Monthly Archives: November 2019

Nov. 18th – 22nd (The Gratitude Edition)

IN THIS POST:  Meals for Mexico, Volunteer Calendar, Gift Cards, Family BBQ, Grandparents Day, Holiday Shop in December, Scholastic Book Order, Ll Week, Last Color Week!, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Gratitude

I have to take this moment to say thank you to each and every one of you! You have produced these beautiful children and taken great care of them to get them to the place they are today. Not only do you clothe and feed them, but you have filled them with love and acceptance regardless of their faults, weaknesses and stinker moments! You have extended a similar love to me in that you all have come together as a team to provide a rich and fun experience. This isn’t a part of any curriculum nor is it found and most schools or classrooms! Your participation and the time you’ve taken to get to know other students, parents and myself (as you all have participated in many ways) is all the difference. Thank you for being you and for playing a crucial part in our year! 

Meals for Mexico

This is our first giving project of the year! We will be collecting meals for families in Mexico! You may be thinking…meals? How can you give a whole meal? It’s easier than you think! A paper went home on Friday with a ziploc attached. Simply….

  • Decorate the bag with Sharpies or sticker and/or an encouraging message
  • Buy a bag of beans, OR rice, OR legumes
  • Then fill the bag and return by Thursday, December 5th! 

My family and I will be bringing these meals down to Mexico on Saturday, December 7th to pass out to families who are in great need! Here’s the best part of the whole giving project….the conversation. Take time to involve your child in the purchasing, decorating and filling and discuss why we are doing this and how there are families who don’t have full pantries of food like we do! This can be mind blowing for many kids and creates an opportunity for future conversations!

I invite past families to participate in this too! Our goal is to get to 100 bags so feel free to bring more than one bag!!

Volunteer Calendar

The volunteer calendar was supposed to go home in folders on Friday, but guess who left it in her mailbox….Mrs. Miller, the master mistake-maker!! It’s all another great example to remind ourselves that we do love mistakes even in the adult years…they help all to learn!

Here’s a copy of December’s calendar. Take a moment to check it out as there are some other events on there. If you have any questions or need to change anything…simply let me know! Thank you! 

Gift Cards

You received a gift card form in your child’s folder last week. This is a fundraiser we do as a school! You can purchase gift cards for friends and families and a small percentage of the purchase goes back to help EBS. So think ahead on those Christmas and Hanukkah lists about what you might be already planning to buy and purchase early to save you time and to help EBS and a portion of your purchase will help our schools. Cards will be delivered shortly after to our classroom (me) and I’ll pass them on to you! 

Family BBQ

The week we return is the Family BBQ day at EBS! This is a day where families can come and have lunch with their kiddos at school. It happens 2x a year. They will bring a grill to the school as part of the cafeteria experience. Kids can punch in their lunch numbers but parents can purchase and eat with their kids as well. 

Since we don’t have lunch, due to our half-day TK, you are welcome to come to pick up your child at 12:30 (as on typical days) and check in at the office. Then at dismissal, you can come in the gate when I release your child and go have lunch with them and their friends. If your child is at SAY, they will also have the option of purchasing the Family BBQ for their lunch! Its a fun day!! 

Grandparents Day/Thanksgiving 

What a fun day we had! Please thank all your family members who made it to our class to celebrate Grandparents Day or Thanksgiving! Here is a couple of the highlight pictures as we read a book, created a craft with grandparents and then listened to our song. I’m posting the song here (please excuse my murmuring voice in the background as I was trying to guide and totally forgot the mic was picking up my voice!….master mistake-maker! 

At our Thanksgiving feast the kids got to shake heavy cream and make butter! So much fun! They ate like kings as their feast with their own butter! Such a treat!! 

Holiday Shop in December

This is another flyer you received in your folders last week about a holiday shop at EBS! This is a shop created at school in the parent room where kids can come with their classes to purchase gifts for their friends and families. We will be going as a class on: 

Thursday, December 5th at 9:00 – 9:30. 

Ways you can help:

  • Send your child with a little bit of money that day so they can purchase something for you or a friend. This lets them practice generosity and feel they get to have a surprise for you!
  • Come with us to help students shop! Students will have envelopes similar to the book fair. 
  • Plan a shopping list with your child before they come that you are comfortable with and that might not overwhelm them. (mostly there are little trinkets of different sizes and prices).

Scholastic Book Order

I know we just had our book fair so you may be “booked” out, but if you are interested there are some good book deals that I always buy for gifts I I have to get each cousin a gift and a book…promoting reading is always a good thing!). If you are interested simply return by next week so we can get them in time for the holiday break! Thanks! 

Rr Week

We studied the letter Ll last week! We came up with words that start with Rr and did an Rr hunt around the room! 

FINAL Color Week Celebration….Rainbow Week!

One more COLOR DAY left! Next week we will celebrate Rainbow Day! This day is when your child gets to choose their favorite color to dress in! Come fully decked out in their favorite color and we will make a rainbow of children in their favorite colors! 

Save these Dates

  • EBS Holiday Shop Visit – Thursday, December 5th, 9:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Return ALL Meals for Mexico – Thursday, December 5th 
  • Scholastic Book Order – Due Thursday, December 5th
  • Winter Break – Saturday, December 21st – Sunday January 5th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 12/2/19

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

Tuesday – 12/3/19

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

Wednesday – 12/4/19

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

Thursday – 12/5/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Rainbow WEEK – All K/TK wear Rainbow
  • Visit to the Holiday Shop 9:00 am
  • Meals to Mexico due!

Friday – 12/6/19

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

TK Days: Nov. 11th – 15th

IN THIS POST:  Parking, Green Thumb, Rubio’s Night 11/21, Run Club Achievements, EBS School Book Fair, Grandparents Day, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Parking

A parking flyer was sent home last week. This is just a friendly reminder as its that time of the year where some parking rules are being forgotten. Please take time to read this carefully as to be knowledgeable about the rules and legalities for parking, driving and turns. Police do stop from time to time to check that vehicles are following the rules and will ticket. Please remember there is no parking in the lot between 8:00am and – 4:00pm (even for TK dismissal time). Thank you for being respectful and helpful. 

Green Thumb?

Our TK/Mrs. Miller planter on the Kinder playground is half dead. We were wondering if anyone has any interest and skill in the gardening area. We are hoping to fill with more soil and some succulent cuttings. If you are interested in helping or have some cuttings to donate, please let me know! 

Rubio’s Night 11/21

This week is the school night at Rubio’s! Take this flyer in to support EBS with any purchase from 4:00 – 8:00pm that day. We will receive 30% of the proceeds will be donated to our school! 

Rubio’s Flyer

November Birthdays

Friday we celebrated our November Birthdays with some pops! Happy birthday sweet peas! 

Run Club Achievements

This week we had 2 new run club achievements this week! One of our friends reached 100 laps! Woot! Woot! Another one of our friends received an award ribbon for hitting the 200 lap milestone! Great job runners!!

EBS School Book Fair

We had a great class visit to the book fair this past week! Thank you for all the parents who joined us and helped with the shopping and perusing! The kids loved the visit! The book fair will continue to be open all this week before and after school. Its closing hours will be on Grandparents Day by 10:00 am. Enjoy your shopping! 

Grandparents Day

EBS also celebrates a school Grandparents Day on Friday, November 22nd. We will be inviting all grandparents in to spend a short time with our class in which we will do a short activity together with them. Grandparents may visit the book fair with their grandchild this day as well.

Grandparents day will begin around 8:55 (shortly after we come in). Grandparents can wait in the hallway while we take attendance and then enter for the time together! 

This Coming Week….BROWN 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. 11/21 – BROWN
  • Thurs. 11/5 – Rainbow

See our PINK Day Picture!

Save these Dates

  • Grandparent’s Day – Friday, November 22nd
  • 206 Thanksgiving – Friday, November 22nd
  • Thanksgiving Break – Saturday, November 23rd – Sunday December 1st

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 11/18/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Whole School – Half Day Dismissal 

Tuesday – 11/19/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • Whole School – Half Day Dismissal 

Wednesday – 11/20/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Whole School – Half Day Dismissal 

Thursday – 11/21/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • BROWN  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear BROWN
  • Whole School – Half Day Dismissal 

Friday – 11/22/19

  • EBS School Spirit Days! Wear Spirit Wear!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Whole School – Half Day Dismissal 
  • Grandparent’s Day

TK Days: Nov. 4th – 8th

IN THIS POST:  Food Drive, Character Ed. – Gratitude, Rubio’s Night 11/21, Field Trip, EBS School Book Fair, Grandparents Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Veteran’s Day

This week we made this Red Poppy art to share a symbol used in the past to honor those living Veteran’s that were honoring our country and the people within! Take a look at the variety of poppies! 

PS..this was a tear art project! We got to practice having some frustration, not giving up and trying our best even through a challenging task! Such a good experience! 

Food Drive

The EBS Food Drive has officially started! You can bring any cans into the classroom or leave them at the front of the school! I encourage you to not only bring a can, but to have a discussion with your child about where the can is going and why it is needed. Keep your eyes peeled…..in the next week or so, we will be sending home a note for your family to participate in a giving project (hint: Mexico) that goes directly to families in need. It is a great conversation piece for your family and more importantly a huge help to families in need! 

Character Education-GRATITUDE

This week, Nicole Meyer came in to teach our class about the character trait for the month of November. This month the focus is on gratitude. Nicole discussed the meaning of this trait and many examples. She read them a book called “The Gift of Nothing.” The students then wrote their own writing piece…”I am grateful for….” These pieces are hanging in our entry way wall now for viewing! Thank you Nicole!

Rubio’s Night 11/21

Mark your calendars…Visit Rubio’s on the day of 11/21 to support EBS. We get a portion of the proceeds and you get to enjoy a yummy meal. More information will be coming out in email blasts from the school! 

Field Trip!!!

Our class had a great time on the field trip to the Apple Orchard! Mrs. Corcoran let the TK/K classes from EBS visit their farm this week. She saved the end of the apples for us to visit and eat. They were delicious! She spoke with our group about how these tasty apples develop along with the parts of the apple. We then got to pick our own bag of apples and then we got back on our bus for our drive back to our classroom! A special thanks to all of our cleared parents for coming along and helping the students for the discussion and during all the picking! 

EBS School Book Fair

The EBS Book Fair is coming! This is a fun event that we have at our school each fall. Our class will visit together to either shop (you can send money with your child) or window shop (in which you can return at a later time with your child to purchase). The book fair will be open from Thursday, Nov. 14th – Friday 22nd. Our class will visit this week on: 

  • Friday, November 14th from 9:00 am – 9:30 am. We welcome any parents to stay that morning and visit with us. 

Grandparents Day

EBS also celebrates a school Grandparents Day on Friday, November 22nd. We will be inviting all grandparents in to spend a short time with our class in which we will do a short activity together with them. Grandparents may visit the book fair with their grandchild this day as well. Spread the word with any grandparents to come and join us!!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our first round of conferences begin this week! Just some reminders…

  • We will have about 25 minutes to discuss your child’s progress and next steps. 
  • If you have a question, please let know initially so we can save time for it or address it at the beginning.
  • There is no childcare is available for conferences. 
  • Please let me know when you arrive even if there is another conference still finishing up. 

 

This Coming Week….PINK Week!

(….honoring breast cancer awareness) 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. 11/14 – PINK
  • Thurs. 11/21 – BROWN
  • Thurs. 11/5 – Rainbow

PINK Contest! For PINK week…we ask you to be creative! We know not all kids have a lot of pink, but we ask you to search high and low, borrow, and get creative! We will have a pink contest and 1 boy and 1 girl will be chosen for wearing the most pink! This is a small motivator to get into the pink spirit and to support 3 of our EBS teachers who will walk 60 miles next weekend in support of Breast Cancer! Go PINK!

Save these Dates

  • Veteran’s Day (NO SCHOOL) – Monday, November 11th
  • TK Class Visit to the Book Fair – Friday, November 15th 9:00 – 9:30
  • Parent Teacher Conferences for TK begin Wed. Nov. 13th. 
  • Grandparent’s Day – Friday, November 22nd
  • Thanksgiving Break – Saturday, November 23rd – Sunday December 1st

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 11/11/19

  • NO SCHOOL

Tuesday – 11/12/19

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

Wednesday – 11/13/19

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

Thursday – 11/14/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • PINK  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear PINK

Friday – 11/15/19

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

TK Days: Oct 28 – Nov. 1

IN THIS POST:  Halloween Party, Bat Hats, Field Trip Info,  Make-Up/Volunteer Picture Day, EBS School Book Fair, Grandparents Day, November Sight Words/Scholastic Book Order, Parent Teacher Conferences, Letter of  the Week Dd, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

206 Halloween Party!

This week we had our Halloween Party! What a blast! Thank you to every parent and our Room Parents who planned and organized this whole party! Fantastic fun for all the kids! They loved it all! 

Bat Hats

This week we learned all about Bats! We made Bat Hats with our buddies last week and spent some time learning about these nocturnal animals. 

Field Trip Information

This Thursday we will be going to the Apple Orchard. Students will be riding on a bus while parent chaperones drive by car to meet us there. The kids are so excited and can’t wait to ride the bus and pick apples. 

A reminder will go home Wednesday to remind students to bring a snack in a disposable bag along with a plastic bag (labeled with their name) to bring their apples home in. 

Students will hear Mrs. Corocan tell about about apples, their reproduction, and parts of the apple and apple tree. She will go into depth into the science behind it with visual supports. She will ask adults to kindly not use cell phones during the presentation. Only D cleared parents/teachers are able to take students to the restroom. You can also help with students picking apples from the tree. We will then load back in the bus and head back to EBS. Keep in mind, when we return from the Apple Orchard it will be close to Thursday dismissal and may be crowded. You may want to carpool as parents for this reason. 

Make-Up/Volunteer Picture Day

On the same day of our Field Trip is our Make-Up Picture Day which is also Volunteer Picture Day. 

  • If your child is taking make-up pictures, please arrive early or on time and let me know as we will be sending them up right away so that they can get back on time for the bus. 
  • If you are a parent volunteer and would like to have your picture taken for a Volunteer name tag you can also stop by that morning and get your picture taken that morning. 

EBS School Book Fair

The EBS Book Fair is coming! This is a fun event that we have at our school each fall. Our class will visit together to either shop (you can send money with your child) or window shop (in which you can return at a later time with your child to purchase). The book fair will be open from Thursday, Nov. 14th – Friday 22nd. Our class will visit on: 

  • Friday, November 14th from 9:00 am – 9:30 am. We welcome any parents to stay that morning and visit with us. 

Grandparents Day

EBS also celebrates a school Grandparents Day on Friday, November 22nd. We will be inviting all grandparents in to spend a short time with our class in which we will do a short activity together with them. Grandparents may visit the book fair with their grandchild this day as well. 

November Sight Words/Book Order

Friday’s Folder included the new November Sight Words (YELLOW Words) and a new scholastic book order for this month! Check them out!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Just a few reminders as our conferences approach..

  • We will have about 25 minutes to discuss your child’s progress and next steps. 
  • Please let me know if you have a question, please let know initially so we can save time for it. 
  • There is no childcare is available for conferences. 
  • Please let me know when you arrive even if there is another conference still finishing up. 

Letter of the Week…Ii!

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

This Coming Week….WHITE 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. 11/7 – WHITE
  • Thurs. 11/14 – PINK
  • Thurs. 11/21 – BROWN
  • Thurs. 11/5 – Rainbow

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 – 11/04/19

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

Tuesday – 11/05/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • Mrs. Miller at TK/K PLC Training – Mrs. Whelehon is teaching!

Wednesday – 11/06/19

  • Computer Lab – Practice logging in at home!!
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Mrs. Miller at TK Training – Mrs. Whelehon is teaching!

Thursday – 11/07/19

  • Make Up/Volunteer Picture Day (before Field Trip)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • WHITE  WEEK – All Kinders and TK wear WHITE
  • Field Trip to Apple Orchard

Friday – 11/08/19

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