Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's the first week of December!

This week we will be talking about:

Jesus is Born
There was a bright star in the sky the night Jesus was born. Matthew 2:11

I will be sending home important notes about our class party and a class list if you choose to send goody bags.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week of November 17

This week we are talking about:

Wednesday will be our class party during our snack time (about 9:45)  After that, we'll enjoy a movie. :-)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Week of November 10

This week we are talking about: 







Our first cold fronts are upon us. Now is the perfect opportunity to bring a warmer set of clothes for the cubbies.  Also, if you haven't already, don't forget to send back the clean blanket for your kiddo.

Finally our Thanksgiving party sign up sheet is up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fire Station Field Trip

 I could not be more pleased with the behavior of your kiddos today.  Here are a few photos to enjoy! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Busy Week

This week we are talking about: 





We also have a field trip Wednesday; we'll be walking to the Fire station so be sure to send your little one in their HappyHouse T-shirts.   Monday, we'll be carving a pumpkin and Wednesday we'll paint our large pumpkin for our classroom.  

One reminder; we have our class party sign up sheet up for our Halloween Party.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

First Week of October!

This week we will be talking about:

Come and Take It
Changing Colors
Jesus Feeds 5000
Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Note on the Family Tree

This week we are going to be talking about our families.  I’m sending home 15 heart shaped cut outs for you to write the names of your family members.  This can be limited to the people that live in your house or as far reaching as you’d like.  You may include family pets and friends if you wish.  As you write the names, talk with your kiddos about the members of your family.  Please return these on Wednesday, September 24 so we can complete our art project.   


Ms. Kristi

You'll receive this as a note in the folders on Monday!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

This week we will be talking about: My Family Square Pink

Sunday, September 7, 2014

All About Apples

This week, we'll be talking about apples.  I'll be sending home a special snack request form to be signed at returned.

Ms. Kristi’s Cool Cats Special Snack Request

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014 we will be having a special snack provided by Ms. Kristi.

We will have the following along with our regular snack of goldfish and/or animal crackers:
Green Apple Slices
Red Apple Slices

Please Initial Each Snack Item
Yes      No       Special Snack Item

____    ____    Green Apple Slices
____    ____    Red Apple Slices

Child’s Name:          ____________________________
Parent’s Signature:   ____________________________
Date:                   ____________________________

Monday, July 7, 2014

Welcome 2014-2015 Classmates!

Hello and Welcome to Ms. Kristi’s Cool Cats Class,

Last year, your child may have been in Miss Tracey’s wiggle worm room.  As your child grows, he or she will experience a greater curiosity about the world around him.  It is my goal to provide your child with educational stimulation through a structured, yet fun filled, day.  As attention spans increase, so does the opportunity for learning.

A Little About Me-

I’ve been married to my husband Brian for twelve years, and we have two boys, Joe and Chet, who both benefited from attending Happy House. I am a busy stay at home mom when I’m not at Happy House. 

I believe all children thrive on routine and being able to predict what will come next.  That being said:  please try to drop off and pick your kiddos up in a timely manner.  Kids this age tend to get anxious when they don’t know what to expect.

A Little About How our Room Will Work-

The first Monday of every month, I will send home a note about the up-coming lessons.  The last Wednesday of every month, I will send out a “progress report” of sorts to show the progress your little one is making. I hope you take this opportunity to discuss with your kiddos what they are learning.

I strive to be compassionate yet firm with children.  I give one warning for “serious” behaviors.  After that, it is timeout.  A time out will result in children loosing a cat from their hat.  Each child will start the day with three cats.  At the end of the day, the children will count their remaining cats.  We will have a bar graph that shows our classes progress toward earning a prize.  If your child receives a time out, a behavior form will be sent home: this needs to be signed and returned to school.

I am sending a questionnaire about your kiddos.  This will give me the opportunity to know a little more about the specific strength(s) likes and dislikes of each child.  I would like to be able to use some of this information to formulate some of our “labs.”  I’m also starting a blog for our classroom this year.  You can find it at  I thought this would be a fun way for you to see some of our activities.  I am enclosing a permission form to allow your child’s first name and last initial as well as photo to be used on the blog. 

I have an open door.  Please feel free to e-mail me any time with questions or concerns.  My e-mail address is
Thank you!  I look forward to an amazing year with your little ones!