This Week
Routines, procedures, crafts and CENTERS! We are getting the hang of how our classroom works and what Mrs. Kilgore's expectations are.

Next Week
Reading/Language Arts: Visual discrimination of the letters: Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd & Ee.
Sight Words: I, am, and, can
Math: Days of the Week, orally counting to 30, learning to use math manipulatives
Social Studies: Rules & Procedures

Classroom Notes

  • If your little girl wears a skirt to school, please be sure to put a pair of shorts underneath.
  • Homework begins next week! Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights.
  • With the absence of rest time this year, please make sure that your child is getting 10-12 hours of sleep a night. (  
  • The snack calendar will be posted today. I rotate through the students in number order. Please send enough snack for 22 students. You can view snack suggestions by clicking on the Suggestions for Nutritious Snacks at Please do not send cookies or sugary snacks. Also, since our teach time is paramount this year, please send individually packaged snacks.
Snack Reminder
Monday: Aiden

Tuesday: Brian
Wednesday: Brick
Thursday: Cayelin
Friday: Cazden

Dates to Remember
Sept. 3rd - Labor Day - No School

Sept. 4th - Grandparents Day forms due. (See daily folder)
Sept. 7th - Lunch with Grandparents - 11:00 CES Cafeteria
Sept. 18th - Back to School Night at CHS

It's the 2nd day of Kindergarten and you are busy teaching procedures like how to walk in the hallway and how to sit in the cafeteria. What is the next logical procedure to learn? Well, in my class, it's how to work the iPads! We learned how to handle the iPads and basic maneuvering of the device. These digital natives had it down in no time and were masters in just 30 minutes. I am excited to see what we are going to do with them this year!

It seems that every year I either have a student who shares my birthday or has the day after! Kimberly, you have an AwEsOmE birthday girlfriend! Ü

I am still giddy from the excitement of Meet the Teacher last night! 16 of my 21 Cubs came to meet me and I can already tell that it is going to be a GrEaT year! I have updated the slideshow at the top of the blog with the pictures from last night. If you click on the rainbow circle at the bottom right corner of the slideshow, it will send you to the Picasa Web Albums site where you can download pictures and order prints.

The first day of Kindergarten will be here before we know it! Have a great weekend, get plenty of rest and I will see you bright and early on Monday morning! :)

The parent letters and student postcards were mailed on Monday so my Commerce friends know that I am their teacher! Eeek! I am so excited to meet them on Thursday!

It makes you feel good when you have a mother of a new student come up to you in Wal-Mart and hugs you (and you have just met her) because she is so excited for you to be her son's teacher. Her excitement was very contagious and my stress from the day's teacher staff development faded.

What about my Cubs from years passed? Who is your teacher this year?! Comment here for Facebook me!

My hope and prayer is to be a "Ms. Miner" to the 21 students who I will meet this Thursday. Please take a minute to read the blog post below.

(thanks to my Sturch for sharing it!)

I am anxiously awaiting Monday afternoon when I get my class roster! Until then, I am busy this morning stuffing envelopes and cutting out postcards for my new Cubs and their parents. Can't wait to mail them out!

One of my favorite Back to School activities is putting up the outside bulletin board! I love themes and I love to create so this sure beats cleaning up the mess I created with my summer organizing. Our CES theme is "My Favorite Book" so this let's each teacher be as creative as they want. Since Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of my favorite first week books, I went with it! I wonder, who IS in Mrs Kilgore's room?!


 Also, I have to show off the latest addition to my storybook character collection! Makes me think of my Sturch! :*(


I am so proud of Mrs. Embro! She is now a 5th grade teacher at A.C. Williams Elementary. She has been hard at work in her classroom! I got to snoop a little bit yesterday when I was helping set up for the Hunt County Tech Camp. She is going to be a great addition to Commerce ISD!

I have a few new friends joining me in room 124 this year! Say hello to the iGuys!

As if the iPads weren't fantastic enough; now we have cool, orange, shock proof iGuys to protect them. I am so excited to have them join us this year!

Speaking of "US", I wonder who is on my roster to be a new Cub this year?! I can't wait to find out! District wide Registration is on the 15th and 16th...I wonder if Mrs. Lay and Mrs. Stegall will have the class lists ready on the 17th? Haha! Just kidding ladies...well kinda...

Commerce ISD has announced our back to school activities! Hope to see you all at C.E.S. Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 23rd at 5:30! You may not be in Kindergarten anymore, but Mrs. Kilgore still loves to get hugs from her Cubs!

 See you soon!