About Wendy Cassidy

I have been a teacher in Cobb County for 15 years and have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade. I have been married for 33 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown up daughters, Sarah and Tory. Sarah, her husband Shawn, and my beautiful granddaughter Maddie live in Alabama. Tory has decided to settle closer to home and is a teacher. In my spare time I love to read, sew, and play on the computer.

Early Release Week

Hi, we all made it through early release week in tact here in room 105. We are looking forward to returning to our 10:18 lunch time after a week of lunch at 9:30.  Very special thanks to all of the parents who met with me over the past 2 weeks. Building a connection between home and school will help your child become a more successful student.

We celebrated 50’s day on Wednesday and Cape Day on Friday this week.  The children had fun dancing to some 50’s music and talking about how it was back then.  We learned about spiders this week in writing to help us learn about informational writing. We finished up our books on Friday and celebrated by making a spider cookie to eat for snack.  Next week we will study bats for both science and writing as we start a science unit on night and day.

Don’t forget that next week is Red Ribbon Week. Monday is wear red to school day.

Have a great weekend!

Howdy Folks!

We have had a very busy week learning lots of new things. Our week ended with our first annual country and western day.  Next week we have 50’s day on Wednesday and cape day on Friday.

Please cut out and donate your box tops to our school.  One full sheet is worth $2.00 for our school. You will find a new sheet in your folder every month.

We are very proud of all of our students who are working hard on their sight words and are moving up on our rainbow. Be sure to look for your child’s name on the rainbow when you come for your conference next week. Students will need to know 30 of the 75 required sight words by the end of this nine week period. Mrs. Perry makes sure that she keeps up with how many sight words each  child knows in the back of their folder.

 

 

Red Ribbon Week – 10/23 – 10/27

Theme:  Our School Rocks: Bully & Drug Free

Monday: “RED-y To Live A Drug Free Life” – Wear red clothing

Tuesday: “Team Up Against Bullying & Drugs” – Wear favorite team shirt

Wednesday: “Yes We Can Be Bully & Drug Free” – Canned–good drive to make a difference (candy giveaway)

Thursday: “Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up” – Wear mismatched or backward clothing

Friday: “Hats Off To Being Bully & Drug Free” – Wear your favorite or crazy hat

~Poster Contest!! ~

K – 2nd grade students are encouraged to create a poster displaying what it means to live a healthy life

3rd – 5th grade students are encouraged to create a poster displaying why their peers should say no to drugs and/or bullying.

~Posters are due to the Counselor Suite by Fri. 10/20. Winners posters will be displayed in the hallways & will receive a special prize.

How Time Flies!

Friday was the end of the first nine weeks of school. Wow the year seems to be moving by quickly. The children have been working very hard to learn the beginning skills of Kindergarten. The second nine weeks will be filled with learning our numbers to 20, working on our reading and writing skills and lots of other new skills.

On Wednesday we went to the farm and had a wonderful day. This is one of my favorite field trips so filled with activities for the children to participate in. We learned about bees, held chickens, went on a hay ride, painted a picture of a pig and met lots of farm animals.

On Friday we celebrated the end of the first nine weeks by holding our ZooPhonics parade.  The children all looked wonderful in their costumes.  The students from first through fifth grade love watching the parade and reminiscing about their Kindergarten days.  Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend.

Conferences will be held during the week of Oct 16th – 20th.  This week will be early release every day. Please return your conference form as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend at the assigned time please give me some alternative times.

Community Helpers Fair

We had a wonderful last day before the break. The children had a great time sampling the goods and services in Mrs. Stewart’s class, Mrs. Madrid’s class and in our classroom. They had their nails done, face painted, and had a shave. They were able to have a massage, play a game and buy lots of goodies like ice pops, popcorn and juice.  This was a fun way to teach the difference between a good and a service.

Coming up after the break will be our first field trip and our zoophonics parade. Please remember that your child’s costume don’t need to be elaborate, homemade is just fine.

From the Teacher

This was a first for me as a teacher having days off for hurricane/tropical storms. We’ve had flood days, snow and ice day’s but never a day for tropical storms. We had a long recess on Wednesday to give the students lots of run around outside time. They enjoyed it immensely.

We have had a lot of fun sorting in math this week. On Friday we sorted M&Ms by color. This was a hit with the students. The other pictures are of the students playing with math tubs. Math tubs are tubs filled with hands on activities that help students learn math.

Friday, September 1, 2017

FROM THE TEACHER

September is here and we have completed the first 5 weeks of school. Let’s hope that the weather knows it is September and that cooler days are in our future.

Thank you to all of the parents and students who participated in hat day here at Pitner. The money that we raised will be donated to the Red Cross to help the survivors of Hurricane Harvey.

We completed a experiment with gummy bears in our classroom this week. We hypothesized that the gummy that we put in salt and water would melt first. We observed the gummy bears in water, vinegar, water and salt and water and baking soda. We had some very interesting results when we checked them on Friday and found that we were wrong and the gummy in salt water was the only one that had not changed at all.

Have a Great Holiday Weekend!

Friday, August 25, 2017

It is hard to believe that we have been in school for 20 days and that September will be here at the end of next week. I am hoping that the weather will cool down just a tiny bit so that it is not so hot when we go out for recess. The children enjoyed their eclipse time on Monday and learned a lot of new science in the process.  Just a reminder that Wednesday is an early release day.  Car riders and walkers  will be released at 12:15.  After school students will be released to ASP at the same time.  We have lunch at 9:30 in the morning so if your child goes to ASP you may want to send an extra snack for them since it will be a long time between lunch and dinner.

To help you help your child learn their alphabet letters and sounds I have attached a PowerPoint Presentation at the top of the blog that has the letter, that we use to learn the sound and the movement. I also have a PowerPoint that has the letter, the sound and the movement on it. You will need to send me a flash drive to load it onto for you because it is too big for the blog. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

We had another busy week in room 105.  We learned about our flag and the Pledge of Allegiance, 2 D and 3D shapes, and how to write a simple sentence.  We learned about the eclipse in art and Stem lab and will do lots of projects on Monday that relate to the eclipse.  We will not be able to go outside during the eclipse as per Cobb County School Districts guidelines but we will have lots of fun in our class learning more about the eclipse.

80’s day at Pitner was a success.  Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Perry looked wonderful in their 80’s outfits.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Open House. I enjoyed sharing the ins and outs of our Kindergarten with you.  For those of you who were unable to attend the packet of information will be sent home today. Please sign and return the ice cream permission slip, the salad slip, and the performing arts form. You will need to sign the performing arts form even if you do not make a donation.

We have started learning how to draw a great picture to go with our writing.  We read Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom and talked about the importance of letters and our names.  We have had a great second week of school and look forward to participating in lots of fun activities in our classroom next week.