Where we explore ourselves & the world around us everyday!
Mrs. Sims - Room 106
Donald Eismann Elementary (DEE)   Sumner School District
13802 Canyon View Blvd. East - Bonney Lake, WA  98391  School 253-891-4500    Fax 253-891-4522 
My classroom phone is not set up for messages (if you leave a message I will NOT hear it).  
Please leave a message with the front office or send me an e-mail.  Thank you for communicating.
 Eismann Explorers - Search for Success
Safety Always
Eager To Learn
Accountable for actions
Respectful To All
Cooperative With Others
Have A Bully Free School

We can always us  HUGGY baby wipe BOXES
We can always use Elmers Glue
We can always use extra color crayons - basic 8 colors!
Please DO NOT label supplies or DEVIATE from the list
(no neon, gel, jumbo, glitter, off brands... Crayola is best)
as supplies will be put into community supply boxes!
Thank You From All The Kinder Teachers
1 (not refill soft pack) unscented HUGGY baby wipes BOX
2 box basic 8 color crayons 
1 box 24 color crayons 
1 box colored pencils 
1 box washable colored markers 
1 basic 8 water color set 
2 large Elmer glue sticks
1 large Elmer school glue
12 Ticonderoga pencils
1 large Klennex box
1 pair pointed Fiskar scissors
1 bottom pocket folder
1 disinfecting wipe boxes
1 pencil box (around 8x5x2)
1 large backpack 
1 headphone set
1 large hand sanitizer
1 non perishable class set of snacks


Dough / Paint Recipes

Salt Dough:  Mix 3 cups of flour, 3 cups of salt, and 2 1/4 cups of water.  Slowly stir to bread dough consistency and use immediately. (when making beads, dry for 48 hours)

Playdough / Clay:  2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 tsp. cream of tartar, 2 tbsps. oil, and 2 cups water.  Add food coloring or scent.  Mix well and STIR over medium heat until it thickens.  Cool before using and then keep in a sealed container.
Hot Water Play Dough:
2 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 1/2 tablespoons corn oil, 1 tablespoon alum, 2 cups boiling water.  Put into bowl as given, stir and add food coloring.  Keep in covered dish.  The dough thickens as it cools.

Dough (for hand prints):  1 loaf of white bread (crumbled), about 1 cup elmers glue.  Knead into dough then add either liquid or dry tempra - knead until smooth.  Roll out - but leave thickish (1/4 to 3/8) - too thin will warp during drying.  Cut out with cookie cutters and punch holes if you want to hang.  Lay them flat -  for three days - turn often to dry.

Cornstarch Finger Paint:  Put 2 cups of cornstarch in a pan, add water slowly, and stir until you get a glue-like consistency.  Cook until mixture is clear and gel-like.  Cool.  You may want to add food coloring.

Flour/Salt Finger Paint:  Mix 1 cup flour, 4 teaspoons salt, and 7/8 cup of cold water.  Add food coloring.  Mix well and store in the refrigerator.

Soap Flakes Finger Paint:  Combine soap flakes and water with electric beaters until mixture resembles gooey finger paint.  You may add food coloring.

Being wrong is a gift you give to the class to learn.
Play is the work of childhood.

I hear, and I forget
I see, and I remember,
I do, and I understand.

O.K. - is actually asking a question
Don't - too much to process, ask do
Should - causes guilt, say I want
Absolutes - don't say never, always, everybody,...
instead say rarely, often, some, usually, most,...
Childhood should be a journey...
not a race.

What children take home in their heads and hearts
is more important than what they take home in their hands.

You might have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
But if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
Babe Ruth

Although I saw you
the day before yesterday.
And yesterday, and
this much is true--
I want to see you
tomorrow, too!
By Matsuhito

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns what envy is.
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to  be confident.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
If a child lives with recognition, he learns that it is good to have a goal.
If a child lives with sharing, he learns about generosity.
If a child lives with honesty and fairness, he learns what truth and justice are.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have a faith in himself and in those about him.
If a child lives with friendliness, he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.
If a child lives with serenity, your child will live with peace of mind.
What is your child living with?
Dorothy Law Nolte

You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground.
You run until you're both breathless...they crash...they hit the rooftop.
You patch and comfort, adjust and teach.
You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that they can fly.
FINALLY they are airborne, they need more string, and you keep letting it out.
But with each twist of the ball of twine there is a sadness that goes with the joy.
The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together as it is meant to soar, FREE AND ALONE.
Only then do you know that you did your job well.

By Erma Bomback

"Children reinvent your world for you."  Susan Sarandon

" A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."  Phyllis Diller

"Life is like a 10-speed bike.  
We all have gears we never use."  Charles Schultz

"Shoot for the moon.  
If you miss, you land among the stars."  Les Brown

"Always laugh when you can.  
It is cheap medicine."  Lord Byron

"Things do not happen.  
They are made to happen."  John F. Kennedy

"If you wouldn't write it and sign it,
don't say it."  Earl Wilson

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."  Henry David Thoreau

Playtime is an important part of each day.
People make the best pillows.
"Maybe" doesn't always mean "no".
Accidents happen, It's OK if you spill something.
No pointing.
Mind your manners.
Kissing a boo boo makes the pain go away.
Dreams can come true.
Don't scream. It hurts people's ears.
Happiness can be painted in any color.
A nap will make you feel better.
One should attend tea parties regularly.
Friends are important-even the invisible ones.
No on should feel left out.
Don't cut in front of someone. Wait your turn.
Every drawing is a masterpiece.
Never go to bed mad.
Sandwiches with the crust cut off is proof that you are loved.
By Alix Strauss, Family Circle

Walk a little slower,
Said a child so small.
I am following in your footsteps
And I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast.
Sometimes they're hard to see.
So walk a little slower,
You are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up
You're what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child
Who will want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true.
So, walk a little slower,
I must follow you.

"Whatever you wish,
Whatever you dream,
Whatever you hope to achieve...
Whatever you try for,
Whatever you plan...
It's yours if you only believe."
(You've shown
that through talent
and hard work
dreams really can come true

There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family,
and not as many separate ones.
Anwar Al-Sadat

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Shirley Lord

You don't have to be afraid of change.
You don't have to worry about what's been taken away.
Just look to see what's been added.
Jackie Greer

If you always do what you've always done,
you'll always get what you've always got.

When you're through learning,
you're through.
Vernon Law

2 teach
+ 2 touch lives

50 Things we love about Mrs. Sims!
She is:
 1.  Patient.
 2.  Helpful.
 3.  A wonderful teacher.
 4.  Respectful to all.
 5.  Eager to teach.
 6.  Open to others.
 7.  Creative.
 8.  Very smart
 9.  Always joyful.
10.  Loving and has an opened heart.
11.  Very enjoyable.
12.  Fun.
13.  Sweet.
14.  Nice
15.  Pretty
16.  Great at giving us rest time.
17.  The best teacher.
18.  Challenging.
19.  A teacher of great things.
20.  Always in a great mood.
21.  Always thinking of others first.
22.  Always following the R.A.C.E.
23.  The best kindergarten teacher in the world.
24.  A great friend.
25.  Caring.
26.  Great at everything.
27.  Fabulous at helping.
28.  Always smiling.
29.  Beautiful.
30.  Fabulous.
31.  An excellent teacher.
32.  Always making delicious cookies.
33.  Full of love.
34.  In our hearts forever.
35.  Always decorating for every season.
She has:
36.  Good books.
37.  A heart for everyone.
38.  A lot of class.
39.  A nice smile.
40.  Love her eyes.
41.  She gives three recesses.
42.  She can do many things.
43.  She looks younger than she really is.
44.  She looks great at 50!
45.  She never frowns.
46.  She never stops smiling.
47.  She makes going to school fun.
48.  She never forgets her students.
49.  She always greets me in the morning.
Happy 50th Birthday Mrs. Sims!!
Love, MichaelAnn, McKenna and Marin Wilson
(Randy and Lisa too!!)