Category Archives: 16-17 School Year

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)

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

TK Days – April 24 – 28

IN THIS POST:  Book Fair/Share, Shoe Drive, EBS Idol, End of the Year Show and Tell, Scholastic Order Due 5/1, Zoo Trip Volunteers, Mother’s Day, Open House, The Sky’s the Limit – Art Show, May Calendar, Stars of the Week, Sight Words, Upcoming Events, This Week

Book Fair/Share, Shoe Drive …Generosity!

We have 2 acts of Generosity left for this year if you interested in supporting before we jump into summer! Check out Below!!!

  • BOOK FAIR SHARE –  This is our second year participating Central Elementary’s Book Drive. A dear friend of mine, Mrs. Emily Cook who teaches in Escondido is having a book drive for to directly benefit every student in their school. The student population is much less fortunate than ours and many of the students and their families are struggling to make ends meet with basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Items such as books are a leisure and are luxury, which mean many of these students don’t have books to read at home and won’t have any books to keep reading over summer. We are in efforts with many in Scripps Ranch to help collect at least 2000 books so that each student can go through and select 2 books to take home for the summer.  She has already collected 1000 so far. Similar to our Fall Scholastic book fair, students can choose erasers, pencils or stickers to select from with the 2 books of their choice. How can you help?? Please take a moment to go through your home library and pick out any books (even board books as there is a preschool there) and send them in during the month of May! Go a step further and collect books from friends and neighbors! Also, if you have any or wish to purchase some stickers, erasers, or pencils these are a great help to some little ones who will GREATLY appreciate this! Lets ROCK THIS!

  • SHOE DRIVE  – This week I’m planning to get the names and shoe sizes of 30 kids who are from Perkins Elementary in San Diego (near downtown). This is a school I used to consult at and fell in love with the students. Their smiles are contagious! The student population contains 40% of kids that are homeless. Many of them come from a variety of home situations that require them to go without many of the daily things we take for granted! They wear uniforms to school and are fortunate to have clean clothes, and shoes that fit, with no holes, etc. When I asked my dear friend Linnette a way that would be most helpful, she said, “Shoes! They could use shoes!” My hopes are that our class, school and even our SR community will be willing to give a pair to sweet young child who needs and will get great use out of a new pair of shoes! My own 2 children have many pairs of shoes, but some of these kids have 1 pair they are depending on. They need these for school and to walk everywhere else! I will get names and sizes out as soon as I get them. I plan to share this with our school as well but am thinking that names will go fast! I’ll keep you updated! Look out this week for a blog post, flyer or email telling about the shoes sizes being available for pick up. All shoes will need to be turned in by the end of May.How can you help?? Thank you in advance for your generous hearts!

EBS Idol

As always the show was a hit! If you missed this year, you will have to check it out next year or buy the DVD! Our very own Olivia Lee played a solo on the piano! She did fantastic! So proud of her! I saw Brayden and Juwon there also and got great big hugs from them both! My husband Emceed the event and the teacher finale was…well a little “trolly.” 😉

End of the Year – Show & Tell

To finish off the year, we thought it would fun to have the students bring in an item from home to share. Students will be asked to tell us 3-4 things about their item. This is another great way for all the students to practice their listening and speaking skills. They will have a few minutes to tell the class about their item and a few minutes to answer questions from the “audience” and/or show their item to the class. (No weapons, electronics, or food!).  You can practice the speaking part at home with your child.

Some ideas are (but are not limited to):

  • a special stuffed animal
  • a favorite book
  • a collection that they have
  • pictures from a special event or vacation
  • a souvenir
  • a special gift they have received
  • a trophy, medal, or ribbon that means a lot to them

  Please check with me if you aren’t sure whether their item is suitable. I will be sending out an email soon to let your child know their date to share!

Scholastic Book Order – Due May 1st

Just a reminder that the May book order is due on Monday, May 1st. We only have one book order after this order for the year if there are any books you wish to order for summer or for birthday gifts.

Zoo Field Trip Volunteers

I had a great question regarding the Zoo Field Trip regarding clearance level. I did clarify with the office that volunteers must be “D” cleared to attend the field trip. I apologize for any confusion. We will modify the day’s schedule/grouping (except the behind the scenes tour as we will all be together on the bus) based on how many volunteers are able to be with us that day. Thank you for your understanding and generosity!

Mother’s Day

We are having our annual Mother’s Day celebration in Room 206. We did need to change the date as another event conflicted with the schedule. Please see the information below on our fun morning! Please remember if you are not able to attend due to work and would like to send another family member or friend who is cleared, they are more than welcome to join us!

  • WHAT: Mother’s Day Celebration
  • WHERE: Room 206
  • WHEN: Wednesday, May 10th
  • TIME: 9:00am – 10:00 (approximately)

Open House

Thursday, May 11th is our annual EBS Open House/Art Show! This is a fun and exciting opportunity, where families can come and get a student-led tour of their classroom. This is a come and go event which is very flexible. Classrooms are open from 5:30 and close promptly at 6:30. There is also an Art Show to tour along with food trucks and the great EBS Community atmosphere roaming the campus! Hoping to see you and your whole family there!

“The Sky’s The Limit” – EBS Art Show

The same night as Open House is the annual EBS Art Show. Each student in the whole school will have a piece on exhibit in the Auditorium/MPR. In addition a little bird cut-out went home this week with instructions for students to design/decorate and return by May 5th. If you haven’t decorated and returned yours yet, please do so this week as I believe they may use these to decorate the art show!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our class is signed up for our sneak peak of the Art Show the week Open House. We would love a couple volunteers to join us in walking some small groups around the preview to help students find their piece on display. We will be visiting on Tuesday, May 9th, from 11:40 – 12:10. Thank you in advance for all your time!

May Calendar

Stars of the Week

Upcoming Events

MONDAY – 5/1

  • Before School Run Club
  • Scholastic Book Order Due

TUESDAY – 5/2

  • Before School Run Club
  • TK/PLC for teachers – Mrs. Ramchadan will be there!

WEDNESDAY – 5/3

  • Before School Run Club

THURSDAY – 5/4

  • 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
  • May the 4th be with you! (…from a Star Wars Family 😉

FRIDAY – 5/5

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

TK Days – April 17 – 21

IN THIS POST:  Earth Day, Upcoming Field Trips, Mother’s Day, Open House, Stars of the Week, Thank You Popsicles, Upcoming Events, This Week

Earth Day

Friday we discussed Earth Day. We watched a short video on taking care of our earth and worked on small booklet called, “We Can Help Our Planet Earth.” We also brainstormed a thinking map on how we can help our earth! I hope you all have a fantastic Earth Day!

Upcoming Field Trips

  • San Diego Zoo (@ the Zoo)Tuesday, May 30th …Today you should have received a yellow Field Trip packet regarding our upcoming trip to the SD Zoo. We will be going to a Behind the Scenes Tour at the Zoo to learn more about some of the animals at the zoo. We will be staying after the tour for a little discovery time at the zoo as well. We will be taking a bus, therefore, the cost of the tour is $10.00 and the cost of the bus is $5.00 per child. We will be able to take a limited number of volunteers based on the tour bus allowance. Volunteers will also need to pay $10.00 for the tour as well. Please return all the required information for our trip so we can explore the animal kingdom! NOTE: We will return about 3:00 so students will be staying a full day. Please let your childcare know. If your child attends SAY, we will let the SAY program know we will be returning late to school that day.
  • SD Natural History Museum (@ EBS) – Wednesday, May 31st … The following day we have another “in-house” field trip with the San Diego Natural History Museum to study all about insects. We weren’t able to choose this date, which is why it is so close to our zoo field trip. Though these kiddos are flexible so we will enjoy the learning! The cost is minimal (likely under $5.00) since it is on campus.

206 Mother’s Day – Save the Date – May 11th

We will have a brief gathering for our Sweet 206 Mamas so we can love on them because they are irreplaceable! This event will begin at 9:00 am. As always, you must be cleared to attend this event. If a mom isn’t able to attend, another friend or family member is welcome to join us for the celebration.

School Surveys

This week you received a parent survey asking about our school. This survey is anonymous and will help in the rating of our school by the state. Thank you in advance for returning your survey!

Open House – May 11th

May 11th is our annual Open House. This is an evening event where families are invited to classrooms to visit and see their child’s classrooms and see some of the work they have created and what they have learned about. This evening will also showcase the annual EBS Art Show. This is a beautiful display of student artwork (every child has 1 piece on display). There will also be food trucks this evening as well! Please put this date on your calendar to visit and let your child show you their daily learning place!

Stars of the Week

Thank You Popsicles

This past Friday we were gifted a class set of popsicles to say THANK YOU for being one the first classes to get all of students registered online for the Jog-A-Thon! Thank you to every family for this support!

Upcoming Events

  • World Wide Penguin Day – Tues. 4/25/27 (Wear a Penguin or black/white)
  • EBS Idol – Fri. 4/28/17 (Fantastic school talent show)
  • EBS Open House – Thurs. 5/11/17 (Open Classroom, Art Show, Food Trucks)
  • Mother’s Day Appreciation – Thurs. 5/11/17 (206 Event, must be cleared)
  • Zoo Field Trip – Wed. 5/30/17 (Bus transportation from 9 – 3pm)
  • Natural History Museum Field Trip – Wed. 5/31/17 (at EBS Campus)

MONDAY – 4/24

  • Before School Run Club

TUESDAY – 4/25

  • Before School Run Club
  • World Wide Penguin Day – Wear a Penguin or dress like one!

WEDNESDAY – 4/26

  • Before School Run Club

THURSDAY – 4/27

  • 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 – 4/28

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • EBS Idol – Such a fun event!

Generosity Bags 2017

WOW! Is my first word! This year was so exciting! As this was the second year in our search to love on those who go without, that our class learned about those who are without homes for the month of March. This is an eye-opening concept for some students to imagine life without a home and all the luxuries that come with that gift!

Last year we collected 69 bags to bring downtown to help our fellow San Diegans who go without a home. This year we set out goal higher in hopes to raise 100 bags! We were so excited as each day new bags came in from 206 students or other EBS students that chose to participate. On the last collection date before spring break, we collected 114 bags! It was so shocking and celebratory as we counted the bags past the 100 mark!

At the end of Spring Break my family and some friends of ours headed downtown on a gorgeous day and found a new spot that had so many friendly people that were without out homes and in need of some daily and personal items to help them out. We thought we’d have more since we had over 100 bags, but once we parked in 7-10 minutes all the bags were gone! My daughter has the hardest time at the end, when there are more people and not enough bags. Its so hard as you want to help everyone, but had a great time interacting with those we got to meet. It only motivated us to bring more next time! As we passed out each of the bags, men an women were so excited because it was clear each bag was unique and each held different treasures. Socks and bottles of water were in high demand this year!

The day after our outing, another EBS family dropped off an additional 20 bags at my doorstep! We are trying to make some extras at our house as well and will carry a few in our car to pass out when driving around and seeing a friend who is in need.

Thank you so much for sharing the need and experience with your child/students and for donating a bag to generously give to others and love on them!

Here’s a couple shots we caught from Delivery Day!