Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope you all are getting as excited as I am for the start of our new school. The fourth grade wing has a very special "new year celebration" planned for you as we start our new adventures at Bear Creek. We'll be celebrating a Happy New Year in August instead of January! Each teacher has picked a country, and on the first day of school, we will ring in the new year. Can you guess which country I picked for our classroom?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Open House

Thank you to everybody who was able to come out to our Open House this afternoon. I was very excited to be able to meet 16 new friends! I am really looking forward to getting our year started, and by the looks of things, so are you! Check out what the newest 4th graders said they were looking forward to!

Just like you, I'm excited to get to know my new friends, see you succeed at your lockers, and have lots of fun! But I'm like you in another way, too. I'm always a little bit nervous about the start of the new year. Don't worry, though! We will have a great time getting to know each other and Bear Creek next week. Come prepared with any questions you have about the school, 4th grade, or me. We will have lots to start learning next week.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome and Special Schedule

Hi everybody, and welcome to The Bair's Den! I am looking forward to having each of you in my class, and I hope you are just as excited as I am to be starting a new adventure at Bear Creek School!

Please check back here every day, and you will be able to find out a little bit more about our classroom, see some pictures, and find out more about what our days will be like in The Bair's Den!

All of our specials will be held from 11:25 - 12:10. Each day I will update our homework page and the community portal to remind you which special we will have the following day so you can help your child remember their sneakers, recorders or library books if needed. Here is the special schedule that we will follow:

  • Day 1 ~ Phys Ed / Health
  • Day 2 ~ Library
  • Day 3 ~ Technology
  • Day 4 ~ Phys Ed / Health
  • Day 5 ~ Music
  • Day 6 ~ Art

As you can see, we will have Phys Ed on our first day, so please be sure to wear or bring sneakers. We also eat a very late lunch (12:40 - 1:25) so we have a snack time each morning. We have two food allergies in our class this year, a peanut allergy and a raisin allergy, so please be mindful of that as you are packing healthy snacks for your child. A piece of fruit (apple, banana), goldfish, and pretzels are all all great snack ideas to start the year.

I'm hoping that all of you will be able to come and join me on Tuesday, August 25 from 2:30 - 4 PM for our Open House. Come and see the school, visit the classroom, make your name tag, pick your first book, and meet some new friends.

I cannot wait for our new year together to begin!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Welcome to the Bair's Den!

Hello new 4th graders!! At the end of 3rd grade, you had a tour of Bear Creek, and you may have even attended one of the orientation tours here at Bear Creek this summer. But you may still be wondering, "What's it REALLY like to be a  fourth grader in the Bair's Den?" Well, the students who were in my class in the past have some answers for you! Check out the video below to get the scoop!

We hope you enjoyed the video! If you have any questions, please leave comments, and I will answer them for you!