Brandy Gallups Preschool

Posted on September 14, 2018

GT3 – Week of March 9 – 13

Parents, Teachers, and PEAKers,

Here are some BIG announcements!

All student interviews have been completed (with one exception, due to illness – will be done on Tuesday)!! I’m very proud of the students and their willingness to take on new and sometimes scary challenges. They are learning important skills they’ll need throughout their lives.

SMART Goals are being achieved! Several students have turned in their goal and progress chart. Many more will be doing so this week. You can do it! Keep it up!

Creative projects showed up all week, some completed and others in process. Many students worked on their project last week, as well as their presentation.

Next week, we will be putting the finishing touches on our presentations and our projects, printing bibliographies, and practicing, practicing, practicing!!

Please join us for our Independent Final Events on Tuesday or Thursday night from 6 – 7 pm at the Ray Bjork Learning Center gym. I look forward to seeing you there!

All the details are in this weeks’ newsletter, so check it out (Documents section to the right).————–>

Posted on May 10, 2018

What to Bring to our Overnight Experience

What to Bring:

Please remember that students will have little space to store their gear, so less is more!

  • BRING A SACK DINNER TO EAT ON THE BUS
  • Clothing – PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
  • Hygiene Items – Toothbrush, Toothpaste, etc.
  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • A Snack to Share (Zebra Mussel/Fish Style)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen/Hat/Poncho
  • Shoes that can get wet or an extra pair of shoes and socks
  • Shorts or Quick Dry Pants
  • Lifejacket (if you have one)

 

TECHNOLOGY: This is a no technology event.  Please do not bring any technology devices.  Pictures will be taken by parent chaperones and shared through the PEAK GT Webpage.  We ask that students do not call home on this overnight experience.  Because of the team bonding required during our overnight events, it will only enhance student experience if they are able to stay in the moment instead of calling home.  In emergency situations please contact Erin on her personal cell phone at 406-431-3905.

 

Posted on May 7, 2018

May Newsletter

This month we will continue working on pre-math, pre-reading, pre-writing and social skills.
We will be reading and doing activities around the books; Red Ripe Strawberry, Going on a Bear Hunt, A Color of his Own.

We will also be creating a “Robot Building Lab”! Please send cleaned recyclables that may be used for this activity.
Boxes, milk jugs, tin foil scraps, colored paper, bottle caps, twisty ties, etc.

DATES to REMEMBER

May 24 – no school
May 28 – no school
May 30 – last Day of school

Watch for information about an end of year party!
It will be on May 30th at 10:00 and 1:00.

Posted on April 30, 2018

PEAK Leadership Conference 2018: Risk!

Please click here to download the documents to register for the 2018 Leadership Conference:

Leadership Risk Course Descriptions 2018

Leadership Registration 2018

Posted on April 17, 2018

April Newsletter

Assuming the snow melts and we have spring weather… we will explore many spring topics. We will study the author Eric Carle and do several activities based on his books. We will discuss and do activities around Earth Day. We will also continue to work on social emotional development and preschool skills: sharing, taking turns, cooperative play, identifying emotions, etc.

We will continue our work toward IEP goals and curriculum based goals. For our friends headed off to Kindergarten in the Fall, we will begin conversations about going to Kindergarten. Teacher from Elementary schools will visit our classroom, and if you would like we can arrange for you to tour and meet the staff at your neighborhood school.

Goodbye Winter

Good bye, snow
Good bye, sled
Good bye, winter
Springs Ahead!
Hello, Sun
Hello, Spring.
Good bye, winter
HELLO – Spring!

 

Dates to know:
Last day of preschool is May 30

 

 

Posted on April 12, 2018

PARENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Zebra Mussels Research Overnight

May 24th and 25th

Salmon Lake Legendary Lodge

Depart Thursday, May 24th after school and return Friday, May 25th at the end of the school day

For those parents brave enough!

 

FWP Aquatic Species Lab Research Trip

April 30th – May 3rd

9:30 – 11:00

We will visit each day.  It would be great if you could volunteer for your child’s PEAK day.

Posted on April 6, 2018

Parents: WE NEED YOUR HELP: Chaperone Opportunities

Zebra Mussels Research Overnight

May 24th and 25th

Salmon Lake Legendary Lodge

Depart Thursday, May 24th after school and return Friday, May 25th at the end of the school day

For those parents brave enough!

 

FWP Aquatic Species Lab Research Trip

April 30th – May 3rd

9:30 – 11:00

We will visit each day.  It would be great if you could volunteer for your child’s PEAK day.

Posted on March 6, 2018

March Newsletter 2018

This month we will start with a discussion of Dr. Seuss and do activities related to his books. We will then move into discussions of rainbows.
We will continue working on individual goals, Handwriting Without Tears, pre-math/pre-reading, science and social studies.

Rainbow Song:
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue don’t forget the purple too. Rainbow colors for me and you!

DATES to know:

March 26-April 2: Spring Break

 

Posted on January 31, 2018

February Newsletter

This month we will explore several topics; letters, hearts, friends and Olympics.

We will read many books including; Where the Wild Things Are, Who Has These Feet?, Abiyoyo, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

We will continue working on counting, letters, patterning, imitating, writing, etc.

A wonderful surprise arrived in the mail from the author of the Pout Pout Fish. She saw our class newsletter on the web and sent a gift for our class. Watch your child’s back pack for a book mark!

DATES to Know:

Feb. 2: Ground Hog Day

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day

Feb. 19: President’s Day – NO SCHOOL

March 26-April 2: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Click here to see the district calendar.

Posted on January 10, 2018

January Newsletter

This month, January, we will be exploring snow, polar bears, fish, and winter. We will be reading several winterish books, including The Pout Pout Fish, Polar Bear Polar Bear What do you Hear and others. We will also be doing many art projects related to the books we read.

DATES to remember:
January 15 – no school
January 18 – no school for PM classes

For the remainder of the school year I will be sending newsletters via email. Please send me an email @ mbriggs1@helenaschools.org to insure I have your contact information. Thank you!

 

I’m a Little Snowman

I’m a little snowman short and fat. Here is my scarf and here is my hat. When the snow is falling come and play. Build a snowman every day.

(Sung to: “I’m a Little Teapot”)