The World According to Humphrey
After spending his whole life at Pet-O-Rama, Humphrey has a new home. In Room 26, Humphrey has met a wonderful substitute teacher, Ms. Mac, and a classroom full of spirited students who talk to him and take care of him. All was great until Mrs. Brisbane returned. Mrs. Brisbane does not like hamsters. In fact, she despises them. Luckily, he still has the students to take care of him during the day and on weekends. At night, he has Aldo, the night custodian, who sometimes gets lonely. Will Humphrey be able to help Aldo? You better read to find out!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Believe it or not the second set of parent teacher conferences is coming up! Conferences begin the week of January 30th Please send back the sign up form as soon as you are able to fill it in. If you lost your copy you can always download a new one under the Assignments tab.
Junior Great Books
During lunch on Fridays beginning January 22nd the PTO offers students an excellent reading group called Junior Great Books. Students read a common story and then share their opinions and have discussions facilitated by parent volunteers. This is a great opportunity for students to meet other students in their grade level as well as connect with great literature. The best part is that it is FREE! Download the registration form here.
Upcoming Field Trip
We are going on a field trip! Tuesday December 13th we will travel to the Shedd Aquarium. During the first trimester the kindergarten grade level has been investigating water for our science unit. As a culminating activity we are venturing to the Shedd Aquarium. During our tour of the Shedd we will explore the many plants and animals that live in and near water. We will also have the opportunity to have a class taught by a Shedd guide. We will discover what makes a home a habitat, both in nature and at Shedd. We will meet live animals, examine their homes and compare and contrast habitats in ecosystems around the world. Get the permission slip here!
School Wide Book Drive
We're launching a book drive, BOUND 4 SUCCESS, this week with book collection to begin on October 31st.
Our goal is 1000 books. Please see the attached flyer. Thank you for your support with this exciting event.
Reading Unit Wrap Up and Kevin Henkes Author Study
In our Kindergarten class we have been working on a reading unit about Families. This Friday we will share about our own families. Please send in a photograph of your child with their family as well as a story of your family. Maybe it was a fun vacation or about the day you moved.
For the past month we have been working on an Author Study of Kevin Henkes. We have read all of his mouse books and we are doing fun mouse activities. One story we read was called Chrysanthemum about a girl who has a perfect name, but gets teased at school. Please send in the story of how your child got their very own name. If you need another copy of the letter I sent home please check the assignments tab.
Special Area Teachers
Hi Parents! Please check out the websites and blogs for our Special Area Teachers.
Mrs. Karia Music
Ms. Poleski Spanish
Mr. Williams Gym
Mr. Kristopher Art
Hello Parents! Just a reminder that every Monday I will put up the Homework and Fridge Facts under the assignments tab. Please let me know if you having trouble finding them.
This Friday we will have our Kindergarten hearing screening.
Picture Day is Monday September 19th. Please send your order in if you have not yet.
Enjoy your week!
Open House Tonight September 7th!
Open house is tonight from 6-8:30. I hope to see all of you there.
Permanent Specials Schedule
Monday Art and Library
Tuesday Music, Spanish and Computer Lab
Wednesday: Gym and Spanish
Thursday: Gym, Spanish and Computer lab
Friday: Music and Spanish
For a word document and printer friendly version of the schedule please click here.
Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year!
Kindergarten is a wonderful place to be and I am so excited to begin this wonderful adventure with you and your family.
Please read the welcome letter for this year.