Parent Survey


If you have not done so already, please take a moment to fill out the following surveyParent/Child Survey

This survey is intended to help me get to know your child better and make their transition as smooth as possible. A big “thank you” to many of you that have filled it out already! Looking forward to getting to know all about your sweet Kinder! 

Kindergarten Open House is Tuesday, August 20 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 explore our classroom and to pick up important papers for school. 

This is a perfect time to bring in any supplies you have purchased for school.  It will help your Kinder have a lighter backpack on the first day of school!

Items you may want to bring include:

  • Clean (velcro are helpful) gym shoes, labeled with your child’s name or initials (these shoes will be kept inside of your child’s cubby in our classroom for gym days)
  • School supplies (see earlier postings)
  • $1 donation for monthly popcorn.  One Friday/month the PTC provides popcorn for all students.  Donations help to make this possible.  

I can’t wait to see you all! Please know siblings are welcome to attend.  Our Open House is a come and go as you please style.  There is no “formal” agenda to our Open House time.  This is an exciting time for all!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jbaker4@hpseagles.net.

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 … things we will need for kindergarten:

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

*1 inch 3 ring binder – any color

*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

*Graham crackers – for when the 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!

Playground Fun!

Playground 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 15 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 31 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tuesday, August 6 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 Mrs. Baker’s Kindergarten Classroom!

You are most likely 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 and at our summer playdates!

Take Care & Happy Summer … Mrs. Baker

This Last Week in Kindergarten…

Monday…our search for Lucky!

On Monday, we looked all around the school for our class stuffed friend, Lucky! We searched inside and outside and finally found him on the slide! We each got to take a turn riding down the slide with Lucky! 

Tuesday…Kindergarten ROCKS!

On Tuesday, we talked about the fun things we’ve done in kindergarten and decided that…kindergarten rocks! We painted rocks as a keepsake of our fun-filled year together! 

Wednesday…friendship bracelets! 

On Wednesday, we made friendship bracelets to remember each of our friends this year! Each Kinder got to choose their favorite color bead and everyone put that friends favorite color bead on their bracelet. Of course, we had to add beads that say I LOVE K! They turned out so cute!

Thursday…ice cream day!

On Thursday, we celebrated all of the Georgetown Kindergarteners by having an ice cream party! We ate ice cream together on the playground. We even added sprinkles on our ice cream…yum!!

Friday…the end of our year together!

On Friday, we had fun just being together! We read some of our favorite books, watched a Berenstain Bear video (our favorite from this year), got together with our bus buddies for one last time and made a friend “ship” craft. The Kinders know so much about each other and were able to fill their ship with words about each other! 

It is with tears in my eyes that I’m doing my final blog post for this school year! It has truly been an honor and a pleasure to teach each of your precious children! Thank you so much for sharing them with me! I have learned so much from each of them! Thank you for being so supportive in every way, I appreciate it greatly! I hope you enjoy the Kindergarten Memories DVD…there are a lot of fun memories in there! Please keep in touch and have a fun-filled Summer!!

~Mrs. Baker

Coming Home Today…

In your Kinder’s folder today, you will find two Summer packets. One of the packets is a Summer reading packet with calendars to color when they read. The other is a Summer workbook packet. This packet has different skills for them to work on over the Summer! Happy Learning!!

This Week in Kindergarten…

Butterflies…

We let our butterflies go this week! The Kinders were excited when they came to school Monday morning and saw the butterflies sitting on a piece of watermelon and flying around in their butterfly garden. Monday afternoon, we let the butterflies fly. We said, “Bye bye butterfly” as they flew away. Some of the Kinders had fun writing stories this week about our butterflies too! 

H Brothers…

We learned about the H brothers. There names are: Sherman, Charlie, Theo, Phil and Whit. We learned the sounds that each of the brothers make then we practiced sorting words that begin and end in these sounds. The Kinders did a great job!

Literacy Stations…

We practiced our literacy skills this week with some fun literacy stations! The Kinders love this time of day!

Math…

We took our very last math test in kindergarten. The Kinders worked so hard! I’m so proud of them!

Kindergarten Olympics…

Wow!! What a fun-filled day!! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who helped to make this fun day possible, we couldn’t do it without you!! Thank you also to all of the parents and grandparents that came to watch the olympics and/or have lunch with their sweet kindergartener!! The Kinders had so much fun and were so tired in the afternoon. Enjoy these cute pictures of the kids having fun…

UPCOMING DATES

Monday, June 3: Gym; kindergarten fun day 1!

Tuesday, June 4: Art; kindergarten fun day 2!

Wednesday, June 5: STEAM; kindergarten fun day 3!

Thursday, June 6: Music; kindergarten fun day 4! Please email me if your kinder would like a sack lunch from the hot lunch program on the last day of school. 

Friday, June 7: Musickindergarten fun day 5! Last Day of School. Fast Friday (Early Release Dismiss at 12:15)

~Have a wonderful weekend!!  Mrs. Baker

Olympics Tomorrow!!

Our Kindergarten Olympics are being held tomorrow, Friday, May 31.   Hooray!!

Here are a few reminders:

  • *Parent volunteers are asked to be on the Kindergarten playground at 8:45 a.m. for instructions.  Games should be finished around 12:00. Please stop at the office prior to this time for a name tag!
  • *Don’t forget to wear tennis shoes, shorts, and t-shirts.  We will be running and playing lots of games.  NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS PLEASE!!
  • *Please send a home lunch or plan to have your Kinder order a lunch.  We will be eating a picnic lunch as a class. at 11:45am-12:00pm ish.  Parents and younger siblings are welcome to join us for a picnic lunch on our playground.
  • *Please send a water bottle with your kinder’s name clearly marked on the outside.  It is going to be WARM and we will want to stay hydrated during our games.
  • *Apply sunscreen BEFORE coming to school.  If you want to send it with your Kinder you may with a note allowing me to apply it.
  • *Please send ONE backpack snack for the afternoon.  The kinder teachers are supplying pretzels for the morning snack.
  • *Volunteering parents please dress in comfy active clothes.  You will be walking around with the kinders helping them play the games.  If you want to take along a lunch so that you can join us…you are welcome.

We can’t wait to enjoy a fun-filled morning with all our kindergarten classrooms!!  Let the games begin!!

This Week in Kindergarten…

Math: During math this week, we learned more about greater than, less than and equal numbers. The Kinders are doing a great job with this! We also practiced addition and subtraction facts, they are doing more and more independently and are doing amazing! 

Writing: This week during writing, we wrote our final opinion writing piece. The Kinders practiced giving their opinions about what their favorite restaurant is, telling two reasons why it’s their favorite and giving a closing sentence. 

Reading: During reading this week, we practiced reading about American symbols and then answering comprehension questions that matched what we read. It was fun to watch them learn about the U.S.A.

Literacy Centers: During our literacy centers this week, the Kinders practiced many different skills. They wrote lists of friends, wrote about their favorite thing in school, did a color by sight word, colored and put in order the life cycle of the butterfly, read books and worked on the h brothers. 

Mystery Reader: Kennedy was so surprised when her mom, dad and little sister came through the door. Her mom and dad both read a book to the class. It was fun to have them visit our classroom! We love mystery readers!

Mystery Reader: Kylee was thrilled when her mom came to our classroom to read this week too! She read us a fun book called There Was an Odd Prince Who Swallowed a Pea. It was a fun story! 

American Symbols: On Friday, we had some fun learning more about American symbols. The Kinders looked so cute in their red, white and blue! 

Show and Tell: The Kinders LOVED sharing their show and tell item with the class! It was fun for them to take turns sharing something special to them. Everyone had fun listening to others share!

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 27: No School – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28: Gym

Wednesday, May 29: Art

Thursday, May 30: STEAM

Friday, May 31: Music; Kindergarten Olympics! 

KINDERGARTEN OLYMPICS: I can’t wait for our fun morning of games with all of the kindergarteners! Please send your Kinder in tennis shoes, it will be much easier for them to have fun in. Please send a water bottle labeled with their name on it. Don’t forget the sunscreen…if we have sun. Volunteers  should arrive at 8:45 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! Looking forward to a fun-filled morning!

Friday, June 7: Last day of school – dismissal at 12:15 pm.

Last week, my son Corey graduated from Hudsonville High School. It was such a special night! I am excited to say he is going to college in the Fall to study to be a special education teacher! I’m so proud of him…I had to share a couple of pictures with you!