Sunday, September 9, 2018

A Peek at our last three weeks!

Hello and Happy Sunday!  We have been busy, busy, busy learning how to play and work with so many new classmates!  Our class now has 27 students - some of us have been to preschool, some have been to K4, some have been at daycare, and some are entering school for the first time!  There are so many new things to learn about sitting on the carpet, raising our hand, taking turns, working together, using materials appropriately, and walking down the hall.  We have enjoyed whole group reading, writing, and math lessons, working with table centers, and working in math stations!  We've practiced using scissors, started our math journals, and did a fun science experiment called Walking Water!  Students have LOVED exploring our playground for outside recess and our gross motor play area in the theater for indoor recess!  We hope to open our inquiry & exploration centers in our classroom this week once we are better able to stop work and clean up our materials in a timely manner (it's tough to stop working when you are having fun!).

This is a great activity you can do at home!  We read the book Mouse Paint where mice played in different colors of paint, which then blended to form a new color!  We tried blending the colors in class to see if this could really happen.  Fill 6 clear cups with water, adding 3-4 drops of red, blue, and yellow food coloring to 2 cups each.  Pull pairs together (red & blue, red & yellow, and yellow & blue) with an empty cup.  Place half of a paper towel (folded up long and skinny) into each cup of colored water, with the opposite end going into the empty cup.  Soon, you will see the water "walking" up the paper towel and moving into the empty cup.  As the two colors blend, you will see what color they create! 

We hope you can join us for Open House tomorrow and check out our classroom!  A parent meeting for IB will begin at 6:00, followed by a brief PTA meeting, then ending with 2 sessions to visit teachers and student classrooms.  The evening will conclude at 7:30. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

1st Day of School!

Woo!  We had a great, whirlwind, 1st day of school!  We learned how to walk in the hall, toured the school as we searched for Pete the Cat, read new books, had recess, and took a few pictures to remember our 1st day together along the way.  We will be creating  new routines all this week and slowly adding in more activities to our day as we get to know each other.  Our Color Days begin Wednesday with Red Day.  Check later this week to see other great things happening in Room 004!

 Our 1st class picture!

 Couch's Crushers!

 Embracing our inner Super Heroes!

We found Pete the Cat when we went to recess!  

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Volunteering at CCE!

We look forward to meeting everyone at Meet the Teacher tonight and tomorrow!  As you begin the school year, we would love to have you support our school by becoming a CCE Volunteer!  Information about the Greenville County Volunteer application and clearance process can be found in the green Meet the Teacher folders.  There is also a link below to find more infomration.  **This must be completed and approval received in order to Volunteer. **

GCSD Volunteer information

The link below will allow you to fill out a form and share your information and interest level for planned PTA activities.  I hope many of our parents will fill out their information and support our PTA!

PTA Volunteer form

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018-2019 Supply List

Welcome to K5 at Chandler Creek!  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer break.  We are excited to welcome a new group of students and families to CCE in August.  Teacher assignments and Meet the Teacher information will be sent out the beginning of August.  If you want to get a head start on school supply shopping, our supply list is below.  It should be the same as the list posted at local retailers, with the addition of a few wish list items.  **Remember that many retailers will have 'Back to School' sales and special pricing during July and August.  School supplies typically have MUCH better pricing during this time, so wait for those deals!**   :) 

Supply list 2018-2019

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bye, Bye, Kindergarten!

We had a wonderful last few days together celebrating the end of school!  On Friday, June 1, we were able to celebrate the 2018 seniors from area high schools who attended CCE as students!  I look forward to our sweet friends coming back to visit us in 2030 for this celebration as well!  We also had our "Books at the Beach" celebration!  Each student took home 10 free books thanks to PEP Greenville!  On Tuesday, June 5, we had a popsicle party to celebrate being one of the top 2 classes who brought in the most Box Tops for Education!  Our class brought in 725 box tops!!  This program helps our music teachers purchase music, instruments, and other things needed to enhance our music instruction.  On Wednesday, June 6, we clapped out our 5th grade friends as they prepare to go to middle school next year and enjoyed our last day in Room 004.  We started our year with the book Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten and ended it by reading Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten (see selfie below!).  We look forward to watching these sweet students grow over the next 5 years at CCE!  Please stop by next year and say hello!  It was a truly wonderful year together!  Happy Summer!  :)





SWAMPED! and a special guest...

On Thursday, May 31, our class, along with Mrs. Boland & Ms. Groner's classes, presented the musical SWAMPED to our parents and families!  Students worked so hard to learn the songs, movements, and their lines.  We were so happy to see all of the families and friends who joined in our classroom following the performance to celebrate our students and their hard work in Kindergarten this year!  Thank you for always supporting our students and our class! 



Earlier that morning, we had a special visitor!  T brought his pet, a spotted gecko named Rocky, to show the class.  We saw several lizards on our field trip to Lake Conestee Nature Park in April, which T and his dad were able to tell us about since they were familiar with that type of animal.  T told us about his own pet, and we were happy to be able to extend out learning!  T taught us about what lizards eat, explained his shelter, and students were able to 'hold' Rocky (or let Rocky rest on their shoulder) by choice.  It was a very exciting visit!  Thank you, T!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Field Day 2018

On Friday, April 20 we celebrated our 2018 Field Day!  Coach Santos and Coach C set up a full day of relay races and games on the lower playground!  We had several families to join us and cheer us on through our different activities.  It was a fun day together!