5/18/2020

Ms. Sanders’ Corner

5/18/2020

Congratulations! 

What a spectacular year!

Look out First grade here you come!  You all are ready to rock and roll!

I am excited to see you soar!!

Parents!  You all deserve a huge round of applause!  You stepped up to a very challenging situation! You were remarkable!  Thank you for all your help and support!

Important Information for our Promotion Drive thru:

  • Tomorrow! Monday, May 18th
  • Kindergarten class from 9:00-9:45
  • Pull up to the front of school
  • Stay inside of your vehicle
  • Open back windows
  • Please bring cleaned and sanitized Kleen Slate and dice

  We will be giving you a bag of goodies. 

Inside you will find your child’s Work portfolio, Reading log,

Library card, Art portfolio along with other items.  There is summer work packet, summer survival kit and time project that might be really fun.

Big Hugs!

Laura Sanders

5/11/2020

Ms Sanders’ Corner

5/11/2020

Happy Mother’s Day

  

You all deserve all the love!  I hope you felt special today!

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

      Ms. Walrath and I felt so loved and appreciated this past week!  It was amazing!  You all are so kind, thoughtful and generous!  A testament to the strong St. Michael’s community!

Last week of distance learning!  I can hardly believe it is here!  Hats off to all you hard working parents!  You have really stepped up to the plate and done a remarkable job!  Thank you for helping our kindergarteners finish their school year strong!

Friday we will be having a celebratory Zoom meeting.  We will announce our Soar with the Eagle recipient and I am thinking it would be fun to have a snack while we watch a slide show of our year in review. 

The following Monday at 9:00, we will be having our drive thru promotion! (Who knew a caravan of cars could be SOOOOOOO moving!!!  I know now!  I was balling).

Go St. Michael’s!!!!!

Love,

Laura Sanders and Tracy Walrath

5/4/2020

     

Ms. Sanders’ Corner     

      5/4/2020

Happy May! 

  Ms. Walrath and I had a wonderful time dropping off May Day baskets on Friday!  It was so nice seeing everyone!  It made my heart so full! 

  This week, we will be doing a secret project, learning about the ocean and continuing our regular work!  Long U and Teens are the big focus!

   We will continue our distance learning for the next two weeks. Our last day of class will be Friday, May 15th. During Morning Meeting on May 15th we will be celebrating with a class party on Zoom!

  Monday, May 18th KA and KB will have a sweet summer send off!  Students and their families are invited to drive up to the entrance of school between 9:00-10:00. Teachers and administrators will be cheering on the kids. Please have your back windows open so we can say goodbye and hand off summer goodies, summer work packets and student work portfolios from the 2019-2020 school year. It is VERY important that everyone stays inside of their vehicles to ensure safety during the event.

Big Hugs!

Laura Sanders

4/27/2020

Ms. Sanders’

Corner

  

Love our friends!

4/27/2020

  Hi Everyone!

  

     Here comes the heat!  Looking forward this week to a scorcher!  Hopefully, we will all still be able to get out and about riding bikes, taking walks and also finding a cool place to relax!

  This week we are focusing on long Oo sounds.  Making sure we have a super solid foundation of teen numbers and continuing to write great stories in our journal!

  Parent, I have to hand it to you!  You all are doing a great job!  I appreciate all the pictures of work, emails and comments!  You all are truly doing a remarkable job and I want you to know it has not gone unnoticed!  I love doing our Zoom meetings and being able to see and chat with our classmates.  I understand that it is not always convenient or easy and I want to thank you for making sure all the class is there.  I am so fortune!  I have some fellow teachers in other places and they have shared how spotty Zoom attendance can sometimes be!  You guys ROCK!  Not one friend has missed a meeting!  Kudos!

  Keep up the good work!

Big hugs!!!!

Laura Sanders

4/20/2020

 Ms. Sanders’ Corner

4/20/2020

  Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We are looking forward to an exciting week.  We will be celebrating Earth day on Wednesday.  Every day should be Earth day, but we will pay special attention to how we are taking care of our planet. 

  We will be putting together an art project during our Zoom meeting, so if you could have the materials ready that would be fabulous!

  We are listening to long Ii sounds and learning what happens when there is that sneaky e at the end makes the vowel say it’s name.  Just like Aa last week.

  In math, we are working on ten frames, subtraction and story problems.  Mostly review. 

  I am going to add a few additional pages of work to do.  Please do them as you see fit.  They are meant to give extra practice, but there is no obligation to do them.  We are trying not to overwhelm anyone, but to insure there is some challenge and growth.

  Monday:  Bring your whiteboard to our meeting, please.

  Wednesday:  Bring the Earth day art project supplies.

Just for fun and to build some school spirit!

4.22 – Crazy Hat/Hair Day

4.29 – Pajama Day

5.6 – St. Michael’s Uniform Day

5.13 – Share Your Favorite Book Day

Hope you all are doing well! Please feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns!

Thank you,

Laura Sanders

4/14/2020

 

 

Ms. Sanders’ Corner

4/14/2020

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! The weather was lovely and I hope you all had the opportunity to make some memories!

We are heading into our fourth week of distance learning!
Hats off to all you are doing! I think each week gets a little easier and then new challenges arise. Hopefully, you all are feeling like you are in a good groove!

This week, we will continue focusing on long and short vowels. We are working on counting by 2’s. We have already fairly good at counting by 10’s.

We will continue to have our morning zoom meetings at 9. If there is anytime that you would like me to arrange another one, please let me know!

Thank you!

Missing you all!

Laura Sanders

3/15/2020

3/15/2020

New Plan!

In light of Mr. Sullivan’s email and Governor Ducey’s announcement, we will not see you until Tuesday.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do in the meantime!

Hugs and kisses!

Laura Sanders

3/16/2020

3/16/2020

Ms. Sanders’ Corner

  First things, first! 

What a lovely outpouring of love I was fortunate to receive on Friday!

All the cards were so special and kind, the gifts were so generous and the hugs and well wishes were the best!  Even though I am “older than dirt,” I was very grateful of everyone’s thoughtfulness. 

Thank you all!

  Well, and now to the hard stuff!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone for a short week, to pick up supplies and chitchat about all that is going on.  I am sure your children are confused and a bit apprehensive of all the changes happening around them.  To be honest, I am too.  Teaching Kindergarten remotely will be a new experience for me.  I look forward to finding new ways to connect!

   Ms. Walrath and I have made some folders, math tool kits, construction paper collections and supplies to get us started.  We are learning all about Google classroom and Zoom so we can continue instruction and following Jack and Annie on their adventures! 🙂

  This week we are looking forward to hearing from Danny the Leprechaun, reading about pots of gold and looking for rainbows!  We are continuing vowel sounds and working on number lines!

Wash your hands and have a great evening!

Warmly,

Laura Sanders

P.S.  Due to the change in format there is no homework yet for this week.

3/9/2020

Ms. Sanders’ Corner         

3/9/2020

Last week was truly wild and wonderful!  It started out with Wilber for love of reading and wrapped up with Eegee’s in our pajamas!  And so much fun in between!

We are looking forward to another great week, maybe a little less hectic…

We are looking to the skies this week and talking about space and the planets in our solar system.  Friday, we will be launching rockets with Rocket Scientists from Raytheon.  We will continue rhyming and reading, math and time too!

Thank you for all your support!  I am very fortunate to have such a great group of parents!  You all are so thoughtful and generous!  We appreciate all the time, energy and love you send to us!

Thank you!

Laura Sanders

Name______________

Choose four of the five homework choices:

• Name the eight planets in our solar system.

• Draw a picture of you as an astronaut, where would you travel to?

• Write a story about meeting a space alien.

  Try and do a somersault.  Make sure it is a soft area!

• Draw and name your own planet.  Add details!

Date________________

Practice words

  1. air
  2. star
  3. moon
  4. rings
  5. sun
  6. space
  7. race
  8. Earth
  9. day
  10. night

  Chose a chore and have your child mark it off as they accomplish it daily.

Chore:

____________________

Mon.  _____

Tues.  _____

Wed.  _____

Thurs. _____

3/2/2020

Ms. Sanders’ Corner

March 2, 2020

This week is very busy! We will discussing Dr. Seuss and putting together word families.  We are also continue working on numbers to 120!

Monday 3/2 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

Love of Reading week. 

Door decoration!

Tuesday 3/3

Scholastic Book Fair opens!

Wednesday 3/4

We will be having a guest teacher do a Spanish lesson for us.

Report cards will go home in their Eagle Express.

Thursday 3/5

We will be heading to TMC with a lovies!  Thanks to everyone who signed up to drive!

Author Jennifer Stewart will be here!

Friday 3/6

Pajama Day!  The students can wear their P.J.’s to school and we will be

dropping everything and reading! D.A.R.E.

Phew! Sounds like a busy week! 

Laura Sanders

Name______________

Choose four of the five homework choices:

• Sing your favorite song to three people.

• Practice drawing a fictional characters like Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches.

• Write 4 words that rhyme with Cat, four words that rhyme with Ham and four words that rhyme with boat.

  Do 10 leap frogs over a lovie.

• Write a sentence or two about your favorite book.

Date________________

Practice words

  1. hat
  2. cat
  3. sat
  4. mat
  5. rat
  6. green
  7. eggs
  8. ham
  9. Sam
  10. am

  Chose a chore and have your child mark it off as they accomplish it daily.

Chore:

____________________

Mon.  _____

Tues.  _____

Wed.  _____

Thurs. _____

Ms. Sanders’ Corner

March 2, 2020

This week is very busy! We will discussing Dr. Seuss and putting together word families.  We are also continue working on numbers to 120!

Monday 3/2 

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 

Love of Reading week. 

Door decoration!

Tuesday 3/3

Scholastic Book Fair opens!

Wednesday 3/4

We will be having a guest teacher do a Spanish lesson for us.

Report cards will go home in their Eagle Express.

Thursday 3/5

We will be heading to TMC with a lovies!  Thanks to everyone who signed up to drive!

Author Jennifer Stewart will be here!

Friday 3/6

Pajama Day!  The students can wear their P.J.’s to school and we will be

dropping everything and reading! D.A.R.E.

Phew! Sounds like a busy week! 

Laura Sanders

Name______________

Choose four of the five homework choices:

• Sing your favorite song to three people.

• Practice drawing a fictional characters like Dr. Seuss’ Sneetches.

• Write 4 words that rhyme with Cat, four words that rhyme with Ham and four words that rhyme with boat.

  Do 10 leap frogs over a lovie.

• Write a sentence or two about your favorite book.

Date________________

Practice words

  1. hat
  2. cat
  3. sat
  4. mat
  5. rat
  6. green
  7. eggs
  8. ham
  9. Sam
  10. am

  Chose a chore and have your child mark it off as they accomplish it daily.

Chore:

____________________

Mon.  _____

Tues.  _____

Wed.  _____

Thurs. _____