Thursday, September 30, 2010

School Bus Safety Field Trip

On Monday, October 4th, the students will be participating in a school bus safety field trip. A bus driver will talk to the students about school bus rules and procedures, and we will take a short field trip on the bus to a park nearby Beartooth, so students can practice the rules and experience riding the bus. A permission slip was sent home in your child's red folder on Wednesday. Please sign and return the form by FRIDAY so your child can attend the field trip.

Thank you!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Science with the 6th Graders!

Snack Calendar

A snack calendar for October will be in your child's red folder this afternoon. Each student will be assigned a day to bring snack for the class. We have 23 students in our class. We do have a small refrigerator in our room, so you are welcome to send things such as cheese sticks, yogurt, fruit or veggies. We do have a nut allergy in our room, so please be mindful of this as you plan snack. Thank you!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic Fun!

We had a great time at our Teddy Bear Picnic! The kids helped make biscuits, that we ate with honey. We graphed who liked them and who did not. We also sorted our bears into lots of different groups - this picture is sorting them by color. Thanks for helping the kids to remember their stuffed friends for a fun day! And thanks to Isabella and Jass for bringing some treats to share!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Friday, September 24, 2010

Kindergarten Service Project

The kindergarten classes at Beartooth are going to participate in the Drink Pouch Brigade upcycling program. Pouch Brigades are groups of kids and adults who collect empty drink pouches (such as Capri Sun). When they collect enough, the pouches are mailed away to be upcycled into new products. Think of how many pouches are saved from landfills each year!

Beartooth School will receive $.02 for every drink pouch we turn in. So the MORE pouches our class collects, the MORE we will help the environment and the MORE cash we will get for our school! All money collected will be donated to the Beartooth PTA to use on projects to help our school.

Here's how kids can help:
1) Finish your drink.
2) Remove the straw.
3) Put it in the collection bin. No rinsing or washing!
Collection bins will be available in each classroom and the lunchroom. You can bring pouches from home, and recycle pouches used at school. Easy!

Empty pouches are mailed for free to TerraCycle, a company that turns them into cool bags and pencil cases for kids and adults.

Help us out! Drink it. Save it. Upcycle it!


The week of September 27-October 1st, we will be learning about the letter Aa and all about apples! On Wednesday the 29th, we will have an apple taste testing in our room. We will need red, green and yellow apples for the students to taste, so we can graph and write about our favorites.

On Friday, we will make applesauce in our classroom, and will need apples and cinnamon. If you can send in any of these supplies, please do! If we end up with lots of apples, we'll have them for snack another day. The kids LOVE them!!

Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Buddy Class

Today we met with our "buddy room", Mrs. Hanson's 6th graders, for the first time. The students worked together on a kindness puzzle. We will meet with our buddies every Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for both classes, and something the kids really look forward to each week!

Star of the Week

Every student in our class will have the opportunity to be Star of the Week. When your child is Star of the Week, a poster will be in their red folder on Wednesday. Please help your child complete and color the poster, and add some photographs to share. Please send the poster and a show and tell item to school on the following Monday.

The Star of the Week for September 27-October 1 is Airianna. Congratulations, Airianna!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beartooth Kids are Special!

Student of the Month

Each month a Student of the Month is chosen from our class. It is always hard for me to choose among such wonderful kids. I look for a kindergartner who is a good listener, who is a good friend and who always tries his or her best. The Student of the Month gets to have McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall and the other Students of the Month. This month's lunch is on September 29th.

Congratulations to Gavin, our Student of the Month!

Good Morning Bear Poem

Friday, September 17, 2010

Brown Bear, Brown Bear video

Check out this great video of author Bill Martin reading the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Our "Yellow" Song

Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow.
Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow.
Like the early morning sun, when the day has just begun.
Y-e-l-l-o-w spells yellow.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic

Next Friday, September 24th, we will be having a Teddy Bear Picnic. Kindergartners will be able to bring their teddy bear (or other favorite stuffed animal) to school for the day. We will have fun sorting and graphing our stuffed friends, as well as thinking of describing words (fluffy, furry, cuddly, etc.)

Throughout the week, we will be learning the letter Bb and doing lots of fun projects with bears. It should be a fun week!

Book Orders Due!

September book orders are due TOMORROW! Order online, or send in your order form and money to school tomorrow with your kindergartner.

Thank you!

Our "Blue" Song

B-l-u-e spells blue, B-l-u-e spells blue.
Hi-ho, did ya' know? B-l-u-e spells blue.
The big sky is blue. The ocean is blue, too.
Hi-ho, did ya' know? B-l-u-e spells blue.

Our "Red" Song

R-e-d red, R-e-d red.
I can spell red. I can spell red.
Fire trucks are red. Stop signs are red, too.
R-e-d. R-e-d.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

Thank you!

A great big thank you to all of the parents who sent in supplies for our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees! (Especially those of you who tried to find the elusive Alphabits cereal!) The kindergartners LOVED making our trees, and eating them, too. We really enjoyed reading this story last week. Be sure to check out the video I posted below of the song - the kids love it!

Open House 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Poetry Binders

Your child's poetry binder will be coming home next Friday, September 17th. Please take the time to read the poems with them. For ideas on what to do, or look for, please visit the "Poetry Binder" section of the blog.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Club Orders

A book club order was sent home in your child's red folder today. If you choose to order, please do so by Wednesday, September 14th. You can return the form to me, with your payment, or order online using the information below. You are not obligated to purchase any books from Scholastic, but they do offer a lot of great books at reasonable prices.

Online Ordering Information
Web address:
Class Activation Code: GLD2V

Dear Parent,

Now it's easier than ever to find the right books for your child — and help us earn FREE books for our classroom library at the same time!

With new online ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs, you can choose from a much wider selection of books than in the printed flyer. Plus, you can send your orders directly to me online and use your credit card.

Best of all, our class earns a FREE book every time a parent places their order online.

It's so simple! Here's how it works:
  • SIGN UP at On the parent page, click the "Don't have a User Name and Password?" link, then register for your own username and password. When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code shown above. This code ensures that your order is sent to me.

  • SELECT the books you'd like to order from over 500 titles available online...and take advantage of online-only specials and discounts.

  • SEND your order to me online by the due date. Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.

Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer. But why not experience for yourself how convenient it is to order online?

Ordering online is fast, easy, and secure. Plus our whole class benefits thanks to the FREE books we'll earn with every parent online order.

Go to now to get started.

Library Books

Library books went home with your kindergartners today. The kids can keep them at home and read them until our next library day. (Every Wednesday) After you have read the book, it is a good idea to put the book in your child's backpack, so he or she does not forget it.

If your kindergartner forgets to bring back their book, they will not be able to check out a new book. If the book is missing for an extended period of time, you will be asked to reimburse the school for the cost of the book.

The kids had a wonderful time picking out books today, and I hope you enjoy reading them together!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Song

Check out this great video with the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom song!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees!

Next week we will be reading the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. Near the end of the week, we will make a coconut tree snack, and I need your help in providing some supplies for our snacks. If you can send any of the following items, please do so by Thursday, September 9th. Please mark the items you bring with your name, and if there are "leftovers", I will send home with your child.

THANK YOU for your help!
- vanilla sugar wafer cookies
- green apple slices
- Cocoa Puffs cereal
- Alphabits cereal