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A New Year is About to Begin!
Incoming Kindergarten Parents,
I am looking forward to the new school year! The week of August 14th you will receive a letter in the mail from your child’s kindergarten teacher (we have 3 classes this year!). Your child’s teacher will include information about supplies, Kindergarten Camp, and even a little homework!
In the coming weeks I will clear out pictures and information on my web site from last year and begin posting pictures and things for the 2017-2018 school year! For now, I want you to know about Kindergarten Camp. Look below for our week’s plans. If you have questions please contact me!
WHEN: August 21-24
WHERE: Our Kindergarten Room
THEME: Adventures in Kindergarten
Day 1: A Day in the Desert (wear yellow)
Day 2: A Day at the Beach (wear blue)
Day 3: A Day at Camp (wear brown)
Day 4: A Day in the Jungle (wear green)
* Transportation to Camp is provided. The bus company will contact you with pick up/drop off times!
Thanks to all who attended our Spring Program/Graduation. Boys and Girls . . . you were TERRIFIC! Only two days to go, and you’re on your way to Summer Break and soon 1st grade! I will miss you!
Thanks for the memories!
Reminders for Parents:
We have 2 days of school left! It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! The last day of school is Wednesday, May 31st!
FYI for Parents:
Please send any library books to school by Wednesday and pay lunch money if you have a negative balance. Your child will bring home most everything he/she has in the classroom on Tuesday. Expect the following Wednesday: manilla folder with report card, FASTbridge test scores, pictures, and summer reading information.
Our Field Trip to Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo was GREAT!
Congratulations to our Winners!
The Hayfield American Legion had a flag coloring contest. Pictured below are the winners! Congratulations to Liam, Macee and Madilynne!
Elementary Track Meet!
Muffins with Moms
Thanks to all who were able to join us for this special day together. I hope you enjoyed this time . . . it’s a Kindergarten tradition we hope to continue!
We have a new classmate!
On March 1st we welcomed a new classmate to our classroom! Her name is Korbyn, and we couldn’t be happier that you are here with us!
Post Office Visit
We went to the Hayfield Post Office to take a tour and mail a letter. It was a beautiful walk and a fun visit! Thanks to Sheri and John for their patronage during their busy day at work.
Valentine’s Day Fun!
Thanks for the fun glasses on Valentine’s Day, Liam!
February Reading Goal
This week we will have a little celebration for those who met their February reading goal! We will have lunch together in the classroom and have a little something for the boys and girls!
100th Day of School!
During the week of January 30-February 3, we discussed SCIENCE and what it is! Below is one experiment we did with bubbles! We also made volcanoes and paper airplanes….Science can be so FUN (and NOISY)!
Snow Week was so fun!
The boys and girls were very involved with the activities of Snow Week! Thanks to P.I.E. for organizing this! We will find out Monday how much money was raised and whose class raised the most (they get a pizza party)! Below is us on Blue and Gold Day with ALL they money contributed (well, we put all the pennies in . . . our “friends” from other classrooms put the silver coins in)! We even had rolls of pennies come in (thanks Josh!)!!
Special Person of the Week
Every week we have a “Special Person of the Week”. This person fills out a poster, brings things to school that tell us about themselves, shares these things with the class, and has lunch with the kindergarten teachers! Below are pictures of our lunches together! It sure was fun!
We had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving Feast on November 23rd! Here are some pictures from our special lunch together, and THANK YOU to all the parents who came in to help out! It made a HUGE difference!
Happy October Birthdays!
Our Principal, Mr. Howe, came to our classroom to read a funny story called Underwear. Mr. Howe did such a great job reading it! Thanks Mr. Howe!
Brownsdale Park & Farmer John’s Field Trip was a hit!
We had such a neat day starting with lunch at the park in Brownsdale followed by a trip to Farmer John’s Pumpkin Patch! We had parents meet us at the park (with even an extended stay there) and at the pumpkin patch. It was fun seeing everyone . . . and thank you Farmer John & Jan!
Elementary FUN RUN/WALK
We had a great time at the Fun Run! It was a pleasant, sunny (and a bit windy but manageable) day! Thanks to all who joined us!
Heading down 1st St SE!
Meredith and Grandma made it!
We had a great Homecoming week! Below are pictures from the parade….it was a BEAUTIFUL day! THANKS to the parents who were able to join us!
Guest Day was GREAT!
Thanks to all who joined us for Guest Day! I hope you had a nice visit with the child you came to visit….time goes sooooo fast! We had parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, and a dance teacher here! Below are pictures of each kindergartner with their special guest:
We went on a Summer Hike September 12th! It was warm and windy….and a bit buggy (must be all that rain)! We still had a great time walking through the nature center with Mrs. Fish’s class!
We have two September birthdays! Both Seth and Kalei are now 6 years old! We hope you had a fun day celebrating the day you were born!
Letters and Sounds, Here We Come!
We will begin learning about our alphabet letters & sounds the week of September 12th! Parents, if you want to know what letter/sound we are learning about, I have a calendar with all of our monthly activities on the Monthly Calendar tab. This week we will learn about Ee, Ff, Gg, and Hh.
Show & Tell
Call me old fashioned, but I LOVE Show and Tell time (and kindergartners do too!). We will have Show & Tell every FRIDAY, so let’s get it started! This Friday, September 23rd, kindergartners may bring in one item that begins with one of the sounds we learned about this week (Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh)!
Meet Your Teachers!
Welcome to Kindergarten! We are VERY excited to get the year started. I am Mrs. Heydt (on the left) and with me is our student teacher Ms. Akkerman. She will work with and teach the students during her 7 weeks here from September 6th-October 18th. I am looking forward to this venture together and hope this experience is valuable to Ms. Akkerman and our class! Parents, you will meet Ms. Akkerman at conferences.
Kindergarten Camp was so much fun! We had a great turn out, completed all the activities, and learned a little about each other so we can start our school year off knowing names and our morning routine! Thanks parents for jumping on board with us!
We are looking forward to a super fun year!
There are 19 kindergartners in our class (one missing from this picture)!
WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 6-7
WHERE: Our Kindergarten Classroom
We will discuss the school year (schedules, curriculum, etc) and take some time to get to know your child’s needs to make this the best year ever! IF you haven’t signed up for a time, look for an e-mail from PTC Fast, complete the paperwork on line and sign up for a conference time.
During the month of September we will learn about life cycles (butterflies, frogs, seasons). Your child is welcome to look outside for caterpillars (monarch caterpillars are found on milkweed….usually under the leaf) and bring them to school to share with the class!
I found five for our classroom already, so they’re out there!