Happy Valentine’s Week!

Happy Valentine’s Week!

Highlights: We had a big social emotional week this week. Heart maps were created, Everyone Writes/Everyone Shares (EWES) was a hit, patience skits were written and acted out with 7th grade buddies, and Valentine’s Day was celebrated!

See below:


I only had access to the 2 EWES groups in our classroom. The writing was outstanding, and genres were varied!!

*If any of you know Jim Gilchrist, our beloved principal from days gone by, he showed up as “Cowboy Jim”, along with “Cowgirl Casey”, to present Hoedown Baryard Chore #4. Cowboys are very in tune to the social emotional side of life! 

Literacy: This week we wrote another animal fact, which was to draw a diagram, and write a special fact about their animal from the diagram. In reading we are really concentrating on how we can make independent reading a productive time.

Here are Ks using “Pointer Power”, and our new learning center, during independent reading time. 

Math: We created 3-D shapes out of cubes! Darcy also visited. See below:

A couple of other shots of sharings:

Homework: Reading, Explorers’ Club fact (communication), 100 Day Collections! 

Gratitude: Thank you Molly and Krysten for the yummy fresh fruits, veggies, and special Valentine snacks! Thanks to everyone for being flexible with the rescheduling of Nordic Ski Day #2. Thank you parents for sending in such festive goodies for Valentine’s Day. Thank you Laci and Krysten for helping set up and reading to us for the Valentine celebration. Thanks to parents for spending a little time helping your K research for Explorers’ Club facts. Thanks community members, families, volunteers, and attendees for making the Hoedown a fantastic success!

  Happy Snack Queen!

General Information: 

Snack Queen will be Violet for the upcoming week of Feb. 18 (I think she switched with Teddy?).

Snack King will be Wyatt Gooding for the week of Feb. 24

*We really do have plenty of chips. We still don’t need any more. Fresh fruit, veggies, hummus or a little allergen-free sweet would be perfect. Thanks!

NEW DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 19 – K Nordic ski morning #2  – We will be riding the bus to the Aspen Cross Country Center. We’ll leave at 8:30 from school, and we’ll leave the XC center at 11:30. Please let us know if you can join! With more potential terrain, it’s good to have more adults. 

Please remember to pack with the same stuff as last time – ski socks, extra snack and lunch, and please make sure they have a WATER BOTTLE, hat and gloves at school.  We DO need to bring water bottles this time since it’s away from school, so please be sure to stick a non-leaky one in their backpack if they don’t have one at school. Finally, please apply sunscreen to faces in the morning. 

Next skating session for the Ks will be Wednesday, Feb. 19 at lunch – please send in skates and a helmet if your child would like to participate. 

Important Dates:

  • Weds., Feb. 19, 8:30-11:30 – Nordic skiing at the Aspen Cross Country Center
  • Weds., Feb. 19 – Next skating day for Ks.
  • Thurs., March 19 – Fri., March 20 – Spring Conferences NO SCHOOL
  • Mon., March 23-Mon., March 30 – Spring Break NO SCHOOL
  • Mon., March 30 – Teacher Work Day
  • Tues., March 31 – First day back for students

Happy Presidents’ Day!


Margaret and Heather

Parting Shots from Choice Time: