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NO SCHOOL: President’s Day
WHEN: Monday, February 19th
School will resume Tuesday, February 20th. FYI: Parents, I will be gone February 20-22. If there is a change in your child’s schedule please write a note so the substitute teacher (Mrs. Blanchard) is aware of it. Thank you!
Parents, our PIE (parents in education) group is sponsoring a couple things coming up in the next couple weeks! They will have a Winter Wiggles Dance on March 2nd (super fun!) in the HS Gym and will also have a Silent Auction that night. Each classroom is collecting items pertaining to their choice. Our class is collecting “GAMES”! We would love it if you could donate a game to the basket (deck of cards, Rubik’s cube, games like Sequence, Yahtzee, Go Fishing, Trouble, Scrabble, etc.). Our PIE group is ALL about giving back to the kids, so we hope you will support their mission! Thanks much!
Thanks for a fun party and all the Valentines last week! It was fun watching the kids open and appreciate their sweet surprises!
Landon . . . the guy who LOVES turtles!
Caleb and Hayden . . . Valentine’s Day party is just about over!
February is “I Love to Read” month, so we will have guest readers come to our room!
Mr. Slaaathaug visited us recently and read “I Love Bugs!” to us!
Mr. Klennert read to us as well! And….we surpried Mrs. Klennert with our own Happy Birthday song!
Mrs. Jennings read “Please, Mr. Panda” to us, which is a super neat story about manners! She even brought us donuts! We suggest you read the story to find out why!
We are learning how to be healthy this month! Here are the topics we will discuss:
Mrs. Nelson visited us and taught us about germs and hand washing!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. DAHLE!
Groundhog Day, Pajama Day, AND Mrs. Dahle’s Birthday all in one! We appreciate all you do, along with ALL of our paraprofessionals!
February is I Love to Read month!
We have lots going on in February, and one very important thing is READING! We are keeping track of how many books we can read this month (or someone reads to us)! Parents, information was sent home about this. Let me know if you have questions. Our goal is that each student reads (or is read to) 20 books this month. Anyone who does will get a reward March 2nd AND if the whole class does it, we will have a PIZZA PARTY in our room…..let’s do it!
What do you know about Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Please ask your child! My goal is that he/she learns three new facts about this important man in the history of the United States.
Thanks to all who donated to the Penny Wars! Congratulations to Mrs. Stenzel’s class for winning the war! THANK YOU to P.I.E. for the ice cream given to all students Friday, January 19th!
Millionaires . . . pretty handsome aren’t they?!?
Pretty girls all dressed up!
Blue/Gold/Pajama/Bear Day all in ONE!
We hope you all had a special Christmas!
Lunch with Mrs. Heydt
Every week we will have an “I Am Special” person of the week! This person gets to fill out/share a poster with the class, bring things from home, and have lunch with their teacher. Below are our special people so far this year:
(Landon and I had lunch together in the high school and I didn’t bring my camera, so here is Landon below with his good friend Chloe)
Madeline (like our selfie??!!??)
Remember Veteran’s Day
We celebrated three birthdays already this month! Happy Birthday Madeline, Brooklyn, and Caleb!
Our Halloween Party went really well! Thanks to all who helped out!
It is Fall . . . will it stay?
We went on a Fall hike last week, and it was so BEAUTIFUL! It looked, sounded like, and smelled like Fall (and no Asian Beetles/Ladybugs to bother us!). Below are two pictures we took at the end of our time in the nature center.
Field Trip Pictures!
Our field trip to the Brownsdale Park and Farmer John’s went SO well! It was a beautiful day! Below are pictures from our time together.
Sorry for all the shades . . . photo mistake by me!
Farmer Jan showing us their pumpkin gourds
Ring Around the Ghosties with Farmer John
Spending time with friends at the park . . .
. . . and on the bus!
A great day to be together!
Thanks, Mr. Howe, for coming in to read the story Underwear to us for letter Uu day! You did a GREAT job!
Fire Safety Week
CONGRATULATIONS to our Fire Safety Poster Winners!
Pictured above are Millie, Madeline, & Kelsey! Kelsey even rode home in a fire truck! The picture below shows her leaving school.
“Every Second Counts”
Fire Safety Week is October 8-14. The Hayfield Fire Fighters will visit us on Friday! We will color posters this week that will be displayed/on the tables at the Fireman’s Breakfast Sunday, October 15th, at the Fire Hall in town. During the week we will learn about fire safety. Below is a Sparky video we will watch on Monday.
Honor Flight for Korean Vet
While we were celebrating our Homecoming Pep Fest & Parade, a local Korean War Vet (Edward Solberg) was taken to Washington D.C. and other places for a day of touring and remembrance. We were asked to help make this day more special for him so our class made him a book about two patriotic songs: “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)” and “America the Beautiful”
From what I hear, Edward had a fabulous trip and loved his book from us! Below is our Homecoming picture with a note to all Veterans as well as pictures from the Homecoming Pep Fest & Parade:
Guest Day was GRAND!
Thanks to all who attended Guest Day….the time goes so fast, but it is sooooooo worth it!
(sorry the pictures are all over the place . . . not sure what I did wrong!)
We went on a hike around the school looking for milkweed, caterpillars, and butterflies. Well, we didn’t find any milkweed or caterpillars, but we did see a few butterflies and also felt the summer heat! Our hike ended in the nature center where we released our monarch butterfly that emerged that day in our classroom! It’s fun to set them free!
We learned about life cycles earlier in September! Below is a video we watched by Duncan Scott of the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle. Enjoy!
Monarch caterpillars eat milkweed, which is plentiful in our area! Look under the leaves for caterpillars. If you find one, place it in a container with air holes, add a few leaves and watch it eat and grow! Feed new leaves daily until the caterpillar decides it’s done and begins to hang to make its chrysalis. 14 days of after the chrysalis is formed a new monarch should emerge!
Our First Few Days!
We had a great first few days of school! Below is a snapshot of what we did:
Building with Pattern Blocks
Exploring Shapes with Geoboards
Learning How to Be Above the Line … our rainbow fish … be a friend!
Kindergarten Camp went SO WELL! Thank you for sending your child; I hope he/she enjoyed this time together. For those of you gone/unable to make it/sick I look forward to meeting you at conferences with your parents!
Parents, I will call all of you some time during the next week to see if you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns as we close in on a new school year!
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!
Congratulations to our Winners!
The Hayfield American Legion had a flag coloring contest. Pictured below are the winners! Congratulations to Liam, Macee and Madilynne!
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!
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!