Saturday, August 27, 2011

Our First Week - in Pictures!

Here are some pictures from our first couple weeks of school!  We made some gingerbread men, we ate some gingerbread me, we explored different colors, we explored different math manipulatives, and we had a lot of fun!  We also celebrated a birthday with our human birthday cake, we had a musical color paper sort, and we had our GOTCHA kickoff.  Enjoy!

August 29 - September 2

     We have had a very busy and fun week at school!  We have learned a lot, and met a lot of new friends!  Ask your child about Rudy Red, Yelling Yellow, Gross - Out Gray, and Alright Orange!  Some of them had some behaviors that we just don't want to have in Kindergarten!  One of them behaved exactly like they were supposed to!  We all decided we wanted to be like Alright Orange. 
     Thank you to everyone who has sent in your child's forms, fees, and supplies.  If you have not done so, please do as soon as possible!
     In your child's folder on Friday you received two very important things!  The first is the All About Me Bag.  We will begin our Family and All About Me unit this week, and these bags play a huge part in our study! Please fill these this weekend and send them back on Monday!  Second, you received a letter about Parent Report Day.  This will be a day for you to come in and have a short conference with me about your child.  Please select 3 times on your sheet, ranked 1-3.  I will do my best to honor your request as close as I can.  These are first come, first serve, so you want to get this letter back quickly!  Thank you for your involvement in your child's education!
     Please consider joining Coosada's PTA!  It is a great way for you to be involved in our school and in your child's education.  There are numerous opportunities for you to volunteer and the class with the most memberships wins a pizza party :-) 
     Please remember to send in EXACT change for snack.  We can only take cash for snack and we can not give change.  We are still waiting to hear from Child Nutrition about some free/reduced lunch forms.  All we can do is be patient!  If you would like to call them their phone number is 334-567-1222.
     If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! Have a great week!

Mrs. Boyer

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Student of the Week!

It's time for our first student of the week!  Click here to visit the Bee of the Week page!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 22 - August 26

I'm sure your children have been resting well as we've all had busy days for our first full week together in Kindergarten! The children have been learning school and class routines, how to work and rotate in literacy and math centers, how to listen to each other and take turns, and together, we have had a great week.
Bus drivers ask that our bus students continue to wear their tags daily. Car riders should also continue to wear their tags daily. Some of you are ready to try the bus in the afternoons. This is fine with us; please send a note in writing and include the address your child will be riding to.
Thanks for your timely response with all the paperwork and required fees.
Look for Family Times coming home on Monday. This will give you some ideas of simple, quick homework time with your child each night. It corresponds to what we will be doing in our reading series.
Please continue to check your child's daily folder and their behavior calendar. Also, please initial on their behavior calendar each day. That way, we know you have seen it!
Here are just a few reminders of things we have noticed this week :
  • When sending your child's snack money, money for the required fees, or lunch money, please make sure you send exact change. We do not keep money in our classroom and the office does not have change.
  • Please make sure your child comes in with their tennis shoes on ready for PE.
  • Please discuss with your child their morning duties: where to put their lunch/snack, where to put their folder, and what they do once they get to their seat.
  • Practice your child's lunch number with them! They will use this everyday and need to be able to say it to the ladies at lunch.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We hope you all have a great week!
Mrs. Boyer

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Important Reminders

We've had a great first three days of school! Ask your child about hunting for the Gingerbread Man and the special surprise he left for us!

Please read the following reminders:
  • Please return all forms and papers that need to be signed as soon as possible.
  • Make sure you have sent in the money required for the T-Shirt and Writing Journal.
  • Please send your child to school in their tennis shoes since we have PE first thing in the morning. They may not wear sandals, flip flops, or any other shoe to PE.
  • Make sure your child has lunch money and snack money (or snack from home) each day!
  • PLEASE send the car/bus tags back EVERYDAY for the next two weeks! This helps the teachers make sure each child is in the right spot!
Thank you for your prompt attention to these reminders. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

First Days of School

We enjoyed meeting all of you at orientation Tuesday! We hope you have had a restful weekend as you prepare for school. Please remember your child's staggered start day. Also, please remember to bring your signed papers, monies, and your child's supplies with you on their first day.
We are looking forward to a wonderful school year! See you soon!

Mrs. Boyer

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Classroom Tour

Here is a tour of our classroom!  I finished it yesterday and open house was tonight :-)
This is how we track our behavior.  They start on green.  They can move up to purple, which gets them something out of the treat box if they do something exceptional, and there is also yellow (straight face) and red (sad face).

This is how we "take" attendance.  They flip their bee over when they come in and sit their lunch and snack on that yellow shelf.

Their pictures will eventually be up there!

A view of the classroom from the door.

Our reading center!

Our job board, and computer table!

Calendar area

Our word wall and writing center

Small Group area.  All my stuff is behind that cute curtain!

Our listening center

A view from my desk

Our awesome cubbies!

My crayon wreath :-)

Our pet goldfish is in there somewhere!

Our color beehives!


I was so excited to get to meet all of you and your sweet children at orientation tonight!  It went by in a flash!  In fact it seemed to go by so fast that there just has to be something I missed!  If you have a question, or need me to clarify anything that we talked about please let me know!  Have a wonderful week and I can't wait to see those sweet faces again next week!!

Mrs. Boyer

Monday, August 1, 2011

Staggered Start

These are the days of Staggered Start and the final list!  I will see you and your child on their staggered start day!

Monday, August 15th

Tuesday, August 16th

Wednesday, August 17th
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