Ms. Sanders’ Corner


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter KB! I hope that everyone is enjoying time with family and friends.

Happy Earth day!

  In celebration of Earth Day each student will be making a paper mache planet Earth this week!! We will be talking about the continents, water, and gravity. We will also be discussing ways we can take care of our planet. Look for planet Earth to be coming home Friday!

Tucson Symphony Orchestra Field Trip: this Friday (4.26) grades K-2 will be traveling to the Berger Performing Arts Center via school bus to see the TSO in action. No car seats will be needed, nor will we require parent volunteers. This is a student/teacher only field trip – very exciting! We will spend part of this week identifying a variety of instruments and looking at the families of the orchestra.

The Runaway Tortilla: please mark your calendars as the date for our kindergarten show has changed. It will now be Thursday May 16th at 2:30 in the Parish Center. We deeply apologize for the change, but the kids have been so focused on ARF that we really haven’t had much time for our own show. We are making this change for the kids. This is their play and we want to make sure they have enough time to learn their lines, songs, and know their marks. Again, I apologize for the change but the kids are showing us that they need more time. Thanks in advance for your understanding!

Have a great day!

Laura Sanders

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Last week was a huge success!  The Performance of “ARF!”  was wonderful!  The children did a great job!

I was so impressed with the kids – the energy was amazing! “ I keep singing I may be small”! 

This week is a short week. KA & KB will be having an Easter Egg hunt on Wednesday. We will also be focusing on spring activities that incorporate the writing process, blends, and syllables. 2D & 3D shapes will continue to be our math focus!


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Fine Arts Night

      This week our kids will be making final preparations for our Lower School Fine Arts Night. It will be this Friday 4/12 from 7:00-8:00p.m. Please bring your students to the classroom at 6:30 dressed in their costumes. Every student needs to wear long black bottoms – no shorts or skirts! Ms. Allen is collecting photos of students with their pets (or favorite stuffed animals). She would like to project them on the screen to start the show! You can send a photo to Ms. Allen at kallen@stmichael.net – It’s going to be a wonderful night!

      We are heading into our last week of learning about the different jobs that people do. Our focus will be letters Xx & Qq and /qu/. Blends, topic, main idea, and substituting final sounds to make new words will also be important concepts this week. Time and 3D shapes will be our math focus.

  Last week, we were so fortunate to meet Jennifer Ward.  An author with over 40 books!  She was so interesting!  We loved making the nest building helper! 

Thank you all!

Laura Sanders


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  WOW!  The Gala was a huge hit!  The Student center was transformed and it appeared that a good time was had by all!

Thank everyone for supporting our school!

I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this wonderful weekend.  We are headed into a busy time of year!  We are continuing to be fabulous readers and are working hard on blends.  We are beginning to work on telling time and working with 3D shapes.  We are still chatting about spring and life cycles.  It is exciting to see all the stories that are circular as well! 

  April is busy! Here are a few dates…

April 1st – Jenny Ward the author is coming!

April 5th – Coffee Corner 7:30-8:30 a.m.

April 11th – 5-8 Fine Arts Night 7:00-8:30

April 12th K-3 Fine Arts Night 7:00-8:00 p.m.  (Black bottoms)

  Always an amazing performance!

May 3rd – The Kindergarten presents “The Runaway Tortilla” at 2:15!


Ms. Sanders’ Corner


Hi Everyone!

  What a lovely weekend we had here in Tucson!  I hope everyone had a nice time and was able to enjoy our beautiful spring.

  We are continuing our word families, blends and writing.  We also are still working on graphs, and introducing 3D shapes, fractions and time!

  Also, we are practicing songs for our Fine Arts program!  It should be great!  Ms. Allen has asked that the students all wear long black bottoms. 

Upcoming important dates:

March 29 – Relaxed dress day

March 30 – The Gala!

April 1 – Jenny Ward  Author

April 5 – Coffee corner

April 11 – Fine Arts Night 5-8  7:00 p.m.

April 12 – K-3 Fine Arts Night  7:00 p.m. 

April 18-22 – Easter Break

May 8 – Harp Trio/ Early dismissal

May 17 – Art Expo  5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 24 – Kindergarten Celebration Parish Center 8:10-9:15



Ms. Sanders’ Corner

Happy Spring!

     We had an amazing Love of Reading Week!! The Book Fair was a huge success, we listened to a story with Wilma Wildcat, decorated cookies with the help of cookbook author Jackie Alpers, read our favorite books with friends, and enjoyed a pajama day!   We also had Ms. Stalkfleet’s 3rd grade in our classroom for a trap making project!  Thank you to all our parent volunteers who made last week so spectacular!

     This week is a fairly normal week. We will continue working with base ten (place value) and numbers to 120. Blends, vowel rules, spring, word families, transportation, and jobs that people do will continue to be our focus. We will also begin practicing for our kindergarten play (May 3rd) based on the book The Runaway Tortilla! Scripts, sets, songs, and costumes are all on the horizon for this amazing group!

     Thank you,

Laura Sanders


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March 11, 2019                         

Happy Love of Reading Week!

  We are looking forward to another fun filled week!  It will be another busy one!  The book fair will be in full swing.  We have an author coming to share with us.  Larry Lincoln is also coming to speak on Tuesday night.  Promises to be an interesting evening.  Pi-day and St. Patrick’s day themed free dress!


  Last week, we had a great time at the Teddy Bear Clinic and all of our “lovies” were well taken care of.  Thank you to all our parents who are so supportive and always lending a hand!  We really appreciate our drivers and volunteers!  We couldn’t do it without YOU!

  I also want to thank everyone for coming to conferences!  I enjoyed getting to share with you all the great things happening in our classroom.  (I am sorry for being such a chatterbox!)

This week’s events

Monday: Set up for Book Fair.  If you are interested in helping out at

              the book fair please contact Suzie Huerta.

Tuesday:  Book Fair is open for customers!

                Larry Lincoln- guest speaker 5:00 to 6:30.

Wednesday:  Phew!— nothing out of the ordinary.

Thursday: Pi day!  How long is a python?  3.14 feet!  (hahahaha)

                 Kindergarten will be having a Pajama day!  Bring a lovie and         

                 be prepared to drop everything and read. (D.E.A.R.)

Friday:  Free dress day with a St. Patrick’s day theme.  Wear green!

             Building a leprechaun trap with 3rd grade.  Please bring in a        

             few recyclables for us to transform.

Looks like a lot of fun!

Laura Sanders


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March 5, 2018

This week is pretty busy! We will continue discussing Dr. Seuss and putting together word families.  We are also working on numbers to 120!  I look forward to seeing all of you at our Parent/ teacher conferences!

Tuesday 3/5 is Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras. A free pancake lunch will be served while the kids enjoy a concert put on by the Tucson High Steel Drum Band. They are amazing!! If you or your child do not want pancakes, please pack them a lunch. Thanks!

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Students will attend chapel where ashes will be available. Typically our kindergarten students do not go up and receive the ashes. If you want your child to do so, please let me know before Wednesday.

Thursday is a teacher inservice day so we will be dismissing at 12:00. After care is available.

Friday is our field trip to the TMC Teddy Bear Clinic. We will bring our “lovies” and learn how they can be taken care of!  An advance Thank you for our volunteers and drivers!  You all make it possible for us to go.

Phew! Sounds like a busy week! 

Laura Sanders


Mrs. Sanders’ Corner


Welcome Back!

     We hope everyone had a wonderful vacation.  It is hard to believe that we are heading into our last trimester!  It will be busy and fun filled!

  This week, we will be discussing Space, Transportation and Dr. Seuss. Language Arts: word families, rhymes, vowel rules, penmanship, character comparisons, setting, and plot. Math: subtraction to 20, place value, 3D shapes, time. Science: space and weather.

TMC Teddy Bear Clinic Friday 3/8 We will be traveling to TMC to learn about casts, bones, oxygen, and X-rays. Students will get to interact with nurses and physicians in a non-emergency environment. Each student should bring one small to medium sized stuffed animal. If you don’t have one, don’t worry! We have plenty of stuffed animals here in the classroom. Look for a parent driver/volunteer sign up sheet to be posted this week!

Parent/Teacher Conferences March 1st – 8th

Thank you for signing up for a conferences. I’m really looking forward to talking with you and setting goals for the remainder of the year. Report cards will be handed out at the conference.

Love of Reading 3/11-3/15 This is a VERY exciting week here at school. You won’t want to miss our Scholastic book fair taking place in the Smith Parish Center. You can visit before, during, and after school. We will stop by and look around.  You also won’t want to miss our guest author on Tuesday night March 12th from 5:00-6:30 in the student center (gym). Dr. Larry Lincoln will be discussing topics from his new book Reclaiming Banished Voices: Stories on the Road to Compassion. It’s a free event and will be attended by faculty, staff, and parents. Bring a friend!Aftercare will be extended to 6:30 on just this night to give everyone a chance to go. I will definitely be there and hope to see you there.


Laura Sanders



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Valentines Day/Rodeo

    This past week was so much fun!  We discussed dinosaurs, ran a post office and played at STEM night!  I thought it was busy, but a look forward to this week and it is even more packed full of fun stuff!

Hold on to your hats!

Wednesday 2.13 – Rodeo Day

KA & KB will be having their very own Rodeo Day! Please allow your child to dress in themed attire (boots, hats, button ups, belt buckles are all allowed). We will also be making some slap jacks and sausage! It will be a great day! We won’t need parent volunteers for this one – but we promise to post all the fun on our blogs!

Thursday 2.14 – Valentines Day – Class Party

This will be a themed dress day as well. Our class party will begin at 2:00. Students will spend play some heart felt games, have some treats and make a craft. 

Friday 2.15 – Rockets with Raytheon – Crazy Sock Day

Raytheon will be coming at 9:00 to build rockets and launch them with our kindergarteners. We would love to have you come and help out on this day. It’s an amazing experience for our kids, and they will be able to take their rockets home. Friday is a uniform day – but the kids can wear their craziest socks to school. It is part of our school spirit week!

Thank you,

Laura Sanders


Monday-Math page 351-352

           Home reading log


Tuesday-Math page 357-358

    Home reading log/return

Wednesday-Math page 363-364

           Home reading log/return

           Return library book

Thursday-Math page 369-370

           Home reading log

Friday-Return homework folder

         Eagle express and Reading log