Our Chicks are Here!

One of the most exciting events in Kindergarten is the hatching of our chicks! This year, the children anxiously awaited for chicks to hatch out of their eggs. They periodically checked on them to make sure they were warm in the incubator, and then excitedly reported if they saw any small cracks. 

Eventually, ten fluffy yellow chicks hatched out of their eggs to delighted Kindergarteners, and we have been observing them and recording notes in our Chick Journals ever since. 

Open House is Coming!

My, oh my... where has all the time gone? It seems like only a short while ago we had Kindergarten Orientation! Now we're preparing for the end of the school year and open house. Your children have grown tremendously in so many areas- academically, socially, emotionally, and physically! They suddenly seemed so much taller after they returned from spring break! Please mark your calendars for Woodbury Elementary's Open House. It will take place on Thursday, May 23rd. This will be an Early PM Day: start is at 10:20 am and dismissal is at 1:40 pm.

Please plan on attending Open House in our classroom from 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm. This is an important event every year as the children love to show what they've been learning and working on. Please be on time as the doors will close at 6:15 so that we may reset the classroom for Mrs. Hong’s AM Kindergartener’s Open House at 6:30 pm. Bring a mobile device so that you may visit Mrs. Dyer's online Open House brochure to utilize the visitor's checklist! Simply visit mrsdyer.com, and click the “Launch Program Guide” button. The students are all so proud of how much they've accomplished... as am I.

Jogathon Pledges 2019

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Update: 5/18/19: Our class won first place for raising the most money in the TK/Kindergarten grade level! Awesome job, Room 2 Families! The PTA is letting us pick our own class party prize. The kids nominated different choices; and so we will be hosting a pizza, ice cream and pajama party to celebrate on Thursday, May 30th! 

Update: 5/2/19: The Jogathon was so much fun! Thank you, Parents, for coming out to cheer on the kids! The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for most pledges earned and most laps run by girls and boys were passed out. The remaining Jogathon prizes will be distributed soon! See Jogathon photos below. Visit Woodbury Events to see how many laps your child ran.

Update: 4/27/19: The Jogathon will be Wednesday, May 1st. The theme this year is The Color Run, and our class should wear the color RED for the run. Our photo time is 10:30, and our run time will be 10:40 - 11:00 am.  Please come out to cheer the kids on during their run!

Update: 4/21/19: Our class remains in 7th place with $2,748 raised! This Sunday, April 21st is the pledge prize deadline! Be sure to pledge before the midnight to earn the final pledge prizes!

Update: 4/12/19: Our class is still in 7th place with $2,713 raised!

Update: 3/22/19: Our class has moved back UP to 7th place with $2,608 raised! The kids are always so excited to check the teacher leader board every day. They’re hoping we can get to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the school. We’re currently first place for the grade level, and so if we keep that up, we’ll earn a special party from the PTA! With the Jogathon pushed back to May 1st, we still have over a month to continue our pledge drive, but the competition across the school is fierce!

Update: 3/14/19: Our class has moved down and is now in 13th place with $1,513 raised! The current first place class has $2,450 raised. The race continues! A HUGE thank you to everyone who has pledged. Every dollar really does help our school and our students!

Update 3/11/19: Our class has moved up and is now in 7th place with $985 raised! Amazing!!! GO ROOM 2!

Update 3/9/19: Our class is currently in 8th place with $700 raised! This is great! Thank you, Room 2, Families! Let’s keep it up!

Woodbury families, our annual Jogathon is coming soon on March 20th. The theme this year is The Color Run, and our class should wear the color RED for the run. Our photo time is 10:30, and our run time will be 10:40 - 11:00 am.  Please come out to cheer the kids on during their run!

Please continue to collect pledges! Some of the pledge prizes include: 

  • $35+ in pledges will receive a custom 2019 commemorative pin

  • $85+ in pledges will receive a custom Woodbury Elementary shirt with a surprise color changing logo (+ above prizes)

  • $150+ in pledges will receive a custom Woodbury duffle bag (+ above prizes)

  • $500+ in pledges will receive a custom Woodbury collectable challenge coin (+ above prizes)

  • Classroom competition- the top 3 classes that bring in the most money will get to participate in a special party!

  • The 3 fastest girls and the 3 fastest boys in each class will earn gold, silver, and bronze medals (see photo below).

  • The top 3 pledge earners in each class will also earn gold, silver, and bronze medals.

  • Our Our run time is TBD. Please come out to cheer on our kids around the jogging route!

  • This is our biggest fundraiser and one of the most exciting things our PTA does all year!

EXAMPLE PHOTOS OF PRIZES ARE BELOW; last year the first place class collected nearly $3500!

You and your child(ren) can collect pledges ONLINE, from friends and family anywhere in the world!

It's EASY, just follow these steps:

1) Visit http://woodburyjogathon.com/ or (www.woodburyevents.com) to register and send out pledge request emails.

2) In the right hand column, use "Register Here" by adding your first and last name and your email address (even if you have registered before from previous years). The system will send you a password by email.

3) Log into the system using the "Sign In Here" feature on the left column and the password emailed to you.

4) Once you are logged in, you can upload a picture of your child(ren), then the system will ask for email addresses, names and salutations.

5) Enter information for all your friends and family, one at a time, clicking the "+" icon to add additional entries. The system will automatically email your recipients with a personal and heart warming message, asking for pledges.

6) If you have technical issues, you may contact (888) 598-7510.

You can always log back in and add more names, later. You will receive emails from the system notifying you when people make a pledge to your child. Let's help make this year's Jogathon the BEST ever!  Thank you for your support!

All students are highly encouraged to gather as many Jogathon pledges as possible! This is a big fundraiser for our PTA and the proceeds generated benefit our students and our entire school greatly. With that in mind, please thank the PTA Leadership as you see them for their generous donation designated for technology and emergency equipment/supplies.If

Georgia O'Keefe Flowers

Georgia O'Keefe was an American artist. One of the things she is best known for are her paintings of enlarged flowers. The Kindergarteners painted their own Georgia O'Keefe flowers, and each one is so big, bright, and beautiful! They add so much color to our classroom and will look so pretty on display for Open House!

Kindergarten Promotion

On Thursday, June 6th, we will have a Promotion Ceremony in the classroom to celebrate your child’s Kindergarten achievements. Your families are invited and encouraged to join us! 

Following the promotion, all of the Kindergarten classes will participate in special Field Games on the Woodbury Community Field and a Picnic Lunch at the Woodbury Community Park with hot dogs, chips, apple sauce, and juice. If your child has dietary restrictions that will not allow him/her to partake in the picnic lunch, please provide a safe alternative.

Mrs. Dyer's PM Kindergarten Promotion Day Schedule on Thursday, June 6th, 2018 will be: 

The schedule will be:

  • 9:00 am: Arrival/start time

    • Promotion begins in the classroom (bring your cameras!) 

  • 10:00 am: Walk over to the Woodbury park for a picnic with all AM and PM Kindergarteners 

  • 11:00 am: Play field games led by the City of Irvine Recreation staff 

  • 12:00 pm: Head back to school

  • 12:20 pm: Dismissal 

If you signed up for picnic items (see Sign Up List)

  • Please bring food items (except the hotdogs) by Monday, June 3, so that we can assemble the bags with the juice box, chips, apple sauce, and napkins ahead of time. The hot dogs will be added last on the day of the picnic. 

  • Please bring picnic supplies (EZ-Up tents and picnic blankets) to the Woodbury park (“rock park”) picnic tables by 10:00 am. Be sure your items are clearly marked with your name so they do not get mixed up with others. You can start dropping off as early as 8:30 am. 

If you signed up to be a parent volunteer (see Sign Up List; or any parent who plans on coming with us after Promotion)

  • Please be available to help set up tents/blankets and pass out lunch baggies. 

  • Help monitor all of the children at the park (stand at various vantage points to help keep watch over the children); help make sure all children are playing safely! 

  • Help walk/supervise children to the bathrooms as necessary. 

End of the Year Picnic

On Thursday, June 6th, we will have the Kindergarten Promotion at 9:00 am. Afterwards, we will have an End of the Year picnic with all five Kindergarten classes from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Woodbury Community Park. Please review the picnic sign up list.

The schedule will be:

  • 9:00 am: Arrival/start time

    • Promotion begins in the classroom (bring your cameras!) 

  • 10:00 am: Walk over to the Woodbury park for a picnic with all AM and PM Kindergarteners 

  • 11:00 am: Play field games led by the City of Irvine Recreation staff 

  • 12:00 pm: Head back to school

  • 12:20 pm: Dismissal 

If you signed up for picnic items (see Sign Up List)

  • Please bring food items (except the hotdogs) by Monday, June 3, so that we can assemble the bags with the juice box, chips, apple sauce, and napkins ahead of time. The hot dogs will be added last on the day of the picnic. 

  • Please bring picnic supplies (EZ-Up tents and picnic blankets) to the Woodbury park (“rock park”) picnic tables by 10:00 am. Be sure your items are clearly marked with your name so they do not get mixed up with others. You can start dropping off as early as 8:30 am. 

If you signed up to be a parent volunteer (see Sign Up List; or any parent who plans on coming with us after Promotion)

  • Please be available to help set up tents/blankets and pass out lunch baggies. 

  • Help monitor all of the children at the park (stand at various vantage points to help keep watch over the children); help make sure all children are playing safely! 

  • Help walk/supervise children to the bathrooms as necessary. 

Mighty Mustang of the Week

Update: 5/13/19: Thank you, Ms. Saera, for coming in to read to our class!! 

Each Friday afternoon, one student is selected to be the Mighty Mustang of the Week. This student gets to take home the Mighty Mustang binder, Kindness Noted journal, and our little stuffed Mighty. The student has a few special privileges and tasks that he/she gets to complete during the week:

  • All About Me poster: Students should complete the poster with facts about the student. The student may draw and color pictures, or printed photos may be glued on.

  • Bring a Share Item: Students may choose to bring a small item to show and share with the class. It could be a favorite stuffed animal, toy, award, picture, etc.

  • Bring a Favorite Book: Students may bring a favorite book he/she likes to read. We will read it during our share time.

  • Play with Mighty!: Student gets to play with little Mighty all weekend long, taking him on adventures, family outings, playdates, story time, etc. With the help of a grownup at home, the student will write a brief summary of their weekend adventure with Mighty.

Parents: If you are available, you are to invited to visit with your child on the Friday (the last day your child is Mighty Mustang) during Calendar/Mighty Mustang Share Time. Please email me to let me know if you are able to come! We will take a photo and feature you in the photo gallery below! 

Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all our Room 2 moms get plenty of love and rest today. Enjoy your mother's day flower cards from your children! They have worked hard on it all of last week!

20 Day Countdown

Can you believe there are only a few more weeks of Kindergarten left? The year has gone by so quickly! To help celebrate each day, the Kindergarteners are making a 20 day countdown paper link. This activity allows them to practice their number sense by writing and organizing paper strips numbered 1 through 20. It also requires the children to practice not only fine-motor skills with using tape or staplers, it also requires them to practice executive function skills with putting tasks in order. 

Starting Thursday, May 9th, students may begin to tear off one paper link a day after they have returned home from school. There are 20 paper links, plus one more "golden" link that celebrates the very last day of school on Friday, June 7th. Families can choose where they would like to hang their paper links at home. 

The Carnival is Coming!

The annual Woodbury Carnival is coming on May 17th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm. There will be carnival games, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, karaoke, the teacher Royal Flush Dunk Tank, Cake Walk, Food Trucks, Teacher Treat Auction, and much more!   

Be sure to pre-order your child's wristbands (ages 3 and up; parents do not need a wristband) to avoid the long lines the day of the event by visiting www.woodburyevents.com. All pre-ordered wristbands will be delivered to classrooms Friday morning, the day of the Carnival. 

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