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Monday, May 20, 2013

May - June Happenings

Want to Take Butterscotch Home For the Summer?

Butterscotch will be leaving the classroom to go back to the Science Center right after Memorial Day.  Mrs. P. is asking if anyone would like to take him home to care for him over the summer.  If this sounds like something you would be willing and able to do, please e-mail me or jot a note saying that you are interested. If I get more than one request, I will do a lottery drawing.  You will be provided with all of the necessary supplies (shavings, food etc.)

Mrs. P also says that there are many other classroom pets which need care over the summer as well.  If you are interested, you can request that another classroom pet be given to you for summer care.  She will be sending a notice home soon, so be sure to keep yours eyes open for it in your child's backpack if this interests you.

Thank you for all who have taken good care of him over the past school year!  He has been a valuable member of our classroom and has helped teach the children responsibility and care for pets.

Vocabulary Spelling City.Com
A Great FREE App and Website to help Your Child Practice Trick Words!

Vocabulary Spelling City is a great app or website (if you don't have an iPad) to help your child practice trick words. The K-1 reading specialist Michelle Clancy and I have made lists on this site containing our Fundations trick words.  To access this list just:

  • iPadClick on "Other Lists"  
  • Click on "User Name" 
  • Enter "Michelle Clancy" in the space above.  

All of the trick word lists and the games to be played will appear.  You need to click on a trick word list first and then click on the game you want to be played.  I like to have the children play "Teach Me" and then "Test Me" before going onto the other games.  If you have trouble accessing the lists, please email or call me.  Again, if you don't have an iPad go to  Both are FREE! Gotta love the free apps!

Tide Pool Field Trip

We are all set for the trip to the Tide Pool on Thursday, May 30th!  All who have volunteered to chaperone have been chosen as we need many chaperones for this field trip.

A few things to remember:

  1. Dress your child in layers as sometimes the weather fluctuates going from cold to hot or vice versa.
  2. NO FLIP FLOPS!  The rocks are slippery and flip flops don't help the children from slips and falls.  Rubber soled shoes and sneakers are best.  Sometimes these shoes do get wet, so send in shoes that you don't mind getting a little messy.  Aslo, if you'd like to send in a change Thank you to all who have sent int their permission slips and payment.  If you haven't done so  yet, please submit both permission slip and payment by May 23rd.  
Dinosaur Show Pictures???
I was so busy with the show that I wasn't able to take pictures of the Dinosaur Show to share.  If you have any pictures or video that you can send to me electronically I will be sure to post them on this blog for all to see.  You can email them as an attachment to