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

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

TK Days: Sept. 23 – 27

IN THIS POST: Start with “Hello” Week, Picture Day TK-2, Volunteers Cleared,  D Clearance Now Available, Buddy Time, Read to Self, Scholastic News, Give A Cheer, Letter of  the Week Mm, STEAM, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Start With “Hello” Week

What a fantastic week! All of the elementary schools in Scripps participated in Start With Hello Week. It was a great week of intention and awareness and students not only stepped outside of comfort zones, but were taking on intentional efforts to seek-out those who were alone, act kind to others, and be a model member of the EBS community! See some pictures from this week’s highlights!

Picture Day TK-2

Picture Day is Tuesday! If you wish to come on Tuesday, just stay with our class from drop off time. We will be taking our pictures first that day and will head over shortly after the first bell! Remember to say “cheese” and to practice those adorable smiles in the mirror! 

Volunteers Cleared – HOORAY!

Many of our applications have been processed and we have volunteers starting Tuesday! If you are coming in to volunteer, please come into the room before school starts so I can go over what the volunteering time and requests will look like that day. Thank you in advance! I’ve been waiting and so excited for this day!!

D Clearance Now Available

If you plan to drive on one of our field trips, you can now pick up a “Category D” clearance applications. These were released this week. A new “D” application will need to be filled out each year, however the District fingerprinting lasts for a lifetime. 

Buddy Time

This week we spent our buddy time on something very worthwhile….logging in at the Computer Lab! It was MAGIC…seriously!! We tried this strategy out and it was awesome! Each child had an older child helping to 1:1 coach and encourage them through this process! Many more of our students are now able to or on the brink of being able to log in! Super exciting! They also got modeled and could practice how to log out! Go 206!!

Read to Self

In Read to Self this week we finally reached 3 minutes. This isn’t any old 3 minutes, but rather 3 minutes of practicing the diligence of “Read to Self.” Check out this video out and applaud your little reader!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiSffzl9NKc&feature=youtu.be

Scholastic News

Friday the students came home with their first scholastic news magazine! We do these in class together and let them try out the activity on the back by themselves. Enjoy! 

Give a Cheer

We just wanted to give a special shout out to Shinobu Watanabe (Anna’s Mom). This sweet lady has been doing our folders and book bag trading almost every day this year. It may not be noticed by all, but it a huge help. I only have one 12-15 minute break each day to go to the restroom and have a snack/water. This is normally when I would be scurrying to get the folders barely finished before the kids came in to pack up for the end of our day! Please give a big round of applause to her! 

Lianna Lam (Jeremiah’s Mom) and Aklesh Jain (Anaya’s dad) are also helping with the morning unpacking and packing! We are super grateful for these folks! They model responsibility and consistency! Give a round of applause!!

Letter of the Week – Mm

This week we learned the letter Mm. Letter Mm books stayed in our book drawers this week and will come home soon. In the meantime we will be practicing them at school! Next week is the letter/sound Aa. 

To also celebrate and practice the letter Mm this week, we read the book Go Away Big Green Monster. We made our own Big Green Monsters and practiced capital and lower case Mm’s (start every letter going down) and sound that it makes! We had a lot of run with this!!

 

STEAM

We have been learning about Living vs. NonLiving things in STEAM. We have discussed what makes a living and non living thing and this week we each built a living thing with our STEAM legos. 

This Coming Week….YELLOW Week!

Each week we celebrate a new color and talk a little about the word RED also. On Thursdays, the TK/Kinder wear our week’s color to celebrate! *NOTE: This week, due to Say Hello Week, we will be wearing our color on Wednesday instead. 
If you wish to plan ahead on your color wardrobe here is the color wearing order:

  • Thurs. 10/10 – GREEN
  • 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 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 9/30/19

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

Tuesday – 10/1/19

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • School Picture Day for TK-2nd

Wednesday – 10/2/19

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

Thursday – 10/3/19

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

Friday – 10/4/19

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