Just as a reminder, we will be filming our adapted yoga video on Thursday. 🙂
Just as a reminder, we will be filming our adapted yoga video on Thursday. 🙂
As a reminder; tomorrow, November 7th, is a student holiday.
What a busy week ahead in Room 110!
We will continue to learn about Native Americans as well as start talking about Thanksgiving this week.
Our second CBI is on November 9th. We are going to Publix! While we are there, we will have our own grocery list and handle our own money. We will also work on navigating a grocery store and learn where to find certain items.
The following day, November 10th, is our school’s Veterans Day Assembly at 8:30. Please make sure to wear red, white, or blue!
Also, Our KES community is partnering with Blue Star Families and the USO to collect items to be sent to our deployed troops. Please look for the information that was sent home in Tuesday’s orange folders. The items we are hoping to collect are travel size personal care items, snacks and reading materials. The collection period ends on Friday, Nov. 10th
November 6th and November 7th will be Kaechele Elementary School’s Parent conference days, and teachers will be available by appointment only to meet with parents after school from 2:30 to 6:00 PM on Monday, 11/6 and from 7:30-11:00 AM on Tuesday, 11/7. Our school will use SignUp Genius as a tool for scheduling appointments, and a School Messenger email message will be sent out on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24th, with the specific information for scheduling an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher.
Friday, November 11th is Veterans Day, and KES students, teachers, staff and parents would like to invite all men and women who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces to join us for an assembly on Friday, Nov. 10th from 8:30-9:30 AM . This annual event is special for our school as we honor, recognize and celebrate all those who have made a difference in our lives. If you are a veteran and are able to attend our assembly, then we ask that you complete a registration form located on our school’s website (click on Veterans Day Registration) or visit the site directly at https://goo.gl/forms/y0KVH2HZa2QesYb83 Please register as soon as possible but no later than Wed, November 8th. During the assembly each guest veteran will be introduced and asked to stand to be recognized. Guest veterans are encouraged, but not required, to wear their uniforms for the assembly. KES students and staff will be wearing red, white and blue. All veteran guests will have reserved seating and sit with their KES student. All veterans should report to the front foyer of the school to check in before the assembly. Our assembly will begin promptly at 8:30 AM.
In addition to recognizing guest veterans during our assembly, our school will participate in two other experiences to honor and support our veterans. First, we will create a visual representation in our school’s hallway to honor men and women who have served our country in the past or who are currently serving but may not be able to attend our assembly. Second, our KES community will partner with Blue Star Families and the USO to collect items to be sent to our deployed troops. Please look for information forthcoming in Tuesday orange folders.
Today, after we took our class picture… we carved our class pumpkin!
We took turns drawing shapes to make it’s face. Then I opened it up, and we took turns feeling what was inside! We talked about how the seeds felt smooth and how the guts felt slimy. It was so much fun! More pictures can be found with the October link under the pictures tab.
Coming up next week is Chipotle Spirit Night: The Chipotle Spirit Night (Short Pump Mall location) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25. Families can eat in or carry out. Show the flyer sent home, and KES gets 50% of the proceeds! ( the courier has an additional flyer)
Our trip to Tuckahoe Little League is coming up on, Wednesday October 18th. To prepare, we have started talking about what a baseball field looks like and how to play the game. We have also started to read a teacher made book, Baseball. Please make sure to send in a bagged lunch and water bottle 🙂 This is going to be such a fun day of baseball!
Picture Day is Friday, 10/20 Please mark your calendars for Picture Day on Friday, 10/20 so that your child is prepared. Information regarding the pictures and payment will come home with your child in Tuesday folders on 10/17. For fall pictures, payment must be made in advance. Payment can be done online before picture day or payment can be made when your child brings the payment to school on picture day, 10/20. For either option for payment, online or payment on site, your child should bring an envelope on picture day if you plan to purchase. Directions will also be given with the envelopes that go home on Tuesday that will provide further details.
Tonight is the night! Fall Festival is here 🙂
Come on out to KES between 4:30-7:00 for free facepaint, balloon art, bounce house, and games!
The PTA will also be selling pizza by the slice and a Chick-Fil-A cart will be here as well for dinner options.
Mr. Lewis and I will also be participating in the teacher run cake walk fundraiser from 5:40-6:00 in the gym!
Hope to see you all there!
We have so many fun things coming up the next couple weeks!
The Book Fair officially starts tomorrow! Woo Hoo! I hope you all can come out and see all the amazing books that are available!
We are going on our first CBI on Thursday! I am so excited for Hanover Vegetable Farm. We will be learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin as well as working on functional skills!
Friday is our Fall Festival! I hope to see all of you there! I will be at the cake walk from 5:40-6:00 🙂
Next week is Challenger Day! On Thursday, the 18th, we will be going to Tuckahoe Little League for a day of baseball! It will no doubt be a day to remember.
This week, in addition to fall and leaves, we have started talking about pumpkins to get ready for the Hanover Vegetable Farm!
Picture Day is Friday, 10/20 Please mark your calendars for Picture Day on Friday, 10/20 so that your child is prepared. Information regarding the pictures and payment will come home with your child in Tuesday folders on 10/17. For fall pictures, payment must be made in advance. Payment can be done online before picture day or payment can be made when your child brings the payment to school on picture day, 10/20. For either option for payment, online or payment on site, your child should bring an envelope on picture day if you plan to purchase. Directions will also be given with the envelopes that go home on Tuesday that will provide further details
Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and all the wonderful food! This week, we have started to talk about Fall and leaves. Our favorite station already is the “Fall station,” where we get to play with fake leaves. We can rake them into a pile and talk about the different colors we see. Also in that station, we have a sensory table filled with hay, corn, and our letter of the month, “t,” for us to find.
We also have started talking about a new color, number, shape, letter, and sign this month. They are orange, seven, circle, “T,” and “go.”
As a reminder, our first CBI is October 12th to Hanover Vegetable Farm. The following week will be Challenger Day at Tuckahoe Little League on October 18th.
Please SAVE THE DATES! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming October 10-13th. Parent Guides will be coming home in your student’s Tuesday folders this week, and student previews will begin on Thursday and Friday! Would you like to help out? Please see the information below in the “News You Can Use” section of this document to sign up for all sorts of Book Fair needs.
*Our preview is on Thursday October 5th, we will be going with our fifth grade Pup Pack members
Please add Friday, October 6th to your calendar as Mr. Kaechele Day at Kaechele Elementary School! On this day we will celebrate and honor the life of our school’s namesake, Mr. David A. Kaechele (Oct. 6th was his birthday). All students and staff will wear BLUE ( Mr. Kaechele’s favorite color). Also, the cafeteria will serve as a lunch choice a meatball sub (meatballs were one of his favorite foods), and at recess students will have an option to play golf (Mr. Kaechele’s favorite sport). On this day will have many guests in our building helping us learn more about Mr. Kaechele, and the fifth grade students will be take a lead later in the month in helping students in grades KG-4 learn more about Mr. Kaechele. Mr. Kaechele’s daughters will be on our WKES morning news show to share information in a Q&A period, and during Social Studies time all classes will talk about and discuss Mr. Kaechele’s contributions to our community and why he was honored in the naming of our school. Later in the month, all KES students will have an opportunity to add artifacts to our “Who is David A. Kaechele?” bulletin board located in main hallway. I have no doubt this will be a great day for us to celebrate someone who lived out everyday our school’s KES motto, and learn how he made a difference in our community.
Next week, we will continue to talk about apples. We will explore more with apples as well by opening one and seeing what it looks like. We have loved our apple sensory table and that will continue to be one of our center rotations. Each week we have been making a graph based off of our sign in question. This past week it was “Do you like red apples or green apples?” Next week it will be, ” Do you like applesauce, apple juice, or different?”
We are continuing to talk about the letter “A,” color red, shape octagon, and sign “stop.” We have really enjoyed everything red! Next week we will move on to a new letter, color, shape, and sign!
We will be going on CBI’s (Community Based Instruction) this year. Our first one will be to the Hanover Vegetable Farm on October 12th. I will be sending home the permission slips for this trip on Tuesday. Our next CBI is slated to be on November 9th. We will be going to Publix.
A few more dates to keep in mind…
September 28th: Kick off for our KES Watch DOGS ( Dads of Great Students) Program 6:00-7:00.
October 10-13th: Scholastic Book Fair after school 2:30-6:00
October 13th: Fall Festival and close out for book fair 4:30-7:00
SCA Spirit Days!
We have been enjoying apples so much already! One of our favorite centers is the sensory table. There, we are working on simple recipes. We have two recipe cards that we need to follow to make just the right “pie!”