Nov 26

What a fun time at the Turkey Trot!  The weather was perfect.

This week we will reworking on needs and wants in social studies.  Things we need in order to live versus things we want to make life easier or just for fun.  We continue working on our numbers and becoming stronger readers by using reading strategies and building our sight words.

I will be collecting homework on Friday.  Please be on the lookout for a December homework project that will take a few days to complete.  Read the directions carefully.  We want the children to be creative on their pages and most importantly be able to present their project using a loud, clear voice.  Practice this at home.  Projects will be due Monday, December 17.  I look forward to seeing these every year.  It shows our diversity and provides insight into family traditions.  We may be different in some ways, but we all celebrate with our families and make family traditions.  🙂  Enjoy this project together.

Cubs Night In is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7

Linda Livingston

Nov 12

What a lovely Veteran’s Day program!  Thank you to everyone who has served or is serving in our armed forces.

We are currently working hard in our reading groups and learning how to quickly subitize our numbers (recognize a set without counting) which is very important when learning to add.  Being able to UNDERSTAND math is important.  When adding, subtilizing helps children eliminate the need to use their fingers and draw objects to solve problems.   In social studies we are learning about the past and present.  We will continue this by talking about the first Thanksgiving and comparing it to our Thanksgiving today.

Please send in canned goods/dry goods (rice, cereal, boxed mac-n-cheese) by Monday, November 26 to support our Christmas Mother Food Drive. Thank you!

More information will be coming about our Turkey Trot on November 20th.

Have a great week!   Linda Livingston



Nov 1

Happy November!

Thank you for signing up for a conference time.  Please arrive at your designated time.  I have conferences back-to-back and will not be able to accommodate everyone if someone is late.  Please call the school at 364-0055 if you are running behind and we may have to reschedule.  Thank you to everyone who sent in items or volunteered for our Fall celebrations.  The children enjoyed all the games, snacks and activities.  See below for some fun pictures.

Don’t forget our community helper projects are due on Monday.  I look forward to seeing them!    Linda Livingston


Oct 25

What a wonderful field trip.  Thank you to those parents who volunteered!

It was so great to see many of you signed up for conferences.  I sent an email a few days ago.  If you did not receive the link, please email me and I will send it to you again.  Here is a picture of us at the Children’s Museum.  We loved our lesson on the 5 senses.  🙂  I just love those light blue shirts!

We look forward to our Fall celebration workshops tomorrow.

Happy Thursday!  Linda Livingston

Oct 8

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend!  This week we will be working on the short vowel sound for A, researching apples and continuing our science lesson on fall changes.  If you have some apples at home and would like to send one in with your child, we will be doing some apple experiments.  I will have plenty to spare if you do not have any.  🙂  You can send one in by Wednesday.

Picture day is this Friday, October 12.  All students will have their photo taken.  You will be given an optin to purchase photos.  This is not the class photo.  That photo takes place later in the year.

The link below is to our Pete the Cat Positions book.  Students read a position word with a partber and then discussed where to place Pete.  It came out great!  Students love re-reading these class stories.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as they did making it!

Linda Livingston

Sep 26

The link above should bring you to a book that we created on colors.  Hope you enjoy it!

Sep 12

We continue to do well learning the routines of school.  If you want to learn more about what we are doing, and what we plan on doing, please attend the Back-to-School night session on Thursday, September 20 at 6:15pm.  This is a night for parents, we encourage you to find a baby sitter and have your child stay home.  I am so proud of the independent skills they are learning.  It is difficult to remember to take out your folder, take out your snack and put it in the snack tub and hang up your book bag.  Most of us can do this with very little reminders.  I know everyone will have it down quickly by October.  Being responsible for your own items, makes you ready to be responsible for your  learning.  I love watching them grow throughout the year.  Thank you for helping them to be successful!

Linda Livingston

Aug 30

What a fabulous Open House!  Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out all those papers and sort your child’s supplies!  We will talk more about academic expectations on Thursday, September 20 at our Back-to-School night.  In the meantime, we will be focusing on learning the rules and routines of the room. We will also be exploring new friendships and building independence.  It’s going to be a great year!!!!

Please label your child’s lunch and snack.  They need to know which is which.  If they are buying lunch, please let them know that morning.

Please email me any questions at

Linda Livingston 


May 30

Wow!  May seems to have come and gone!

Our Field Day is this Friday!  Please send a water bottle with your child and remember to wear that class t-shirt!  It is a fun day!  If you have not signed up to volunteer, please come on up to the school to cheer your child on.  If you are volunteering, thank you!  You will be able to see your child frequently as they go through the fun stations Coach has set up!

Just wanted to remind you that the notice about our end-of-the-year program went home on Tuesday.  We will be ordering pizza for our family picnic.  If you sent in your money, thank you.  If you haven’t, the dead line is next Wednesday.  Please let me know if your child is bringing their own lunch and not ordering pizza.  That way I can account for everyone.

Another fun event is our Fun Run next Friday, June 8.  A notice went home about how to help our school raise money for new books.  The information was on a crown that the students bought home yesterday.  If you would like more information, please send me an email.  The students are excited to win prizes.

Happy Tuesday!  Linda Livingston

May 7

Looks like a fabulous week for the weather!  The children really loved the theatre production of Pinocchio!  We enjoyed our pizza lunch and the beautiful scenery at the mill.  The next few weeks we will be doing individual testing in math and reading.  No need to prepare or study.  At this age it is all  developmental and we are just assessing the growth they have made this year.  I always enjoy  looking at their writing journals from September to May.  Kindergarten is a year of tremendous growth.  Please be on the look out of information about Field Day, June 1 and our Kindergarten end-of-the-year program.  It will be on Tuesday, June 12 at 11:00.

Happy Monday!

Linda Livingston

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