Thursday, December 15, 2016

January 2017 Snack Calendar

Here is our Snack Calendar for January! Thank you to everyone that sent snack during the month of December!!


Happy Holidays!!

This week at school has been absolutely fabulous!! We had Movie and Pajama Day, a trip to the North Pole of Texas, and will end the week with our Christmas Party!! WOW!! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! Remember tonight is our Music Program at 6:00 at CMS. Please be there at 5:45 PM. I am so excited to watch the kiddos perform! They have been practicing each week in music class and are very excited to sing for you!

I hope you all have a wonderful break! We will see you back at school on Tuesday, December 3rd!

Merry Christmas!

~Mrs. Pullen


Friday, December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016 News

Hi everyone!! We had an awesome week at school! We are having so much fun learning all about Christmas traditions around the world! Next week will finish our unit with Mexico! Ask your child about the countries we've learned about so far (Netherlands, America, Germany, Israel, Ukraine, and Poland)!!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week. Please note that our Christmas Program was changed to Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 PM at CMS. We hope to see you all there! I will be sending a note home from Mrs.Weimar about the program next week.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Stay warm!

Mrs. Pullen


December 2, 2016 News

Hi families!! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We've has so much fun learning about Christmas traditions from all over the world! Ask your child about Israel, Poland, and Ukraine! We will learn about 3 more countries next week!

I sent home a note home about our Christmas party today. It is in your child's folder. Please fill it out and let us know how you can help!! It is going to be a fun party filled with lots of yummy food and games!

Also, if you have not done so already, please fill out and sign the permission form for our field trip to the North Pole of Texas. We are going on Thursday, December 15th! I must have your child's signed permission form in order for them to attend. This is a fun field trip and goes perfect with our Christmas Around the World unit!

I will not be at school tomorrow so if you have any questions or transportation changes please call the front office! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Pullen




Friday, November 18, 2016

December 2016 Snack Calendar

Here is our snack calendar for December! I will send a copy of this home when the students return to school on Monday, November 28th!

Thank you to everyone that sent snack this month!

I hope everyone has a fun, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving Day!!


November 17, 2016 News

Hello families!! I can't believe Thanksgiving Break is already here! The school year is FLYING by!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We have been super busy learning all about Thanksgiving Traditions and Teen Numbers! We also spent lots of time this week learning about and exploring soil! Ask your child about how/ ways soil is useful!

Remember, Thanksgiving lunch is today at 10:40 AM. We are super excited to get dressed up in our costumes! We hope to see you there!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday break!

See you all back at school on Monday, November 28th!

Mrs. Pullen




Friday, November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 News

WOW!! It's been a busy, fun filled week at CES!! We had so much fun participating in Halloween themed learning centers on Monday and 50th Day of School activities on Tuesday!!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week.

If you have not done so already, please send an adult sized white t-shirt with your child to school by Monday, November 7th. We are going to use the shirt to make Native American costumes for our Thanksgiving Lunch on November 18th. I will need them by Monday so that I can dye them and then give the children time to decorate their shirt! I am so excited for this special activity! Thank you for your help!

A few dates have been added/ changed on the newsletter. Please take a look at our upcoming events!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Pullen






Monday, October 31, 2016

November 2016 Snack Calendar

Here is our snack calendar for November! Thank you to everyone who sent snack last month!! We love snack time and appreciate all the awesome snacks that have been sent to school!


Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 News

Good afternoon families!! We've had an AWESOME week at school! Take a look at our newsletter!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered and sent pumpkins for our Pumpkin Carving Activity! We had a BLAST!!

Red Ribbon week has been so much fun! I've enjoyed seeing all the children participate with the special theme each day this week. Remember, no costumes on Monday.

Tuesday is the 50th Day of School. Children may dress in 50's attire!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

See you Monday!


Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 21, 2016 News

Happy Friday Families!! We've had a wonderful week at school! Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help us on the 27th for our Pumpkin Carving. I still need one more parent to assist us with this activity! Please let me know if you can help! Also, I had 3 parents that said they could send a pumpkin! Thank you! Please send it to school by Wednesday. We need 1 more pumpkin as well. If you can send a pumpkin to school please let me know before Thursday! Thank you for all your help with putting this activity together! The children are going to have so much fun!

Remember, next week is Red Ribbon Week! I posted a picture of the note on Twitter! I will also post it on the blog this afternoon! I can't wait to see all of the children participate and support our Drug Free Campaign!

Also, just a reminder that next Tuesday (October 25th) is an early release day. We will dismiss at 12:20 PM.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


iCoach Blog Post: Creation Apps: Tellagami

Want a way to bring your student’s voice to life? Well look no further! I’ve got the perfect creation app for you! TELLAGMI! Tellagmi is a FREE app that combines photos, voice, 3D character customization and personality on a mobile platform, to help your students communicate in a way that's never been possible! Here’s an example of  how I’ve used Tellagami with my Kindergarten students:

We used Tellagmi to create weather forecasts! This project was completed over a few days in small groups (4-6 students per group).

First, I had my students watch a few examples of a real weather forecast. I wanted them to see what I expected their final product to look like. Then we went over our rubric. My students were expected to include temperature, precipitation, wind conditions, and what they could wear for that type of weather in their weather report!

Next, we started creating! While making their Gamis, my students found a weather forecast background by searching safari. Once they found the forecast they wanted to use, they studied the picture to decide what they would say about the weather. As they looked at the forecast they chose, I reminded them of the different information I wanted them to include in their report. They used their rubric to draw and write down facts about their forecast. Writing their facts down helped them when they were ready to record their forecast.

After they chose their background, they were able to customize their avatar. Most of them made their avatar resemble themselves. This is the part that takes the longest because they enjoy changing every aspect of their avatar! :)

With their background and avatar ready, they were able to record their forecast for 30 seconds. The free version of Tellagami allows you to do 30 seconds of voice recording which is just enough for a forecast! For older students, you can type in what you would like the avatar to say and pick a prerecord voice. Recording their own voice works better for my students!

After they were completely finished, they saved their Tellagmi to their camera roll on the iPad and then air dropped their final product to me! My students have become quite the digital learners!

Another way for students to submit their work might be through uploading it to Google Classroom, creating a QR code to share digitally, or posting it on their personal blog!

Tellagmi can be used for many projects including reciting famous speeches, reciting a poem, telling a story through a character, explain facts about a famous person, and many more! Another great aspect about Tellagmi is you can save it to the camera roll on your device and “app smash” it with other apps like Explain Everything or iMovie!

Using creation apps like Tellagami can have a profound impact on student learning, engagement, and participation!

Enjoy the pictures and videos of these technology smarties!!











Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 News

WOW!! We've had an awesome and super busy week at school!! Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

I have enjoyed visiting with everyone during parent conferences! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I'm here to help in any way I can!

Also, make sure you are following us on Twitter! My handle is @ThePullenator. I post pictures about what we are doing in the classroom every day! It is a fun way to share our daily happenings and connect with other classrooms around the world!

**I sent home a note about our Pumpkin Carving Activity. Please fill it out and send it back to school if you can help! Thanks!!**

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! See you Monday!


Friday, October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016 News

Hi families! We had a great week at school! I can't believe that next week is our last week of the 1st Nine Week Term! It is going by so fast! Take a look at our newsletter for the week.

Also, get those 'Dates to Remember' written down on your calendar! We have lots of things coming up that I don't want you to miss!

Next Tuesday, October 11th, is Family Reading and Writing Night! Please join us from 6-7 for some reading and writing fun! Each family will earn "Amazing Words" for each activity they do and the more "Amazing Words" we learn the better! Students may wear a costume of their favorite book character to school and to the event that night. We will have a parade at the end of the evening to show off our costumes! Every child will receive a book before they go home! It's going to be so much fun!

I hope to see you at Reading and Writing Night!

Have a great weekend!




Friday, September 30, 2016

October 2016 Snack Calendar

Here is our snack calendar for October! Thank you to everyone who sent snack in September!!


September 30, 2016 News

Hi families! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We've had fun learning all about the letter Mm, compound words, sums and minuends to 5, shapes, colors, and school authority figures.

Thank you to all our Moms that were able to join us for Movie with Mom! It was a perfect way to end our letter Mm week!

Make sure you look at those 'Dates to Remember'. We have lots of activities coming up!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Mrs Pullen


Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 News

We've had a super busy week at school! Back to School Ball, Community Helpers Field Trip, and Math Marathon all in one week! Whew! This children had a great time with each activity! I think they really enjoyed the field trip yesterday! Make sure you ask your child all about our trip around Commerce! Also, ask them about Math Marathon! We had 7 different rotations all about math! Each Kindergarten teacher taught a different interactive lesson and the students rotated between classrooms. It was lots of fun! This is something we will do throughout the school year!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! Next week is Mm week and we are inviting our Moms to join us for a movie! More information will come home on Monday!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

Mrs. Pullen


Friday, September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016 News

Hi Families!! We had an awesome week at school! Check out our newsletter for the week!

Thank you to all the grandparents that were able to come eat lunch with us today! We enjoyed visiting with each of you!

We had a great time at the Pep Rally! Take a look at our Twitter page to see pictures! (@ThePullenator)

Remember, tonight is the Homecoming Game! I hope to see you there! Go Tigers!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016 News

Our second week at school has been awesome! The children are starting to get the routine and rules down and everything seems to be falling right into place! Each day I enjoy getting to know more about your child and their academic needs! If you ever feel the need to contact me please do not hesitate to do so! You can call the office and they will get a message to me or email me at stephanie.pullen@commerceisd.org!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! I have attached an RSVP form for our Grandparent's Day Lunch. Please fill that out and send it back to school by Tuesday, September 6th. This will help us prepare for Friday!

Also, I sent home a pink note about car dismissal. Please read that and let me know if you have any questions!

Remember, Monday is Labor Day so we do not have school!

See everyone back on Tuesday!



Friday, August 26, 2016

September 2016 Snack Calendar

Here is our snack calendar for September! Please send a healthy snack for 20 students on your child's designated snack day. Individually packaged items are preferred but not required. We will have snack at 2:50 everyday. The children really look forward to snack every afternoon! Snacks should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the student handbook. If you have any questions about snack please contact me!

Thanks so much!


August 26, 2016

Hi families!! We've had a great first week of school! Check out our newsletter for the week! I am having such a great time getting to know your child! This week has been so much fun and I am so happy your child is in my class!

If you aren't following us on Twitter please do so! My Twitter handle is @ThePullenator. I will post on there most everyday!

If you have not done so already, please send back the forms I sent home this week. I would like to get all of those together next week!

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me!

I hope you all have a great weekend!



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New School Year

Just chiming in to let you all know that I'm busy getting ready for the new school year!! I hope all of my kiddos had a great summer!! I hope to see you in the hallways when school starts! Please come by and see me and give me a big hug! I've missed each of you so much!

In-service started yesterday and returning teachers got to work in our classrooms. I moved from room 124 to 129! Moving has been fun and I got to change up my classroom in some ways! Take a look at my progress so far! 








Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016 News

Whew!! It has been a busy, fun filled week at school! The circus was a HUGE success! I know most of your were able to see it! If you were unable to attend and would like a copy of the DVD you can send $7.00 to school with your child on Monday and I will send home the DVD as soon as they are ready! Our family picnic was yesterday too! I know it was a little different since it was rainy and the AC was out in the classroom. I thank each of your for being very understanding and flexible! I had a great time seeing everyone!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We have lots of activities coming up so be sure to get those Dates to Remember on your calendar!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!



Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2016

Here is our snack calendar for May!! Thank you to everyone that brought snack during the month of April!!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 News

Hi everyone!! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! This week we started our 25 Day Balloon Pop Countdown! I am excited to have a new and fun activity for the children to do each day! I think the children are loving it so far!! Remember, no school tomorrow!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 News

Hi Families!!! We've had a great week at school! I can't believe today was the last day of the 5th Six Weeks. We took kindergarten graduation pictures this morning. I loved seeing the children in their cap and gown! They look so grown up! It's amazing how much they grow and change in one year!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We used this week to review letters and sight words. Next week we will have two new letters and 2 new sight words! We will resume our normal homework next week. 

Important note: Make sure you get those Dates to Remember on your calendar! We have several activities coming up that I don't want you to miss! :)

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!


Friday, April 15, 2016

Spheros

Another awesome day in the books! My kindergarten students are fearless! Today we used our Drive & Draw app to make shapes for our Spheros to complete! The students draw the shape on the iPad and then press play for the Sphero to drive it! The can change the speed, size, and color and then set back and watch the Sphero drive their creation! It's a great tool for them to learn problem solving and critical thinking skills. Whether getting the Sphero to complete a task or having it master a maze, this technologically advanced robot does wonders for the imagination of my students! I can't wait for them to use it again during our measurement unit!










April 15, 2016 News

Hey families!! Another week has gone by so quickly! We are having a great time learning all about fairy tales! Ask your child about elements of a fairy tale and ask them to tell you about one we've read in class!! Next week we will have 2 projects to complete on the iPads! One is a weather forecast using Tellagmi and the other is creating our own fairy tale with Puppet Pals!! I can't wait to do these two awesome projects with the students! I think they are going to love doing both of them!!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

I added Kona Ice to our Dates to Remember and changed the Graduation Pictures date! Make sure you get those on your calendar!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Friday, April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016 News

Another week at school is in the books! It seems like our days here at school are flying by! The spring semester always goes by so fast! We are super busy learning about new things and starting new projects! The kiddos have grown so much and are looking more like 1st graders every day!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! I added a few new Dates to Remember so be sure to get those on your calendar!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!



Friday, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 News

Happy April Fools Day!! Here we are, in April, in the middle of our 5th Six Weeks of school! It's just crazy how fast this Spring semester is going by. Take a look at our newsletter for the week.

Reminder: The Book Fair is going on at school all next week. There is a flyer in your child's folder with information about several books that will be on sale!!

Thank you to everyone that sent items/ contributed to our Family Game Night & Health baskets for the Family Math & Science Carnival Night!! I hope to see everyone at the carnival on Tuesday, April 5th at CES from 6:00-7:30 PM!! It's going to be a super fun night with lots of learning involved!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 2016 Snack Calendar

Hello!! Here is our snack calendar for the month of April! I can't believe April
is almost here! That's just wild! This school year is just going by so fast!

Thank you to everyone that sent snack during the month of March!!




Friday, March 25, 2016

March 24, 2016 News

Hi families! We had a great week back at school! I enjoyed hearing all about your child's adventures over Spring Break! It sounds like they all had a great time during our time away from school! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! Remember that today is an early dismissal day. We will be releasing at 12:00 PM. Also, Monday is a scheduled Bad Weather Day. Since we do not need to use it to make up a school day, it becomes a school holiday! So that means no school on Monday!! I know the children will enjoy the long weekend!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you all back on Tuesday!!



Thursday, March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016 News

Hi families!! We've had a super week at school! Open House was a great success! I enjoyed seeing each of you! Thank you to everyone that was able to come! I hope you enjoyed seeing your child's work and tasting the Armadilly Chili!!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We have lots activities coming up! Make sure you get those "Dates to Remember" on your calendar. :)

Next week is Spring Break! We return to school on Monday, March 21st! I hope everyone has a fun and safe break! The weather is supposed to be fabulous!

See you all back on the 21st!




Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 News

Take a look at our newsletter for the week! I know your child's folder may look bare, but don't you worry! We've been hard at work getting ready for Open House! Many of the projects and activities we've completed have been kept at school! We can't wait to show off all our work at Open House on Tuesday, March 8th from 5:30 to 6:30 at CES!

March 2016 Snack Calendar

Hi families!! I meant to get this out on Monday, but we've been so busy with Open House activities that I just now had the chance to copy it and send it home! We've got a busy week and a day left until Spring Break! The kiddos have been working super hard on all their projects at school. Remember that Open House is on Tuesday, March 8th at CES from 5:30 to 6:30! We hope to see you all there!

Here is our snack calendar for March. Thank you to everyone that sent snack during the month of February!!


Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 News

Hi Families!! We've had such a fun week learning at school! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! We had such a great time visiting the planetarium this week! I am so thankful we have such a great resource for the children to learn from right here in Commerce!!

Next week we will make our own constellations!! I can't wait to see how cute they turn out!

Over the next two weeks, we will be working on Open House activities. Don't be alarmed if your child's folder is bare. I will be keeping several things that we do to show our families on Open House night! Open House is on Tuesday, March 8th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at CES in room 124! I can't wait for your child to have the opportunity to show off their work!

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


Monday, February 15, 2016

February 12, 2016 News

Hi Families!! We've had a great week at school! I had a great time at TCEA last week, but I am so happy to be back at school with the kids! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! Remember that the $4.00 for the Planetarium is due on Wednesday, February 17th. Our trip will be the following day. Please make sure you send the $4.00 to school by the 17th in order for your child to attend!

Thanks so much!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Friday, January 29, 2016

February 2016 Snack Calendar

Take a look at our February Snack Calendar. February is going to be a busy month for us!

Please send snack for the class (19 students) on your child's designated day. If you can not bring snack on that day, please let me know so that I can make arrangements to switch your child's day. The students look forward to snack time each afternoon, so it is very important that we have something to serve to them each day. Individually packaged snacks are preferred, but not required. I have baggies/ coffee filters that we can use for crackers, goldfish, and other snacks!

Thank you to everyone that sent snack during the month of January!!


January 29, 2016 News

We've had a very busy week at school! Our week started off with Math Marathon where the children switched classes. Each kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Miller prepared a fun, engaging, hands-on math lesson to teach each class! It was fun and very different than our normal schedule. The children enjoyed learning about different math skills with different teachers!

On Tuesday and Thursday we had benchmark testing. I am very proud of each of my students because they followed directions during the testing time did their very best!

Wednesday I was out for my Google Academy training. I will have a few more training (one each month through April). I am excited to learn about new tech tools to share with my students!

Today was a normal day at school (except for the fire drill). We finally got to use our extra recess time (that we were supposed to use last month) today! We went to Eddie Moore Park and enjoyed the beautiful weather!!

Remember next Wednesday is the 100th Day of School! Please bring the snack item by Monday. Also, 100th Day projects may be brought to school Monday- Wednesday.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! I hope you all have a great weekend!




Thursday, January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016 News

Hi families!! It's been a busy 3 day week! With no school on Monday and tomorrow being a student holiday, we've been busy learning and reviewing before the start of the 4th six weeks! Can you believe we've officially reached the halfway mark of the school year?!?! It's flying by so fast!

Take a look at the newsletter for the week!

I sent home information about our 100th Day of School in your child's folder. I will not be with the kiddos on that day. In fact I will not be with them on February 3rd, 4th, and 5th. I will be in Austin for the TCEA Convention. Although I hate to miss the 100th Day Celebration, I will be learning about new and innovative technology to bring to my students. The time away will be well worth it and the kids will be in great hands! If you have any transportation changes or any daily matters that need to be cared for on those days, please contact the office for help. You can text, email, or call me, but, in the past, I have not had the best service inside the convention so it may take me more time than normal to get back to you. I will make sure that the substitute sends home the appropriate correspondence and checks folders for notes!

Lastly, we will be visiting the planetarium on Thursday, February 18th. The cost for each child to attend is $4.00. Please send the $4.00 to school by Wednesday, February 17th. You can send the money anytime between now and then.

Well I think that covers most everything. Oh, information about the Valentine's party will come home next week! Ok, now I think that's it! I know there is so much going on in the next several weeks! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me!

Thanks again for all you do and all your support! I love teaching your child!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Mrs. Pullen


Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15, 2016 News

Hello Families!! We are close to wrapping up the 3rd Six Weeks. I can believe that after next week we will be halfway through the school year. Time flies when your having fun learning!! Next week is a 3 day week for all students (Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Friday is a student holiday/ staff development day). 

Next week I will be sending information home about our 100th Day of School celebration. Be on the lookout for it in your child's folder.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! See you back at school on Tuesday.


Friday, January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016 News

Good afternoon families! We had a great week back at school. I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break. Take a look at our newsletter for the week.

Just a few notes:

** Thank you to everyone that was able to join us for Dining with Dad today! We had a great time and hope you did too!

** We are still collecting Box Tops! Our next submission date is February 23. Please send any Box Tops you have collected with your child to school so that we can get those turned in!

** The 100th Day of School and are Valentine's Day Party are fast approaching! I will be sending information home about those celebration days soon!

I think that's it for now! Please let me know if you have questions or if I can help with anything! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!