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Gmail Login for your kinder

Kinder families,

We are asking that you check your kinder’s login information as soon as possible.  This information is located on the back of your kinder’s blue folder.  We are finding that the information we were given in August for our kinders is or may be incorrect and parents are unable to login. 

Please email me as soon as possible if you are unable to log your kinder in.  I will contact the technology department and get you the correct information.

Thank you!


Important Conference Papers

Dear kinder families,   

Please look inside your kinder’s backpack for this yellow folder that came home today. I placed it inside the daily blue folder. 

This yellow folder contains papers for your kinder’s upcoming parent teacher conferences.  Take some time this weekend to look over the amazing progress that your kinder has and is making.  We will refer to these papers during our time together, so please keep this folder in a safe place.  

Your kinder is unbe”LEAF”able!  I am so proud of their progress and hard work. 

~~~Mrs. Bohl

Inside and Outside Fun!

INSIDE:  The kinders were SO excited to be able to have Choices (free choice) this week.  This is the time when the kinders can play with toys.  Each group of kinders (table partners) are given 1 bin of toys to play with.  During this time they are learning to share, problem solve, pretend and create.  The kinders did AWESOME and had a GREAT time getting to know their new friends.

OUTSIDE:  It was a perfect week to explore the playground with their friends. 



News for the Week—Aug 24-27

I have to say that I have been blessed with the most AWESOME group of kinders! They are fin-tastic!!!  Having our first week of school filled with half days made the transition to school go smoothly.  


SHOW AND TELL: It was so fun seeing the items that hold special meaning to the kinders.  It was a great way to start to get to know each other.

READ ALOUDS: We read Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes. We had fun making our own Pete the Cat shoes while practicing our cutting and gluing skills. The kinders were so excited to take them home to show you.

We read books about characters making good and bad choices. We learned that we want to make good (green) choices and not bad (red) choices. We sorted some pictures and decided if they were green or red choices.                 



COOL TOOLS:  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.


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!               

 Chrysanthemum taught us that words spoken hurt other’s feelings and are impossible to take back, like toothpaste. We learned that we are all special and unique.

We read Ish and were reminded again that our words matter. The FUZZY DICE remind us  to say nice words or show nice actions toward others.  

ROUTINES:  We 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 were introduced to how to use crayons, pencils, scissors, glue sticks and play dough at school.  Congratulations to all kinders!

ABC BOOT CAMP:  After a summer of fun, kinders may need a refresher course in identifying letters and their sounds.  Welcome to ABC Boot Camp!  Each day we will be focusing on an alphabet letter and their sound.  This week it was all about letter Aa.

Thank you so much for sharing your kinders with me.  They are SO SPECIAL!!  I can’t wait to spend 177 more days with them.  Just look at these AWESOME kinders!        They ROCKED their first day of kindergarten…..and the other 3 days too!!! 🙂


*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.

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

*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!

*Thank you, thank you for ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS!  Our cupboards are filled.  When they become empty, I will let you know.:) Please take a minute this weekend to clean out your kinder’s backpack of any extra “things” that is making the backpack heavy and taking up space.  

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


*Monday, Aug 31 – GYM

*Tuesday, Sept 1– ART

*Wednesday, Sept 2 – STEAM;

*Thursday, Sept 3 –  ART Half day…dismissal at 12:15   Color Day—-Wear RED!  

*Friday, Sept 4 – NO SCHOOL 

*Monday, Sept 7 – NO SCHOOL–LABOR DAY

~Have a restful and fun weekend!  I am excited for Monday!  Mrs. Bohl

Thank you for coming!


Dear kinder parents,

Thank you so much for taking the time to attend your kinder’s conferences this week.  I enjoyed meeting with each of you to share the awesome progress they made and continue to make.  

It is hard to believe that within a few months they will be first graders!  Oh my! I will need to say good-bye….I don’t know if I am ready to do that.  

Give your kinder a hug and a high five!  They are AWESOME!!!  If you have any questions or concerns as the year comes to a close, please contact me at 

~~Mrs. Bohl

Valentine Day Party Fun!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to ALL of the parents who donated supplies and to the parent volunteers (Mrs. Boersen, Mrs. Gale, Mrs. McCurry, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Marlink, Mrs. Stout, Mrs. Morton, Mrs. TerBeek, Mrs. VanWeelden) who made our last class party so much fun!!!  The kinders enjoyed themselves A LOT!  We LOVE that you chose to be part of this special day.

Please enjoy this short video that showcases the kinders and their friends.

Holiday Book Exchange

Books for the holiday book exchanged are due this week.   Please have your kinder bring in a wrapped book.  They may fill out the “from” section but please leave who it is to blank. If you ordered  books through our book order, those books arrived home with your kinder today.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Fall Party

Our Fall Party planning has begun.  We have 2 parents from our classroom that are coordinating our upcoming Fall Party.  I will post a sign up sheet of the supplies needed if you would like to donate very soon.

8 volunteers may attend our party.  I will be selecting 4 parents of boys and 4 parents of girls.  If you get to attend our Fall Party then we will give other parents a turn at the next parties throughout the year (we will have a Holiday Party and a Valentines Day Party).  Thank you for your patience and understanding of this rule. 

All volunteers must have completed a Background Form and be approved.  

Please email me at to let me know if you would like to volunteer to help at our party.

Directions for “How to Unsubscribe to the Blog”

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 wonderful, super, great summer!  Please subscribe to your first grade teacher’s blog.  Mrs. Bohl 🙂



A very BIG thank you to ALL of the parent volunteers who donated supplies and to the parent volunteers  who donated their time to make our first party a hit!  We had so much fun. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Today was all about the book The Day the Crayons Quit.  The kindergarten teachers wore color crayon costumes. The kinders rotated throughout all 4 kindergarten classes to participate in fun related activities relating to colors. Be sure to look inside their pocket folders for appropriate materials.

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