Thursday, August 26, 2010


What a GREAT Open House!!!  We had 14 children come to visit with their families.  Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to come.  It was great to meet all of you and for the children to show off the classroom. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


OH WOW!!  We had such a fun day today.  We painted with the color BLUE and did a great job.  We visited the computer lab and our behavior was wonderful.  All the children seem to understand the mouse and how to use the computer.  We will go to the computer lab every Tuesday and every fourth Friday.  We will learn how to go to another learning site this Friday.  We also have two computers in our classroom  to use during center time and down time.  We went to the  school garden and picked tomatoes, a bean, and a sunflower.  The most fun of all  was going into the chicken coop to see the chickens.  We will be getting new younger chicks in October, and next spring they will lay eggs.  The children got a chance to try out reading rotation today, where they went to different groups and centers.  We will be having this rotation daily.  We are off to a great start.  We have a wonderful bunch of boys and girls.  I'm thrilled that your child is in my class!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

First FULL day of Kindergarten!!

WOW!  Wow is all I can say.  I had a great day meeting the 20 new students in my classroom today.  I am extremely tired tonight, but I can say we had a GREAT first day!!!  The children were so enjoyable and eager to try to do everything we did.  I do think we are going to have a great class, and a great class equals a great year for everybody.  Today we were very busy learning names, playing with puzzles, playing with playdough, listening to stories, learning about math and the calendar, going through the lunch line, playing outside and learning to listen and follow classroom procedures.  Ask your child what they enjoyed best today and leave me a message and let me know.  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tomorrow is first day!!

I am so excited that we start kindergarten full-time tomorrow.  I am sure you and your child are too.  I have been working really hard in the classroom to get everything ready.  I have lots of fun and exciting things for us to do this year.  We will start off studying color words and how to read the words.  We will be learning a song that goes with each color.  Kindergarten is a fun and active learning time for your child.  Take the time to listen to what they learned at school and to look at the papers that they bring home each day.  I hope all of you received the card that I mailed you to welcome you to school.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Hi!!  I am so excited to start a new school year and to work with you and your child.  Kindergarten is a wonderful year of learning and experiencing new things.  I have taught school 26 years (10 years in First Grade, 10 years as a School Counselor(k-5) and the last 6 years in Kindergarten.  I absolutely love teaching and seeing children learn new things.  I have twin daughters(Kaitlyn and Kacie) that are in their second year of college.  They attend college at North Central College in Naperville, IL(which is 30 miles from Chicago); this fall they will be studying abroad in Canterbury England.  My daughters will come by during the school year to work with your kindergartener and get to know them.  You will probably hear a lot about them and about Chicago and England.  I like to read, walk, travel, play games, and crochet.  I also love working with my flowers and have a special fondness for cardinals.  I love life and learning; and I try to instill in your child the love of lifetime learning.  To succeed in life you must be a lifetime learner!!  My favorite colors is yellow and I love cats(even though I don't have one now because I'm living in an apartment.  Please feel free to leave comments and tell me more about you!!