Hannah Casey

Bippity Boppity Boo!
We are currently in the middle of our Fairy Tale unit.  There are lots of princes, knights,  and princesses in our room; and we love it!  We have just finished up reading Cinderella and are enjoying our journey with Jack and the Beanstalk now!  

Fairy Tale Version of "From the Heart of Ms. Casey"
As parents and teachers of kiddos with special needs, a lot of times we grieve a lot of things that it seems our kiddos will never understand, and it's easy to seem hopeless.  Often, we wish we could wave our magic wands and sing a hearty verse of "Bippity Boppity Boo" to make everything "all better".  However, if we continue to WORK HARD and keep holding our kiddos to HIGH STANDARDS, we will see some of our dreams (that may look different from "typical" dreams) for our kids come true!  
Cinderella 
   


Newsletter 10-19-15!
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Newsletter for September 28-October 2

(Each student will have an individualized list of things to work on at home for that section, so be on the look out for your paper copy!)
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Here are some pictures of our work!
Brown Bear Stick Puppets
We made stick puppets to use when we read our story!


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We have sorted, glued, painted, and colored!


All About Me Projects
Some of our All About Me projects!



COLORare so FUN!!!
Here are some links for a Brown Bear song and video of the story!  Enjoy!!!
Brown Bear SONG

Brown Bear STORY read by Author, Bill Martin

Here are some links for songs about COLORS!
The Colors Song 
Colors Song 2
The Butterfly Colors Song

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Resources and Volunteers!
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Week Two!
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WELCOME BACK!
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"Once upon a time..."
We are excited to begin our Fairy Tale unit!  Get ready for castles, dragons, knights, princes, princesses, wands, fairy godmothers, and lots of magic and imagination!  This unit proves to be fun waiting to happen!  I'm sure our scholars are going to learn so much through these magical stories!

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We are welcoming WINTER!
Our newest unit is WINTER!  We are reading The Mitten, and are learning all about snow, snowflakes, snowmen, and winter clothes!  Please read our newsletter below, and check out the links to songs and story read-alouds as well as a list of books about Winter!  Don't forget to READ EVERY DAY!

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Newsletter Template Credit: Bonnie Kathryn at Kinders and Beyond

Little Snowflake Song

Three Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens

The Mitten: Read by the Author, Jan Brett

The Mitten Song

I'm a Little Snowman Song

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

***Take a trip to the library or bookstore and find more books about winter!***  
Here is a list of SOME winter books:
The Hat, Jan Brett
The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, Shirley Neizel
That's Not My Snowman, Usborne Touchy Feely Books
Snowmen at Night, Caralyn Buehner
Froggy Gets Dressed, Jonathan London
The Snowman, Raymond Briggs


Preschool Family Fun!
I have gotten a couple of pictures of what families did over break, and/or are doing every day!  PLEASE keep sending me pictures of your families, and the activities y'all are doing at home!  I know you work hard with your children, and the world should know about it!!!

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Pure JOY at Christmas!

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Supporting Big Brother at basketball practice!

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Christmas!
We had a wonderful time learning about holidays and The Gingerbread Man throughout the month of December!  There was plenty of tree decorating, "cookie" making, and stuffing stockings!  We even had a visit from SANTA!!!  There are a couple of pictures below, but please check out the Photo Gallery link to see all of the pictures from December!
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Decorating the tree is SERIOUS business!

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I think we need one more cup of flour!

stuffing stockings
Reindeer antlers, and presents, and stockings-Oh My!

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Santa came...and brought us presents!


Happy Thanksgiving!
    Happy Thanksgiving from Miss Casey and Ms. Flowers! Please see our newsletter below for information about our newest unit and sign ups for parent conferences!
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Fall, Fall, Fall!
We hope you are continuing to talk about fall with your child, and are pointing out all of the signs of fall around us!  Be looking for your Pumpkin Patch Permission slip, and check back here for some fall activity ideas you can do at home!
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Happy Fall, Y'all!
It's finally time for one of my favorite units of the year--FALL!!!! 
Throughout this unit, we will be learning about pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, apples, leaves, scarecrows, acorns and more!  Our main story for this unit will be The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.  The children LOVE this book (so do I!).  It's such a fun book to read--filled with repetitive lines, lots of action words, and suspense!  See if you can find a copy at the local library (or most stores sell it this time of year).  Use this wonderful time of year to talk to your child about all things fall to build up these words in his/her vocabulary.  

*ALSO, we never stop working on listening to adults/following directions and practicing appropriate behaviors, so continue to work on these at home as well!  Remember, we get from them what we expect from them!!!*

Below you will find a link to some fun fall songs and our latest newsletter!  Keep checking back for pictures in the Photo Gallery of all of the fun things we've been doing at school!

The Little Old Lady SONG

Pumpkin, Pumpkin SONG

Scarecrow SONG

Counting and Colors with Leaves SONG

Apple Tree SONG

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COLORS!!!
Our current unit is all about COLORS!  

*Here are some video links for Brown Bear, Brown Bear (One is a song and the other is the author reading the story)

Brown Bear SONG

Bill Martin Reads Brown Bear

*Check out the PHOTO GALLERY for pictures of our Secret Sound Smoothies--Made with /b/ ingredients!

*Please read the latest NEWSLETTER! (posted below)

***READ to your child EVERY DAY***

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Newsletter Time!
Don't forget to check out the helpful link about the importance of SLEEP under the newsletter.  (All links to helpful resources will also be posted in the "Helpful Resources" tab to the left!)


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***School-Age Kids and Sleep: Guidelines, Warning Signs, And Next Steps***
(From Parents Magazine)




Our First Newsletter!


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Here is the link to the helpful article about getting preschoolers on a routine!

Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started




I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!
Students and families: I am up tonight excitedly awaiting tomorrow!  The first day of school is always full of exciting and new adventures.  I hope you all are as excited as me to embark on the journey of the 2014-2015 school year!  We have moved to a new classroom that is PERFECT for us, and I know you will love it as much as Ms. Flowers and I do.  Here are some pictures of our new room, although it will look MUCH BETTER once YOU are here!!!

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Welcome to Miss Casey's PIC Class!
Hi!  My name is Hannah Casey, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach your child this school year!  I earned my Master's degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2011.  I am now entering my fourth year teaching the Preschool Special Education and Preschool Deaf/Hard of Hearing class at North Charleston Elementary School.  Thank you for sharing your child with me this school year!

Ms. Casey with Dr. Saulsberry at Meet the Teacher