Monday, November 13, 2017

SeeSaw - Digital Portfolios For Any Classroom


Have you heard of Seesaw?!?! Seesaw is an amazing app and web based tool for students, teachers, and families!! This is my first year using Seesaw and I absolutely LOVE IT!! Seesaw empowers students to take ownership of their learning and to reflect on their progress over time. It also gives students tools to show what they know in the way that works best for them! This neat tool inspires students to try their best by providing an audience for their work beyond the classroom. It also creates meaningful home to school connections so families can better support their child's learning. 



How do we use it you ask... I started off the school year by using it to send parents important reminders, upload newsletters, and post pictures of our learning! It began as a tool for parent communication and has transformed into so much more! Now my students use it to post on their portfolio! They can share their work by uploading pictures and can add text or a recording to explain to their families what they are learning about and how they completed a project or activity. Students can "show what they know" using photos, videos, drawings, tex, PDFs, and links! You read that right!! Even in my kindergarten classroom, my kids can upload items straight to their journal and it is immediately accessible for me to view and give feedback! You may be wondering how it's so easy... Well, Seesaw has a built in support for a QR code sign in making it simple for my 5 and 6 year old learners to sign in! Students can also use an email address or a Google account to sign in making it a perfect tool for any K-12 classroom!



From a teacher's perspective, Seesaw saves time on organization and parent communication, makes formative assessment easy, and provides a safe place to teach 21st Century skills. I hope you will take the time to give Seesaw a look and explore all the great features this tool has to offer! it is a great app to use with your students and families!

Friday, August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017 News

Hi families! It's been a great second week at school! We've been busy learning all about letters and numbers. We also continued to discuss and practice the rules, routines, and procedures. Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

Make sure you write down those Dates to Remember. Also, please send your child's Friday folder back to school on Monday. We will keep those at school all week until it's time to send their work home again! If you have any questions about the folders or homework please let me know!

Reminder: If you have not done so already please connect with us on SeeSaw! I will be using SeeSaw as a way to communicate with everyone and your child will be able to start sharing their work with you very soon! I don't want you to miss out on anything! Let me know if you need help connecting to our class!

Well I think that's it for now! I hope you all have a great weekend!

~Mrs. Pullen


Friday, August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017 News

WOW!!! We've had an amazing first week at school! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! Also, we have lots of fun activities coming up so be sure to get those 'Dates to Remember' on your calendar! 

I have enjoyed getting to know your child this week and I am so happy to have them in my class! We discussed rules, routines, and procedures everyday! Ask your child all about calendar and centers! We had so much fun reading several books this week! They taught us all about sharing and being kind to our friends!

We will begin collecting BOX TOPS next week! Please send any that you collect with your child to school! The money earned from the BOX TOP collection goes straight back into the classroom! How awesome is that?!?!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 2017 Snack Calendar

Hi families!! Here is our snack calendar for the month of August! Please send the snacks for the class (15 students) prior to the their day so that we will have them separated and ready to go. Individually packaged snacks are preferred but not required. Please keep in mind to send healthy snacks such as yogurt, applesauce, raisins, crackers, carrot sticks, cheese sticks, fresh fruit, etc. If you are unsure of what kind of snacks to provide that fall in those guidelines, please contact me! I am available for your questions at 903-886-3757 or email me at stephanie.pullen@commerceisd.org.


Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 News

WOW!! What an amazing week it has been here at school! Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

Reminders:
$3.00 for our Pizza Party is due by Thursday, May 18th. If you would like to purchase a Kindergarten Circus DVD please send $7.00 to school by Friday, May 19th. We will get those DVD's copied as soon as the iMovie is complete. I will plan to start sending those home on May 19th or 22nd.

Please let me know if you have any questions! We have lots of things happening these last 8 days of school! I'm excited to have fun with the class and make lots of memories before school is out!

~Mrs. Pullen


Monday, May 1, 2017

May Snack Calendar

Here is our snack calendar for the month of May! Thank you to everyone that sent snack to school last month. We have snack every day around 2:45. Please send snack to school for 19 students on your child's designated snack day. Snacks should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the student handbook.


April 27, 2017 News

Here is our newsletter from last week! I'm a little late at getting it on the blog, but it went home with your child last Thursday.

If you have any questions about the upcoming events please let me know! We have so many exciting activities happening over the next few weeks!

Our Music Program is tomorrow night at CMS!! I hope to see everyone there!

Also, Kona Ice is coming tomorrow as well. Please send money with your child to school if you would like them to purchase a snow cone!

I'm here for any questions or concerns that you may have! Please contact me if you need anything!

Thanks!

~Mrs. Pullen