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Mrs. Tara Blankenship: Homepage

Mrs. Tara Blankenship: Homepage

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"Smarties" Math

In Kindergarten, we are little "smarties".  We used Smarties candy to help us solve simple addition and subtraction facts. Be sure to check out our photo gallery. 

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Snowball Fight!

With the return of students to school, we decided to have a snowball fight with adjectives.  The students had to write and draw a picture using adjectives. Then they were able to crumple up their paper into a snowball for the . . .

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Block Building Math Time

Students used blocks, whiteboards, and markers to learn to write simple addition equations in math.

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All Aboard the Polar Express!

Kindergarten boarded the Polar Express on Friday.  We enjoyed the movie, hot chocolate, and popcorn.  The children got to dress in pajamas and relax all day.

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December 6, 2019

  Thank you to each grandparent that was able to attend.  The children really enjoyed getting to visit and show their grandparent’s their classroom.   If you did not return the Santa letter, . . .

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November 1, 2019

  Winter Weather Information:   I can’t believe the snow is here already!  I wanted to give a reminder of appropriate winter gear.  In order for a student to be able to play in the snow, they . . .

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October 4, 2019

  Thank you to everyone that sent back the slip with preferred conference times.  Just a reminder that times are given on a first come first basis.     Behavior:  We are constantly . . .

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First Week of School!

  Whew!  We have survived our first full week of Kindergarten!!!   The students are adjusting to our routine really well, and I am so proud of them!  😊   This week we worked on establishing . . .

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Moon Journal

Moon Journals were due this morning.  If you did not get them turned in, I will allow you to turn them in on Monday morning.  I know this week we had a lot of cloudy and rainy nights.  I explained to the children at the . . .

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March 1, 2019

  Just a friendly reminder that students are allowed to make corrections to assignments that are sent home in the Friday folder.  They must be returned on Monday when student brings back their Friday folders. . . .

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Snow Days and 100 Days!

First grade decided to celebrate the 100th day of school on Friday, February 1, 2019.  We are a few days early due to all of the snow days, but the students enjoyed celebrating today.  They got to decorate a hat with 100 items, have . . .

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December 7, 2018 Newsletter

Reminders: I sent home reminders last week to the parents that signed up to donate items to our gingerbread houses.  Please have those items to school by December 14th. Thank you to the parents that have sent the items in already. . . .

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First Grade News!

  November 2, 2018   Dear Parents,   I had the students go through and restock their art boxes with their extra school supplies.  I am letting everyone know that students are going to . . .

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First Grade Happenings!

  Thank you to everyone who returned their parent/teacher conference time paper.  I would like to say that my late afternoon and evening slots are all full. Conferences run 15-minute intervals and only last till 6 this . . .

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Welcome Back!

August 31, 2018   Dear Parents,   Last week I sent home a little yellow piece of paper that was an order form for Highlight magazines.  I received one that ordered online, but it did not have a name and . . .

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