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TK Days – Mar. 2 – 6

IN THIS POST: JAT (Jog-A-Thon) Total, Generosity Bag Total, First Field Trip – Save teh Date, Last Month to get CLEARED!, AFP Meeting Postponed until 3/10/20, Poetry Writing, TK Science Night, Dr. Seuss Week, Save the Dates, The Week Ahead

JAT (Jog-A-Thon) Total

What a great start we are off to! Thank you to everyone who has registered and to those who also donated and got donations from friends and family! Our event is coming soon! Keep on rallying for EBS and all that the funds raise provide to make our school great!

We also found out the TK shirt color will be pink for the 2020 JAT!

 

Generosity Bag Total

Yahoo! The collection has begun! We have been practicing tallying and counting on by 5’s as more bags come in! So exciting! Feel free to ask a neighbor or family member if they’d like to join as well! Its a way for everyone to be involved and supporting helping others! Also feel free to put a note of wellness or kindness in the bag as well. It is optional but another way to show others we care (see sample below)!

Check out this week’s total! 

First Field Trip – Save the Date

We officially are signed on for our first field trip on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020! Hooray! We can have an unlimited number of volunteers so as long as you are D Cleared, you are welcome to come! Paper work will go home in April …the cost is free but we will need a permission slip for each child. 

We will be visiting Sunrise Living Memory Care Center in Sabre Springs. This is an awesome event where mutual friendships and smiles are born! We will visit a local park on our way back to school to our snack and of course to play! Its a fun, memorable and tear-jerking kind of day! We hope you can make it! 

Last Month to get Cleared!!!!

March is the last month to get cleared for the 2020 school year! If you haven’t been cleared, PLEASE get your TB test, fill out and application and return it before spring break! Every year I have a parent that wants to come to one of the events below and isn’t cleared. It takes just a moment of time and the TB test results last for 4 years. If you wish to join us on either of our 2 field trips you must have D clearance even if you plan to meet us there. Thank you for respecting these rules that are created for student safety! Here are the events coming up before the end of the year that you won’t want to miss!

  • Mother’s Day Celebration for 206
  • Father’s Day Celebration for 206
  • Field Trips – 2 coming up!

AFP Meeting Postponed until 3/10/20

Please note our monthly AFP meeting was postponed until this Tuesday.

Poetry Writing

We are continuing our writing in poetry. We have discussed different poetry endings and how poetry defies many of the writing rules. It has been a switch to not write in sentences, but rather to write in phrases or words about a topic. Here’s an adorable poem written in the first days of our unit about a sweet little brother! 

TK Science Night

TK Science night is coming up soon! This is a night where TK and K students are welcome to join with their parent(s) to rotate through a variety of science experiments! A lot of planning, materials and prep go into making this night engaging and fun! Each grade has their own science night and due to limited numbers of materials, this event is open to TK/K students only (no siblings). We hope you are able to make it out!

Dr. Seuss Week

We had so much fun this week! Thank you for all your support and for joining us for family reading! A special thanks to the man that created engaging and silly books and stories that continue to draw children into reading for years to come!

Save these Dates

  • TK/K PLC Day – Mrs. Miller is out – Tuesday, March 10th
  • TK/K Science Night – March 12th 
  • Parent Conference Days –  Mar. 11- 13 (Wed. – Fri.)
  • TK/K STEAM Training – Mrs. Miller is out – Tuesday, March 17th
  • Jog-A-Thon – March 26th
  • Spring Break – March 28th – April 4th 

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 3/9/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • Mrs. Miller has an important appointment and will be coming in around 9:50 this hour. Not to worry! Our class will be joining Mrs. Wick’s class until I return. Thank you for your understanding. 

Tuesday – 3/10/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • TK/K PLC Day – Mrs. Whelehon will be teaching!

Wednesday – 3/11/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Parent Teacher Conference Days – Minimum Day Dismissal for all EBS!

Thursday – 3/12/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Parent Teacher Conference Days – Minimum Day Dismissal for all EBS!
  • Mission Fed. Bank is at EBS for deposits (at the front of the school!)

Friday – 3/13/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Parent Teacher Conference Days – Minimum Day Dismissal for all EBS!

TK Days – Feb. 24 – 28

IN THIS POST:  Corrected Volunteer Calendar, Dr. Seuss Week, Spring Conferences, Jog-A -Thon, Spring Conferences, Fine Artists, Writing – Poetry, Write to Mrs. Sloan’s Dog, Class Pictures, Tired of Tying Shoes, Save the Dates, The Week Ahead

Corrected Volunteer Calendar

Great apologies!! I was informed (so gratefully) of some grand date errors in the volunteer calendar. I corrected the calendar ….please discard your old copy and take note of the new dates. Thank you in advance for your patience! 

Dr. Seuss Week

This week is Dr. Seuss Week! We are showing our spirit by wearing a different item each day! Participate with us! In honor of his actual birthday (on Monday) we celebrate his birthday by having Spirit Week (see flyer below) and inviting families in for Family Reading! We hope you can all join us before beginning your day …which is also PJ Day (siblings are welcome)! 

Spring Conferences

As I mentioned back in November, Spring Conferences are designed purposely to meet with certain students in the spring to follow up on specific academic/behavioral areas (that is why there are only 3 minimum days in the spring rather than 5 days in the fall). We will not being meeting with every family especially if students are meeting grade level standards. A bright pink paper will be going home by next week to let you know if I’m requesting a conference or not. 

Thank you for your patience as we have been busy testing all the students 1:1 in academic areas. It’s been so exciting to see all the academic growth that has taken place in the past few months! Go Team TK!! Thank you for all your help and support at home! It takes a village…these kids are amazing!! 

Jog-A-Thon

Hooray for the annual Jog-A-Thon! It’s coming soon and its a day of fun! This is a big fundraiser for our school, but is also one of the most memorable, school-spirited days we have over the year! As a class, we will meet all the K-2 classes out on the field on the day of the event. Parents typically come to cheer, run or support with aide (water & oranges). The kids get 45 min – 60 min to run as many laps (on the run club field) as they can. Each child will receive a free T-Shirt (TK gets their own color) that will be passed out and worn on the day of the event. This day is full of fun and I can almost promise your child will conk out at bedtime that night! 

An envelope went home this week regarding registering and fundraising. Typically there are class competitions for which classes can get 100% registered. Check over the information, register and consider supporting through donating and/or coming out on the day of the event! 

Fine Artists

This week our students had our Fine Artists lesson! Students were mimicking a Salvador Dali print (see below). They drew their dog and added accents (tongue, eyes, etc) with paper but then used sponge brushes to “dab” their brush in 2 colors to create fur-like marks. These came out awesome! Accents were drawn on after to put their mouths, and collars. Special thanks to our awesome parents (Nicole, Racquel, and Farid) who prepped, taught and cleaned up the lesson!

Writing – Poetry

Has your child told you they are a poet? We have started a new poetry unit! The kids are doing awesome! I’m so proud of their efforts and they are loving it!! 

Write to Ms. Sloan’s Dog!

I’m not sure if you’ve met Penny the Dog! She has become somewhat famous in the past years here at EBS! You may send in letters to Penny to tell/ask her questions and she will write you back! This is a great writing motivator and creates an authentic writing purpose to motivate your student to write! 

Class Pictures

Our class picture came this week and was sent home on Thursday if you had ordered one! Enjoy the sweet faces and memories! 

Tired of Tying Shoes???

Not sure if you’ve seen these, but if you are tired of tying your kiddos shoes and velcro wasn’t available you have some choices. 

  • Teach your child and have them practice how to tie shoes (youtube has some interesting ideas). 
  • Buy elastic, no-tie laces. I’ve used these in my own running shoes every since my first triathalon and they are quite magical. If you’re interested check on-line or in a shoes store/department. There are a variety of colors and brands! 

Save these Dates

  • Dr. Seuss Week – March 2 – 6 (Spirit Week)
  • Celebration of the Arts @ MM Barnes and Noble – March 5th 
  • TK/K Science Night – March 12th 
  • Parent Conference Days – Only teacher-requested conferences are necessary – Mar. 11- 13
  • Jog-A-Thon – THURSDAY, March 26th! (Save the Date)

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 3/2/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • Dr. Seuss Week – Wear PJ’s and come to read with us from 8:55 – 9:30

Tuesday – 3/3/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club begins @ 8:15am – 8:30am
  • Dr. Seuss Week – Wear crazy socks

Wednesday – 3/4/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Dr. Seuss Week – Wear GREEN!

Thursday – 3/5/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Dr. Seuss Week – Wear a Fun or Favorite HAT!

Friday – 3/6/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Dr. Seuss Week – Wear Red & Blue!

TK Days – Feb. 17 – 21

IN THIS POST:  Jog-A-Thon, Character Ed. – Honesty, Running Club Accomplishments, Generosity Bags, 100 Coins, Celebration of the Arts, Buddy Time Activity, Oral Health Assessment, Save the Dates, The Week Ahead

Character Education – Honesty

This week Nicole Meyer came in to speak with the class about Honesty. She gave some examples and had them play a little game to see if they could name “Honest” or “Dishonest” regarding certain scenarios. Next, she read them the book called, “Be Honest and Tell the Truth.” Finally she gave them each a heart reminding them to be honest and know that it is a valuable gift to keep as you build trust with others. 

Running Club Accomplishments

This got his 200 Lap ribbon for Morning Running Club! Woot! Woot! Give a big round of applause for his perseverance!

Generosity Bags 

This weekend you received the kick off bag/flyer regarding our March giving project for We Have Heart! These are not due for a month and as always are optional! Our goal is to get to 100 bags to give to those without homes. Consider packing a bag (or two) and consider a conversation or two at your dinner table about this need and how we can help. We hope to join with you all in this effort! 

*Feel free to copy and share this effort with neighbors, families, and friends! This is one of my favorite giving projects of the year!

100 Coins

We are coming to the end of the month where our 100 coin project will be returned. If you haven’t returned your 100 coins yet, keep on collecting and hunting! Please return at the end of next week! 

Celebration of the Arts

This fun evening is approaching soon! You and your family will enjoy this fun filled evening that takes place in a book store! There is a passport to mark to make sure you visit all the stations, EBS student art being showcased, the EBS choir performs and so much more! Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 5th for this night of fun! 

Buddy Time Activity

Each week with our buddies we participate in different activities ranging from Math, to art, to a unique game. This past week our 3rd grade friends helped us experience using SeeSaw for the first time. The students logged into our class profile and were able to explore by recording a video, drawing, etc. We will be using SeeSaw again in the future for the kids to experience different activities as well as record a video of their thinking, Super fun! 

Oral Health Assessment

We still have a handful of students out who have not returned their Oral Health Assessment from registration. There is a free clinic coming up soon. Please consider going to get this requirement fulfilled. Information Sheets and flyers will be in folders on Monday if you haven’t returned yours yet. Thank you! 

Save these Dates

  • Dr. Seuss Week – March 2 – 6 (Spirit Week)
  • Celebration of the Arts @ MM Barnes and Noble – March 5th 
  • TK/K Science Night – March 12th 
  • Parent Conference Days – Only teacher-requested conferences are necessary – Mar. 11- 13
  • Jog-A-Thon – March 26th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/24/20

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

Tuesday – 2/25/20

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

Wednesday – 2/26/20

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

Thursday – 2/27/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Waczek
  • Mrs. Miller out – Mrs. Janay Brown will be teaching!

Friday – 2/28/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Mrs. Miller out – Mrs. Janay Brown will be teaching! 

TK Days – Feb. 10 – Feb. 13

IN THIS POST: Valentine’s Celebration in 206, Thank You, 100 Coins to Help Hunger, “How To” Writing, Scholastic News, Running Club Accomplishments, Surprise Visit, Save the Dates, The Week Ahead

Valentine’s Celebration in 206

What a day we had! Special thanks to our Room Parents for all the work, planning and prepping that went into making this day so fun and organized! The students were split into 2 groups. One group decorated Valentine bags and the other group played an amazing counting game with dice and pom poms. Then each group switched. Finally we ended with a snack and delivered our valentine’s! So much fun! 

Thank You

During our celebration I was presented a “Congratulatory Gift” for being Teacher of the Year! So sweet and I got a big group hug! So sweet! I’m seriously the luckiest teacher and sooooo grateful! Thank you!

100 Coins to Help Hunger

Don’t forget about your 100 coins for hunger! Two weeks left to count and collect 100 coins! Discuss how this will help others and how fortunate we are to not ever have to worry about having food. How can we give back? 

“How To” Writing

This past week we took our “How To” writing assessment. The students have loved this unit and were super engaged! We are sad to leave this unit but excited for new units ahead! You will be receiving a clipped pack of your child’s “How To” writing from their folder. Take some time to read through these and praise your child’s efforts and mistakes!

Scholastic News

This week we read a scholastic news about ways to show love to people! This was a perfect joining with our conversations and the writing we have hung on our back wall! The ideas are lovely as these kiddos are learning so many ways that impact others positively with love even down to the smallest but valuable ideas such as – waiting! On the back of this article, it shows an envelope and reminds us that sending a card is a way to send love. 

  • CHALLENGE: Have your child a card to someone in the next week. Not for Valentine’s but simply to say I’m thinking about you and your are special. (make sure to include the writing translation as needed. 

Running Club Accomplishments

This sweet boy got his 400 lap ribbon this week! He has conquered 400 laps at Morning Run Club! Super proud of him as are his classmates! He got cheers, compliments and pats on the back all from his peers that morning!

Surprise Visit

Just before the 4-day Weekend started there was a surprise visit! Oh my goodness! Simply adorable and complete joy! You may see her around in the upcoming weeks!

Save these Dates

  • Dr. Seuss Week – March 2 – 6 (Spirit Week)
  • Celebration of the Arts @ MM Barnes and Noble – March 5th 
  • TK/K Science Night – March 12th 
  • Parent Conference Days – Only teacher-requested conferences are necessary – Mar. 11- 13
  • Jog-A-Thon – March 26th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/17/20

  • No School – President’s Holiday

Tuesday – 2/18/20

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

Wednesday – 2/19/20

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

Thursday – 2/20/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Waczek

Friday – 2/21/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

TK Days – Feb. 3 – Feb. 7

IN THIS POST:  Valentine’s Day, 100 Days in TK, Lock Down, We Have Heart, Kindness Continues On, Last Call for Scholastic Book Orders, STEAM – Meteorologist Visit,  Save these Dates, The Week Ahead

Valentine’s Day

Just a reminder that this week we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 13th! Don’t forget to send valentines for 27 students so you don’t leave anyone out. Make sure to leave off the “To:” portion on your valentines and only have your child fill in their name on the “From:” portion on the label. NO FOOD is allowed or will be passed out. Thank you for understanding and helping us to follow district and school procedures. 

Please send valentine’s by Wednesday, February 12th this week!

100 Days in TK

This week was a fun one! We hit our 100 Day milestone and celebrated for a whole day! These little 100 year olds ….ugh so darn cute! #brokethecutenessmeter

Thank you for all your help at home to prepare the fashion show aprons AND prep the writing AND our favorite to dress them up for the day! We had a blast! Special thanks to our parent volunteers that made the fashion show go off without a hitch and captured it all on film (digital film of course! 😉 

Lock Down 

This past week we had a surprise Lock Down Drill! The unexpectedness of the event was great practice for the students! They had no idea what was going on or what to do! Our class was eating snack at the lunch arbor when we had to whisk the kids away along with any other people to the nearest room and lock ourselves in. This happen to be Mr. Waczek’s room. He welcomed us in while we we huddled quietly in the corners of the room with the blinds drawn and lights off. They did a fantastic job! 

We had to work on remembering in a lock down the “safe place” is inside (inside the nearest room) and that we leave all items behind (as we do in all drills) as the people are most important. I encourage to continue a further discussion (with questions about your how your child remembers it, how they felt and what they understood). These are great communication discussions for families to have and to reassure them they are safe and all of our drills are important. 

When we returned to the room we reviewed the procedure for the 3 different types of drills. 

  • FIRE DRILL – Broken bell which signals to leave the building immediately and go to our “safe place.” 
  • DISASTER/EARTHQUAKE DRILL – Signaled by shaking in which students are to climb under the desks with heads/faces hidden by one arm while the other holds onto the tad
  • LOCKDOWN DRILL – Signaled by loud long bell and/or a voice telling us we are in a “lock down drill” in which we are to lock all doors, pull blinds, turn off lights and wait with the class quietly out of sight. 

We Have Heart

As we ramp up our We Have Heart projects for this part of the year, we will be trying to collect 100 coins to donate to the San Diego Food Bank. These are being collected over the month of February and are due at the end of the month if you plan to participate. 

In March, one of the most popular giving events of We Have Heart will take place! Keep your eyes peeled as flyers will go home at the end of February. 

Kindness Continues On!!!

This week we have continued with Kindness as we try to hold it in focus for every day interactions not just on Kindness week! 

Last Call for Scholastic Book Order

Order by Scholastic Book Order is going in this weekend. Please submit all book orders by Sunday Night, 2/9/20 at 8 pm. 

STEAM – Meteorologist Visit

This week as part of a special lottery opportunity, we will have Jody Kodesh, NBC news’ meteorologist out to EBS. She will be visiting our school to share and discuss our last STEAM unit on Weather. We are looking forward to it!!

Save these Dates

  • Send Valentines in by Wednesday, February 12th (ONLY FILL OUT …”FROM:” not the “TO:”…There are 27 students). 
  • Valentines Day Celebration in Room 206 – Thursday, February 13th
  • No School – President’s Holiday – Feb. 14 – 17th

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/10/20

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

Tuesday – 2/11/20

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

Wednesday – 2/12/20

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

Thursday – 2/13/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Valentine’s Celebration in Room 206
  • Music with Mr. Waczek

Friday – 2/14/20

  • NO SCHOOL – President’s Holiday

TK Days – Jan. 27 – 31

IN THIS POST:   100th Day of School, Kindness Week, We Have Heart, Reading Focus at Home, Fine Artists, Scholastic Book Order, Star of the Week, Save the Dates, The Week Ahead

100th Day of School

This week is our 100th Day of School! The kids have been so excited as we have been adding to our number of days in school since August! Just a friendly reminder to return:

  • 100th Day Apron with 100 items on it.
  • 100 Year Old Writing (practiced to read independently)

Looking forward to a great day full of fun!!

Kindness Week

This past week was Kindness Week across California! We took part school wide! Each day there was a new theme (wear Purple, Red, Blue, ties, etc)  and activity to do in class! We finished the week with our 3rd grade buddies doing our All About Me book! 

One of the main outcomes of our week was our discussion regarding INVITATIONS and being INCLUSIVE! We have been continuing to work showing and using the language of invitations. We will continue to point these opportunities and efforts out! It’s seriously been awesome to hear the kids cheering others on or rephrasing a statement to invite others to join in friendship! 

We Have Heart

We are just at the beginning of our “We Have Heart” projects this year! In December, we gave rice, beans and legumes as Meals to Mexico to feed families. 

This month we will be collecting 100 Coins to help others! This aligns with our 100th Day of School this month and counting! We hope it not only gives counting practice, but also a discussion and practice of helping others. All the coins (pennies, nickels, dimes or quarters) will be donated to help feed others. This is of course optional, but we are hoping you take part and share in the discussion with your family about how this is part of having heart for others! (These will go home on Monday and will be collected over the whole month of February. Return at any time during the month!)

Reading Focus At Home

The students reading has continued to improve since August and is one of the many exciting pieces that I get to witness during the TK year! As the students have greatly improved in their ability to independently read an area I encourage families to zoom in on at their home reading time. Take time as you read each book to discuss what the book is about (even in the simplest of books):

  • “Can you tell me what happened in this book from the beginning to the end of the story.” – this can be a challenge for some children but is just making sure they understand the literal understanding and sequence of a book. 
  • “What is this book all about?” – This is huge, as a reader if students are able to tell the concept in their books. This is the conceptual level of a text and can be discussed in the books you read to them or the books they are reading. Many books are about friendship, jealousy, selfishness, anger, forgiveness, determination/perseverance, etc. This type of discussion around texts is not only powerful, but fun! Try it on as you read and enjoy the conversation! 

Fine Artists

This past week the students had their Fine Artist Lesson! They designed robots using playing cards! The creativity was flowing that day! A special thanks to Paola, Nicole and Farid for teaching our kids! 

Scholastic Book Order

Book Orders went home! Enjoy the many options of books to order from or search online in any grade level/reading level area. 

Star of the Week! 

The first Star of the Week posters were presented this week! Our presenters did awesome and had practiced their posters well! They were comfortable in front of their audience! Applaud their effort and independence! 

Pictures will be posted soon! 

Save these Dates

  • Return 100 Day Apron and 100 Year Old Writing – Mon. Feb. 3rd
  • 100th Day, Wednesday, February 5th
  • Family Dance – Friday, February 7th
  • Send Valentines in by Wednesday, February 12th (ONLY FILL OUT …”FROM:” not the “TO:”…There are 27 students). 
  • Valentines Day Celebration in Room 206 – Thursday, February 13th
  • No School – President’s Holiday – Feb. 14 – 17

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 2/3/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • Return your apron and 100 year old writing

Tuesday – 2/4/20

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

Wednesday – 2/5/20

  • Computer Lab – (Can you log in without looking at your code)
  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am
  • 100th Day of School! – Dress like you’re 100 years old!

Thursday – 2/6/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 2/7/20

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

TK Days – Jan. 20 – 24

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

Thank You!

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

No Place for Hate Week

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

TK Wall Art

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

100th Day

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

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

Valentines Day

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

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

Lunar New Year

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

STEAM – Robots

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

Fine Artists Lesson Next Week

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

Save these Dates

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

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/27/20

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

Tuesday – 1/28/20

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

Wednesday – 1/29/20

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

Thursday – 1/30/20

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

Friday – 1/31/20

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

TK Days – Jan. 13 – 17

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

Martin Luther King

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

Character Ed. – Compassion

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

Writing

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

STEAM Unit 

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

Winter Dance

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

Star of the Week

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

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

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

100th Day Activities

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

Save these Dates

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

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/20/20

  • NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Holiday

Tuesday – 1/21/20

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

Wednesday – 1/22/20

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

Thursday – 1/23/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 1/24/20

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

TK Days – Jan. 6 – 10

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

Family BBQ – This Week (Jan. 15th)

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

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

Run Club Accomplishments

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

EBS Bowling Bash

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

Valentines Day

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

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

Star of the Week

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

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

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

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

Sight Words

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

Save these Dates

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

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/13/20

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

Tuesday – 1/14/20

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

Wednesday – 1/15/20

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

Thursday – 1/16/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 1/17/20

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

TK Days – Dec. 16 – 20

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

Cheers to 2020!

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Sightings!

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

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

Family Card

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

EBS Bowling Bash

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

Winter Wonderland Party

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

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

Computer Log In 

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

Letter/Sound Hh Week!

PJ DAY

Save these Dates

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

The Week Ahead…

Monday – 1/6/20

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

Tuesday – 1/7/20

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

Wednesday – 1/8/20

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

Thursday – 1/9/20

  • EBS Morning Run Club @ 8:15 am

Friday – 1/10/20

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