Category Archives: 18-19 School Year

TK Days: June 10 – 11

IN THIS POST:  Room Mom Gratitude, Summer Playdates Save the Dates, Human Impact Effect, Last Day of School, 206 Floor Renovation, Summer!!!!

Room Mom Gratitude

I’m sure each of you will agree when I say how amazing Dani Powell has made this year! She has loved on every child and treated us all (myself included) with great care. She planned and communicated on each and every activity or event we had and helped in our class 1-2 days a week from our October Volunteer Start all the way through the last day of school! She always reached out to see how she could help and did everything with a smile, without complaining and always in a kind voice! It is with great gratitude and sadness to say goodbye that I applaud and cheer on this stellar mom, wife, volunteer, art teacher, nurse, connector, communicator, reader, and much, much more! Thank you Dani Powell

EBS Summer Playdates

Don’t forget about the EBS Summer Playdates! Its such a great way to reunite with our TK buddies and meet some new friends that will be joining us in Kindergarten this year!

Practice some introduction language with your child so they can be a leader in making new friends and joining old friends and new friends together!

Practice Introductory Language

  • “Hi, my name is _____, what is your name?”
  • “Do you want to play with me?”
  • “This is my friend _______.”
  • “What do you like to play?”
  • “My favorite _______ is _____. What is your favorite _______?”

Human Impact Effect

We had quite an impact on our EBS Community! On Thursday, May 24th we made an attempt to get our school to vow to completely avoid using plastic bags for ONE day! We set up an, “I promise…” sheet for students in the school to sign if they didn’t use a bag that day! Check out the results below!!

Last Day of School

Our last day of school was a blast! We just soaked up the time together and took it easy! We watched a movie together and ate pizza and Otter Pops! Special thanks to our Room Mom, Dani Powell for getting our pizza on the last day! 

We also snapped these cute pictures of students on their last day! Enjoy! 

Mother’s Day Photos

In case you missed your e-version of Mother’s Day photos, I’ve uploaded them here! We love you Mom…every day of the year! 

Room 206 – Floor Renovation

Special thanks to those mamas who came in to help pack up our classroom. I had to be completely out of Room 206 for the summer by Thursday, June 13th! I would have never made it without the help of Dani, Emily C. and Chrissy! Thank you so very much for helping! If you are curious what the room looks like during renovation, I’ve had some pics sent to me while they’ve worked! Its amazing! 

Summer!!

Summer is officially here! What are your plans??? Hopefully lots of play, rest and rejuvenation! Maybe you visited the fair, went to the pool, went on a trip or lounged around for a day or two! We are starting our mornings off with reading and math each day to keep in good habits and get in our brain exercise each day, then play and some cleaning out of our drawers! So far so good! Hoping your summer has started off with lots of fun and smiles as the sunshine has finally made its way to SD!

 

TK Days: June 3 – 7 (LAST WEEK)

IN THIS POST:   Father’s Day, All Book Bag Books Due Now, Newspapers or Packing Paper…Help Wanted, Parachute Fun, TK/K Summer Play Groups, Ramadan – Thank you Sania Ghandi, Library Summer Reading Program, ST Math, Yearbooks – Thank you Emily Caballero, Save the Dates, The Week Ahead

Father’s Day

What a fun time we had at our Father’s Day! We love to celebrate our dads and how they make such a difference in our lives! They for sure balance out the house and bring a whole special and fun feel to parenting! Thank you for taking the time to move your schedules around and spend some fun moments in class with us!! We had a full house! 

We spent a moment showing dad our top 3 Reason’s why we love him and giving him our Father’s Day gift! Then we watched the students version of Here Comes the Sun and finally we got down to the fun stuff! We played some Minute to Win It games. We had to up the challenge with our dads though! They not only had a lot of fun with us but they are total studs! They did amazing!! We love you dad!!

All Book Bag Books Due Now

If you haven’t turned in your 206 Book Bag yet, please do so tomorrow. We use these books each year and let the next students borrow them to learn to read, just as your child did. If you happen to still have them, send them in your folder tomorrow. If you already sent yours in…Thank You! 

Newspapers/Packing Paper? – Help Wanted

Room 206 is having a little reconstructive surgery done over the summer. Our floors will be completely ripped out (foundation and all) and replaced. With that said, I have to pack up all my personal belongings by Wednesday while the work is being done. If you are interested in coming in on Monday to help pack up, I’d be more than grateful! 

I’m in search of some newspapers or packing paper to pack many of these items up. Thank you so much! 

Field Trip Recap!

What a fun day we had a the San Diego Science Discovery Museum! The kids had a blast exploring all the options to play with their buddies! We took a STEAM class on Force and then got more play time together! It was a perfect way to celebrate the finish of our school year together! Thank you to all the parents who chaperoned and helped our students!!

Parachute Fun

This past week we got to rotate to all the kindergarten classes to do a quick and fun activity for 20 minutes. In Room 206, we did parachute play! Catch these pics of our class having a blast with the parachute! 

TK/K Summer Playgroups

Just a reminder to mark your calendars regarding our Summer Playgroups! As TK’s, you have a unique position in that your are getting a reunion and meeting new classmates! You never know who you might meet and how you could connect! Some best buddies were met at these playdates…and different friends and some EBS staff show up at each one! 

Ramadan – Thank you Sania Ghandi!

The last week of May, Sania Ghandi came in to teach us about Ramadan & Eid! This year we have learned about many different holidays and traditions from many different cultures! It has been an absolute joy to share how each family celebrates! I have taught for 20 years and I still learn more every year! This also helps us gain and appreciation and respect for all families with similarities and differences! This is important learning and greatly impacts who we become and how we appreciate life and those who we get to share this world with! Thank you Sania! 

We learned about when Ramadan comes and how it is around the lunar calendar! For Ramadan, we fast in the day time for 30 days and when the moon is sighted on the 30th day, we begin the celebration of Eid. Eid last three days and is full of fun! My favorite part of Ramadan is that during the 30 days of fasting, the focus is on respecting others, helping those in need, doing your best and giving to the poor (those who have less than you). This is our best self and this is something we can always improve on! I absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing Sania! We all learned so much and gained a new respect understanding and respect for Ramadan! 

Library Summer Reading Program

If you haven’t ever joined the summer reading program put on by the public library system…this is something you should try this summer! My kids have done it for  years. There are no strings and each summer our accomplishments have varied but we have always had fun! Sign up at the link below and simply read 10 books or 10 hours (your choice) and you can receive a free book, some coupons and usually a little gift or swag! Its motivating for us to get to the library and try out some new books as well as read a book or two while we are there! The Scripps library is fun and close or if you haven’t visited the PQ library…thats a great one too (its in our old hood and we had many great memories there). Take a moment to check it out, maybe sign up and see some of the other activities they are providing over the summer! 

https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/kidsandteens/summerreading

ST Math 

Set a learning goal for summer! My family has set a time and goal for our reading…what about Math! Conveniently, you can keep using the ST Math log-in and system through July 31st. If you complete it to 100% you will receive a certificate in the fall. Set a time goal or a number per week goal that your child will work on ST Math. Just get your kids to the EBS website and they should be able to navigate to the Clever Portal and sign in from there! 

Remember in ST Math to let your kiddo do most of the problem solving. If they get stuck and keep making the same mistake over and over, use guiding questions to help them move past the bump. 

Yearbooks – Thank you Emily Caballero!

Our annual year books showed up this past Friday. If you ordered one (it was a pre-order) they brought yours to the class. If you still wanted to purchase one you can typically get one at the front of the school tomorrow before or after school until they are all sold. 

This year was especially unique in that there are 2 Mrs. Miller pages! It was a mistake by the company, but in the first Mrs. Miller page, I was paired with a 3rd grade class. If you turn the page, our actual TK page and class are there! Totally okay though…right….as the TK’s say, “We love Mistakes!” 

Check out the beautiful layout that Emily Caballero spent a lot of time to build! Thank you so much! There are some class favorite pictures to remember our year! 

Puppet Show

We got to visit Mrs. Gelaro’s annual Puppet Show! The students make their own puppets and write their own versions of plays to present! They did awesome and our class enjoyed!! Thank you Mrs. Gelaro’s Class! 

Save these Dates

  • Spirit Week – June 5 – 12
  • Last Day of School – June 11th (whole school minimum day)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 6/10/19

  • Music @ 9:00 am

Tuesday – 6/11/19

  • Movie & Pizza in Room 206

Wednesday – 6/12/19

  • Summer begins!!

TK Days: May 20 – 24

IN THIS POST:  Field Trip Paperwork Return, Volunteer Appreciation Assembly, No Plastic Bag Day Follow Up, Last Volunteer Calendar, Spirit Week, TK Kinder Summer Playgroup, Early Bird Volunteer Applications for 19-20, Join EBS @ the 4th of July Parade, Last 10 Sight Words, Library Books Due this Week, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Field Trip Paperwork Return

If you have not returned your Field Trip Paperwork and plan to drive on our field trip, please turn in your paperwork on Tuesday, May 28th as I have to turn in our driver information a week in advance. If you already turned in your license and insurance information for the last field trip I still have it, therefore there is no need to submit new copies.  If you are willing to drive in another car, please note this on the paperwork or email me. 

Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – May 30

This is our new Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. We have never done this format before and are hoping it accommodates more parents’ schedules. We look forward thanking you formally! 

8:30 am Donuts and coffee on the lunch court (adults only)

8:55 am Assembly on Blacktop

  • Volunteers will march down the red carpet onto the playground and take a seat
  • Student speeches
  • Choir  performance
  • Volunteers gather with specific class for individual thank you’s

RSVP’s were sent about 2 weeks ago if you were planning to attend. 

No Plastic Bag Day Follow Up

Our push for no plastic bags was a great success and a chatter in the lunch area. We set up a sign for students to write their name if they participated in the day of no bags! This movement has made my own family more aware of the amount of trash we have been opting for rather than being diligent in our support to Impact the Earth in a positive way! Though our unit is over, we will keep the momentum going by growing our awareness! 

Last Volunteer Calendar/Summer Bucket List

The last volunteer calendar of the year is ready to go out on Tuesday! Special thanks to all of our volunteers who stuck through thick and thin to make this year so amazing!! 

On the back of this month’s volunteer calendar, is a summer bucket list! I’m not sure if you do these with your family, but we make one of these ever summer and try to cross all of items off as a way to set some goals and create a summer of eclectic activities! There are lots of choices to choose from on here, but hoping you have fun choosing some 10 items (or more if you want) to try out a 2019 Summer Bucket List! Have fun!!

Spirit Week

The end of the school year always warrants a SPIRIT WEEK! The whole school is involved and these are also marked on the June Volunteer Calendar! Join the fun and dress up! 

The only conflict is that our class will be wearing our Jog-A-Thon shirts on Wednesday, June 5th as well for our field trip! 

(see volunteer calendar above or in your child’s folder on Tuesday for spirit week details)

TK/Kinder Playgroup for Summer

There is a playgroup for Summer for new incoming students in Kindergarten (which includes our TK class). There are a multiple dates to attempt to accommodate your summer plans! Its a great way to join up for a TK reunion with a few memorable buddies and meet some new buddies that will be in your class and/or on the playground this upcoming year! 

Early Bird Volunteer Apps for 19-20 School Year

The Volunteer Applications for next school year are out and ready. A copy will go home on Tuesday in your child’s folder. This will help you to be one of the first processed for the next school year so you will be able to help your child’s teacher and other on campus events in the fall! I highly recommend to fill this out if you are able. You will not need to re-finger print or re-test for TB (unless your test results have expired). Don’t forget to sign all the areas and send back in your child’s folder. 

Join EBS @ 4th of July Parade

Interested in walking with the EBS Float in the 2019 4th of July Parade in Scripps Ranch! Its a popular, and fun Scripps Ranch event! Check out the flyer if you are interested in joining the fun! 

Last 10 Sight Words

 We are officially on the last set of 10 sight words of the year! If you kept up that was a huge challenge! No matter where you are on the Rainbow Words Journey, keep going! These words are super helpful in continuing to develop reading and writing! Keep plugging away over summer! #100 words

Library Books Due This Week

Please begin to return all library books as you finish reading them. We have had our last check out date so we will not be returning to the library this year! I strongly encourage you to visit the local libraries over the summer or even join their summer reading program. My kids and I are going to attempt to visit the downtown library too…if you’d like to add that to your list…its beautiful! 

Save these Dates

  • End of Reading Rotation Groups – Wednesday, May 29th
  • Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – Thursday, May 30th @8:45 am
  • Children’s Discovery Museum Field Trip – June 5th (aka End of Year Party)
  • Kindergarten Round Up (rotation) – June 6th
  • Father’s Day in Room 206 – Thursday, June 6th @ 8:50am – 9:20am
  • Last Day of School – June 11th (whole school minimum day)

*NOTE: For our Father’s Day event, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 5/27/19

  • No School

Tuesday – 5/28/19

  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 5/29/19

  • Last day of Reading Rotation

Thursday – 5/30/19

  • Mrs. Van Duren will be teaching.
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 5/31/19

  • Mrs. Van Duren will be teaching

TK Days: May 13 – 17

IN THIS POST:  No School, Field Trip Recap, Western Family BBQ, PSA by TK, Last Library Visit, EBS Padres Night, Home Help???, Father’s Day, Generosity Bags, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

No School

Just a reminder that we have a 4 day weekend ahead of us this week. There will be no school on Friday, May 24th or Monday, May 27th. We’ll see you back in the class on Tuesday, May 28th. 

Field Trip Recap

What a trip we had last Wednesday! We were lucky enough to visit Sunrise Living Senior Center this past week! The residents were excited and waiting for our arrival! Our sweet TK kids sang “Here Comes the Sun,” to the seniors. Some of the seniors joined in the singing, but they all loved bright little faces! 

We practiced our conversation skills we had worked on by introducing ourselves and telling about our selves and then asking about our senior friends! We were able to play “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” and a little game of catch using scarves! Smiles were all around! At the end we were able to play our 2 recorded songs from our Mother’s Day in class and give them a little craft gift we had made! This was a memorable and loved time for everyone in the room! 

After saying goodbyes, we headed to a nearby park for our snack and lots of playtime! These kids had a great time playing on a new structure at a new park with some gorgeous San Diego weather! We all loved this day and are so excited for the next trip! Thank you to all the parents who came out to help and join the fun!

PS…check out the picture of “the list.” This was given to me by a student the day of the field trip! This is a student who was not only excited but prepared for this trip! #adorable

 

Western Family BBQ

This Wednesday is the Western Family BBQ! If you haven’t ever gone to this before, it can be a lot of fun. It is during the afternoon lunch after our dismissal. If you plan to go, please make sure you stop in the office first to check in as a visitor before the 12:30 pick up time. You can then: 

  • Come directly into the classroom and pick up your child a minute or two early and head up to the lunch courts together. 
  • OR you can wait until our class comes out and when we dismiss at the gate you can come IN the gate (if you have a visitor sticker on) and walk up to the lunch courts with your child. 

Your child will need to know their lunch pin and will put this in at the cafeteria. This will charge lunch to your account for your child (or I believe you can pay cash for your child). Adults will pay at the table/stand with the register. There are also additional offerings to purchase such as waters, cookies and some other extras….I believe these are typically a dollar each. 

We hope to see y’all there! 

PSA by TK!!

This week we are closing up our Human Impact Unit that many of you experienced at Open House! Our final learning in this unit is how to share the learning we gained to others to spread the impact. We discussed many ways to make an impact, but one way that we thought our whole school could benefit from (including Mrs. Miller;) would be to challenge our school to go a whole day without using plastic bags! With almost 750 students at our school we know that for one day we can reduce the number of bags used, but we also hope to leave a memory in people’s mind’s for the future ahead! Check back next week for the PSA Video we are asking all teachers to play in their class on Wednesday, May 22nd! 

Last Library Visit

We will be taking our last visit to the library! Our kind librarian allowed us to visit on Wednesday, May 22nd (the last visit day possible) as we were on our field trip last Wednesday, which was our normally scheduled day. 

Many or most of you have turned in your books, but if you haven’t, please return them this Monday or Tuesday so your child can check out for the last time this school year!!

EBS Padres Night

Were you at the game??? What a fun night at Petco Park for Teacher Appreciation Night! Many EBS families (it was rumored that 200 EBS peeps were there) came to watch the game on Friday night! Our awesome AFP purchased “The Landing” which came with hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos, mac n cheese, peanuts and beverages as part of our package. Families socialized and enjoyed watching a game! Our own Ankrit from 5th grade was able to call “Play Ball” to start the whole game! High recommendation to come on out and enjoy it next year if you missed this year’s game!!

Home Help??

We are threading together quilts (punching holes and tying squares together with yarn) and writing books! If you think you would be able to take home one of these projects, email me and I’d be happy to share the load with anyone able and willing to help! 

Thank you! 

Father’s Day

Just a reminder that our Father’s Day is on Thursday, June 6th from 8:50 – 9:20. We are looking forward to a special time with our dads! If you wish to have someone else special come in place of a dad who isn’t able to make it (such as a mom, uncle, grandpa, or grandma…please welcome them into our 206 home!)

Generosity Bags

We are at 98 Generosity Bags! I think I know 2 little elves that may be making 2 more bags to get us to 100! Super exciting as Room 206 has really loved the giving, counting, generosity discussions around this momentum!! Let’s celebrate the gifts we’ve collected and those we are giving them to!

Save these Dates

  • Family BBQ – May 22nd @12:30 (check in at the office before 12:30)
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Friday May 24 – Monday May 27th
  • Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – Thursday, May 30th
  • Children’s Discovery Museum Field Trip – June 5th (aka End of Year Party)
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 8:50am – 9:20am
  • Last Day of School – June 11th

*NOTE: For Father’s Day events, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 5/20/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • Mrs. Van Duren is teaching!

Tuesday – 5/21/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • TK/PLC Day  – Mrs. Van Duren is teaching!

Wednesday – 5/22/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • Family BBQ @ 12:30 at the lunch courts

Thursday – 5/23/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am
  • No Plastic Bags Day….remember to pack a No-plastic-bag lunch! 

Friday – 5/24/19

  • NO SCHOOL

TK Days: May 6 – 10

IN THIS POST:  Field Trip Reminder, Yearbook Price Increase, Happy Mother’s Day, Open House – Human Impact, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Field Trip on Wednesday!

A field trip reminder will go home on Tuesday (See below)! A couple things to remember:

  • Send a disposable lunch
  • Wear your ORANGE Jog-A-Thon shirt
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Drivers/Chaperones – please make sure that you have all your paperwork in. 

Yearbook Price Increase

If you haven’t purchased your yearbook yet, take a moment this weekend! The price rises on Monday 5/13/19!! Thanks to Emily Caballero for putting together our class page! Don’t miss the book of memories!!

Happy Mother’s Day

You ladies may be the most special humans on the earth in your child’s eyes (besides daddy). Thank you for always forgiving, caring and at the end of a long day, extending grace and patience to us even though you haven’t stopped going since the moment you woke up! We appreciate you and are working on how to express this to you more often! We appreciate you and hope you know how super special you are to us!!! 

Click here for some Mother’s Day LOVE!!! 

Open House – Human Impact

This past Thursday, we had Open House at EBS! Families were able to come visit the classrooms from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. There was our annual Art Show on display as well as the Spring Book Fair. 

This Open House we focused the night on our recent STEAM unit of Human Impact! We showed and practiced a lot of our learning on this night! 

Save these Dates

  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • Family BBQ – May 22nd
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Friday May 24 – Monday May 27th
  • Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – Thursday, May 30th
  • Children’s Discovery Museum Field Trip – June 5th (aka End of Year Party)
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Last Day of School – June 11th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 5/13/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Tuesday – 5/14/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • TK/K PLC Meeting – Mrs. Van Duren will be teaching!

Wednesday – 5/15/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Thursday – 5/16/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 5/17/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • EBS Night at the Padres! 

TK Days: April 29 – May 3

IN THIS POST:  End of Year Countdown, Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day Gratitude, Open House, Water for Sale, Western BBQ Lunch, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

End of Year Countdown: 25 days left of TK

Teacher Appreciation

I can’t even explain the love that was expressed in word, writing, gifts, flowers, smiles and hugs for days! Families…you spoiled me rotten! I truly care and love each of your sweet children! I have loved working with each of your families this year and appreciate all your kindness and acceptance! As I have with every year I’ve ever taught…I have learned so much that will help me improve! Thank you for all your kindness this week in particular! You have all gone out of your way to make sure I was cared for and loved! 

THANK YOU! ♥

Mother’s Day Gratitude

This week we celebrated Mother’s Day early! We had such a great day celebrating those ladies that took care of us as babes and continue to love us no matter how many times we leave our toys on the floor, or if we forget to take our plates to the sink, or if we need help tying our shoes for the 17th time that day…you love us just the same! It is for this and many other reasons, we wanted to say thank you! We enjoyed spending our morning together and hope you enjoyed our song! Thank you! 

How Sweet It Is Video 

You Are My Sunshine Video

Open House

Open House is this next week! Classrooms will ONLY be open from 5:30 – 6:30. Please make sure you arrive with enough time to visit as we close classroom doors promptly at 6:30.

  • Classrooms: 5:30 – 6: 30 (1 hour only)
  • Book Fair: 5:00 – 7:30
  • Food Trucks: 5:00 – 7:30
  • Art Show: 5:00 – 7:30 

Water for Sale

The cafeteria is now selling water each day for $1. If you child ever forgets their water and you would like to purchase one, they are for sale in the cafeteria. 

Western BBQ

A form will go home Monday regarding the Western BBQ Lunch. This will begin just after pick up on May 22nd. We’d love you to join. It is during the lunch hour with the other grades. If you plan on coming, sign in at the office (and get a visitor sticker) before the 12:30 pick up and you will be able to go through the gate with your kiddo at dismissal. You can head up to get lunch from there. Your child will go through the line and punch in their number. If you would like to also eat, you can pay at the cashier station and then eat together at the tables. 

If you aren’t able to make it that day, definitely plan to come next year in Kindergarten! It happens 2x a year in December and May. 

Save these Dates

  • Open House – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30 pm
  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • Family BBQ – May 22nd
  • Memorial Day Weekend – Friday May 24 – Monday May 27th
  • Volunteer Appreciation Assembly – Thursday, May 30th
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Field Trip June (aka End of Year Party)

*NOTE: With both Mother’s and Father’s Day events, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Picture Day – Tuesday, April 9th 
  • EBS Idol – Friday, April 12th
  • Earth Day – April 22nd 
  • Get Air Family Night – Thursday, April 25th 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 5/06/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Mini Book Fair in the library
  • 206 Visits the Art Show (Preview)

Tuesday – 5/07/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Mini Book Fair in the library

Wednesday – 5/08/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • Mini Book Fair in the library

Thursday – 5/09/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am
  • Mini Book Fair in the library
  • Open House @ 5:30 pm

Friday – 5/10/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

TK Days: Apr. 22 – 26

IN THIS POST:  Got Trash?, Open House, Mother’s Day, Yearbooks, Composter?, Calling All Volunteers, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Got Trash

As part of our STEAM unit please send in 1-2 pieces of trash. It can be recyclable trash or not. We are collecting a variety of trash types. Please make sure your trash is washed out. 

Open House

Our annual Open House is coming up soon! On Thursday, May 9th our school will be  open beginning at 5:30. During this time you can:

  • Visit the classrooms (open until 6:30)
  • Visit the Art show in the auditorium
  • Visit the Mini Book Fair in the library

This is a fun evening that showcases the students and all the hard work they’ve put in! Cheers to EBS Students! 

Mother’s Day

Don’t forget our Mother’s Day event is this Friday in Room 206! We can’t wait to spend a special time with you! 

2019 Yearbooks!

You don’t want to miss our annual yearbook to see this school year in review and hold on to the memories! Special thanks to Emily Caballero for taking on the task of making our TK page! You can purchase on line from the link below! 

EBS 2018-19 Yearbooks

Composter??

Does anyone compost in Room 206! I’m hoping to find someone who has some composting experience to come and share with the kids as well as explain or show them some examples or pictures or visual aides as examples. This is all part of our STEAM unit (Human Impact) and we would love to learn more from you! Please email or come visit Mrs. Miller if you think you or someone you know might be able to help. 

Calling All Volunteers! 

We are so very grateful for our volunteers at EBS! Our school wishes to thank each volunteer. In years past, we have had a volunteer breakfast. This year, we are changing it up a bit to bring a little more shine to our volunteers and make the time more accessible to parent’s schedules. An invitation will be going out soon. Please save the date: May 30th at 8:50 am. 

Save these Dates

  • Mother’s Day – Friday, May 3rd @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Open House – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30 pm
  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Field Trip June (aka End of Year Party)

*NOTE: With both Mother’s and Father’s Day events, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

Upcoming Events 

  • Mother’s Day – Friday, May 3rd @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • EBS Mini Book Fair – May 6 – 10
  • Open House – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30 pm
  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • EBS/Teacher Padres Night – Thursday, May 25th
  • Volunteer Appreciation – May 30th @ 8:50 am
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Field Trip June (aka End of Year Party)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 4/29/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Tuesday – 4/30/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 5/1/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Thursday – 5/2/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 5/3/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • Mother’s Day in Room 206 @ 9:00 am

TK Days: Apr. 15 – 19

IN THIS POST:  Please Return, Mother’s Day, Character Ed- Perseverance, Mini Book Fair, Year Book Sale, Geometry, EBS Padres Night, Generosity Bags, Save these Dates, The Week Ahead

Please Return

If you haven’t returned these items, please make sure to get them in! 

  • Mother’s Day RSVP
  • Field Trip Permission form for May 15th – Senior Center

Mother’s Day

May 3rd is coming up! An Invitation/RSVP was sent home this week. Please return it this week as we are preparing to get everything ready and need final numbers. We will be watching the kids perform, hearing a story and doing a craft together, with a light snack at the end! We hope you all can make it!! The kids and I are excited to see you and make you feel special!!

Character Ed – Perseverance

Our 5th graders came to visit this week to tell us about Perseverance. They shared the story of Shirley May with the kids. For any who don’t know, Shirley May attempted to swim the English Channel 3 times. She showed amazing perseverance to attempt this challenging feat 3 times. 

Mini Book Fair 

Our Spring (Mini) Book Fair will begin on May 7th.  See the flyer that went home this week! 

Yearbook Sale

You don’t want to miss our annual yearbook to see this school year in review and hold on to the memories! Special thanks to Emily Caballero for taking on the task of making our TK page! You can purchase on line from the link below! 

EBS 2018-19 Yearbooks

Geometry

We spent this week in our new Math unit of Geometry. We have looked at each shape and how many sides each shape as. We are comparing same/differences with shapes especially among squares, rectangles, rhombi, and trapezoids (quadrilaterals). 

EBS Padres Night

Generosity Bags

Our total count: 

Save these Dates

  • Earth Day – Monday April 22nd
  • World Penguin Day – Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Get Air EBS Night – Thursday, April 25th 
  • Mother’s Day – Friday, May 3rd @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • EBS Mini Book Fair – May 6 – 10
  • Open House – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30 pm
  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • EBS/Teacher Padres Night – Thursday, May 25th (see flyer)
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Field Trip June (aka End of Year Party)

*NOTE: With both Mother’s and Father’s Day events, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 4/22/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • Earth Day

Tuesday – 4/23/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • STEAM Training – Mrs. Van Duren will be teaching!

Wednesday – 4/24/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • World Penguin Day Assembly 8:50 am.

Thursday – 4/25/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am
  • Get Air EBS Night

Friday – 4/26/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

TK Days: Apr. 8 – 12

IN THIS POST:  Character Education – Perseverance, Human Impact, Problem of the Day, EBS Idol, Field Trip – Going Home on Monday, Generosity Bags, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

Character Education – Perseverance

This week Deb Marich taught the class about Perseverance. Deb read them a book that had a familiar mantra of perseverance. One of the goals of the lesson was to make sure the kids walked away with the understanding of what Perseverance meant. Deb had them go to their seats and write “Perseverance, Keep on trying; don’t give up!” There were some supports for the kids to access to write this, but not too many supports that they had to struggle a little to write this and draw an example of their own life when they used perseverance!

Human Impact

We have started a new STEAM unit on Human Impact. We have just started this unit and discussions of positive and negative examples of human impact on plants, animals and our planet! My hope is that you will hear some of these words and examples as the kids begin to digest these concepts along with the influence they can have. 

Problem of the Day 

We recently finished our Problem of the Day book. We will send it home this week for you to look over and possibly create some problems at home on your own. 

We will continue Problem of the Day with individual pages that will come home (not in a booklet). These will help to custom fit the needs of our class. 

EBS Idol

Did you see the stage on Friday night? Wow there were some amazing students full of courage to play, perform, dance, sing, etc! Our very own Shruti got up to sing in front of everyone! The night ended with the Teacher Finale. See the link below! I was a bit partial to the amazing emcee as he was my sweet husband who loves the mic and a big crowd! If you weren’t able to come, plan to come next year…its a fun show!! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52c_KTXzqGw&list=LLnZjZ_jsotZU4zh0DXvc4mg&index=1

Field Trip – Going Home Monday

Tomorrow you will receive the flyer and info regarding our first field trip in May. This is being sent home a month ahead. Please check the dates, confirm if you plan to chaperone or not (only if you are D cleared) and return. There is no cost for this field trip as we are going to practice our year long effort to understand and be generous! We will all be excited about this day and it will bring JOY to others! 

Generosity Bags

We have collected 73 Generosity Bags so far! The kids are excited and so many people will be very grateful to receive these! If you still want to get a bag in, you can still turn them in this week. 

Save these Dates

  • Mother’s Day in 206 – Friday, May 3rd @ 9:00 am
  • Open House – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30 pm
  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Field Trip June (aka End of Year Party)

*NOTE: With both Mother’s and Father’s Day events, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

Upcoming Events

  • Earth Day – April 22nd 
  • Get Air Family Night – Thursday, April 25th 
  • Mother’s Day in 206 – Friday, May 3rd @ 9:00 am 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 4/15/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Tuesday – 4/16/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Wednesday – 4/17/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Thursday – 4/18/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 4/19/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!

TK Days: Apr. 1 – 5

IN THIS POST:  New Room, JAT 2019, Last Birthday in TK, Spring Picture Day, Get Air Family Night, Fine Artists, EBS Idol, Alphabet Complete, Generosity Bags, Morning Hallways, Save the Dates, Upcoming Events, The Week Ahead

New Room

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but we got a little plastic surgery done to our classroom over the break! A construction crew came in and removed the cabinets under the window. This expanded the width of our room by a few feet. This also created some rearranging of our desks and seats! Its been a minor change and super fun!

JAT 2019

Our students have greatly enjoyed the excitement of the Jog-A-Thon and raising funds to support our school. They love coloring in the red meter with each donation that came in. We had a total of $1740.00 raised for JAT 2019! Great job! Check out the link to some pictures that taken by Anaika’s mom on the day of! 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vwLifA6F8Cj4hZ9a7

Spring Picture Day

This Tuesday is our Spring Picture Day! Unlike Fall pictures, you will receive a proof first and then will have the choice to buy. These pictures are not for any other purpose than personally purchasing. Our class will be taking our pictures at 8:45ish on Tuesday morning. We will be in our PLC meeting that day but Mrs. Van Duren will be here. If you are wanting or able to help with pictures, you can stay with our class that morning and head up to help with managing the waiting and helping students be ready when its their turn to say, “cheese,” we’d love your help! 

Last Birthday in TK

This week we celebrated our last birthday in our TK class! This cutie had his birthday and the next birthdays for this group won’t be until they are all in Kindergarten! We were so happy to celebrate, but a bit sad to know the end of the year is coming soon! We have many special days ahead! Please take a moment each week to skim/read the blog each week to stay up-to-date on information!

Get Air Family Night

You might have seen the flyer for the EBS Get Air Family Night! It sounds like a fun event that is new for our school! We hope you can make it and are able to jump with all your friends from school! 

Fine Artists

This week our awesome Room Parent, Dani Powell taught the students about Van Gogh and helped them to understand warm/cool colors as well as different texture lines used to create a beautiful art piece! We have one more art lesson left! Wondering what happens to all these art pieces???….  At Open House on Thursday, May 9th, there is an art show that is displayed in the MPR. Each student in the school will have one piece of art on display at the show. Following the art show, all the piece created this year will come home to you during the last week of school along with many other things from this year! 

EBS Idol

Next Friday is EBS Idol! It is a fun and exciting show you won’t want to miss! There are many student performances showing off mad skills on the piano, singing, skits, martial arts, etc.! The night finishes off with a Teacher Finale that I will be participating in (dancing is way out of my comfort zone, but I wouldn’t miss the chance to perform with my awesome colleagues!). Hope you can make it! 

Alphabet Complete

We have carefully been through each letter in the alphabet this year! We are now focusing on a blend, dipthong, or suffix each week. This week we started with the dipthong – – CH. We commonly use this chunk in writing and see it in our books! We will start making charts for these instead of letter books. In addition, there will be some sight word books we begin to use and send home to practice reading, writing and knowing these words even better!

Generosity Bags

This week we collected many more generosity bags (we still have more coming over the weekend!). The kids are getting super excited and are reminded of those out there who are in great need as well as ways that we can be generous to others! If you still want to be involved, please feel free to bring in a bag or two! We will be delivering in a couple weeks to a downtown area. In the past we have given out at least 100+ bags in less than 10 minutes. Word spreads quickly and many friendly faces come to grab a bag and are extremely grateful!

A special thanks to all those who have donated bags this year! 

Morning Hallway

Our Kindergarten and TK Hallways have become a busy & noisy traffic area in the morning. We are reminding all Kinder & TK classes as stated back in August to:

  • Hang up backpacks
  • Walk around the building to the side gate to the Kindergarten playground  for line up. 
  • Please aim to arrive by 8:40 so your student can be a part of the class as we come in for morning greeting and to start our day. 

If you are arriving in the 8:40 – 8:50 range, it is especially important that you still go around to meet our class in line as you will be going against the class lines as they are coming in to begin their day. We ask that you do not wait in the hallway for the class to come in or walk through the hallway door to get to our line. We appreciate your support in helping us keep our hallways clear, quiet and the student traffic flowing. 

Save these Dates

  • Mother’s Day – Friday, May 3rd @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Open House – Thursday, May 9th @ 5:30 pm
  • Field Trip Sunrise Senior Living – Wednesday, May 15th
  • Father’s Day – Thursday, June 6th @ 9:00am – 9:40am
  • Field Trip June (aka End of Year Party)

*NOTE: With both Mother’s and Father’s Day events, another relative is welcome to participate on behalf of a parent if a family member is unable to make it. 

Upcoming Events

  • Spring Picture Day – Tuesday, April 9th 
  • EBS Idol – Friday, April 12th
  • Earth Day – April 22nd 
  • Get Air Family Night – Thursday, April 25th 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 4/08/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • STEAM Training with Mrs. Sloan – Mrs. Van Duren will be teaching!

Tuesday – 4/09/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am
  • TK/K PLC Meeting – Mrs. Van Duren will be teaching!

Wednesday – 4/10/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Computer Lab @ 10:15 am

Thursday – 4/11/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • Whole School Dismisses at 12:30
  • Music @ 11:05 am

Friday – 4/12/19

  • Before School Run Club
  • EBS Spirit Days: Wear Red & Black or any EBS shirt!
  • EBS IDOL!!!!