Category Archives: News from Mrs. Bohl

Learning at Home…..

As we are all aware, our school district will be learning at home through Dec. 9.  With this news, the kindergarten teachers at Georgetown have put together 2 weeks’ worth of learning packets for your kinder.  Each kinder was sent home with a learning packet for 11/18 – 11/24 and for 11/30 – 12/4.  Our goal was to give you pencil and paper tasks that will be easy for you and your kinder to maneuver through over these next 2 weeks.

Our district plan does state that some online learning will take place.  We will be using google classroom which will house all of our learning for this time.  Each kindergarten classroom has a specific classroom code.  As a parent, you will need to log into your kinder’s email to accept the google classroom invite.   Please know that each kinder does have an email and clever badge id., which is located on the back of their blue take-home folder.

Here are the links on how to log into google classroom:

Our district has asked each grade level to develop a daily schedule for our students.  Below you can view the daily schedule for kindergarten.  Please know that our expectations for you is to do what works for your family.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

*VIRTUAL LEARNING WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1*

8:45 – 9:00:  Morning Meeting and Morning Attendance (We are required to take attendance during this time.  If you cannot make this meeting daily please email our school office: mjeltem@hpseagles.net).

9:00 – 9:30:  Writing:  Watch lesson & Complete assignment

9:30 – 10:00:  Math:  Watch lesson & Complete assignment

10:00 – 10:30:  Snack and Break (teacher office hours available to you)

10:30 – 11:00:  Reading:  Watch lesson & Complete assignment

11:00 – 11:30:  Small Group Work (groups will NOT meet until Dec. 7)

11:30 – 12:15:  Lunch and playtime

12:15 – 12:30:  Afternoon Meeting/Read Aloud and afternoon attendance (We are required to take attendance during this time.  If you cannot make this meeting daily please email our school office: mjeltem@hpseagles.net).

1:00 – 1:50: Specials

2:00: – Purposeful Play until the end of the day

2:00 – 2:30:  Teacher office hours available to you

You should have received an email from your kinder’s teacher inviting you to a “fun show and tell zoom” meeting for tomorrow.  We would love to see your kinder!  PLEASE reach out to your kindergarten teacher at ANY POINT if you have any questions.  We thank you for your patience, grace, and understanding during this very fluid time.

THANK YOU!!!

Thank you for attending your kinder’s parent teacher conferences. I enjoyed meeting with you, even if was virtual! :). Your kinder is unbe”leaf”able!!!

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please don’t hesitate in contacting me at kbohl@hpseagles.net.

Please continue to check your email and our blog for updates about learning at home.  Thank you!

Book Fair Information

Our class will have the opportunity to  “preview” the books at the book fair on Tuesday, Nov 17.  We will visit the book fair and make a wish list to bring home to parents.  

On Thursday, Nov 19 we are scheduled to “buy” books at the book fair.  If you are interested in having your kinder purchase a book from the book fair and want them to do it at school, you can send in the money with your kinder’s wish list.  Please be sure to circle the title of the book and place this inside an envelope with your kinder’s name clearly marked on the outside.  There is also an option to purchase books online if you wish.  Directions came home with the book fair information. 

Please reach out to me at kbohl@hpseagles.net if you have any questions.   Mrs. Bohl

To All Veterans….THANK YOU!!

Today we learned about Veterans Day.  We learned what a veteran is and why we have Veterans Day.  We also talked about what is a hero (someone who protects and keeps us safe) and listed people who we thought are heroes.

 

 

 

 

We read a sweet book entitled Hero Dad to help us learn more about what people in the military do. It was fun to make soldiers wearing camouflage.

 

We learned that a veteran is someone who served in the military by reading a newspaper.

   

Thank you to ALL veterans and active service men and women, for your service!

PE C.A.R.E.S Food Drive

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The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 4.

We are asking for your help by bringing in non-perishable food items for Love Inc. in Hudsonville. Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc.
(please no ramen noodles & please do not break apart packaged food)

The food drive will continue until noon on Nov. 18. We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in for the food drive. The class with the most items at the end of the day on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonsville Lane (if allowed later in the year).

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kinders compassion and love for others.  Thank you for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown..  If you have any questions please contact  Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering. 

Below is a link to their blog: 

P.E. Blog http://mvankoev.edublogs.org

Fall Party Day

 

A very BIG thank you to ALL of the parent volunteers who donated supplies.  Our day went so smoothly and  we had so much fun!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Today we read fun fall books, made a craft based on the poem 5 Little Pumpkins, made a spider web out of marshmellows and toothpicks, played bingo and created silly monsters from play doh.

Enjoy this video of today’s activities.  Thank you again for all of your donations!!  You are awesome parents of awesome kinders!!

Fall Party is Friday 10/30

Our Fall party celebration will take place on Friday, October 30. Thank you to everyone that signed up to donate items! I really appreciate it! Please send in all donations by Wednesday, Oct 28. I know that the kinders will have a fun day because of your support.

The kinders are welcome to wear costumes to school that day if they’d like. Please be sure they can move freely, use the bathroom independently and quickly and wear it all day.  Keep all extra props, weapons, etc at home.  Thank you 🙂

Because we can’t have guests at our party this year, please help your kinder decorate Pete the Cat to join us at the party as a guest! Please send Pete into school by Thursday, Oct 29.  Can’t wait to see what he will be dressed like?!  

Two important items

Please check your kinder’s blue daily folder for two important items that came home today.

  1.  SCHOOL PICTURES:  If you have any questions, please contact Geskus Photography at www.geskusphoto.com   Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, November 3.
  2. CLASS DIRECTORY:   Each kinder was given a Class Directory today.  Thank you for your information as it was helpful  when putting this together for our class.  I hope you find it useful.

FALL PARTY

We just got word!   We can have a Fall Party!  WOOHOO!!  I am planning to have our Fall Party on Friday, October 30. Unfortunately, we cannot allow parents to attend : (   We will miss you! I would love to incorporate parents by asking for your help in supplying items for a fun Fall party for our kinders. Costumes will be allowed, as long as the costumes can be easily be worn all day and manageable for them. (think of using the bathroom, playing on the playground, gym class, etc) Face masks will still need to be worn with costumes.

I have planned some activities and a snack for the kinders. The items needed for our party are on signup.com.

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com:

Fall Party Donations Sign Up

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.

Book Orders due tomorrow 10/5

DON’T FORGET!  BOOK ORDERS ARE DUE MONDAY, OCT. 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 in 2-3 weeks.

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