Monthly Archives: October 2019

TK Days: Oct. 21 – 25

IN THIS POST:  Super Pledge….we’re aiming to get to 80%, Logging In Success!, November Volunteer Calendar, Fall Festival, Reading Group ….switchin’ it up!, Parent Teacher Conferences, Letter of  the Week Dd, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Super Pledge….we’re aiming to get to 80%!!

We are closing in on the end of the Super Pledge. Not only does this help to improve and fund our school to provide the above and beyond school experience, but it also helps us to be part of the team! Most all of the classes have 80% -100% of their envelopes returned. You don’t have to donate, but by returning your envelope regardless of a donation, you are saying you are “in” to be part of our EBS team. Our AFP is a powerful team that makes this school so fabulous. Just this morning, a friend was saying, “Your school is awesome! They have so many extras there.” Its that “awesome” part that draws families here and makes us all want to call it our home school! Join the crowd on this one…return your envelope if you haven’t already and show how much you appreciate and love being a part of this team! 

If by chance you need a new envelope, just stop by the school office and they have extras! 

ALL ENVELOPES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, NOV. 1ST…THIS FRIDAY!

 

Logging In Success!

Applaud your little sweetie pie! As the youngest members at our school, we have almost 100% of our students who are able to log in! How awesome is that!!! Seriously give them a high five! That is a high achievement that not any 4 or 5 year old can say they are able to do!!

Volunteer Calendar

Fall Festival

Our school Fall Festival was tonight! It was a fun night filled with many activities! I saw many of our little TK friends in their adorable costumes! If you weren’t able to make it out this year, make a point to stop by next year! There were new games and as always a lot of fun activities to do! Thank you for joining and we hope you enjoyed yourself! 

Reading Groups…switchin’ it up!

This week we began our leveled reading groups! Amongst the TK and K classes we aim to provide every student with 4 days of leveled reading instruction. This means that they are receiving specialized lessons right at their instructional levels. The students also love this as we get to mix up with the Kindergarten classes and many of our students get to try out another teacher’s style! If your child hasn’t already told you about how they go to another teacher’s class, ask them to share the experience about it! 

Parent Teacher Conferences

The Parent Teacher Conference  Sign Up Link was sent out this past week! I believe most all parents have signed up, but if you missed this, please check your email and make sure you sign up for a conference time! We will quickly go over your child’s progress and next steps to keep on improving! 

It’s sooooo fun to see all the growth and progress in such a short time! Thank you for all your support at home and in class! I seriously know how blessed we are…there are so many hands and faces in daily to make this year as successful as ever! Thank you all! Not only do we feel loved, but appreciate every moment and effort you all team up to give to our class! #TKtribe

Letter of the Week…Dd!

This week we practiced writing and remembering the capital letter, lower case letter and sound of “Dd.” These students have made such great improvements. 

This Coming Week….ORANGE Week!

Each week we celebrate a new color and talk a little about the color word. On Thursdays, the TK/Kinder wear our week’s color to celebrate! 
If you wish to plan ahead on your color wardrobe here is the color wearing order:

  • Thurs. 10/31 – ORANGE (HALLOWEEN!!)
  • Thurs. 11/7 – WHITE
  • Thurs. 11/14 – PINK
  • Thurs. 11/21 – BROWN

Save these Dates

  • TK Field Trip to the Apple Orchard – Thursday, November 7th 
  • Make-Up/Volunteer Picture Day – Thursday November 7th (prior to field trip)
  • TK Class Visit to the Book Fair – Friday, November 15th 9:00 – 9:30
  • Parent Teacher Conferences for TK begin Wed. Nov. 13th. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 10/28/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am

Tuesday – 10/29/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am

Wednesday – 10/30/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Thursday – 10/31/19

  • Music Class with Mr. Waczek
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • ORANGE  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear ORANGE
  • Halloween Party in Room 206

Friday – 11/1/19

  • EBS School Spirit Days! Wear Spirit Wear!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days: Oct. 14 – 18

IN THIS POST:  Birthday Thanks!, We Got Boo’d, First Field Trip …SURPRISE!, Buddy Time…Math Tiles, Miss Ellen Assembly, Disaster Drill, Running Club Achievement,  Letter of  the Week Tt,, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Birthday Thanks!

A sincere thanks to all the birthday love you shared with me this past Wednesday! I was floored by all the home made cards and my favorite treats! I was greeted by a delicious coffee, a delightful and flavorful lunch (that I didn’t have to pack in the morning) and a lovely kid-print gift with gift cards to a date with my husband!! Such a great day! I had continuous hugs all day and got to share my birthday with a 206 buddy! Thank you for caring so much for me!! 

We Got Boo’d!!

We came in to class this Tuesday and found a bag at our door! We had been “Boo’d” by another class! The kids were so excited and we couldn’t believe what the treat was! Check out our picture!! We had some belly laughs with this treat! 

First Field Trip….SURPRISE!!

I had no idea, but the kindergarten class decided to go to the Apple Farm this year! Since they are taking buses they were kind enough to extend an invite to our class since 2 classes can fit on one bus (which makes 6 classes in all if we are included). We will be taking the students in a bus to the farm and going with Mrs. Huynh’s class. Please return items as soon as possible. You will still be able to go even if you are not D cleared as we are taking a bus together and will be with the teacher the entire time. We hope you can make it and I apologize about the surprise notice….it was a last minute invite!!

Buddy Time …. Math Tiles!

During our buddy time this week, our 3rd grade buddies, taught our students how to do Math Tiles! This is a math (number sense foundation) activity. We will begin doing this with volunteers but were given introductory tutoring by our buddies since they did it in first grade and in kindergarten! It is so awesome to have these 1:1 helpers!!

Ms. Ellen Assembly!

This week we celebrated another special birthday…Ms. Ellen Browning Scripps had a birthday! Each year we celebrate her life and all that she was to the community. We had a few speakers give a speech about her and the choir sang a couple different birthday songs to her. There was a surprise appearance from the Wednesday Hip Hop class …it was a great way to celebrate a phenomenal lady!

I’m not sure if you know much about her, but her heart to give was seriously unreal! Check out some Ms. Ellen facts here! 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Browning_Scripps

Disaster Drill 

This was an eventful week as we also had our first Disaster Drill. I did not warn the students of this as I thought it might be more powerful to let it play out and then follow up with talk afterwards as they would be able to understand better. Different from a fire drill, Ms. Sloan gets on the intercom and announces that we are having a disaster drill in a very calm voice. She steps them through what they should be doing (getting under a table, holding on to a leg of a table and covering their eyes/face) as we pretend we are in current earthquake. She names the stopping of the pretend shaking in which I wait 2 minutes for the shaking to stop and then we all head up to the outside safe spot that we also go to for fire drills. The kids did a pretty good job considering and our talk after the drill was very powerful. We practiced the tuck and cover body positioning! I’m so proud of them and confident that they will know better during our next disaster drill what to do and the most important parts of our body to protect!

Running Club Achievement

One our dear students made it to 100 laps in the Before School Run Club! He is the first in our class to make this achievement! We are so proud of him and his efforts! Give a round of applause!!

Letter of the Week…Tt!

This week we practiced writing and remembering the capital letter, lower case letter and sound of “Tt.” These students have made such great improvements. 

This Coming Week….BLACK Week!

Each week we celebrate a new color and talk a little about the color word. On Thursdays, the TK/Kinder wear our week’s color to celebrate! 
If you wish to plan ahead on your color wardrobe here is the color wearing order:

  • Thurs. 10/24 – BLACK
  • Thurs. 10/31 – ORANGE
  • Thurs. 11/7 – WHITE
  • Thurs. 11/14 – PINK
  • Thurs. 11/21 – BROWN

Save these Dates

  • Halloween Boo-tique Donations – October 2nd – October 14th
  • Halloween Boo-tique – Begins October 17th 
  • AFP Meeting – October 8th 
  • EBS Fall Festival – October 25th 

 

The Week Ahead…

 

Monday – 10/28/19

 

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am

 

Tuesday – 10/29/19

 

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am

 

Wednesday – 10/30/19

 

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Thursday – 10/31/19

 

  • Music Class with Mr. Waczek
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • BLACK  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear BLACK

 

Friday – 11/1/19

 

  • EBS School Spirit Days! Wear Spirit Wear!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days: Oct. 7 – 11

IN THIS POST: Fine Artist Lesson #1, Parent Teacher Conference Week, Family Fun Wall,  Buddy Time, Reading at Home (Logs), Letter/Sound of the Week…Cc, Green Week! Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Fine Artist Lesson #1

This week the students had their first Fine Artist Lesson! The students had a blast expressing their creativity while our awesome Artist Team helped to support the students from start to finish! Check out these artists and their awesome experience!

Parent Teacher Conference Week

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up! This first set of conferences, I will meet with all parents to discuss your child’s progress and next steps for growth. Each conference is about 25 minutes with 30 minute time slots. 

An on line link will be mailed out to each family for you to sign up for a time that works best for you. We ask that we meet with parent or parents only as it is a preference to discuss the growth and next steps without your child present. 

I look forward to meeting with each of you! The link should be out by the end of October. 

Family Fun Wall

Our Family Fun Wall is up on the wall! The kids are loving seeing their families in our room! If you haven’t sent in a photo yet, please feel free to send a 4×6 photo of your family! 

Buddy Time!

We love our buddy time! We played Roll a pumpkin this week! 

Reading at Home (logs)

Just a reminder that we are aiming to read consistently. Books will be exchanged after you return them or your child can read on RAZKids. Your child will move along the Road to Reading as they turn in their logs. They get a prize when they reach the library! Remember to log all reading: 

  • Reading to your child (your books of choice)
  • Reading with your child
  • Your child reading to you! (each time they read the book, log it)

All are valued and an important part of reading! 

Letter/Sound of the Week…Cc

This week we studied the letter and sound of C. This letter is a foundation in handwriting. Did you realized from a lower case “c” that all these other letters are formed. 

GREEN Week!

Check out pics from this week’s color day!!

This Coming Week….PURPLE Week!

Each week we celebrate a new color and talk a little about the color word. On Thursdays, the TK/Kinder wear our week’s color to celebrate! 
If you wish to plan ahead on your color wardrobe here is the color wearing order:

  • Thurs. 10/17 – PURPLE
  • Thurs. 10/24 – BLACK
  • Thurs. 10/31 – ORANGE
  • Thurs. 11/7 – WHITE
  • Thurs. 11/14 – PINK
  • Thurs. 11/21 – BROWN

Save these Dates

  • Halloween Boo-tique – Begins October 17th 
  • EBS Fall Festival – October 25th 
  • Room 206 Halloween Party – Thursday, October 31st. 
  • Make Up Picture Day – November 7th
  • Veteran’s Day – No School – November 11th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 10/14/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am

Tuesday – 10/15/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am

Wednesday – 10/16/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Thursday – 10/17/19

  • Music Class with Mr. Waczek
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • PURPLE  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear PURPLE

Friday – 10/18/19

  • EBS School Spirit Days! Wear Spirit Wear!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days: Sept. 30 – Oct. 4

IN THIS POST: Picture Day TK-2, Federal Survey Cards, Spookly, The Square Pumpkin, Buddy Time…Art, STEAM Focus, TK/K PLC Planning Days, Letter/Sound of the Week…Aa, STEAM, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Picture Day!

Picture Day went off without a hitch! A special thanks to all the parents who came in to help!

Federal Survey Cards

If you haven’t returned your card yet, please turn them in as soon as possible! These went out this past week and all need to be returned. 

Character Education

This week Nicole Meyer came in to teach the first Character Education lesson of the year. The trait of the month is Respect. Nicole worked with the kids to see that we are all different and can love and respect each other for ways we are different and the same. The students loved the lesson!

Super Penguin Update

Have you turned in your envelope yet? We are trying to get to 100% of envelope return! We have had about 8 envelopes turned in and those students received their bracelets! Remember no donation is required! As current AFP members…thank you!

Spookley, The Square Pumpkin

This week Caitlyn Tschernskowitsch prepared a story and craft for our students. The story of Spookley discusses many huge concepts of building confidence and valuing differences and of course helping others! Each student made their own Spookley pumpkin of different shapes and colors. Check out our Spookley Pumpkin Patch.

Buddy Time …Art!

This week we met with our buddies! We were having so much fun I forgot to take pictures! Our TK’s look forward to meeting with their buddies more than any other part of our week! I hear our 3rd graders feel the same!!! We seriously love them and the help they give! WE made some fall trees with our buddies this week! 

STEAM Focus

In our focus to learn about Living and Nonliving things, we have learned that Animals, Plants and People are living things. We’ve been discovering what living things need to survive. Check out some of the work and thinking we’ve studied and charted!

TK/K PLC Planning Days

This week the TK/K Teachers have their first Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Planning Day. We have these days about 1x a month. During these days, we have trainings, we plan together, and create vision and plan support and growth for our students. Our first PLC day is this Tuesday. Mrs. Whelehon is a wonderful substitute teacher and will be teaching our sweet class while I’m gone.

Letter/Sound Aa

This past week we studied the multi-faceted letter Aa. We practiced what it looks like, sounds like (many different sounds) and how to write it properly! 

This Coming Week….GREEN Week!

Each week we celebrate a new color and talk a little about the color word. On Thursdays, the TK/Kinder wear our week’s color to celebrate! 
If you wish to plan ahead on your color wardrobe here is the color wearing order:

  • Thurs. 10/17 – PURPLE
  • Thurs. 10/24 – BLACK
  • Thurs. 10/31 – ORANGE
  • Thurs. 11/7 – WHITE
  • Thurs. 11/14 – PINK
  • Thurs. 11/21 – BROWN

Save these Dates

  • Halloween Boo-tique Donations – October 2nd – October 14th
  • Halloween Boo-tique – Begins October 17th 
  • AFP Meeting – October 8th 
  • EBS Fall Festival – October 25th 
  • Room 206 Halloween Party – Thursday, October 31st. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 10/7/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • Scholastic Book Orders due!

Tuesday – 10/8/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • TK/K PLC Day (Mrs. Miller will be in an all day meeting…Mrs. Whelehon will be here!)

Wednesday – 10/9/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • First Character Education Lesson! 

Thursday – 10/11/19

  • Music Class with Mr. Waczek
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • First Fine Artists Lesson @ 11:30
  • GREEN  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear GREEN

Friday – 10/12/19

  • EBS School Spirit Days! Wear Spirit Wear!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am