Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a great summer. The first day of school be will on Thursday, September 6th. I am looking forward to seeing all of you and having you in my class this year. All school supplies should be in school by Friday, September 14th.
1 backpack (Must be big enough to hold a folder and a lunchbox)
1 pack of primary pencils (fat)
5 glue sticks
1 pack (100 count) page protectors
1 (4 count) package of expo multicolor dry erase markers
1 (1 inch) Binder
1 Composition Notebook (black and white hard notebook)
4 plastic folders with pockets on the bottom and prongs to hold page protectors (1 purple, 1 orange, 1 green and 1 blue)
2 over sized white t-shirts
During the first 2 months of school we may take a nap 2 to 3 times a week until the children adjust to a full day schedule. Please supply a towel for your child to keep in his/her cubby. Towels will be sent home on Fridays to be cleaned and should be returned to school on Mondays. By November, towels will be sent home for good.
I would like to encourage all children to bring a water bottle to school each day. All water bottles need a sports cap to prevent spills. It is to your child's advantage to practice using the water bottle ahead of time. Your child should be able to independently open and securely close their bottle.
Each student should have an extra set of clothes that I will keep in our classroom. There are many
times during the day, especially early in the year, that we may need those extra clothes (when we spill at lunch or if we don't make it to the restroom on time). As we are learning the procedures and training our bodies, the thought of extra clothes is quite reassuring! Thank you! (As the seasons change, I will send home the clothes for weather appropriate clothes).
We will need the following materials for our classroom throughout the school year:
*zip lock storage bags (sandwich, snack and gallon sized, with zipper)
*Purple Tie Dye
*Home Made Play-dough (see recipe below)
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
- food coloring (red, yellow, purple, orange)
- Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
- Add food coloring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
- Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
- Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
- (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right)
If you would like to donate any of the items listed above, we would appreciate it. Thank you for your
support! Please keep in mind, these are donations and not required items. I will update this list as needs arise.
This year I am working on several Donors Choose projects to enhance our classroom. Donors Chose is a United States based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that allows individuals to directly donate to public school classroom projects. My first project this year is to obtain stem items for our classroom. Please consider reading about my project and sharing the link with family, friends and your employer. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! Once this project is funded, I plan to work on another project to obtain flexible seating for the children. Please check the links below often to see the progress of this project and all future projects.