Ms. Martha’s classroom supply list 2019-2020

Ms. Martha’s Classroom supply list 2019-2020

*Notice* The items on this list will be used during the regular school day. They may be brought from home on a voluntary basis. Otherwise they will be furnished by the school.

All students- Personal items (labeled with child’s name)
– Backpack
– inside shoes/slippers- soft soles, free from characters (see dress code)
– Gallon size zip-lock bag which contains: pants, shirt, underwear, socks.  These need to stay in your child’s backpack all year.
– water bottle
– 1 inch white 3 ring binder with the child’s name on the inside cover
– package of 50 sheet protectors (please place inside the binder)
– Carabiner clip for your child’s backpack (non-locking)

AM classroom donations (please do not label)

-sponges- no scouring pad
– 1 box of tissue
– playdough- (red, yellow and blue)

For your convenience and reference, I have added these items to a wish list on Amazon. Here is the link:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OOEV0CW243P6?&sort=default

 

For your convenience and reference, I have added these items to a wish list on Amazon. Here is the link:

 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2HHLKPEMHXP7Y?&sort=default

 

PM classroom donations (please do not label)

-gallon size ziplock bags
– 1 roll paper towels
– playdough- (variety of colors)

For your convenience and reference, I have added these items to a wish list on Amazon. Here is the link:

 

The following link contains optional items that you may purchase for our class.  These items are not part of your child’s supply list.  These are items that we will be using throughout the school year.

 

 

End of year

Dear Parents,

I want to thank you for sharing your children with me. It has been a wonderful year. I have grown to love each child. I appreciate all the support you have given to me. You have been more than generous in giving of your time, talents, and monetary contributions. Thank you for everything! I hope you all have a fabulous summer!

Fondly,

Ms. Martha

Field day and end of year stuff

Hello Parents.

Here is the link that I told you about if you would like to sign up to bring apples for our field day snack  on Friday-https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/474052 

Also, for those that might not know where Oaklawn Park is, the address is 1200 E 2500 N, North Ogden. Your children will be wearing the shirts that we dyed today for the fieldtrip. I will send them home on Thursday. There is a chance of rain in the forecast for Friday. Field day will happen regardless. Please plan accordingly and dress your child appropriately. I have not heard back if anyone is planning to chaperone. We welcome any who can come and help. Please email me if you are planning on coming.

Thanks,

Ms. Martha

 

Week of May 13, 2019

Week of May 13, 2018

Hello Parents,

Monday we will-dye our shirts for the fieldtrip on Friday. Remember the fieldtrip will be at Oaklawn Park on Friday, May 17, 2019. Times for you to drop off and pick up you children are- AM 9:00 am – 11:30 am and PM 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. We welcome parents to help with the fieldtrip if you would like to come. Ms. Jen will be adding a link to track-it-forward for volunteers to sign up for apples for our snack on the fieldtrip. This will be for both classes. Please keep your eyes out for it.

There will be one more “Box Top” store for this year. It will be held on Wednesday, May 15.

Looking ahead at our bridging ceremony on Monday, May 20, remember there will not be regular class that day for Early Childhood. The ceremony will be held in the Big Gym and all Kindergarten children should be on the stage in their seats so we can begin at 10:30. Families are invited to attend and bring a sack lunch for afterwards if you would like to join us in this tradition. Our preschoolers and their families are also welcome to attend if they would like to support their peers, however, they will not be bridging. Everything should be wrapped up around noon.

I have spent the last two days doing the KEEP assessments. I will be finishing them up hopefully by next Wednesday. Ms. Valerie and Ms. Kimber will both be in the classroom while I do the assessments. We will be learning about the people of the rainforests in Africa as well as learning about the life cycle of flowers and insects.

If you have not had a chance to sign up for PTC please take time to sign up soon. We look forward to seeing everyone to celebrate the accomplishments of your children. Here are the links:

Tuesday, May 21-

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473636

Wednesday, May 22-

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473639

Thursday, May 23

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473641

Thank you and we look forward to our visits,

Ms. Martha, Ms. Valerie and Ms. Kimber

Parent Teacher Conferences

Hello Parents,

I have my Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) up now. Please plan to bring your child with you to PTC so we can celebrate their accomplishments throughout the school year.

Here are the links:

Monday, May 21-

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473636

Tuesday, May 22-

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473639

Wednesday, May 23

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473641

Thanks and look forward to our visit,

Martha

 

Week of May 6, 2019

 

Hello Parents,

We will be starting our Kindergarten Entrance Exit Profile (KEEP) assessments this week. I am not sure of the exact date because we need to wait until Ms. Jen finishes her assessments. Ms. Kimber is filling in for Ms. Jen while she does her assessments and then she (Ms. Kimber) will fill in for me while I do my assessments.

In geography we will learn about some animals living in the rainforests of Africa. We will learn about the parts of a flower in botany, and parts of an insect in zoology. We will introduce a new simple machine, the wheel and axel. We will also have some art instruction by our art specialist, Ms. Trudy.

Be looking for the May Parent Teacher Conferences on trackitforward coming soon. I thought I had it to post today, but some how I lost it. Have a wonderful weekend, and we will see you soon.

Ms. Martha, Ms. Valerie, and Ms. Kimber

 

 

Week of April 29, 2018

Hello Parents,

Thank  you for coming to support us with the participlay.  The children were excited to perform for you and were so happy to see you there.

We will continue our study of Africa, but the biome study will change. We will now be learning about the rain forest. In botany we will learn about flowers. Insects  will be our focus in zoology. Our simple machine for this week will be the screw and in art we will learn about positive and negative space.

Looking ahead-

For our field day at Oak Lawn Park on May 17, we will be doing tie dye shirts to help us to easily distinguish each group (each group will be in a different color combination). We need everyone to bring a plain white T-shirt by Thursday, May 2. We will tie them then and then dye them on Monday, May 13. It is too hard to get them tied and dyed on the same day, and I will be doing the KEEP assessments the week of May 6 and will not be available for much of anything else.

  • Shadowing in lower elementary Monday April 29 (kindergarten students only)
  • KEEP assessment will be done May 6 – May 10 (kindergarten students only)
  • May 17th Early Childhood Field day .  We will be going to Oak Lawn park for our field day
  • May 20 Bridging ceremony (graduation).  There will be no class this day, only the graduation.  More details will be coming soon.
  • May 21- 23 Early release for Parent Teacher Conferences
  • May 24 early release for the last day of school

It is crazy how fast this year has gone by and there is still a lot of work to do. We thank you for the support you have been for us this year. Have a great weekend!

Ms. Martha, Ms. Valerie, and Ms. Kimber

Blog- April 22, 2019

Hello Parents,

Please remember that Monday is an early release day. Morning class is from 8:30 to 10:30 and afternoon class is from 11:00 to 1:00.

This will be a fun and exciting week! Our kindergarteners will be presenting their bird reports. We will be hearing from about five children each day starting on Tuesday and will continue until Friday. On Friday we will present our participlay to you in the small gym. The morning class will perform at 10:30 am and the afternoon class will be at 2:00 pm. On Wednesday we will make a fruit salad to finish up our study of fruit. Please send your child with a piece or small serving of their favorite fruit such as an apple, small bunch of grapes, slice of watermelon, etc.

Next Monday, April 29, our kindergarten children will be shadowing in their prospective first grade classes.  This will give them an idea of what to expect and look forward to in first grade. This is usually something they really look forward to. They will work with an older child for about one hour and then come back to class.

We are still studying the same units that we started at the beginning of April and will fill in new lessons as time allows, but with the book reports and practicing for our play, I will not be as rigid with the schedule as usual. I want this to be a good experience for them, so I don’t want to over plan. I want the children to have the time they need to present their reports, and they can only sit so long. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

We will continue to peel, slice and eat hard boiled eggs for one of our practical life exercises this week. Here is the link if you would like to help with the eggs. It is listed for Tuesday, April 23 under Ms. Martha’s Practical Life (eggs). The time says bring them at 8:30, but if you are an afternoon parent, just bring them when you drop of your child.

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/470851

 

Thank you for your support,

Ms. Martha, Ms. Valerie, and Ms. Kimber

Shadowing in a lower elementary class

Hello Parents,

One thing I forgot to mention in the blog is that on Monday April 29th our kindergarten students will be shadowing in a lower elementary class. For those of you who are not familiar with what shadowing is let me fill you in. Each one of our kindergarten students goes to visit one of the 9 lower elementary classes.  They are partnered up with a student from that class and then they do some activities and work in that room with their partner for about an hour and then they come back to our class.  This is a great chance for them to see what they get to look forward to next year as well as ease some of their fears. Please make sure that you child is at school on the 29th.

Have a great week!

Ms. Martha, Ms. Valerie & Ms. Kimber

Week of April 15, 2019

Hello Parents.

This week to “Sharpen the Saw” (Habit #7) we will either do a guided meditation or do some yoga. either way it will be wonderful! We will introduce the grasslands and the people of Africa. We will look at the parts of fruit, as well as the parts of a bird. In art we will start a project to show the element of form.  As we learn about inclined planes as  simple machines, we will spend some time working together as teams to create and build some kind of marble run. It will require team work and effort but will be a lot of fun to see their  fabulous creations.  This activity will be held in the gym so we will have plenty of room to be creative. At the end of the week we will also be privileged to have some Jr. High kids teach us some skills for P.E.

We will continue our practical life skill of peeling, slicing, and eating hard boiled eggs. If you would like to donate a dozen hard boiled eggs please just click on the following link to sign up. Thank you for your support.

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/470353

Have a great week!

Ms. Martha, Ms. Valerie, and Ms. Kimber