Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dismissal reminders...
Pull up as far as you can in front of our classroom door. We should be able to fit approximately 5 cars out front.
Be prepared to quickly place your child into his/her car seat then exit the parking lot promptly.
If you get out of your car when you are further back in line, it really creates a back up as the cars in the lead leave and you are still placing your child in your car as other cars back up behind you.
It IS a tough call on when to get out of your car, when to wait, when to move. The most important aspect of this process is the children's safety.
Please be a positive role model for your child at dismissal time.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Special Attire

For the 4's
On Monday, October 20th, please dress your child in green to represent the Responsibility Pillar for Character Counts! Week.

For the 3's
On Thursday, October 23, please send your child in with their favorite cap and a $2 donation to Rachel's Friends Caps for a Cure.

Please see the Friday Flier (Click Here) for more information.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Trunk or Treat Ideas

Here are some games that could be set up in your trunks if you are looking for ideas...

Pumpkin Chuckin
A DIY Pumpkin Chuckin' Halloween Game - Sponsored by #CottonelleTarget at B-Inspired Mama

Witch Ring Toss
DIY game for a Halloween party- witch ring toss....this would be great for the fall festival at my school this year.

Knock Down Pumpkins
Toddler Approved!: Knockin Down Pumpkins Halloween Carnival Game

Halloween Sensory Bins
plastic bin filled with Halloween items

I will continue to add ideas as they come up!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Food Allergy Information for PK-4

Dear Parents of PK-4,
When you are sending a snack for birthdays or parties, please keep in mind we have the following food allergies to consider…
  • Nuts - may have other food items produced at a facility that also processes nuts
Please keep in mind the following when packing your child’s lunch…
  • We do not have the facilities to wash fruits and vegetables, please do that at home.
  • Please include napkins
  • Please include silverware when necessary
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ms. Barb

Food Allergy Information for PK-3

Dear Parents of PK-3,
When you are sending a snack for birthdays or parties, please keep in mind we have the following food allergies to consider…
  • Peanuts/Peanut Butter - the children may have if “...content was manufactured in a facility that also processes nuts…”
  • Walnuts - absolutely NO walnuts!
  • Hazelnuts - 1 child
  • Almonds - 1 child
One child’s allergies:
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Chocolate
  • Strawberries - 1 child
  • Peaches - 1 child
  •   crabs
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Ms. Barb

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elkridge Food Pantry Monthly Donations List

A reminder will be posted each month as well as the due date. This is also on the Documents page.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to Use the Blog


Use the tab labeled "Reminders" to see key dates and information for upcoming events.

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

Use the tab labeled "Documents" to see information that will be utilized throughout the year, such as Food Pantry donations.

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

See the Classroom Calendar for special events and any changes to the usual schedule.

The labels on the right side of the page will help you to narrow your search if you are looking for a specific page or post.

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.