK for lunch
  • Pay for lunch up at the cafeteria area
  • Enjoy a lunch with your cutie-pie!

*Return the slip if you plan to attend.

SR Library Visit – Summer Reading Events

This week the Scripps Ranch Library came to visit our class. They read us 2 stories and  shared with the students regarding the summer reading program available to students. The program rewards students with prizes for reading books. Students who participate will also be entered into a raffle to win an iPad.

Volunteer Calendar

Running Club Achievement

Check out this little lady! She made it to 300 laps! She will be receiving a medal at the Run Club Awards Ceremony for this accomplishment!

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Zoo Field Trip – 5/30/17
  • On Campus Insect Lab – 5/31/17
  • Family Lunchtime BBQ – 5/31/17
  • EBS Volunteer Breakfast 6/1/17
  • All-School Spirit Week 6/8 – 6/13
  • TK/K End of Year Party – 6/8/17
  • 206 Father’s Day Celebration 5/13/17
  • Last Day – 6/14/17

MONDAY – 5/29

  • NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday

TUESDAY – 5/30

  • Zoo Day – Arrive at EBS at 8:30, Return at 3:00 (approximately)

WEDNESDAY – 5/31

  • Before School Run Club
  • Insect Lab – On Campus (San Diego Natural History Museum)

THURSDAY – 6/1

  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30 (pick up at Room 206)
  • Mission to Save Table open at 8:00 am in front of the school

FRIDAY – 6/2

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

TK Days – May 15 – 19

IN THIS POST:  16 days, Character Education – Cooperation, Scholastic Book Order, Scholastic Book Fair, Shoe Update, Zoo Info, Fall – Kindergarten 2017, Stars of the Week, Sight Words, Upcoming Events, This Week

Only 16 days left! Ahhh! Where did this time go! We are in the closing weeks!

Character Education – Cooperation

As one of our last Character Ed lessons, Alison Jones came in with a memorable day for these kiddos! She read them a book about cooperation and then let them work in small cooperation groups! This is a fantastic skill for students to work on especially with a difficult task. Letting them struggle within a group can be a fantastic challenge and perfect opportunity to learn to really practice cooperation. Each student had a role and worked to share the responsibilities which again can be a struggle (Some kids want to dominate the group and others prefer to take more of an observation role…giving each child job helps to get away from this.)

Each group was to given a special job all in preparation to build a rocket ship. Then each group got a chance to launch their balloons! They seriously had a blast and got so excited and full of giddiness!

Each rocket was released by letting the air out of the ballon and letting it spiral down the string line!

Scholastic Book Order

Don’t forget to turn in the last scholastic Book Order by 5/24/17.Coupons for a free book were placed in folders this past Tuesday. Let me know if you missed it.

Scholastic Book Fair

Don’t forget next week is the Spring Scholastic Book Fair! There is BOGO deal as well! On Monday there will be Rita’s samples after school to kick off the book fair! The book fair is open before and after school!

Jog-A-Thon Pajama Day

As a whole-school celebration, all students will be wearing PJ bottoms and their Jog-A-Thon Tees on Tuesday May 23rd! Don’t forget yours! (remind your friends to check in who don’t read the blog so they don’t miss out!)

Wear this pink shirt on Tuesday!

Shoe Drive Update!

Its almost time for the Shoe Drive to come to a close. We had some friends who didn’t get to participate because we ran out of sizes so I got a few more from my friend! If you still wish to get in on this, come stop by and get a size and name to purchase for! All shoes are due back on May 31st! Thank you so much!

Book Drive Update

We have so many books coming in! Hooray! Thank you so much! Check out how many books we have as of Friday! Book collecting will stop on May 31st as well! Thank you for sharing your books and lots of love with these children!

Zoo Info

This week more detailed info will be going home in folders regarding our zoo trip! Keep your eyes peeled! Some basic information:

  • disposable lunch
  • no snack
  • comfortable walking shoes
  • wear your pink Jog-A-Thon shirt!
  • Arrive at 8:30, Return time 3:00 (approximately)

Fall 2017 – Kindergarten!!

  • Playdates – Check out information going out from the school regarding Kinder Summer Playdates! Each year 1-2 parents plan a few summer playdates at park! This is a time for all TK’s and K’s coming in the fall! Its a fun way to meet new faces you’ll be entering the gates with each day! If you are able to make these, they are lot of fun and there are many new friends to be made!
  • Back to School Night – This year the TK/K Back-To-School Night will occur on a new night! TK/K will be having a parent only Back to School night the night before New Student Orientation. This will be a chance for parent’s to get the scoop on the school year and find out all to be expected before school even starts. The following day will be New Student Orientation. There will be no other Back to School Night
  • Orientation – You likely attended this last year on the Friday before school started. This will mostly be the same. The entire school will come to hear the MPR presentation and then students will go to classrooms. The main difference will be that the focus of the classroom time will be to visit/view classrooms and meet/greet with their new teacher! It will be more like Open House, without all the work to show around the room. I hope to see you there!

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Jog-A-Thon/Pajama Day – 5/23/17
  • Scholastic Mini Book Fair – 5/22 – 5/24/17
  • Holiday Weekend – 5/26 – 5/29/17
  • Zoo Field Trip – 5/30/17
  • On Campus Insect Lab – 5/31/17
  • Family Lunchtime BBQ – 5/31/17
  • EBS Volunteer Breakfast 6/1/17
  • Last Day – 6/14/17

MONDAY – 5/22

  • Before School Run Club

TUESDAY – 5/23

  • Before School Run Club

WEDNESDAY – 5/24

  • Before School Run Club
  • Last TK/K PLC Day – Mrs. R. will be here!

THURSDAY – 5/25

  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30 (pick up at Room 206)
  • Mission to Save Table open at 8:00 am in front of the school

FRIDAY – 5/26

  • NO SCHOOL – Memorial Holiday Weekend! Have a ball!

TK Days – May 8 – 12

IN THIS POST:  Happy Mother’s Day, Open House Recap, Mother’s Day in 206, Shoe Drive Update, Last Scholastic Book Order, Reminders, Stars of the Week, Sight Words, Upcoming Events, This Week

We only have 21 school days left of this year!

Happy Mother’s Day!

We want to send a special hug out to all the 206 moms today! You are all loved and the most special person in the whole world to these sweet children! You give your best, you sacrifice,  spend all your energy and time every day of each week because you love these little guys more than anything on the planet…that in itself makes you amazing, super and heroic! Have a special day with those who love you most!

Open House Recap!

What a fun night! We had a great turn out with many 206 families coming through the classroom to visit and see all the hard work our students! Students used tour sheets to guide their families around the classroom to view writing, art, photo booth, etc!

The art show was fantastic and awesome to view so many gorgeous pieces of art! Congratulations on a memorable and fun year along with all your hard work!

Mother’s Day in 206!

This past Wednesday, so many wonderful moms entered our classroom to be praised and loved! The morning started with a sweet song entitled, “May There Always be Sunshine.” The beautiful sweet voices were accompanied by our amazing music teacher, Mr. Tom Waczek! Then all the beautiful mamas helped their kiddos to create their own oven mitt with their sweet, small handprints! Thank you all for coming, celebrating and taking the time to be with your lovely children!

Shoe Drive Update

All 30 pairs have been claimed! I did have one or two other families who wanted to purchase shoes for these students so I requested another 10 student names/sizes. If missed the chance and would still like to participate in buying a pair of shoes for one of these students in need, stop by one day this week and I’ll have some more sizes! Thank you!

Last Scholastic Book Order

The last Scholastic Book Order of the year went home this week! If you are interested in purchasing any last books for summer place your orders by Thursday, May 24th! We recently received coupons from Scholastic that can be used in this book order. If you would like to use one of these coupons, come by and I can give you the coupon to use! Thank you for all your help!

Reminders

  • Return all field trip information for our trip to the zoo on 5/30/17
  • Return all field trip info about our Insect Lab on 5/31/17
  • Look for the sharing reminder sticker on your child to remind them of their sharing day.

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Jog-A-Thon/Pajama Day – 5/23/17
  • Scholastic Mini Book Fair – 5/22 – 5/24/17
  • Holiday Weekend – 5/26 – 5/29/17
  • Zoo Field Trip – 5/30/17
  • On Campus Insect Lab – 5/31/17
  • Family Lunchtime BBQ – 5/31/17
  • EBS Volunteer Breakfast 6/1/17
  • Last Day – 6/14/17

MONDAY – 5/15

  • Before School Run Club

TUESDAY – 5/16

  • Before School Run Club
  • Last Window Art – Neda Afshar

WEDNESDAY – 5/17

  • Before School Run Club

THURSDAY – 5/18

  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30 (pick up at Room 206)
  • Mission to Save Table open at 8:00 am in front of the school
  • Last Character Education Lesson – Alison Jones

FRIDAY – 5/19

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

TK Days – May 1 – 5

IN THIS POST:  THANK YOU!, Open House/Art Show, Shoe Drive is On, Got Books, Illnesses,  Stars of the Week, Upcoming Events, This Week

This year is flying by! Just a reminder to make sure you are reading all of the notices, emails and the blog. There is a lot of information about all the events going on in our classroom and school! Encourage your 206 friends to read the blog as well so they can be up-to-date on all the fun that will close up our 2016-17 school year! Only 26 school days left! YIKES!!!

THANK YOU!

What a week this was! Mrs. Hickson and I feel so grateful and loved! We started the week with the coolest decorated window above the backpacks (love the To: Kinder, directional sign). The week was full of surprises with parent treats brought in each day and many student cards filled with words and pictures of love! Monday our awesome administrators went around to every classroom delivering parfaits to each teachers (they are so cute!!!) Thursday this amazing basket was brought in with a whole bunch of my favorite goodies and the next day I even discovered more surprises at the bottom of the basket…a running shirt and running socks! Friday flowers were sprinkled in all morning! Our lovely 206 parents snuck all the flowers away and made a beautiful arrangements with all of them! Thank you again and again for making us feel so special this week!

Open House/Art Show

Next week is the EBS Annual Open House and Art Show! Classrooms open at 5:30 and promptly close at 6:30. All families are welcome! Come and visit to go on a tour, led by your sweet student! They are proud of all their hard work this year! Hope to see you all there!

  • Classrooms Open – 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Choir Sings in Kinder Playground – 6:35 – 7:00 pm
  • Art Show – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Food Trucks – 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Shoe Drive Is On!

I received 30 student names and shoe sizes ranging from Kinder to 8th graders. If you’d like to pick up a student name, come by before or after school and grab a shoe like the one pictured below and then return the NEW pair of shoes by May 31st. If possible bring the shoes in a box or in a gift bag.

Thank you in advance for participating and for helping a young child who goes without so much! This is one way we can help and make their life a little more stable!

I put an email out to the teachers at this school and we already have many shoes/names taken. One pair of shoes has already been returned from the Tsai family in our class! Come stop by if you’d like to be a part of this….I’m hoping I have to get more names/sizes!

Got Books?

On another note, up north in Escondido is another friend’s school, Central Elementary. We have 12 books that have been donated as of now. Take a weekend to go through your children’s books (any age or book level will work). See if there are any old books that you are not using or don’t want anymore and these children would love to adopt them to use over the summer! Let’s see how many books we can donate from Room 206!

Illnesses

Many illnesses have been going around. We’ve seen some in our class, but also in our school and there is even strands floating around my neighborhood. As a reminder to help at home and school:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap (especially before eating)
  • Wipe down door knobs, light switches, handles, etc.
  • Drink lots of water
  • If your child gets sick, make sure 24 hours has passed without fever or vomiting to send to school again.

A special thanks to all our parent volunteers who have been so diligent about wiping student desks and rest of the classroom during this time!

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Jog-A-Thon/Pajama Day – 5/23/17
  • Scholastic Mini Book Fair – 5/22 – 5/24/17
  • Holiday Weekend – 5/26 – 5/29/17
  • Zoo Field Trip – 5/30/17
  • On Campus Insect Lab – 5/31/17
  • Family Lunchtime BBQ – 5/31/17
  • EBS Volunteer Breakfast 6/1/17

MONDAY – 5/8

  • Before School Run Club

TUESDAY – 5/9

  • Before School Run Club

WEDNESDAY – 5/10

  • Before School Run Club
  • 206 Mother’s Day Celebration @ 9:00 am (cleared family members)

THURSDAY – 5/11

  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30 (pick up at Room 206)
  • Mission to Save Table open at 8:00 am in front of the school
  • EBS Annual Open House/Art Show

FRIDAY – 5/12

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am