Classroom News

A Peek at Our Next 2 Weeks

It’s Fire Safety Week! We will be talking about fire safety and emergency workers. We’ll also talk about the importance of knowing 911 and when to call. This is a great time to talk with your child about your family’s safety plans at home. They should have great tips to share with you! J

We will also have a special visit by the Cook Fire Department tomorrow and Deputy Krueger, our school resource officer, next week! What awesome community workers we have! J

We will enjoy a fun ABC Letter Share next Monday, Oct. 16. Your child’s letter(s) and bag have been sent home today. You may send them back as soon as you’ve chosen an item! Thank you for helping your child choose items to share! This is a great experience for them to gain confidence speaking in front of a group! Last week’s Show and Tell went great! J

The following week (Oct. 23), we will be learning about pumpkins in science. We will explore how pumpkins grow, the parts of the plant, and what plants need to survive. Are there any gardeners out there who have mini pumpkins for 14 students? Or 1-2 medium-sized pumpkins to share with our class? J



It’s Homecoming Week! J

Wednesday, Oct. 11

  • Library- Return your books to check out new ones!

Thursday, Oct. 12

  • North Woods School Pride/Family Fun Night, Commons, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • October Book Orders Due!!

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 19 & 20

  • No School- MEA Teacher Workshop
  • Please remember to send a snack with your child each day! J
  • Water bottles can come back to school every Monday. It’s nice to have them to hydrate our learning brains and bodies!! J J J

 The Seven Mindsets 

What do the world’s happiest and most successful people have in common? It’s how they think! This year we will learn and activate success strategies and empower ourselves to live the lives of our dreams! October’s mindset is…



This means that we all have the ability to do and become great things! Whether it’s being a good son or daughter, or a great athlete or artist, we all have wonderful gifts and talents, and there is no limit to the amazing things we can do. All of us should dream big and expect great things every day! J

          What do the world’s happiest and most successful people have in common? It’s how they think! In kindergarten we learn and activate success strategies and empower ourselves to live the lives of our dreams through our seven mindsets.     
  1. Everything Is Possible--Dream Big, Embrace Creativity, Think Positive, Act and Adjust
  2. Passion First--Focus on Strengths, Explore Your Interests, Make a Stand, Be Authentic
  3. We are Connected--Embrace Everyone, Maximize Positive Relationships, Build Your Dream Team, Lead With Value
  4. 100% Accountable--Own Your Life, Overcome Limiting Beliefs, Focus Your Energy, Grow Through Life
  5. Attitude of Gratitude--Treasure Yourself, Be More Grateful, Thank it Forward, Elevate Your Perspective
  6. Live to Give--Stretch Yourself, Make a Difference, Receive Gracefully, Leave a Legacy
  7. The Time is Now--Embrace Every Moment, Get in the Zone, Let Yourself be Vulnerable, Act on Purpose

Notes from home are needed for all after school and/or bus changes!! Because your note goes to the office, PLEASE be sure the note includes:
  • Teacher Name
  • Child’s first and last name
  • Date of bus change
  • Parent/Guardian Signature

  • Please remember to send your child with appropriate outdoor clothing. Students WILL go outside every day for recess (sometimes phy. ed. also!) unless of rain. The playground can be windy and cold! It is important that they are dressed for the weather! Thank you!
  • **SNACK** We have snack time in our room every day. Please send a nutritious snack in your child’s backpack daily. All kindergarten students get FREE milk at snack time
  • School Spirit- Students are encouraged to wear Grizzly colors every Friday to show your school spirit! We have a great school store offering a variety of Grizzly clothing! You can also place orders online at the following address!!  
  •  “Show and Tell” is an exciting event in kindergarten!  Books, games, toys, insects, rocks, photos, etc. that are special to your child are all great examples of items he/she may bring. Please do not send any toy guns or other toys that simulate various types of weapons. Also, please do not send valuable or highly breakable things to school…you’d be surprised what those backpacks go through on the school bus! During Show and Tell, your child learns about questioning, critical thinking, problem solving, as well as language skills. It is also a “feel good” time of the day to share about themselves and what they are proud of!
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