STARS Classroom News

February 16th - February 19th

What Happened Last Week....

We continued our book I Ain't Gonna Paint No More. We also pretended to paint our body parts with paint brushes as we read the story. We worked on some rhyming words with our book. We learned our body parts as we painted them.

What Will Happen This Week...

This week we will start our pet theme. Our anchor book is Hooray for Fish. In our book this week we will work on more rhyming words. We will also learn many descriptive words such as color, with the different colors of fish, but also we will learn some other descriptive words such as happy and grumpy, which are also opposites.

Matt and Molly

Our Matt and Molly story this week is One Cold Fish.

In our story Matt and Molly have a cold fish and they put a hat on the fish bowl to warm it up. We will read the story and work on answering what, where, who, when, and yes/no questions regarding our new story this week.

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Table Time

Tuesday - Dot paint paper plate fish - cut out triangle to make tail: scissor skills, use dot paint to decorate the fish: using a tool to paint.

Thursday - MOTOR GROUP- Our occupational and physical therapists will be implementing theme-oriented fine and gross motor activities during this time.

Friday - Bubble wrap painted fish- could cut out when dried. Paint bubble wrap- using a tool to paint, then stamp bubble wrap onto the fish.

Upcoming Information and Events:

Check out Merrell's Message-a blog done by our Assistant Principal Kristen Merrell

Major Saver Packets were sent home last week: Your child can sell them all this week until February 16, if interested :)

Mar 4 - Friday - NO SCHOOL – District Early Release Day

Transportation will be checking coats: Please read the information regarding winter coats and car seat safety-

School Safety Seminar: Preventing and Responding to Possible School Shooters in LSR-7 Lee’s Summit R-7 School District parents and community members are invited to this informational session focusing on emergency-response training being offered to all staff members this year. You will hear from R-7 staff and law-enforcement officials about the half-day Active Shooter / Intruder Response Training as well as programs and strategies that help school staff prevent school violence. In addition, parents will learn more about their role in helping spot potentially dangerous situations and how to respond in case of a school lockdown or other emergency. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 Lee’s Summit North High School 901 NE Douglas St.

2016 Kindergarten Registration

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Items to bring with you:

Child’s birth certificate or legal birth document
Child’s immunization record
Current proof of residency - current, original utility bill (only electricity, gas (not propane), water or water statement of account); bill must show resident’s name

2016 Kindergarten Screening

May 10, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
May 12, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Your student’s screening appointment will be scheduled at Registration

Both events will take place at your child’s elementary building and are required for school enrollment. Please check the district website at; then the “find bus information” section if you have questions regarding which building he/she will attend. All other questions should be directed to the elementary school in your attendance area.

Below is the link to the Great Beginnings website. Please refer to the calendar for the updated events.

Fun Sensory Tubs/Activities to Do at Home:

Other Related Books...


Hello Hello! | Kids Song | Nursery Rhymes | Super Simple Songs
Clean Up Song
I Have A Pet | Animal Song | Super Simple Songs
Have you got a pet? (song for children)
Time to Say Good-bye