Friday, August 31, 2012

The Rules of our Classroom

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The Red Song

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Storia eBooks & Book Orders

Scholastic has a fun, interactive and educational eReading app!  Visit scholastic.com/storia-clubs to download the app and get 5 free eBooks!

Your first Scholastic book order will be sent home in next week's Wednesday folder.  If you would like to purchase books, you can return the order form to school by September 12th, or order online at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs.  Our class' online order code is GLDV2.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Wheels on the Bus Go ....



We made up our own version of "The Wheels on the Bus" using our names and letter sounds.  Click here for a version of the poem to read with your child at home.

Whoooo is in our class?




Friday, August 24, 2012

First Week of School

You have wonderful children!  Mrs. Mehling and I have enjoyed getting to know them all this week.  We have spent a lot of time learning procedures and school rules and becoming familiar with the other kids in our class.  Today we made a very cute owl project to show "whooooo" is in our room.

Important paperwork was sent home in the kindergartners' red folders on Wednesday.  Please complete and return the papers as soon as possible.  There is a form granting me permission to post your kindergartner's picture on the class blog.  As soon as all of these forms are returned I will begin posting videos and photos of our days in school.

Thanks to those of you who brought snacks last week.  We have some crackers and some fruit snacks.  If anyone would like to provide a special "treat" for the kids it would be appreciated ... we have a small fridge so I would encourage fruit, veggies, cheese sticks or yogurt (GoGurts work well).  They love all of these options!  When we run out of snacks, I will begin a monthly snack calendar assigning each parent 1 day each month to provide snack for the class.

Your kids will be pretty tired ... they have had a busy week.  Get lots of rest this weekend and we will see you Monday!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Day of School

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 22nd.  School begins at 8:25am.  Breakfast is served at school from 8:00-8:25am.  If students are not eating breakfast, they should arrive no sooner than 8:10.  On the first day, teachers will be outside to help greet students at 8:10.  Students in Mrs. Piltz' class should find the line marked "KP" (Kindergarten Piltz) near Entrance B of the school.  In the mornings when the bell rings, this is where students will line up and then be led inside the building by the teachers.

It is easier to start our day if parents say their good-byes outside, and let the teachers take the students inside to start our day.  It is an emotional day for some parents and students, and prolonging the "good-bye" often makes it more difficult.  I promise your kindergartners will be in good hands!

Please be sure and let us know how your students will be picked up on the first day, and all other days.  Sometimes students will typically go to daycare or ride the bus, but on the first day their parents make a special point of picking them up.  We want to be sure your kids are getting home safely so please help us by communicating with us about your plans.

If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact me.  The easiest way is by email at piltzt@billingsschools.org.  You can also call me at 281.6356 but I am unable to answer the telephone while teaching.  Thank you for understanding!  I look forward to getting to know you and your kindergartner this year!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beartooth PTA

Beartooth Elementary has a very active and involved PTA, and they would love for new members to join them!  Their first meeting is Tuesday, September 11th at 7pm.  All meetings are held in the library at Beartooth Elementary.  For more information, visit the PTA section of the Beartooth Website, or click here to find them on Facebook.  You can also contact PTA President Tracy Marsh for info on how to be involved.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to School Tips for Parents

Family Fun magazine has some great tips for parents to help make back to school time fun!  Click here to see their great ideas.

Simply Family Magazine, a local resource, also has some great tips in their back to school issue.  Click here to visit their online site.