Monday, February 28, 2011

Star of the Week

Donovan is our Star of the Week! He did a wonderful job completing his poster and sharing his Show and Tell. Thanks, Donovan!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

25 Manners Every Kid Needs by Age 9

I found this in my latest issue of Parents magazine and loved it. Written by an elementary school principal. Hope you enjoy!

25 Manners Every Kid Needs by Age 9 by David Lowry, Ph.D.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target

Saturday, February 26th is Dr. Seuss storytime at Target, for Read Across America. Click here for more information!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Student of the Month

Sara was chosen as our Student of the Month for February. Sara is a good listener, a hard worker and a good friend to others. Sara got to enjoy a McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall today!

ZooMontana Field Trip Rescheduled

Our trip to ZooMontana has been rescheduled for Friday, March 25th. If you have already returned your permission slip, lunch form and money, I will keep it until then. If you have not returned these items, please do so ASAP.

If you volunteered to chaperone, please let me know if you are still available on this date. Thank you!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures

We are talking about dental health this week. Check out this great website from Colgate for some fun games for kids and parent tips to promote dental hygiene!

We Brush Our Teeth!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Star of the Week

Carter is our Star of the Week this week! He brought in a cool Star Wars toy for Show and Tell. Thanks, Carter!

Dr. Seuss Program

Next week we will be reading stories by Dr. Seuss, and preparing a program for parents to enjoy. You are invited to our room at 1:00pm on Friday, May 11th for our Dr. Seuss Celebration. The kindergartners will sing a song, read you a story and share poems they have written. We will also have treats. I hope you can join us for this fun afternoon!

Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Workman and I are making treats, but we will also need a veggie tray, 2 fruit trays and some juice and cups. If you are willing to provide any of these items, please let me know.

Thank you!


The Read-a-Thon ended on Sunday. Please be sure to tally your child's reading minutes, and send in any sponsorship money by Friday the 25th. Thank you!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ZooMontana on Friday!

The weather forecast for Friday is very cold, so we are working on rescheduling our field trip to ZooMontana. I will keep you posted as we find a new date. If you have not sent in your permission slips and money ($3.25 per person), please do so ASAP and I will keep everything together until our field trip. Thank you!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Making Suckers with our Buddies

We did a fun science project with our 6th grade buddies today - making suckers! The kids loved this!

A Fun Project!

Thanks to all of the moms who came in and helped the kids make a fun bead project yesterday. They loved it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for all of the fun valentines and treats on Valentine's Day! The kids had a wonderful day.

Valentine's Day Graph

The kindergartners graphed how many letters were on their conversation hearts. Yum!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Student of the Month

Sara is our Student of the Month for February! She has done a wonderful job: 1) listening to directions, 2) doing her best and 3) being a friend to others. Sara will enjoy a McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall on February 24th. Keep up the good work, Sara!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Library Books

We have a big problem with students not returning their library books to school. Students cannot check out a new book unless they return the book they already have. If you cannot find the book, you will need to pay the school for the cost of replacing the book. We go to library each Wednesday (unless it is an early out day), so this is the day books should be returned. It is a good idea to put the book back into your child's backpack after reading it together, or to keep library books in a special place in your home, so they are not lost.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or Mrs. O'Brien, our librarian, at Thank you!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Snack Ever!

We are eating leftover fresh veggies and dip from our Superbowl party, and the kids are LOVING it. They told me it's the best snack ever! Thanks to Donovan's parents for all of the delicious vegetables.

Zoo Montana Field Trip

On Friday, February 25th, the kindergartners will be traveling to ZooMontana for a field trip and animal encounter. Cost for the field trip is $3.25/student. We will need three chaperones for our class, I will take the first three that volunteer. :) Cost for chaperones is also $3.25/person.

We will leave school at 9:30am (note change from letter I sent home) and return around 2:00pm. Students will eat lunch at ZooMontana, so please plan to pack a lunch for your child, or fill out the form that will be included in your child's Wednesday folder to order a sack lunch from school.

The permission slip, admission fee ($3.25) and lunch form need to be returned to school by Tuesday, February 22nd. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Superbowl Party

Superbowl Party

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Making Groundhog Cupcakes

Groundhog Cupcakes

We made these yummy cupcakes yesterday to celebrate Groundhog Day! Thanks to Tami Workman for the cupcakes, and everyone who donated supplies. The kids had fun making and eating these treats!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2011 Read-a-Thon!

The Read-A-Thon has started!!! This is a great way to encourage kiddos to read, and raise some $ for the school. Packets went home on Tuesday - if you have any questions, please let me know. This week you should be looking for sponsors. The goal is for kids to read for 5 hours over the two-week program, and we are asking sponsors to contribute $1/hour (so their contribution would be $5). However, a sponsor is welcome to contribute as much as they would like. And if you know of any kids who want to read but would like a sponsor, let me know and I will find a sponsor for them. The class who has the highest number of participation will win a fun prize, and all kids who participate get a free meal coupon from Texas Roadhouse. Yummy!

Happy reading!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We're on Facebook!

Benette Johnson, one of our awesome room moms, has created a Facebook page to keep parents connected. If you're on Facebook, search for "Mrs. Piltz's Class" to join the group!

Happy Groundhog Day!

Here's a Little Groundhog Poem

Groundhog Day

We graphed if the kindergartners think spring will be early or late, then made an art project and added our prediction. We will find out tomorrow who made the right prediction!

There are also some fun activities for kids here.

Big Sky Fit Kids

Thanks to Benette Johnson, who signed up our class to participate in the Big Sky Fit Kids program! Big Sky Fit Kids is a FREE activity and nutrition program for Montana youth. Tally sheets will be sent home in your child's red folder to keep track of their activity and amount of fruits and vegetables they eat each month (Feb, March and April). This should be fun for the kids! For more information, click here.

Read-A-Thon Begins!