Mrs. Koplin's 4K News

News for the week of September 8th

Bear Theme

Thank you for helping your child with the transition to 4K over the past week. The first three days were fantastic and I enjoyed getting to know each student. We are meeting new friends and learning our daily routines.

*This week we are starting our “Bear Theme” and a color theme. We will be reading and retelling the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. On Friday, each student will bring home a ziploc bag of pictures to keep. Be sure to have your child retell the story to you using these pictures! Click below to see a video of the Brown Bear book.

Bill Martin reads Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

A.M. Class Pictures

P.M. Class Pictures


Last Friday I sent home a September snack calendar with each student. I believe snack time is important for 4K students as we are teaching social skills, patience, and manners at this time. That being said, I wanted to reemphasize that with our packed 4K schedule we have very little time for snack (10 minutes). Please remember that this is just a small snack and should only be one item. Please be aware of our food allergies (information sent home with the snack calendar) and if sending in pre-packaged items please always send in the ingredient list. Also, please try to keep the snack healthy. On a child's birthday and star of the week snack day the snack may be more of a treat (a bit more sugar-y). If you have something that will not fit in the snack bucket feel free to e-mail me and let me know that you don't need the bucket sent home and you can send snack in a different container. Please do not put homemade items directly in the snack bucket unless they are in a container. Some favorite snacks include fruit (please peel or cut to make distribution easier), veggies, yogurt, graham crackers, string cheese, pretzels, popcorn, applesauce, etc.. Feel free to be creative as long as it is something small and healthier.


* It is important for your child to bring his/her folder to school every day. It is an important link between home and school. Please help your child remember to bring their 4K folder back each day.

*Scholastic Book orders are due Tuesday, September 15th.You can send the paper order back to school or you can order online at using the class activation code GP4G8.

*This Friday, September 11th will be our first library day. Each 4K student will get to choose a book to check out. Please help your child remember to bring his or her library book back to school before the next Friday so they are able to check out a new book.

* Every Tuesday the school sends home a yellow Tuesday Newsday Folder with the youngest sibling in the family. This means every 4K student will receive one. These are filled with important newsletters, fliers, etc... from the school (some will apply to 4K students and some may not). Please take the items out and send the yellow folders back to school in addition to your child's 4K folder each Thursday to be refilled for the next week.