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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

KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS ARE TOMORROW 6/1

images-3Our Kindergarten Olympics are being held tomorrow, Friday, June 1. Hooray!!

Here are a few reminders:

*Parent volunteers are asked to be on the Kindergarten playground at 8:45 a.m. for instructions.  Games should be finished around 12:00. Please stop at the office prior to this time for a name tag!

*Don’t forget to  wear tennis shoes, shorts and t-shirts.  We will be running and playing lots of games.  NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS PLEASE!!

*Please send a home lunch and drink  for your kinder.THERE WILL BE NO HOT LUNCH!  We will be eating a picnic lunch as a class. at 11:45am-12:00pm.  Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join us for a picnic lunch on our playground.  

*Please send a water bottle with your kinder’s name clearly marked on the outside.  It is going to be WARM and we will want to stay hydrated during our games.

*Apply sun screen BEFORE coming to school.

*Please send ONE backpack snack for the afternoon.  The kinder teachers are supplying pretzels for the morning snack. 

*Volunteering parents please dress in comfy active clothes.  You will be walking around with the kinders helping them play the games.  If you want to take along a lunch so that you can join us…you are welcome.

We can’t wait to enjoy a fun filled morning with all our kindergarten classrooms!!  Let the games begin!! 🙂

~~Mrs. Bohl