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Classroom News-May 11, 2018

We have been very busy in the classroom.  We have had several Expert Presentations.  You will find pictures at the bottom of this post.

Today, the Denver Botanic Gardens visited our classroom to teach us about using our 5 senses to explore plants.  We also got to plant a beautiful flower!  I will include pictures at the bottom of this post.

IMPORTANT DATES

Field Day:Tuesday, May 22
You are welcome to bring your child to field day.  Kindergarten goes out from 1:30-3:00.  There are always fun activities for the kids.  Be prepared to get wet!  (Several activities have water).

Last Day of School: May 24
I know this is a Thursday, but it is the last day of school.  School will start at the regular time.  At 11:00 parents are encouraged to join us for the museum tour of our Expert Presentations.  At 11:30, we will go outside for the all school picnic. Please bring a sack lunch for this picnic because the cafeteria will not be providing food.  I encourage you to come to school early so you have…

Classroom News: April 20, 2018

Multicultural Feast!
Wow!  Thank you to all the parents who worked so hard to create the food we enjoyed at our feast!  We had a wide array of foods for the kids to sample.  The class was open-minded and willing to try new foods.  At the end I asked many students about a new food they tried.  They were happy to share and then share their opinion on it.  Some foods were not a food they enjoyed, but other people in the room did enjoy it.  That gave us an opportunity to discuss how each of us have difference preferences.  What a wonderful learning opportunity!  Everyone's participation was essential and appreciated.

Friday, April 27
Friday, April 27 has become a non-student contact day.  Let's talk about why that came about.  A large number of teachers from districts across the state decided to leave their classrooms on the 27th to visit the state capital to discuss education issues with our legislators.  Although one of the issues being discussed will be teacher salary, educators…

Expert Presentations Begin!

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Today was a wonderful day!  We started the day by going to Boulder Dinner Theater to see Robinson Crusoe.  It was a fantastic adaptation of the story!  The children really enjoyed it!  Here are a few pictures:
















We also started Expert Presentations today.  J taught the class about the Star Wars series of movies.  He has extensive knowledge of the subject!




N taught the class about the different kinds of veterinarians.  I had no idea there were so many different kinds of veterinarians!




B taught us about making chocolate chip cookies.  She even brought some to share!  Yummmm!

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Classroom news: April 16, 2018

Its hard to believe there is just over a month left in the school year.  Where has the time gone?! 

Expert Presentations
Expert Presentations start Wednesday of this week.  I am eager to learn from our experts!

Field Trip
Our Field Trip to the Boulder Dinner Playhouse to see Robinson Crusoe is this Wednesday, April 18.  Do not be late to school!  Our bus will leave as soon as I finish taking attendance.  When people go to see a play, it is generally accepted that they dress up.  Since we will finish the day at school, I am not asking that children come to school in their best clothes, however, jeans and a nicer shirt (maybe one with a collar) would be appropriate.  Please bring a sack lunch.  We will return to school to eat lunch, but our time in the cafeteria will be over. 

Eggs
Our eggs are in the incubator.  They will be in there for a total of 21 days (we are on day 6 right now).  In a couple of weeks we will, hopefully, have baby chicks!  I will post pictures when they hatch.

Feast!

Classroom News: March 19, 2018

I can hardly believe it is almost Spring Break.  Remember that Spring break starts on Friday, March 23 (our last day of school this week is Wednesday, March 21).  We will return to school on Monday, April 2.

April is a VERY busy month!   

Wednesday, April 4 is a Late Start day.  School will start at 11:30 and we will go straight to lunch. 

Friday, April 6 the Storyteller will visit with fun stories!

Friday, April 13, Ecocycle will visit to teach us about the importance of recycling.

Monday, April 16 Expert Presentations begin!  You should have received a letter explaining Expert Presentations and letting you know when your child is scheduled to give their presentation.  If you need more information, let me know.  

Wednesday, April 18 is our Field Trip to Boulder Dinner Theater to see Robinson Crusoe.

Friday, April 20, the Denver Botanic Gardens will visit to teach us about plants. 

Friday, April 27 we will have our Multicultural Feast.  Each family is invited and encouraged to bring…

Classroom News: March 12, 2018

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Today I sent home the permission slip for our field trip to the Boulder Dinner Theatre to see Robinson Crusoe.  I am really excited about this trip!  The cost is $7 for each student and $7 if you would like to come with us.  We need to have all permission slips and money back by next Monday so we can give the Dinner Theatre an exact count of how many people will be with us.  That's only one week to return the signed permission slip and the money!  I do not want to leave anyone behind, so please send these back as soon as possible!

I have attached a copy of the permission slip in case you lose the one I sent home today.  I will probably be emailing and pestering people to make sure all permission slips are back by Monday. 


Classroom News-March 9, 2018

We had a busy and wonderful week!

This week is a normal school week!  The following week we will not have school on Friday, March 23 or the following week.  It is Spring Break!

Dr. Seuss
For the last couple of weeks, we have been reading Dr. Seuss books.  I love Dr. Seuss books, so this is one of my favorite units!  We will focus on that for one more week.  Next week I will send home a sheet where the children can write about which book in their favorite.

Report cards
You are able to see your child's report card starting today.  I sent a pamphlet home with the report card indicators.  These indicators are what I look at and consider when filling out report cards.  If you have any questions, please send me an email or give me a call. 

Judo Math
We have started doing Judo Math in class to help the children become more fluent in addition.  Keep an eye out for information about their Judo belts!

Remember to Read
Remember to read with your child at least 20 minutes every night.  It is a s…