Friday, September 28, 2012

Bus Safety Field Trip

The kindergartners will be taking a bus safety field trip on Wednesday, October 3rd.  This field trip is conducted by bus drivers and shows students how to safely ride on a bus.  The permission form is coming home in your child's backpack today.  Please sign and return to school by 10/2/12.  Thank you!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Applesauce Recipe

Apple Tree Graph

Thank you to everyone who brought in apples for our taste testing today.  The kindergartners loved trying the red, yellow and green apples.  We graphed our favorites and filled in the totals on ten frames. We like yellow and red apples best!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chicka, Chicka 123 Song

This week we are reading Chicka, Chicka 123 by Bill Martin, Jr. which is about numbers climbing up an apple tree.  The kids love this fun song and video.  Have them identify the numbers as they climb up (and down) the tree!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Scholastic Paws for Reading Program

The kindergartners will soon have the opportunity to participate in Pizza Hut's Book It! Reading Program, which is a fun way to encourage them to read and earn FREE pizza!  :)  Scholastic also has a fun reading incentive program called Paws for Reading.  Kids get to pick if they want to be on the cats' team or dogs' team and help their team earn points by logging in to and recording their minutes read.  Scholastic will donate a book to charity for every 20 minutes a child reads at home.  If you would like to participate, please email me for your child's login name and password and this could be a fun read-at-home incentive program.

Student of the Month

Each month we will pick a Student of the Month for our class.  This student gets to have a McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall to celebrate.  We look for students who:
1) Are good friends to others,
2) Always try their best, and
3) Follow directions.
This month's Student of the Month is Leah.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Book It! Program

Starting in October we will participate in Pizza Hut's Book It! Reading Program.  This is not a required program, but it is a great way to motivate your kindergartners to read at home.  Visit the Book It! site for more information.  A letter and reading log will be sent home in your child's red folder next week.

Teddy Bears

Thank you to everyone who contributed snacks or drinks for our picnic, and who helped their kindergartner remember to bring their animal.  We had a fun day!  The kindergartners did a great job of sorting and grouping the animals by like attributes, and then figuring out how to create a graph of the bears.  I have uploaded a short video of our picnic.  Have a great weekend!

Teddy Bear Picnic

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brown Bear Poem


Hello!  Two important reminders:
1) Tonight is our annual Title I meeting and Open House.  Title I meeting will be in the gym from 6:30-7:00 and Open House begins at 7:00.  We hope to see you here!
2) Tomorrow is our Teddy Bear Picnic.  Kids can bring teddy bears (or another stuffed animal) to school for the picnic.  If you have said you can  bring treats or juice, please bring them tomorrow.  Thank you!  :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Blue Song

Days of the Week Song

Getting Home

If on a certain day your kindergartner will be going home a different way than usual (i.e. Grandma is picking up, they are riding the bus, not going to daycare for one day, etc) please SEND A NOTE with your kindergartner so that we know.  We are never sure when they just tell us and want to be certain we are getting them home safely.  Thank you!

Girl Scouts

If your daughter is interested in joining Girl Scouts, an information sheet was sent home yesterday.  A Girl Scouts representative will be at our Open House on Thursday, September 20th.  For more information, contact Briana at 252.0488 or

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Macaroni and Cheese Math

Number Activity with Mrs. Mehling

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teddy Bear Picnic

On Friday, September 21st we will have a Teddy Bear Picnic to culminate a week of the letter Bb and reading and writing about bears.  Students will be able to bring their teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) to school on that Friday.  We will sort, graph and count the bears.

If anyone is interested in providing a treat for our picnic, it would be appreciated.  Last year we had bear-shaped cookies and juice.  In the past we have also had biscuits and honey to try.  Thank you!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees

Friday, September 7, 2012

Environmental Print

Watch for this letter coming home next week.  We will be reading environmental print and making a class book to read in our Reading Center.  We will need your help sending in fun items from home to read.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

Thanks to everyone who brought in supplies for our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! trees.  The kids really loved making this fun treat.  I will post pictures soon of your kindergartners with their trees.  They also really love the two Chicka Chicka Boom Boom songs/videos posted on our "Favorite Links" section below.  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Capri Sun Recycling

Kindergarten will be collecting empty Capri Sun pouches and recycling through TerraCycle.  To help, please send in empty Capri Sun pouches with straws removed.  We will collect in our rooms and in the lunchroom throughout the year.  Proceeds will benefit Beartooth Elementary School students.  Thanks for your help!