Saturday, December 24, 2011

Our Visit With Santa Claus

video The kindergartners were lucky enough to have Santa visit our classroom on Wednesday! They really enjoyed sitting on his lap and telling them what they would like for Christmas. I hope you enjoy this video. ** I had some trouble with the sound, so you may want to turn down the sound and enjoy the video. **

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Visit from Santa

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Winter Program

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Winter Program

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Pajama Day

Kindergartners will be able to wear their pajamas to school tomorrow, 12/22/11. Remember that we will still play outside, so send appropriate footwear and outerwear. Thank you!

What We Plan to Do Over Our Break ...

Payton will play.
Keyara will settle down.
Brendon will open presents.
Lily will go to grandpa's.
Ty will relax.
Bridgit will relax and watch TV.
Cambree will go to Jordan.
Niah will see ice skaters.
Christian will go to dad's.
Brock will see his brother.
Christopher will lay there and watch TV.
Seth will go ice skating.
Harmoni will go fishing.
Cora will go to the pool.
Owen will go sledding.
Amara will go sledding.
Toby will play with his gifts.
Dalelynn will go to grandpa's.
Mataya will stay at grandma and grandpa's.
Ryan will go to the beach.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

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Where Would Rudolph Guide You?


"Home," said Toby
"Paris," said Lily.
"England," said Payton.
"Jordan," said Cambree.
"Gillette," said Christopher.
"Santa's sleigh," said Mataya.
"To my dog," said Alexa.
"Vegas," said Brock.
"The North Pole," said Ryan.
"To deliver presents," said Brendon.
"Grandma's house," said Keyara.
"New York," said Ty.
"Santa's sleigh," said Hunter.
"The North Pole," said Niah.
"The North Pole," said Dalelynn.
"Las Vegas," said Cora.
"The forest," said Harmoni.
"The sky," said Bridgit.
"Las Vegas," said Owen.
"Paradise City," said Amara.

Star of the Week

Friday, December 16, 2011

Student of the Month


Our Student of the Month will enjoy a McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall next week. Congratulations and great work!

Glow Party

Thanks to Mrs. Wheeler for the cool bracelets. We had a "glow party" to celebrate earning 20 WOW! slips in the lunchroom. The kids look forward to earning this again.

Online Safety Presentation


January 5, 2012 from 5:30-6:30. Lewis & Clark Auditorium.

Food Drive Winners!


Mrs. Piltz' class won the food drive! Thanks to everyone who donated food for the Beartooth Food Drive. We will get a popcorn party sometime soon. The kids are so excited!

Pajama Day


On Thursday, December 22nd we will have a pajama day at school, and the kindergartners will watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer after reading the storybook. This should be a fun day! Mrs. Wheeler also sent out an email asking for parents who would be willing to bring juice or make Rice Krispie Treats for a snack. If you are able to help, please email her at nmwheeler@hotmail.com Thank you!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Food Drive Ends 12/16/11

Tomorrow is the last day of the Food Drive. Thanks to everyone who has generously sent in food for this cause. The class with the most donated food wins a popcorn party!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What is Santa Doing to Get Ready for Christmas?



Today we discussed what Santa is doing to get ready for Christmas, and wrote about his preparations. The kids think that he is probably wrapping presents, feeding his reindeer, and loading his sleigh. We also made some shape Christmas trees and wrote sentences about our trees using descriptive words.

Star of the Week

Monday, December 12, 2011

Beary Great Day!

This morning we were the class who brought the most food for the Food Bank, so we got to spend the day with Mrs. McCall's big teddy bear. The class loved having him in our room! Thanks to everyone who is bringing in food for our Food Drive.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A gift


Payton was kind enough to purchase a Christmas present for everyone in our class. If your child shows you a little "gift" that they got at school today, that is who it is from. A big thank you to Payton for her kindness.

Also, any kids who did not bring money to shop at Santa's Workshop were allowed the opportunity to pick out one item for themselves yesterday. So if your child came home with a stuffed teddy bear, that is why. :) Thank you to PTA!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer Facts & Video


Today we learned about reindeer and wrote facts that we learned in our journals. The kindergartners particularly enjoyed this video from National Geographic Kids.

Family Fun Night


Tonight is Family Fun Night at school from 6:30-7:30. Please join us for cookies, cocoa, ornament-making and a visit from Santa Claus! PTA is co-sponsoring the event and will be drawing for door prizes. It should be a fun evening! Thanks to Albertson's, Perkins and PTA for their help.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Santa's Workshop

We visited Santa's Workshop this morning. The students who purchased presents had a fun time shopping! I am trying to get some of the gifts wrapped. If your child shopped, but doesn't bring any gifts home today, it is because we are planning on wrapping them tomorrow in class. If your child purchased several gifts, we only wrapped presents for people living in the home (mom, dad, sister, brother, etc). I am hoping that you can wrap the rest at home - we have limited amount of bags, and it takes a while to get this done, so thank you for your understanding.

If you did not shop, but still would like to, please send money and a list to school with your child by Thursday and we will make arrangements for them to shop. Thank you!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Glue Sticks

We are in need of glue sticks. If you can send some in, it would be appreciated! Thank you.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Yummy Gingerbread Men!

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Gingerbread Cookies


We had such a fun time decorating and eating our gingerbread men today. What a wonderful way to end our week. A HUGE THANK YOU to Amara's dad for baking the gingerbread men. The kids absolutely loved them!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Book It!

November reading logs were due yesterday. If you turned one in, your child's pizza certificate will be sent home today. Be sure to check their backpacks!

December reading logs went home in your child's red folder yesterday. They will be due January 2nd. Thanks for participating!

Santa's Workshop

Our class will be visiting Santa's Workshop on December 6th. A note about Santa's Workshop and a shopping list were sent home in your child's red folder yesterday. If you choose to participate, write who you would like your child to buy presents for on the list, and send $1.50 per gift. This is a fun opportunity for your kids to do their own Christmas shopping. Please send lists and money to school by Tuesday the 6th.

If you are available to help, contact Mrs. Sherner at shernert@billingsschools.org. She often needs help setting up, taking down, and managing the Santa's Workshop area throughout the week. Thank you!

Cookie Decorating


Just a reminder that tomorrow we will be decorating gingerbread man cookies in class. If you have any items on hand that we could use for decorating, I would appreciate it if you could send them in. Thanks for your help!

Oops!

I have an extra December Snack Calendar and December Book It log, which means someone didn't get them in your red folder. :( If you are missing these items, please let me know!