Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Start!

Our year has gotten off to a wonderful start! You have great kids! I know they are getting tired, and it may be becoming difficult to get them motivated in the morning. This is very normal during the first several weeks of kindergarten. As the year progresses, their bodies will get used to this new schedule. :) In the meantime, you can help by being sure they get to bed at a reasonable time, as well as eat a good, nutritious breakfast to keep them focused in the mornings.

We have been working a lot on procedures and routines, learning the "ins and outs" of kindergarten and Beartooth Elementary. We have also been working on identifying colors and shapes, as well as writing our names.

If you practice at home, be sure to help your child write their name with a capital at the beginning, and lower case for the rest. We use D'Nealian writing in kindergarten (lots of monkey tails), which helps the kids as they start cursive in 3rd grade.

Parent Helpers

Several of you indicated that you would be willing to help in our classroom. If you are willing to have a weekly scheduled time, please let me know. This could be for about an hour a week, whenever is convenient for you. There are often projects I could use help with, or individual students that you could work with.

If you are only available to help on occasion, that is great, too! I will let you know when we have needs in our classroom, and you can let me know when you are available. It is also helpful if you would be willing to take home items in the evening, to sort or cut out laminating, etc. If you would be willing to do this, let me know!

Thanks for your willingness to help! It is greatly appreciated!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mrs. Piltz' Classroom Rules

Rule #1 Follow directions quickly.
Rule #2 No talking when someone else is talking.
Rule #3 Keep your hands, feet and other objects to yourself.
Rule #4 Talk nicely and share with your friends.
Rule #5 Keep your dear teacher happy. :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School Fun!

We had an awesome first day of kindergarten! The kids did a wonderful job - even though we were all tired by the afternoon! :) See you again tomorrow! ** Parents - if you DO NOT want your child's photograph included on the blog at any time, please contact me at piltzt@billingsschools.org and let me know. THANK YOU! **

Monday, August 23, 2010

Meet Your Teacher Night

I loved meeting many of you this evening! Thank you for bringing in your supplies. Remember, if you have no yet brought them in, you are welcome to bring them on Wednesday when your child starts school.

If you have any questions, feel free to email or call: 281-6202 or piltzt@billingsschools.org.

See you Wednesday!
Mrs. Piltz

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Welcome Back!

The beginning of a brand new year is almost here! School begins on Wednesday, August 25th at 8:25 am. Dismissal time is at 2:30 pm. There is a Meet Your Teacher Night on Monday, August 23rd from 5:00-6:00 pm. Kindergartners and their parents are welcome to bring in school supplies and see our classroom during this time.

A copy of the school supply list can be found here.

I look forward to meeting you soon! Mrs. Traci Piltz