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!