Monthly Archives: February 2019

TK Days: Feb. 18 – 22

IN THIS POST:  Dr. Seuss Week, 100 Coins, Conferences, Volunteer Calendar, Jog-A-Thon, Generosity Bags, Clearance,  Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Dr. Seuss Week

Don’t forget this week we celebrate Dr. Seuss! Check reminders on the dress up theme for each day! Remembering an amazing man who had a big impact on kids and reading! 

100 Coins

This month we were trying to collect 100 coins as a way to help others, working hard to earn for others, and counting! How did counting coins to 100 go? This month comes to an end this week. If you planned to participate in this and haven’t turned your coins in, this is the week to do it! Thank you so much for participating and joining the work and fun!!

Conferences

Conferences are coming up! If a conference is needed, an invitation will go out likely by next weekend after all assessing has been completed. If a conference is not necessary, I will send an email notifying families that no conference is needed. All students will receive their report card and work to accompany it by Friday, March 22nd. 

Volunteer Calendar

The March volunteer calendar has been created and copied and will go out on Monday. It has all volunteer dates on there, in addition to important dates that apply to the whole class! The back side of this month’s calendar is a second copy to this week’s Dr. Seuss Week! 

Jog-A-Thon

Our upcoming Jog-A-Thon is coming up in the month of March! If you haven’t ever experienced this day, it is one you will sure enjoy! Your child will be getting a packet sent home in which they can gather donations and/or sponsors for the laps they run this day. 

On the day of the event, families come out to watch, volunteer and/or participate! The students are given 1 hour to run around the Run Club field as many times as they can. They will receive a free T-shirt from the school in a color that signifies our grade so we are easy to spot! The kids have a blast and get a lot of good exercise! We encourage you to come out and participate in some way that day! 

  • Date: Friday, March 22nd (this is a minimum day)
  • Time: 2nd half of the morning (likely around 10:30/10:45)
  • Location: Run Club Field

More information will be going out to families regarding this day! Save the date if you haven’t already!

Generosity Bags

March is a special month in 206! During the month of March, we focus on helping a population of people who don’t have a home. This week we read a book called Good People Everywhere. The focus and theme of the book is that there are people all over the world, right this minute doing good things. (We even discussed how our sweet parents are doing good things every day to take care of us; ) 

At the culmination of the book and our discussion we discussed, what good things we could do! This was a great start to our activity this month. This is completely optional but if you are interested, we would love your participation! 

Flyers will go home explaining how you can help. In general you can prepare a bag (or as many as you would like) filled with items that might help someone without a home. I have some ideas that you can fill it with, but please know that you can come up with some of your own great ideas as well! If you make a gender specific bag, please mark it on the outside Here is an example of a generosity bag: 

Clearance

Just a reminder about being cleared…

Typically our school only clears parents up to the end of March as the office is then preparing for Kindergarten registration and the following school year. If you haven’t been cleared and plan to get cleared for Father’s Day in 206, Mother’s Day in 206 or either of our upcoming field trips in the spring, PLEASE make sure you get cleared now so you don’t miss out on activities. (Please share with other families who plan to attend our special events). 

  • D Clearance is necessary to attend, drive, or accompany our class on any field trip. This is also necessary to work with students outside, or in a hallway. 
  • Only a B Clearance is needed to join us in class for special events. 

Upcoming Events

  • March 5th – TK/K PLC All Day Meeting
  • March 14th – Celebration of the Arts @ Barnes & Noble
  • March 20th – 22nd – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 22nd – EBS Jog-A-Thon
  • March 25th – 29th – Spring Break
  • April 12th – EBS Idol

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/25/19

  • Red Fish, Blue Fish Day – Wear Red and Blue!
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Tuesday – 2/26/19

  • Fox in Socks Day – Wear crazy socks!!
  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 2/27/19

  • Green Eggs and Ham Day – Wear Green! 
  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 2/28/19

  • Mrs. Taber will be teaching this day!
  • Cat in the Hat Day! Wear a fun or favorite hat this day!
  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 3/1/19

  • Mrs. Taber will be teaching this day! 
  • PJ Day…wear your PJ’s! Parents come in and join us to read for 30 minutes. 
  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

TK Days: Feb. 11 – 15

IN THIS POST:   Valentine’s Day Party, 100 Coins, Assessment & Progress, Spring Time Parent Teacher Conferences, Book Bag Updates, Macarena Mrs. Sloan, Dr. Seuss Week, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Valentine’s Day Party

Today we enjoyed Valentines Day with many special activities planned by Dani Powell and Emily Forgeron (Thank you!). The students enjoyed a rotation of activities (Bingo, I-LOVE-YOU books, and Cupid’s Arrows) followed by decorating a bag and delivering their special Valentines to their friends!

These little TK’s were so excited and enjoyed giving out their special valentines! Thank you for all the love they shower, not just today, but every day! One of the best parts of my job is joy and love these little kiddos give each day! Seeing life through their eyes is so bright! May each of you have a Happy Valentine’s Day and wonderful Presidents Holiday with your family! 

100 Coins

This month we are collecting 100 coins as a grade level! We have multi purposes in this activity! This is a way for students to be generous to others! These coins will be delivered to San Diego Food Bank! This is also an opportunity to practice counting as they collect and earn coins. They can practice counting to 100 by 10’s or 1’s. In addition this can be a chance to practice working on a goal at home (cleaning your room, dressing by yourself, doing your homework, etc) to earn coins. We’ve had some bags already turned in….GREAT JOB!! This coin collection is a Kindergarten Community effort and is completely optional. We are collecting through the whole month of February. Please turn all coins in by Thursday, February 28th. Thank you! 

Assessments and Progress

During this month we are doing many assessments with each child to check their progress. The students have made much academic growth in each area of learning! I’m so proud of their progress as well of their effort! This year is such a year of learning and growth as we get a strong base of academics but are also equally working on many social goals. Learning how to work through struggle, friendship issues, how to request help or say an opinion in a kind way, following directions, etc. These are just some of the areas we focus on in this TK year!

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

As many of you remember from our Fall Conferences, our Spring Time Conferences are only for 3 days as we only meet with some families that we request to check in regarding behavior and/or academic progress. I will be in contact with families that I am requesting to conference with. Thank you for your patience and support!

Book Bag Updates

Many students have moved reading levels, so you may be seeing a new level or a mix of two levels in their book bags in the next week or two as we change over. I typically send home their “Instructional Level” at home knowing you will be reading with them at home and will be able to support them. I put their independent level in their chair bags at their desk, as they will reading those independently. Just a few reminders regarding home reading support: 

  • Rather than using the phrase, “sound it out,” remind them to look at the picture and the first sound and then think what would make sense. (Sounding out is a strategy we only use in writing unlike the reading terms we may have heard when we were in elementary school). 
  • If the book is so challenging it is causing frustration, stop and read the book to your child or with your child the first time and the discuss the meaning. Then have your child go back and read it by themselves with support. The second time around is easier. 
  • If the book is too easy, it will do no harm and focuses more on improving “Fluency” rather than learning to read new words. It is a helpful and necessary skills. 
  • Log in books in their reading log and return in your child’s folder. Please feel free to ask any questions or support that you may have regarding your child’s reading. 

Macarena Mrs. Sloan

How awesome is our Principal, that on a crazy rainy half day, she has kids come up on stage to dance the macarena and joins in with them! Love her! Had to capture this on my cam!

Dr. Seuss Week

More on this to come but here’s a peek-ahead on a flyer going some in the next week! 

 

Upcoming Events

  • February 25 – March 1st: Dr. Seuss Week (Read Across America)
  • March 5th – TK/K PLC All Day Meeting
  • March 14th – Celebration of the Arts @ Barnes & Noble
  • March 20th – 22nd – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 22nd – EBS Jog-A-Thon
  • March 25th – 29th – Spring Break
  • April 12th – EBS Idol

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/18/19

  • No School – President’s Holiday

Tuesday – 2/19/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 2/20/19

  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 2/21/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 2/22/19

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

TK Days: Feb. 4 – 8

IN THIS POST:   100 Days of TK, 100 Years Old, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Party, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Chinese New Year

This week we celebrated Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year officially started on Tuesday, but we were lucky enough to have Panda Express come and visit us on Thursday. We heard all about a legend that started the traditions and many beliefs behind Chinese New Year! We also watched a video that explained a lot of the traditions as well. It was an exciting day and each student brought home a “Free Meal” card from Panda Express along with a book mark that would allow a whole other visit and free meal if filled out! Thank You Panda Express for your generosity and for all you taught us about the lunar new year!

 

100 Days in TK

We had a wonderful day celebrating 100 Days in TK! Thank you to all the parents who helped in our Fashion Show! The kids each took turns walking the runway in their aprons. There were so many creative ideas! Thank you for helping your child and making this activity so fun and so special!! 

The rest of the day we celebrated 100 by doing many other activities! We did 100 exercises, we counted to 100 with popcorn and then had it for a snack! We also made 100 hats and listened to a 100 Days of School story! They had a blast! (Photo credits: Kranthi Vananma)

100 Years Old

Check out these fun photos of what your child would look like if they were 100 years old!!! 

Valentine’s Party

This week is our Valentine’s Day Party! Please email Dani if you coming! We’d love to have any and all cleared volunteers join us that day! 

Library Books Due

Don’t forget Library Books are due this week! Please send all books Monday or Tuesday at the latest! 

Jog A Thon

The annual EBS Jog-A-Thon is coming up! This is a fun day for all! We hope families are able to come out and join us (and we are hoping for some great weather!!). Save the date…March 22nd! 

Upcoming Events

  • February 15 – 18th – President’s Holiday
  • March 20-22nd – Parent Teacher Conferences (Teacher Requested Only) 
  • March 22nd – Jog-A-Thon

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/11/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Tuesday – 2/12/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 2/13/19

  • Before School Run Club

Thursday – 2/14/19

  • Valentine’s Day Party (Begins at 9:00)
  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 2/15/19

  • No School – Presidents Holiday

TK Days: Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

IN THIS POST:   5th Grade Character Ed. – Forgiveness, 100th Day, Box Tops – Feb. 1st – 15th, Computer Lab, Canned Food Drive, Father Daughter Dance, Heart Art, Valentine Party, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

5th Grade Character Ed. – Forgiveness

These ladies came in and engaged these TK’s beautifully! They created a puppet show to show an example of forgiveness and how to handle situations when you have been hurt by someone else. They show great leadership in how they lead these students and help them to understand challenging character traits such as forgiveness!

100th Day

Our 100th day is almost here! We are all so excited! You should have received a reminder of all that is going on and due!

  • APRONS: We have already received some aprons and they are lovely! Don’t forget to send in the half sheet that describes their apron of 100 items. 
  • 100 Year Old Writing: A rubric also went home to see how we will grade the students on their 100 year old writing. This is just to let you see an example and notice it is listening/speaking grade. 
  • Dress Up: On the actual 100th day we will be dressing like we are 100 years old! So fun! Look for some ideas this weekend! This day is super adorable!

Box Tops – Feb. 1 – Feb. 15th

We have entered Box Top Collection Time. If you have any Box Tops you have found or have been saving, please package them individually in a ziploc baggie with your child’s name, classroom and grade. Thank you! This greatly helps our school and there are some prizes that go out for collecting. Feel free to ask family, friends and neighbors to save for you!

Computer Lab

The students have made much progress in Computer Lab. They can almost all log in by themselves. They are making great progress in ST Math, and RAZkids. Many students are also doing RAZkids at home and logging this in their Reading Log. Don’t forget on RAZkids they build up points which them allows them build a robot through the RAZkids website. They love this! Keep up the great work! 

Canned Food Drive

If you haven’t brought a can of food in yet, send one this week. We are collecting cans to help the workers that were furloughed as the Food Banks were running low. 

Father Daughter Dance

Next Friday is the Father Daughter Dance! Hoping you all signed up! This is a special treat for the girls at EBS. Not only do they get a Daddy Date, but they also typically have stations for nail painting, choosing a piece of jewelry and dancing of course! They love to socialize with all their friends and get some dancing in with daddy and their besties!

Heart Art

Our lovely room mom found an adorable and fun art for the students to do. She started off the art with a Valentine story and then had the kids dig in the fun! Each student was able to roll paint-covered marbles around inside  a container on their piece of paper. There were different colors for them to roll to make their masterpieces! They had a ball!

Valentine Party!

Our Valentine Party will be on February 14th around 9:00 am. If you are interested in helping, please contact Dani Powell. Thank you! (You may send your valentines any day on or before the 14th of February). 

Upcoming Events

  • February 5th – TK/K Teacher PLC Day
  • February 5th – Monthly AFP Meeting
  • February 6th – 100th Day of School
  • January 8th – EBS Father Daughter Dance
  • March 22nd – EBS Jog-A-Thon
  • March 25 – 29 – Spring Break
  • April 12th – EBS Idol

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/4/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • Send in aprons with half sheet describing their apron for the Fashion Show
  • Send in “When I’m 100 Years Old” Writing (don’t forget to practice)

Tuesday – 2/5/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • Mrs. Van Duren will teach. Mrs. Miller will be at all-day Grade Level Planning. 

Wednesday – 2/6/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • 100th Day – Dress Like You’re 100 Years Old!!!

Thursday – 2/7/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 2/8/19

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