Friday, April 30, 2010

Mo Willems

This week as we talk about "things that go", we will read one of my favorite stories, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems. The students LOVE this story. Visit the Pigeon Presents website for fun activities involving the penguin and other Mo Willems characters.

Book Club Orders Due May 5th

Remember that Scholastic Book Club orders are due by May 5th. You can order online (instructions on sidebar) or send the form and your payment to school with your child. Thank you!

Going to the Moon!

We had a great time making our astronaut suits today. A huge THANK YOU to all of the parents who were generous enough to send in supplies for the suits, banana rockets and applesauce "space food". It is greatly appreciated!

Eating space food

The kindergartners tried eating food like astronauts do. Since astronauts couldn't eat applesauce with a bowl and spoon, we put ours into a Ziploc bag and the kids had to suck it out of the bag. Some of them liked it ... and some of them did NOT. :)

Astronaut suits

Ms. Jimison's Last Day

Ms. Jimison's last day in our classroom was today. Thanks to everyone who helped their kindergartner make her a card or picture. She loved them!

Totally 80s Kindergartners!

The kindergartners got in the 80s groove during Spirit Day today! Totally awesome!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Banana Rockets (and some caterpillars???)

Banana Rockets

Here is a "recipe" for the banana rockets we made at school today. Try making them at home, and remember to "count down" with your child before adding the whipped cream "blast off"! Thanks to everyone who sent in supplies!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Astronaut Suits

We will be making "astronaut suits" and eating "space food" at the end of our space unit. Some supplies we will need by Thursday 4/29/10 are:

- 10 white garbage bags

- empty cracker or cereal boxes

- tin foil

- bananas

- whipped cream (in a can)

Thanks to everyone who brings in supplies - we appreciate it so much!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ms. Jimison

Ms. Jimison's last day in our classroom will be Friday, April 30th. We will be having a small farewell party. If you would like to help your kindergartner write her a card or draw her a picture, we will present it to her. I will also be purchasing a gift from the class.

Summer "Birthdays"!

Since we have so many kindergartners with summer birthdays, we are going to give them each the opportunity to celebrate with their classmates during the month of May. Each kindergartner with a summer birthday has been given a "fake birthday" in May. The calendar will be sent home on Monday.

On your child's "fake birthday", you are welcome to send in a birthday treat. He or she will receive a card and gift from me to celebrate their "special day"! If you choose not to participate, that is fine, too!

If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks for helping us to celebrate these special kindergartners!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Book Club Online

The last book order of the year will be sent home next week. Or, you can access the June SeeSaw catalog by clicking here. All orders are due by May 5th.

If you order online, the username is: MrsPiltzK and password is: DrSeuss

Flat Tyler in Space

Since we made astronaut suits for ourselves, we thought Flat Tyler needed one, too!

Zoom! Zoom! We are off to space!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

At the end of our space unit, we'll be making "astronaut suits" and eating "space food." If you can send in any of the following supplies, please do by Thursday, April 29th. Thank you!
- white garbage bags
- white lunch bags (or bakery bags)
- empty cereal boxes
- tin foil
- newspaper
- applesauce
- bananas
- whipped cream (in a can)

Thanks to everyone who sends in supplies when we need them. You are appreciated!

Astronaut Suits

We will be making "astronaut suits" and eating "space food" at the end of our space unit. Some supplies we will need by Thursday 4/29/10 are:

- 10 white garbage bags

- empty cracker or cereal boxes

- tin foil

- bananas

- whipped cream (in a can)

Thanks to everyone who brings in supplies - we appreciate it so much!

NASA Kids' Club

For the next two weeks, Mrs. Piltz' kindergartners will be learning about space. This is one of the kindergartners' favorite things to learn about! We will be working with our 3rd grade buddies to play some of the fun and educational games on the NASA Kids' Club website ... you might also want to play at home with your child.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April Showers Bring May Flowers

The kindergartners made these handprint flowers with their 3rd grade buddies yesterday.

Flat Tyler and the Beartooth Bear

Jordyn, Hannah, Evan and Jackson introduced Flat Tyler to the Beartooth Bear!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flat Tyler!

Our class is hosting a "student" from Vaughn, Washington until May 14th. The student is Flat Tyler, based on the character Flat Stanley from the book by Jeff Brown. While the "flat student" is here, we will be busy showing him around our class and school, so that Mrs. Winderl's kindergartners in Vaughn, Washington can learn about Mrs. Piltz' kindergartners in Billings, Montana!

Today we met Flat Tyler. We plan to take him with us to music and library this week. The kindergartners are very excited to show him around Beartooth Elementary School!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Orders due April 14th

If you plan to order from the May Scholastic book order form, they are due April 14th. Instructions for ordering online are listed below. Or you can return the order form and your check to school. Thank you!

Username: MrsPiltzK
Password: DrSuess

Sunday, April 11, 2010

NO SCHOOL Monday April 12th

Please remember that Monday, April 12th there is NO SCHOOL. It is a training day for teachers. See you on Tuesday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Story of Shep

Ms. Jimison has been reading the story of Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog by Sneed B. Collard III to the kindergarten students. They have enjoyed learning about Shep, and reading a story written by a Montana author about events that happened in our state. For more information about Shep, including a short video and photographs, please click here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Moving next year?

If you are moving over the summer and your child will not be attending Beartooth next year, please let us know. This will help us plan for the appropriate number of 1st grade teachers next year. Thank you!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Beartooth Night at Texas Roadhouse

Eat at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday, April 6th from 4-10pm, and Beartooth Elementary School will receive a portion of the money you spend! This fundraiser is applicable to both dine-in and carry-out orders. Click here for more information about Texas Roadhouse in Billings.

Picture Day

Wednesday, April 7th is spring picture day. Class pictures will also be taken at this time. Information was sent home before spring break - if you have questions, please let me know!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Kindergarten Registration

If you or someone you know has a child that will be attending kindergarten next year, now is the time to get them registered! Early registration helps with proper planning for class sizes and adequate number of teachers at our school. To register, please stop by Beartooth and pick up a registration packet, or click here to find registration materials online.