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Constitution Day

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Did you know that today, September 17 is Constitution Day?  Do you know what Constitution Day is?  Your kinder knows! Ask them! 🙂

Today we learned that many years ago important men got together and wrote down important laws on paper and signed their names.  These laws (rules) were made to help the people get along, treat each other fairly and be safe.  At school, we too, have rules we need to follow. We reviewed the pictures of choices we should make during the school day (green choices), and ones that we should never do in school (red choices).

Each day we recite (with motions) our 5 class rules. These rules are posted in our room, along with all of our signatures (handprints).  Ask your kinder to recite them to you.  They can do it!

1.  Follow directions quickly.

2. Raise your hand to speak.

3.  Make smart choices.

4. Be kind.

5. Make everyone happy.

 We the kids…of Mrs. Bohl’s class….are already working hard to not break any of these rules. We can work better together when we are kind and considerate of one another.  We can make good choices and we DO!  I am so proud of my kinders! 🙂

 

More Mystery Reader Dates Available

Dear Fabulous Kinder Parents,

What an amazing response for volunteering to be a Mystery Reader.  Because of this awesome willingness to read a story to the kinders, I have add Wednesdays from 2:45-3:00pm as an alternative option. 

Please follow this link to view the added dates.  Feel free to involve grandparents or come in a second time.  We look forward to seeing you!  If you have questions please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net.  

Friday, Sept 14 information….

A few details about Friday, September 14:

**Wear Yellow!  We are celebrating the color of the week in K!!

**Friday is an early dismissal day (Fast Friday).  Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m.

  • On early dismissal days, and often every day, our parent pick up kinders are walked to the meeting area by the office at least 5 minutes before our dismissal time.  Promptness often eases little one’s fears. 
  • Lunch is eaten at home on early dismissal days.
  • If you need to order a sack lunch from our Food Service for your kinder PLEASE let me know by TODAY….THURSDAY!  Write me a note or email me at kbohl@hpseagles.net.  Sack lunch is the available hot lunch choice for all students.  If your kinder will be receiving one please indicate the milk choice of white or chocolate.  These sack lunches will be sent home with your kinder.

Two Important Reminders

Kinder parents, here are two reminders for you…..

Don’t forget to return your kinder’s library book by Wednesday so he/she can check out a new one during our library time! 

If your kinder would like to order a sack lunch on Fast Friday (early release) Sept. 14, please either send a note inside your kinder’s folder OR send me an email by Thursday, Sept. 13.

Do you want to be a Mystery Reader?

Do you like to read books to your kinder at home?  We would love to have you come and be one of our Mystery Readers!  We LOVE reading books at school!

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Mystery Readers typically arrive on Fridays around 11:15am and it takes about 10-15 minutes.  If the days and times listed on this link do not work for your schedule alternative plans can be made.  Please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net. 

Parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles are invited to sign up to SURPRISE your kinder by reading a special, family favorite story.  When you sign up using SignUp.com, I will be notified and you will be receive an email reminder. 

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our schedule on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/CFqraHK
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. The link on our blog page is on the sidebar under VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  listed as “Mystery Reader”.

Please consider being a Mystery Reader this year.  Seeing the surprised and happy smile on your kinder’s face is PRICELESS!  And SHHHH!!  Don’t tell your kinder if you sign up and when you are coming.  It is more fun when they are surprised!

 

We have LIBRARY on Wednesday!

Did you see that they took home a library book this week?  On Wednesday we visited the library for the first time.  

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We met Mrs. VandenBerg, the school librarian.  

 

 

 

 

   We sat on her blue rug where she will read us stories.  Today Mrs. VandenBerg taught us how to choose a library book.

    We were able to look at ALL the books and choose one.  There are LOTS of books in the library!

      We  waited in line to check out.  We put our own library card and book under her red beeping light.   

  We are excited to take home our book.

This is a new routine, so your kinder will need your help to remember to return the book each Wednesday. Your kinder may borrow this book for ONE WEEK, and then it must be returned to school by next Wednesday in order to check out another book.

If you are finished reading the book prior to Wednesday, your kinder may return the book anytime! We have a basket inside our classroom that will hold our collection of library books. 

Thank you for encouraging reading and helping with this new responsibility!  Happy Reading!! 🙂

 

Book Orders Due Sept 5

DON’T FORGET!  BOOK ORDERS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPT 5.  

You may send into school the completed paper form along with a check made out to Scholastic Reading Club OR you may order online at  https://orders.scholastic.com/L77G6   This link should connect you directly to our class.  The books should arrive at school in 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for supporting and encouraging your child to read!  If you have any questions please contact me at kbohl@hpseagles.net  

 

News of the Week—Aug. 29 & 30

Day 2 and Day 3 have been filled with fun and learning!  Look at what we did.

We enjoyed meeting new friends and working hard to make good choices. We read  David goes to School to help us learn about some school rules.

Then we sorted pictures to show green (good) choices and red (not good) choices.

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The kinders were introduced to our school tool box.  This box contains some very “cool tools”. These tools and lessons are designed to teach us how to be a good friend and how to handle different situations.

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On Wednesday we read Rainbow Fish and learned that our words matter.  We learned that we need to be like an ERASER and forgive ourselves for mistakes that we make and learn from them. We also need to forgive others too who may say or do hurtful things to us. We colored a picture of a rainbow fish…and even got a shimmery and shiny scale to put on it! 

              

On Thursday we read Chrysanthemum and learned that words spoken hurt other’s feelings and are impossible to take back, like toothpaste. We learned that we are all special and unique and then “brushed” away hurtful words with real toothpaste.  

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We read and re-read Lining up and Walking in the Hallway.  This book helps us remember the rules for how to walk in the hallway.  The kinders are doing an AWESOME job!!! Hooray!!

We have many fantastic tools that we use at school! This week, the kinders drew and colored a picture of themselves (after learning the rule about crayons) and wrote their names (after learning rules about pencils). I will keep these papers for awhile.  You will get them later.

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After reading the book, Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes again. we made our own Pete the Cat shoes. We practiced our cutting skills (after learning the rules about scissors) and our gluing skills (after learning the rules about glue sticks). We even got to put stickers on the shoes and draw shoelaces. The kinders were so excited to take them to show you.

  

The kinders also used 2 new tools to practice writing numbers 0 and 1.  Chalkboards and chalk! Using these tools was very fun!  

                                        

At the end of each day, our awesome 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Walenta’s class help the kinders get on their bus to go home.  We look forward to seeing them.  They are the BEST!! I will take some pictures next week.

I have to say that I have been blessed with the most AWESOME group of kinders! They are incredible!!!

NOTES FOR MOM AND DAD:

*Please remember to send your kinder’s folder each day to school.

*Don’t forgot to pack TWO quick, healthy backpack snack for your kinder to be refueled each day.

*Kool Kinders for next week are…Mrs. Bohl (Wed), Bronwyn (Thurs), Carter(Fri), We want to get to know them so please return the timeline paper with pictures and favorite things on or before their scheduled day.  A schedule was sent home this week.  Look for your kinder’s informational and timeline paper to come home a week prior to their scheduled date.

*If your kinder did not bring a pair of clean gym shoes to keep in their cubby, please send a pair to school.  We have gym on Tuesday

*If your kinder will be ordering milk with their home lunch, please put a note on the outside of their lunchbox. This really streamlines our lunch process!

*Look inside your kinder’s folder for a schedule of our classroom birthdays celebrations.

*Thank you, thank you for ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS!  Our cupboards are filled.  When they become empty, I will let you know.:)

*The September calendar has been posted under CALENDARS at the top of our blog.  You can read about events, birthdays, popcorn words, and Kool Kinders.

UPCOMING DATES: 

*Friday, Aug 31 – NO SCHOOL

*Monday, Sept 3 – NO SCHOOL

*Tuesday, Sept 4 – GYM; Addison’s birthday celebration

*Wednesday, Sept 5 – ART; Library for the first time!  Watch for their library book to come home;  Book Orders due (paper forms with a check written out to Scholastic Book Clubs OR online)

*Thursday, Sept 6 – STEAM; Rocco & Parker’s birthday celebration

*Friday, Sept 7 – MUSIC;  Wear REDLila’s early birthday celebration (Sept 8)

*Friday, Sept. 14 – Fast Friday (Early Release dismissal 12:15pm)

*Thursday, Sept. 27—School Pictures

~Have a restful and fun weekend!  Mrs. Bohl

A Great First Day Together!

We had an FABULOUS first day together!  Thank you for being so flexible with a rainy start.  We explored our school, shared a bit about ourselves and learned a little about what we will do this year in kindergarten.   

A reminder—-WE TAKE TIME FOR 2 SNACK BREAKS IN OUR DAY.  PLEASE SEND 2 HEALTHY SNACKS WITH YOUR KINDER EACH DAY.  PLEASE PUT THESE SNACKS IN A SMALL FRONT POCKET OF THEIR BACKPACK….NOT INSIDE THEIR LUNCH BOXES.  This can be confusing for the kinders to distinguish between snack food and lunch food. Thanks for your help.

Here are a few pictures of our fun day.

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     We read this book and drank some special juice to chase away any ‘jitters’ we may have had.     

ON OUR “PETE THE CAT” SCAVENGER HUNT 

   

LUNCH TIME

    Our table is the Strawberry Table.

 Mrs. DeGroot watches over us on the playground during lunch recess and helps us  in the lunch room.

SHOW AND TELL—-OUR “ME” BAGS

Thank you so much for sharing your kinders with me.  They are SO SPECIAL!!  I can’t wait to spend 180 more days with them.  Just look at these AWESOME kinders!