Category Archives: 17-18 School Year

TK Days: Feb. 19th – 23rd

In This Week’s Post:  Dr. Seuss Week,  Writing – Opinion, Parent Conference Week/Report Cards, Reading Levels – Book Bags, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Dr. Seuss Week

This upcoming week, we’ll be celebrating Dr. Seuss as his birthday marks “Read Across America” Day. Each day we will focus on a different Dr. Seuss book and dress according to the theme of the book. A schedule went home this past week and on the back of the March Volunteer Calendar.

On his actual birthday (Friday, March 2nd) we are inviting families into our class to read with the class. You must be cleared to attend. Parents will be able to join up in small groups or pairs to read with children in the class. We will having our family reading time from 9:00 – 9:30 in the morning. This will also be a PJ day where students can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite book from home (please label with your child’s name).

Writing – Opinion

We have been learning about how to write our opinion during our Writing time. The students are supported with a practice/model day where we write together about a topic. The following day, the students choose their own similar topic and write about it, while trying to work on what we practiced and learned in the model the day before.

Students are writing about what they like or don’t like. So far we have focused on choosing a topic, and writing your title. We are beginning to focus on including reasons why we feel that way, with pictures to support our writing.

Parent Conference Week/Report Cards

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are coming soon. (Wednesday, March 14 – Friday, March 16th). These are minimum days for the entire school, therefore we will dismiss from the classroom on each of these days, as we do on Thursdays.

As you might remember from our conversations at the fall conferences, we will only request conferences from some families. Though each child will receive their report card and student work which will be sent home the on Friday, March 16th in your child’s folder.

Reading Levels – Book Bags

As we are assessing all the students right now, you may notice that your child’s book bag level may have changed. Thank you for those of you that have continued to have your child read regularly and return reading logs so that we can communicate about your child’s home reading and to allow them to get regular practice at home.

Star of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 26th – Mar. 2nd – Dr. Seuss Week
  • Friday, March 2nd, 9:00 – 9:30 – Family Reading – Read Across America Day
  • Wed. March 14 – Fri. March 16th, Parent Conferences
  • Friday, March 16th – Jog-A-Thon

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/26/18

  • Wear RED & BLUE (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)
  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 2/27/18

  • Mismatched or Crazy Socks (Fox in Socks)
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 2/28/18

  • Wear Green (Green Eggs & Ham)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 3/1/18

  • Wear a HAT Day (Cat in the Hat)
  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am

Friday – 3/2/18

  • Read Across America Day – Come Read with our class from 9:00 – 9:30 am
  • Before School Run Club
  • Wear your PJ’s for Read Across America Day!!!

 

TK Days: Feb. 12th – 17th

In This Week’s Post: , Character Education – Honesty, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Character Ed – Honesty

Meaghan Gallagher came in this morning to teach the students more about the meaning and understanding of Honesty. She had the students play a game, where they needed to decide if the statement she called out was “True” or “Not True.” Then Meaghan the students a book about being honest. She then went on to explain that when we don’t tell the truth there is a funny feeling in your belly. She had them try on a non-truth to know the feeling of their belly. To close up the lesson, she gave them each a heart  to keep with them to remind them of what it means to be honest. Thank you Meaghan!

Valentine’s Day

What fun we had on Wednesday! I’m guessing you saw many of the pictures on Facebook showing all the fun the kids had! We decorated our bags, played some games while passing out Valentines. We finished up our day by doing “The Penguin Dance.”

A special thanks to Kristi Bidermann for organizing and coordinating this day and for the many volunteers that showed up to help us!

Chinese New Year 2018

This is the year of the Dog! This week, we had Panda Express come out to visit and explain some of the background behind Chinese New Year. They were very kind to pass out a “good luck” envelope to each of the students. On Thursday, we discussed the holiday in a little more depth and watched a short video on some history and traditions of the holiday. We sent home some special bags and color pages, also from Panda Express that allow you to enjoy a free kids meal! Happy Chinese New Year!

Star of the Week

President’s Day Art

Upcoming Events

  • President’s Holiday – NO SCHOOL – February 16th and 19th
  • Dr. Seuss Week – February 26th – March 2nd (flyers will go home with information)
  • Celebration of the Arts Night – Barnes & Noble – Thursday, March 8th
  • Parent Conference Days – March 14 – 16th (teachers will request conferences if necessary)
  • Kindergarten Science Night – Thursday, March 22nd

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/19/18

  • NO SCHOOL – President’s Weekend

Tuesday – 2/20/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 2/21/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 2/22/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am

Friday – 2/23/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

 

TK Days: Feb. 5th – 9th

In This Week’s Post: (with MANY photos) 100th Day Rotations, 100th Day Fashion Show, 100 Year-Old TK’s, 100 Year Old Writing, 100 Coins, Disaster Drill, Father/Daughter Dance, Valentine’s Day, Valentine Art, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

100th Day Rotations

Our 100th Day was a day of fun! The students were broken into groups of 5 and rotated through each station. Our 4 stations were:

  • Making 100 Day Hats
  • Counting to 100 with counters, then eating 100 pieces of popcorn
  • Doing 100 exercises outside
  • Drawing 100 Day Monster

They had a great time and enjoyed celebrating 100 with their classmates! A special thank you to Kimberly Lanz, Nikita Malavia, and Rachel Chen who helped us to efficiently run each station!

100th Day Fashion Show

The later part of our day we had the 100 Day Fashion Show! The kids each got a turn to walk the runway! What a fun day it was! They did a great job showing off their 100 item collections on their aprons! A special thank you for to Kimberly Lanz and Nikita Malavia who helped set up the room and dress the kids in aprons for the show!

100 Year-Old TK’s

This was the best part of the day! Thank you to all who participated! Each little TK had creative fun dressing up like a 100 year old! They were too cute! We used a special app to forward the clock to see what they kiddos would actually look like at 100 years old! Check out the gallery below!

100 Year Old Writing

On Thursday, the kids presented their “When I’m 100 years old…” writing! We heard many funny, silly, special, and sweet writings! The kids did a great job confidently reading their paper with loud clear voices! It was a true treat! Thank you to all the families who helped their student in preparing their writing and practicing it with them!

100 Coins

How special was it to see our students return their 100 Coin knowing they would be giving meal to many that don’t have the luxury of knowing they will have a meal each time they are hungry! Thank you all for helping your child collect these!

Disaster Drill

This week we had a surprise Disaster Drill. This was to make sure that the students and staff are prepared in the event of a real emergency. The students had to climb under the desks and wait for 2 minutes until the pretend shaking stopped. Then we walked outside to our class meeting place. Once the class was checked in, I had to go to the front gates to man a post that would help be a liaison for families and help as needed filling out check-out slips at the reunion gate for parents to pick up their child. In the event of a true disaster drill I would go to my post and the students are watched by surrounding teachers. This ran very smoothly and efficiently as there are many working parts that are in place to watch students in their lines of safety, check the building (search/rescue), check-out students to help families, reunite, help any hurt/injured students. We went through a full practice of all the procedures and materials to ensure we were prepared for a true disaster.

Father/Daughter Dance

Thank you for all the picture posts from the Father/Daughter Dance this past weekend! The girls seemed to have a blast!

Valentine’s Day

Next Week is Valentines Day! Just a few reminders:

  • There is NO CANDY or FOOD allowed in any of the valentines.
  • DO NOT label who the valentine is for. Only label the “From: ” Though it may not seem as personal it is extremely helpful to each little mail deliverer as they fill their friends bag with notes/goodies.
  • There are 21 kids in our class so you aware of how many to make/purchase.
  • Valentine Day Party is from 11:30 – 12:30. Set up will begin around 11:00. If you’d like to help, please contact Kristi Bidermann. You must be cleared to take part in the activities.

Valentine Art

Check out some of the Valentine Art we made in celebration of this holiday!

Save the Date

Friday, March 2nd from 9:00 – 9:30 we will have a family reading time in the classroom where all CLEARED Families are welcome to come in and read with the students. We hope you can make it!

March Volunteer Calendar

Please let me know if you have any changes for the month of March. The calendar is being prepared this week for the upcoming month!

Star of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • February 17th and 19th – President’s Holiday – NO SCHOOL –
  • February 27th – March 2nd Dr. Seuss Week (a flyer will come home with details)
  • March 8th – Celebration of the Arts (Barnes & Noble)
  • March 16th – The EBS Jog-A-Thon (You’ll want to join in the fun!)
  • March 14th – 16th Parent/Teacher Conferences (only some students will be requested to have a conference to discuss progress)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/12/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 2/13/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 2/14/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club
  • Valentine’s Day Party 11:15 – 12:30

Thursday – 2/15/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am
  • Character Education  with Meaghan Gallagher

Friday – 2/16/18

  • NO SCHOOL

 

TK Days: Jan. 29 – Feb. 3

In This Week’s Post: 100th Day is Coming!, Writing, Math, Valentine’s Day, Art, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

100th Day is coming!!!

Just a reminder that we have a few fun things going on this week! Check out the reminders below!

  • 100 Coins – School wide effort to raise 100 coins per student to donate to the San Diego Food Bank. Every dollar gives a meal! So powerful in message. I spoke the students about earning coins by helping around the house, cleaning the car, making their bed, etc. See if this works for your family to help others in need. This is also a great counting activity….count those coins…..counting past 30 can be very challenging for some TK’s!
  • 100 Year Old Writing – This is due on Thursday. Students will be reading and graded on their speaking and listening during this time. Since the focus is not on the writing, feel free to help your child as much as needed for the writing, but make sure they practice reading aloud many times so they can read it without help. The presentation rubric is below.
  • Dress like you are 100 Years Old! – This is completely for fun and the whole Kindergarten grade level (teachers as well) will be participating! We hope you partake in the fun! Its hilarious!
  • 100th Day Apron – An apron was sent home last week. Glue 100 pieces of something on the apron. This is also for fun. These can be turned it at anytime with the presentation sheet. The kids will put these on during our 100th Day to show off. They don’t need to say anything nor will they be graded! This is another counting activity at home that they’ll love and remember!

Writing

We just finished our current “How To…” writing unit this past week. The kids wrote an assessment piece with no support to show what they could do on their own. We will be starting our first Opinion Writing Unit this week. These kids have grown so much in the area of writing! I’m so proud of them!

Math

In math, we are finishing our numbers 6 – 10/addition and starting a new unit on subtraction. We will start slow with small numbers to help build a strong understanding of the concept as well as practicing a lot. We will also be building in a lot of work on explaining our understanding and explaining what we have written to show our thinking about the concept. This is a challenging part of math even as they get into other grades. Many children are able to do the math problems, but explaining their work is often very challenging but a valuable skill that helps to solidify their own understanding.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! I know there are always a few families to like to get an early start on their Valentine’s so I like to send this out to give out an important message regarding this fun holiday of giving!

  • There is NO CANDY or FOOD allowed in any of the valentines. This is policy is designed to keep all kids safe. There are many other non-food options. Check out Pinterest or there are even a few non-food ideas sold with Valentine kits in stores.
  • Please make sure when you are filling out your valentines DO NOT label who the valentine is for. Only label the “From: ” Though it may not seem as personal it is extremely helpful to each little mail deliverer as they fill their friends bag with notes/goodies.
  • There are 21 kids in our class so you aware of how many to make/purchase.

Art – Groundhogs Day

Star of the Week

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, Feb 8th – Return 100 year old writing (this will be sent home next week)
  • Friday, Feb. 9th – Father Daughter Dance
  • Friday, Feb. 9th – 100th Day of School (Dress like you’re 100, Return aprons, and bring 100 coins)
  • President’s Holiday – NO SCHOOL – February 17th and 19th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/5/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 2/6/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am
  • TK/K All Day Meeting – Mrs. Leatherwood will be teaching

Wednesday – 2/7/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 2/8/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am
  • Present (“When I’m 100 years old….” writing)

Friday – 2/9/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • 100th Day of School (Dress 100 years old, “Walk the Runway” with your apron)

 

TK Days: Jan. 22 – 26

In This Week’s Post: Strep, 100th Day, Perseverance Sheet, Valentine’s in 206, Writing How-To’s, Stemfuse Class,  Parachute Play, Father Daughter Dance Registration, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Strep

There have some cases of Strep floating around our campus that our nurse asked us to share this information.

Strep Throat Fact Sheet

100th Day

Our 100th Day is coming up soon (Friday, February 9th)! There are many activities and ways that we celebrate this day as a class, grade level and school! Check below to get the scoop on this special day!

  • Fashion Show – TK’s will be walking the 206 Runway! The 100 Day Apron Kits will go home on Monday with directions and materials. Be as creative as possible! Send them back as early as you want. The kids will show off their aprons on Friday the 9th! (Aprons Due No later than Friday, 9th, but send as soon as yours is complete)
  • 100 Year Old Writing (Due Thursday, Feb. 8th) Students will receive a writing sheet to do at home telling about when they are 100 years old. This is the only project that will receive a grade. Like the “Star of the Week” poster students will only be graded on their presentation to the class, not the actual writing.
  • 100 Year Old Dress Day (Friday, Feb. 9th) – Join the TK/Kindergarten Fun! All kindergartners and their teachers will be dressing up like they are 100 years old! Start thinking about some possible ideas! For anyone who is worried if they’ll look silly…..we all look old and silly that day! Its super cute and you can count on teachers being dressed up as well!
  • 100 coin collection – See the picture below of the sheet that went home this week from the school. It tells about the act of generosity we are using school-wide to help others in celebration of the 100th day!

Perseverance Sheet

Last week, the volunteer calendar went home with students. Attached was an additional/optional sheet for students to partake in trying. The purpose of the sheet is for students to understand and put these traits into practice. Perseverance can be challenging as it requires you to get comfortable with failing and trying again and again. If you choose to return the sheet, we’d love to share these with the class!

Valentine’s in 206

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! I know there are always a few families to like to get an early start on their Valentine’s so I like to send this out to give out an important message regarding this fun holiday of giving!

  • There is NO CANDY or FOOD allowed in any of the valentines. This is policy is designed to keep all kids safe. There are many other non-food options. Check out Pinterest or there are even a few non-food ideas sold with Valentine kits in stores.
  • Please make sure when you are filling out your valentines DO NOT label who the valentine is for. Only label the “From: ” Though it may not seem as personal it is extremely helpful to each little mail deliverer as they fill their friends bag with notes/goodies.
  • There are 21 kids in our class so you aware of how many to make/purchase.

Writing How-to’s

We are finishing up our How-To Informational Writing Unit this week! The kids have loved it! They have learned to write/teach a skill in steps with pictures to match! I’m so impressed with their effort and interest in this unit! Books will go home in the future for families to see!

Stemfuse Class

This week we had the pleasure of having Ms. Stephanie come into our class to teach a STEM lesson with our class. She used prepositions as one of her contents and had the kids work in collaborative partners to learn about prepositions in a fun way as they hid treasures around the room and drew a treasure map!

Parachute Play

This week our kids filled their marble jar! This means they earned a “Marble Party.” This is a collaborative effort in which the kids earn marbles for working together as a class. We got to vote how they wanted to spend their Marble Party. Their was many choices and the Parachute won out! We had a blast playing with a group parachute for the morning!

Father Daughter Dance Registration

Don’t forget to sign up for this awesome Daddy/Daughter Night!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, Feb. 9th – Father Daughter Dance
  • Friday, Feb. 9th – 100th Day of School (Dress like you’re 100, Return aprons, and bring 100 coins)
  • Thursday, Feb 8th – Return 100 year old writing (this will be sent home next week)
  • President’s Holiday – NO SCHOOL – February 17th and 19th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/29/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 1/30/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 1/31/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club
  • Mrs. Leatherwood teaches – Mrs. Miller at all day meeting

Thursday – 2/1/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am

Friday – 2/2/18

  • Mrs. Black will be teaching with Mrs. Granucci (substitute) helping
  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

 

TK Days: Jan. 15 – 19

In This Week’s Post:  D Clearance, Meet Megan Black, Father Daughter Dance, Rainbow Sight Words, How-To Writing Unit, Star of the Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

D Clearance

Please consider getting cleared. This will allow you to not only attend all EBS events, but to also help our class go on a field trip as well as have you join us. Below are some notes from Nurse Dee regarding how to be cleared:

  • T.B. test – Good for 4 yrs.
  • Volunteer application – (Megan’s Law) needs to be done every school year.
  • Category D clearance – needs to be done every school year.
    Can not be done until you have completed the volunteer application and provided a current T.B. test.
    (Cleared as a category B volunteer)

    • 1. 1st year as a category D volunteer – you will need to complete a “Category D form” and go to the SDUSD police live scan unit to do your finger print.
    • 2. The following school years as a category D volunteer – you will need to complete a “Returning Category D form” hand it back and we will send it down to school police for you. Your Fingerprints are already in the system, it’s a request to re-run your fingerprints

Thank You!

Meet Megan Black

My name is Mrs. Black and I am so excited to be a part of your child’s Transitional Kindergarten experience for the next 7 weeks. I am currently working towards earning my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Masters in Education. Prior to this, I taught a preschool class at St. Bart’s Preschool in Poway. You may have seen me around EBS as I have two children that attend our great school. My son is in 3rd grade and my daughter is in 1st grade. Like I said before, I will be doing my student teaching for the next 7 weeks under your amazing teacher, Mrs. Miller. This will be a gradual process of observations into teaching the class full-time. I look forward to getting to know you and your children during this time together. Thank you for the warm welcome I have already received!

Truly,

Megan Black

Father Daughter Dance

Girls, your turn is coming up! You get a night to dress up and share with a loved one! This is a favorite EBS evening for all the gals!

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Rainbow Sight Words

We are continuing to test on Red, Orange, Yellow, Light Green Words. Continue to play My Pile, Your Pile to practice and retain old color lists and integrate new Dark Green Words.

How-To Writing Unit

We have recently started a new writing unit. Like in December, this new writing is informative, though it is focused on teaching the reader how do something. The students are learning to choose a topic of something they know and understand well (ie How to Brush My Teeth). In this unit, students are learning:

  • To break their topic into steps
  • To draw pictures that matches each step
  • To create a title page
  • To reread their booklet

Ask your TK’er about their books and feel free to brainstorm some additional topics they know well and are able to do independently.

Star of the Week

Last week and this week’s Star of the Week!

Upcoming Events

  • Father Daughter Dance  – February 9th
  • 100th Day of School – February 9th
  • Valentine’s Day Party in 206 – February 14th
  • President’s Holiday – February 16th and February 19th

The Week Ahead…

Have a wonderful break! See you in 2018!

Monday – 1/22/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 1/23/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am
  • Turn in Library Books

Wednesday – 1/24/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 1/25/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am

Friday – 1/26/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

 

TK Days: Jan. 8 – 12

In This Week’s Post: Penguin Parade, MLK,  Art, Valentine’s for Rady’s, Valentine’s for Room 206, Volunteer Calendar – February 2018, Character Education – Forgiveness,  Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Penguin Parade

This past Friday was our Penguin Parade! The kids were so excited! We lined up with the whole school for COMPASSION/LOVE! The kids held their handmade signs (these will be on the wall next week) as we walked. Then we sat in our assembly area and listened to some speeches about the important concepts being marched for today!

MLK

This week and last week we spent time discussing Martin Luther King. We discussed how he helped everyone to get peace and to send the message that everyone can be great, regardless of their age, skin, height, gender, etc. He made a great impact in our nation and culture and helped to lead a great movement. This tied in beautifully with our Penguin Parade! Ask your child or have a conversation about some of the changes he made and laws that were unfair back before MLK.

Art

Check out some of the lovely art our class has done since returning from winter break!

Valentines for Rady’s

This month our heart goal is to make Valentine’s for those who are residing at Rady’s Children’s Hospital. They are often checked-in and missing the daily typical life of child. Their health is compromised for a variety of reasons and we wanted to bring a smile to these faces. We will be making these in class over the next week or 2. If you are wanting to help, are cleared and have some flexibility in your schedule, let me know! This is one of the ways we are learning to have compassion towards others, especially those in circumstances that we can’t even phathom!

Valentine’s Day in Room 206!

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month! I know there are always a few families to like to get an early start on their Valentine’s so I like to send this out to give out an important message regarding this fun holiday of giving!

  • There is NO CANDY or FOOD allowed in any of the valentines. This is policy is designed to keep all kids safe. There are many other non-food options. Check out Pinterest or there are even a few non-food ideas sold with Valentine kits in stores.
  • Please make sure when you are filling out your valentines DO NOT label who the valentine is for. Only label the “From: ” Though it may not seem as personal it is extremely helpful to each little mail deliverer as they fill their friends bag with notes/goodies.
  • There are 21 kids in our class so you aware of how many to make/purchase.

Volunteer Calendar – February 2018

I’m working on the February Volunteer Calendar this weekend! If you have any changes or requests, please let me know and I’ll add them in before I print the final next week. Thank you!

Character Education – Forgiveness

This week Nikita Malavia came in class to give a lesson about Forgiveness. After giving a recap of what forgiveness is, she had them each decorate a heart and make it beautiful! The kids spent time making these as beautiful as they could. Then she asked them how the beautiful heart made them feel. Then she had them trade the heart with their partner and had them crumple their partners heart up. They were surprised and confused why they would do this. Nikita explained when we are hurtful or say hurtful words it is similar to what we did to the hearts that you can’t make it look like it did before it was crumpled. Then partners shared their feelings and then asked for forgiveness.

  • “I felt sad when you _________.”
  • “I’m sorry for ______, will you forgive me?”
  • “I will forgive you, please don’t do that again.”

Forgiveness may take time, when we are really hurt. When we say sorry and ask for forgiveness, it also means that we are going to try very hard to not do that again.

This was a powerful lesson that we can use all the time on the playground, at home and at school. Thank you Nikita!

Upcoming Events

  • Martin Luther King Holiday – January 15th (NO SCHOOL)
  • Father Daughter Dance  – February 9th
  • President’s Holiday – February 16th and February 19th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/15/18

  • MLK Holiday – NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday – 1/16/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 1/17/18

  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 1/18/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am

Friday – 1/19/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

 

TK Days: Jan. 1 – 5 (2018!!!!)

In This Week’s Post: Welcome Back! Happy 2018!, Mother/Son Bowling, Penguin Parade, Martin Luther King Jr., Valentine’s Day, All About Me Poster, Upcoming Events, Next Week. 

Welcome Back! Happy 2018!

Welcome back to a new year! The kids and teachers were excited to get back to school! We had a great return these past couple of days! We have a lot coming ahead in 2018! Hang on and enjoy the ride! It goes so fast!

Mother/Son Bowling

I’m hoping all you mommies of boys were able to participate in this special evening! This past Saturday, was the EBS Mother/Son Bowling! Check out some of these pics from our TK boys!

Penguin Parade

Next Friday is the annual EBS Penguin Parade! For this day, each class at our school will march for a trait that they value and have learned about! Our class will be walking for compassion! We are working to learn more about having compassion for others.

All families are welcome to join us. We will not be on campus, so even if you are not cleared you are welcome to walk with us. Mid-morning (more details will come out next week regarding specific times) we all meet in the parking lot of the school. We will get to lead the pack since were are the youngest at the school. The students will be making signs and a banner this week that we will carry during the parade! The parade will last about 30 – 45 minutes in total until we return to class.

Here’s a picture or two from last year.

Martin Luther King Jr.

This month we are learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact on our nation. He is a man who had much compassion for others and made a huge impact on others through is leadership and courage.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up next month! I know there are always a few families to like to get an early start on their Valentine’s so I like to send this out to give out an important message regarding this fun holiday of giving!

  • There is NO CANDY or FOOD allowed in any of the valentines. This is policy is designed to keep all kids safe. There are many other non-food options. Check out Pinterest or there are even a few non-food ideas sold with Valentine kits in stores.
  • Please make sure when you are filling out your valentines DO NOT label who the valentine is for. Only label the “From: ” Though it may not seem as personal it is extremely helpful to each little mail deliverer as they fill their friends bag with notes/goodies.
  • There are 21 kids in our class so you aware of how many to make/purchase.

Upcoming Events

  • Mother/Son Bowling Event – January 6th, 2018
  • AFP Meeting – Tuesday, January 9th (at 6:30 pm)
  • Penguin Parade – Friday, January 12th (parents are welcome to walk with us)
  • Martin Luther King Holiday – January 15th (NO SCHOOL)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/8/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 1/9/18

  • TK/K PLC Meeting/ Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Fine Artist Lesson #3
  • Before School Run Club

Wednesday – 1/10/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 1/11/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 10:15 am
  • Computer Lab

Friday – 1/12/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • EBS Penguin Parade

 

TK Days: Dec. 11 – 15

In This Week’s Post: 206 Winter CelebrationHoliday!, Library Books, Pajama Day, Art, Caroling, Sight Words, CHUCKIE!!!, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

206 Winter Celebration

  • Wreath Craft – The students created a beautiful wreath craft they were able to bring home! They tore small pieces of paper to create the wreath!
  • Pin the Nose on the Snowman – The students played this game and had a blast!
  • We had a little extra time to start a winter card
  • Then we enjoyed a delicious snack of apple juice and teddy grahams!

Thank you to Kristi Bidermann and Fran Ayalasomayajula for planning our party! Thank you Ms. Kristi for running the whole show last Friday. They all had a blast! She helped the kids transition from activity to activity and created a smooth itinerary for the celebration!

Thank You!

Thank you for the generous gifts to Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Leatherwood! We are so very grateful for each of you and are wishing you a outstanding holiday with your families! Take time to rest, relax and get in lots of play time!

Holiday!

We are so grateful for each of you and this 206 family we get to ring in the new year with! Thank you so much for your kind and generous hearts! Mrs. Leatherwood and I loved the 206 class gifts!

We want to wish each of you a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!

Love, The Leatherwoods and The Millers

Library Books

Just a reminder to return your library books when we return. I know its hard to remember with the alternating weeks. You can check the monthly volunteer calendar or return books right away to our classroom or school library to ensure that your child will be able to check out a book at the next library visit.

Pajama Day

How cute were all these little jammie kids! What a fun day we had! They were sooooo excited!

Art

Mrs. Leatherwood has done some art and learning this month about some of the different holidays that are celebrated at this time of year. She taught them about Hanukkah and Kwaanza. These are samples of the art the students made and brought home.

Caroling

Did you know the EBS Choir gave courtyard performances last Friday! We got to hear their gorgeous voices and lovely carols! Happy Holidays!

Sight Words

Just a reminder over the break to practice your sight word collection of RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, and LIGHT GREEN to maker sure you are all caught up. DARK GREEN will go home when we return. Thank you! 

CHUCKIE!!!!

Last week a mouse was found on campus! He created quite a stir up! Hoping some of you were able to make it out the EBS Night Out at Chuckie E. Cheese!

Reminders

  • Just as a notification and reminder, the folders were kept over the break and will be returned to each student when we come back.
  • Don’t forget about our RAZkids license you have access to. During the 2.5 week break, you’ll have a great opportunity to utilize this. Look at this old blog post if you forgot how to access this. Passwords were sent home at that time as well, but your child may remember their password on their own as they access this at school/Technology academy sometimes.    https://www.linneamiller.com/2017/10/tk-days-oct-9-13/

Upcoming Events

  • Return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017
  • Mother/Son Bowling Event – January 6th, 2018
  • AFP Meeting – Tuesday, January 9th (at 6:30 pm)
  • Penguin Parade – Friday, January 12th (parents are welcome to walk with us)
  • Martin Luther King Holiday – January 15th (NO SCHOOL)

The Week Ahead…

Have a wonderful break! See you in 2018!

Monday – 1/1/18

  • NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – 1/2/18

  • NO SCHOOL

Wednesday – 1/3/18

  • School Resumes
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 1/5/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30

Friday – 1/6/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

 

TK Days: Dec. 4 – 8

In This Week’s Post: Cleared, We Have Heart, 2-Sided Volunteer Calendar, Western Family BBQ, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Cleared?

Just a reminder to make sure you get cleared. I know the fingerprint process can take awhile since the district has to process it. We will need enough car seat spaces in order to make it to any field trips in the spring. Just a reminder…”C” clearance will allow you to come in the classroom for all school events. If you get “D” clearance you will be able to join us on any field trip.

I know this process is a lot of time and effort so thank you in advance. Our school follows the district code strictly to keep our kids safe which is much appreciated. Thank you! If you want to get cleared, stop by our nurse’s office and speak to our nurse/pick up the required forms.

We Have Heart

This week we were collecting food bags all week long! We collected more each day. Teachers gave bags and past students of mine also participated in the giving along with some friends of mine. In the end we ended up collecting: 149 meal bags to send down to families in Tijuana, Mexico! Thank you for your generosity this season!

We had an amazing day spending time with this wonderful community! They got to decorate cookies, play games, do a directed drawing and each child up to 18 years old got a gift! The topper on the cake was the contributions of food. Since all the kids get to participate in all the activities, the adults (who love being there) essentially watch their kids get all these gifts and activities. In the end, the adults are going home empty-handed. This year…the adults were able to take home the meal bags as their own gifts! They were very grateful…the day was fully of smiles! Thank you again!

2-sided Volunteer Calendar

This upcoming week, the January Volunteer Calendar is coming out! I’m bringing back a great activity that I used to do when I would send home a weekly reading log instead of just getting a log every time you finish one. This is character building. It is completely optional and may look different each month or the same, but will focus on a different character traits we strive to strengthen in ourselves. If you choose to participate, send back your paper/calendar at the end of January and share your child’s efforts!

Western Family BBQ

Wednesday afternoon was our Winter Family BBQ. Many families came out to enjoy lunch with their kiddos! Thank you for making the hike over to EBS as I know some parents come from work. What a fun day!

Upcoming Events

  • Last Day before Winter Break – December 15th
  • All School Pajama Day – December 15th
  • Return to school on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017
  • Mother/Son Bowling Event – January 6th, 2018
  • AFP Meeting – Tuesday, January 9th
  • Penguin Parade – Friday, January 12th
  • Martin Luther King Holiday – January 15th (NO SCHOOL)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 12/11/17

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 12/12/17

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab 11:15 am

Wednesday – 12/13/17

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 12/14/17

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 9:00 am

Friday – 12/15/17

  • Minimum Day for all students (12:30 dismissal)
  • 206 Class Winter Party
  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!