Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

A huge thank you to the parents who came in to help, as well as the parents who brought in treats or supplies.  This was a fun day, and we couldn't have done it without your support.  Happy Halloween!

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Red Ribbon Week - We are Too Cool for Drugs!

Fire Safety

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monster Mash

Monster Mash is tonight, 6:00-7:30pm.  Sponsored by Beartooth PTA!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Skyview students in our Class for the Afternoon

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Counting Superheroes

Since we are wearing our superhero suits today, I thought we needed to  count like Counting Superheroes!  Great song by Harry's Kindergarten Music.

Monster Mash

Don't forget, Monster Mash is tomorrow, Thursday, 10/30 6:00-7:30pm.  Information was sent home last week - it should be a very fun and safe Halloween event for our kids.  Sponsored by Beartooth PTA.  If you can help, please email

Red Ribbon Week

Student of the Month - October

Red Ribbon Week Superheroes!

Kidblog PIctures about Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Montessori Numbers App

Today we used an app called Montessori Numbers.  This helps kids develop number sense, and understand the correspondence between number and quantity.  It gives them practice working with groups of tens and extra ones.  They also get to practice writing numbers 1-10 on the app.  They enjoyed it!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Word Wizard App

Today we used the Word Wizard app to help us practice building some of our Word Wall Words.  We focused on: the, can, like, am and see.  This is a great app for building words!

Star of the Week

Book Orders & Book It!

November book orders are due Wed. Nov. 5th.  You can return the form or order online (information in the righthand column of this blog).  If you have been participating in Book It!, please return your October calendar by November 3rd.  Your child will receive a coupon for a free Pizza Hut personal pan pizza.  November calendars will go home this week and will be due December 1st.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

PTA Secretary Needed

Our Beartooth PTA is in need of a new secretary for the 2014-15 school year.  The current PTA Board is AWESOME & would be a very fun group to work with.  They hope to elect the new secretary at the November 11th meeting.  If you're interested, please email

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Do You Like Spiders?

New App

Today we used a new app called Endless Alphabet.  This is a very fun and engaging app that reinforces letter names, letter sounds and teaches vocabulary.

We also have a two other "Endless" apps on our iPads, that we haven't used quite yet.  Endless Reader is similar to Endless Alphabet, but puts the words in sentences.  Endless Numbers reinforces number names and counting.  They are all great!
Both Endless Numbers & Endless Reader are FREE with in-app purchases for more stuff.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pack the Place in Pink 10/23/14

Tomorrow is Pack the Place in Pink, a fundraiser to help fight breast cancer.  Wear a PPP Tshirt or any black or pink shirt to show your support!

Batty for Bats!

We have been reading many stories about bats this week, both fiction and non-fiction.  We have Tweeted about some of the things we wonder and some of the things that we have learned.  Tomorrow we will write bat facts that we have learned, and then record these onto Kidblog.  Today we did this cute craft project from A Cupcake for the Teacher.  This was great practice in following directions and using scissor skills.  :)  They turned out so cute!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 27th-31st.  Please check the Beartooth website for themes each day!  :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monster Mash

Beartooth PTA is once again hosting Monster Mash!  This year's party will be held on Thursday, October 30th from 6:00-7:30pm.  There will be dance/crafts for grades K-3, as well as a "haunted wall", photo booth and trick or treat stations.  If you're interested in helping, please contact Dawn at 861-3414.  More information about this fun and safe event will be coming home soon.

Naming Subcommittee for New Heights Middle School

The school board is seeking applicants for a 7-10 person subcommittee regarding the new Heights middle school.  This subcommittee will be involved in naming the school, as well as choosing a mascot and school colors.  If you're interested, please visit the Beartooth website or the Billings Public Schools website to download the application.  Applications are due November 4th!

Star of the Week

Fall Fundraiser

Information on our fall fundraiser was sent home last week.  These funds are used to purchase many wonderful things for our students, including new playground equipment, buses for field trips and plays/puppet shows for the students to watch.  The top individual sellers and top class will receive special prizes.  Please remember, no door to door selling.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  :)  Orders are due this Friday, October 24th.  Thank you!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Picture Day

Don't forget picture day is tomorrow!  :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pumpkin Pancakes on Twitter

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014


Students have begun using a computer program called iRead.  This is a research-based program for early literacy development, focusing on phonics skills.  It uses fun and colorful characters, graphics and songs to engage students in the reading process.  Students will spent 20 minutes a day on this program, 3-5 days/week.  It is self pacing, so all students will work at their own ability levels.  If you are curious about the program, you can click the image below for more information.  However, this is not a program you can do with your child at home.

Big Pumpkin

Star of the Week

Our first Star of the Week!  When your child is Star of the Week, you will get a poster to complete.  S/he can bring in a show and tell item and a special snack, if you'd like.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thank you!

A huge thank you to Heather Greeno for our pumpkin hat project!  Thank you to the parents who brought goodies for our "pumpkin party", and all of the parents who were able to join us for the pumpkin patch.  The kids were great and the weather was perfect.  What a fun day!

Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Party

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

That's How a Pumpkin Grows


Our special Shape of the Week is the rectangle!  We painted a large rectangle and learned this great new Rectangle song!  We also read this great book about shapes called Pick a Circle, Gather Squares by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky.

American Indian Tipis

We were lucky enough to be able to learn about American Indian tipis from some of our students, as well as see a tipi and sit inside of one.  We enjoyed this activity and thank Mrs. Rusche-Nicholson for arranging it!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Apple Graph

Friday, October 3, 2014

Draw & Tell

New app alert!  :)  Today we used this awesome app called Draw and Tell.  It is one of my favorites, and we will begin using it lots in kindergarten to write, draw, and record our learning thoughts.  We used it today to make our own "Ten Apples Up on Top" drawings, then posted to our Kidblogs.  Enjoy!  Have a great weekend!  P.S. I posted this wrong on Twitter and said we used Chatterpix Kids.  That is another cool app that I will show you another time.  :)

Kidblog & Chatterpix!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Apple Graph

I am going to be home with sick kids tomorrow, so let your kids know we will do our apple "taste test" and graph on Friday.  We were planning to make applesauce on Friday ... if we don't get that done, we will make on Monday!  Thanks! 


We are learning our new Shape of the Week, the triangle!  We painted a big triangle, and sang this song.


Bugsy Math App

Another new favorite math app is Bugsy Kindergarten Math.  This is a fun app that covers many kindergarten math skills!

Bus Safety Field Trip

The students will be going on a short field trip on Monday, October 6th.  The school bus drivers will teach students bus safety rules and procedures, then take them on a short ride near Beartooth to practice.  A permission slip will be sent home today.  Please return ASAP.  Thank you!