Kindergarten School Supply List

Welcome to Kindergarten!  School is starting soon and it is time to begin watching the flyers for school supply sales at some stores.  Back-to-school sales are a great way to collect most of the supplies your child will be using in kindergarten this year. 

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Here are a few items that will be useful for your child 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 

*Package of 8-10 thick or thin washable markers

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

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

*Plastic hinged pencil box  Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 11.15.27 AM (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 needed and used in our classroom, (if you are able to donate to our room). 

*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 package of white paper lunch bags

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

*Cotton balls

*Hand sanitizer

*Large & Small white (cheap) paper plates

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 23 at Kindergarten Open House! Please e-mail me at kbohl@hpseagles.net with any questions. Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!!

~Mrs. Bohl

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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 🙂

Boxtops and Bottle Caps

It’s Summer… BOXTOPS and COKE CAPS and MORE!

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  • Did you know that every BOXTOP 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!
  • BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 550) 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 TopsCOKE 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!

Welcome to Kindergarten!!

WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN AND TO MRS. BOHL’S CLASS!!!

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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.  

~~Warmly, Mrs. Bohl

Our FABULOUS Year in Kindergarten

Dear Kinder Families,

Thank you again for giving me the privilege of spending my days with your kinder.  They are so precious and special.  I feel very blessed that you entrusted me to care and teach them this year.  They have grown so much….both in height and maturity.  🙂  I hope that you enjoy this video that spotlights your kinder and their friends.  

 

Have an amazing, relaxing, fun summer!  You now have a first grader!  Wow! 🙂

Blessings,   Mrs. Bohl

OUR LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN!

Can you believe it?  This is the last official weekly blog posting.  It is a bit long but it is filled with exciting news, pictures and more.  Please keep reading. 🙂

The LAST DAYS OF KINDERGARTEN were 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 child 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, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR KINDER WITH ME!!  I feel so blessed to be part of your child’s schooling.  I am looking forward to seeing the friendships the kinder 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 this week 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. 

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 16.

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 :)

Two Special Visits

This week we had the privilege of enjoying 2 fun events.  

The first visit happened when OFF TO FIRST GRADE when we went by visiting Mrs. Stadt’s first grade classroom. Her first graders created brochures about what exciting, fun things happen in first grade. The kinders were surprised to learn that in first grade you solve addition and subtraction problems, you learn more about plants, you read and read books and you write stories.  It was exciting for me to see how my former kinders have matured and grown into almost second graders.  I can’t wait to experience this again next year with your kinder.  Thanks Mrs. Stadt for letting us visit.   We had MOUNDS of fun….and for letting us take the brochures home!!!!

We did not leave our classroom for the second visit because our 4th grade buddies came to our classroom.  They surprised us by treating us to popsicles before playing on the playground with us. We have really enjoyed having them walk to us our buses each night. What a great way to cool off on a hot summer like day. 🙂

Enjoy the short video that showcases what the kinders did and saw during the visits. 🙂

 

Countdown to Summer—We are almost done!

  It was pretty exciting when the kinders found out that they could  write with a ink pen after opening envelope #3….and that they were able to take the pens home was an extra bonus.  Pencils and crayons had a day of rest.

     

Envelope #2 said   We were so excited to have Mrs. Estefan’s friends join us while we did experiments like Walking Water, Dancing Worms, Can Pop Rocks inflate a balloon?, Mentos and Coke, Water in a bag.  What an absolutely fun day!

             

More Countdown to Summer Fun

We started the week by opening the next envelope…..#5   We sorted watermelon pictures by the number of syllables we heard.  Next we read The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli.  A fun story about a crocodile who loves watermelon and happens to swallow a seed.  It was a perfect opening for us to enjoy a morning snack of……watermelon!!

       

Hopefully the watermelon your kinder took home was a beginning for family sharing.  IMG_6199

We ended our day by singing the song “Down by the Bay”, creating new verses for the song by making our own fun, silly rhymes.  

You could hear the cheers of excitement when the kinders read the sign of  that was inside envelope #4. 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.

 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! 

     

 

KINDERGARTEN OLYMPIC GAMES

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It was a picture perfect day for our annual Kindergarten Olympic games. Thank you to Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. McCormick, Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Mrs. Pulisfer, Mrs. Brock, Mr. Bragg, Ms. Dekkinga for spending the morning leading our kinders in playing their games.  It was great to see many other parents cheering on the kinders.  Thank you so much for coming and supporting your kinder.

Enjoy the video that highlights the fun we had.