Mrs. Grunawalt’s Blog


November Update



– It was such an honor getting together with such wonderful parents at conferences! It is not hard to figure out why my students are so amazing when they have such supportive parents. – please make sure your child is bringing snack each day. – Help!! Next Friday afternoon I could use a few parents […]

Happy November!



Please sign up for conferences!! If you are going out of town the week of Thanksgiving, I am scheduling a few conferences on Monday the 12th.  I am also willing to extend my conference time till 7 for those of you that just can’t get off work during the day. Please message me as soon […]

Notes From the Teacher



Can you believe the middle of October is already here? It seems like we just started school! Your students are amazing and have started to establish a great routine. The pumpkin trip is on Thursday and you should have received a note home in the red folder. Keep your eyes out for continual information on […]

Happy Fall!



The kindergarten room is buzzing with activities! We have been working hard on bats, apples, and fall. Please keep working on sight words and take home readers. I am happy to say that the class has 100% in turning in homework. A few things to work on over fall break: tying shoes sight words tapping […]

Just a Few Things



Great job on the take home books! These will make a great library for your child while increasing their reading skills. Please continue working on sight words. I hope that the brackets they come home with on Fridays are helpful. The words on the bracket are the next five on the list they need to […]

A Note From The Teacher



We had a fantastic day today in kindergarten learning about owls! The children learned all sorts of interesting facts that they wrote about. Just ask them to teach you a few things! Homework is looking great and coming in on time. Please make sure that your child is doing their own writing and doing it […]

A Few Updates



A few things from the K Room: Homework went home this week. Remember it is not due until next Monday! Please make sure your student is doing all writing in pencil! The first paper reading book went home. The note stapled on the front of each book indicates that Kindergarteners should read each book five […]

Giraffes Can’t Dance



Today I shared a great book “Giraffes Can’t Dance”. This is a book that encourages confidence and positive self-esteem in children as well as all who are different. The giraffe meets someone that tells him that everyone is capable of accomplishing anything as long as they persevere. Ask your child what persevere means. This new […]

New Behavior Plan



Starting today you may have noticed a green mark or possibly stars on your child’s calendars in their red folders. This starts each day with every child having a green card and a star in their pocket of a chart displayed in the classroom. Throughout the day your child has the opportunity to gain more […]

Safety



This week is all about safety! We will be practicing all of our drills this week (fire drill, storm drill, and lock downs). We will also be discussing how to stay safe in our community! Something to try this week.. Ask the kids what a bad stranger looks like! Really listen to the answers they […]

Thank You!



I wanted to give a big thanks to all of the parents that showed up to back to school night! It was great being able to share information about the school year with you! Something I forgot to mention… if you are going to be volunteering this year the background check is much more extensive […]

Off To A Great Start!



We’re off to a great start in kindergarten! Our first days last week were fantastic! You have amazing children and I am so blessed to be able to work with them! In case you were wondering our class specials are… Monday: Catechesis of the Good Shepard Tuesday: Computers Wednesday: Music and Mass Thursday: PE and […]