THE TEDDE TIMES
Week of May 6 - 10, 2013
Hello, Dear Friends ~
What a lovely Teacher Appreciation Week I have had. The children were so
excited to give me their treat each day. Our room smells like a florist shop,
I got some great cards, we have more handy supplies for the classroom, and we
all had fun wearing blue on Thursday. Besides all this, there were fantastic
treats every single day for all of us in our lunch room. We all feel very
appreciated and very grateful to work in such a lovely school and town. Thank
you so much to everyone who helped to make such a great week for me.
This week we worked on letter Uu and wrote our numbers 0 – 30 for a
number book you will see at Open House. We are working on finishing up all of
our projects this week and next so we can do last minute touches, if need be,
the week of Open House. Although it only lasts 1 hour, it takes an incredible
amount of work to have everyone’s projects ready and the room decorated so
beautifully. I love when it gets all done and ready so that the children have
a lovely gift for all of you. They are so excited that night when they show
you everything. It’s such a fun time for everyone.
We also worked on our very sweet little Mother’s Day gift for you. I got
something like it from my son and have it where I can see it every single day.
The children even decorated the “wrapping paper” for it. I hope you like it.
We saw our Buddies again on Wednesday and they assisted us with jump rope
skills. The weather has been so nice, maybe you could think about getting a
rope and working on that skill with your child. Gross motor skills are
extremely important for these little guys. Making them think through steps to
coordinate their body is very good for brain development. And, while you are
outside, don’t forget to work on dribbling, throwing, and catching a ball.
We have been working on our three-dimensional dinosaurs using Model Magic
clay. The children will be painting them, and they will look incredible. You
will be soooooooooo amazed when you see them on display. I love setting them
all up into a Dinosaur Land, volcanoes and all, as an Open House surprise for
the kids. You’ll definitely think that older children created all the
As we wind down the year, there will be many activities. I will send an
explanation sheet home soon. The end of the year is very, very busy for
teachers. We have lots of things to do to close out a classroom, and at the
same time it is an emotional period of saying goodbye to our beloved children
and their families. I love, love, love teaching, but these last days do tear
at my heart so very much. Obviously, I have gotten through it every year, but
it truly does not get any easier. Here’s some information for you:
1. Open House is Thursday, May 23rd. All children are on 8:20 – 12:45
schedule. Our doors open at 6:30. Upper grades open at 7:00.
2. Monday, May 27th, is Memorial Day.
3. Wednesday, May 29th, is Visitation Day for incoming TEDDE/Kinder kids.
4. Thursday, May 30th, is Parent Night for our class only. 6:00 – 7:30.
5. Friday, June 7th, is Water Safety Day for the TEDDE classes. We go to
Mother’s Beach in Marina del Rey, and it will be a longer day for us. More
info and perm. slips coming.
6. Friday, June 7th, is the Ice Cream Social 5:00 – 8:00
7. Thursday, June 13th, is the last day of school. Schedule is 8:20 – 12:45.
I hope you all have a lovely Mother’s Day. I just love being a mom and
cherish each moment I have with my son. Gosh, I miss his younger years, but
he has grown into such a wonderful young man. And, Mother’s Day is a sad day
for me missing my mom. She was so sweet and loved that I got to fulfill my
teaching dream. She used to help me a lot on my classroom projects when she
was younger. Mom loved to garden, so when I am out in my backyard working on
my flowers I feel very close to her. Once in awhile a breeze will brush by me
and I just feel like it’s her passing by and saying a little hello.
My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my
mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and
physical education I received from her. George Washington
Love to all ~ Mrs. M.