*Beaming Teacher ALERT!*

I’m beaming today because I am SO proud of my *STARS*!  They all did AMAZING at the CHAMPs Assembly!  Thank you for the support!  We also had to practice our character trait, *Flexibility* on stage while Mrs. Koonce handed out a lot of CHAMPs awards!  It’s so exciting to be a part of a school with SO many students doing SO many great things!  Our school is the BEST!  We are proud to be *Roughnecks!*

Here’s a picture of my bunch before the performance today! (I’m so sorry about the microphone in front of C’s face!)

CHAMPs Awards Winners this week….WOW!!

Thank you for all that YOU do to make my job a success!  YOU matter to your child’s education and you matter to me! 🙂

Mrs. Busha

*It’s CHAMPs Assembly GO Time!*

Join us for our CHAMPs Assembly TOMORROW morning!  We will be sharing about the character trait, Flexibility! We are excited to share our performance with you!  The assembly begins promptly at 8:00am and will last about 30 minutes or less.

Please make sure your child is at school by 7:45 tomorrow morning.

Thank you for your constant support! I LOVE my awesome bunch of Kindergarteners!  See you tomorrow!

Mrs. Busha

***Happy New Year and Happy Fri-YAY! :)***

Our bunch is off to a GREAT start to the new year!  We have been learning and growing since the break.  Each Friday morning, we go to a CHAMPs Assembly in the cafeteria. A Primary class presents a character trait for the week.  Students in the Primary are rewarded for making good choices, improving in the classroom or displaying the character trait in the classroom.  I HIGHLIGHT one boy and one girl (sometimes more) each Friday from our class!  Here are the awards given so far…


Awarded Janurary 6, 2017 by Mrs. Busha.


Awarded January 13, 2017 by Mrs. Busha.


Awarded TODAY, Janurary 20, 2017 by Mrs. Busha and Mrs. Moss.

Please encourage your child to work at school to earn special acknowledgments!  It’s an honor to reward the sweet students in our classroom.

All this talk of CHAMPs assemblies reminds me that…..OUR CHAMPs Assembly is NEXT Friday, January 27th!! We will present the character trait “Flexibility”! We will need your help!! Please be watching for a note in your child’s folder.  Your child may have lines to practice (based on if they wanted to volunteer for a speaking part.) Please join us and we lead the assembly next week! Assembly begins promptly at 8:00 and ends right at 8:30.


-Early Release on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Please make sure you are listening to your child READ and practice sight words each night!  They earn stickers on their sticker chart to turn in for awesome rewards in the classroom!  They are MOTIVATED to earn their stickers.

Thank you for ALL that you do!

Mrs. Busha

*Happy December!!*

I can’t believe we are ending the first semester of KINDERGARTEN! I am enjoying my bunch SO much!  You’re invited to help us celebrate a FANTASTIC start to Kindergarten for our Christmas party!

Friday, Dec. 16th in Room 103 (Mrs. Busha’s Classroom) from 9:00-10:00!  If you are able to come early (8:30ish) to help set up, we would appreciate the help!

Other news and info…

  • School will release early on Thursday and Friday at 11:30.
  • The second semester starts Monday, Jan. 2nd.
  • Books will NOT go home over the holidays.  We will pick up guided reading in January.  Please feel free to read, read, READ with your child over the break.
  • I’m adding new words to everyone’s sight word ring this week! Please take time each day over the break to help your child learn these important words.  These sight words will help further your child’s reading level!  Once all of the Kindergarten words are mastered, I will begin sending home first grade words.

Thank you for sharing your precious gifts with me! Teaching your child is always a blessing and one of the best parts of my day! I can’t wait to see you all at the party on Friday! 🙂

Mrs. Busha

*CELEBRATE Good Times, Come on!!*

We are *CELEBRATING* in Room 103 and here’s why…

Sonic Drive-In has funded not one but TWO projects! WOO-HOO! We have Math-tastic games coming our way soon along with awesome art supplies, bean bags for our reading center and soft seats to sit on while playing devices!  We are definitely celebrating! We all decided we could go for Project #3 so here we go! Last but not least….*Full STEM ahead in K*  (This project should be posted in the next day or so.)

THANK YOU for ALL of your incredible support!  Please don’t go out of your way for Sonic stickers but if you happen to drive thru, PLEASE ask for them!  You have all been so wonderful helping us with the stickers and voting.  We would not have won TWICE if it wasn’t for you!

I post a blog update when Project #3 is posted with an explanation about “What does STEM mean?”  It’s super cool and your child is going to LOVE it! 🙂

Our Week 8 at a glance:

Sight Words:  COLOR WORDS:  red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black, white, brown.  (We are learning these for the next 2 weeks.

Writing:  Using color words in sentences.

Reading: Letter, word, sentence; concepts of print (books)

Math:  Counting and sorting based on attributes.

Science/Social Studies:  Bats; Fire Safety

Thank you again for ALL that you do to support your child!  We appreciate you! 🙂

Limeades for Learning…what IS this anyways?  Limeades for Learning is a program created by Sonic Drive-In.  The company donates thousands of dollars in supplies to help public schools all around.  I have participated in the program since it began in 2009.  EVERY year, my project(s) have been funded.  One year, I had THREE projects funded! AMAZING!

How do we WIN?  We need to get the most votes we can THIS WEEK!

How do we get votes?  2 ways:  vote online at the link I’ll post below or get stickers at the nearest Sonic Drive-In near you!  (The White Oak Sonic is AMAZING!)  Send your stickers to school and I will add them to our votes online  (You will have to ask for the stickers!)

–What happens once we win?  The supplies will be shipped to us immediately.  When the supplies arrives, we take pictures and write thank you notes to Sonic Drive-In.  Then, I’ll post project #2 for us to try to get funded.

–Here’s the link….  https://limeadesforlearning.com/projects/2124127

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE….every e-mail account you use! Please share with family and friends to help us out! Share our project from the Limeades for Learning website on Social Media!

Thank you for your help! This is a super special time in our classroom! We LOVE Limeades for Learning! 🙂

Our week 6 at a glance…


-Johnny Appleseed

-Letter names and sounds for ALL of the alphabet!!

-Sight words: we, go (read and write these words)

WORDS WE’VE LEARNED SO FAR–I, can, am, like, the, on, see, me, we, at, go.

-Book Talk:  Cover, spine, cover page, author and illustrator.

-Sentence form:  What is a letter?  What is a word? What is a space?  What is punctuation?  Sorting Letters/Words

Penmanship: Letters P,U,L


-Apples: Describing apples using sight words.

-Forming sentences using sight words and words describing apples.


-Continuing number sense: making groups, counting groups, counting the students in our class.

-Numbers 1-10 (Identify and make GROUPS with each number)

-How many ways we can make the numbers 1-10. (Ten Frames)

  • I can use a numeral.
  • I can use my fingers.
  • I can use objects.
  • I can use a ten frame.
  • I can use tally marks.
  • I can use a domino.
  • I can use a word.
  • I can use a die.
  • I cane use a number sentence.


-How do apples grow? Apple tasting/graphing.


Thank you for ALL that you do!

Mrs. Pinkalicious 😉

Testing, Testing, 1…2…3!

Hey Everyone! I can’t believe we’ve ALMOST made it through the THIRD week of school! WOW!  If you are reading this, PLEASE take time to comment below.  I want to make sure you are all receiving updates about our blog. Here are some things we are working on in the classroom…


-Letter names and sounds for ALL of the alphabet!!

-Sight words: I, can, like, am (read and write these words)

-Book Talk:  Cover, spine, cover page, author and illustrator.

-Sentence form:  What is a letter?  What is a word? What is a space?  What is punctuation?


-My first name with proper letters:  First letter capital, rest of the letters lowercase.

-Copying a sentence on a dry erase board that we wrote together during interactive writing.


-Numbers 1-10 (Identify and make GROUPS with each number)

-How many ways we can make the numbers 1-10.

  • I can use a numeral.
  • I can use my fingers.
  • I can use objects.
  • I can use a ten frame.
  • I can use tally marks.
  • I can use a domino.
  • I can use a word.
  • I can use a die.
  • I cane use a number sentence.

Social Studies:

-What are manners? How to use our manners each and every day!

-Rules in the classroom and rules around the school.

Thank you for ALL that you do! 🙂

Mrs. Busha

A Few of our *FAVORITE* Things…

Celebrate good times, COME ON! I know you are singing along! We are celebrating an AMAZING first week of school.  We definitely have the sweetest class! Our focus this week has been meeting out friends, learning rules and procedures and exploring our classroom.  Everyone had a blast and they are excited to learn more next week! Here are a few of their *FAVORITE* things from the week…

A.J.- My favorite part of school is making new friends.

Kylee- I like to play on the playground and make new friends.

Adilyn- My favorite part is riding on the school bus and our songs.

Boston- I really like to play on the computers.

Colton- I love the Play-Doh.

Alexis- The Gingerbread Man is my favorite part so far.

Mason- I like playing on the playground.

Hailey- Playing Play-Doh is the best.

Patton- Whenever we color!

Laney- I like to play with tablets.

Sawyer- I like the counting to 100 song and drawing.

Brynna- Learning is my favorite part.

Alyssa- I like to color.

KK- I like playing outside.

Braycen- I like playing outside and seeing my friends from my old school.

Lydia- I love playing with the math tubs!

Colt- I love coloring the Gingerbread man and also playing with math tubs.

Adelynn-  I love playing outside with my best friends.

Garrett- I love going home!

Rynn- Playing with Alyssa is my favorite part.

Mrs. Busha- My favorite part of the week has been getting to know my newest blessings! Life is SWEET in room 103! 🙂

Thank you for your patience this week and I set the foundation in my classroom for the rest of the year.  I’m excited to watch our group grow and learn!  Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Busha

*Happy Summer!*

Happy Summer to my *FOREVER* Busha Bunch!  I know you’re on your way to 1st Grade, but don’t forget that you were mine FIRST!  😉 I will always have a very, very special place in my heart for *YOU!*

DID YOU KNOW THAT….it’s common for Kindergarten students to *REGRESS* over the summer! What does that mean?  If you don’t use it, you LOSE it!  All the hard work we did in Kindergarten starts to disappear if you choose not to use that awesome knowledge.

Keep your kiddos reading this summer! It’s hard to play catch up at the beginning of 1st Grade!

Here are some fun ideas for your *SWEET* reader….

  • WO Primary SUMMER Reading Club…If you haven’t found it already, I sent home a summer reading log.  Fill that up with books your child has read and they receive a t-shirt for working hard over the summer! Super Cool!
  • White Oak Public Library/Longview Public Library– great places to get books and to read, read, read!  They have fun programs all summer long to get your child involved.
  • iPad apps to encourage reading/writing
    1. EPIC! Unlimited Books for Kids  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epic!-unlimited-books-for/id719219382?mt=8
    2. Sight Word List https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sight-words-list-learn-to/id445708245?mt=8
    3. Spelling Bug  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spelling-bug-free-spellings/id406504822?mt=8
    4. ABC Magnetic Alphabet  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spelling-bug-free-spellings/id406504822?mt=8
    5. Sky Fish Phonics  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-fish-phonics/id640258308?mt=8
    6. Sentence Maker  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentence-maker-free/id518347992?mt=8
    7. Sock Puppets  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sock-puppets/id394504903?mt=8
    8. Felt Board- Mother Goose on the Loose  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/felt-board-mother-goose-on/id734913054?mt=8
    9. ChatterPix Kids  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chatterpix-kids-by-duck-duck/id734046126?mt=8
    10. Eggy 100  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eggy-100-hd/id533640641?mt=8
    11. Doodle Buggy   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eggy-100-hd/id533640641?mt=8
    12. Little Stars- Word Wizard  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-stars-word-wizard/id521736568?mt=8

Also, don’t forget about these awesome websites:

  • www.ABCMOUSE.com
  • www.StarFall.com
  • http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13ePBdCNRX  (Mrs. Busha’s Symbaloo Page)
  • http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/kindergartensites11 (Math/Reading Games Symbaloo Page)
  • http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/natgeobooks (National Geographic Books)
  • www.PBSKIDS.org
  • www.SwitchZoo.com  (For creating/writing)

Thanks for ALL that you do!  🙂 Please know, if you ever need me, I am always here for you and your child! FOREVER! 🙂


Mrs. Busha