Friday, September 30, 2011

Yummy Applesauce!


The applesauce we made was delicious and the kids loved it. We cut up our apples, put them in a crock pot with cinnamon and sugar and let them cook all day. Thanks to all of the parents for bringing in so many yummy apples!


Sorry, I just noticed a mistake on the October Snack Calendar. I listed both October 14th and 18th as Picture Day. The actual Picture Day is October 14th. Sorry for any confusion.

Vision Screening

The nurses screened all of the students' vision today. If they noticed any problems with your child's vision, you will receive a note with recommendations.

Bus Safety Field Trip

On Wednesday, October 5th we will take a bus safety field trip. The bus driver will show the students a video and then we will take a short trip to practice school bus safety rules. Permission slips were sent home 9/29/11. Please return them SIGNED so that your child can participate. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

On Monday, October 10th we will take the kindergartners on a field trip to the pumpkin patch at J and K Farms outside of Laurel. We will need chaperones. If you are interested, please be sure you have filled out the background check paperwork (you can get this paperwork from the office). We will leave school around 9:45am and plan to return at 1:45pm. We will need chaperones who can drive their own vehicles and help haul pumpkins back to school.

Students will also need to order a sack lunch from school or plan to bring their own lunch that day. A form will go home next week, where you can let us know what your plans are.

Click here for a list of area pumpkin patches, as well as fun facts and pumpkin recipes!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Open House

Thanks to everyone who attended our Open House last Thursday. I hope you enjoyed our "Day in the Life of Kindergarten" video. If you ever have any questions, please contact me.

Spirit Cups

Please remember that order forms and money for the Spirit Cups fundraiser is due on Friday the 30th. Thank you for your participation!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Our Teddy Bear Picnic Day is off to a great start! We sorted and graphed our teddy bears. Yesterday, Mrs. Wheeler came into our room and we helped her make some teddy bear shaped oatmeal cookies. We can't wait to eat them!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Yellow Song

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

This week we are reading one of my favorite stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Click here for a great video of Bill Martin Jr reading the story.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Last Two Pics ... Finally!

I finally got these last two Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree pictures to upload! :) Thanks again to everyone who brought in supplies - the kindergartners loved making these!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blue Song

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teddy Bear Picnic

Next Thursday, September 22nd, we will have a Teddy Bear Picnic. Students will be able to bring their teddy bear (or other favorite stuffed animal) to school with them for the day. We will sort and graph our bears, and enjoy some yummy oatmeal cookies and gummy bears. Thanks to Mrs. Wheeler for offering to bring in the treats!

Book Orders Due 9/14/11

If you want to place an order from the September Book Club Order, please do so by tomorrow, Wednesday the 14th. You can send your order to school with your child, or order online at Our online code is: GLD2V

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Snack Photos

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Snack Photos

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Snack Photos

A few more photos ...

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Snack

The kindergartners loved making their Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! tree snacks today. Thanks to everyone who sent in supplies. I will try to get more pictures uploaded ... having technical difficulties! :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree Snack

Because of significant absences in our class today, we will make our Chicka Boom Boom tree snack on Monday instead of today.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Please Be Cautious

Today at Beartooth we experienced a higher than average student absenteeism. Additionally, some students and staff became ill and were excused for the day. Additional custodial staff will be in cleaning the school, as a precaution. As per our "Guidelines for Sick Children" policy, we are asking that you keep your children home from school if they are experiencing a fever, vomiting or diarrhea.

Please take this opportunity to visit with your children about practicing good hygiene, including washing hands with soap and water, covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze, etc.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Here are a couple of great videos from "Crawford's Corner" to watch about handwashing and covering your mouth when you sneeze.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Best Practice Workshop

Mark your calendar NOW and plan to attend the Billings Public Schools Best Practices Workshop the evening of September 20, 2011. Led by visionary school planners from Fielding Nair International, this community-­‐based workshop will discuss research-­‐based best practices in K-­12 education and explore community interest in applying these practices to create public schools that meet local goals and needs.

Click the link above for more information.