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Mrs. Tara Blankenship: Homepage

Mrs. Tara Blankenship: Homepage

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Tara Blankenship First grade teacher.       Phone: 6609473361 Email: Tara Blankenship Elementary 801 S 20th Street Unionville Missouri 63565  

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Learning Packets and Student Belongings

Dear Kindergarten parents and guardians,   I am going to finish putting the packets together today. They will be ready Monday night. I will be outside the elementary school with the packet and your child's school belongings . . .

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New Packet Coming!

Hello, I will be working on putting together another packet for anyone that is wanting more or something different to do.  I will hopefully have them ready to go for Friday.

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End of Year Items.

Dear Parents, I have attached a paper that shows what I am looking for at the end of Kindergarten.  It does not have any scores or names written on it.  I am going to write each section and the score that is needed at the end of the . . .

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Governor Keepa Schools Closed, But Instruction Continues at Home

So, my heart is breaking into a million pieces as I write this. As everyone has heard, the Governor has decided to keep school buildings closed for the remainder of the year. I miss my kiddos so badly. I want everyone to know that just . . .

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New Educational Sites

Parents, I have recently signed up for Moby Max, ABC Mouse, IXL, and enabled remote access to EPIC.  You should be receiving emails from these sites directing you with more information.  Please be patient with me as I am learning . . .

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New Facebook Group For Mrs. Blankenship's Kindergarten Class

Hey Parents! I created a Facebook page just for our class.  I post daily activities to try with your child in case you get tired of doing things on the computer or paperwork.  I tried to add all of the parents if I could find . . .

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M&M Math Skills

We have been working on adding and writing addition equations.  We decided to do a little M&M math.  We graphed our M&Ms and then wrote addition equations using our candies and solved them.  After doing math, they got . . .

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"Smarties" Math

In Kindergarten, we are little "smarties".  We used Smarties candy to help us solve simple addition and subtraction facts. Be sure to check out our photo gallery. 

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Snowball Fight!

With the return of students to school, we decided to have a snowball fight with adjectives.  The students had to write and draw a picture using adjectives. Then they were able to crumple up their paper into a snowball for the . . .

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Block Building Math Time

Students used blocks, whiteboards, and markers to learn to write simple addition equations in math.

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All Aboard the Polar Express!

Kindergarten boarded the Polar Express on Friday.  We enjoyed the movie, hot chocolate, and popcorn.  The children got to dress in pajamas and relax all day.

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December 6, 2019

  Thank you to each grandparent that was able to attend.  The children really enjoyed getting to visit and show their grandparent’s their classroom.   If you did not return the Santa letter, . . .

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November 1, 2019

  Winter Weather Information:   I can’t believe the snow is here already!  I wanted to give a reminder of appropriate winter gear.  In order for a student to be able to play in the snow, they . . .

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October 4, 2019

  Thank you to everyone that sent back the slip with preferred conference times.  Just a reminder that times are given on a first come first basis.     Behavior:  We are constantly . . .

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First Week of School!

  Whew!  We have survived our first full week of Kindergarten!!!   The students are adjusting to our routine really well, and I am so proud of them!  😊   This week we worked on establishing . . .

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Moon Journal

Moon Journals were due this morning.  If you did not get them turned in, I will allow you to turn them in on Monday morning.  I know this week we had a lot of cloudy and rainy nights.  I explained to the children at the . . .

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March 1, 2019

  Just a friendly reminder that students are allowed to make corrections to assignments that are sent home in the Friday folder.  They must be returned on Monday when student brings back their Friday folders. . . .

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Snow Days and 100 Days!

First grade decided to celebrate the 100th day of school on Friday, February 1, 2019.  We are a few days early due to all of the snow days, but the students enjoyed celebrating today.  They got to decorate a hat with 100 items, have . . .

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December 7, 2018 Newsletter

Reminders: I sent home reminders last week to the parents that signed up to donate items to our gingerbread houses.  Please have those items to school by December 14th. Thank you to the parents that have sent the items in already. . . .

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First Grade News!

  November 2, 2018   Dear Parents,   I had the students go through and restock their art boxes with their extra school supplies.  I am letting everyone know that students are going to . . .

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First Grade Happenings!

  Thank you to everyone who returned their parent/teacher conference time paper.  I would like to say that my late afternoon and evening slots are all full. Conferences run 15-minute intervals and only last till 6 this . . .

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Welcome Back!

August 31, 2018   Dear Parents,   Last week I sent home a little yellow piece of paper that was an order form for Highlight magazines.  I received one that ordered online, but it did not have a name and . . .

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