Keep saving BOX TOPS and COKE CAPS

It’s Summer… BOX TOPS and COKE CAPS and MORE!

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  • Did you know that every BOX TOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both.  The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
  • BOX TOPS:  Every completed BOX TOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

  • COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

AND…don’t forget about your FAMILY FARE/D&W receipts.  Those add up too!  SAVE these all summer long and

Finally…AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!

 

Summer Learning Challenge

Check out this summer challenge from Mrs. Reagan:

Have you ever heard the phrase “summer slide?”  It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer.    We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending a 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading.  To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiple their grade level by 10.  For example, a first grader would spend a minimum of 10 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 5 minutes on reading.

Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX –  an excellent online tool for all content areas.  If your child has forgotten their password/login, email me.  

You can also check out the learning tabs on our classroom blog for ideas and games!

On Mobymax, I recommend the following:

  • Grade K:  Number Sense, Alphabet and Reading Trio
  • Grade 1:  Number Sense (review), Math Fact Fluency and Reading Trio
  • Grade 2-5:  Math Fact Fluency (keep those facts fresh) and any of the other applications on the site.

Also, if you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this counts too.  Simply log into this form once a week to tell me how many minutes per week or per month you are reading.  Summer learning contest ends on August 20.

All students who participate in summer learning entered into a drawing 

for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.  

Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer.  If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at jvandenb@hpseagles.net

I hope that you are enjoying your summer!  ~~~~Mrs. Reagan

Kindergarten School Supplies

Welcome to Kindergarten!  School starts in August and the flyers for school supply sales will soon be coming out.  Back-to-school sales are a great way to collect most of the supplies your kinder will be using in kindergarten this year. 

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Here are a few items that will be useful for your kinder as they begin kindergarten:(Pencils, paper, scissors, crayons, and other necessary supplies for learning will be provided).

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  We will be sharing these supplies.  Please do not label these items.

*2-4 LARGE glue sticks 

PERSONAL SUPPLIES:   Please label with your kinder’s name on these items.

*A backpack (labeled with name) large enough to fit a daily folder,shoes in the winter, snow pants, lunch box, etc.

* A lunch box and water bottle (labeled with name) if you are having a home lunch.

* Inside athletic shoes, non-marking soles preferred, (labeled with name) that stay inside your cubby…they don’t need to be new, just clean

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 11.15.27 AM*Plastic hinged pencil box   (Size: 8⅝”L by 5¾”W by 2½”H)   NO CLOTH, ZIPPER, SNAP CLOSING STYLE…COLOR YOUR CHOICE 🙂   (label by putting paper with name inside of box.)

*Spiral notebook—wide ruled 70 count (labeled with name)

WISH LIST SUPPLIES: I am also sharing a “wish list” of supplies that we will use in our classroom, (if you are able to donate to our room). 

*Box of Kleenex (tissues)

*Hand sanitizer

*Baby wipes

*Box of Band-Aids

*Graham crackers (for when kinders forget their snack)

*Standard Sheet Protectors (can be found at the dollar store sometimes)

*D0-A-DOT stampers (these can be tricky to find…best luck at Michaels or Walmart)

*Play-dough  Store bought or use this easy recipe.  Click here for recipe.

*A box of plastic zip-lock baggies — snack, sandwich, gallon

*Large & Small white (cheap Dollar store kind) paper plates

*Package of 8-10 thick or thin washable markers

*Package of Expo/dry erase markers (broad tip)- any color- package of 3 or more 

You can also find these lists at the top of our blog page under KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION.  Thank you so much for your donations!

Continue to enjoy the most beautiful, summer weather….I am looking forward to meeting everyone on August 21 at Kindergarten Open House! Please e-mail me at kbohl@hpseagles.net with any questions. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!

~Blessings, Mrs. Bohl

Raz-Kids….

Hello Kinder Parents!  I have just updated my Raz-kids roster.  If you click on the tab to the right under Student Links—Literacy, Raz-kids you will see your kinder’s name listed along with an icon.  Click on the icon and follow the directions below from Raz-kids:

  • Your kinder has access to award-winning digital resources through Kids A-Z, Learning A-Z’s website created for students. After your child logs in, each website your child’s teacher has subscribed to is shown. Your child can work on assignments or select other resources for reading and writing practice.
  • Access resources on mobile devices by downloading the Kids A-Z app from the app store. Data rates may apply.
  • Kids A-Z Login Instructions:   
    • Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
    • Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher’s username, kbohl0
    • Step 3: Your kinder finds his or her username on the class chart,   Mrs. Bohl (my name is here for sample purposes)
    • Step 4: Your kinder enters his or her password, kb (my initials are here for sample purposes)
  • How to Register for and Receive Progress Reports:
    • If you would like to receive activity and progress reports for your child and send him or her messages, you can register for parent access from your child’s teacher. Once the teacher approves access, you can view reports and send your child messages by clicking on the parent link at the top of the screen at www.kidsa-z.com. Here are the three options for requesting access:
    • After your child logs in, click on the green parent button at the top right of the screen and enter your email address. Send your email address(es) to your child’s teacher at kbohl@hpseagles.net
      Clip and fill out the form below and return it to your child’s teacher.
  • TEACHER NAME: kbohl0
    STUDENT NAME: Mrs. Bohl (mine is here only for sample purposes)
    PARENT E-MAIL ADDRESS(ES):_________________                     SIGNATURE: ________________________
  • DATE:_______________________

Summer Learning Challenge

Check out this summer challenge from Mrs. Reagan:

Have you ever heard the phrase “summer slide?”  It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer.    We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending a 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading.  To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiple their grade level by 10.  For example, a first grader would spend a minimum of 10 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 5 minutes on reading.

Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX –  an excellent online tool for all content areas.  If your child has forgotten their password/login, email me.  

You can also check out the learning tabs on our classroom blog for ideas and games!

On Mobymax, I recommend the following:

  • Grade K:  Number Sense, Alphabet and Reading Trio
  • Grade 1:  Number Sense (review), Math Fact Fluency and Reading Trio
  • Grade 2-5:  Math Fact Fluency (keep those facts fresh) and any of the other applications on the site.

Also, if you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this counts too.  Simply log into this form once a week to tell me how many minutes per week or per month you are reading.  Summer learning contest ends on August 20.

All students who participate in summer learning entered into a drawing 

for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.  

Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer.  If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at jvandenb@hpseagles.net

I hope that you are enjoying your summer!  ~~~~Mrs. Reagan

BOX TOPS and COKE CAPS

It’s Summer… BOX TOPS and COKE CAPS and MORE!

boxTops4Education

  • Did you know that every BOX TOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both.  The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
  • BOX TOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

  • COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

AND…don’t forget about your FAMILY FARE/D&W receipts.  Those add up too!  SAVE these all summer long and

Finally…AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!

 

How to Unsubscribe to my Blog Directions

If you are a parent from last year and your kinder is moving onto a new grade and class, please follow the instructions below to unsubscribe to this blog.  

1.  When you receive an email alert that the blog has been updated, scroll to the bottom of the email.

2.  At the bottom, look for the option to “UNSUBSCRIBE”.  Click on this and you will be all set.  

Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to teach your kinder.  Have a great summer!  Please subscribe to your first grade teacher’s blog.  Blessings,  Mrs. Bohl 🙂

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Are you visiting my blog because you are going to be in my classroom this fall? HOORAY and WELCOME to Kindergarten!  

Can you believe it?  In a couple of months you will be riding the bus to school and having fun learning new things while playing with friends. I am so excited that you will be part of my kinder family. You can find out some fun facts about me when you click on MEET MRS. BOHL at the top of our blog page.  Be sure to explore all of the pages, posts, and links as well.

Please take a few moments and subscribe to our classroom blog.  See the widget on the side bar.  By subscribing (filling in your e-mail address in the subscribe rectangle box located on the upper right-hand column) you will be alerted to new postings so that you will know immediately what is happening in Kindergarten. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, assessments, and so much more. We have so much fun in kindergarten, we don’t want anyone to miss one minute of the action.

Be sure to check our blog the first of July to find out what supplies you will need at the start of kindergarten. I will post information about our Kindergarten Open House in late August. Be sure to check our blog periodically throughout the summer for updates. Feel free to contact me through email (kbohl@hpseagles.net) if you have any questions, concerns or if you just want to say “HI”.  

For now….enjoy summer by going on vacation with your family, playing outside with friends, reading books from the library, going swimming in a pool, building sand castles at the beach, riding your bike or whatever else you can think of that is fun to do.  

~~Blessings, Mrs. Bohl

OUR LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN

Can you believe it?  Wow!  Where did the year go?  I can’t thank you enough for sharing your kinder with me this year.  It has been such a pleasure to be part of their journey!🙂

The LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN was so much F-U-N!!!  We played math and sight word games and sang songs we learned this year, we read books and we played with our friends on the playground and more! A great way to end kindergarten.

At the start of the day, we opened our last Countdown to Summer envelope.  It read  . We had a very special time of honoring each kinder with an award created especially for them. This award showcased how SPECIAL and UNIQUE each kinder is.  ALL of the kinders have grown and matured this year in school.  That needed to be celebrated and it was a wonderful way to end our time as a class family. The kinders also had fun looking at their Kindergarten Memory Books.  These books are filled with pages of work that they completed along with some special surprises.  I hope that as you look through your child’s book you will be filled with memories of the time spent in kindergarten.

This video showcases what fun memories we created.  I hope that you enjoy watching it. 🙂 

 

 

We have had an AMAZING year together!   

Thank you for VOLUNTEERING this year!  Whether you were a TAKE HOME reading volunteer, helped with a class party, chaperoned a field trip or a combination of them, THANK YOU!  It takes many who love and care for our kinders to give them the best, fun experiences possible.  I could not have done it without you!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR KINDER WITH ME!!  I feel so blessed to be part of your kinder’s schooling. I am so grateful for your support and encouragement that you have shown this year.  I am looking forward to seeing the friendships the kinders have made blossom as they continue to learn at Georgetown.  (I have the fantastic privilege of seeing my kinders in the hallways and maybe getting a hug or two next year!  Hooray!!):)

The kinders filled their backpacks yesterday with things that they have used in school this year.  When there is a rainy day or when your kinder says “I don’t know what to do!”, encourage them to complete pages in their math workbooks, write more stories, read books, write to 100 and beyond and create a list of popcorn words they know.  Continue to foster their love of learning, even in the summer months. 

We love our 5th grade buddies!!  They visited with us this week and celebrated our amazing sight word success.  We read books together before they made a celebration rainbow tunnel for us to run through. As we made our way to the end we collected a gold coin and a golden Rolo candy.  Then we enjoyed  a yummy popsicle treat and played together on our playground.  Thank you to all of our 5th grade buddies for helping us all year through!!  Good luck in 6th grade!!

   

      

Please refer to the Summer Activity Calendar (posted under CALENDARS at the top of our blog page) for a listing of various activities and suggestions you might want to do with your child each day or refer to the paper copies sent home. 

Have a fabulous summer!!!  Report cards will be mailed out on June 15.

Lots and lots of love,  I really do love your kinders! (Can I still call them that now that they are first graders?)  Mrs. Bohl :)

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK—June 4-7

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER:  The last days of school were filled with activities such as:

  BUBBLE DAY  Excitement was heard when the kinders found out that they were allowed to chew BUBBLE GUM in school!  Oh, my!  I think that our neighboring friends could hear us. (gum is not allowed, so what a treat!!)  We chewed & chewed & chewed before some actual bubbles were made by some kinders. We talked about how you can blow a bubble before we wrote out the steps. That writing just needed a fun picture so we made these cutie pie kiddos. We also created a graph that shows if we like or do not like to blow bubbles.  Of course we had to relate it to math….it is school!!! The kinders popped up when they heard that math time was going to be playing a math addition game using gum balls. Practicing adding numbers this way is fun!  Listening to a story and taking home our own bubbles filled out this fun day.

  ICE CREAM PARTY DAY  We used our writing and retelling skills after reading Splat the Cat I scream for ice cream. We created an ice cream sundae and then wrote what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story on each of the ice cream scoops.  We also enjoyed making our own double scoop ice cream cone craft while thinking of a name of our new ice cream flavor. 

       

After lunch all of the kindergarten classes met on the playground.  They waited very patiently as the teachers handed out ice cream so they could enjoy a cool dessert.  Yummy, Yum, Yum!

  

    POPCORN AND MOVIE DAY  You should have heard the cheers that filled our classroom.  Oh my!! 🙂  We enjoyed tasting 3 different flavors of popcorn….plain, caramel and cheese after sorting the various flavors.   The class results showed plain is yummy but caramel and cheese were the favorites.  

 

We also incorporated learning into playing popcorn related literacy and math games such as; POPCORN ANYONE?; POPCORN MATH; POPCORN MATCH UP.

       

   BE A SCIENTIST DAY  We did experiments like Walking Water, Swirly Twirly Milk, Float or Sink Oranges, Mentos and Coke, Water in a bag.  What an absolutely fun day!

             

WRITER’S WORKSHOP:  The kinders continued to create their own summer bucket lists.  They wrote a list of PLACES TO GO and PEOPLE TO SEE.  Get ready to do some of these things and check them off your kinder’s “bucket list”.  Some of the lists are quite long.  I think that you will stay busy this summer. 🙂 Have fun!

Tomorrow is our last day of the school.  It is also FAST FRIDAY!  Fun things are planned for the kinders.  Be there or be square?  Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning!

Mrs. Bohl