Room 205 News

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New Year ! We are capable each and every day!

January is a time that our Kindercub friends show us just how capable they are. You can help out at home by starting your child off with a great start every morning.


  • Encourage a consistent bedtime each night and keep a consistent wake-up time too. Children need lots of sleep because they are so busy each and every day in school and at home.
  • Feed your child a healthy breakfast. We usually eat our morning, healthy snack around 10 in the morning.
  • When sending in morning, community snack, send in healthy options. Yogurt, fruit, veggies, applesauce, cheese, and protein snacks are great ways to encourage healthy eating and to give children energy for the day. See me if you need examples.
  • Help us keep all children safe...please do not send in food items with nuts of any kind or sesame seeds. Even snacks with "may contain nuts or sesame seeds" or "processed in a nut factory" could be harmful. We appreciate your support of this.
  • Arrive at school promptly every day. Children thrive on routine. It is why we have posters of our routines in and around our room. By arriving on time, you are showing your child that you value his/her job of school and that school is important.
  • Do not send toys to school unless you are asked to do so. We do not want children to lose or break their home toys. Also, jewelry, watches, bracelets, etc. can be a distraction for many children.
  • Send in clothes and shoes that your child can put on independently.
  • Practice putting winter gear on and taking it off. Water-proof mittens are best for playing outdoors.
  • We go outside 1-2 times a day. Please send your child with appropriate items. We can play outside unless the windchill is below 10 degrees. We walk to the library in temperatures about zero. We will walk to the library in the rain (as long as it is light) as well.
  • Keep sick children home. We are in close quarters and they are still learning to wash their hands when needed.
  • We can not administer medication unless we have a doctor's note.
  • If you are needing hot lunch and you are arriving after 8:15, you must stop in the office to order your child a hot lunch.
  • When name shirts and rest bins come home, launder them promptly and return to school the next day. These help your child continue to follow our classroom routines.
By following these steps, we can ensure that our children will be safe, happy and ready to learn each and every day. Thank you for all you do to support us and our young learners.

Have you seen a yeti around Clarkston?

Good Bye Mrs. Flood

I have recently accepted a new position with Oakland County. My last day with your children will be Friday, January 22, 2016. The hardest thing about taking this position is leaving your children and Mrs. Larkins. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your children and will miss them dearly. Nowhere else can you go to work and be greeted by so many smiles and hugs. I know they will continue to grow as learners and I am blessed to have been a part of that learning. Thank you for allowing me that privilege.

♥ Mrs. Flood

Welcome Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bassett

While we are very sad to have Mrs. Flood leave (me especially as we have been working together for eight years!), we are excited to welcome Mrs. Lisa Smith as our instructional aide. Mrs. Smith has been working in Mrs. Woodworth's classroom as a lunch aide. She is a parent of three girls (two which attend Bailey Lake and one that goes here to Funshine). Mrs. Smith's two older daughters are graduates of our Young Five's program. She will be with us Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


Mrs. Donna Bassett will be joining our school family as our instructional aide on Wednesdays. Mrs. Bassett often substitutes around our building and is a former grandparent of Funshine students. We are excited to have her join us as well.

Impact Soccer Fun: Thanks Coach Jones! We had a blast running and playing games.

Donations Needed

  • Black Fine Tip Sharpie Pens
  • Toothpicks
  • Mini-marshmallows (nut free)
  • Art dobbers

Important Dates

  • January 18: NO SCHOOL
  • January 22: Mrs. Flood's last day with Kindercubs :(
  • January 28 & 29: Half Days....dismissal at 11:15
  • February 15 & 16: No School
  • February 24: Field Trip to Indian Springs Nature Center. Due to busing availability and timing, we are unable to go Lansing. The good news is we will still be going on a field trip just closer to home. The other good news is that Impression 5 will be bringing portions of the museum to us on another day.

Room 205 Kindercubs

Sandi Larkins, Young Five's Kindergarten Teacher

Vicki Flood, Instructional Aide