Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Letting Someone Else Read to Your Kindergartener

On our last blog post, we shared how to log into Mackinvia.  On that site is BookFlix, a great reading source for your child.  There are also sites that don't require a login.  One site is Storyline Online.  Below is the link to that site.  Well known actors have volunteered to read great books.  Your child will love these books.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 26, 2016


We have been exploring some fun websites in class for social studies, science & reading.  These websites can be accessed through  When you get there, choose Hayes Elementary, Kennesaw, Georgia for the school. 
User ID:  Your child’s ID number
 Password: read

 You can access Bookflix by typing Bookflix in the search box at the top.  Another   favorite is    PebbleGo.  Your child can read all about animals, national symbols and national holidays on PebbleGo.  The kids also really like Moby on BrainPop.  BrainPop and BookFlix have Spanish versions available as well!

Practicing Letters & Sounds

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ship Shape!
We're learning about 2D shapes.  Here are a couple fun songs to practice with your child.

Habit #1: Be Proactive! 

To be proactive means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviors. Habit 1 is the key to all of the other habits; that’s why it comes first. We ask that you discuss the meaning of this habit with your child, and then look for evidence that your child is living the habit at home. Return the letter in your child’s folder, and he/she may get to join Mrs. Watson at one of our monthly Leadership breakfasts!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Practicing Sign Language & Letter Sounds (a little faster now!)

Practice Counting to 50...while watching kids make the numbers with PlayDoh!

Dads Of Great Students
Do you have a student that has come home talking about seeing a WATCH D.O.G.S. Dad volunteering at Hayes? 

WATCH D.O.G.S.®, a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day at their child’s/student's school during the school year.

If interested, please e-mail OR Click Here to Volunteer


The National PTA art contest known as Reflections starts now and entries are due the week of October 10—14, 2016.  Students can create art in 6 categories:  literature, photography, video, production, dance, choreography, music composition and visual art.

The theme is “What is Your Story?”

Students can pick up entry forms and rule packets in the Media Center.  Please contract Beth Matuszek at with questions. 

Hayes Spirit Night at Sparkles 
Thursday, September 8, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM