Closing A Chapter

Wow! What a ride it has been! I want to express to every one of you how truly thankful I am that I have had the privilege of being your child’s teacher. Teaching has been more than a job to me. These kids are still my babies even though I now have my own. I have been a teacher for the past nine years and today marks the end of that chapter in my life for a little while. The new adventure ahead is both scary and exciting, but I will carry the memories that I have made with this special class with me. Each and every day I was greeted with smiles, stories, and silliness from 23 precious children. As I stood at my door this morning, I had tears in my eyes thinking that this will be my last time, at least for a while, welcoming kids into my classroom.

I know you all are also closing a chapter today. Your baby finished kindergarten! They are the little kid at school no longer. They have all grown so much this year in so many different ways. Be proud and celebrate their accomplishments. Enjoy the precious moments you have with them this summer because in a few short weeks they will be first graders! How did the time go so quickly???

Yes it is the end of a chapter, but it is also the beginning of a new one. They will blossom and grow so much next year! I know they are going to be in great hands!!!  Many of you all have been stuck with me for three plus years 😉 Thanks for putting up with me and some of my crazy ideas! Thanks for all the support, love, and friendship each one of you has offered me. It has meant so much to me.  VPE is a wonderful place and I am grateful to have played a little part in its legacy.

It’s been great! Here’s to new beginnings…

WAHOO!

Our class took the reading MAP test on Monday. Everyone worked so hard and gave their very best effort. EVERYONE in our class beat their end of year growth target!!! WAY TO GO!!! As a celebration, we are going to have a picnic lunch tomorrow! If you can send a beach towel in with your child to sit on, that would be wonderful. Hopefully it won’t rain, but if it does we will just reschedule for Friday. So proud of these kiddos and all the work they have put in this year! AMAZING!!!

Fun Times

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We had a FANTASTIC trip to the zoo today!  We saw lots of animals and most of the ones we researched.  Plus so many cute zoo babies.  The weather was beautiful and we got to have fun with our friends.  Thanks to everyone who went with us!!!  We couldn’t have done it without you 🙂

Zoo Tomorrow

Don’t forget our trip to the zoo is tomorrow!

  • Your child does not need to bring a backpack to school on Monday.
  • Please send your child’s disposable sack lunch (labeled with their name- gallon size ziplocs work best) to school with them even if you are also going to the zoo.
  • You need to be at VPE by 4pm on Monday to pick up your child.
  • When we arrive back at VPE, we will have a checklist to dismiss students, so do not take them until your child’s teacher has checked you off.
  • Dress for the weather- rain or shine!  Looks like it is going to be warm and sunny 🙂  Put sunscreen on at home and feel free to have your child wear a hat or sunglasses.
  • Your child does not need to bring any money with them to the zoo because we are not going to the gift shop or buying extra “treats”.

Chaperones- Don’t forget to be at VPE at 8am for the mandatory meeting with Ms. McVey!  After that, feel free to head on up to the zoo!  We will see you in the School Safari Camp to get your kiddos!  I am sending home an itenerary in your child’s folder today!

Homework

As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to do a little something different with homework.  My class last year did “Camp Read-A-Lot” and LOVED it.  SO…I thought I would bring it back this year for more fun!  I told the kids about it today and they are pumped 🙂  Your only literacy homework from here on out will be to read and record your minutes.  The more minutes you read the more fun you will get to have!  More details in their take-home folder Monday.  Homework bags will not be sent home since it is just a calendar.  Math homework will continue to be sent home from your child’s math teacher.  Happy Reading!

BLUE AND WHITE

What’s your favorite color baby??? BLUE AND WHITE!!!  We are going to have a blue and white day tomorrow to cheer the CATS on to their 9th NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP!  Wear all your favorite UK gear.  Let the cheering begin C-A-T-S, CATS, CATS, CATS!

Board Games

We have had LOTS of indoor recess this year due to all the cold weather!  If anyone has a board game (new or used) that we could borrow till the end of the year to spruce up our indoor recess collection, we would greatly appreciate it.  We promise to do our best to not lose any pieces.  Thanks in advance!  Please put your name in the box so we can return it.