Thursday, July 30, 2015

Welcome to Dills' Darlings 2015 Kindergarten Blog!

We will be sharing lots of information here. If you'd like an email each time the students or I update the blog just simply put your email address into the box on the right that says "Subscribe by Email". You can also join our blog and become a 'follower'! We love comments and I will read them to the students, so be sure to send us some encouragement! For those of you unfamiliar with blogs you will find this very easy to navigate. The most recent posts are at the top! Also be sure to check out the links and documents tabs at the top for more useful info.

Please be sure to watch this video about the procedures in Kindergarten at Hartville Elementary. If you have any questions please ask, I'm here to help you! 


Please have your child watch this video of ME reading The Kissing Hand before the first day of school.  If they are a little nervous to come to school The Kissing Hand may help!!  


You can also view the Kindergarten Procedures HERE! 

Here is a copy of the Kindergarten supply list. Please be sure to bring supplies to your testing appointment or Meet the Teacher Night.  Click here!






I'm very excited to work with you and your child this year! 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Digital Stories about Thanksgiving


The students have worked  extremely hard in small groups to create digital stories about the first Thanksgiving.  This is their first attempt at creating digital stories and I am very proud of their efforts and finished products....I think you will be, too! We use an app called Story Kit and students are able to draw illustrations, take photos, record their voices, and type text on each page.  The students love trying to use all of the tools!  You can get this app free in iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storykit/id329374595?mt=8   . I'm sure they would love to create their own digital stories at home.  Be sure to use the 'share' button and email them to our class so we can celebrate their work as well!

When they are shared the quality is not as great as when it is viewed in the app, but they are still pretty cute :)  When you see the speaker icon like the one below be sure to click it and you'll hear their sweet voices.












After modeling how to use the app the students completed these on their own, they did AWESOME!
Click on the links below to view their digital stories. 

Brody R, Brody D, Isaiah, Laelah, and Andrew
Lexi, Gabby, Tessa  (This iPad had some technical issues and they were unable to record.)
McKenna, Ian, Rocco, McKenzie
Ella, Parker,  Abbi
Kylie, Lila, Joey
Josh, Elizabeth,  Jessy


Friday, September 19, 2014

Conferences!





Hartville Elementary is moving towards a web based Parent/Teacher Conference scheduling program. The program is called “MyConferenceTime”.  

Benefits of “MYCONFERENCETIME” for Parents

ü  Parents sign up for an available conference and immediately know the date and time of the appointment.

ü  Parents receive confirmation email after signing up.

ü  Parents simply sign up – no username/password to remember.  Only school staff members have accounts.

ü  Parents who do not have Internet access can be signed up by calling the Hartville Elementary office @ 330-877-4278.  The teacher will then contact the parent to set up a time.  You can also send a note in to the teacher.

ü  All information is confidential and secure via 128-bit encryption.

ü  Parent and student names are visible only to staff members who are logged in.

GETTING STARTED:

v  Go to lakelocal.org 

v  Click on “Parents” then scroll down

v  Look for MyConferenceTime & Click on “Schedule Hartville Elementary Conferences”

v  Click on “Register for multiple conferences”

v  Enter number of student(s) registering – click on Continue

v  Enter each student(s) name and parent information – click on Continue

v  Double click on the teachers names you wish to conference with during conference time

v  If your child receives services from the Intervention Specialist,  Speech Pathologist, or Title I tutors, you are able to schedule the same conference time with them  if that appointment is available

v  Click “Find Schedules with Common Dates”

v  Choose the desired conference date

v  Check the box(es) for each desired time slot for the student(s)

v  Click on “Sign Up for Selected Conference”

v  You will receive an email notification confirming your appointment

If you do not have Internet access, please call Ms. Ferre in the Hartville Elementary office @ 330-877-4278 and she will have the teacher call to schedule your conference time.  You can also send a note in to the teacher.

If you need to cancel your appointment, you can email the teacher directly, or contact the office.  


 


Friday, August 29, 2014

PTO information!!

Please watch below to find out how to help at our classroom parties and be involved with PTO.  Let me know if you have any questions. THANKS PTO for all of your hard work!
 





Sunday, July 20, 2014

Welcome to Mrs. Dills' Kindergarten 2014-2015!

Welcome to our Kindergarten Blog!

We will be sharing lots of information here. If you'd like an email each time the students or I update the blog just simply put your email address into the box on the right that says "Follow by Email". You can also join our blog and become a 'follower'! We love comments and I will read them to the students, so be sure to send us some encouragement! For those of you unfamiliar with blogs you will find this very easy to navigate. The most recent posts are at the top! Also be sure to check out the links and documents tabs at the top for more useful info.

Here's a little bit about Mrs. Dills.....


My favorite subject in school was ____reading______.

I have __2 children__. My daughter, Elizabeth, will be 4 in October. My daughter, Tessa, will celebrate her first birthday on October 2nd! 

I have _0_ pets.

During my free time I like to ____play outside with my daughters and husband, read books, and go to the park_____.

Something you probably don’t know about me is ___I love chocolate and the color blue____.
Here is a picture of my family last Christmas : )
 


What about you? Leave us a comment including something about you that we don't know!



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Last week of school fun!!!!

 Dills’ Darlings Almost Summer….

Kindergarten Celebration!
It has been my pleasure sharing in your children’s learning this year as they grew into the almost first grader they are now!  For the last week of kindergarten, I’d like to make each day special with a little “celebration” theme to honor all the hard work and perseverance your children have put into this year!  If you’d like to send in any special treats on any of these days just let me know.  Thanks for helping us make our last week together extra special!

Tuesday:  May 27th
Books and Buddy Day- Bring several of your favorite books and one stuffed buddy to share with the class as we read around the room. 
Wednesday:  May 28th 
Summer Fun and Celebration of Learning! Be sure your child has socks so they can enjoy the inflatables!  Lunch will be provided for each student this day.  Dress in cool summer clothes. Send in a beach towel and sunglasses as we’ll be reading some summer books outside!
Thursday:  May 29th
Career Day – Dress up in a way that shows what you want to be when you grow up. Your child may bring in props to show their future career.  We will be guessing what each student wants to be when they grow up.  Your child will also receive a special prediction from me on what I think they will be one day!   This is also our last “show and teach”.
Friday:  May 30th
Friendship Bracelet Day-we’ll use some beads and string to create some friendship bracelets to share. If you have any extra beads for us to use feel free to send them in!