TK Days: Sept. 18 – 22

In This Week’s Post: Volunteer Calendar, Math, Writing, Rainbow Reading, Book Borrow Program, Art, Super Pledge, Color of the Week – BLUE, New Hook Area/Independence, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Volunteer Calendar

I will be emailing out a preliminary volunteer calendar to all families. If you wish to be added, modified or deleted from the October calendar let me know. I will be sending home a hard copy in a couple days after I make any requested changes.

If you are volunteering, please plan to come in the room at 8:35 to see notes, directions or ask any questions. We are looking forward to having all you volunteers in our class!

CLEARANCE: Mrs. Dee has been working some late nights to get the applications processed. If you get a minute, stop by and say thank you! Just a reminder, you must be cleared before volunteering. I know many of you are not cleared so far. Not to worry! Just send a quick email that you haven’t been cleared and keep looking for updates on the clearance list. Nurse Dee will be sending out one soon as she was up super late try to get them processed this past week!


We are in our new unit of Numbers 0 – 5. Though many students are able to count to 5 we worked beyond the counting to name the number we counted, hold on to the number and to understand the quantity. This is all to work on building a foundational number sense that is imperative to build a more complex mathematical understanding.


In writing, we are continuing to build stamina, a love for writing, a realization that we are writers, and growth mindset about mistakes….we learn from them therefore we love mistakes!

  • One valuable tool the students got this week, was an alphabet chart. This was not any old alphabet chart, but the one we use every morning to sing our alphabet sound song. Many of the students were using this chart to write down the sounds they hear in the words they are trying to write. Having their own chart was very exciting and super helpful!
  • In addition we worked on “action marks.” The students drew action marks in their pictures to show movement. For example, the action marks could show someone kicking, wheels turning, etc.

Book Borrow Program

This past week, your students came home with a bag that included 5 books, reading support for parents, and a letter explaining reading at home for your students. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the books and your child has been jazzed about reading! (This was also explained in the Facebook post as well.)

Rainbow Reading

Your child also received their first reading log this week. As you read to your child, or as your child reads to you (or with you), mark down each book read. This may be a lot at first as the books go quickly and books are reread. Not to worry! The goal is to build reading time, reading motivation, and rereading in familiar books! Don’t forget to log down all the books you read to your child as well. When you fill up a chart, send it back in your child’s folder and a new one will get returned in exchange. For every chart filled in, your child will move across the rainbow! When they get to the cloud, they will get to choose a prize from the prize box and will head back down the rainbow to the opposing cloud for their next prize! This is exciting for the kids and a great goal to read, read, read! Please check out the helpful points and make a note of any observations, questions or behaviors on the reading logs. We will respond to any questions or observations that you send in!


This week Mrs. Leatherwood did a watercolor art project with the students. This was a 2-day project in that they drew the picture the first day with a permanent marker and then watercolored it in the second day! Check out these artists!


Superpledge is still going on, through November 3rd. Our class is at 57% for turning in envelopes! Thank you again for all your support to create this fantastic learning community.

Color of the Week – BLUE

This week’s color was blue! Check out our smiley and silly picture as we all celebrated on Blue Day!

New Hook Area/Independence

The new hook area for Room 206 is up and running! We started using these on Thursday morning and have transitioned quickly! They are decorated with flowers and labeled with your child’s number.

Just a reminder, please have your child carry their backpack, put away their own snack, put away their folders, and walk around the building to the line. We are striving to build independent students that can do these responsibilities on their own! (We have really been working on working on building responsibility especially this month as it is the EBS Character Education trait for the month.)

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 21 – 29th Fall Festival Costume Boutique Drop-Off
  • October 5th – Fall Festival Costume Boutique
  • October 3rd – Picture Day TK – 2nd Grade
  • October 4th – Picture Day, Grades 3 – 5

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/25/17

  • Mrs. Leatherwood teaches
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 9/26/17

  • Before School Run Club
  • Additional Computer Lab to beginning of year support and familiarity

Wednesday – 9/27/17

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

Thursday – 9/28/17

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

Friday – 9/29/17

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




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