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Lisa Miller

Bear Tavern Elementary School

609-737-4005 Ext. 5214 

Twitter:  @BTMillerK


Happy Friday, parents!



Our latest writing piece, “Pattern Book”, is now underway.  Not only are we learning that each page needs to stick with their topic or title, but it is also the beginning of how to write sentences.  We will be taking our “Label” books and turning them into complete thoughts. They will learn that each sentence needs to begin with an uppercase letter, have spaces between their words, and have an endmark to show the end of the thought.   


Our letters are:   “b, c, f, i, m, n, o, t, u, a, g, s, d, r, e”  as well as sight words: “the, a, I, by, am, and, see, is, by, in, can”.


(Ask your child if they can show you the hand movements we use to practice and remember their letters and sounds.) 


In math, we continue to practice writing numbers correctly and are learning that there are many ways we can show numbers:  counting by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, ten frames, tallys. With this unit, we have begun to put two numbers together (adding) and find a whole (the answer).  I will explain our latest “test” and grading system when we meet at conferences.


Thank you for signing up for conferences.  I look forward to meeting all of you and talking about all of the wonderful things your children have been doing and will look forward to accomplishing this year.  With your continued support, together we will experience so much growth.  


Our Book Fair will kick off with a preview during school hours on Thursday the 21st.


Your child will be able to purchase books the next day or you can purchase during conferences.


If your child is out sick, I will be sending home any work that is missed during that time.  You can work with your child at your convenience. This is to update you and your child on what is missed--please do not expect to have all work done in one night.  


Thank you for helping to create independent children.  I encourage them to be able to zip jackets independently or at least try.  As the cooler weather approaches, please be sure to send your child in with appropriate clothing--coats, hats, gloves, and be sure to mark them with their name in case they get misplaced.  Even though it might not seem too cold when they leave the house, the playground can be much different. It is better safe than sorry.  


CURRENT SHARE TOPIC:  “Favorite Tradition” (This is a tricky topic.  We have talked about it in class but with your help, the children will better understand what it means to experience a tradition.)


TUESDAY:    November 19th:  Wes, Celina


THURSDAY:  November 21st:  Maeve, Liam


Have a wonderful weekend!  Lisa







Please be sure to CHECK ALL FOLDERS NIGHTLY FOR TIMELY MESSAGES and completed or unfinished CLASSWORK.  


 Daily Specials Schedule


Monday:         MUSIC/PE

Tuesday:        MEDIA

Wednesday:   MUSIC/PE

Thursday:      ART




Dear Kindergarteners,      


We hope you are having a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to hear all about your adventures.  We have been spending time with family, vacationing at the shore, and planning for next year.  


There are many surprises in store for you this year in Kindergarten. We will have fun making new friends along with learning letter sounds to help us read and write. We will be learning about our community, force and motion, numbers, and many other exciting topics.


We have a special project we would like you to complete for the first day of school. It is called “Mystery Person”. Find three small objects/toys that tell something about you. Put them in a brown paper lunch bag. Do not write your name on the outside of the bag. Bring your bag on the first day of school. Each day, we will choose a “Mystery Bag” to share. As a class, we will try to guess who the “Mystery Bag” belongs to.  It will take us over a month to complete our “Mystery Bags,” so don’t put in an object you may need right away. We can’t wait to see what you bring. Have fun! 


On the first day, this is what you will need: 


                           ∙a backpack (without wheels)


                           ∙1 healthy snack, a reusable water bottle,

                                  and a lunch 


                            ∙your school supplies (see list below)


                            ∙wear your blue "bear" name tag that you

                                   will receive at orientation 


We are looking forward to seeing you at Kindergarten Orientation on Wednesday, August 28th at 9AM and/or the first day of school, which is Thursday, September 5th.   Bring your smile! See you soon!




The Kindergarten Team 

**Don’t forget to scroll down for the school supply list for kindergarten!


Supply List:


  • 1 box of Crayola colored pencils (traditional not twistable)

  •  Fiskars “Blunt Tip” Scissors 

  • 1 box of Crayola twistable crayons

  • 4 glue sticks

  • 2 dry erase, low-odor fine tip black markers

  • 1-two pocket see through plastic folder (pockets located at the bottom of the folder…please)

  • 1 box of Ziploc bags (quart or gallon size)

  • 1 container of Wet Ones or bottle of sanitizer

  • Headphones-  Please no ear buds.


If for ANY reason you need to make a change in your child's dismissal, please email the office directly:



 When your child will be out sick, call the "Safeline".

The office and nurse need to know where your child is at all times. 


Just a gentle reminder that when sending in money with your child for any reason, PLEASE be sure it is in an envelope marked clearly with your child's name and reason marked on the envelope, even if it is lunch money.