Sunday, May 20, 2018

Updated Word Wall Words and New Lower Price!

I have updated my word wall words. I have added the IRLA 1G words to make sure my students have access to all words they are expected to learn. I find it funny when certain school say certain words are more important that others. Aren't all words important? I think so. Unfortunately, public school have to follow state guidelines and those guidelines follow one path, which may or may not make sense. I hope you can use the cards in your class. My kiddos love them and they are in constant use on my word wall.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

All About Mom Survey

Mother's Day is almost here! And because moms are so amazing for everything they (we) do, I like to give them a gift that makes them laugh and makes the cry. In a good way!

The way to make mom laugh is by giving her the tried and true MOM SURVEY!!! Yes, letting Kinders write down how old their mom is, if she can cook, what she is good at, is a very good read for everyone. Especially mom. I have included a FREEBIE of my Mom Survey! Check it out:

So, how do I make mom cry? I have each child make a keychain with their thumbprint in it! More to come on that tomorrow!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Is your child going to bed at the right time?

I ran across this chart to give to parents at Kindergarten Round-Up! I have had so many conversations this year about when a Kinder (or any child) should go to bed each night. So, I thought I would share this with my Kinder Community so that we can understand that going to sleep earlier might not mean the child is actually sleeping enough (or too much!).
I have found that when I moved from Southern California to Oregon, I was NOT prepared for the extra long days in spring/summer or the extra long nights in fall/winter. My kids needed some serious adjustment. And, to be honest, so did I! I was used to putting them to bed at a certain time and have not always taken into account their ever increasing ages, nor their schedule. In California they woke up at 6am, but in Oregon it is 6:30-6:45am. Well, that means they can stay up a little later. And, let's be honest, this is my kids' dream come true!!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pennies for Patients

Hi Families!
McKinley is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this month. We are hoping to donate change so that we can help children with blood cancer. My class learned that our bodies have two types of blood cells. The red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout our bodies. The white blood cells fight the bad germs that make us sick. If our blood cells get sick the white blood cells stop fighting the germs. This will make people very, very sick with cancer.

To help kids who have this disease, we are collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to help fund research to get rid of cancer. This is an optional program called Pennies for Patients. If you can donate, please send the change back with your child in their box this week.

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