Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone is having a great time off. We return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Thank you for all the nice cards and gifts. I feel very blessed to have your child in my class this school year!! See you in 2012!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

What fun we are having in December!

We had a GREAT time on Friday making gingerbread houses. We will be doing a lot of other fun activities with gingerbread in school. Our class is going to sing at the retirement home on Friday, please send back the permission slip by Thursday. All gifts for the party need to be at school by Dec. 16. Our party will be on Dec. 21 at 8:30 am. and kindergarten classes will dismiss at 9:30 am. We will be singing songs in our classroom at 8:30, please come join us.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December is a busy month!!

We will be extremely busy the next few weeks. Your child will be taking the DIBELS test. DIBELS is an assessment that measures early literacy and reading skills. We will continue to learn about how letters go together to make words and learn new math concepts. Our party will be Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 am. Watch for the weekly newsletter for updates. Please try to have your child at school everyday. There is so much going on, I hate for your child to miss anything. School will dismiss at 9:30 am on Dec. 21.

Monday, November 21, 2011


I am so thankful to have your child in my classroom this year! I am also thankful to have great parents, like you, that help and encourage their child to be the best that they can be. Thank you for everything that you have done to make this school year be successful! We will be out of school Nov. 23-27. Our class will be exchanging presents at our Christmas Party on Dec. 21. If you are shopping early, the gift should be $5 value(girls will bring a girl's gift, and boys will bring a boy's gift to exchange).

Saturday, November 12, 2011


We have had a GREAT week of learning this week!!! The children are working hard with the sounds of each letter. We have been putting letters together to make words. We have been putting words into sentences and writing sentences. Your child knows what a period, question mark and exclamation mark are. Have him/her point them out to you during storytime at bedtime(I hope you are reading to your child at bedtime??). Be sure to let your child demonstrate how to read the correct way when there is an exclamation mark(we have been practicing this in class). We have also been working a lot with numbers. Talk to your child about what is more, and what is less.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Helpful Homework Sites

Be sure to scroll down this blog to see the "Parent Helps" section. I have links to sites that have ways that parents can help their children at home with reading and math. The children's links also have games and activities that can reinforce skills that we are learning in the classroom. Take the time to explore these sites with your child.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Happenings

Oct. 20-School Pictures
Oct. 22-Fall Ball 5PM-7PM
Oct. 24-Report Cards go home
Oct. 28-Fall Party(This is the Halloween Party, we will not have a party on Oct. 31 in our classroom) 12:45-1:15

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Happenings

We had a great visit to the Fire Station today. The children have learned a lot about how to stay safe. Be sure to ask your child what to do in case of a fire. Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 8-17. School pictures will be on Oct. 20.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What is happening in our class...

We are walking to the Fire Department behind the school on Monday, Oct. 3,we will learn about fire safety. We have been discussing how autumn is different than summer, help your child look for signs of the season. We are learning how community helpers can help us. Fall break is scheduled for Sumner County Schools for Oct. 8-17. School pictures will be on Oct. 20.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September News

We are very busy in our classroom. We use a calendar everyday in our classroom. Ask your child daily what day it is, what tomorrow will be and what yesterday was. Talk about the weather, we are using a thermometer to check the weather daily. Your child needs to bring a jacket to school because we go outside daily unless it is raining. We are studying the letters of the alphabet and learning that letters make sounds. We have noticed that putting letter sounds together make words. Encourage your child to write letters of the alphabet at home.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Grandparent's Day at J.W.Wiseman Cafeteria

You are invited to come and enjoy breakfast with the students and celebrate Grandparent's Day on Thursday, Sept. 15. Breakfast will be served from 6:45 am -8:00 am. The price is $4 for adults. Our lunchroom staff enjoys serving our students with nutritious, healthy choice meals and a friendly smile daily.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Moving Right Along...

The children are doing a great job learning our classroom routines and procedures. I was very proud of ALL of them today! Please check your child's folder everyday for notes and homework. Your child needs to bring his/her folder to school everyday. If you have any questions feel free to email me at I am looking forward to a GREAT school year!

**No school -Sept 5 and Sept 6
**Parent Conferences are Sept 6 from 1pm-7pm. Watch for your confirmed time

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Full Week

WOW!! This has been a GREAT week!! We have already learned to read the color words RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, and PURPLE. We made solar bracelets on Wednesday when we talked about the sun and the color yellow. We have started our first unit in Math and have been sorting all types of things. Our favorite thing to sort was BUTTONS. We have learned that items can be sorted in many ways such as size, colors, shape, etc. We have been counting the children in our classroom every day and we have ten boys and nine girls which equals 19 all together. We have a wonderful group of children in our class this year, and I want to say a special "Thank you" to you, the parents, for being sure your child had all their necessary kindergarten supplies. Remember we start promptly at 7:35a.m., and dismiss at 1:25 pm each day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kindergarten Parent's Night

WELCOME!!! We will have an informal "Kindergarten Parent's Night" on Tuesday, August 16 at 6pm in the Library at J.W.Wiseman Elementary. All kindergarten parents please plan to join us. Kindergarten classes will start full time on August 22. Our daily school schedule time is 7:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Welcome Back

It is almost time to start a new school year. Our classroom has been painted and I am starting to decorate the classroom. The supply list should be posted on the school website. Registration day will be August 4. Kindergarten students are on a staggered schedule for the first two weeks of school, you will need to come on August 4 to find out your child's scheduled days. If you have questions please email me at

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011


**May 17-Field Day-8:00am -Your child may bring towel or blanket to sit on, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, and a bag to keep their stuff in (Please label your child's things). We will be outside ALL day.

**May 23-Kindergarten Recognition Program-8:00am -You and your family are invited.

**May 24-End of Year Party- 12:30pm - Please send $1 or $2 to help pay for party food and drinks by Friday May 20th.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


MAY 17- Field Day- Starts promptly at 8 am. Children MUST wear tennis shoes

MAY 23- Kindergarten Recognition Program- 9am. Make plans to come and see your child sing

MAY 25- Last day of School

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

School Carnival - April 30th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Our school carnival is this Saturday. Come join the fun. Each grade will have a gift basket to auction off. Kindergarten will have a gift card basket. Please send a $1 or $2 donation to help buy gift cards for the basket.

Kindergarten will also have a doll and car booth. Your child may enter one car or one doll in the booth. The entry fee is $1. Carnival goers will vote on their favorite doll and truck. A prize will be given to the car and doll with the highest number of votes. Your child's doll or truck must be at school by Thursday, April 28.

Each class will have a quilt that will be auctioned off on Saturday during the carnival. Each child's handprint and name is on the class quilt. Come and bid on our class quilt.

Hope to see you at the carnival!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April News

April is an exciting month at school! We are watching our plants grow and will be bringing them home before Easter. We will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 21. Your child needs to bring in two bags of wrapped candy and one bag of plastic eggs before Friday, April 15. This month we will be working with the vowels(a,e,i,o,u) and spelling words. We will also be playing games to see how quickly we can recognize our letters mixed up.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Exciting Things Happening at School

March 1- 100th Day of Kindergarten Celebration
-Bring 100 small items to share with the class and count

March 2- Dr. Suess Day
-Bring Dr. Suess Books to school if you have any
-Dress as your favorite storybook character

March 3- Author's Day
-Come to school at night with your family and share the books we have
read, written or illustrated

March 11- March 20- Spring Break- No School

March 22- Field Trip to Nashville to visit the Clay Lady $8

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Important Dates for February

Feb. 14 at 12:30-Valentine's Party

Feb. 14- Author Mike Shoulders will visit our school

Feb. 21 -President's Day- This will be a makeup school day due to snow.

March 11- March 20- SPRING BREAK

March 22- Field Trip to Nashville. Cost is $8, watch for permission slip to come home the last week in Feb. We will leave at 7:45 am and return at 1:15 pm

Monday, January 31, 2011

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." ~Charles R. Swindoll

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Welcome Back!!

Snow days are fun!! I hope you have enjoyed the snow days with your child. It is good to be back in class this week. We are very busy learning new sounds and how to put sounds together to make words. Valentine's Day will be coming up soon. I will be sending a class list home for your child to make valentines. Our party will be on Friday, Feb. 11. I will be sending home more info next week, watch for it.