Ms. Bethanie's Classroom

October 27, 2014

October 27th

Filed under: 2014-2015 — Bethanie Smith @ 12:01 pm

Hello Parents:
Curriculum:
We are having an excellent time exploring the Fall/Autumn season. We are excited to go on our first field trip to Eden’s Place this Friday, October 31st! If you have not turned in your permission slip and donation, please do so ASAP! We still have a few more morning slots available for chaperones if anyone is interested in assisting us on the field trip.  Remember all children are to arrive at Ray by 9:00 am and picked up promptly at 12:30.

Housekeeping:
We want to thank Katie (Brendan’s mom) for the awesome playdough! The children are thoroughly enjoying it! As a reminder Zehra (Ahmet’s mom) will be making the playdough on November 3rd and Candice (Charlotte’s mom) will be making the playdough for  November 17th! Please remember to give these mom’s a special thanks for helping out the classroom!

Dates to Remember:

October:

31st- Field Trip to Eden’s Place

November:

7th- No School for students
11th- No School- Veteran’s Day
12th- No School- Parent Conferences
13 LSC mtg
25th- Pre-K Parent & Child Activity in the Cafeteria (More Information coming soon)
26th, 27th, 28th- No School Thanksgiving

October 14, 2014

October 13, 2014

Filed under: 2014-2015 — Bethanie Smith @ 7:26 am

Curriculum

Please remember  to donate small (the more unique looking the better) gourds for our scientific exploration this week. We would really appreciate any cool looking gourd that you could donate to our classroom.  We will continue to explore apples this week.  Be sure to ask your child what “pips” are also called!  Hopefully the weather will be dry enough next week to go on nature walks and begin t collect and explore leaves.

Housekeeping

Please be sure to dress your child in warmer clothes (be sure their spare clothes in their cubby are also warm clothes).  Please be sure to check your child’s mailbox and fill out the field trip form as soon as possible.  If you would like to volunteer please let us know.  We are asking for at least 6 or 7 parents from each session to join us.  Our First field trip is Friday, October 31st to Eden’s Place Pumpkin Patch (more details to follow, please keep an eye out for the field trip permission form in your child’s mailbox. We will leave Ray school shortly after 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately 12:30. Please be here on time, we will not wait for you. It is unfair to delay the entire trip for the other children and the other classrooms. There will no regular afternoon class. All 40 students will arrive at school at 9:00 a.m. and should be picked up at 12:30.

If you would like to volunteer to make play dough for the next week (October 20th) please sign up on the calendar (we will need new batches of play dough every 2 weeks or so, please sign up if you would like to make the play dough and donate it to the classroom.  I have a recipe for large batches (it is the perfect amount for our class) that I will gladly share with you if you need a recipe.

Dates to Remember

October 31st- Eden’s Place Field Trip

November 7th- No School

November 11th- No School

November 12th- Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014

Filed under: 2014-2015 — Bethanie Smith @ 7:16 am

Hello Parents:
Curriculum:
We have begun our Fall/Autumn topic of study. We are asking children to bring in their favorite apple (red, yellow, or green) by Wednesday, October 8th. We will be conducting our taste testing activity on Thursday, October 9th. The week of October 13th we are asking for parents to donate small (the more unique looking the better) gourds for our scientific exploration. We would really appreciate any cool looking gourd that you could donate to our classroom.
Our First field trip is Friday, October 31st to Eden’s Place Pumpkin Patch (more details to follow, please keep an eye out for the field trip permission form in your child’s mailbox. We will leave Ray school shortly after 9:00 a.m. and return at approximately 12:30. Please be here on time, we will not wait for you. It is unfair to delay the entire trip for the other children and the other classrooms. There will no regular afternoon class. All 40 students will arrive at school at 9:00 a.m. and be picked at 12:30.
Housekeeping:
I will be out of the classroom on Wednesday and Friday of this week. We are scheduled to have Ms. Byas one or both of the days, or Ms. Allen. Both substitutes have been in our classroom and have a great rapport with the children.
Here are a few field trip guidelines that I am asking all parents to follow:
On field trip days we ask that all parents bring their child into the classroom and pick them up from the field trip in the classroom. DO NOT meet us at the bus upon our return to Ray School. Please wait outside the classroom door as if it was a regular day. It is too hectic and unsafe to pick up your child from the bus. If you will be attending the field trip with us, I ask that you help with your child and I will most likely assign you other children to chaperone while on the trip. Thank you in advance for all of your help!

Please be sure to fill out the volunteer packet if you would like join us. Parents are required to be finger printed/background checks if parents volunteer 10 hours or more, OR volunteer one-on-one with a child. If you do not plan on volunteering more than 10 hours per week (that is basically most of the preschool week) we simply ask that you fill out the first couple of pages of the volunteer pack. Please see me for more details.

We are asking children to not wear costumes to school on the 31st in lieu of a Halloween or Harvest celebration, we will be attending the field trip that day. If your child wears a costume I will request that they remove it and change into a spare change of clothes.
Dates to Remember:
October 8th –Walk/Bike to school day
October 13th- No School- Columbus Day
October 31st- Field Trip to Eden’s Place

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