Open House Reminder

Kindergarten Open House is coming up soon…Tuesday, August 21 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.!   I can’t wait to see everyone!  Open house will give you and your kinder the chance to tour our classroom and to pick up your daily communication “Homework Folder” with important information inside!  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

This is a perfect time to bring in your child’s supplies to school on this evening.  It will help them have a lighter backpack on the first day of school!

Items include:

  • Clean, inside (velcro) gym shoes, labeled with your child’s name or initials (these shoes will be kept inside of your child’s cubby for gym days)
  • School supplies (see earlier postings)
  • Wish list supplies (optional items..see earlier posting)

Thank you so much and can’t wait to see you! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jbaker4@hpseagles.net.

Box Tops and Coke Caps

It’s Summer… BOXTOPS and COKE CAPS and MORE!

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  • Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both.
  • BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 550) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU!     Download your form here:  Summer Box TopsCOKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap.  No need to send it to school.

AND…don’t forget about your FAMILY FARE/D&W receipts.  Those add up too!  SAVE these all summer long!

Finally…AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!

School Supplies

School Supply List…

                                 

I hope you are all having a FANTASTIC summer! I can’t believe it’s already July! The summer is flying! If you’re out and about hitting the summer school supply sales please keep in mind the following:

School Supplies:

*2 LARGE glue sticks (not labeled, we will be sharing)

*spiral 70- count notebook (labeled with your name)

*pack of 8-10 thick washable markers

*pack of Expo/dry erase markers- any color- pack of 3 or more (we will again be sharing these with our whiteboards)

*Kleenex 

*Clorox Wipes

 

Wish List Supplies … things that would be helpful and much appreciated for our classroom:

*Play-Doh

*Play-Doh tools

*Hand sanitizer

*Graham crackers – for when Kinders forget their snack

*Do-A-Dot (like Bingo stampers…can be found at the dollar store sometimes)

*Box of Band-Aids

*Ziplock Bags-any size/sizes that you’re willing to donate (we will use snack, sandwich, quart and gallon sizes)

*Standard Sheet Protectors (can be found at the dollar store sometimes)

 

 

Others:

*Cuddle Buddy – a small stuffed animal to stay in our classroom the first few weeks of school (labeled with name)

*Gym Shoes – Velcro would be wonderful (labeled with name-these will stay at school all year)

*Lunch box (labeled with name)

*Backpack (labeled with name)

 

 

Please e-mail me at jbaker4@hpseagles.net with any questions. I can’t wait to meet ALL of you before we know it! Happy early 4th of July! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Park Play Dates

Park Play Dates…

Let’s meet on the kindergarten playground at Georgetown Elementary this summer to get to know each other and have some fun playing! I thought it would be fun to meet ahead of the open house and ease some of the worries about starting kindergarten!

The dates that I will be at Georgetown and would love to have you meet me at the playground are…

Monday, July 2 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 18 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesday, August 7 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

I hope to see you there!! I can’t wait to meet you all!!

~Mrs. Baker

Welcome To Kindergarten!

Welcome to Mrs. Baker’s Kindergarten Classroom!

You are visiting my blog because you’ll be in my room next year! I am thrilled to welcome you and your child to my classroom!

Please take some time to explore all of the pages, posts, and links on our blog.

  • Be sure to check out the About Me page on the top of my homepage.
  • Sign up for email updates by filling in your e-mail address in the “subscribe by e-mail” rectangle located on the upper left-hand column.

Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, weekly updates, assessments and so much more.

A school supply list will be posted on July 1. Later in the summer, I will provide information on the blog about the August Open House.

Be sure to sign up for blog updates so that you stay informed. This will be my primary way of communicating with parents throughout the year.

Feel free to contact me through email (jbaker4@hpseagles.net) if you have any questions or concerns prior to meeting at Open House. Enjoy your summer and I look forward to meeting you and your child at the end of August!

Take Care & Happy Summer … Mrs. Baker

COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER...

Day 1 – BUBBLE GUM DAY…

We had a fun day tasting and chewing 3 different kinds of bubble gum! We voted if we liked bubble gum or not. Most of us did! We made a bubble gum craft to end our fun day!

PEN PALS…

We had a delivery to our classroom this week…pen pal letters!! We got letters from Mrs. Stutz’s class. We had so much fun reading them and writing them back!!

Day 2 – ICE CREAM DAY…

When we popped our balloon today, we found out it was ice cream day!! We colored cute ice cream pictures and had ice cream with sprinkles!! Yummy!!

FIFTH GRADE BUDDIES…

Our fifth grade buddies came to have a fun celebration with us on Tuesday afternoon. They wrote a story and we had to guess who it was about. It was all about us!! They made us beautiful bookmarks, we had yummy popsicles and got to play together on the playground!!

Day 3 – SIDEWALK CHALK DAY…

We had fun drawing with sidewalk chalk outside today! 

FATHER’S DAY CRAFTS…

Dad’s, grandpa’s and uncles we hope you enjoy the Father’s Day crafts that we made for you with love from your kinder!! Happy Father’s Day!!

Day 4 – POPCORN & MOVIE DAY…

We had a fun afternoon watching Curious George 2 and munching on yummy popcorn!!

MYSTERY READERS…

We had fun having 2 mystery readers this week!! Landon’s mom surprised Landon when she came to read to our class. She read us a Fly Guy book that we loved!! We also got to enjoy popsicles after the story! Juliet’s mom surprised us by being a mystery reader this week too. We enjoyed listening to one of our favorite stories, The Cat in the Hat. We got to enjoy a Twizzlers after we heard the book!

POPSICLE CRAFT…

Day 5 – SCIENCE EXPERIMENT DAY…

We had a lot of fun getting together with Mrs. Stutz’s class and doing some fun science experiments!! We made water walk, put Mentos into Diet Coke and put colored pencils through a plastic bag filled with water!! Wow…was it fun!!

WE ARE O”FISH”ALLY 1ST GRADERS!!!

HAVE BUCKETS OF FUN THIS SUMMER!!

WE HAD 178 DAYS OF FUN IN KINDERGARTEN & NOW WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO 1ST GRADE!!

Have a wonderful summer!! I will miss all of you!!

Love, Mrs. Baker  

This Week in Kindergarten…

Reading: In reading this week, we had a lot of fun performing a reader’s theater!! The Kinders had so much fun, they want to do another play next week!!

Math: In math this week, we finished our last math unit of the year. We took our unit 5 math test. I am so proud of how much the Kinders have learned this year!!

American Symbols: We continued to learn about American symbols this week. The Kinders learned all about the bald eagles and also learned how to draw the white house! 

Fun in Kindergarten: We had a fun week in kindergarten!! It’s hard to believe our school year is coming to an end…to hard to think about!! 

 

Mystery Reader: Ivy’s mom came in her nurse’s uniform and taught us all about what nurses do! She also read us 3 books…we had so much fun listening to her read to us!!

Kindergarten Olympics: We had a fun-filled sunny day at our kindergarten olympics!! The kids, parents and teachers had so much fun playing games all morning!! Thank you to everyone for helping make our day such a success!!

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, June 4: Music; Countdown to Summer Day #1

Tuesday, June 5: Art; Countdown to Summer Day #2

Wednesday, June 6: STEAM; Countdown to Summer Day #3

Thursday, June 7: PE; Countdown to Summer Day # 4

Friday, June 8: Countdown to Summer Day # 5; Last day of Kindergarten…dismissal at 12:15

 

Kindergarten Olympics!!

Our big day is here tomorrow!! We are having our kindergarten olympics all morning tomorrow. Here are a few reminders to make the events go smoothly for your kinder…

  • Wear tennis shoes.
  • Apply sunscreen before coming to school.
  • Send your kinder with a water bottle labeled with their name (this will be going with them all morning).
  • We have morning snack of pretzels for them, just send an afternoon snack.
  • Send a home lunch and a drink. If your kinder still needs to order hot lunch, please email me to let me know. You are welcome to join us for a picnic lunch at 12:00!! We would love to have you come!! 
  • If you are volunteering to help, directions will be given at 8:45 am on the kindergarten playground. Games will begin at 9:00 am. 
  • In case of bad weather, the olympics will be cancelled. 
  • I will be giving all of the kinders a different colored bandana in the morning so that they will know what group they are in. 
  • Please remind your kinder that the kindergarten olympics are for fun!! We are going to be good sports and have a fun morning!!

Looking forward to a fun morning!!   

This Week in Kindergarten…

Reading: In reading this week, we practiced building our stamina as readers. The Kinders are getting really good at reading the whole time! We also practiced reading with partners…strengthening our Partner Power!

Writing: In writing this week, we finished our opinion writing. The Kinders practiced their opinion writing, by choosing their favorite pet to write about. They also made an opinion about Georgetown Elementary and wrote about it. The Kinders had a lot of fun trying 2 different kinds of mints and forming an opinion and writing about which they like best. Then, they wrote about it! We finished the week by the Kinders taking their writing test. We call this on-demand writing. For this on-demand writing, the Kinders had to write about their favorite restaurant and give their opinion on why it’s the best! 

Math: In math this week, we kept working on tiny tumblers, adding and subtracting, teen numbers and learning about greater and less. I’m very proud of how hard they are working on their math skills and how much they are learning! 

Split Lit: We practiced our reading skills during different split lit stations this week!

American Symbols: We started to learn about American symbols this week. We learned about the American Flag, the Bald Eagle and the Liberty Bell. We will continue to learn more American symbols next week. 

Red, White and Blue Day Fun! We had a lot of fun on Friday celebrating red, white and blue day! We played American symbol math games! The Kinders enjoyed red, white and blue popsicles, made adorable Flag headbands, waved mini American Flags and went on a parade around the school. We even had the 4th and 5th graders cheering for us as we walked by! 

 

UPCOMING DATES

MONDAY, MAY 28: MEMORIAL DAY, No School

TUESDAY, MAY 29: Music

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30: Art

THURSDAY, MAY 31: STEAM

FRIDAY, JUNE 1: PE;  KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS.  A fun morning of games with all of the kindergarteners!  Kinders will need to wear TENNIS SHOES…NO FLIP FLOPS, SANDALS OR CROCS PLEASE!  They will also need a WATER BOTTLE, LABELED WITH THEIR NAME!  Don’t forget the SUNSCREEN! Volunteers can arrive at 8:45 am for instructions. PARENTS & YOUNGER SIBLINGS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US FOR A PICNIC LUNCH ON THE PLAYGROUND IF IT FITS INTO YOUR SCHEDULE.  WE WILL BE EATING AROUND 12:00PM.  

FRIDAY, JUNE 8: Last Day of School. Dismissal at 12:15 pm.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend! 

~Mrs. Baker