Last Minute Reminders before our first day….

It was wonderful to meet everyone at Open House Thursday night! Thanks for attending! It made me very excited for the upcoming year! We have an amazing group! Before our exciting first day, here are three important reminders…

Student Information Forms – Please send in the student information forms (received at Open House) back to school on Tuesday. Double check to make sure that your contact information is correct for our files.

Me Bags – At Open House, your child also received a Me Bag. We will enjoy sharing these bags as we get to know one another throughout the first week of school. Please make sure that your child’s name is on his/her bag before sending it to school on Tuesday.

Water Bottle and Snacks – Your child should bring two healthy nut free snacks and a filled water bottle (no juice please) to stay fueled every day. Morning and afternoon snacks are essential for maintaining energy and attention. Please do not send candy or sugary snacks. High sugar foods cause an energy crash that makes learning difficult. If your child ever forgets a snack, we have a great supply of graham crackers (thanks for your donations!). For more information on snack ideas, you can click the Nut Free Snack List found on the left side of our blog. 

**Finally, with the start of a new school year many students experience some anxiety. Here is link to an excellent blog post to help children through these stressful moments. 13 Powerful Phrases Proven to Help an Anxious Child Calm Down

Looking forward to seeing those wonderful second graders on Tuesday. 🙂

Open House is Tonight!

I can’t wait to meet everyone tonight at 6:30 pm for Open House!!! Remember to bring your supplies for the first day if possible to lighten the first day load!

I am all the way at the end of the 2/3 hallway room 208!!!

I can’t wait to see all my smart 2nd grade cookies!!!

~Ms. Yankee



Open House is Approaching!


Our grade 1-5 Open House is on Thursday August 24 from 6:30-7:30pm. Feel free to bring any of your child’s supplies with you to the open house. It really helps them feel settled in and prevents heavy backpacks on the first day. 🙂 Please see the tab to the top for a complete list of school supplies. 

Please also take a few moments if you haven’t already to fill out the 2nd Grade Survey so I can gain more information about you and your child before school begins!

Looking forward to seeing you soon! Can’t wait to meet everyone! 

Ms. Yankee

Supply List…

Happy July 1st! I will give your child many tools that we will use every day (crayons, pencils, folders, notebooks), but I would love some help with these specialty items.

Please bring these supplies to our Open House on Thursday, August 24

  • pencil box (make sure that it can open and close easily)
  • earbuds (please label with your child’s name, a piece of tape works well)
  • gym shoes (kept in your child’s locker)
  • 1″ binder with pockets on the inside cover
  • composition notebook, wide ruled
  • 1 pair of blunt child’s scissors, labeled with your child’s name
  • 1 box of bandaids

Important items your child should bring to school every day.

  • backpack (big enough for a lunchbox, folder, library book, and snow gear in the winter)
  • filled water bottle (water only, no juice please)
  • 2 healthy snacks (one for the morning and one for the afternoon… second graders get hungry!)
  • Wish List Items…. (things to donate if you can to our room..just pick 1 0r 2…)
  • box of graham crackers
  • page protector sheets
  • colored pencils
  • markers
  • disinfectant wipes

Thanks so much for helping your child get ready for second grade! Please email me if you have any questions. 🙂

~Ms. Yankee (

Boxtops and Coke Caps!!!

It’s Summer… BOXTOPS and COKE CAPS and MORE!


  • Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both.  The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
  • BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 550) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU!     Download your form here:  Summer Box TopsCOKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap.  No need to send it to school.

AND…don’t forget about your FAMILY FARE/D&W receipts.  Those add up too!  SAVE these all summer long and

Finally…AMAZON SMILE.  Order everything from AMAZON through our smile link to earn our school MONEY!

Welcome to 2nd Grade….

Welcome to our second grade families! I am thrilled to be making the switch to 2nd grade this year and couldn’t be more excited to teach your child! I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead!  Please make sure to register for email subscriptions  (upper right hand corner of blog) which alerts you via email when our classroom blog is updated.  We use the blog for classroom happenings, activities, special events and to share our learning fun.

Looking forward to the upcoming year… ENJOY YOUR SUMMER and treasure up some small moments to write about in the fall!   We will post a classroom supply list during the first few weeks of July (crazy to think about).

~Ms. Yankee

Our Final Update, What a Great Year!!!

This video highlights our year together! Boy it was hard to say goodbye Friday! There were lots of laughs, smiles, hugs and tears!! Thanks so much for supporting your child and I this year! I have loved teaching your kinder and your child will forever hold a very special place in my heart! Relax, enjoy and have a blast this summer! Woohooo to officially being 1st graders!!! Please continue to keep in touch and I wish everyone the best!

Please refer to the Summer Activity Calendar (posted under CALENDARS at the top of our blog page) for a listing of various activities and suggestions you might want to do with your child each day or refer to the paper copies sent home. I can’t wait until June 30 when it says to “write a letter to Ms. Yankee ” 🙂  I will be looking forward to these letters and plan to write back!!!

Have a fabulous summer!!!  Report cards will be mailed out on June 16.

Here’s a video highlight of our final week together…

Weekly Update, May 30- June 2….

I cannot believe we’re down to the final week of kindergarten….Wow! This year flew by! I couldn’t have been blessed with a better classroom of kinders! Here’s to the final week, just having fun together and celebrating all that we learned! 

Popcorn Words: review! 

Math:   We had fun reviewing key math skills this week!

Writer’s Workshop: We created a Summer Bucket List with some fun buckets! We came up with some great ideas to do this summer! We also had a lot of fun creating our Father’s Day gifts for Dad this week.  The Kindergartners can’t wait to give these gifts to Dad.  They have all been sent home.  We wanted to make sure we didn’t leave Dad out of our fun creating before school is out for the year.  We hope Dad enjoys these gifts for Father’s Day!

1st Grade Tour: We took a trip to Mrs. Bast’s 1st grade classroom this week to meet a 1st grader for a special tour! They made us each an informative brochure about 1st grade that they read to us. They also answered any of the questions we wrote down to ask them about next year. Finally, we got to check out the books inside their book boxes and they read to us! We’re getting so excited for next year! 

Reader’s Workshop:  The Kindergarteners have continued working hard at reading their “good fit” books during our reader’s workshop time and continuing to build up their stamina for first grade. We have also been working on reading the rainbow with getting thru all of our rainbow list sight word lists!! Many of us have made it all the way to reading list 14!! Amazing!! All of us celebrated learning so many sight words in a snap this year by receiving a piece of gold and a gold chocolate rolo for our accomplishments!! We celebrated with our 5th grade buddies as we ran through a rainbow tunnel created. I sent home all of these lists so you can practice these more over the summer! Watch the video of our rainbow run…

Countdown Balloons: We began the 9 days left of kindergarten countdown this week with a special envelope count down! We opened envelope 9 Tuesday finding that we received Fish and Frisbee day! We ate goldfish fish crackers and went outside for some frisbee game fun together! Wooohooo!! Then on Wednesday we opened an envelope that said….write with a special pen day! We had fun doing our work with our new pens!!  Balloon number 7 was… chalk day… we had fun with chalk both inside and outside our classroom!! Then on Friday, it was picnic lunch and popsicle day! I wonder what balloons 5, 4, 3,2,1 will hold!!?? 🙂

Library: Please return your library book if you still have it at home.  Inventory has begun!

Kindergarten Olympics: Thank you again to the many wonderful parents who helped make this fun morning possible! Enjoy this video of our special morning…..

Mystery Reader: Looks like our final mystery readers of the year arrived on Thursday!! Ember’s big brothers, Levi in 2nd grade and Issac in 4th grade surprised us! They both read us a fun book! It was so fun to have them! 

Thanks again to all the wonderful mystery readers who have surprised us throughout the year!! This is a memory your child will never forget!

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, June 10LAST DAY OF SCHOOL…dismissal at 12:15 p.m.