Thursday, October 26, 2017

Center Time

Center Time is an important part of Kindergarten.  It is where we grow friendships, learn how to share, and be kind to each other.  We learn just as much playing together.  Please check out the video link.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fire Safety Week at PES

The firefighters came to speak to us last Tuesday about fire safety.  They want us to practice fire safety at home. Here is what they want us to remember.

  • Never play with matches, lighters, or candles.
  • Know the sound of the smoke alarms in your home.
  • In case of fire, get out fast and stay out!
  • Have a fire escape plan at home, with a meeting place.
  • Keep your bedroom door closed at night.
  • In a fire, crawl low under smoke.
  • If your clothes catch fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
  • Call 911 for an emergency.

Our special snack on Friday.  

The children had to follow directions to make their fire trucks.  They did a wonderful job.  

Monday, September 25, 2017

Apple Orchard

We had a wonderful trip to the apple orchard on Friday.  The children learned the life cycle of an apple from seed to apple.  We also learned that it only takes five days for the bees to pollinate the entire orchard.  The children got to pick apples from a tree saved just for us.  Then we headed back to the shop to see how the apples are cleaned and stored in the big refrigerator.  The last thing was we learned how apple cider was pressed and got to sample it.  Check out some of the pictures below.

Monday, September 18, 2017

School Bus Safety


Taking the bus for the first time is a big step for your child. Ms. Shelly talked to the whole school about bus safety and the kindergarten and pre-k got to practice crossing in front of the bus. Help your kids get a gold star by following these school bus safety tips.
The Hard Facts
School buses are the safest mode of motorized transportation for getting children to and from school, but injuries can occur if kids are not careful and aware when getting on and off the bus.

Top Tips for School Bus Safety

  1. Walk with your kids to the bus stop and wait with them until it arrives. Tell kids to stand at least three giant steps back from the curb as the bus approaches and board the bus one at a time.
  2. Teach kids to wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting off and never to walk behind the bus.
  3. If your child needs to cross the street after exiting the bus, he or she should take five giant steps in front of the bus, make eye contact with the bus driver and cross when the driver indicates it's safe. Teach kids to look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
  4. Instruct younger kids to use handrails when boarding or exiting the bus. Be careful of straps or drawstrings that could get caught in the door. If your children drop something, they should tell the bus driver and make sure the bus driver is able to see them before they pick it up.
  5. Drivers should always follow the speed limit and slow down in school zones and near bus stops. Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus.  
  6. Slow down and stop if you're driving near a school bus that is flashing yellow or red lights. This means the bus is either preparing to stop (yellow) or already stopped (red), and children are getting on or off.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Morse Mountain

The children did a wonderful job yesterday on the field trip.  I was so proud of the way they persevered during the long hike.  They did not give up.  They cheered on their classmates.  I saw lots of team work and friendships developing.  Here are a few pictures from the trip.  Check out the school's Facebook page for more.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pattern Block Designs

Here are a few of the designs that we created with our pattern blocks.  Sorry these did not get posted this weekend, but I had network issues at home.  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Just a Few Things

1.  Green Home/School folders should come to school everyday.  It is a way for me to safely get information to you and for you to get information to me.

2.  Bus Notes :  Please remember to send in a bus note with your child if there is a change in their normal schedule.  If there is a last minute change, please contact Mrs, Doran at 389-1514.

3.  Breakfast/ Lunch:  Please send in the breakfast/lunch slip with your child at the beginning of the week.  It helps me help your child know if they are getting school lunch.  It makes the classroom and lunch run more smoothly.

4.  Water Bottles:  I encourage the children to bring in water bottles.  We do not have a drinking fountain in our classroom and the one right out our door does not work consistently at a good pressure.  If they have them they are easier to access.