TK Days – Jan. 20 – 24

IN THIS POST:  Thank You, No Place for Hate Week, TK Wall Art, 100th Day, Valentines Day, Lunar New Year!, STEAM – Robots, Fine Artist Lesson Next Week, Star of Week, Sight Words, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Thank You!

I wanted to say a special thanks for all the congratulatory kind words and comments this past week! The Teacher of the Year award was a great surprise to me as few of you happen to be in the room that day when it was first announced! I am honored as I work in a staff of many deserving teachers! Thank you again!  (This picture is exactly how I felt!)

No Place for Hate Week

In the beginning of the year we participated in our a No Place for Hate week to support a  belief system in our school and community! We are now participating in Week 2 to send the message and share our belief system! A flyer went home with the ways you can participate at home and we will be doing some small activities in class! Thank you for taking part in this week! 

TK Wall Art

This month Caitlyn Tschernkowitsch came in to create our wall art with the class. She prepared a lesson around the story of Elmer! This is a book that celebrates differences and the appreciation for them! A perfect tie in to our No Place for Hate week and everything Martin Luther King stood for! 

100th Day

Our 100th Day is approaching quickly! You likely saw the packet that went home in folders this week! Thank you in advance for participating in the fun! Its in an exciting day in TK’s and K classes around San Diego! Our TK’s will be doing our own unique projects (see below), but we all enjoy the dressing up as a 100 Year Old on the actual day! 

  • Start to gather an outfit or accessories to make your 100 year old outfit (search Google for ideas if you are struggling). – Wear on Wed. 2/5/20
  • Help your child complete the sentence … “When I’m 100 years old….” and practice this at home. – Return this paper by Mon. 2/3/20 
  • Glue 100 of 1 type of item on your student’s apron (apron was included in the packet) for our Fashion Show. – Return by Mon. 2/3/20

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here! More details will be coming soon regarding our class celebration! For now, make sure if you are putting your Valentine’s together that you:

  • Create 27 student valentine’s 
  • DO NOT write student names on the valentines…only list the “From: ____” on each valentine. This is a huge support to your child when passing out valentines. Thank you in advance!
  • No food or candy is allowed in valentine’s at EBS. There are many other non-food ideas on Pinterest if you’d like to attach something to your valentines. 

Lunar New Year

This weekend was the start of the 15 day celebration of Chinese New Year! Our 3rd Grade buddies came in and watched a little video that taught us about the holiday and its traditions and orgins and then helped us to each make our own lucky, red lantern!

STEAM – Robots

We are in our STEAM unit that centers around Robots! The kids are ecstatic and love this part of our day! We have discussed what a robot is, how we think it works, different types/purposes of robots and how to take care of our robots! This week we introduced a robot we are using in this unit! These robots are called Ozobots! The kids were screaming the first day they saw one work and this past week they got to try them out in collaborative groups of 4. They are learning how to make tracks that control these bots! They are loving this work! 

Fine Artists Lesson Next Week

Nicole Meyer came in this Monday to share a book and some posters regarding our featured artist next week in Fine Artists. Ironically the art they will be making is ….Robot Art! They can’t wait! 

Save these Dates

  • Return 100 Day Apron and 100 Year Old Writing – Mon. Feb. 3rd
  • 100th Day, Wednesday, February 5th
  • Family Dance – Friday, February 7th
  • Valentines Day Celebration in Room 206 – Thursday, February 13th
  • No School – President’s Holiday – Feb. 14 – 17

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/27/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Fine Artists Lesson – 11:40
  • No Place for Hate – WEAR PURPLE! (We are kind)

Tuesday – 1/28/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • No Place for Hate – WEAR RED! (We have heart)

Wednesday – 1/29/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • No Place for Hate – WEAR Sports or Hobby to symbolizing working together!

Thursday – 1/30/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • No Place for Hate – WEAR BLUE! (working together)

Friday – 1/31/20

  • All School Half Day Dismissal
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • No Place for Hate – WEAR a tie!

TK Days – Jan. 13 – 17

IN THIS POST:   Martin Luther King, Character Ed. – Compassion, Writing, STEAM Unit, Winter Dance, Star of Week, 100th Day Activities, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Martin Luther King

MLK was an important and impactful man in our country. We value his desire for peace and his outlook for loving all others and treating everyone with kindness. This past week we took a little bit of time to take a look at who he was, his life and what we valued most. We wrote about how we could change the world similar to MLK with even a small act of kindness. In addition, during our buddy time, each 3rd grader stepped their TK through a directed drawing of MLK…adorable! These will be in the hall soon! 

Character Ed. – Compassion

This week Nicole Meyer came in to teach the students about one of my favorite concept/traits ever….compassion! Compassion is a valuable tool in accepting differences or setting aside hang-ups and being able to love and accept others especially in a time a need. Nicole brought in a book about hugging and discussed how this is a way you can show compassion to others. She also brought in a stuffed pig to help explain that not everyone wants a hug and the value in asking first. She proceeded to her stuffed pig friend give every child a hug or the alternative option of a high five to show compassion. The students enjoyed and understood the story and the hug/high five!

Writing

In case you haven’t heard we have started a new writing unit in which we explain “how to…”  do one of our expert knowledges. We began our unit with everyone starting to write “How to get ready for school.” This is something we were all familiar with and fun for the students. So far they have been very motivated to write these books and you may even get some books similar to these made at home! Enjoy these little authors and their writing talents!

STEAM Unit 

In addition we began a new STEAM unit on robotics which you may have also heard about. We have discussed what robots are and how they might help us. We spent time designing a robot we’d like to create and dreaming about what we would intend for it to be able to do (many students brilliantly thought up a “clean-my-room” robot). We then went on to introduce a robot we would be using in class…the kids are dying to get their hands on these (if you haven’t already heard).  Students will be collaborating in groups of 3 or 4 to use one robot and experiment with it together! 

Winter Dance

This year, in lieu of our typical Father/Daughter dance, our school is having a “Family Dance” in which attendance is open to any and all. This is a fun night and loved by all will be unique this year with the inaugural invitation for a whole family dance! If you missed bowling night consider this event! 

Star of the Week

Our first two posters are going home this week! Each student will get a turn. Your student will receive a poster and directions and a sample rubric to this oral presentation. Keep in mind that the students are NOT graded on the poster in any way (other than be turned in on time). The main focus will be:

  • Independently presenting
  • Using a loud enough voice and eye contact with their audience.
  • Listening: Being able to listen to other presentations and being able to respond to the presentations.

The poster portion is a piece for the student to have fun with, but doesn’t not need to look professional or perfected. Enjoy the experience of making it together but focus efforts on the practicing piece.

100th Day Activities

Our 100th day is approaching soon! Each day we count the number of days we are in school while imbedding some math skills into our counting process and we are about to the big 100 on February 5th! We will have some special activities that day! One of the activities involves a home counting project which will go home at the end of this coming week. A sneak peak picture is below! Have fun letting your child create this project and practice counting to 100! Enjoy!

Save these Dates

  • No School – Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 20th
  • 100th Day – Wednesday, February 5th
  • Winter Dance – Friday, February 7th
  • Class Valentine’s Celebration – Thursday February, 13th
  • President’s holiday weekend – Friday, Feb. 14th – Mon. Feb. 17th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/20/20

  • NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday – 1/21/20

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

Wednesday – 1/22/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Family BBQ – 12:30 (Please check in at the office before 12:30)

Thursday – 1/23/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 1/24/20

  • All School Half Day Dismissal
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days – Jan. 6 – 10

IN THIS POST:   Family BBQ – This Week (Jan. 15th), Run Club Accomplishments, EBS Bowling Bash, Valentines Day, Star of Week, Sight Words, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Family BBQ – This Week (Jan. 15th)

Our Family BBQ is this week! If you are planning to join , make sure that you: 

  • returned the blue slip by January 10th. 
  • Come on the 15th to the gate ready for lunch with your child. 
  • Check in at the office first to get a volunteer sticker. 
  • When I release the kids you can come in the gate to join your child for lunch at the lunch court. 

Run Club Accomplishments

This guy amazes me! He’s been running and running at Before School Run Club! He’s now run 300 laps! Give him a round of applause for his endurance and effort!

EBS Bowling Bash

Did you get to go? I sadly was out of town, but my sweet family enjoyed the EBS community spirit and fun! If you missed it, don’t forget to sign up next year! Here’s a few pics from the fun night of community! 

Valentines Day

This fun day is coming up! For those early, go-getters, just a reminder to:

  • No candy or food can be included in valentines
  • Please do not write the “To:___” section as this makes the passing out portion accessible for the students. Only sign the “From: ____” portion from your child. This is a great way to have your child practice proper formation, casing and sizing when writing their name. 
  • We will be celebrating on Thursday, Feb. 13th due to the President holiday on 2/14. 

Star of the Week

This will be coming home soon for TWO students each week. Each student will get a turn. 

Your student will receive a poster and directions and a sample rubric to this oral presentation. Keep in mind that the students are NOT graded on the poster in any way (other than be turned in on time). The main focus will be:

  • Independently presenting 
  • Using a loud enough voice and eye contact with their audience. 
  • Listening: Being able to listen to other presentations and being able to respond to the presentations. 

The poster portion is a piece for the student to have fun with, but doesn’t not need to look professional or perfected. Enjoy the experience of making it together but focus efforts on the practicing piece. 

Sight Words

Dark Green Sight Words came out this week! Keep on practicing and playing games to build your sight word base. The students are doing great! 

Save these Dates

  • Western BBQ, Wednesday, January 15th 
  • No School – Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 20th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/13/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Tuesday – 1/14/20

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

Wednesday – 1/15/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Family BBQ – 12:30 (Please check in at the office before 12:30)

Thursday – 1/16/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 1/17/20

  • All School Half Day Dismissal
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days – Dec. 16 – 20

IN THIS POST:   Cheers to 2020!, Best News Ever!! (well maybe this month!), Winter Sightings, Family Card, EBS Bowling Bash, Winter Wonderland Party, Computer Log In, Letter/Sound Hh Week, PJ DAY, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Cheers to 2020!

2019 has been amazing! Your child started TK and made lots of new friends, and we all got to experience bonding and connection as a 206 family! As 2019 finishes we start to prepare for 2020! Set a 100 day goal!!…Maybe a challenge to help others in specific way? Maybe a health goal to try a new vegetable every week? Possibly a time goal to leave earlier or spend 30 minutes of screen free time as a family? Or maybe even going to bed earlier every night to start the next day refreshed and without rushing? So many options! Regardless of your goal, may you reflect on all the good in this life of ours and strive towards your goal with confidence and accountability and of course with love! 

Make sure you relax, rest, and recover from the busy! Take time to enjoy yourselves as a family. Play a game, go for a walk, and try to have a schedule free evening or day! May be the best Christmas gift ever! 

I’m so grateful to begin this new decade with you all! Thank you again for the daily support you all provide in our class and in your homes! Cheers! Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2020! 

Best News Ever!!! (well maybe this month!!)

So many not the best news ever…but some of the best news this year!…our class is finally getting Chrome Book Devices! We have waited patiently and are so excited to have a set of our own!!

Winter Sightings!

Friday we got see EBS Santa in our class. He was visiting the Kinder classrooms and stopped in. (Our kids might have recognized Mr. Tom right away, but know he is also a helper of the real Santa ;). 

Also, Mr. Waczek and the choir did some caroling in the courtyard! The kids had a great time! Check out a video on the Facebook page! (Will be posting soon!)

Family Card

The card/letters to our family presents didn’t get sent home with the gifts. We sent them home Friday and wanted to give you all a heads up! 

EBS Bowling Bash

The annual EBS Bowling night is near! This was formerly Mother/Son Bowling but this year the night is open and inclusive to all. Please know this sells out! Make sure to sign up soon! 

Winter Wonderland Party

What a ball we had at our Winter Wonderland Party! We got to play the Dreidel game, Elf ourselves and have a feast for kings! A special thanks to our parents who planned the fun festivities! It was a great time! 

Another thanks to you all for the generous and awesome gift from the class! So many favorites! You spoil me! Thank you for sharing your sweeties and being so kind!! 

Computer Log In 

Amazing progress in logging in at the Computer Lab! Thank you all for your support in practicing logging in at home and for those that have come to help each week when the kids get stuck! If you haven’t already…..challenge your kiddo to log in without looking at their code! This will help even more once get the Chrome Books up and running! You can do it! 

Letter/Sound Hh Week!

PJ DAY

Save these Dates

  • Winter Break – Saturday, December 21st – Sunday January 5th
  • EBS Bowling Night – Friday, January 10th, 2020
  • Western BBQ, Wednesday, January 15th 
  • No School – Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 20th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/6/20

  • Welcome Back to School! 
  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Tuesday – 1/7/20

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

Wednesday – 1/8/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Thursday – 1/9/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 1/10/20

  • All School Half Day Dismissal
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • EBS Bowling Night (Must be pre-registered)

TK Days Dec. 8 – 12

IN THIS POST:  Amazing 206 Team, Winter Gifts, Holiday Shop Visit, Pajama Day, Gg Chart, Mrs. Miller Planter, Another Running Club Accomplishment, Buddy Time, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Winter Gifts

This week you will receive a gift from your child. They are planning to share this with you for either Christmas, Hanukkah or the New Year. They love you dearly and are trying their best to keep this a secret. 

Amazing 206 Team

This post tells of multiple amazing talents and gifts shared by different parents in our class! There are so many more of you who contribute this TK Tribe! Thank you for your efforts, time and all that each of you do for these 27 sweet little faces! You are the difference that makes this year and class so unique and memorable for your lovelies! Thank you so much for partnering with me! 

Holiday Shop Visit

The Holiday Shop visit was a success! A special thanks to the parents who came out to assist our young shoppers! They were awesome and super helpful!

Pajama Day

This Friday is an all-school Pajama Day! Come dressed in your cozies! Remember to check the weather for PJ choices and don’t forget to wear regular shoes (no slippers or feetsie pj’s). 

Letter of the Week – Gg

This past week we studied the letter/sound Gg. We worked to practice and understand that Gg has 2 different sounds (/guh/ and /ji/). 

Character Education – Generosity

Nicole Meyer also  came in this week to teach the December Character Education trait! She read them the book, Stone Soup and had them interactively participate as they each got to contribute different pretend items to the shared soup pot. We also discussed and tied this trait of giving to others with joyful heart to the recent generous act we participated in of bringing meals of rice, beans and legumes to donate to families in Mexico. This is an important trait and valuable in building the care and empathy for others. Thank you for participating in discussing and sharing this with your child! 

Hallway Art

In case you haven’t noticed, we are excited and ready for winter!! Caitlyn Tschernkowitsch came in and read Snowmen at Night with our class. She had the class each make their own snow globe with a snowman inside. The students had fun creating their own glittery winter art for the season! 

Mrs. Miller Planter

Our TK planter was struggling to survive! Jen Vanderveer donated some succulent clippings along with some donated clippings from Chinmay to create a lovely and revived planter! 

Another Running Club Accomplishment

Our dear friend Walter achieved the 100 lap ribbon from the morning Run Club! We are so proud of him and his efforts! 

Buddy Time

This past Friday was our last visit with our buddies until 2020! The TK’s love, love, love their buddies! It is for sure their highlight of the week! This week, we had prepared a little gift and card for their buddies and also received a card in return! It was a special moment! 

Math Tiles

Many of you received a colored penguin this week. The students are doing great in Tile Math and moving along. If you see one of these penguins come home, commend your you little student for efforts and great counting! 

Save these Dates

  • All School Pajama Day – Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Winter Break – Saturday, December 21st – Sunday January 5th
  • Class Winter Wonderland party – Thursday, December 19th (stay tuned for details)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 12/16/19

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Tuesday – 12/17/19

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

Wednesday – 12/18/19

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Thursday – 12/19/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 12/20/19

  • EBS PJ Day
  • All School Half Day Dismissal
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days: Dec. 2 – 6

IN THIS POST:  Meals for Mexico, Farm Assembly, Running Club Accomplishment, Holiday Shop in December, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Meals for Mexico

This week we collected our Meals for Mexico bags! Our class brought in many, but 2 other classes decided to join our efforts as we all discussed our December Character Education – Generosity! By the end of Thursday we had 143 bags of beans and rice! Thank you for contributing to bringing meals to these families and to discussing the purpose of this opportunity to your kids! There were many smiles at the end of this day of giving! 

Farm Assembly

This past week, we also had an outdoor assembly that was rescheduled from awhile back! The Dairy Farmer came out to visit and speak to the students all about cows and their milk. We learned a lot, and were able to visit with Milkshake the cow and pet baby Sundae! 

Running Club Accomplishment!

This little lady made the huge accomplishment of running 100 laps at the before school running club! Please give her a standing O for her hard work!!! 

Holiday Shop

I want to start with a secondary apology for your patience and grace as I got the week wrong for our Holiday Shop visit! We will be going this Thursday….for realz!! I promise! If you are willing to come back we would love to have any visitors to help the kids in shopping! We will be going from 9:00 am – 9:30 am. See an example of some of the items that will be for sale at the holiday shop! 

Save these Dates

  • EBS/206 Holiday Shop Visit – Thursday, December 12th, 9:00 am – 9:30 am
  • All School Pajama Day – Friday, December 20, 2019
  • Winter Break – Saturday, December 21st – Sunday January 5th
  • Class Winter Wonderland party – Thursday, December 19th (stay tuned for details)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 12/9/19

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Tuesday – 12/10/19

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

Wednesday – 12/11/19

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Thursday – 12/12/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Visit to the Holiday Shop 9:00 am

Friday – 12/13/19

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

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