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TK Days: Apr. 16th – Apr. 20th

In This Week’s Post:  EBS Idol, Morning Line-up, Mother’s Day, Field Trip, Generosity Bags 2018, Art, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

EBS Idol

Hopefully you didn’t miss this show! Every year its a highlighted event of the year to watch all these students perform for the entire audience! Enjoy a few pictures and if you didn’t get to come, make sure you save the date to attend next year! It’s an EBS favorite!

Our own Shreya was on stage and stealing the show! The next picture is our staff after the finale!

Morning Line-Up

This past week we had a small incident in line where one of our class members were hurt before school started in the line area. I spoke with the class and reminded them that all students in all classes should be standing in line. I reminded them that siblings and parents may stand where they would like, but students must wait in line. This is for safety as the students begin playing when they are not in line. They are welcome to sit on their number and play a quiet game with a neighboring friend if they wish.

Thank you in advance for helping us enforce this to keep them safe and ready to come inside for the day.

Mother’s Day Celebration

Invitations went home this week from your little ones. There will be a sign-up sheet by the backpacks Monday. Please sign up if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.  We can’t wait to celebrate our mamas!

Field Trip

Our field trip is just around the corner of the weekend! A reminder will go home on Monday to bring the following items:

  • Bring a LUNCH from home (no cafeteria option is available)
  • Wear your YELLOW Jog-A-Thon Shirt!!!
  • Sunscreen before we leave for a playful day at the park!

We are looking forward to this day! We will post some pictures and maybe video of our eventful day! Download lyrics below!

Field Trip Song PRACTICE:

I am attaching the lyrics to the 2 songs we will be singing to Sunrise Living. Please look up the songs on Amazon Prime Music (free with your Amazon account) and practice these songs with your kiddos. Some students know them very well, but others are still working on the lyrics. Thank you for all your support!

  1. Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
  2. Here Comes the Sun (Glee Cast)

We will send home paper copies on Monday as well for extra practice the night before!

Here Comes the Sun

Lovely Day Lyrics

Generosity Bags 2018

Hopefully you saw the post from earlier this week! We had such a special time delivering the bags downtown! I can tell you that there were many thanks to share and pass forward! Thank you for all your time, to create, gather and buy a bag to help another! We try to keep one in our car at all times to share when we pass by a friend in need! Thank you again!

https://www.linneamiller.com/2018/04/generosity-bag-day-2018/

Art

ST Math

As we near the end of our school year, our school has asked that we send home the information to get on ST Math at home. This is a program that our school has available to work on. If you have ever spent time in our computer lab with us or time on our tablets, you’ve likely experienced a snapshot of ST Math. It has no words or directions, but is meant for the students to problem solve when using. We will also send home a support sheet that advises on to use at home. One of the main reasons it hasn’t been sent home with students until now, is that it is designed for the students to use independently without any help. This allows students to struggle through the problem solving process and allows the feedback of results to be authentic in knowing how our students are able to solve independently without support. Be on the look out for a direction and support sheet that will come home with your child.

Upcoming Events

  • April 24th – Field Trip to Sunrise Living
  • April 24th – World Penguin Day – All School Assembly
  • May 4th, 206 Mother’s Day Celebration
  • May 8 – 10th, EBS Art Show
  • May 10th, Open House
  • May 9 – 10th, Mini Book Fair

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 4/23/18

  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 4/24/18

  • Field Trip to Sunrise Living
  • Before School Run Club

Wednesday – 4/25/18

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)
  • Before School Run Club
  • World Penguin Day – All School Assembly 8:50 am

Thursday – 4/26/18

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

Friday – 4/27/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Mrs. Leatherwood will be teaching

 

Generosity Bag Day 2018

This past Sunday, my family and I went downtown to deliver the 100+ bags that were collected last month for our We Have Heart Project in March! To be honest, on the way down, my son was starting to whine to say he wanted to go home to eat since he was hungry. My daughter was sad and mopey as her friend didn’t come with us. I was going through my to do list that accumulated from losing all of Saturday due to a 24hr bug and my husband was going through the week ahead of us as he has a big conference he was consumed with. As we drove down our hearts were excited to deliver these bags of love as its one of our favorite events of the year, but our minds were in other places….DISTRACTION!

As we neared downtown we tried to find our spot from last year near a center that supports the homeless community downtown. The whining stopped, the thoughts of calendars and to-do lists stopped and we began to focus on the community emerging in front of us in the eastern part of downtown. Just a mile or two away from a ball game were these faces that were handling their day.

We drove a circle looking for a central spot and pulled off to the side. As soon as we popped out of the doors some people came up to us as they do every year! Instantly (within 30 seconds) the back hatch of the truck was popped and bags were being pulled out and handed to many smiling and grateful faces.

All the voices spoke out words of, “God bless you! Thank you! We appreciate you! You have a beautiful family!” The feeling of joy, gratefulness and love for others started to spill out as it does every time we do acts of love for others. I truly believe it is one of the main reasons we are created….to love on others! Within 10 minutes every bag was gone, every backpack gone, every snack, and pair of socks gone! We exchanged some kind words with some men at the end that all helped to take our empty boxes to the dumpster. As we climbed back into the car, my daughters voice echoed my thoughts of, “I wish we had brought more!”

 

With this I want to say to you…THANK YOU! Thank you for creating a bag of love to fill a tummy and heart. These hearts were so grateful and our hearts were so full! I will be sending an email out again next March to all my current and former families to take part in this again if you are interested! Thank you so much for your giving hearts!

I’m attaching a couple pictures of our day! Share these with your sweets and remember how full our lives are!

We Have Heart – Meals for Mexico

2017-18 We Have Heart: Giving #1

Family Food Bags

As our first class project this year for “We Have Heart,” we will be collecting food for families in Mexico who sometimes go without food! This is a class event where we try to sponsor a small community in Tijuana who have so little. We personalize our donations in special way! In past years, we’ve learned that a sandwich bag of dry food can feed a whole family an entire meal!

If you are considering to take part of this giving, it  can lead to some powerful conversations in your home about the world around us! Here’s how you can create a bag of your own:

  1. Buy grain, rice, legumes, pasta
  2. Color, draw, write, decorate….1 or more sandwich bags with sharpie markers
  3. Fill the ziploc bag with enough room to seal it.
  4. Return the bag to school by Thursday, December 7th to donate

Feel free to share or pass on to friends who wish to make a bag…the more the merrier. We will keep track of how many bags we collect in class.

-Mrs. Miller will be taking the food down to the community in Tijuana on December 9th to give to this local community

*As always this is an optional opportunity.

Thank you in advance for your support in helping others!

We Have Heart!

Corpus Christi – Hurricane Harvey

This past weekend I went down as a group of 12  to Corpus Christi and took an opportunity to join an organization called Samaritan’s Purse. They help local areas during disaster relief. They have been helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Individuals and groups, men and women of all ages have been coming for as little as 4 hours to weeks to donate their time to help fellow American’s rebuild their lives.

The storms left this community torn apart and in a state of need and recovery. We were able to help one home, one family, one story. We spent 2 days clearing out their home and back yard. We spent time getting to know this family and emotionally supporting them. This couple had an adopted grand daughter and a son with special needs. They were overwhelmed with the amount of work to do and were missing the tools, knowledge and man power to get the job done. We removed the bottom 2 feet of the walls and insulation to remove mold, walls, nails, flooring and screws so the house was clear and ready for a contractor to come in and begin rebuilding their home. Check out some photos that captured our week!

Our San Diego Team from Canyon Springs Church.
This is the house we worked on for the weekend. This pictures captures what it looked like right after the storm.
This is the outside of the home. The pile near the street is all that we pulled out of their home. These piles are all over the place down there as people go through the rubble and discard the trash that was personal items or parts of their home.
This was day 2 after much of the progress has been made. This kitchen was almost all cleared out by the the time we left.
We had to remove the wall and insulation from each room to remove the water damage and mold that had built up in 6 weeks.
This is Mrs. Miller in her HazMat suit to take out insulation or heavy mold. We all had to wear masks in the house at all times due to mold spores being so bad.
These X’s were on the homes. Its a way the fire depart and rescue teams could mark and communicate about the homes that had been evacuated, condemned and other details about the condition of the home.
This was our team with the family we helped. They were so kind and so grateful that someone helped them get through this emotional and physical part of the disaster.
This is our team with bands we received that say, “I am Corpus Christi.” So many people from all over the US traveled near and far to give time to help all the families that had to deal with pain of Hurricane Harvey.
A McDonald’s Sign after the storm. Many local signs were destroyed by the storms.

This experience was impacting on many levels, but mostly was a great reminder of the awareness of reality that is out there each day. There are so many in need and so many to help. People right here in our neighborhood to those in other countries.

wehaveheart.org

This awareness keeps returning to me and is a large part of why I offer awareness and opportunities of generosity for our class to participate and learn from. It can be hard to look outside of our day to day lives, but I challenge you and your family to grow in awareness and action! Stay tuned for “We Have Heart!” A class experience and effort to give to so many in need! An awareness/action challenge is coming soon!

IMPORTANT: New FB Page

You may have seen the email I sent yesterday. I am sending it again via blog post so you can all  be updated on the Facebook issue. 

Dear 206 Families,
I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! I just wanted to let you all know that we have a NEW Facebook Group. The original one I set up was not done correctly and I had to create a new one. While you might still be able to see and/or access the original group, it will no longer be used. I will only be posting on the new group from here on out. (My husband Blake will be putting a message out on the old group with these details.)
As like last time, it is PRIVATE (no on other than members can see who is in it and what is being posted). With that being said, we will have to go through the approval process again. Thank you in advance for understanding.
Click here to request to join the new group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ebs.tk.1718/
I apologize for the inconvenience – this is the first time I’ve been working with Facebook Groups to create a community for the parents of my classroom and there is obviously some learning curve. 😉
 
Let me know if you have any questions or issues.
 
Thank You!

Our First TK Week

IN THIS WEEK’S UPDATES: 1st Day Photos, Art, Math, Writing, Classroom Rules Recess/Snack/Cafeteria, Music, Facebook, Reminders

Welcome to this week’s updates! Each weekend I’ll be putting out a newsletter/update to tell 206 families about our week. Typically the e-blast will come out on Sundays so you can read it on your weekend. If it is a holiday/vacation, the blast make come out later.

Please take time to read or skim these posts as some information is very significant to events, holidays, date/times, etc.

1st Day Photos

My sweet and talented husband came in the first day to capture your sweet children on film! Here’s your official 1st Day Photos!

Lots of Art This Week

This week, we did many pieces of art this week! Some of the art was to celebrate this first week. Other pieces were 2-fold in that they practiced a skill, such as cutting, or following directions in addition to creating a piece of personalized art!

This week, we made 1st Day of TK Headbands, we decorated foam frames which were then used to house our photographs. We made our own EBS Penguin, and followed specific directions to draw a self-portrait. Finally on Friday, we made mosaic art, by building our name with small, colorful pieces of paper.  The students tried their best and enjoyed making some colorful and stunning art!

Math

This week in Math, we focused on sorting and classifying. We discussed what sorting is and practiced grouping different math manipulatives by color and by shape. We will continue discussing classifying next week and practicing with different manipulatives.

Writing

We started our week with writing on the first day of school! We started off our writing week, with the realization that WE ARE ALL WRITERS! Each child told a story of their own. (These are currently hanging on the back wall by the door). In the days following we learned how to date stamp our papers, and discussed that when we tell/write our stories, we

  1. Come up with a topic
  2. Draw a picture (to help tell the story)
  3. And add words

Over a couple of days we collected a few pieces of writing and needed a way to store our writing. On Friday, we each got our own folder to keep our writing that was finished (red dot side) as well as our writing that we aren’t finished working on (green dot side). It was such an exciting week of writing! We can’t wait for next week!

Classroom Rules

As spoken about at Back to School Night, we had a discussion about how to be kind, fair and safe at school. We developed these rules together and we have referred back to these each day as situations arise to remember:

  • Respect others (nice, kind, polite)
  • Respect our school (take care of our class, materials within and the school grounds)
  • Respect yourself (do your best!)

Recess/Snack/Cafeteria

On Friday, each child received some information regarding the cafeteria. One paper gave your Child’s PIN number and a practice keypad they can use. The purple paper listed some important information about purchasing meals. If you plan to purchase meals from the cafeteria, please make sure to tell or email us for the first time so we are aware and able to help them through the process. Thank you in advance!

Music

On Thursday we had our first music class. The students met our wonderful music teacher, Mr. Waczek (/vawt/ /seck/). The students loved their first class and go to music every Thursday!

Facebook Page…Join the fun!

If you haven’t joined our FB page, please join! We have up to 20 members as of now. I have been posting special pics that don’t come out anywhere else! You don’t want to miss out. If you need to get added, please email me and we can add you to the Private Group.

In addition, please add in your own posts and photos! Its a place we can all share about these sweet kiddos!

Assessments? What are they for?

If you’ve been wondering about the assessments that we had last week after school, no worries. Since all the students are coming from different backgrounds with different personalities, it allows us a little one-on-one time to get to your know child a little better, along with knowing what their next steps are.

Reminders

To make our days continue to run smooth, below are a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you have your child use the restroom before school.
  • Don’t forget to label your child’s name on everything.

Upcoming Events

  • September 12th – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 6:30 pm, MPR
  • Movie Night – 9/15/17 (Movie: Boss Baby) @ 6:30pm
  • October 3rd – Picture Day TK – 2nd Grade
  • October 4th – Picture Day, Grades 3 – 5

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/4/17

  • Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – 9/5/17

  • Mrs. Leatherwood teaches

Wednesday – 9/6/17

  • Library Day – 12:00 – 12:15 (every other week)

Thursday – 9/7/17

  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Computer Lab @ 11:00 am
  • Music @ 9:00 am

Friday – 9/8/17

  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Scholastic Book Orders Due (these went home last Friday, Code: G6LT6)

 

Welcome to TK 2017-2018

Welcome TK Families!

It was so wonderful to meet so many of you at Back to School Night. Thank you for coming out and making the time to be there! We went through a lot of material and passed out a lot of information. Please take more time to go through it all and if you have any questions, please feel free to email us or stop by at Kindergarten Orientation!

If you weren’t able to make it to Back to School Night, make sure to stop by at Orientation or we will plan to send your packet home on the first day with your child so you can read through all the information.

Some Highlights we touched on at Back to School Night:

Independent Morning Routine: Encourage your child to independently…

  • Hang up their backpack on a hook.
  • Put away their snack in one of the tubs.
  • Put their folder in the folder tub (by the snacks).
  • Walk around the outside of building into the playground to our line.
  • Our class line is labeled “206” in chalk and is by the drinking fountain.

Parking: Plan enough time for parking and walking to school. The first bell rings at 8:40 am. It gets very busy in the morning.

What will my child need to bring? No materials are necessary (Thank you AFP!). The only items your child will need is a larger backpack that will fit their daily folder, a snack, and water bottle. If your child plans to attend SAY they will pack a separate lunch bag that will be stored in their backpack until after school. Make sure you label ALL belongings.

Assessments: We will give an individual assessment after school for each student (please sign up for a time slot). This will give us an idea of where each child is coming in and lets us get to know your child outside of the whole group.

RETURN: All the papers that need to be returned (not including the Clearance application from the nurse) have been printed in bright green. Please bring them back at Orientation or the first day of school! Thank you in advance!

Contact Information:

Thank you again!!!

Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Leatherwood

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)