May 15, 2019: Smile because it happened!!

1st Day of School!
August 20, 2018

Last Day of School!
May 15, 2019

What a wonderful journey this has been. 🙂 Each year I truly believe that my students teach me more than I could ever teach them. I will never take that for granted. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of your lives and I can’t wait to see all of the amazing things my Beginner friends do in life. They are forever “my babies” and I am so proud of each of them. Thank you for your support of our school and I look forward to many more years of learning and growing together!

May 14, 2019: Free Choice Favorites!

Today our Super Summer Surprise was one final exploration time of Free Choice Favorites! Beginners made a list during morning meeting of some of their favorite centers from our school year and we filled our classroom with fun! it is hard to believe that tomorrow is our final day together in the classroom!

Topics To Chat About:

  • What did you choose for Free Choice Favorites?
  • Are you getting excited for summer break?
  • Did you paint with the watercolor paint made from sad markers?
  • Tell me what you played or who you played with outside at recess.
  • Did you enjoy the picture books written by our 3rd grade friends?
  • How many more days of school do you have? (2!)

Look What Beginners Did Today!

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May 13, 2019: Super Science Bubbles with Professor Powers!

Happy last Monday from Beginners! We enjoyed our final STEAM Super Science time with Professor Powers with one of our favorites…BUBBLES! Professor has always been known for his amazing bubble solution and bubble wands. It was the perfect morning to explore what happens when the wind hits the bubble wands and the bubbles begin to form.

Topics To Chat About:

  • Is this your last Monday in Beginners?
  • How many more days of school do you have? (3!)
  • Did you make amazing bubbles with Professor Powers?
  • Tell me about the My Big World magazine. What are 2 ways you can stay safe in the sun this summer?
  • Did you play with some new exploration toys from PreK today?

Look What Beginners Did Today!

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May 9, 2019: Show & Tell

“Look what I have!” It was a wonderful day for Show & Tell. Beginners used their amazing presentation skills to tell one another all about their interesting item and why it is special to them.

Topics To Chat About:

  • Tell me about Show & Tell. What did your friends bring to share?
  • Are you making your mommy a super surprise for Mother’s Day?
  • Did you see your Raven Buddy today for the last time? Tell me what you love about your buddy?
  • Are you looking forward to Culture Day tomorrow?
  • Are you getting excited for summer break?

May 7, 2019: Wonderful Grandparents’ Day!!

What a fantastic morning with all of our Grandfriends! Pictures speak louder than words. 🙂

See you tomorrow for LATE START, 9:15!

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May 6, 2019: Wonderful Classroom Celebration!!

Thank you so much for being a part of our school day! I am so proud of each Beginner and I know they loved being able to have you here with them. It has been an amazing school year and we are going to have a blast these last few days together!

Thank you for all that you do to support our school!!

 

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May 3, 2019: ABC Party!

It is a beautiful, busy day in Beginners! We are working hard to prepare the classroom for our Classroom Celebration on Monday and Grandparents’ Day on Tuesday. We are so excited to have you as our guest!

Super Summer Countdown: ABC Party!

We enjoyed an awesome ABC party at Mrs. Kimmons’s ABC Spa this afternoon. We talked about how becoming letter experts will help us become word experts, reading experts, and storytelling experts. We got to relax and enjoy the super readers from Super Why! for a reading adventure.

Then, we were super lucky to finish our day making wishlists at the Book Fair. These lists will be available next week for shopping fun!

Topics To Chat About:

  • Did you enjoy the ABC Party at Mrs. Kimmons’s ABC Spa? What was your favorite part of Super Why?
  • Tell me some of the books you found at the Book Fair.
  • Are you excited for the Classroom Celebration and Grandparents’ Day next week?
  • Did you see Mrs. Chindlund today?
  • Where did you eat lunch today? Did you have an indoor picnic?

May 2, 2019: If You Give A Beginner A Donut

If you give a Beginner a donut…! Today we read yet another circle story from our author, Laura Numeroff. While we read If You Give A Dog A Donut we talked about the story sequence. What happened first, next, then, last. After our story we had a super special donut snack to help get us ready to be writers! Beginners worked with Mrs. Kimmons through a shared writing exploration and together we composed the story If You Give A Beginner A Donut. Each student contributed to the story and we are proud to share it with you. Enjoy!

If You Give A Beginner A Donut

By The Summit Beginners

Inspired by the story If You Give A Dog A Donut

If you give a Beginner a donut, they will ask you for some banana juice. (Vedanshi) They will drink the juice and it will remind them of a movie. (Gunnar) They will want to watch Star Wars because BB8 starts with the same letter as banana. (Camp) They will start a little fake battle but really they are friends and give each other hugs. (Jenson) The hugs will make them feel happy and they will want to play with their family. (Leena) The family will go to Chuck E. Cheese and play with blue cars. (Hudson) They will remember it is their birthday at Chuck E. Cheese so they will want to eat a birthday cake with candles. (Olivia) The family also wants to climb up the ladder and go down the slides. (Aarush) Playing on the slides will make them very thirsty and they will want some banana juice. (Eden) And chances are, if you give the Beginners some banana juice they will want a donut to go with it!

Super Summer Countdown: Recess with Mr. G!

Be sure to ask your Beginner about the awesome recess we had with Mr. G. There were squeals of joy and laughter playing with our Summit friends.

This afternoon we popped the 9 balloon to find that tomorrow will be our ABC PARTY! 🙂

Topics To Chat About:

  • Tell me about the special snack from Mrs. Kimmons! Did you have a donut?!
  • Let’s read your shared writing story together! What part did you add to the story?
  • Did you have recess with Mr. G today? Did the Landcrab get you? 🙂
  • Did you see your Raven Buddy?
  • Are you excited to show your portfolio to your parents and grandparents?
  • Did you have new friends in your class today? Tell me about them.

Look What Beginners Did Today!

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May 1, 2019: Super Summer Countdown!

Super Summer Countdown

Today kicks off our official Super Summer Countdown! Beginning today we will pop one balloon each day to see what our special super summer surprise will be for the next day. Just before rest time Beginners were so excited to pop the #10 balloon to find out that tomorrow we will have recess with Mr. G! Stay tuned each day to see what is coming next!

Library Visit – Summer Reading Program

This morning Ms. Michelle and her friend Mr. Joe cam to visit us from the Library Center. They were here to tell us all about the summer reading program! This awesome opportunity kicks off on May 17th and I would like to encourage EVERY Beginner to take part in this program. All you need to do is go by the library to pick up the game card or you can register online. You will keep track of your reading time and then earn amazing prizes throughout the summer. It is SO important that Beginner friends are reading all summer long so that they can keep their “school brain” active and growing in preparation for PreK.

Important Dates in May

The calendar has officially flipped to the last month of our school year…crazy! I will do my best to keep you informed of the many upcoming events but please be sure to carefully read all Summit emails and Remind messages.

Monday, May 6th: Classroom Celebration – 12:30-1:00
Tuesday, May 7th: Grandparents’ Day – 9:00-11:00 – Early out day. All students leave at 11:00
Wednesday, May 8th: Late Start – 9:15
Wednesday, May 15th: Last day in the classroom
Thursday, May 16th: Field Day – Early out 11:30 – Parents are encouraged to attend!
Thursday, May 16th: 3rd Trimester Progress Reports emailed home
Friday, May 17th: Happy Summer Break!! 🙂

Topics To Chat About:

  • Did you see Ms. Michelle from the Library Center this morning?
    • What books would you like to read over the summer?
  • Did you have any mail in the Beginner mailbox today?
  • Tell me about the Super Summer Countdown! What was in the #10 balloon?
  • Did you read a story about a mouse and a cookie today?
  • Are you getting ready for your music concert?
  • Have you been helping Mrs. Kimmons finish your portfolio?

April 29, 2019: Monday!

Happy Monday! After today we only have 2 more Mondays together! We have officially declared ourselves letter experts and will be once again reviewing all of the letters and letter sounds. We are also going to be  putting on the final touches for our parent and grandparent celebrations next week. We are busy bees in Beginners! Be sure your calendar is marked to be here Monday, May 6th at 12:30 for our final Classroom Celebration! Also, if you have not already done so, make sure you fill out the Google form to let us know who will be visiting us next Tuesday, May 7th for Grandparents Day!

Topics To Chat About:

  • What is your class job this week?
    • Line Leader: Hudson
    • Door Holder: Olivia
    • Caboose: Jenson
    • Attendance: Juwairiah
    • Calendar: Leena
    • Weather: Vedanshi
    • Library: Ava
    • Teacher Helper: Eden
    • Vacation: Gunnar
  • Did you have a focus letter this week? (No, we are letter experts now!)
  • What is your favorite letter and what sound does it make?
  • Did you see Professor Powers for super science?
    • Tell me about the microscope!
    • What did you see on the slides?
  • Tell me about your finger painting!

Look What Beginners Did Today!

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