Thursday, April 30, 2015

Countdown Day 26- Dance Party

Today we had a dance party in the classroom! The children had a great time getting up and moving to a few songs before lunch!! I told them I'd try and surprise them with another dance party before the last day of school!

Countdown Day 27- Ball Day

Yesterday marked day 27 of our countdown! The children enjoyed taking the ball they brought from home outside on the playground. They did a great job of playing several different games and sharing with one another!! 

May 2015 Snack Calendar

Hello families!! Here is our snack calendar for May. I can't believe tomorrow starts our last full month of school.

Please remember that snacks should follow the nutritional guidelines listed in the student handbook. Please do not send cookies, cake, chips, or candy. You may send cupcakes on/around your child's birthday. Thanks to everyone for sending snack last month!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Countdown Day 29- Free Journal Outside

Today our balloon pop was to have free journal time outside! It was a beautiful day to do this activity! Although it was a little windy, the children enjoyed 20 minutes of writing outside in the sunshine!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 News

Hi families!Take a look at our newsletter for the week! I went ahead and sent home your child's work and our weekly newsletter yesterday to go along with the report cards and the letter from Mrs. Stegall.

A few children expressed interest in trying out for the Ringmaster for Kindergarten Circus. If your child told me they wanted to tryout, I sent home a script yesterday for them to practice. Tryouts for Ringmaster will be in Friday, May 1st. Every child will have a part in the circus. If your child participates in the Ringmaster tryouts and does not get selected, they will get a different part in the circus. All of the acts are equally fun and exciting! If you have any questions about Ringmaster tryouts please let me know!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend! It supposed to be beautiful outside so enjoy the sunshine!!

30 Day Countdown

Today we started our 30 day countdown! Hard to believe we only have 30 days left of the school year! Each day from now to the last day of school, we will have a special activity inside a balloon! Each day we will pop a balloon to reveal a new and fun activity! Be on the look out for a few notes here and there about the countdown. A few require some help from home! I really hope the children enjoy the countdown! It's just a little extra fun we get to add up each day as we wind down the school year! 

Day 30- No shoes in the classroom!

Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 News

Good afternoon families!! Today marks the end of the 5th Six Weeks! I can't believe how fast the school year has gone by. We only 1 more six weeks left. :( We will start our 30 day countdown at school on Friday, April 24th. The classroom will be decorated with 30 hanging balloons each with a different inside! Each day I will pop a balloon (starting with 30).  I can't wait to see all the fun we will have with the different activities! The children always have such a great time with the countdown!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Pictures from the Week!

Look at what we did at school this week!

This is the activity we did during our fairy tale unit!

If I had a magic wand I would give people toys. I would sell toys.

Watching the Wizard of Oz read aloud!

Here is the activity we did to make a prediction about the story!!

This is the thank you picture we took to share at Boots and BBQ!! We are so thankful for our iPads from the Commerce Schools Education Enrichment Foundation!!

Exploring fairy tale stories on the iPads!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 News

Hi Families!! It's been a wonderful week at school! Take a look at our newsletter for the week! I can't believe the 5th Six Weeks is coming to an end. May will be here soon! Be sure to read the Dates to Remember and mark events on your calendars! We have many activities in May that you won't want to miss!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Creation Apps: Tellagami

Today my students used the Tellagami app to create their very own weather forecasts! We've been discussing weather throughout the six weeks including temperature, precipitation, and wind conditions!

While making their gamis, they found a weather forecast background by searching safari. Once they found the forecast they wanted to use, they studied the picture to decide what they would say about the weather. I wanted them to tell me about the temperature, something they could wear during the week, and if there was going to be any chance of rain. 

After they chose their background, they were able to customize their avatar. Most of them made their avatar resemble themselves. This is the part that takes the longest because they enjoy changing every aspect of their avatar! :)

With their background and avatar ready, they were able to record their forecast for 30 seconds. The free version of Tellagami allows you to do 30 seconds of voice recording which is just enough for a forecast! For older students, you can type in what you would like the avatar to say and pick a prerecord voice. Recording their own voice works better for my students!

After they were completely finished, they saved their Tellagni to their camera roll on the iPad and then air dropped their final product to me! My students have become quite the digital learners! My hope is to start using Google Classroom so that they can upload all digital work into one place! How neat will it be for them to start a digital project portfolio in kindergarten!

Enjoy the pictures and videos of these technology smarties!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 3, 2015 News

Since we have early dismissal tomorrow, I am sending the newsletter and your child's work for the week home today. We've had a great week at school! The children have enjoyed learning about 3-D shapes! Next week, we will go on a shape hunt with our iPads and create a pic collage of the shapes we find to put in our digital math journal!

Take a look at our newsletter for the week!

The school year is going by so fast. I can't believe it is already April! Don't forget Kindergarten Cap and Gown are on April 24th. Order forms will be coming home soon!

Tomorrow we dismiss at 11:50 AM!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!