Fire Station

Here are a couple of pictures I took at our fire station field trip last week. I hope you all enjoyed our visit to the fire house as much as I did!

**Please remember to bring your thank you cards back to school so that I can deliver our banner and cards this week.

*Also, I wanted to thank Melinda and Kellie, (my field trip coordinators) for setting this up and providing us with the huge thank you banner, and all the extra field trip goodies! I really appreciate you guys!

*Do you know of a great field trip idea? Please share. I would love to hear any suggestions!


October Calendar

The October calendar is ready for printing.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • October 21 at 11:30 is our field trip to Engh's at 8214 S. 700 E. (This is for all classes and will take the place of school on Wednesday and Thursday)

  • No school on October 22 (because of our field trip the day before)

  • October 28 and 29 is our Halloween party. Come dressed up in your costumes! You may bring a treat to share with the class if you would like!
October birthdays: Stone, Soda, Grace and Payton. Happy birthday guys!!
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September Calendar

Your September is ready for your viewing and printing pleasure! See post below for calendar FAQs.

*First days of school are Tuesday Sept. 8 and Wednesday Sept. 9
  • Wear your favorite color
  • Bring your class book page back to school
  • Show and Tell
  • Bring backpack or bag every day
  • Parents: If you didn't fill out a "student information" form at the open house, please do so before you leave your child on the first day.

*Thursday, September 10: book orders due. Click here to order online. Our class user name is writestartpreschool our password is mrsbarnett (scroll down to a previous post for suggestions)

*Friday, September 18 is a field trip for all classes to the fire station. Please check backpacks Wednesday and Thursday (9/9 and 9/10) for more details.

*We are celebrating August and September birthdays this month: Happy birthday to Logan, Asia, Tesla, Nathan, Shelby, and Mrs. B. At least one class day before your child's birthday celebration, you will receive a note in your little one's backpack with more details and a poster to fill out.

Calendar FAQs

Just a couple things about the calendar:

  • I use the Sunday column to add the weekly theme and letter. There are no activities for preschool that occur on the weekends.
  • If you click on an "event" in the calendar, you can get a more detailed description about that activity.
  • You can print the calendar by clicking on the printer icon located on the yellow bar that runs across the top of the calendar.
  • In the pop-up printer window, you will be able to customize the font size, color and orientation of the calendar

Book Suggestions

Book orders are due Thursday September 10. To order, go to www.scholastic.com/parentordering our username is writestartpreschool our password is mrsbarnett

There are many many good books to choose from! Below are some of my favorites in these flyers:

In Honeybee I like:
#16 The Crayon Box that Talked (it's only $1)
#41 If You Give a...Pack. All the Laura Numeroff books in this series are so fun! This set is great because it has Moose a Muffin, Pig a Pancake and Mouse to School! Very fun reads!
#22 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. This is a favorite for my students! They love telling the pigeon "NO!"
#32 The Hiccupotamus. A bad case of the hiccups and goofy words make this book a must-have-umous!

In Firefly I like:
#43 Llama Llama Red Pajama. It's only $1 and it's a cute read!
#51 Pinkalicious and Puplicious Pair is a must have for little girls.
#27 Halloween Fun Pack. It contains 3 books. Room on a Broom, which is my absolute favorite Halloween book! Spooky Hour is fun too. But, I'll admit I've never read The Best Halloween Hunt Ever

In SeeSaw I like:
#49 If I Built a Car (I haven't actually read this one, but a teacher/friend of mine says her preschooler and first grader love it. It's their favorite book right now!)
#29 David Duo both are must haves for EVERY child's library
#22 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Pack - the book is OK by itself, but with the DVD, it is awesome! I haven't had a class yet, who didn't like to watch it, and the kids absolutely LOVE the song!
For the budding scientist, I really like #79 Science Vocabulary Readers Mega Library. I love them because they keep the children's attention, they have real photos, and they have very interesting facts. You might even learn something when you read them!


Open House

Open House Wednesday September 2
Monday/ Wednesday am class is from 10:00-11:15
Tuesday/ Thursday class is from 11:15-12:30
Monday/ Wednesday pm class is from 12:30-1:45
I can't wait to see you!!
First day of school is Tuesday September 8 (for Tues/ Thurs class)
First day of school is Wednesday September 9 (for Mon/Wed classes)