(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Molly Heydt

Hayfield Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten News

from Mrs. Heydt

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Welcome to our Kindergarten Web Site!  I hope you find what you are looking for….if not, please contact me!

Reminders:

* Friday, February 17th, is an EARLY RELEASE DAY.  Monday, February 20th, there is NO SCHOOL (President’s Day)

VALENTINE’S DAY

We will have a Valentine’s Day party on Tuesday, Feb. 14th!  If your child would like to participate in delivering Valentines, please send Valentines and a decorated box to school Monday or Tuesday of this week!

100th DAY of SCHOOL!

Our 100th Day of School is Wednesday, Feb. 15th!  I sent home a big zip lock bag with one of our 100th day activities inside.  Please have your child return it to school by our 100th day.  We will make sure everything inside goes home with your child!

ART BASKET

Our P.I.E. organization is have a Winter Wiggles Dance & Silent Auction on Friday, March 3rd @ 6:30.  The Kindergartners are collecting arts & crafts items for our KINDERGARTEN ART BASKET, which will be part of the silent auction on the 3rd.  If you would like to donate an art/craft, please send it to school by February 24th.  We will have a big basket in the room for the kids to place their items in.  If we have an overabundant supply, we will divide it up and make as many baskets as we can!

FEBRUARY is here!  It is I Love to Read month, so we have a few things planned:

I would like each child to bring in their favorite book (or one of them) ASAP!  Some have come in (see below) but we are still waiting for more!

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BOOK READING:  We are keeping track of how many books we read during the month.  I sent home information about this along with a sheet numbered 1-10.  Every time you read to your child or your child reads to you, fill out the sheet with the book title (or chapter).  Once the sheet is filled, send it to school and I will send a new one home.  Any kindergartner who has 20 books or more read will get prizes and lunch in the classroom!  IF the whole class reaches the goal, we will have a pizza party!

SPECIAL DAYS:

February 17th:  HAWAIIAN Day

February 24th:  PAJAMA/CRAZY HAIR Day

March 2nd – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday (Read Across America Day):  FAVORITE BOOK CHARACTER Day (dress as favorite book character)

BUBBLES!

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)!

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Snow Week was so fun!

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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!)!!

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 Bear Day!

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December Birthdays

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Samuel

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 Haven

Happy November Birthday!

Macee

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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 first three!  It sure was fun having lunch with them!

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Thanksgiving Feast

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!

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Happy October Birthdays!

Willi

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 Cory

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Underwear!

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!

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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!

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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!

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Meredith and Grandma made it!

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 Homecoming!

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!

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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:

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Summer Hike!

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!

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September Birthdays!

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!

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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.

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Kindergarten Camp!

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!

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 There are 19 kindergartners in our class (one missing from this picture)!

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

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.  

 

September Butterflies!

 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!