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February 7: Parent Night

February 19: Presidents' Day (No School)


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kmcilvain@cps.edu



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Week of January 15-19, 2018

A huge thanks to everyone that came out for our Jim Gill concert last week! Everyone (kids & parents!) had a great time singing and dancing and we're so glad we could share this with all of you!


RESCHEDULED Parent Night:
Our Communication Parent Night will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 7th!
Ms. Killian and Ms. Schendel (our wonderful speech therapist) will be presenting on the many ways students communicate their wants and needs in the classroom. We will be discussing the Picture Exchange Communcation System (PECS), Core Boards, and many other useful communication tips and tricks! We will meet at LaSalle II in room 112. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. In order to keep our focus on the techniques and discussions at hand, this is an adults only event.
This night will be a great opportunity for you to bring the learning we do at school into your home!
We highly recommend all parents plan on attending.


BookFlix:
A note went home in your child's backpack before break about our school's subscription to Scholastic's BookFlix. BookFlix is a website that gives you access to over 130 children's book read-alouds. The books include many of our classroom favorites like "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", and many more! The books are animated and read aloud to you in a very fun way. I highly recommend checking out this site for use at home.
BookFlix can be found at www.bookflix.scholastic.com
Username: ecelasalleii
Password: ecelasalleii


Donations:
A huge thank you to all the families that have donated materials off our classroom wishlist! We cannot tell you how much these materials are appreciated- and used! If you would like to donate much needed materials to our classroom, our Amazon wishlist can be found here. Thanks again to everyone who has donated and thanks in advance for anyone else!


Focus of the Week:
This week we will be beginning a new unit of study- colors! This week we will be focusing on the color red. We will practice identifying the color red verbally, using choice boards, using picture exchanges, and more! We will be reading "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?", "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes", "Monsters Love Colors" and others to help us begin identifying colors in books. We will also be using the color red in our art projects and talking about the letter 'R'.


Attendance & Illness:
Please remember, if your child will be out sick from school (or otherwise) to send an email to Ms. Killian as soon as possible and/or an absent note upon their return. 



















Week of January 8-12, 2018

Welcome back!
I hope everyone had a great break and is ready to start the new year!
We will be beginning this year by going back to the basics of classroom rules and expectations. We will be reading books about how we act in the classroom and making sure that all students understand the different expectations throughout the day (ex. listen to the teacher, follow directions, hands to yourself). 


Jim Gill Concert:
Tuesday, January 9th, we will be hosting a parent-child activity night- a Jim Gill concert! Jim Gill is a children's musician whose concerts are designed for young children and their parents to enjoy together! This concert will be at 5:30 p.m. in the LaSalle II gym. All family members are invited so bring a picnic blanket to sit on and get ready to sing and dance!


Weather/Clothes:
As the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that we will continue to go outside as often as possible so please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, students very often misplace items like hats & gloves so please make sure every item of clothing is labeled with your child's name so that it can be returned if lost.


BookFlix:
A note went home in your child's backpack before break about our school's subscription to Scholastic's BookFlix. BookFlix is a website that gives you access to over 130 children's book read-alouds. The books include many of our classroom favorites like "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", and many more! The books are animated and read aloud to you in a very fun way. I highly recommend checking out this site for use at home.
BookFlix can be found at www.bookflix.scholastic.com
Username: ecelasalleii
Password: ecelasalleii


Donations:
A huge thank you to all the families that have donated materials off our classroom wishlist! We cannot tell you how much these materials are appreciated- and used! If you would, like to donate much needed materials to our classroom, our Amazon wishlist can be found here. Thanks again to everyone who has donated and thanks in advance for anyone else!












Week of December 11-5, 2017


Kindergarten Registration:
The CPS kindergarten application is now available online. The deadline for the applications is Friday, December 22, 2017.  The website is go.cps.edu.  You will need your child’s CPS student ID number, if you do not have their ID number you can ask your child's teacher.


Weather/Clothes:
As the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that we will continue to go outside as often as possible so please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, students very often misplace items like hats & gloves so please make sure every item of clothing is labeled with your child's name so that it can be returned if lost.


Children's Museum Field Trip:
Next Friday, December 22nd, is our field trip to the Children's Museum! Students and chaperones need to arrive at school at 9:30 a.m. and pick-up will be at 1:30 p.m. Your child may bring a small disposable snack that they can eat on the go, but we will not be eating lunch on this trip so please make sure they eat a large breakfast before arrival. If your child is not attending the field trip, they will not have school on this day.


Pajama Day:
Next Tuesday, December 19th, we will be having Pre-K Pajama Day! We invite all students to wear their favorite or holiday pajamas to school and we will be having a movie day! Please note, the LaSalle II pajama day is on Friday, but we will be doing our own because of the conflict with our field trip.


Ugly Sweater Day:
Thursday, December 21st, the LaSalle II Student Council will be hosting an Ugly Sweater Day! Students pay $1 to participate and this money will help fund future student council events.


Jim Gill Concert:
Tuesday, January 9th, we will be hosting a parent-child activity night- a Jim Gill concert! Jim Gill is a children's musician whose concerts are designed for young children and their parents to enjoy together! This concert will be at 5:30 p.m. in the LaSalle II gym. All family members are invited so bring a picnic blanket to sit on and get ready to sing and dance!


Parent Night:
A huge thank you to everyone who got back to me about the Parent Night cancellation. I really appreciate your cooperation and understanding! We will be rescheduling the event for sometime after the holidays, and will let you know as soon as a date is set. Thanks again!


Donations:
A huge thank you to all the families that have donated materials off our classroom wishlist! We cannot tell you how much these materials are appreciated- and used! If you would, like to donate much needed materials to our classroom, our Amazon wishlist can be found here. Thanks again to everyone who has donated and thanks in advance for anyone else!


BookFlix:
A note went home in your child's backpack this week about our school's subscription to Scholastic's BookFlix. BookFlix is a website that gives you access to over 130 children's book read-alouds. The books include many of our classroom favorites like "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus", "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", and many more! The books are animated and read aloud to you in a very fun way. I highly recommend checking out this site for use at home.
BookFlix can be found at www.bookflix.scholastic.com
Username: ecelasalleii
Password: ecelasalleii



















Week of December 4- 8, 2017

Parent Night:
Next Wednesday, December 13th at 6:00 pm we will be hosting a parent night focused on student communication! Ms. Killian and Ms. Schendel (our wonderful speech therapist) will be presenting on the many ways students communicate their wants and needs in the classroom. We will be discussing the Picture Exchange Communcation System (PECS), Core Boards, and many other useful communication tips and tricks! We will meet at LaSalle II in room 112. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. In order to keep our focus on the techniques and discussions at hand, this is an adults only event.
This night will be a great opportunity for you to bring the learning we do at school into your home!
We highly recommend all parents plan on attending.


All About Me Books:
As you know, we are currently working on a Friends & Family unit of study. As part of this unit, we want to learn a little more about the friends in our class and their families! Last week we sent home a short booklet for you to fill out with your child to help us learn all about them. We will be reading these books aloud to the class and then putting them in our classroom library for students to explore on their own. The book has spaces for pictures so you can either print photos or draw them, whatever works best for you!
These books are due this Friday, December 8th.


Donations:
We are in need of Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Fine Point Expo Markers! Both of these are items we use every day, to sanitize the changing table and write our names, and we are running very low. These items (along with others) can be found on our Amazon Wishlist, which allows you to have them shipped directly to the school, or at numerous local stores. Thank you in advance for any donations, we really appreciate it!


Holiday Shop:
This year LaSalle II will be hosting an in-school holiday gift shop. Students will be able to choose gifts for family and friends from a wide assortment of gift items at a variety of kid-friendly prices. A 'Gift Planner' envelope went home last week to help plan who your child should buy gifts for and how much they should spend. All money must be cash only (no checks!) and must be returned to school on or before Wednesday, December 13th (the day we will be visiting the holiday shop).


Kindergarten Registration:
The CPS kindergarten application is now available online. The deadline for the applications is Friday, December 22, 2017.  The website is go.cps.edu.  You will need your child’s CPS student ID number, if you do not have their ID number you can ask your child's teacher.


Weather/Clothes:
As the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that we will continue to go outside as often as possible so please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, students very often misplace items like hats & gloves so please make sure every item of clothing is labeled with your child's name so that it can be returned if lost.


Focus of the Week:
This week we are moving our focus from friends to family! We will be talking about the members of our immediate families, reading "Families, Families, Families" to see different types of families, learning about the letter M for 'mom', reading our "All About Me" books, and looking at the pictures of our families on our family tree! If you did not send in a family picture at the beginning of the year, feel free to send one now and we will add it to our tree!




















Week of November 27- December 1, 2017

Field Trip:
On Friday, December 22nd, we will be taking a field trip to the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier! The museum is a completely hands-on, child centered museum with many different areas for the children to explore. We will be leaving for this trip at 9:45 am- all students, both AM and PM, must arrive at school at 9:40 and pick-up after the trip will be at 1:00 pm. We will accept volunteers for this field trip the same way as our last trip, mark on the field trip form that you would like to chaperone and make sure you have completed the CPS Volunteer Application. We will then notify you if you will be able to accompany us. The cost of this trip will be $10 for students and $10 for adults.
 Forms are due this Friday, December 1st.


Parent Night:
On Wednesday, December 13th at 6:00 pm we will be hosting a parent night focused on student communication! Ms. Killian and Ms. Schendel (our wonderful speech therapist) will be presenting on the many ways students communicate their wants and needs in the classroom. We will be discussing the Picture Exchange Communcation System (PECS), Core Boards, and many other useful communication tips and tricks! We will meet at LaSalle II in room 112. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. In order to keep our focus on the techniques and discussions at hand, this is an adults only event.
This night will be a great opportunity for you to bring the learning we do at school into your home!
We highly recommend all parents plan on attending.


Kindergarten Registration:
The CPS kindergarten application is now available online. The deadline for the applications is Friday, December 22, 2017.  The website is go.cps.edu.  You will need your child’s CPS student ID number, if you do not have their ID number you can ask your child's teacher.


Weather/Clothes:
As the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that we will continue to go outside as often as possible so please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, students very often misplace items like hats & gloves so please make sure every item of clothing is labeled with your child's name so that it can be returned if lost.


Classroom Wishlist:
If you would like to donate supplies or materials to our classroom we now have an online wishlist! The wishlist can be accessed here and all items will be directly shipped to the school. Thank you in advance for any donations- they are greatly appreciated!


Focus of the Week:
We recently began a new unit- Friends & Family! For the first half of this unit, we are focusing on how we interact and play with our friends including asking people to play with us/ if we can play with them, sharing, taking turns, and many other social skills related to play. We have read books like "Join in and Play", "Can I Play, Too?", "Sharing Time", and "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog" to help us reinforce these skills.















A Note about Monday, November 13th:
Today, November 13th, during the AM session the fire alarm bells in the school malfunctioned. There was no fire and no one was in any immediate danger, but we must always evacuate when the fire alarm rings. The Fire Department and CPS Facilities were unable to turn the bells off, so all students and staff were evacuated to our emergency site- Wells High School. Thank you so much to our AM parents who were flexible and came to pick their students up from Wells. The bells are now fixed and tomorrow, November 14th, will be a normal school day.

If you did not receive a phone call or email from Dr. Albani about this incident, please make sure you have a current phone number on file in the office and that you are signed up for the Falcon Flier (sign up here).






Week of November 6-10, 2017

We had a lot of fun exploring the Story Bus last Friday! The story of the bus this year was 'The Little Red Hen' so we got to explore inside the story after reading it! 

Bring Your Parent to School:
In lieu of parent/teacher conferences, we will be hosting a parent/child activity day- Bring Your Parent to School! Students will have the opportunity to bring a parent to school on Wednesday, November 15th. Students will show their parent their favorite centers and participate in some fun hands-on parent child activities! Remember, this is a non-attendance day for students so if you sign up for Bring Your Parent to School, make sure to show up at the scheduled time. 


Field Trip:
On Friday, December 22nd, we will be taking a field trip to the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier! The museum is a completely hands-on, child centered museum with many different areas for the children to explore. We will be leaving for this trip at 9:45 am- all students, both AM and PM, must arrive at school at 9:40 and pick-up after the trip will be at 1:00 pm. We will accept volunteers for this field trip the same way as our last trip, mark on the field trip form that you would like to chaperone and make sure you have completed the CPS Volunteer Application. We will then notify you if you will be able to accompany us. The cost of this trip will be $10 for students and $10 for adults.
 Forms will be going home this week and are due by Friday, December 1st.


Picture Retakes:
Picture retakes will happen this Thursday, November 16th, around 8:30 am. If you would like your child to retake their school picture, please contact Ms. Killian (especially if they are a PM student).


Kindergarten Registration:
The CPS kindergarten application is now available online. The deadline for the applications is Friday, December 22, 2017.  The website is go.cps.edu.  You will need your child’s CPS student ID number, if you do not have their ID number you can ask your child's teacher.


Weather/Clothes:
As the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that we will continue to go outside as often as possible so please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, students very often misplace items like hats & gloves so please make sure every item of clothing is labeled with your child's name so that it can be returned if lost.


Food Drive:
LaSalle II's student council is conducting a school-wide food drive. If you would like to donate, Pre-K students are asked to bring in canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups, canned meats, and stuffing mixes. We will be collecting items through November 15th.


Classroom Wishlist:
If you would like to donate supplies or materials to our classroom we now have an online wishlist! The wishlist can be accessed here and all items will be directly shipped to the school. Thank you in advance for any donations- they are greatly appreciated!












Week of October 30- November 3, 2017

We had so much fun on our trip to the mailbox last week! I hope you all enjoyed your postcards because we enjoyed making and mailing them!


Weather/Clothes:
As the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that we will continue to go outside as often as possible so please make sure students are dressed appropriately for the weather. Also, students very often misplace items like hats & gloves so please make sure every item of clothing is labeled with your child's name so that it can be returned if lost.


Food Drive:
LaSalle II's student council is conducting a school-wide food drive. If you would like to donate, Pre-K students are asked to bring in canned soup, soup mixes, chilies, stews, noodle soups, canned meats, and stuffing mixes. We will be collecting items through November 15th.


Bring Your Parent to School:
In lieu of parent/teacher conferences, we will be hosting a parent/child activity day- Bring Your Parent to School! Students will have the opportunity to bring a parent to school on Wednesday, November 15th. Students will show their parent their favorite centers and participate in some fun hands-on parent child activities! Remember, this is a non-attendance day for students so if you sign up for Bring Your Parent to School, make sure to show up at the scheduled time. 
Sign-up forms are due this Friday, November 10th.


Kindergarten Registration:
The CPS kindergarten application is now available online. The deadline for the applications is Friday, December 22, 2017.  The website is go.cps.edu.  You will need your child’s CPS student ID number, if you do not have their ID number you can ask your child's teacher.


PM Buddies:
The PM class recently met with their 6th grad buddies for the first time! Our buddies will be coming to visit us 1-2 times a month for 1-on-1 reading and math activities.


Classroom Wishlist:
If you would like to donate supplies or materials to our classroom we now have an online wishlist! The wishlist can be accessed here and all items will be directly shipped to the school. Thank you in advance for any donations- they are greatly appreciated!


Volunteer Application:
If at any point in the year you plan on volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning a field trip you must complete the Chicago Public Schools Volunteer Application. I highly recommend that you complete this application now because it does take time for the application to be approved. Without this approval, you will not be able to volunteer in the classroom or accompany us on a field trip. You can find the application here. When filling out the application you will be considered a Level II volunteer.















 Week of October 9-13, 2017

Our AM class participating in the LaSalle II Track-a-thon last week! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our school!


Focus of the Week:
This week we continued our emotions study, focusing on happy and sad. We read the books "The Pout-Pout Fish" and "Giraffes Can't Dance" and discussed how the characters were feeling. In both books the main character starts out sad and something changes and he becomes happy! We used core boards and individual images to give every student the opportunity to recognize the emotions in the books. We also began learning to sort! We started with sorting objects by color and students that did well with this moved on to sorting by type of object. Everyone is really starting to get the hang of sorting so be sure to work on it at home as well!


Halloween:
Notes went home last week about our Halloween celebrations coming up on October 31st! 
We will start by inviting parents to join us for the first 15 minutes of the day to take pictures of the students in their costumes. This will take place from 7:45-8:00 in the morning and 12:05-12:20 in the afternoon. After this we will be resuming our normal schedule. Due to the high number of parents that want to volunteer we will not have parents in the classroom during this time.

At the end of the day we will be walking to a local mailbox (located on Division & Wood) to mail postcards to our families- a Costume Parade! This walk will take place from 9:15-10:20 in the morning and 1:45-2:40 in the afternoon. If there is inclement weather, the walk will be postponed. This will be a regular schedule school day. 

If you would like to join us on our walk, please return the bottom of the note to school as soon as possible. If you have not yet competed the CPS Volunteer Application, you must do so before the trip or you will not be able to accompany us.


Classroom Wishlist:
If you would like to donate supplies or materials to our classroom we now have an online wishlist! The wishlist can be accessed here and all items will be directly shipped to the school. Thank you in advance for any donations- they are greatly appreciated!


Falcon Flier:
Every other Friday Dr. Albani, our school principal, sends out an email to all parents called the Falcon Flier. This includes school-wide events, reminders, and other important events. If you do not already receive this email, please register here


Volunteer Application:
If at any point in the year you plan on volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning a field trip you must complete the Chicago Public Schools Volunteer Application. I highly recommend that you complete this application now because it does take time for the application to be approved. Without this approval, you will not be able to volunteer in the classroom or accompany us on a field trip. You can find the application here. When filling out the application you will be considered a Level II volunteer.


Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.
















Week of October 2-6, 2017

Falcon Flier:
Every other Friday Dr. Albani, our school principal, sends out an email to all parents called the Falcon Flier. This includes school-wide events, reminders, and other important events. If you do not already receive this email, please register here


Volunteer Application:
If at any point in the year you plan on volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning a field trip you must complete the Chicago Public Schools Volunteer Application. I highly recommend that you complete this application now because it does take time for the application to be approved. Without this approval, you will not be able to volunteer in the classroom or accompany us on a field trip. You can find the application here. When filling out the application you will be considered a Level II volunteer.


Focus of the Week:
This week we began our new unit of study- feelings and emotions! We read the books "Glad Monster, Sad Monster" by Ed Emberley and Anne Miranda and "Lots of Feelings" by Shelley Rotner. While we looked at the pictures we used a choice board or individual visuals to identify which emotion was on the page. It was nice to use both a book with cartoon monsters and one with real photographs of kids to help us see the emotions presented in a number of different ways! We also made faces out of play dough and talked about how the faces were feeling, to incorporate some fun fine-motor components. 


Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.













Week of September 25-29, 2017

Falcon Flier:
Every other Friday Dr. Albani, our school principal, sends out an email to all parents called the Falcon Flier. This includes school-wide events, reminders, and other important events. If you do not already receive this email, please register here


Volunteer Application:
If at any point in the year you plan on volunteering in the classroom or chaperoning a field trip you must complete the Chicago Public Schools Volunteer Application. I highly recommend that you complete this application now because it does take time for the application to be approved. Without this approval, you will not be able to volunteer in the classroom or accompany us on a field trip. You can find the application here. When filling out the application you will be considered a Level II volunteer.


Inclusion:
Beginning in the next few weeks, we will be inviting students from the other two Pre-K classrooms to join us for center time! These students will be able to act as peer role models, allow our students to practice their social interactions, and also give us the opportunity to make new friends! 


Reading Buddies:
The AM class began meeting with their 5th grade reading buddies this week! The 5th graders will be coming down every week or two to read to their buddies and participate in buddy activities together. 
At this time, we do not have PM reading buddies due to time constraints for the older students.


Focus of the Week:
This week we finished our School/ Beginning of the Year unit by reviewing classroom rules and procedures, reading books about how we treat the classroom and our friends, and practicing walking in the hallway. The students are really starting to get the hang of things at school and we are excited to start our next unit- Feelings!


Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.















Week of September 18-22, 2017

Taking advantage of the warm weather while it lasts!


Focus of the Week:
This week we focused on our behavior at school. We read books such as "Hands Are Not for Hitting" and "Listening Time" to help us further understand the expectations that we have at school. We also worked together to sort images of good and bad choices. We will continue to work on these skills throughout the year because they create the foundation for all our classroom learning.


Picture Day:
Don't forget- picture day is this Thursday, September 28th! Order forms must be turned in on or before this date. Forms went home last week and if you did not receive one, please let Ms. Killian know.


School Wide Track-A-Thon Fundraiser:
Our upcoming Track-A-Thon will take place on October 13th. The money raised by this event will go to support the entire LaSalle II community such as sports teams, student council, 8th grade graduation, field trips, foreign language trips, after-school academic support, and any other event or need approved by Dr. Albani. All pledge money is due September 28th (money pledged is for walking, not number of laps). Thanks in advance for your support!


Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.


Backpacks:
Please make sure that you are checking your child's Take Home Folder every day. Especially at this time of year, there are a lot of important notes and forms that need to be returned going home.
















Week of September 11-15, 2017

Family Pictures:
Just like your students, your other family members are all part of our classroom community and we would like for you to be represented in our room! We have a Family Tree displayed and would like to fill it with family photos! Please send in a picture of your family as soon as possible.
These pictures will be displayed on the Family Tree for the entire school year.


Student Council Theme Day:
This Friday, Septembet 22nd, the LaSalle II Student Council invites all students to pay $1 and wear any Chicago Bears gear they choose. The funds raised from this fundraiser will be used towards upcoming fun events, including Halloween activities and raffles, holiday sweater contest, etc.


School Wide Track-A-Thon Fundraiser:
Notes went home last week about our upcoming Track-A-Thon, which will take place on October 13th. The money raised by this event will go to support the entire LaSalle II community such as sports teams, student council, 8th grade graduation, field trips, foreign language trips, after-school academic support, and any other event or need approved by Dr. Albani. All pledge money is due September 28th (money pledged is for walking, not number of laps). Thanks in advance for your support!


Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.


Backpacks:
Please make sure that you are checking your child's Take Home Folder every day. Especially at this time of year, there are a lot of important notes and forms that need to be returned going home.


Focus of the Week:
This week we focused on our behavior at school. We read books such as "Hands Are Not for Hitting" and "Listening Time" to help us further understand the expectations that we have at school. We also worked together to sort images of good and bad choices. We will continue to work on these skills through next week (and throughout the year!) because they create the foundation for all our classroom learning.











Week of September 5-8, 2017
Working on our fine motor skills by using paintbrushes to paint school buses!


Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.


Backpacks:
Please make sure that you are checking your child's Take Home Folder every day. Especially at this time of year, there are a lot of important notes and forms that need to be returned going home.


Family Pictures:
Just like your students, your other family members are all part of our classroom community and we would like for you to be represented in our room! We have a Family Tree displayed and would like to fill it with family photos! Please send in a picture of your family by this Friday, September 15th
These pictures will be displayed on the Family Tree for the entire school year.


Focus of the Week:
This week our focus was on getting back into our school routine (or learning it for the first time)! We had a short-and-sweet circle time that included our Hello Song, a book, and the days of the week. We read books about school like "David Goes to School"' by David Shannon, which was a class favorite! We also sang "The Wheels on the Bus" and this will be our song for the entire month of September so our friends really get the hang of it!















Week of August 28-September 1, 2017:

Handbook:
Our Pre-K Handbook is now available at the bottom of this site! I highly recommend that you read through the handbook (even parents of returning students!) because there is a lot of important information about our classroom. 
To access the handbook, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this page.


First Day of School:
Don't forget the first day is next Tuesday, September 5th! We are so excited to start the year!


Supply List:
All students must have a backpack, which must be brought to school daily. 
Backpacks must be large enough to fit their Home Folder.

 Wish-list Items:

·Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

·Paper Towels

·Hand Soap

·Kleenex

·Gallon Size Ziploc Bags

·Black Expo Markers (Thin)

·Crayola Markers

·Bottled Glue

·Construction Paper

·Clear Packing Tape

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Killian McIlvain,
Sep 1, 2017, 10:32 AM