Category Archives: 14-15 School Year

The SCOOP – June 8 – 12

1 Day Left of School! (tear)

THANK YOU 206  Families!!!

During our 206 Celebration this past week, the class presented me with a special gift of a class designed training shirt (so adorable, my daughter loved it), a training bag with a gym towel and water bottle,  training sessions at my gym, and a gift card to Roadrunner Sports. I’m so grateful to you all for expressing your gratitude and generosity on a treat that helps another long time passion of mine…Running!  Something, I’ve never experienced before is to work out with a trainer. I am a long time runner, but with having my own kids and teaching, running and being truly into shape has taken a back seat. I have to run at the gym early in the morning and am limited in my workouts.

As of recent, I’ve signed up to attempt my first triathlon in September. Its an international distance, which I will not fully understand until its over! This is a new challenge for me as it includes a foreign object (a bike) and the resistance training  (water) as I swim. I’m excited and yet a bit freaked out. These training sessions couldn’t have come at a better time as I’m about to start summer and ramp up my training! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and mostly for such an amazing year!

I love your children and have told them many times over that I expect them to come back and visit me next year and all the years after! I have seen many past students of mine over the years as I bump into them again here and there. I was telling one parent the other day, that when its been many, many years, I often recognize the parents first as the students have changed and grown up so much. My first class of students I ever taught are now about 22 years old! That’s so scary and yet wonderful! I feel so lucky to have been a part of the journey! Thank you for becoming a part of my family!

Puppet Show

Monday we were lucky enough to attend Mrs. Gelaro’s 3rd grade class performances. The students put together puppet shows and performed them. The students loved them! They also enjoyed being in a third grade room! 😉

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All Day Party Review

What a day! Where the weather wasn’t quite as we hoped the kids had a BLAST! We started out our day walking up to the basketball courts and setting up our 206 Beach. The kids laid out all of their towels and their belongings and played and got silly, while the JW Tumbles company set up. When the stations were ready, each class went to a different station which we rotated through. After the kids ran through all the stations, we walked back to our beach for pizza and drinks. Then we packed up and headed back home (to the classroom)! What a day! The kids were exhausted and had a great time! Thank you to all the families who helped by donating and/or bringing up all of our items to the field! It was a great way to end our year!

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Movie Day – FROZEN was “Chozen” (Vote Winner)

This week, the students participated in a class vote to choose a movie they wanted to watch! At the end of the vote, it was an obvious win….Frozen was the winning movie! Friday, the students watched Frozen!

August Birthdays

We were able to celebrate the August Birthdays this past Tuesday! The kids love this joint celebration! Happy Birthday August Birthdays!

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Kindergartners Visit First Grade

This past week, Ms. Corry (an EBS 1st Grade Teacher) invited our kindergartners in to visit her class and read with her soon-to-be second grade students. Ms. Corry also answered any questions they had about the first grade! Our K’s had a great time and got a bit (or a lot) of excitement about the new school year that will start in September!

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Goodbye to 206 Celebration!

Wednesday we were able to have our own private celebration to say goodbye to this wonderful class. The students had been practicing the two new songs they have been learning. One song, is a heart felt classic, What a Wonderful World, by Luis Armstrong who they learned a little bit about. They also learned a modern, but loved song, Happy by Pharrell Williams. They rocked each of these songs. We were so proud of them and they so adorable. See the videos here!

Then the class gave our Room Moms a little gift to remember her by! Megan Brenk and Soya Lee did such a fantastic job this year of planning all our events and celebrations. They planned and communicated with all the families to create this fantastic calendar to create memories of this great year together! Applause!!!!

The class also presented a class gift to the teacher… This teacher is forever grateful! See Thank You above!

After, we watched this great video, put together by Alice Sestok (round of applause) that captured our 2014-2015 year in review. It made me tear a little first time I watched it! Take a looksie!

Finally, the students went out to the playground to have an Otterpop and play together for one of the last times this year! Special thanks to Megan Brenk for putting this together!

EBS Choir Performance

The EBS Choir performed Friday morning in the courtyard. We were able to go outside with all the other classes and watch their performance in the courtyard! What a great way to end the last full week of the school year!

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See you all Monday for our last day together!

Monday, June 15, 2015 – ALOHA day!

Don’t forget:

  • Bring your BOARD GAMES!
  • Dress Hawaiian to say Hello to Summer and Goodbye to school
  • Be prepared as your child will be taking home a Trader Joe Bag of last items (with a little gift from Mrs. M)
  • Its a MINIMUM DAY so we dismiss at 12:30 (Lunch only)
  • No PE or Music this Monday!
  • Bring Yearbooks for a last chance to sign and write memories


The SCOOP – June 1 – 5

Only 6 days left!!! It’s going too fast!!! Share with a friend!

206 Goodbye Party – TIME CORRECTION!!!

New Time: 11:30 – 12:15

Date: (no change) Wednesday, June 10th

Due to a grade level meeting, the celebration time needed to be modified. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding. Come to see our class video and share some Otter Pops on the playground.

August Birthday Celebration

Thank you to all the families that came together and to Alice Sestok for organizing. These July birthdays are turning 6 this summer!

July Birthdays

All Book Borrow Bags Due Now

Thank you for those of you who already returned your book bags. If you haven’t turned in your books, please do so on Monday! Thank you! Don’t forget RAZ kids is available all summer for EBS students. Take advantage of this opportunity to keep your student’s reading growing and to prevent occasional summer sliding.

206 Runners – End of the Year Awards

This past Friday, some students from our class were highlighted for participating in the before school Run Club this year. We were so proud of these kiddos! We had a great kindergarten turn out from our class! I love that EBS has this program and encourage you all to participate next school year to reach running mile stones and to create a healthy habits (you also get to miss all the 8:40 traffic as are there early)! Congrats 206 Runners!

SIDE NOTE: A future EBS Student also ran each day and got her own certificate! Congrats Paisley!

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Spirit Week – MODIFIED for Kindergarten

Due to our End of the Year Celebration for Kindergarten, we have modified the days for Spirit Week so that we don’t wear PJ’s out the field for our JW Tumbles event.

  • Monday, June 8th – Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, June 9th – Sports Day
  • Wednesday, June 10th – PJ Day (No Slippers)
  • Thursday, June 11th – Beach Day (Swim Wear underneath, No Flip Flops) – This is also End of the Year TK/K party (all day)
  • Friday, June 12th – EBS Spirit Day (Wear your EBS Shirts or School Colors) – This is also Movie Day!
  • Monday, June 15th – ALOHA day (dress Hawaiian to say goodbye and have a great vacation) – we will also play board games this day.

The LAST Day – Monday, June 15th

The last day we will be dressing Hawaiian to say “ALOHA” to the school year and “ALOHA” to summer. This is also board game day. Please feel free to bring in a fun board game to share/play with friends. We also still want to bring in backpacks this day as their may be some additional things that students will be taking home. Thank you!

*Don’t forget the last day of school is a MINIMUM Day! (dismissal at 12:30)

Going Home….

Be prepared for bags going home with school materials and work in addition to your students Art Portfolio which will also go home one day next week.

Overall, we have many things that will be going home in the next 6 days. If you have any extra time to come in and help sort/pack up/pull-down, let me know as we’d love to have the help.

Last Homework Week

The last Homework went home today! Thank you for those of you who have stayed so diligent this year and helped to support and create good habits of commitment, responsibility and promptness for your student.

Here Comes the Sun

At our 206 Spring Celebration our students sang a cover of the famous song…Here Comes the Sun. It is one of my favorite songs we learned this year and they now love it. We are in process of learning new songs for this Wednesday! Enjoy this performance as your watch your student sing! (Thanks Alice Sestok for capturing and uploading)

206 Sings “Here Comes the Sun”

100 Laps!

One of our 206 friends made his 100 lap debut this past week! Congrats for the awesome hard work and pushing yourself until the end!

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Character Education – Loyalty

This month we learned about Loyalty. Angela Weathers and Kari Glover came in to teach the kids about loyalty. They played a game where the students passed a bean bag to friends to decide if the called out statement was an example of loyalty or not. It made for some great discussion! Thanks Ladies!

Special thanks to all the parents who taught a lesson or lessons this year for Character Education. The kids love the lessons and activities and they provide a platform for our discussions regarding our social development.

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Yearbooks are in! If you pre-ordered an EBS yearbook, they will be sent home on Monday. Keep your eye out when you pick up your child on Monday. If they would like to bring them back on Tuesday – Friday we hope to have time for signing. A picture of this year’s cover is listed below!

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San Diego Fair!!! FREE Ticket!

A reading log will go home with your student on Monday. (See picture below) Use as a reading log and take it to the fair as it will count towards a FREE child’s admission at the San Diego Fair!

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End of Year K Party! ($12 Due)

Thank you to those who have paid already! This Thursday is the party. Please get funds in now if you plan to participate on Thursday.

Not Cleared Yet? (New 15-16 applications are available)

If you are returning to EBS next year, and never got CLEARED this year, take the time this summer to get your TB test so that you can clear yourself for all EBS events in the future! New applications are available in Room 206 (by the door). Please let me know if you need one for yourself or anyone of your friends or family members!

BBQ Lunch This Past Wednesday

Thank you to all the families that came out to join 206 students this past week during lunch!


***FYI – Send home items may be going home daily. 

Monday – 6/8

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Spirit Week – Crazy Hair Day (Be creative!!!)

Tuesday – 6/9

  • Spirit Week – Sports Day (Wear a favorite sports jersey, shirt, or outfit)

Wednesday – 6/10

  • No Library – TK Dismissal returns to 12:30 on Wednesdays
  • Computer Lab – with Ms. Martin
  • Spirit Week – PJ Day (wear a favorite pair of pj’s, leave your slippers at home and check the weather for the appropriate type of PJ’s)
  • 206 Party from 11:30 – 12:15 pm

Thursday – 6/11

  • Minimum Day (dismissal at 12:30)
  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!
  • Spirit Week – Beach Day (Come dressed with your swimsuit and shorts on top. No flip-flops, but hats, sunscreen, water shoes are welcome!)
  • All Grade Level End of the Year Party

Friday – 6/12

  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)
  • Afternoon Run Club for K Students Only (Wear Tennis Shoes)
  • Spirit Week – EBS Colors or Shirts (Show your EBS Spirit by wearing red, white, or black or EBS spirit-wear)

Monday – 6/15

  • Board Game Day
  • Last Day of School
  • Dismissal at 12:30


The SCOOP – May 25 – 29

The last 11 days! PLEASE, PLEASE tell your 206 friends to read the SCOOP as they will miss important end of the year info!

Summer Birthday Celebration

This week we are celebrating the July Birthdays this week Tuesday and the August birthdays next Tuesday. Say happy birthday to our Summer Friends! Thank you Alice Sestok for coordinating!

End of Year Grade Level Celebration

The Grade Level End of the Year Celebration will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2015. A yellow sheet went home on Friday with all the information regarding the day. The event will take the majority of the day. Students typically come dressed in swim wear (see our Kindergarten Spirit Week Modifications below) under their clothes and dressed prepared to get wet. Please make sure they are wearing water sandals (Crocs are also allowed), but no Flip Flops. Please sign up and return the money for the day by this Friday, June 5, 2015.

There is a sign-up sheet on the whiteboard near our backpack hooks to help us out for the day (a photo of the sign up is pictured below).

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 206 Celebration

Our own classroom will be having a small goodbye party on Wednesday, June 10th at 11:45 pm – 12:30. We will be watching the 2015 classroom video made by Alice Sestok and listening to our beautiful 206 voices and smiles (they have been practicing) as they sing for you. Afterwards we will be heading outside to enjoy some Otter Pops out on the playground. Thank you Megan Brenk and Soya Lee for putting this time together so we can say our goodbyes! Everyone is welcome to come as long as you are cleared!

This has been an amazing year and I can’t believe its ending so fast! Click below to see the flyer that will go home regarding the celebration!

ROOM 206 Goodbye Party

YearBook – Last Chance! Don’t Miss Out!

I just ordered mine yesterday (I’m a big yearbook fan as I have a full collection dating back to my own kindergarten year!). Don’t regret missing out on your copy! Sales are open until Monday, June 1st! They are $25.00 with a $1.00 processing fee! I’m hoping to give the students a chance to sign year books one day during the last week, depending when the year books are delivered.

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4th of July Parade

“Oh Say Can You See,…..” any 206 families at the annual 4th of July Scripps Ranch Parade! We are hoping you can make it to represent EBS during the 4th of July Parade. You only need to wear a Red Shirt and return the slip to let the school know you’ll be walking with your family/child. The route is about 1 mile long. See more info. below….

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EBS Reminders

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Emergency Disaster Drill

This week (Wednesday) we had a Disaster Drill. We spoke about the purpose of the drill and how it differs from a fire drill. The kids did great. They really improved on the walking part. This has been a struggle all year. Typically when we are walking out to our safe area, the kids are so distracted watching other lines walk out to their safe area, the miss the line moving and endanger getting themself and the rest of the line behind them lost or delayed from the rest of the line.

During a disaster drill Ms. Sloan gets on the intercom to tell the kids that the pretend shaking is taking place. At this time, the students are to crawl under a desk and protect their heads, necks and eyes first and foremost (we have practiced this). After the pretend shaking has stopped for 2 minutes, the students all walk out as they get in a line and we walk out to our safe spot. At the time, teacher teams go through all the classrooms to search and rescue any hurt students/staff. The students had to wait for a little bit and they did fantastic. Applaud your student as they were all calm, brave, and helped to keep us all safe!

Western BBQ Lunch – Wed 6/3

Flyers went home this week if you wanted to join the lunch with your student. The deadline has passed for sign ups, but if you already returned your slip to join your student, just come to join your student on June 3rd up at the lunch area that day at our regular lunch time (1:05 pm).

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Library for the 2014-15 Year has ENDED

We will not be returning to the library for the rest of this school year. Our last visit is Wednesday. Thank you for returning your library books and we look forward to another year of checking out books next year! Ms. Tremblay was a warm and friendly librarian we were so fortunate to work with this year! TK dismissal will return to 12:30 on Wednesdays. Ms. Tremblay reading to 206!

Trader Joe Bags

I am planning to send home some of your students materials during the last few days of school. I’m trying to collect a bag for each student. I have a few already, but if you happen to have any extra brown paper bags from Trader Joes send them over as I will create a bag for each student to separate their work and materials. Thank you!

Book Borrows Ending – Reading

This will be the last week that we check out books for Book Borrow. Please take advantage of the time and reading. Over the summer, PLEASE hold your child accountable to reading over the summer. This helps to keep the reading part of their brain in the game and keeps them from sliding back levels over the summer. Please return all bags/books by Monday, June 8th.

Spirit Week – MODIFIED for Kindergarten

Due to our End of the Year Celebration for Kindergarten, we have modified the days for Spirit Week so that we don’t wear PJ’s out the field for our JW Tumbles event.

  • Monday, June 8th – Crazy Hair Day
  • Tuesday, June 9th – Sports Day
  • Wednesday, June 10th – PJ Day (No Slippers)
  • Thursday, June 11th – Beach Day (Swim Wear underneath, No Flip Flops)
  • Friday, June 12th – EBS Spirit Day (Wear your EBS Shirts or School Colors)

How Lucky Am I???

Seriously, I feel so lucky…What other job delivers love notes, hugs, and flowers almost on a daily basis! I have a collection of students notes, pictures, and writings that are hanging above our classroom sink! This job is challenging and pushes me to do my best and yet it has to be one of the most rewarding careers ever! I feel so honored to have worked with your students this year! You have some love bugs on your hands!

This is a note that appeared on my desk one morning cheering me on! The flowers were handed to me by another two students with the words, “because you are so sweet Mrs. Miller.” These kids spoil us with love!

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 Student Writing

Recently, students have been writing books as another choice of writing. Here are two book samples from 206 Students. One is a life cycle of a butterfly and the other is all about Teachers!  Read the captions below each picture for translation help if needed.

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First the butterflies lay eggs. Then a caterpillar comes out of the egg. Second, the caterpillar eats the leaf then its gets bigger.
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Third the caterpillars go into a cocoon. Then the caterpillars turn into a butterfly.
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I fly up (I is referring to the butterflies). I fly down.
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The End
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Teachers teach. Teachers help.
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Teachers take turns. Teachers show respect.



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Teachers love. Teachers eat.
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Monday – 6/1

  • PE with Coach Blower (don’t forget to wear your tennis shoes)
  • LAST WEEK of BOOK Borrows! Don’t forget to return your bag on Monday to check the last set out!

Tuesday – 6/2

  • Return School Library books – All Library books were due, Friday, May 29th!

Wednesday – 6/3

  • No More Library for the 2014 – 2015 School Year
  • Computer Lab with Ms. Martin

Thursday – 6/4

  • Minimum Day (dismissal at 12:30)
  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!
  • Character Education – with Angela Weathers

Friday – 6/5

  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)
  • Afternoon Run Club for K Students Only (Wear Tennis Shoes)
  • Return $ for End of the Year Celebration and Sign Up to come and/or Donate

The SCOOP – May 18 – 22

Only 15 days left!!! It’s going too fast!!! Share with a friend!

Awesome Field Trip

This past week we were able to go to the San Diego Zoo! Thank goodness to the 14 volunteers that came to help! Though it was an awesome day it is a very busy and public place. We were able to go on a tour bus through many of the animals. We got to learn some new information and go into the entrance of the Elephant Building which leads into the zookeepers washing area. When we exited the bus tour we sat down and ate lunch and then headed off for a couple of hours to tour the park in small groups. It was perfect weather and we made it home all in one piece! Thank  you again to all the parent chaperones! Seriously…There’s no way this one could have been pulled off without you!

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End of the Year Party – SAVE THE DATE

Families – we will be having a Kindergarten End of the Year Party with all the Kindergarten/TK classes. This outdoor event will take place on Thursday, June 11th and will take most of our day. Keep your eyes out for more information regarding the details on food and entertainment.

Character Ed Assembly

This week we had a Character Ed. Assembly that was given by Family Karate. Take a look at the flyer that went home and ask your child to show you some of the positions they learned at the assembly!

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RAZ Kids for Summer

Don’t stop READING! For some readers, they can slip back in reading levels, if they are regularly reading. It is very important that you keep up the routine of reading 5-7 days a week. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing school that funds RAZ kids. Your student’s RAZ kids account will remain active during the summer. Take advantage of this by having a set time for your child to read for a set amount of time daily (first thing in the morning, just before dinner, just after lunch, etc).

Take weekly trips to the library. This is a favorite time that my daughter (my son is still in training) and I enjoy. She begs me to take her to pick out new books and we take time to read a few and take home a few! This is another way to keep the reading high. BONUS: Check out your library’s calendar. There are often, craft times, or other activities that your child will love to be involved in this summer.

Take advantage and keep your child’s reading strong and positive!

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100 Laps

This week 2 of our 206 students made it to the 100 Lap club! These two have been diligently working to run 100 laps by going to Run Club each morning. Give a round of applause for the stamina, diligence and motivation they’ve worked towards!

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This week, I was able to attend a device training. We now have our devices and I have been trained. Though they are bit limited in what they can do, I gained a great perspective of what they can do and how to maximize the learning. We got the chance to practice taking out and putting away our tablets. We will continue to practice tablet etiquette and will get some opportunities to use our mini computers this year. The kids are so excited (so am I…love technology!

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Monday – 5/11

  • NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Tuesday – 5/12

  • Return School Library books
  • Renew Book Borrow Bags (return the bags on Mondays to receive new books) – READ these books 1-3 times each night throughout the week! If you forget to return these, come by another day and switch out the books. Don’t forget to write comments to communicate with me about how this reading is going.

Wednesday – 5/13

  • Library Visit –  (TK dismissal at 12:55 in the library)
  • Computer Lab – with Ms. Martin

Thursday – 5/14

  • Minimum Day (dismissal at 12:30)
  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!

Friday – 5/15

  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)
  • Afternoon Run Club for K Students Only (Wear Tennis Shoes)

The SCOOP – May 11 – May 15

Tell all your 206 friends about this week’s versions of The SCOOP!

Field Trip Monday

A small orange flyer went home on Friday. Here are the main tips to remember for a successful day at the zoo on Monday…

  • LUNCH – Please make sure you send your child with a disposable lunch and drink as we will be mobile all day.
  • ATTIRE/DRESS – Wear your EBS Jog-a-thon shirt (pictured below). Check the weather for layering, sunscreen, and hats preparation. Wear walking shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
  • CARSEAT – Bring your child’s booster seat and label with your child’s name so it can be identified by drivers.
  • WATER – Your child may bring a water bottle, but will need to carry it around for the day. There are also drinking fountains all over the grounds that we can use.
  • SNACK – a snack will be provided for you child. Thank you Megan for picking up our snack (Pretzels and Welch’s Gummies).
  • DRIVERS – An email will be sent to your separately regarding details.
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Jog-A-Thon Shirt for zoo day!

 Thank You Again

What a week this was! I felt so loved with all the special treats this week! As this is my first year at EBS, the special activities are all new to me!

  • Monday – The door was FABULOUS! Thank you for taking the time to custom the door design to describe me! I loved each little shoe, the pathway, the pennant with such a thematic saying and the balloons and design around the door. It was pointed out to me, that there was even a picture of me running on that door! Fantastic! Thank you so much for putting so much thought into this project!
  • Tuesday – I was delighted with delicious and thoughtful snacks of every type. Thank you for all the delicious food snacks! I even found a few new snacks that I will be adding to my snack menu for the future! Thank you!
  • Wednesday – (and many of the other days…) students and families brought in notes, pictures, cards, gift cards with some of the most thoughtful words! This will the best! I loved reading each and every note, coloring page, and card! I love my job and your kids, but I can’t tell you how encouraging and “bucket-filling” it was to read each note. Thank you for the kind and generous gift cards. In the afternoon, you all provided us with lunch though the AFP. It was a delicious mediterranean spread. It was such a treat to have a ready-made lunch with such delicious flavors…Thank you as you all are my AFP!
  • Thursday –  The cards continued to come this day along with many of the key or favorite office supplies I use in class! I have some beloved products that help me to organize, hang or write neater. These were wonderful treats and brought a giddiness of joy as I love these products for my classroom.
  • Friday – Each student brought in beautiful flowers which I am still enjoying this weekend! Ironically the Gerbera Daisy is one of my favorite flowers! They remind me of happiness so they have always been a flower I’ve looked at with brightness! Thank you for brightening up our room with flowers and joy and wonderful balloon!

I am so touched and grateful for each of you! Thank you for showering me with all the love, cards, gifts, supplies, flowers, notes, treats, etc! I feel honored and privileged to have worked with your sweeties and with each of you this year. I’ve uploaded a couple of pictures to highlight the week along with a picture of one of the  sweet cards I received below that I received this week. Besides the fact that this card warmed my heart, it cracked me up as this child remembered to include my blue hair…check closely! Haha! Such detail!

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Sweet card with the blue hair detail! 😉
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All of my yummy snacks

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Open House 2015

We had a great success and turn out on Thursday night. Thank you for all of you who made it in for the classroom hour! Your kids had a blast seeing each other at night and touring you around the classroom. They have learned so much this year and had so much to share with you and loved taking to each station to see their work and abilities! Hopefully you all got to check out the Art Show in the auditorium (applause to our three Fine Artist Volunteers who supported our 206 Students). Here are some pictures below of the night. Many of you enjoyed the Photo Wall and sent your pictures in.

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The Art Show in the Auditorium

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Jacob Prisha

NO Approved Food List Amendment

Due to a couple health issues that occurred at our school recently, it has come to our attention that “Peanut Free” snack labels/items/brands are not always consistent. Meaning that if you purchased two bags of “safe” pretzels from a “Safe Foods Snack List,” it doesn’t necessarily mean they are both processed in a No Nut Facility/Factory. Each bag could have come from different facility …. one could have been made in a Peanut Free Factory while the other one could have been made in a factory that DOES process peanuts. Therefore, the concern is that teachers/parents will use the list without checking labels or where the food has been processed. We have been asked to take down Safe Food Lists to ensure that we are always checking labels to keep our kids safe.

LAST Book Order for the year!

Our last Book Order of the year is out! Orders are due by Friday 5/22/15 as I want to get the order processed quickly just to make sure we get it back with plenty of time to spare. Remember if you order on line, you are able to order from any of the other catalogs. There are some great books for summer reading.

Our Promethean Board is WORKING!

I’m not sure if you remember my mentioning, but we got our Promethean Board installed (Thank You Mr. Morici) just around Spring Break. Since then, there have been some complications in using it as more than a Document Camera due to a program I was having issues running. This program pairs up with the board in order to make it interactive and a touch screen. Friday morning, the wonderful Mickey Brown (from our district’s IT department) came all the way over to EBS in the pouring rain to get me my device (with the program) to use the board immediately! Boy did we use it Friday …. for math and writing, and some exploring! The kids (and I) are psyched! This board is amazing!Photo May 15, 2 49 44 PM (1)

Device Training

This Tuesday, I will be out of the classroom for another technology gift that we have received for our classroom. Tuesday I will be attending Device Training as we have now received a small tablet device for each student in the class to use. I’d really like to get some use in before the end of the year, so I’m taking a training course to see how we can use them best in our class as there are some restrictions in using them. We are so excited to be technologically advancing in 206!

Monday – 5/18

  • ZOO Field Trip – All Day
  • Star of the Week Kit goes home (1-TK and 1-K student each week)

Tuesday – 5/19

  • Return School Library books
  • Character Ed. with Rian Cajucom

Wednesday – 5/20

  • Computer Lab with Mrs. Martin
  • Library Visit with Ms. Tremblay –  (TK dismissal at 12:55 in the library)
  • Renew Book Borrow Bags (return the bags to receive new books)

Thursday – 5/21

  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!

Friday – 5/22

  • PM Run Club for K students only (wear tennis shoes)
  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)

Open House 2015 – Tonight 5:30 – 6:30+

Thursday May 14, 2015

We (Your child and I) are really hoping you’ll be able to make it tonight to the annual EBS Open House! They are shining with pride and want to be able to show you their classroom and some of the work they spent so much effort on.  We know it can be difficult to come as there is a lot going on, but we’d be grateful if you were all able to visit and celebrate this great year! See the details below!

5:30 – 6:30 Classroom Tour

5:30 – 7:30 Art Show

5:30 – 7:30 Food Trucks

6:40 Choir Performance

You will be taking the tour of your life. Your tour guide is…your wonderful, fantastic, and brilliant child! Come on by and enjoy Rain or Shine!

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The SCOOP – May 4 – 8

Tell your 206 friends to check out the blog this week so they don’t miss any important information!

Thank You Mom!

Mamas …we (your child and I) absolutely adore you!  Being a mom is the most wonderful, difficult and important job you’ll ever have or do! You are amazing and deserve to be honored this weekend! Thank you for all the extra time you take and all the patience you extend even on the most difficult of days! We will always love you and have the utmost respect for what you do! Thank you for loving us and believing in us to attain anything! Happy Mother’s Day! Don’t forget ….we’re proud of you too!

The hardest job in the world is the best job in the world!

P.S. Hope you enjoy your little gift from your little one. They wanted to surprise you with it this Sunday morning. A special shout out to 206’s Grandma Jan,  for helping me on Friday to surprise all you moms with the gift, cards, and wrapping for the Mother’s Day gifts. Check out these pics that Ms. Jan took of our kiddos!

Open House Next Week

Next week is Open House. Make sure you mark your calendars! It will be a great time! You will be taking a beautiful tour of 206 by one of the best guides in the land…your student! They will be showing you all around the classroom. There will also be other school events that evening as well including some delicious Food Trucks. See the flyer below for details. We hope you can make it!Photo Apr 22, 8 37 46 AM

Details About Our Last Field Trip

  • Driver Information – All drivers, please remember to turn in (1. your driver form, 2. a copy of your CA license and 3. a copy of your registration) this week!
  • Lunch – Plan a disposable lunch. Plan to pack your child a lunch that is fully disposable with no containers, lunch bags or metal utensils.
  • Attire – The day of the field trip, we will be wearing our EBS Jog-A-Thon shirts from this past March. (See a picture of the shirt below) This will help us to stay together as our 206 group.
  • Details will also go home in folders as we get closer. Please turn all of these in by this Friday.

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    This is the shirt we will wear to the zoo on May 18th!

Pokemon Cards – Not Allowed

A new rule has been issued at school regarding Pokemon cards. These are not allowed on campus and need to be left at home. It is recommended that all toys stay at home, so toys will remain safe and are not a distraction to the learning environment.

Music with Mr. Waczek

You may not get to see it, but can your children sing! Our amazing music teacher has great talents. He plays many games with them around singing and holding a tune. It is beautiful to hear their little voices. Once I was even able to hear a solo by one of the students…absolutely beautiful! Here’s a picture I got to sneak in when they didn’t know I was peeking in!

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Late or Tardy?

If you arrive at school after 8:45 (official school start time), please remember to stop by the office for a late slip as attendance is often already submitted.

Also remember to have your child bring their folder inside as the folders are emptied/stuffed first thing in the morning (Thank You…. Hilda Yu and Alice Sestok) and it is very possible your child’s folder will not get emptied or filled with new information if it is left outside. This week some picture orders/money almost missed the deadline as they were left outside when students arrived late.

This guy…..

This guy…this great guy was named Vice Principal of the Year by the Administrators Association of San Diego. We are so proud of him! He works ridiculously hard in so many different areas at EBS that you might not even know about. He makes an awesome team with our Principal Ms. Sloan as they work together to set a fantastic tone and support students, teachers and parents to make EBS what it is today. If you don’t know much about Mr. Morici, click here to read his bio and give him a round of applause! Congratulations Mr. Morici!

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Just another reminder to purchase your school year book! Hold on to the memories!

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Thank you

Thank you parent readers! I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. I try to include the pictures and information that would be most helpful or interesting to inform you about the time your child spending in our “learning place” (as the kids called it yesterday). Our time is down to only a few short weeks….we are getting sad about it already…its been a great year! Thank you again for taking the time to read about our class!

Monday – 5/11

  • PE with Coach Blower (don’t forget to wear your tennis shoes)
  • Renew Book Borrow Bags (return the bags on Mondays to receive new books) – READ these books 1-3 times each night throughout the week! If you forget to return these, come by another day and switch out the books. Don’t forget to write comments to communicate with me about how this reading is going.

Tuesday – 5/12

  • Return School Library books

Wednesday – 5/13

  • Library Visit –  (TK dismissal at 12:55 in the library)
  • No computer lab due to testing

Thursday – 5/14

  • Minimum Day (dismissal at 12:30)
  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!

Friday – 5/15

  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)
  • Afternoon Run Club for K Students Only (Wear Tennis Shoes)

The SCOOP – April 27 – May 1

Tell all your 206 friends about this week’s versions of The SCOOP!

Poetry in 206

Are these kids natural poets or what! We did our first poetry lesson on Tuesday this week. We built this chart over the course of this week. We read and studied some mentor texts and looked at what other poets did. We created this list of what we noticed and tried on a few of them. Check out the two samples below from some 206 poets that shared their work aloud!

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Starwars lightsabers, jedi, stormtroopers, robots, ships, wookies, The Emperor, Star Wars
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Winter, cold, snowman, hat, mittens, coat, boots, Winter


  • Tools – We have built up a toolbox that we use when solving our math problems. (see chart below) We use these tools to solve and show our thinking. The students have greatly improved in using the number line and are continuing to work on it. See any new ones…try them on during your Family Math Problem in the homework!
  • “How we show math stories” – Below you will see another math chart about we show our math stories (not how we solve them). Most of the year we spent our time showing through number bonds. As of more recently we have added number sentences (with the “=” same as symbol….see blog post from a couple weeks ago).
  • Parts to 10 – The past few weeks we have worked a lot on knowing and practicing parts to 10(1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5, etc). Continue to practice these at home by playing
    • Bears in the cave
    • Start with 6 bears (or another object in your hand)
    • Have your child count how many there are
    • Grab a handful (some of the bears) and put behind your back
    • Ask your student, “How many bears are hiding?”
    • Can they name how many are behind your back without counting. If it is too difficult, start with a lower number. If they are able to name the number without counting, start with a higher number.

The objective is for our students to know these parts to 10 with automaticity. Many of our students can count mentally to figure out how many are missing, but we are continuing to work to know the parts to 10 without counting.

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Writer’s Checklist

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300 Laps!

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2014 – 2015 Yearbooks

Have you bought your yearbook for this year? Save the cherished memories of your child’s first year at EBS…purchase your copy of the 2014 – 2015 EBS Year book. See the flyer below for the web information on how to buy your copy!

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Field Trip

Chaperones and Drivers – We are so excited to go to the zoo! This is our last field trip of the year. The zoo has limited us on the number people in our group, so we have all our chaperones and drivers. Due to the high number of volunteers and cars, each car will have 2 adults and a small group of children. Thank you in advance for your flexibility either being a driver or chaperone. We’ll see you all on May 18th (we’ll send another reminder home before the big day arrives).

Book Order

May Book Orders just went out on Friday. Remember you are welcome to order from any of the Scholastic Book Order forms using our class code. Feel free to check out the other book order magazines on line to purchase books from different grades or categories. Book orders are due by Thursday, May 7th. We’ll try to squeeze in one more book order before summer!

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Upcoming Events

  • Field Trip to Zoo – Monday, May 18th
  • Open House – Thursday, May 14th
  • Character Education – Tuesday, May 19th

Monday – 5/4

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Renew Book Borrow Bags (return the bags to receive new books)
  • Star of the Week Kit goes home (1-TK and 1-K student each week)

Tuesday – 5/5

  • Return School Library books

Wednesday – 5/6

  • No Computer Lab with Ms. Martin due to testing in upper grades
  • Library Visit with Ms. Tremblay –  (TK dismissal at 12:55 in the library)

Thursday – 5/7

  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!

Friday – 5/8

  • PM Run Club for K students only (wear tennis shoes)
  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)

The SCOOP – April 20 – 24

If you have any 206 friends who miss the information in this week’s blog, please help spread the word via text, email or conversation. Thanks!

Zoo Field Trip

You likely received your zoo field trip information on Thursday afternoon. This is our last field trip for the year. We are limited to have 40 people in our group, which allows us about 14 spots for Room 206. We’d love it if you could come out to join us. We will have a short class, take a tour bus around the zoo, eat our lunches, and then have a little free time at the end to explore the zoo. If you are able to join us fill out the gold sheet and return the bottom portion with the information about how many you are able to drive. We may pair up volunteers if needed to lower the number of cars traveling down.

If you are able (and cleared), mark your calendars and come with us to the San Diego Zoo!


  • What: Class, Tour, Explore the zoo
  • Date: Monday, May 18th
  • Who: Room 206 (TK/K) – all day event, plan to return at 3:00
  • Cost: $10 per student, $10 per parent
  • How will we get there: Parent Drivers

EBS Idol

Was that amazing or what?! This is a prime example of how awesome the EBS community is! Students had to apply, choose music, create choreography, audition and perform! The fun and creativity of this event is entertaining and outstanding to watch! If you missed it, you will want to make sure you attend next year! I teared up a few times watching the courage these kids had. There were kindergartners through 5th graders on the stage singing, dancing, and performing there hearts out!

The final act of the night involves the EBS staff. From what I hear, there is typically a whole staff routine. This year we performed Rock of Ages. There was a 20’s, 50’s, 70’s, and 90’s group. Each decade did a performance and then the whole group did one last song together. Mrs. Miller was in the 50’s group. This was all choreographed, planned, and coached by the infamous Lisa Olmore (an EBS parent who promotes to middle school this year…she will be greatly missed). I have been a variety of schools, and I can say it is a rarity to get so many staff members willing to learn, practice and perform together! As my first time seeing and being involved, I was blown away! I’m proud to be part of this penguin community!

EBS Idol 50's
Rock Of Ages – 50’s gang!


EBS Idol Rock of Ages
Its a little blurry, but a shot of the EBS Idol Staff at the end of the show!

Happy Adminstrator’s Week

This week our school celebrated Admistrator’s week! We are so very fortunate to work with such an amazing administration at EBS. We all know from past job experiences that the administration sets the tone/environment of a workplace/location/organization. I can tell you first hand that our fantastic administrators are the reason that EBS is wonderful . It is for this reason that we as teachers, students and parents applaud Principal Sloan and Vice Principal Morici!

Every class at EBS made some type of book, poster, sign, design to celebrate each of them (one for Principal Sloan and one for Vice Principal Morici). Our class made a penguin poster and a badge for them each to wear for the day! Here are some pics!

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Open House

We’re hoping you are all able to come on by to our annual Open House. Unlike Back to School Night, in the beginning of the year, where parents come without children to learn about the philosophy and details of the upcoming school year, Open House is exactly what it is called. Students are encouraged to bring their parents as they will be giving you a tour of our room and they will be your tour guide. Families will be coming and going throughout the hour as there is no set presentation. We are hoping you are able to drop by for a few minutes from 5:30 – 6:30 on May 14th. (FYI – in case you didn’t notice there will be food trucks and the Student Art Show that night as well, along with an EBS choir performance! Mark your calendars for this event as well!

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Earth Day

This week was the week of Earth Day! We read a book about Earth Day and wrote about how we can help the Earth (you may have heard your Kindergartner talking about this). Many of our students decided they wanted to help the planet by throwing away their trash or picking up trash. Others wrote about saving water, or riding their bike instead of driving in a car! Continue to encourage your student and family to help save the planet by making a commitment to make a personal impact on our world!

Run Mrs. Miller Run!

This weekend is my annual half marathon. I have run many different races, but this race, was my first! I ran that day and I committed that day that I would run it 20 years in a row. This Sunday marks my 15th La Jolla Half Marathon! I have run through heat, complete lack of training, early pregnancy, very late pregnancy (walked that one and came in dead last), 8 weeks off a broken ankle, and much more! Its a treasured race to me that I won’t miss! This is a picture of my husband and I running it together a few years back!


Monday – 4/27

  • PE with Coach Blower (don’t forget to wear your tennis shoes)
  • Renew Book Borrow Bags (return the bags on Mondays to receive new books) – READ these books 1-3 times each night throughout the week!

Tuesday – 4/28

  • Return School Library books – no check out until after spring break

Wednesday – 4/29

  • Library Visit –  (TK dismissal at 12:55 in the library)
  • Computer Lab with Ms. Martin

Thursday – 4/30

  • Minimum Day (dismissal at 12:30)
  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!

Friday – 5/1

  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)
  • Afternoon Run Club for K Students Only (Wear Tennis Shoes)

The SCOOP – April 13 – 17

Welcome to this week’s version of The SCOOP. Here you will read all about this past week and see a quick view of what is coming up in the week ahead.

Moby Max

Parents -Moby Max is a new online learning program that our school is trying out. We have a 30 day trial though there is a possibility to have it as a future program at EBS. Each child will be getting paper in their folder explaining the program and the log-in information. Please check it out! The kids tried it out in Ms. Martin’s class this week. They used the math section. The online program gave them a placement assessment and then gave them math lessons/games that coordinated with their working math level. Here’s an example of the letter you will have sent home with you.

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Volunteers… Thank You!

The annual EBS Volunteer Tea was this week! We just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped this year to prep for classroom projects, prep classroom parties, work with students, file papers, fill daily folders, teach Character Education or Fine Artists, assist every other week in PE, cut, staple, bind, count box tops, coordinate Jog-A-Thon and so much more! We couldn’t be more fortunate to have you all and thank you for giving of your time  as you cleared your schedules and/or took time off work for us! I can tell you that there is no way we could have accomplished all that we did this year without you guys! Thanks for making this such a great year for 206! Thank you!

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Here’s a picture of the tablecloth we made for the Volunteer Tea (Theme: Outerspace)

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PE – This Week

Our wonderful PE volunteer, Hilda Yu comes every other week during PE to help Coach Blower. This week she caught a cool photo of the kids doing a fun activity! Thanks for the photo!

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Character Ed – Perseverance

This week, Mrs. Angela Weathers came in to 206 to teach us about PERSEVERANCE! This term was not too unfamiliar to us as we have spent this whole year using DETERMINATION as one of our theme words! These too words are very similar. Mrs. Weathers read a book called Dumpy LaRue, which was about a pig that persevered to make her dream of dancing come to life. She also inspired others in the process (we sometimes forget that our own perseverance can inspire others to persevere too). After they read this story, students went to their desks to write about what they wanted to be when they grew up and what their dreams were. A few of the samples are written below! These kids are awesome!

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When I grow up I want to be a Ballet Teacher.
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When I grow up I want to be a vet that works with puppies and works with other animals like rabbits and cats.
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When I grow up I want to be…. “a Queen.”
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I want to be an airplane pilot.

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This name rings a special sound in our hearts! We have all come to know and love this wonderful boy in our class. He has such a big heart and is full of personality. We are so very saddened he is leaving EBS and 206, as he and his family are moving! Theo, you make us laugh, smile and feel so loved! Best of luck on your move! (we hope you stay in touch 🙂

Friday was his last day! We celebrated with a class made book and an EBS memento to remember us by! Thanks Megan Brenk and Rae Peterson for making our last day with Theo so special!

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Monday – 4/20

  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Renew Book Borrow Bags (return the bags to receive new books)
  • Star of the Week Kit goes home (1-TK and 1-K student each week)

Tuesday – 4/21

  • Return School Library books

Wednesday – 4/22

  • Computer Lab with Ms. Martin
  • Library Visit with Ms. Tremblay –  (TK dismissal at 12:55 in the library)

Thursday – 4/23

  • Mission Federal Credit Union at School for deposits!

Friday – 4/24

  • EBS Idol
  • Homework/Reading Log Due (aim for 20 minutes of reading a session…break in two parts if needed)