Friday, August 28, 2015


Scholastic Book Fair is coming to town! On September 1, our book fair will start. This year the pre-school will not be visiting the book fair to "browse" because we will be in our first week of school. I made the "executive" decision to not stress our kiddos as they are adjusting to their new environment. It would just be too much to expect of them at this time.
Please, please support this important event for many reasons... can never have enough books to read!
school rewarded with books for all the purchases you make!
classroom books...books can be purchased for our classroom, too!
gifts...books make a great gift for birthdays, Christmas, etc!
Please stop by before or after school as well as September 2 between 6 and 830 ***the night of our Back to School Night.
Ms. Barb

Ocean in a Bottle

The Fours will be creating oceans in a bottle in class in 2 weeks. Please save and send in an empty 16 oz. water bottle by Friday, September 18.

Here is a link to the project...
Ocean in a Bottle

Ms. Barb

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome Back!
Welcome to our new families!
I will see all of you at some time this week.
Remember Monday from 9-10ish, the returning students will meet with me to discuss the pre-k day.
Later on Monday morning, some new four year olds will be visiting their new class.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and even Thursday morning students for the three year old class and more new four year olds will be visiting their new class.
Ms. Aida, Ms. Linda, and me (Ms. Barb) are looking forward to a GREAT year.
I can't wait to see as well as meet everyone this week!

Ms. Barb

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Use the Blog


Use the tab labeled "Weekly Schedule" to see what we will be doing in the classroom each week.

See the Show and Tell Calendar for your child's day.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


The most amazing job….
Your tiny baby needs lots of hugs.
Rock her …hold her….she won’t be spoiled! And…
Cherish the moments.
Your toddler must be allowed to make decisions.
Only appropriate for the age…limits are important, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre-school …patience, explain, pause, laugh, listen, answer every question, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days start.
Encourage friendships, tell her to be a good friend, teach her to treat others as she wants to be treated, and…
Cherish the moments.
School days continue. Be there for her. Guide her.  Support her. Listen to her. Love her no matter what, and…
Cherish the moments.
Pre teen years are confusing for everyone. Be strong. Be supportive. Let make decisions within limits, and …
Cherish the moments.
Teen years can be challenging. Listen. Listen. Listen. Love her especially on the rough days! Hold her with an open hand….and…
Cherish the moments.
College ….you gave her roots now give her wings! …and…
Cherish the moments.
Cherish the memories.
Barbara Filar

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I love this...

from Eliot Wigginton:
We teach, and at the same time allow ourselves to be taught by those we teach. We talk, and at the same time, listen. We experience the world anew through another's eyes. And therein lies the secret of renewal. It comes, in part, from allowing students some of the same positive energy we try to put out into our lives. We refuel each other.