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Show & Tell Schedule
  • Monday-Blue Table
  • Tuesday-Green Table
  • Wednesday-Yellow Table
  • Thursday-Orange Table
  • Friday-Red Table

Our Special Classes
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday this quarter. Please make sure your child wears tennis shoes!
Tuesday: Library
Wednesday: Computer Lab
Friday: Music (and yes, we are already practicing for our school Christmas program....more information will be coming soon.)

Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for October (Empathy Month!)
Ezra Morris and Connley Cantrell, great job showing empathy!
November's character trait is Gratitude.

SNACKS 
If you can send a snack (we have 16 students) for the class to share once a month or so, we will always have enough. Thank you to those who have already sent us snack items!
Crackers, pretzels, animal crackers, microwave popcorn, or dry cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Fruit Loops are some class favorites. We also like string cheese, apples, and bananas.

LOST & FOUND  Don't forget to label your child's coats, sweatshirts, etc., with first and last name! You would be shocked at how many children leave their coats on the playground, etc., and completely forget about them! Also label lunch boxes and backpacks, if your child brings a new one. Every few weeks, we donate all the lost items to charities, because there simply isn't space to store all of them.

Remind your child to tell the teacher if they have a note or money to turn in to the office, food service, or teacher!  They forget very easily! If you send money, please put it in an envelope and label it with your child's name, and the purpose for the money. I have already been handed cash this year by a child who had no idea what it was for.


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SECOND STEP!
We use a wonderful Learning Skills curriculum in our school, which we love! It is called Second Step.  In kindergarten the goals are to have good learning habits such as listening well, focusing attention, having empathy for others, and self-control of our own behaviors.  The children love the puppets, Puppy and Snail, who help demonstrate the skills, and they love the games and activities which make the learning come alive!  We also have added Be-Calm Bunny who only sits with quiet children, and lets them know to listen when it's someone else's turn to talk. Mrs. Oien's and Mrs. Wentzel's classes join us every Monday for a new lesson. We love having company!

November News

 From November 6-9, we celebrated National Young Readers Week. On Monday, Mrs. Teel and Mrs. Oien read some very entertaining books to the kindergarten students. Tuesday, many students and teachers came to school as their favorite storybook characters. I was the Cat in the Hat! Our middle school reading buddies came and read books with us. Wednesday was pajama day and most students brought their favorite stuffed animals to enjoy the day with them. My students read stories to their "stuffies." 

On Thursday, November 9th, the kindergartners, and all elementary and middle schools students attended a Veterans Day Assembly in the high school gym, to honor our local veterans. This is always a meaningful event for our students and staff. This year, for the first time, the elementary students were added to the program and sang "This Is My Country."  



October

In October, the elementary school participated in the 21 Day of Kindness Challenge, and the children stepped up their acts of kindness with great sincerity. Our class is full of sweet and kind children this year!  I'm so proud of them!