Monthly Archives: June 2017

TK Days – June 12 – 14

Thank You!, 206 Father’s Day Celebration, The Last Week, Last Day of TK, Book Share, Ways to Practice for Summer, Upcoming Events.

Goodbye to School and Hello to Summer! Can you believe 180 days actually passed by that fast! Thank you all for supporting throughout this year and enduring the ride! Thank you for the generous and memorable end of year gift along with the trust you shared with us in letting us spend each day with your child! Your children are so special to us and we loved getting to know each child along with watching all the learning that took place this year! 

Father’s Day Celebration

What a fun time we had! Many of our daddies and some mommies came out to celebrate this past Tuesday! We started the morning with letting the students open their father’s day gifts the students had made! Each father received a keychain with their child’s handprint shrunk down to size with a photo attached! The kids were so excited to give these to their dads! Next we watched a short video of the students sharing what they loved about their daddies! Then we played 2 Minute to Win It games! The parents and kiddos did awesome! Finally, we finished the morning off with some snacks and time together. Thank you to everyone for coming out! I know its not easy to get off work, but your kiddos were very appreciative and had a lot of fun with you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0YA9IWHmSo&feature=youtu.be

 

The Last Week

This last week we had some work items we needed to complete, but in addition we had some special play activities that were loved by all!

  • Bubbles and Chalk – On Monday we spent some time outside enjoying bubble wands and sidewalk chalk!
  • Bucket Lists – On Tuesday we made 4 bucket list items that we want to complete this summer! We placed them in some summer buckets with class memory pictures attached! (Thank you to our Room Moms! In addition, we passed out a gift to each student from the teachers…a year-long memory book!)
  • Movie Day – On Wednesday, we enjoyed popcorn and a movie…Toy Story!

Last Day of TK

At the beginning of year, on the first day of school, each student took their “First Day of TK” picture. On the last day, we each took a, “Last Day of TK” picture! So much growth and so much fun! (PS Don’t forget it was Superhero Day at school so we had many little superheroes in these pics!)

Book Share

Wednesday was the last day of school for students, Thursday was the last day for teachers, so Friday was my first official day off! My daughter and I were privileged to join the Book Share at Central Elementary! Many of you donated books to this cause back in May! As a class we collected 224 books total! There were about 7,000 books that were donated in total ….last year there were 6,000….AMAZING! Each of these students, were so grateful to received FIVE books each! It was such a fun day to witness and be a part of! Thank you for all your donations and please know they are already taking donations for 2018, so if you have any books you are ready to pass on, please stop by Room 206 next year and bring them by!

Ways to Practice for K this Summer

These next 2 months will fly by! These months are most important to relax, rest and play so students get the needed down time to gear back up in the fall! It is still important to work some regular practice into your routines to help your child maintain all the hard work they accomplished this year. Here’s a few ideas:

  • Reading: Dedicate a reading time and hold to it 3-5 times a week! This may be reading to your child, with your child or maybe a reading time for everyone in the house to have a reading time for 20 minutes. It should be fun and focused around developing a love for reading!
  • Math: Write number stories based on your summer experiences. You can choose to write them or have your child come up with the idea once they get the hang of it. Try to change up the type of problem to keep your child familiar with different types of problems. Adjust your number based on your child’s ability to show and share their thinking aloud. (ie. There were 5 beach balls on the sand. Then 3 of them rolled away. How many beach balls were there now?)
  • Writing: Have your child write letters/cards this summer with a picture as well if they want. They can write to local friends from our class, or send mail to family members. (Translate the writing as needed for your recipient.) Encourage your family members and friends to  send a letter/card back to your child.
  • Check over your child’s report card and look for any areas that they are continuing to work on: Sight Words, Printing, etc.

Upcoming Events

  • Lakeview Park- Mira Lago 10794 Mira Lago Ter, San Diego, CA 92131

    • Wednesday, July 19 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, July 22 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Sunday, August 13 3:00 m – 4:00 pm
    • Wednesday, August 16 4:00 pm – 5:00pm

  • Kindergarten Back to School Night – August 24th
  • Kindergarten Orientation – August 25th

TK Days – June 5 – 9

IN THIS POST:  The Last 3 Days, Yearbooks are In!, End of Year Party, End of Year Assembly, Father’s Day Celebration, Spirit Days Continue, Running Achievement, Summer Reading Log, Summer Playdates, Stars of the Week, Upcoming Events, This Week

Three Days Left! Seriously! Its really here!

The Last 3 Days!

  • Continue to bring backpacks each day along with snack and folders. We will be sending some items home.
  • Monday or Tuesday a Trader Joe bag will go home with last of your child’s classroom belongings.
  • There is a great chance we may be eating snack/recess inside the classroom on Wednesday due to the 5th grade promotion ceremony. If you regularly buy snack at the cafeteria you may want to send a snack this particular day. 

Yearbooks are in!

Yearbooks came in on Friday afternoon after our Year End Party. These will get passed on on Monday. Students are welcome to bring these the rest of the week to get friend’s signatures. Feel free to send a pen for signing. They will go home in backpacks each day.

End of the Year Party

Our End of the Year Party was so fun! We lucked out on gorgeous weather as the days previous and following were cloudy and overcast! The kids rotated through water stations, while listening to music in these last days with their class. Afterwards the students ate their pizza lunch followed by popsicles! A special thanks to all the parents who helped in bringing the shade tent, cooler/ice, water, popsicles and for everyone who helped clean up at the end of our event!

End of Year EBS Assembly!

Friday morning we had our end of the year EBS Assembly! We listened to our choir sing and the first grade sing a song they had learned and performed. There were 2 fifth graders that were chosen from a speech contest to read their speech (that will be read at graduation). It was a great way to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of every student!

Father’s Day Celebration!

Don’t forget to stop by at drop-off (from 9:00 – 9:30) so we can celebrate all those Fantastic Fathers! If Daddy isn’t able to make it that day, don’t fear…please feel welcome to send mommy or another friend or family in their place!

Spirit Days Continue

  • MONDAY – Crazy Mis-Matched PJ Day
  • TUESDAY – EBS Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt Day
  • WEDNESDAY – Superhero Day

Run Club Achievement!

This sweet girl made it to 300 laps before the year came to a close! She received a certificate and a medal for this running goal! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Summer Reading Log

A Summer Reading Log was given out to all EBS students to read books over the summer. These will go home Monday. There is an incentive for all who read, fill out their log and return it! RAZkids will be available all summer for student reading! Please take advantage of this summer leveled reading!

Summer Playdates

Don’t forget to calendar these dates in. We’ve already had a few class discussions about how special and important our job is in welcoming our new Kindergarten friends next year. The Summer Playdates are a great way to get to know and welcome new friends and their parents.

Lakeview Park- Mira Lago 10794 Mira Lago Ter, San Diego, CA 92131

  • Wednesday, July 19 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 22 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Sunday, August 13 3:00 m – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16 4:00 pm – 5:00pm

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Father’s Day Celebration – Tuesday
  • Summer Playdates – See above for dates/location
  • Kindergarten Back to School Night – August 24th
  • Kindergarten Orientation – August 25th

MONDAY – 6/12

  • Yearbooks Get Passed Out
  • SPIRIT! – Mis-Matched PJ Day

TUESDAY – 6/13

  • 206 Father’s Day Celebration!
  • SPIRIT – EBS Jog-A-Thon Shirt Day

WEDNESDAY – 6/14

  • Last Day of School!
  • Minimum Day for all EBS!
  • 206 Movie Day
  • SPIRIT – Superhero Day

TK Days – May 29 – June 2

IN THIS POST:  9 Days Left, Stars of the Week, Sight Words, Upcoming Events, This Week

There are only 9 days left!! Wowzas! Stop time…its going to fast! 

Zoo Day Recap –

What a day we had at the San Diego Zoo! So much to learn and see! To start out our special tour the guides at the zoo, took us through a special entrance that took us to the giraffes where we had a special lesson all about giraffes along with getting an up close and personal look at these fascinating animals! Our eyes were amazed to be that close and we loved seeing their finger-like, black tongues as they reached for the lettuce! Did you know these long-necks only live to be about 20 years old!

Next we boarded the double-decker, green tour bus at the zoo! All of us got to ride up top! What a fun experience! During this tour, we were able to drive around and look at many different animals and plants while the zoo guide told us lots of information! We made a stop at the elephants, where we got to go behind the scenes in the zoo-keeper area to learn an additional lesson about elephants! On the way back they drove us back near the giraffe area to unload. From there we ate lunch and then broke into small groups to explore the other animals at the zoo!

It was an amazing day, with the exception of Mrs. Miller leaving her school keys at the zoo! Great news is that our friendly San Diego Zoo found them and she reconnected with her keys on Saturday!

*FACT/HELP- One of the many facts our zoo guide taught us was about “micro-trash.” She said that all the little tiny shreds of trash (straw wrappers, corners ripped off of fruit snacks, etc) are micro-trash. She said the California Condor often thinks these shiny threads of trash are food and will eat these and they can harm the Condor. She told us we can help by making sure we pick up our “micro-trash” and get it in the garbage can!

Insect Lab @ EBS

This past week we got to experience the Insect Lab at our school! The San Diego Natural History Museum came all the way to EBS to share with us all about insects. The docents from the library were so kind in explaining lots of information (with many visuals) to teach us. The head docent, opened with a discussion about insects and then read the students a book! After, the students broke into 5 groups (with a docent at each table) to tell about different bug topics. See the table topics below! Ask your TK about some of the information that they’ve learned!

  • True Bugs & Beetles – This table explained the differences between bugs and beetles. In addition, this docent explained about their body parts and some extraordinaire facts about these unique creatures!
  • Butterflies and Moths – This docent shared about the differences between moths and insects as well as explaining about their life cycle.
  • Metamorphosis – She spoke about gradual and complete metamorphosis in insects.
  • Social Insects – This table taught about the community among some different insect groups such as bees and ants.
  • Spiders & Insects – In this group they spoke about the basic differences from spiders than bugs as well as a lot of other detailed information about spiders. They shared about their exoskeleton, egg sacs, web to catch food, etc. She even brought in the the museums tarantula to show the students!!!

End of the Year TK/K Party

THANK YOU all for your flexibility of getting in numbers for additional meals! It should be a fun day! Just a reminder, siblings are only able to participate if they are 4 years old and will cost an additional $9.00. If you haven’t turned in your payment for this day, please send in on Monday! We do have an all-school assembly earlier that morning so we will plan to head up to the basketball courts shortly after or immediately after the assembly!

No folders needed that day. Send a change of clothes for the end of the day if you wish and  a towel to dry off with. Lather in sunscreen. Participation is optional as some kids tucker out or get chilly after awhile. The class will need to stay together, but can take a break from participating if desired. Here’s some pics from last year’s fun!

Volunteer Applications for 2017-18

Volunteer Applications are in the nurse’s office for the next school year. Each year you must submit and updated application but D clearance does not need to be renewed as you stay in the system. This is highly recommended for those that plan to do any volunteering as it will clear you early for the fall!

Spirit Week

The last 5 days of school is an all-school Spirit Week! Flyers went home last week, but here’s a copy of the flyer. The back of the flyer gives some important information regarding the end of the school year!

Book Bags

Book bags are being collected at school. If you still have yours, please send it in to the class this week! Thank you for all your support in helping your child with all their hard work this year!

Volunteer Breakfast

This past week we had the EBS annual Volunteer Breakfast. This year’s theme was “Picnic Day.” The EBS choir came in to sing while all the amazing volunteers were able to relax, eat treats and enjoy! I only saw a couple of you at the breakfast and know not everyone could make it, but we wanted to send a special thanks to you all who helped in the classroom, taking home projects, and planning all the school activities, such as parties, Character Education, and Fine Artists! Pictured below is our classroom Thank You Poster, and some of the parents I found at the breakfast! You are huge part of what makes this school so amazing!

Trader Joe Bags

We are in need of about 20 TJ bags. If you have 1 laying around at home please send it in Monday or Tuesday. Thank you! These will be going home with some of your child’s classroom belongings before the end of the school year.

Book Drive!

We brought in a total of 144 books this year, plus tons of stickers, book marks and markers! So amazing! My daughter and I will be helping the day of the official Book Fair Share on June 16th! I’ll post pictures on the blog for the kids to see all that they contributed to!

Check out a Generosity Heart from this year! Each student has a Generosity Heart going home with them! Each color dot represented all the giving they shared with so many others who go without daily luxuries of home, shoes, good health, smiles, food, etc.

  • White Dots – Gifted dry foods for the Food Bank
  • Light Pink Dots– Stars to encourage our Troops
  • Light Blue Dots – Meals for Mexico
  • Orange Dots – 100 Coins for the San Diego Food Bank
  • Yellow Dots – Generosity Bags for the Homeless
  • Green Dots – Shoes for homeless students in San Diego
  • Red Dots – Book Donation for Book Fair Share in Escondido

You seriously have to applaud your child, family for even bringing in one dot of love this year. We use this heart as a reminder of perspective on those days when we are feeling down, stressed or like everything is against us….we have so much to be grateful for!

TK Summer Playdates

Lakeview Park- Mira Lago 10794 Mira Lago Ter, San Diego, CA 92131

  • Wednesday, July 19 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 22 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Sunday, August 13 3:00 m – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16 4:00 pm – 5:00pm

Upcoming Events

  • 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 – 6/5

  • Before School Run Club
  • Mrs. Hickson will be teaching

TUESDAY – 6/6

  • Mrs. Hickson will be teaching

WEDNESDAY – 6/7

  • Before School Run Club

THURSDAY – 6/8

  • 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
  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Run Club Awards Assembly 8:00 am in the MPR

FRIDAY – 6/9

  • Whole School Assembly @ 9am
  • TK/K End of Year Party (12:30 dismissal up at the Run Club Field)