Mark Your Calendar

calendarThis is our last week on-track and it is full to the brim. We’ll be participating in a Mystery Number Google Hang-Out on Wednesday with a first grade class at Arlene Hein Elementary. We’ll test our number senses again on Thursday with a first grade class in Truckee. We will be asking and answering questions to find the Mystery Number. On Thursday and Friday, we will meet up with our Big Buddies to work in the garden. We have some weeding to do as well as sowing seeds for the next crop. What do you think we will be planting?

If you would like to participate with us, please let me know. We can always use another pair of hands. We would also welcome a donation of 2 bags of planting soil.:D

Picture Money is due now.
Monday: Homework and folders are due.
Wednesday: Library books are due.
Friday: Minimum Day- all Kindergartners come 7:45 AM – 11:16 AM
Orders for Dodo Bags are due.
April 6 to April 27: We are off-track.
Tuesday, April 28: Back to School!


Here are three quick notes:

Our second Parent University is on March 26th. I hope you are considering attending. I have emailed you a flyer with more information.

Bingo Night is this Friday, March 20th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Our PTA has a very fun night planned with some really great prizes.

I will not be in class this Wed-Fri. I will be attending a technology conference for teachers. I’ll miss my precious Kindergartners, but there’s so much more to learn. I want to be the best teacher possible for my students. Mrs. Noya (A-Track teacher) will be here in my place. I have no doubts that there will be lots of learning going on without me.

See you on Monday!

Mrs. P

Celebrate Your Progress

Dear Families,

It has been my utmost pleasure chatting with you at our conferences about your precious children.  I treasure each and every one of my students.  They make me smile and laugh out loud daily with their cleverness, profound observations and kind hearts.  I have the best job there is!

Report cards for the second trimester went home with the students today.  I hope you enjoy some time reflecting on the progress your child has made so far.  We have covered a lot of ground.  There is reason to celebrate. Visit our VoiceThreads and leave a message of encouragement for your child.  It’s a great motivator to know that others are taking notice of our hard work.

The rest of the year will seem to go by in a flash.  Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

Mrs. Petuya 😀

Check Out Our Newest Work!

Be sure to click on the tab marked “Our Online Work”.  We have completed two projects on VoiceThread.  I think you’ll really like them.  Please leave a comment about our efforts.  It is a great motivator to know that others are listening to us.  If you have not set up a VoiceThread account, you will have to do that before you can leave a comment.  It should be a very simple process.  Let me know if you need some guidance.

Butterfly Migration

Cathe's phone 238I have exciting news!  Our butterflies made it to Mexico!  Click here to Find Our Butterflies! and see the students who are taking care of them for the winter.  Can you find Michoacan, Mexico on a map? Do you remember how far our butterflies had to travel?  I wonder when the real monarch butterflies will begin their migration north again?  When will the Mexican students send us their butterflies?  Make a prediction and post it as a comment.