• December update

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 12/19/2016

    The month of December is flying by and we have been busy little elves.  During our “before breakfast” time we have added calendar skills where we are learning about counting, numbers, beginning sounds, and of course days of the week and months of the year.  Our themes have been animals, and all kinds of informational books, along with Christmas stories. 

    On Monday evening, December 19, the K-H class will be the first performers at the Winter Concert.  We will sing, Up on the Housetop.  Concert dress is any nice clothing you may have and students should arrive in the K-H room at 6:45 for the 7:00 presentation.  After their song, please come collect your little ones in the hallway so we don’t interrupt the rest of the performances. 

    Thursday we will have a Christmas celebration.  We are NOT exchanging gifts but if anyone would like to send in a treat that is fine.  Please make sure they are the packable kind as the extra’s come home in a baggie.  We currently have 13 lovely K-H students.

    Hope you all have a splendid winter beak with your little ones and we will see you on January 3.

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  • Upcoming Concert!

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 11/4/2016

    November 4, 2016


    Welcome to the second quarter of school!  Report cards for quarter 1 will be hand delivered this week when you pick your child up from school.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions at all.


    We sure had fun learning all about the stars in the Pacific Science Center planetarium on Monday.  We also created spiders showing how much improvement we have made in our cutting skills and pencil grips.  This week we are beginning to learn the way our letters are formed.  You might be hearing about start dots, arrows, divers, helicopters, and magic C’s all related to pencil strokes.  We have first name sheets to begin our handwriting with since we get to practice this so often.


    An important upcoming event is our first concert which will happen on Veterans Day, this Friday, Nov 11th at 7:00 p.m.  (Please have your child at the school and ready to go by 6:45.)  We will be riding our stick horses and singing Our Home’s in Montana.  Any nice western attire will greatly add to our little cowboys and cowgirls, or any nice clothing will be appropriate. 


    There is also the free preschool screening at the school this Wednesday from 9:30 to 2:30.   Then that evening from 5:00 to 6:30 is our St. Regis Night Extravaganza and dinner thanking the community for their continued support and showcasing some great things going on in our school.  Hope to see you there! 

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  • Let's get Spacey!

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 10/27/2016

    We have had loads of fun with dressing up for drug free week.  Lots of being kind, honest, and positive went into our lessons.  We were the “best me” on Monday, “put a cap” on Tuesday, “too bright” on Wed, “super heroes” on Thurs, and dressed in “red” on Friday.  


    This coming Monday we will have special presentations for the whole school from the Pacific Science Center; so let’s “Space it up” for the day.  Rather than Halloween we will celebrate space exploration, the planets, and the stars.  Children can dress spacey if they want but keep in mind that we will be crawling into the planetarium so nothing that restricts movement or impairs vision.   Then they can be excited all over again when they dress for Halloween that evening.  If you would like, only packaged treats will be allowed at school, and will all be sent home with students.


    We are still singing our little song “My Home’s in Montana” and have been very busy at the art center.   It seems cutting paper and gluing it back together is pretty fascinating.  This worked out well as we cut out red handprints for a wall poster.  We will be making 8-legged spiders soon and are going to start a stick horse craft project too. 

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  • Yee Haw!

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 10/6/2016

    Attention all our little cowboys and cowgirls!  Next Tuesday, Oct 11, will be cowboy/cowgirl day in the KH classroom.  Dress up if you wish and bring your stick horses if you have them!


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  • parent Teacher Conferences

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 10/4/2016

    Our mid-term for quarter one has now past and Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for this Thursday, October 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Please see your assigned time below.  If you are unable to make this time, please let me know and we will work something else out.  School is out for students at 1:20 so an earlier time would certainly be a possibility.  Remember, there is also no school on Friday, Oct 7, due to teacher training. 


    In other news, we have been having a lot of fun with cowboys recently and now know lots of “clues” for finding what one looks like.  The song “My Home’s in Montana” has also been a hit as we learn a bit more about our state.  We got to use the Smart Board for some math games and now that the leaves are falling, we are looking at them and deciding what makes them the same or different. 


    If you haven’t checked out our school web page lately it would be a good time.  Our class has a page where you can read these newsletters, find out about our program, and see some cool pictures of us.  Go to www.stregisschool.org and click on:  Elementary, then:  Mrs. McLinden – Half Day K. 


    Have a great long weekend and hope to see you all at conferences!

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  • "With these hands, with this mind, with this heart, I can do anything!"

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 9/23/2016

    We say this each morning at breakfast and K-H is learning about being good citizens.  We studied Earth, the globe, things in Montana, the town we live in, and heard stories about the United States of America.  Learning the Pledge of Allegiance has begun and we concentrated on the first line this week.  As good citizens we also began to learn what our full names are, where we live, and what our parents names are.  Each child is learning the first letter of their first name and we sing the ABC song too. We look at books, tell the story, and count things each day. This is such a bright group of students! I think they WILL accomplish anything they wish to!

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  • parade time

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 9/22/2016

    It's parade time!  Don't miss the fun!


    The time has been changed for the Homecoming Parade on Friday.  It will now begin at 12:15.  Hope you can bring all your little ones to watch!

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  • Two weeks of fun

    Posted by Linda McLinden on 9/16/2016

    This blog will be the most current news about the goings on in the Half Day K room.  Check every week or two for an update and while you're at it check out our class pictures page.

    Our half day Kindergarten has added such an exciting group of new students to our school!  We are 13 beautiful children full of fun, energy, and character.  So far our little ones have been learning a lot about how things work in a school; like listening, following directions, sharing, cleaning up, lining up, bathroom behavior, walking feet, quiet voices, safe play outside, . . So much when you are new to it all and they are catching on quickly.  We have also read and listened to some interesting stories, done a lot of playing with boxes of really cool toys, drew our own pictures, and molded some great play dough animals.   

    Our most exciting news is the announcement of our first Student of the Month which was awarded to Dominic!  He got a certificate, a medal, a pencil, and got to eat lunch with his parents at a special decorated table.  We are all excited for him!

    There are a few changes that I need to let you parents know about too:  

    1. Our lunchtime has been moved up to 10:45 so it would be good to pick up your children a bit earlier (11:20 to 11:30) so they don’t have to sit so long when they are finished with their meal.  
    2. When picking up your child you must check in at the office each day.  This is standard safety procedure  in all schools and helps keep your children safe.  The door to the High School (closest to our classroom) is where everyone should be entering and exiting.  All other doors on campus are locked throughout the day. I am working on special badges for you to carry so you will only have to sign your name and the time when you come in.  

    Next week is homecoming so we are going to have some dress-up days if kids would like to play along;  Monday: Patriotic Day;  Tuesday: Squad Day (i.e. group up with people to form a box of crayons, group of oompa loompas, parts of a cheeseburger, etc.);  Wednesday: Mythology Day (Folklore, Greek gods/goddesses, Heros/Legends);  Thursday: Grease (the movie) / 1970s;  Friday: Green & Gold Day.  The homecoming parade on Friday is after we are released from school, but I hope to see you all there!  

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