Teacher Pages Archive

Posted on December 15, 2018

Kindergarten News

Hello Families

Mrs. T had her baby December 12th! Baby Margaret Jane¬†ūüė䬆Mom and baby are doing great!¬†

 

Mrs. Bermingham will be filling in for Mrs. T. while she is on maternity leave. Welcome Mrs. Bermingham!

 
 
Our Winter Program was amazing!!¬† Thank you Mrs. O’Connor for all your hard work!!¬†
 
Library on Monday :  Please return your library books!!
 
Mrs. Sielbach is asking families if you have any yarn or toilet paper tubes to please send then to school with your child.  They are weaving in the upper grades for library lesson,  
 
Early release Mondays- every Monday school is dismissed at 2:30
 
Please help your child practice putting on snow gear (snowpants, boots, coats, hats, gloves etc.)! Please unload their back pack everyday so wet stuff can dry. Also, please send gyms shoes with your kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
 

 

With the cold, dry weather we are having lots of red, chapped, bleeding lips….I am ok with students bringing Chapstick to school. They can keep it in their backpack and use as needed. Please reinforce with them to not share their Chapstick with anyone!

 

Please remember to send snacks with your child! I have kids that are asking me for snacks 2 times a day,every day saying they don’t have anything.¬†¬†
 
 HOLIDAY PARTY:  On Friday, Dec 21 we will have our holiday party.  We will do crafts from 12:15 Р1:15.  We will have Music class from 1:15- 1:45  Recess from 1:45- 2:05.  Then we will have our holiday snack and movie, decorating graham crackers with frosting and candies 2:05- 3:00.  I could use help with the crafts if you are available.  Please send me an email at jputnam@helenaschools.org.  I also need families to 
send in graham crackers, white frosting,  Sprinkles, and little candies to decorate,plates, napkins and plastic knives to spread the frosting.  Please send me an email if you  can send in these items or can come help us make our snack.  jputnam@helenaschools.org.
Pajama Party for our class! Friday, Dec. 21st– Students may wear pajamas to school that day! Please send warm clothes to put on over PJs for recess. Must wear shoes! NO slippers, stuffed animals,pillows, blankets etc.
Winter Break Monday, Dec. 24th-Tuesday, Jan. 1
 
Reading/Writing:
recognize/produce rhyming words
Letter names/sounds-  Letter Ff
segmenting/blending syllables of words
Our Sight words are         I    Like    The   And   See  We  A  To  come  me my with  what you
 
Math/Calendar
Recognizing numbers 0-50
Counting objects 0-50
Orally counting 0-50
Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle)
 
recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)
Making up fun math stories.  I have 2 candies You eat one.  How many do I have left.  
Teen numbers:  10 + 2 = 12 etc
 
Social Studies/Science/art
Animals 
Holiday fun
 Buddies:  the Grinch  
 
You can access Successmaker online athttps://successmaker.helenaschools.org/lms/sm.view
And iRead online at
 
 
Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!
 

Jill Putnam

jputnam@helenaschools.org

 

Posted on December 8, 2018

Kindergarten News

Hello Families
 
Special thank you to Diego, Nava’s dad and Andrew, Alder’s dad for sharing their knowledge on Hanukkah with us.¬†
 
If you have a special talent or knowledge you would like to share with us please let us know!!
 
Our Winter Program is Thursday, Dec. 13th at 1:30 and Friday, Dec. 14th at 10:00 and 1:30. All 3 programs are the same. Please pick only 1 program to attend so everyone has a chance to sit and enjoy!
 
Attention volunteers:  During the week of the program, December 10-14 we will not need you to volunteer,  We have many extra rehearsals which interrupts our morning block time.  You can enjoy the week off and we will see you the week of Dec 17-21.  Thank you for all the time you give!!!
 
Food Drive for Niceness is Priceless campaign at Jefferson- send canned or non-perishable food items to the classroom or office Monday, Dec. 10-Friday, Dec. 14th. Thanks!


 
Library on Monday :  Please return your library books!!
 
Mrs. Sielbach is asking families if you have any yarn or toilet paper tubes to please send then to school with your child.  They are weaving in the upper grades for library lesson,  
 
Early release Mondays- every Monday school is dismissed at 2:30
 
Please help your child practice putting on snow gear (snowpants, boots, coats, hats, gloves etc.)! Please unload their back pack everyday so wet stuff can dry. Also, please send gyms shoes with your kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
 

 

With the cold, dry weather we are having lots of red, chapped, bleeding lips….I am ok with students bringing Chapstick to school. They can keep it in their backpack and use as needed. Please reinforce with them to not share their Chapstick with anyone!

 

Please remember to send snacks with your child! I have kids that are asking me for snacks 2 times a day,every day saying they don’t have anything.¬†¬†
 
 HOLIDAY PARTY:  On Friday, Dec 21 we will have our holiday party.  We will do crafts from 12:15 Р1:15.  We will have Music class from 1:15- 1:45  Recess from 1:45- 2:05.  Then we will have our holiday snack and movie, decorating graham crackers with frosting and candies 2:05- 3:00.  I could use help with the crafts if you are available.  Please send me an email at jputnam@helenaschools.org.  I also need families to 

send in graham crackers, white frosting,  and little candies to decorate,

plates, napkins and plastic knives to spread the frosting.  Please send me an email if you  can send in these items or can come help us make our snack.  jputnam@helenaschools.org.  

Pajama Party for our class! Friday, Dec. 21st– Students may wear pajamas to school that day! Please send warm clothes to put on over PJs for recess. Must wear shoes! NO slippers, stuffed animals,pillows, blankets etc.
Winter Break Monday, Dec. 24th-Tuesday, Jan. 1
 
Reading/Writing:
recognize/produce rhyming words
Letter names/sounds-  review week
segmenting/blending syllables of words
Our Sight words are         I    Like    The   And   See  We  A  To  come  me my with  
 
What sounds do words  begin with?  
 
 
Math/Calendar
Recognizing numbers 0-50
Counting objects 0-50
Orally counting 0-50
Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle)
 
recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)
Making up fun math stories.  I have 2 candies You eat one.  How many do I have left.  
Teen numbers:  10 + 2 = 12 etc
 
Social Studies/Science/art
Weather
gingerbread 
 Buddies:  no buddies this week.  
 
You can access Successmaker online athttps://successmaker.helenaschools.org/lms/sm.view
And iRead online at
 
 
Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!

 

Jill Putnam

jputnam@helenaschools.org

324- 2060

Posted on December 1, 2018

Kindergarten News

Hello Families
Our Winter Program is Thursday, Dec. 13th at 1:30 and Friday, Dec. 14th at 10:00 and 1:30. All 3 programs are the same. Please pick only 1 program to attend so everyone has a chance to sit and enjoy!
 
Attention volunteers:  During the week of the program, December 10-14 we will not need you to volunteer,  We have many extra rehearsals which interrupts our morning block time.  You can enjoy the week off and we will see you the week of Dec 17-21.  Thank you for all the time you give!!!
 
Library on Monday :  Please return your library books!!
 
Mrs. Sielbach is asking families if you have any yarn or toilet paper tubes to please send then to school with your child.  They are weaving in the upper grades for library lesson,  
 
Early release Mondays- every Monday school is dismissed at 2:30
 
Please help your child practice putting on snow gear (snowpants, boots, coats, hats, gloves etc.)! Please unload their back pack everyday so wet stuff can dry. Also, please send gyms shoes with your kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
 

With the cold, dry weather we are having lots of red, chapped, bleeding lips….I am ok with students bringing Chapstick to school. They can keep it in their backpack and use as needed. Please reinforce with them to not share their Chapstick with anyone!

Please remember to send snacks with your child! I have kids that are asking me for snacks 2 times a day,every day saying they don’t have anything.¬†¬†
 
Winter Break Monday, Dec. 24th-Tuesday, Jan. 1
 HOLIDAY PARTY:  On Friday, Dec 21 we will have our holiday party.  We will do crafts from 12:15 Р1:15.  We will have Music from 1:15- 1:45  Recess from 1:45- 2:05.  Then we will have our holiday snack and movie, decorating graham crackers with frosting and candies 2:05- 3:00.  I could use help with the crafts if you are available.  Please send me an email at jputnam@helenaschools.org.  I also need families to send in graham crackers, white frosting,  and little candies to decorate.  please send me an email if you  can send in these items or can come help us make our snack.  jputnam@helenaschools.org.  
 
Reading/Writing:
recognize/produce rhyming words
Letter names/sounds-  the letter Nn
segmenting/blending syllables of words
Our Sight words are         I    Like    The   And   See  We  A  To  come  me my with  
 
What sounds do words  begin with?  
 
 
Math/Calendar
Recognizing numbers 0-50
Counting objects 0-50
Orally counting 0-50
Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle)
 
recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)
Making up fun math stories.  I have 2 candies You eat one.  How many do I have left.  
Teen numbers:  10 + 2 = 12 etc
 
Social Studies/Science/art
Hanukkah 
Weather
 Buddies:  Christmas
You can access Successmaker online athttps://successmaker.helenaschools.org/lms/sm.view
And iRead online at
 
 
Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!
 
Jill Putnam
jputnam@helenaschools.org
Posted on November 17, 2018

Kindergarten news

Hello Families

Thank you for taking time and visiting with me for parent teacher conferences.  I had a nice time seeing you all again.  Can you believe that it has been 9 weeks since the home visit?  Time flies!!

Remember to order your Jefferson Spirit Wear (shirts/sweatshirts with Jefferson Mustang logo) by Wed. Nov. 21st. Here is the link to order online:

https://jeffersonmustangs.itemorder.com/sale

 

Buddy time on Monday:  PIE DAY  we will be making pumpkin pie and eating our winning pizza pie flavor.

NO SCHOOL Wed. Nov. 21stРFriday, Nov. 23rd for Thanksgiving Break

Save the date! Our Winter Program is Thursday, Dec. 13th at 1:30 and Friday, Dec. 14th at 10:00 and 1:30. All 3 programs are the same. Please pick only 1 program to attend so everyone has a chance to sit and enjoy!

 

Book orders:¬† I do a combined¬†November/December¬†order.¬† I have extended the due date.¬†¬†They will be due November¬†30th by 3:30.¬† Please let me know via email if you are ordering books for your child’s¬†Christmas¬†gifts and I will not give them to the child.¬† I will send you and email and you can pick them up.¬† Thanks!!!

Library on Monday :  Please return your library books!!

Early release Mondays- every Monday school is dismissed at 2:30

Please help your child practice putting on snow gear (snowpants, boots, coats, hats, gloves etc.)! Please unload their back pack everyday so wet stuff can dry. Also, please send gyms shoes with your kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please remember to send snacks with your child! I have kids that are asking me for snacks 2 times a day,every day saying they don’t have anything.¬†¬†

Reading/Writing:

recognize/produce rhyming words

Letter names/sounds-  Review week.

segmenting/blending syllables of words

Our Sight words are         I    Like    The   And   See  We  A  To

What sounds do words  begin with?

Math/Calendar

Recognizing numbers 0-50

Counting objects 0-50

Orally counting 0-50

Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle)

recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)

Making up fun math stories.  I have 2 candies You eat one.  How many do I have left.

Teen numbers:  10 + 2 = 12 etc

Social Studies/Science/art

shapes

Weather

Turkeys

Thanksgiving

Successmaker and iRead

We have been using Successmaker (an online math program) and iRead (online reading program) throughout the week for about 15 minutes. I do not expect you to use this at home since we are using it in class, but it may be useful during the Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break to help keep skills sharp. You can find the links on my web page or use the links below.

You can access Successmaker online athttps://successmaker.helenaschools.org/lms/sm.view

And iRead online at

https://idp-awsprod1.education.scholastic.com/idp/

 

coloring, and drawing are also great skills to work on over the Thanksgiving break!

Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!

Jill Putnam

jputnam@helenaschools.org

Posted on November 10, 2018

Kindergarten News

Hello Families

 

Book orders:¬† I do a combined¬†November/December¬†order.¬† I have extended the due date.¬† They will be due November¬†30th by 3:30.¬† Please let me know via email if you are ordering books for your child’s¬†Christmas¬†gifts and I will not give them to the child.¬† I will send you and email and you can pick them up.¬† Thanks!!!

 

 

Library on Monday :  Please return your library books!!

 

Early release Mondays- every Monday school is dismissed at 2:30

 

Please help your child practice putting on snow gear (snowpants, boots, coats, hats, gloves etc.)! Please unload their back pack everyday so wet stuff can dry. Also, please send gyms shoes with your kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Please remember to send snacks with your child!

 

Report cards came home Friday, Nov. 9th.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, Nov. 13th and Thursday, Nov. 15th.

 

NO SCHOOL Wed. Nov. 21stРFriday, Nov. 23rd for Thanksgiving Break

 

Save the date! Our Winter Program is Thursday, Dec. 13th at 1:30 and Friday, Dec. 14th at 10:00 and 1:30. All 3 programs are the same. Please pick 1 only one program to attend so everyone has a chance to sit and enjoy!

 

 

 

Reading/Writing:

recognize/produce rhyming words

Letter names/sounds-  Pp  will be our focus this week.

segmenting/blending syllables of words

 

Our Sight words are         I    Like    The   And   See  We  A  To

 

What sounds do words  begin with?

Have your child brainstorm a list of words that begin with our letter of the week Pp !

 

 

Math/Calendar

Recognizing numbers 0-50

Counting objects 0-50

Orally counting 0-50

Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle)

 

recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)

Making up fun math stories.  I have 2 candies You eat one.  How many do I have left.

 

Social Studies/Science/art

Wheels and transportation

Weather

Turkeys

Thanksgiving

Buddy time on Monday:  Veteran’s Day

 

Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!

 

Jill Putnam

jputnam@helenaschools.org

Posted on November 8, 2018

Quarter 1 Report 2018-2019

Hey everyone,

Here is the quarterly report for what the students have done this first quarter of PE.  Have a great week.  Quarter 1 2018

Posted on November 8, 2018

11/5/2018-11/9/2018

Hello everyone,

This week, students will learn how to guard a receiver as a defender.  They will also be playing a game that will utilize all the skills they have learned during this football skills section.  Have a great week.

Posted on November 3, 2018

Kindergarten News

Hello Families
 A BIG thank you to all who helped with our class Halloween party.  Fun was had by all as we made crafts/centers and ate yummy orange snacks.
 
The I LIKE School play as a big success.¬† Thank you Mrs. O’Connor for all your hard work!!!
Book orders:¬† I do a combined¬†November/December¬†order.¬† They will be due Friday,¬†November¬†16th by 3:30.¬† Please let me know via email if you are ordering books for your child’s¬†Christmas¬†gifts and I will not give them to the child.¬† I will send you and email and you can pick them up.¬† Thanks!!!
Reading Logs:  Send in your October reading logs(candy corn color page) I will hand our new November reading logs.  There was a mix up this year, no Pizza Book its were given to Jefferson.  So I will be putting stickers or other fun little prizes on their Reading logs!!!
Library on Monday :  Please return your library books!!
 
Early release Mondays- every Monday school is dismissed at 2:30
 
Please remember to send snacks with your child! 
 
Kindergarten Teachable Moments will be held November 8 at 3:45-4:15  It will cover how to actively read with your child.  Having them look for sight words and checking for comprehension as well as vocabulary.  Each child that attends will get a little reader to take home.  
 
Thursday, Nov. 8th Picture Re-takes
 
Parent teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 15.    Please sign your yellow slips and return ASAP!
Report cards will come home Friday, Nov. 9th. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be Tuesday, Nov. 13th and Thursday, Nov. 15th. 


NO SCHOOL Wed. Nov. 21stРFriday, Nov. 23rd for Thanksgiving Break


 
Reading/Writing:
recognize/produce rhyming words
Letter names/sounds-  Cc  will be our focus this week.
segmenting/blending syllables of words
 
Our Sight words are         I    Like    The   And   See  We  A  
What sounds do words  begin with?  
Have your child brainstorm a list of words that begin with our letter of the week Cc ! 
 
 
Math/Calendar
Recognizing numbers 0-40
Counting objects 0-40
Orally counting 0-50
Shapes (circle, rectangle, square, triangle)
recognizing a 5 group in numbers (8 is 5 and 3 more)
Making up fun math stories.  I have 2 candies You eat one.  How many do I have left.  
 
Social Studies/Science/art
Weather
How animals move
Turkeys
Thanksgiving
Buddy time on Monday :  Voting
 
Thank you for sharing your kids with me!!!
 
Jill Putnam
jputnam@helenaschools.org
Posted on October 29, 2018

10/29/2018-11/2/2018

Hey everyone,

This week, students will continue to practice their basic football skills.  They will learn how to center the ball and play a few small games to emphasize these skills.  Have a great week.

Posted on October 29, 2018

10/22/2018-10/26/2018

Hello everyone,

This week, students have started learning basic football skills.  This has included throwing and catching.  Have a great week.