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FINISHED! FUN! FATHERS!

 

Way to go kinders!   I am SO proud of all of your hard work these final weeks of school!  You have FINISHED the end of our kindergarten year together.  As we all know it was not the way we preferred it to be….which is together.  I LOVED seeing all of you during my visits the last week of school.  Your amazing messages on driveways, signs, and very generous gifts warmed my heart SOOO MUCH!!  I cannot begin to thank you enough.  Parents, your amazing perseverance, and flexibility during this whole year has been truly unbelievable.  From the start to the very end, your support has meant everything to me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

As your summer and FUN move along, there are blogs that will be updated with school supplies lists.  So far we have been instructed to keep with this tradition.  Usually, in the first week of July, teachers update their blog for next year’s students.  In this blog, there is usually a wish list or school supplies list that is posted.  I would recommend keeping your eye on first-grade teachers’ blogs to see if there are any supplies listed in July.  The first-grade teachers’ blogs can be found by clicking on this link  Georgetown Elementary School blog.  All teachers are listed on the right side, be sure to scroll down to see them.  I wish you a FUN filled summer and don’t forget to keep in touch!  I won’t say goodbye, only see ya later.  You will always be able to find a warm hug and a loving heart waiting for you from Mrs. Bohl. 🙂 

Usually, we end of the year by having our kinders do a special gift for the FATHER figure in their life.  With our unique end to the year, we went with a virtual gift. Below is a video. It is a gift from your kinder and their friends to all of the Father figures in their lives.  I wish everyone a VERY HAPPY FATHER’S DAY.  May June 21 be an awesome celebration of Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Step-fathers, and Father figures alike.  

Questions you might have:

1.  Will I get an end of the year report card for my kinder?  NO.

2.  When will I find out my kinder’s first-grade teacher?  Middle of summer, July ish.

3.  Who will be our principal at Georgetown Elementary?  The interviewing process is going on now.

4.  What if I have questions over the summer?  Please reach out to Mrs. Bohl and I will do my best to find the answers or help you find someone who can.

    • Mrs. Bohl.       kbohl@hpseagles.net

5.  What if my kinder wants to talk to Mrs. Bohl?  Send me an email and I would LOVE to connect with them!!!

6.  Is there a summer review I can do with my kinder? I have added this one to our blog:  Summer Review Packet

7.  What if I DO NOT want to receive any more blog updates?  You can unsubscribe.  Here is how:

    • When you receive an email alert that the blog has been updated, scroll to the bottom of the email.  Look for the option “UNSUBSCRIBE”
    • Go through the steps to unsubscribe and you should be all set.
    • If you have any problems feel free to email us and I believe we can change it from our end as well.

Week 11 at HOME (June 1-5)

WOW!  I cannot believe that this is our last week of kindergarten.  There are SO MANY emotions that I am feeling.  From disappointment and sadness to gratitude and pride.  While our week looks VASTLY different than that of our typical end of the year I am truly SO THANKFUL to have had the opportunity to be part of your kinder’s educational journey.  This will truly be a class that I will NEVER forget!  Thank you for partnering with me as we experienced our year together.  While we may be ending the year with a very different experience, with a lack of togetherness and fanfare please know that my heart is FULL of pride and gratitude to you all for sharing your kinder with me!!  

The month of May flew by so fast and we are now entering the month of June and our last week of virtual learning!  This week our virtual learning will look a bit different. An assignment will be posted to Google Classroom both Monday and Tuesday.  We will have our last class zoom meeting on Wednesday morning at 10:00am INSTEAD of Tuesday night.  Be sure to check our blog each day because my morning videos will hold special, fun messages.

Morning Message:

Good morning kinders,

Our last week of school is here.  You did it!  I was so happy to see you last week when I came by your house.  This week I have many fun activities planned for you through our blog.   What is one thing you are looking forward to doing for fun over summer break?

Love, 

Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words: Review – Try and spy as many popcorn words as you can in our morning message!

Monday: 

  • Google classroom lesson: I can check my reading superpowers. 
    • Journal prompt: What is your favorite thing to do in the summer? Why?
  • Special: STEAM
  • Check our blog today for the countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 5 envelope!

Tuesday: 

  • Google Classroom lesson: I can show teen numbers.
    • Assignment:  Create and play a teen number game. 
  • Special Gym
  • Check our blog for the countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud. Open Day 4 envelope!
  • We will NOT be having a ZOOM class meeting tonight!

Wednesday: 

  • NO GOOGLE CLASSROOM!
  • Check our blog today for our countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 3 envelope!
  • 10:00a.m. ZOOM Readers Celebration.  An email with the invite will be coming.

Thursday: 

  • NO GOOGLE CLASSROOM! 
  • Check our blog for the countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 2 envelope!

Friday: 

  • NO GOOGLE CLASSROOM! 
  • Check our blog today for our countdown to summer balloon pop and read aloud.  Open Day 1 envelope!

Specials:

  • STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq

Reminders: 

  • You will be able to pick up your kinder’s belongings tomorrow, June 1st. Please refer to the email you received from Mrs. Reagan about your pickup day and time. If you have any questions, please email me!  I am happy to help.
  • We will be having an end of the year parade for all of the students to see their teachers! If you would like to attend, you can find all of the information listed on our school blog.
  • Please continue to send me pictures of your kinders for our Father’s Day project.  They are due by June 4!
  • Summer Learning Packet and our June Calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.  
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home or just having fun.  Keep on sending them in!  
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 10 at HOME (May 26-29)

I hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! The weather was absolutely beautiful and the sunshine was a wonderful mood booster. We are starting our second to last week of learning at home… we’re almost there!!! Keep up the amazing work. I am SO incredibly thankful and proud of all that you have done with our sweek kinders! Our Zoom meeting will be tonight, so make sure to check your emails for an invite. 

Morning Message:

Good morning sweet kinders! I hope you had a fun break from school. What did you do over the long weekend? The weather was perfect to play outside in the sun.

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words: Review – Try and spy as many popcorn words as you can in our morning message!

Math:

  • I can find the number that makes 10. For example: 5 + ? = 10, 4 + ? = 10. Kinders will be using a base 10 frame to solve the problems.
  • I can find the missing partner. For example: 2 + ? = 8 – very similar to lesson above, but the total will vary from 10.

ELA:

  • I can think about books.
    • Journal prompt: Write about a time you had to wait for something. How did you feel?
  • I can act out parts of my book.
    • Journal prompt:  What is your favorite place in the world? Why?

Specials:

  • STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • MUSIC, the code is: w6us5ym
  • ART, the code is: jcv3vln 

Reminders: 

  • You will be able to pick up your kinders’s belongings from school next week. Please refer to the email you received from Mrs. Reagan about your pickup day and time. I am working on Monday, June 1.  Maybe I will see you!  That would be so fun! 🙂
  • We will be having an end of the year parade for all of the students to see their teachers! If you would like to attend, you can find all of the information listed on our school blog.
  • Please continue to send me pictures of your kinders for our Father’s Day project!
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know they watched us.
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 9 at HOME (May 18-22)

I hope that all of you were able to enjoy the sunshine on Saturday!  Here is a new video of kinders learning at home for you to enjoy watching! Please keep sending us pictures of your kinder learning at home. We love to see the pictures and will add them to our next video! Here is the link to the newest video for you to enjoy: https://animoto.com/play/P1jgJkK3X9vUXl0oeNDcrg

Below is an outline of what the kinders will be learning on google classroom this week. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 

Morning Message:

Hi Kinders! I hope you have a fun day learning and playing! Do you like the sun or do you like the rain? I miss you!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words:

  • Review week – keep practicing all the words you’ve learned!

Math: 

  • I can find partners of 10. For example: 1 + 9 = 10 and 9 + 1 = 10,  2 + 8 = 10 and 8 + 2 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10 and 7 + 3 = 10, etc. 
  • I can find the missing partner. For example: 5 + ___ = 9. The kinder will practice finding the missing partner in the equation. 

ELA: 

  • I can be an avid reader.
    • Journal prompt: My favorite toy is ____ because ____. 
  • I can feel what the characters are feeling.
    • Journal prompt: Write about a time you helped your parents. How did you feel?

Specials: 

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC – the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln 

Reminders:

  • No lesson for Friday or next Monday (nothing will be posted in google classroom) because of Memorial Day weekend, enjoy a day off! 
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know they completed it.
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 8 at HOME (May 11-15)

I hope that ALL mothers and grandmothers had a beautiful day yesterday.  You play such an important role in your kinder’s life.  I am so grateful for your work helping your kinder learn at home during this unexpected, challenging, stressful time.  I hope that you know you are LOVED and appreciated VERY MUCH!  

Below you will see what the kinders will be learning on Google Classroom this week. If you have any questions about how to access any of this, please send me an email.

Morning Message

Hello fabulous kinders!  Pick up your toys.  Put them away on the shelf.  Today is the perfect day to go outside and play.

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words:  today, play, away, up

Math:  

  • I can fluently add and subtract within 5. For example: 1+4=5, 2+2=4, 5+0=5  OR 3-1=2, 5-3=2, 4-3=1
  • I can solve number stories.  For example:  I saw 2 red tulips in the garden.  Then I saw 2 yellow tulips.  How many tulips were in the garden all together? (4 tulips were in the garden).  OR  There were 5 robins looking for worms.  3 robins flew away.  How many robins were left?  (2 robins were left looking for worms.)

ELA & SOCIAL STUDES:

  • I can use my super powers to help me read a non-fiction book.   Journal Prompt:  What cheers you up when you feel upset? 
  • I can use all of the information on the page to help me learn.   Journal Prompt:  Learning at home makes me feel ____ because ______.
  • I can recognize that maps represent places.  

Specials: 

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC – the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln  

Reminders:

  • I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your effort, encouragement, and support during this learning at home time!  PLEASE reach out at any time if you ever have any questions!
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know they completed it.
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  Be sure to check out our blog each day for learning at home pictures.
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates

Week 7 at HOME—(May 4-8)

April Showers bring May flowers.  Mix in some beautiful days of sunshine and it was exciting to see flowers begin to bloom over this last week!  To be able to get outside and feel the sunshine gave my heart so much joy!  Mrs. Bohl enjoyed working in the backyard.  I hope you are enjoying some wonderful moments during these beautiful days! 

Morning Message:  Hello amazing kinders!  My heart is so full by watching all of you learn from home.  I am wishing each and every one of you a fabulous week!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words:  bymyone

Math 

  • I can find all the number partners for numbers up to 10.  For example, these are a couple of number partners that equal 10:  1 + 9 = 10, 2 + 8 = 10, 3 + 7 = 10, and so on. 
  • I can solve number stories.  For example, if I saw 5 kites flying in the air and 1 fell down, how many kites were left flying in the air?  4 kites were left flying in the air. 

ELA:

  • I can look at a Non-fiction book and tell what it is mostly about.  Journal Prompt: In the spring, I like to _____.
  • I can use Non-fiction feature power (bold words and labels).  Look for these features in a Non-fiction book.  Journal Prompt:  If I could be an animal, I would be a _____ because ____.
  • I can use Non-fiction feature power (headings, colored words).  Journal Prompt:  Write about one thing you have seen in spring and write a sentence or two about it.

Specials: 

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC – the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln  

Reminders:

  • I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your effort, encouragement, and support during this learning at home time!  PLEASE reach out at any time if you ever have any questions!
  • We have a Mother’s Day virtual project in the works.  Thank you to those who have sent me your kinder’s picture of them holding or making a heart with their hands!  If you haven’t sent me a picture please do so by Friday, May 8. 
  • May Morning Work and our May calendar are both located at the top of our blog for your use.   
  • I LOVE seeing the pictures of your kinder learning at home!  Be sure to check out our blog each day for learning at home pictures.
  • Please check out our district website for  HPS District Covid-19 Updates
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Week 6 at Home (April 27-May 1)

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I hope you had a restful weekend and enjoyed some of the warmer temperatures and sunshine on Sunday.  I am missing you all and hoping you have a fun week with getting outside, spending time with your family and learning from home.

Below you will see a layout of what the kinders will be learning on Google Classroom this week. If you have any questions about how to access any of this, please send me an email.

Morning Message:

Good Morning Kinders,

Today is Monday!  I hope you have a fun day and enjoy your learning on the computer this week. I have been missing each and every one of you!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words: have, on, of

Math:

  • I can find all the number partners for a given number.
  • I can fluently add and subtract within five.

ELA:

  • I can tell about events in my life using a journal.
  • I can read non-fiction books just like fiction books.
  • I can learn from non-fiction books.

Specials:

If you have not joined the specials classes yet, the codes are listed below. To do this, you will need to go up to the 3 horizontal lines on the left of our Google Classroom page and click on add class. You will then enter the codes you see below!

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC, the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln

Reminders:

  • To access the videos that go along with our lessons, make sure you are on your kinder’s school email otherwise they may not work. This is important because our Google Classrooms are linked to their emails only.
  • When your kinder finishes an assignment in google classroom, please click the “turn in” button so we know your kinder completed it.
  • Epic invitations were sent out this past week!  They were sent to parent emails.  Please check it out, this is a great FREE resource for reading  in addition to Raz-Kids.
  • I enjoyed seeing the videos and cute pictures I received this week from kinders in our class.  Thanks for sending them to me.
  • Keep up the great work of encouraging your kinder with their google classroom assignments.

Week 5 at HOME (April 20-24)

We are starting a new week of learning at home and I am missing all of you tremendously! I’m sending you all another hug! I hope this week brings some sunshine and everyone is able to get outside more. Below you will see a layout of what the kinders will be learning about on Google Classroom this week. If you have any questions about how to access any of this, please send me an email! Remember, I am always here to help!!

We put together a short video of some of the pictures we have received from you.  It showcases the learning that you have been doing at home.  Enjoy!

 

Morning Message

Good morning team K! I hope the sun will come out this week. It is fun to go outside and get to play with some outside toys.

Popcorn Words: come, some

Math

  • Show teen numbers (11-19) as a ten and extra ones. You can use things around the house to count – make a group of 10 and then the extra ones. 
  • Sort shapes by attributes – find things in your house to sort. You can sort by color, shape, size, etc. 

Writing 

  • Write a true story with a beginning, middle and end. Remember to add pictures and words. 

Reading

  • Use book talk when reading a book. Read a book and then talk about it with someone!
  • Read every day!

Social Studies

  • Make a timeline of your day. Draw a picture to show your schedule for the day. You can add words if you’d like. 

Specials

If you have not joined the specials classes yet, the codes are listed below. To do this, you will need to go up to the 3 horizontal lines on the left of our Google Classroom page and click on add class. You will then enter the codes you see below!

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC, the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln

All Kinder Virtual Learning Reminders

  • To access the videos that go along with our lessons, make sure you are on your child’s school email! This is important because our Google Classrooms are linked to their emails only.
  • You are still not required to turn in any of the assignments we assign on Google Classroom.
  • It is fun when you send pictures of your child/children learning at home, I LOVE seeing what the Kinders are doing at home!
  • Keep doing such a wonderful job! I appreciate everything you are doing with your kinders!

Week 4 at HOME (April 13-17)

Welcome Back from Spring Break

We are starting a new week of learning at home, and I am missing my kinders SO much!!! Please give them all a big squeeze for me. I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine over break! Below you will see a layout of what the kinders will be learning about on Google Classroom this week. If you have any questions about how to access any of this, please send me an email! It is a lot to remember and figure out. I am more than happy to help!!!

Morning Message 

Dear Kinders, These last couple of days have been rainy. We have seen a lot of birds in our backyard. They have been looking for worms!

Popcorn Words: these, they

Math

  • Using math mountains to represent partners for numbers 2-10.
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems.

Writing

  • Write about what you did over spring break and send a picture to me if you would like!

Reading 

  • Using sound power to help you read.
  • Retelling a familiar story using talking stems.
  • Read every day!

Social Studies

  • Deciding if something is a want or a need.

Specials

If you have not joined the specials classes yet, the codes are listed below. To do this, you will need to go up to the 3 horizontal lines on the left of our Google Classroom page and click on add class. You will then enter the codes you see below!

  • Monday – STEAM, the code is: kot3fis
  • Tuesday – GYM, the code is: fc5u2nq
  • Wednesday – MUSIC, the code is: w6us5ym
  • Thursday – ART, the code is: jcv3vln

All Kinder Virtual Learning Reminders

  • To access the videos that go along with our lessons, make sure you are on your kinder’s school email! This is important because our Google Classrooms are linked to their emails only.
  • At this point you are not required to turn in any of the assignments we assign on Google Classroom. Also, we have not asked that you attach any documents that you may have filled out for the lesson. You are more than welcome to send me pictures of your kinder’s completed work! I LOVE seeing what they are doing at home and I am happy to post their pictures on our blog.
  • All of the teachers will be meeting later this week, so I am hoping to give you more answers to your questions after that! Please check the blog often for these updates!!
  • Keep doing an AMAZING job! You are all wonderful parents, and I am so grateful for all the hard work you have been doing at home!!!

2nd Week of Learning at Home–3/23-3/27

 

Good afternoon kinders!  I miss you all so much!  I love getting the pictures you’ve been sending me.  Keep working hard and being good listeners for your parents.

Our Weekly Message

Hi Kinders,  As I looked outside this morning, I saw a bunch of snow. It has been a crazy month of March. Take a break from reading and math to enjoy the snow today!

Love, Mrs. Bohl

Popcorn Words of the week:  as, has

Math

Work on adding and subtracting numbers within 10 (or up to 20 if you want a challenge!)

Grab a handful of Legos and count them. Make a pattern with the Lego colors! 

Count your stuffed animals – Use them as a way to create story problems (There were 4 animals playing in the field, but the bunny hopped away. How many animals are left?)

Writing

Practice writing upper and lowercase letters

Write a letter to a friend in class or Mrs. Bohl (2594 Floral Drive, Zeeland)

Write our popcorn words or write a morning message each day and include our popcorn words in it. 

Reading

Keep on being an AVID reader! Find different spots to read around your house and always keep a stack of books nearby.

Don’t forget to checkout YouTube for our teacher read alouds!   We are having fun recording books for you to listen to, I hope you’re enjoying them! 🙂

You could record yourself reading a book and send it to me!

Reminders

It has been really sad not being in class together.  I can not thank you enough for checking our classroom blog for suggestions and daily short videos to encourage you and your kinder. Feel free to  take a picture or video that shows your kinder learning at home. I LOVE putting this on our blog so that we can see each other….in a new way.  If you don’t want your picture or video posted, that is fine too.  I still like seeing them.  Please remember to use the Educational Fun links on the blog. Raz-kids is a great resource for reading! 

Also, check out the Georgetown school blog for information on grab-n-go meals and other essential items.  The meals are available to ANY CHILD who may be in need.

I can’t wait until we are back learning together again!! Sending you all hugs and love during this time.  Mrs. Bohl