Monthly Archives: September 2018

TK Days: Sept. 24 – Sept. 28

IN THIS POST: STEAM Training Monday, Log In, Picture Day, Super Pledge, Mrs. Miller’s 3-Day Walk, RAZkids Online Reading Subscription, FaceBook, Library Visit Postponed, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead…

STEAM Training on Monday/Tuesday

I have been given a rare opportunity to attend a Kindergarten/TK STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Training. The training provides some free materials to your class and curriculum. I am hoping it will give me some ideas and understanding of how to work in the new Maker Lab at EBS. A sub will be there each day and I have detailed plans on our day so it will be familiar for them. The dates are 10/1, 10/2 and 10/8. I also told the students on Friday so they would be prepared for my absence. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and excitement for the learning this will bring!!

Log In

Thank you to everyone who helped their child log in. I know it is challenging at first, but it is worth the teaching as it helped tremendously in the lab. The students who have practiced a handful of times are able to get logged much easier. Please continue to practice more at home until they are able to do it by themselves. Speed is not an issue, just independence (and don’t forget to give lots of praise for any effort and mistakes they make!…We LOVE mistakes) Some kids struggle to put the number in one box and then to switch boxes to put in the password. The logistics can be tricky. We are able to go back twice this week for some additional practice. Thank you again for your help.

Picture Day

This Monday is our school picture day! We are scheduled to take pictures first (just after the school day starts). If you would like to help we’d love to have you. You must be CLEARED (check the most current list in the office) to stay with us. We will need help with prepping students for their picture and mostly to help after they take their picture as they have to wait for their other classmates to take their picture. That can be challenging for some. The ordering form below went home last week. Please return it before or by Monday, October 1st, 2018. Practice those smiles at home!

SUPERPLEDGE

Our SuperPledge has begun! We are so excited to begin! You heard a little bit about SuperPledge at the Back To School Meetings. The SuperPledge helps to fund our entire year. This is also what covers all the classrooms so that we did not ask for any supplies as school started and get covered with all of our classroom materials! Our computer lab and teacher, and many other extras are covered by this drive. Please see the attached paper to see all the ways that SuperPledge 100% goes to students and makes EBS the kind of school that it is!

The information went home earlier this week! An envelope was attached though you may donate on line. PLEASE return the envelope regardless if you donate or not. There is also a way that many businesses will match your donation (please see the form). The students each get a set of EBS Shoelaces for returning. A pair worn (on shoes, as a hairbow, a belt…etc, but must be both laces) will earn them some privileges with lining up first when going to the playground with other classes.

Mrs. Miller’s 3-Day Walk

Mrs. Miller along with 3 other EBS teachers (Wick, Casey and Burningham) are striving and training to complete the 3-Day Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk. We are raising funds to help the research to support all the women and families that face this awful disease each year. You likely know someone who has been through this and painfully hard on them and everyone who loves them. A pink flyer went home on Friday if you are interested in donating to help raise my funds to walk and support these families. We will also be in front of the school to help raise funds for our whole team if you are interested.

Please know this is all optional.

RAZkids Online Reading Subscription

This past Friday, you received directions and a password icon in order to log on to RAZkids online reading subscription paid for by our AFP (thank you). This another option your child has to independently read. Some children enjoy this more and other students prefer actual paper books. Both are great support, but see if your child draws more to one over the other. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by an ask.

 

FaceBook

Some families have still reported having trouble getting into Facebook. I resent many reminders. Please make sure it is the email address that is linked to your FaceBook account. Please come and see if you have any additional questions. My IT guy lives with me  😉 so I will ask for help from him as needed!

Library Visit Postponed

This week the EBS Library is closed to all students as they will be updating the software. This will push back our library visit for 1 week. Our next visit will be Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Upcoming Events

  • Mrs. Miller STEAM Training 10/1, 10/2, 10/8
  • October 2nd – Picture Day, Grades 3 – 5
  • October 2nd – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 5:30 pm, MPR
  • October 16th – Mrs. Miller at TK/K All-Day Planning
  • October 18th – All School Assembly (Miss Ellen’s Birthday)
  • October 18th – Costume Boutique
  • October 26th – Fall Festival Night @5:30 pm

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 10/1/18

  • Picture Day! (If you are CLEARED, you are welcome to join us!)
  • Computer Lab 10:15 am.
  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 10/2/18

  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 10/3/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches

Thursday – 10/4/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am
  • Mission Federal Bank Deposit Table – Before School

Friday – 10/5/18

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

TK Days: Sept. 17 – Sept. 21

IN THIS POST: Welcome 3 New Friends, Clever Portal Log In, Run Club, Reading Rainbow, Hats for Adam, Picture Day, Art, This Past Week’s Letter, This Past Week’s Color, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Welcome 3 New Friends to 206!!

Don’t be surprised if you see some new faces in our line on Monday morning! We have 3 new TK friends joining our class starting on Monday. We want to give them a warm welcome! So if you see a new face or friend, say hello, introduce yourself, and welcome them into Room 206! Our TK students practiced welcoming words on Friday as we prepared for our friends to join us!

Clever Portal Log In

You received a small packet in your child’s folder regarding Clever Portal Log In. Please try to practice logging a couple times, or at least 1x a day until your child gets independent at this skill. We will be attempting our first log in at the computer lab on Monday! This is a HUGE skill and challenge for our TK’s, but I have full faith and confidence they can do it! It takes a lot of hard work and builds a great growth mind-set as we try. It can frustrate some kiddos as they make many attempts. The more you are able to help at home, the faster they gain the skill for class time since there is a smaller adult:child ratio. Thank you for your help, support and patience!

Run Club

Do you love running? Do you want your kiddo to get more exercise or get out their wiggles before school starts? If so, you’d love Run Club. Our school has a great program all run by volunteers! I’m occasionally out there, but my own children are out there almost every day! Its very rewarding and it involves some prizes for their effort! For every 25 laps your child can get a small prize and an accomplishment ribbon or save their reward ticket for a bigger prize. On Wednesdays, the kids run the opposite direction, on Friday they get a small cup of gatorade and they do some other fun ideas to make it more engaging! Come on out at 8:15 (helps for a better parking spot too) to the field above the upper playground and run with EBS. Run club starts at 8:15 and ends at 8:30. Parents must attend with their child and if you plan to run, you will need to sign a waiver with the volunteers. Its a great time!!

Reading Rainbow

Our Reading Rainbow is in FULL EFFECT! We have had about half of our TK students Memorizing, log 10 full books, move on the rainbow! When a student gets to the cloud at the other end of the rainbow they get to take a prize from the prize box. The logs are not due weekly, they get turned in when you log in 10 reads. You can read to your child or your child can read to you. We encourage both!

  • Reading to your child! – The reading you do with your child is rich in story or information and leads to great discussion and is simply fun!!
  • Your child reading to you! – The books they read to you bring regular practice and growth to reading!

We hope you are enjoying this! Its been fun to watch the progress just from these first 19 days! This may be my favorite part of teaching TK…you get to witness the birth of a READER!!

A few reminders that are also on the back of every reading log:

  • If your child is memorizing as they read, don’t worry a bit…that is so developmentally typical and builds confidence in them.
  • Try to have your child read with a pointer or their finger to practice tapping word to word (skipping over spaces). We call this 1:1 matching and it is an important developmental piece. I’ve already seen some kids pick it up in our first 19 days! So exciting!
  • Think its too easy….its likely just because they figure the books out quickly and need the rereading even though they have it memorized after the first read. Try to make sure they get to read the books a couple of times! This builds fluency and confidence!
  • Too hard? – Help them as much as needed on that first read if its too hard or frustrating them. By the second read they will likely be able to read most or all of the book themselves.
  • Keep practicing those red sight word cards! This is another key component that makes that birth of a reader happen! (orange words are coming soon!)

Hats for Adam

If you haven’t bought a hat to donate yet, this is the last few days to bring one! I saw Adam on Friday on his way to a doctor appt. and he was in great spirits. His mom told me they are collecting all the way through Wednesday, Sept. 26th. She said there were a lot of babies in the cancer ward and they could use some baby hats! If you are able to order on Amazon or get to the store before Wednesday, consider picking up some baby/toddler hats! Its a small way we can show our support!

Picture Day

This flyer will be coming home in your child’s folder on Monday. Remember our picture day is coming up on Monday, October 1st! Read the directions and choose if you want to purchase and what package or items you’d like to purchase. Whether you purchase or not, your child’s picture will make it into the yearbook by taking this picture. In addition, there is a make-up picture day  if necessary in about a month.

Art

Check out the art our class has been doing! You likely saw the art outside of our classroom for fall! Our amazing Room Parent Dani Powell organized that whole project along with a matching story! Thanks Dani (pronounced Donny)!

Mrs. Leatherwood also did some adorable “M” art to match our letter this week. Check out these cute mice!!

This Past Week’s Letter

This past week we studied the letter Mm. We practice Mm formation along with finding words that made the /m/ sound. Here’s how we form it:

Upper Case (there is one lift of the pencil at the beginning)

  • Line down and lift
  • Back to the top
  • Line diagonally down,
  • Touch down to the ground
  • Come back up and back down again

Lower Case (pencil stays down the whole time)

  • Start in the middle, line down
  • trace back on top
  • make a hump
  • go all the way down to the floor/bottom
  • trace back up on the line,
  • make another hump down to the floor.

This Past Week’s Color

R-E-D spells red! We learned this color this week. We practiced spelling it and read some books that were about red! On Thursday, we all wore RED! So fun!! See pictures on our SECRET Facebook page!

Upcoming Events

  • September 29th – Family Boomers Day
  • October 1st – Picture Day TK – 2nd Grade
  • October 2nd – Picture Day, Grades 3 – 5
  • October 2nd – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 5:30 pm, MPR

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/24/18

  • Extra Computer Lab to practice Log In @ 10:15 am
  • Morning Run Club

Tuesday – 9/25/18

  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am – We will be practicing our log-in!
  • Morning Run Club

Wednesday – 9/26/18

  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 9/27/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am
  • Mission Federal Table before school

Friday – 9/28/18

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

We LOVE Mrs. Leatherwood!

Today was Mrs. Leatherwood’s last week in TK until January! We will miss her greatly but will take comfort knowing she will be right down the hall in 2nd grade! She is a very special lady with amazing talents in teaching and much more! She loves on our students like no one else and has a great sense of humor and joy! Consider making a card or picture to send in your child’s folder to shower her with LOVE as she heads to 2nd grade to remind her how excited we will be for her return!!

TK Days: Sept. 10 – Sept. 14

IN THIS POST: Student Numbers, Restrooms Before School, Home Book Bags, Reading Logs, Library Books, Letter/Sound Son, Weekly Color, Weekly Sound/Letter,   Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

These kiddos are simply amazing! I can’t even explain all the progress they have made 14 days! We love witnessing it each day and getting to know each personality! Thank you for all your support from home and getting them to school on time! We are so excited to see all the learning that will take place this year!!

Student Numbers

Last week I sent out an email to share our student numbers. This is the number they will use all year. Most all of the students know their numbers by now. We use these numbers for:

  • Line Up – chalked numbers outside, taped numbers inside.
  • Backpack hooks
  • Daily Home Folders
  • Cubbies – Where they store take home papers, folders in class.
  • Crayon/Pencil Boxes – In their desks.

Restrooms before school

Please check with your child to see if they need to go to the restroom before they get in line before school so they are all ready to learn and begin the day. There are restrooms located in each kindergarten hallway, as well as on the kindergarten playground. They are currently labeled “boys” and “girls” (we are waiting for new signs) but are open for all students to use. Thank you!

Home Book Bags

Friday you received a book bag in your child’s backpack. A follow up informational letter was in your child’s take home folder. The bag is labeled with your child’s name, number and small simple directions label as a basic reminder how the process works. In the book bag there are 2 items:

  • 4 books at your child’s current reading level.
  • A ring with 3 colored, laminated cards that give ways to support your child reading and some ideas how to use the books.

These are independent books so your child should be able to read by themselves. If they are struggling a little (a little struggle is good practice), direct them to the picture and the first sound of the word so they can discover the word. The book will likely seem very easy to them the second time they read it..this is very typical. Have your child reread the books the following day as well and remind them to use their pointing finger to read (hop over the spaces). If the book is extremely challenging even with help, bring it in the next day and we can swap it out. Praise their efforts. This along with their sight word practice will really help the reading to start! Its an exciting process to watch unfold!

Reading Logs

You received your first reading log on Friday! Every time you read a book to your child or your child reads a book to you, log it on the paper. Write who was reading and one word to describe the read. When you have filled up 10 reads, return the log in your child’s folder to receive a new one. Our folder helpers will refill a new one as they take the old one out. Your child will get to move on our Reading Rainbow as they turn in logs. Thank you for your help! All of this work and time is what builds a reader and believe me the kids get so excited as they begin to read too!

There is an downloadable copy on my resources page is you ever need an extra.

https://www.linneamiller.com/resources/

Library Books

Just a reminder that we will be visiting the library next Wednesday. If you haven’t returned your library book yet, please return by Tuesday (or Wednesday at the latest) so your child will be allowed to check out a new book. Our librarian is only at EBS on Wednesdays.

Letter Song > Writing

We sing our ABC song everyday. There is a motion for every sound/letter. As we say the sound, we make the motion to connect to it. For example, as we make the /p/ sound, we act as though we are popping bubbles with our finger. We use these actions to help us as we are writing and reading as well. Ask your child to show you some of the sounds!

Students are singing our ABC daily song making the Ll sound.

Weekly Color

Starting next week until after Thanksgiving, we will be focusing on a different color every week. We will practice how it is spelled and the sounds for the letter. We sometimes read a book that connects to the color as well. On Thursdays, we will all (all the kindergarten classes participate in this) wear the color of that week. A paper reminder will go home on Wednesdays to remind you to pick out your color outfit the night before our color day so you don’t forget!

This next week we will start the color RED!

Weekly Letter/Sound

Each week we are studying a different letter/sound as well! We do not go in ABC order. You may have seen papers going home the last 2 weeks practicing the letter  Bb and /b/ sound and the letter Ss and /s/ sound. Have your child try to write a capital and lower case Bb and Ss for you.

 

Upcoming Events

  • September 14th – Family Movie Night
  • September 29th – Family Boomers Day (must register by 9/21/18)
  • October 1st – Picture Day TK – 2nd Grade

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/17/18

  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 9/18/18

  • Computer Lab
  • Before School Run Club

Wednesday – 9/19/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Library Visit (every other Wednesday)

Thursday – 9/20/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am
  • Mission Federal Bank – collects deposits on campus in the morning
  • RED Day! Don’t forget to wear RED!

Friday – 9/21/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Last day to register for Boomers event

TK Days: Sept. 3 – Sept. 7

IN THIS POST: Sight Word Packets, Name Casing Practice, Back to School Packets, Library Books, Emergency Drills, Room Mom Assistance, No Medications sent with Students, Adam’s Hats for Hope, Interactive Writing 

TK for 9 days!

Our kiddos have made it through 9 days of TK. Those are probably the hardest days with the most adjustments for them and for parents. They are facing a new teacher, new friends, new classroom, new procedures, new, new, new. That can be a lot when you 5 years old or 35 years old! Give these kiddos a round of applause for doing such an amazing job. If you child is still saying they don’t want to go to school in the morning, or crying or holding onto your leg some days…these are all normal and typical. Each child handles it in their way. Just be there to love and hug them regardless of their reaction and praise them for being so brave, courageous and for learning so much in just 9 days!

Sight Word Packets

This past week, the September “RED” Sight Words went home with each child. Stapled to the words, were directions to a game and how to use the cards. Please remember to:

  • Cut out the red words and use them to practice (keep them in a bag or rubber band when not using as we will be adding orange words next month.
  • Practice these words regularly until your child knows them all.
  • Play “My Pile, Your Pile” most nights with your child.
  • If your child knows all of these words already have them practice writing these words.

Name Casing Practice

You also received a sheet with your child’s name on it. (See sample below) Please have your child practice writing their name with correct casing and start/stop point for formation. We will send home a new copy next week to practice again. We are practicing this in class too and hope that with practice at home and school we will nail it soon!

Back to School Packets

Just a reminder, if you haven’t sent in the school/district forms, please turn these in as they were due last Friday (September 7th).

Library Books

This past week your child went to the library and checked out their first book for the year. We will go to the library every other Wednesday. Students may keep their books for as long as they’d want within the 2 weeks. When you are ready to return your child’s book, please return it to the green “library books” tub. NOTE: If your child forgets to return his or her by the due date, they will not be able to check out a book at the next library visit. Thank you for your cooperation. Let

Emergency Drills

This past week the students had their first “Lock-Down” drill. Each month, there is approximately one drill. There are three types of drills we practice:

  • Fire Drill (exit the room/building)
  • Lock Down Drill (stay locked in the room)
  • Disaster Drill (exit the room/building after 2 minutes of non-shaking time).

For each of these drills there are different safety the procedures. The goal is that we practice them enough, that the students are very familiar with what to do and they are able to act safely even under pressure of fear. We have a safe spot outside that we go to each time for our fire/disaster drills. For the lock down drill we turn out the lights, close all the blinds, lock the doors/hallways, and stay low and quiet in the classroom.

For the fire drill we hear a broken bell that reminds us to exit the building. For the Lockdown drills we stay low and quiet  until Ms. Sloan calls the drill as clear. The disaster drill the students get under the desk and cover their eyes to protect from broken debris. We then exit the class after 2 minutes of the room not shaking and go our same safe spot we use for our fire drills. Our safe spot is up on the big kid playground by the basketball courts. One of the most challenging parts of drills for the students is the loudness of the bell (I remind them that it is this loud so all can hear and be safe) and walking closely together in line. we are trying to get up to our safe place fast, but students are quite in awe of all going on and go into observing mode and have lost our line before due to distraction. This is a great discussion to have with your child as well as a good idea to check for understanding and any questions.

Room Parent Assistance

Our wonderful Dani (pronounced /donny/) Powell will be our Room Parent this year. She has already been busy at work and is doing an amazing job behind the scenes! Please offer her a round of applause and word of thanks! We would love some help with this room if you are able or interested, please let me know.

No Medications Sent With Students

Our nurse has asked that we remind all families that students are not allowed to bring ANY medications with them or keep them in their backpacks or desk. If your child needs to take any type of medicine/medication please speak with Nurse Dee and fill out the appropriate form to send/administer medications to your child at school. Thank you for helping us keep our school safe by following these rules.

Adam’s Hats for Hope

In case you didn’t see the flyer that went home this week, we got a wonderful opportunity to be a part of to show love and support for a fellow EBS student who is facing a battle right now. Adam Hom with diagnosed with a rare form of cancer this summer. I had Adam in TK 4 years ago. I’m so saddened by this news, but so impressed with his wanting to help others in his own time of need and sorrow! He is trying to collect hats to give to other boys and girls who are losing their hair from a battle with cancer as well. We are taking this on as our first WE HAVE HEART activity of the year. If you are able to bring in or collect any new hats to donate, please bring them in through the month of September. Thank you in advance for helping with this sweet boy and family.

Collections may be brought in through 9/26. 

Interactive Writing

One part of our day that we take on regularly is Interactive Writing. During this time, students will each have some form of writing tool to follow along while a student in front is writing as a model to the class. We start with drawing in the air/carpet with our fingers and then move into clipboards and eventually into write boards. Together we write an authentic message and the class is following along writing the message themselves. For this part of the year it is super new, so it looks a little bit different as we get very familiar with the routine and procedures of this part of our day. We are using clipboards and we practicing the letter of the week, with correct formation, grip and starting points. We are drawing some pictures at the end that start with that sound. You may have seen some of these papers come home with your child already. I’m so very proud of all their hard work! We made huge improvements through this week!

Upcoming Events

  • September 11th – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 5:30 pm, MPR
  • September 14th – Family Movie Night
  • September 29th – Family Boomers Day

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/10/18

  • Before School Run Club

Tuesday – 9/11/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab

Wednesday – 9/12/18

  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 9/13/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am with Mr. Waczek
  • Mission Federal

Friday – 9/14/18

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

TK Days: Aug. 27 – Sept. 1

IN THIS POST: Cafeteria Pin Practice, Yellow 206 Packets, Back to School, Scholastic News, Volunteer Fair, School Spirit Fridays, Little Free Library, Any Handy People?, Fire Drill Friday, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Cafeteria Pin Practice

Friday you should have received your child’s cafeteria PIN in their folder. It has a practice keypad. If you plan on having your child buy lunch PLEASE check out the points below to help your child’s buying and eating experience go smoothly. Thank you!

  • Use the practice keypad to practice how it works. Punch in the code and hit ENTER (green). If they make an error at any point, they can hit the CLEAR (red) button to start over.
  • Practice repeatedly their number so they can memorize it if they plan on buying regularly. The beginning process of going through the line and putting in their number takes awhile and cuts down on their time to eat, so the sooner they learn the code the more quickly the learn the process and get more time to eat.
  • The FIRST couple times your child plans to buy, please let us know so we will be aware they are buying and not trying to figure out where their snack bag is. Make sure your child knows as well.
  • We will walk your child through the process the first couple of times to make sure they have support.

Thank you so much for your help. This takes a little time at the start of the year, but becomes daily habit for those students that buy lunch regularly.

Yellow 206 Packets

At Back to School Night you each received a yellow stapled packet with everything we need returned for our class. It included the info sheet (how we can contact and stay in communication with you), the questionnaire, the volunteer form (if you are interested), the Holidays Celebrated sheet, and the photo release form. Please return these as soon as possible in your child’s folder so we can collect all the needed information to start the year.

Facebook Group

I have added all the families that had Facebook accounts and posted some pictures and information on their already. Feel free to post your own pictures and any questions or comments to the group. We love staying connected. There will also be reminders on there as well. This page is completely private to the public (you can’t even search for the group) and is our way to be more personal and give you a look at what happens through our days (such as our first music class, computer lab, special guests, etc)!

Back to School Packets (district packet)

These went home on Thursday (white stapled packet with a half pink sheet attached). Please take the time to read through this and fill it out completely. Return all required parts (listed on the pink sheet). These are due back by September 7th and are for school use. You can return these in your child’s folder. Thank you!

Scholastic News

A book order form went home this past week. All the directions are listed on the sheet. Its a great way to buy books. I typically always buy the $1 books since they are such a great deal, but there are other great books at good prices too. They make great birthday and Christmas gifts as well and give points back to our class to purchase books for 206! Please have all orders in by Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Volunteer Fair

The school Volunteer Fair is on September 6th  MPR, 8:30 a.m.  Come learn about all the volunteering opportunities at EBS. If you signed up for a position in our room or are considering signing up for one of them, we encourage you stop by and ask questions and get information. Our AFP is quite amazing and super helpful!

School Spirit Fridays

Just an FYI…Fridays @ EBS are school spirit days. Most kids and staff will be wearing EBS clothes or colors to celebrate our school and show some spirit! Join in the fun and wear your red and black/white on Fridays!

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library in front of the school is a book exchange for the whole Scripps Ranch community.  Feel free to borrow and donate books as you like.  The kids LOVE getting a book after school and you can bring old books from your home to donate so others can love on them in exchange for the ones you took! #sharingbooks  #readingisfun

Any Handy People?

If anyone has a “handyman” talent and thinks they could possible add casters to our snack tubs we’d love to meet you and see if we could solve a logistics problem with wheeling in our snacks so the students could bring them in and up close when its time to distribute snacks. Thank you in advance!

Fire Drill Friday

This past Friday the students had their first Fire Drill. We usually have about 1 a month. I discussed why and how this all works earlier in the morning. We even did our own practice in the morning. The particular drill came just between our snack and recess time so we were up at the snack tables. We left our snacks at the tables as we would in a real fire and walked directly to our line up spot on the big kid playground. I sadly forgot to bring my phone for a picture, but the students did fantastic! I’m so proud of them! The extra practice in the morning helped them to know what to expect and how it goes! Hats off to TK! (PS..this could be an interesting dinner table topic…I’d love to be an ant on your wall if it comes up! 😉

Art

Upcoming Events

  • September 3rd – Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
  • September 6th – Volunteer fair @ 8:30 am
  • September 11th – Monthly AFP Meeting @ 5:30 pm, MPR

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/3/18

  • NO SCHOOL – LABOR DAY

Tuesday – 9/4/18

  • Computer Lab – our first visit!

Wednesday – 9/5/18

  • Before School Run Club
  • Mrs. Leatherwood Teaches
  • Library Visit

Thursday – 9/6/18

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

Friday – 9/7/18

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