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September 13, 2019

Another week has come and go and we are settling nicely into our new “work” routine!
We finished up our first book in our Happily Ever After Program and will be moving on next week with the story, “The Three Bears”. We did lots of work this week with our letter “R” by making rainbow fish (on display in the classroom- make sure to check it out!), rockets, a race car track and making a picture of a man raking fall leaves! It has been a busy week, but the kids did a great job keeping up. They all even got to go to the treasure chest today because they all did so well!
We had our first mystery reader this week and the kids loved it! They loved putting their heads down and seeing who it was and loved getting to learn more about airplanes! I also introduced our class pet, Tommy the Turtle, today and sent him home with our first friend! What an exciting day!
I hope to see you all at the East Cobber Parade tomorrow, at 10:00 and cheer on Wood Acres, as it is our first year in the parade! Ms. Hannah and I, along with lots of other Wood Acres staff, will be in the parade! And do make sure to come by on Sunday from 2-4 to help us celebrate Wood Acres 50th birthday and to celebrate constitution day! There will be dessert trucks, a concert and lots and lots of fun and laughs- make sure not to miss it! The kids were sent home with a red shirt today for them to wear on Sunday! Hooray to 50 years!!
Thank you all so much for celebrating this wonderful moment with us!

Hope to see you all this weekend!!

September 6 2019

Happy Friday!

We had a busy week this week starting our pre-reading program, Happily Ever After! The kids heard learned their first letter, M on Tuesday and heard the first story, Little Red Riding Hood on Wednesday. They did such a great job this week with the letter M! This week, they were introduced to morning work, where they will do an activity involving the letter of the week. The kids did such a great job remembering to complete it first thing before going to play! We made many crafts to go along with the letter M including masks, marshmallow monsters and Mud Puddles! We celebrated the end of our first letter by enjoying some “Monster Mix” full of fun snacks and treats! We also did a fun activity in the Beaker Jr. (science lab) involving some floating M&M’s! I’ve been so proud of how hard they’ve been working this week. It is a big change from our 3’s program, but the kids did a fabulous job!
We will continue with our Little Red Riding Hood story next week. We will be doing more listening activities and coloring activities involving that story. Thank you so much for keeping an eye out for that letter bag as well! The kids really have fun guessing what is in the bag. Make sure to check for the little card inside the letter bag next week, as we will be leaving M behind and starting a new letter!
We also celebrated our first birthday this year, Nikhil! The children loved celebrating Nikhil, but I think they enjoyed the cookie cake the best!
Please be on the lookout for conference sheets going home next week! Conferences are held on September 23rd and 24th. There will be no school or treehouse those days, so please plan accordingly. If you aren’t able to make conferences or plan to be out of town that week, please let me know!
Has for now, I hope you all have a nice weekend!

August 30 2019

Week two is in the books! Thank you all so much for coming out to parent night last night! I hope all your questions were answered!
I can’t believe we are already wrapping up our second week. This week, we focused our review on shapes and colors. We completed many crafts, including shape monsters, trains where they had to match the shapes and a teddy bear paper puzzle.
Next week we will be starting with our first story and first letter in our Happily Ever After pre-reading program, Little Red Riding Hood. I am so excited to get going with our curriculum! I know the kids will really enjoy it too! We will also start our first math unit, “What Are Numbers?”. We will be focusing on working with numbers 1-10 for the next few weeks.
We also met our Book Buddies this week! We are book buddies with Mrs. Littleton’s second grade classroom! At least once a month, we will meet with our book buddies to do fun activities like crafts, play games and read books! Ask your child if they remember their book buddies name!
Next week I will also be starting the Letter Bag and starting Tommy the Turtle, so please be on the lookout for those!
Thank you again for helping our classroom run so smoothly these first few weeks. I know the transition from summer to school can be tough, but it sure seemed easy with this bunch of kids.

Welcome Back to School!

I can’t believe that we are already finishing our first week of school! The kids have been so excited to see all of their friends and even meet a few new ones too!
We have been busy learning our new routines and figuring out how our classroom works. I’m so happy to report that the children are doing a wonderful job! They all remember to grab their folders, lunches and waters and remember where they go! I’ve been so proud of them- I hope you are too!
Academically, this has been a review week. We have been practicing cutting, gluing and coloring! We will continue to review all next week too, working with numbers and shapes. Soon enough, we will be starting our Happily Ever After program, along with our math program, Big Math for Little Kids. I will be going in depth about these programs during parent night next week!
Parent night will be Thursday, August 29th from 6:30-7:30. It is there where I can answer any questions you might have and where we can talk more in-depth about what you can expect from this year. I look forward to seeing you all there!
I hope you all have a relaxing weekend!

Welcome!

It’s time to begin a new school year. Whether you are a new family or a legacy one, we warmly welcome you to this special community that is Wood Acres. You are an important part of our 50th school year and we cannot wait to celebrate with you!

This blog is where you will find all kinds of information from your teachers and we hope you will visit it often. Please mark your calendars for these important upcoming dates:

• School Forms Due – Thursday, August 7
Student Profile 2019-2020
Tree House Parent School Agreement 2019-2020
Publicity Release 2019-2020
Authorization for Medication (If applicable) 2019-2020
Updated Immunization Form (Form 3231 from your doctor)

• Meet and Greet – Sunday, August 18
Drop in anytime from 2 – 4 pm.
Visit your child’s classroom, meet the teachers, collect supplies, and stop by the office to say hello.
Purchase plush navigator stuffed animals and spirit wear under the portico by the main office to raise money for the 8th grade capstone Spain adventure. Don’t miss it!

• First Day of School – Monday, August 19
Car lines open at the following times and our wonderful teaching assistants will help your children from the car and into the classroom
 2 year old program – 8:50 am
 3 year old program – 8:35 am
 4 year old program – 8:50 am
We are happy for you to walk your child to his/her classroom on the first day. Please keep in mind that it is important to be consistent in your drop off routine.

Morning Tree House is available at 7:00 am on the first day of school if you have pre-registered. You will need to walk your child inside to attend Tree House. Tree House will be located in the following buildings:
 2’s and 3’s – Button Cottage
 4’s – Few Cottage

• 2, 3, and 4 year old Parent Orientation Meetings – Thursday August 29
6:30 – 7:30 pm (in your child’s classroom)
Parent night is a night for parents to learn more about curriculum, ask questions, and sign up to volunteer.
Thank you for your attention to all of this and for choosing Wood Acres as your child’s academic home.

We are so glad you are here and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Kindness is golden

Happy Friday and Happy March!

We were busy busy bees this week! Not only did we start a new story in our Happily Ever After program, but we also celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday, did science experiments, decorated for March with some St. Patrick’s Day decor and finished a math unit all the while learning about the letter V!

This weeks new story is called Peter and the Wolf and the kids did an awesome job at answering all the comprehension questions at the end! We had 100% participation from all the students! We will continue to work with this story for the next two weeks and will go further into exploring this story.

Our letter this week was “V” and we were able to come up with 35 V words! We made vases with flowers, volcano’s with puffy paint (shaving cream and glue) and ended our week by making an instant volcano out of vinegar, baking soda and red food dye! It was a blast (no pun intended)! I sent home the directions in their blue folders today letting you know how you can make it at home too!

We ended every day this week reading a Dr. Seuss’s book to celebrate his birthday! We even water-colored some socks to go along with the Dr. Seuss book “Fox in Socks”.

Next week we will work with the letter “Z”!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Valentines Week!

Happy Friday everyone! The kids had a really fun week exchanging valentines, playing bingo and meeting with their book buddies to exchange valentines!

In Happily Ever After, we started a new story “The Tug of War”. It is a story about a clever turtle, tricking an elephant and hippo into thinking that he is stronger than them. Feel free to ask your child about the story!

Our letter this week was W and “WOW” did we find a lot of W words! We ended our week with 75 words on our board! We made a walrus flip book, a windmill ( this is be displayed in our room) and we did lots of watercoloring!

We did lots and lots of math this week, focusing on shorter, taller, longer, smaller, heavier and lighter. One of our activities this week was giving your child an object (i.e a marker) and telling them to find either something that is heavier or lighter than the marker. They did a great job finding different objects all through the classroom! This would be an easy one to do at home too! They really loved playing this game!

A few reminders for the upcoming week:
2/18: No School- Presidents Day
2/19, 2/20: No School- Parent Conferences

*If you do not remember the time we scheduled or if something has come up where you won’t be able to attend, please let me know! I will be more than happy to tell you your scheduled time/ reschedule for you!

I hope you all have a great long weekend and I will see you all next week for conferences!!

Crazy, fun week!

What a crazy crazy week we’ve had! From having a snow day on Tuesday, celebrating the 100th day of school on Thursday and then Mad about Mittens on Friday, we were able to pack it all in while still learning about our letter U!

This week we made upside- umbrellas, underlife sea-life and underwater coloring sheets! Next week, we move to the letter H. We also move onto our next story next week, The Tug of War!

We also celebrated the 100th day of school this week! Yes, 100 days- it really has flown by! We had such a fun time making our crowns, giving out certificates, making lists of 100 things that we would love to have and 100 things we would not love!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the donations of the mittens! They will be donated to must-ministries this weekend. The kids loved having you all here to complete all the fun activities that you can do with mittens. They couldn’t stop talking about it!

To end this crazy, fun week, we broke out the shaving cream and played it, making shapes, writing our names and just being silly. Lots of the kids were saying “This was the best day ever and we didn’t even play!!”. It warms my heart knowing they all had such a great day!

Please be on the lookout next week for conference papers going home. That’s right- it is already that time of year again. Conferences will be held 2/19 and 2/20.

As always, thank you for participating in our class and we hope you have a great weekend!!

Open House Reminder

Good Morning everyone and Happy Wednesday!

I wanted to send a quick reminder that Open House will be THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019 from 2-4!

This is a great opportunity to check out the Kindergarten classrooms and teachers! Even if you are leaning towards public school, I still encourage all to come and meet the teachers! As you all know, I spent my first two years here at Wood Acres in the Kindergarten classrooms and I absolutely loved my time in there. Come and learn about the curriculum and about their reading program, The Superkids! It is such a great program for the kids to learn about reading in an interactive and fun way!

I hope to see you all on Sunday!!

Fun Filled Friday!

Happy Friday to all! We had a fun filled day with a mystery reader to start our day and a birthday celebration to end our day!

This week we continued with our Nightingale story and worksheets focusing on words like first, night and last. We will be finishing up this story next week and moving on to our next until the first week of February!

Our letter this week was J! We had a fun time making jellyfish and jellybean jars! I loved having all the kids think of “J” words all week long and some even brought in a list of words from home! Next week we will move onto the letter “K”!

We continued with math this week focusing on AB patterns. First we worked with cubed blocks and then we moved onto a fun game of number hopscotch where the kids were able to come up with there own number AB pattern! We will continue working with patterns!

Please be on the lookout for an email from the school about openings in our afterschool clubs! Bach to Rock is still open (Thursdays 3-4).

I am still missing quite a few Mad About Mittens RSVPs. Please get those to me ASAP so we know how many special treats to get!!

Finally, there will be NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, JANUARY 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

This Matters At Wood Acres.

  • High Expectations For Teaching And Learning

  • Strong Instructional Leadership

  • Safe Learning Environment For Everyone

  • Positive And Welcoming School Climate

  • Valuing Time On Task For Mastery

  • Close Home School Partnerships