The Gingerbread Man has disappeared! We read about him this morning and then when we came back from lunch, he was gone. We do not know his current whereabouts. I promise I didn’t eat him (he wasn’t gluten-free after all). We started thinking of ideas of where we think the Gingerbread Man may have gone. If your child didn’t put an idea on the list yet, they will do so later this week.
Read below to see some of the children’s ideas!
Where did the gingerbread man go
Apparently we are having an issue with PowerSchool’s Parent Portal sending email progress reports to parents about grades. The only grades I currently have in PowerSchool are for returned letter homework. Your child should not have any math, reading, science, or social studies grades being displayed/sent to you.
Please click here to take a 2-question survey to let us know if you have been affected so that we can fix the issue.
We have been singing a lot in kindergarten. Some of that is positive, some is not.
Bad news first: If you listen to it on the radio, your children probably know the words. Some of those words are not appropriate for them to be singing at school. Help your child have a balanced musical intake of appropriate songs that are fun to sing with songs like those that follow.
Good news second: the class has gotten quite excited about the letter songs from Have Fun Teaching’s Youtube Channel (check out letter Z for an example) and about singing the 7 Habits to Erie’s music video (see here). Both of these are accessible from home as well. Have Fun Teaching Channel has a video for every letter, for counting, and for many of the sight words.
Have fun practicing reading and practicing appropriate songs
Since newsletters have been coming home in paper form I haven’t posted them all on the website. Tomorrow’s news is particularly important though, since it helps determine the future of our state, our schools, and your children. It is election day! Please consider taking time to head to the polls.
Here is a message from our Superintendent of schools about Chippewa’s millage renewal:
There is also news in your child’s green folder about our week, a volunteer sign-up sheet, a new homework calendar, and information about our new math unit.
Here is this week’s newsletter: Newsletter 5, 9-29-14. Read it to find out a little more about what we are learning this week!
Tonight your child should have brought home a newsletter than included our classroom roster and their letter homework. Please read through the news and check the roster to make sure it is accurate. If you would like your information added, you can still do this, just let me know. While I cannot post the classroom roster, I can post the newsletter here:Newsletter 9-15-14 and in case you need it our homework calendar 2014-2015 September Homework.
For those of you who signed up to volunteer in the classroom, I will be sending home a volunteer calendar. Please check if you can do the days I have written your name on and either confirm or let me know of any changes. Our main two times for volunteering will be 10:15 a.m. for center work and 2:00 p.m. for math workplaces. I will be scheduling computer lab volunteers as soon as I can, but we are waiting for baseline assessments to be done school wide before we can have those volunteers come.
Remember to wear green tomorrow!
In case you did not get this week’s newsletter, you can find it here: Newsletter 1, September 2nd. It should have come home yesterday. Coming home today, you should have a paper about the Erie Pride Stride. This is the main fundraiser that Erie does throughout the year, so please read through the information in your child’s green folder.
Today was our first pizza day of the year and we had a slight snack problem: many students did not have a nut-free snack they could eat in the morning. Snack happens before lunch, so even if your child is getting hot lunch, please send them with a snack. Remember that snack needs to be nut free, so that it is safe to eat in our classroom for all students.
If you have older students and are coming tonight to curriculum night, I hope you have a great evening! If you don’t have older children at Erie, you do not need to attend–Kindergarten already had our Meet the Teacher night before school started.
Have a great evening,
This is a test blog post to make sure you have a way to get our newsletters. If you provided your email on the forms from last night or when you signed up, you have a subscription confirmation. If you DO NOT wish to get emails from school, you do not need to do anything, you will be removed automatically next week. If you would like to get emails from school, then please confirm your subscription.
While I am writing you, one quick remind and a request:
Reminder: our first day of school will be a gym day, so please have your child wear gym shoes their first day. Open-toed shoes are allowed the rest of the time, but flip-flops are not.
Request: Dr. Evanski, our principal, is having all of the teachers add a set of 5-tab dividers to our supply lists. These will be used for students’ Leadership Notebooks, which you will hear more about later.
Have a great weekend!
One of the 7 Habits is synergize and it is all about working together. Our first opportunity to do this comes from a family in our classroom that is hoping to get a new roof. Please consider checking out the link and voting for the Tomlinson family. If you go to: https://noroofleftbehind.com/program/mi/1128/nomination/2484#votingArea , you can vote for the Tomlinson’s in the No Roof Left Behind program. If you do vote online you will get an email to confirm your vote, please confirm or your vote will not count.
Thank you for considering synergizing to help out part of our Erie family! (Feel free to tell others about the opportunity as well.)
In case you missed us, here is the basic packet from Meet the Teacher Night: All About Kindergarten 2014-2015
The forms are not part of this packet, but basic information about our day is there.
If you need another lunch form, you can copy and paste this link for a copy: http://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/_acct_/00/00/16/70/thursday_pizza_september_2014_20140814_111022_2.pdf
If you ever need future lunch menus (and you don’t get one from school) go to www.chippewavalleyschools.org, click on Lunch Menus and Elementary Pizza Thursday menu.