Monday, August 31, 2015

Week 2 is Off to a Great Start!

We had a busy day at school!! Today we started with the letter Ll in Saxon Phonics. We will have a letter a week in Saxon! This program builds on itself and we will begin reading CVC words soon! We also learned about letters Aa-Ee and the sight words I and am! We did rainbow writing and got to sing the Heidi Songs that go with those sight words!! At iPad center, we used alphabet flashcards to match the letter with the correct sound! Tomorrow we will use augmented reality alphabet flash cards!!

In math we counted sets of school buses (up to 5) using a Promethean Board flip chart. The children got to go up to the board and circle the number of school buses that they counted.

In social studies this week we will be going over classroom rules, routines, and procedures! We watched the Brain Pop Jr. video about kindergarten and then brainstormed rules to follow at different places around the school!

It was a great day full of learning!!

Friday, August 28, 2015

September 2015 Snack Calendar

Hi families! Each month I will send home a new snack calendar. Your child will have a designated day to bring snacks. Please send a snack of nutritional value for the class to have on that day. Snacks should follow the guidelines listed in the student handbook. We have 19 students in our class. You can send them earlier if you'd like! I have plenty of room to store snacks.  I can also store refrigerated items! Please let me know if you have any questions about our snack routine! Thanks so much for helping!!

August 28, 2015 News

WOW!! We've had a great first week at school!! Each day we centered our activities and learning around a different book! The children enjoyed centers, going to specials, and meeting their new friends!! Next week we begin phonics and sight words and we will continue to discuss classroom and school rules, routines, and procedures. In math we will use different manipulatives each day! We may even get out our Play Osmos with interactive tangrams for the first time!! Very exciting things are going to happen!!

I can't wait to continue to share our learning with you each week! We are going to have a fantastic school year!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Today we read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!! This day is probably my favorite part of the first week of school!! I get all dressed up with letters all over my pants and shirt! The kids love it and so do I! After we read the book we found out the letters escaped and left the school. So we went on a hunt for the letters and they took us across the street to Eddie Moore Park!! Once we got there we all found the letter that was on our index card, put them in the bucket and returned them to the classroom! We did have a little time to play while at the park! 😉 Once we returned to school we had Chicka Chicka Boom Boom themed centers! We had a great day!!

Rainbow Fish & iPads

Today we read rainbow fish!! It's another one of my favorite books!! During centers we made our own rainbow fish with tissue paper and of course we had to a have a sparkley scale (foil)! While making rainbow fish, we practiced using small bug dots of glue! The children dos a great job and I can't wait to hang them up in the classroom!

We also used iPads for the first time today during centers! We spent some time discussing iPad/ headphone rules. Then we practiced matching beginning sounds and pictures with ABC Magic!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Day 2- No Electricity and Hunt for Chester!

This morning started off a little differently! Our campus had minimal electricity for a little while, but we still had a great time learning! The kiddos did a great job despite the lack of lights (thankfully we have a window that lets in lots of natural light). I'm grateful for everyone that helped get the electricity turned back on quickly! 

While we were in the classroom, we started centers! Each day we will have reading and math centers! Today our centers included reading and coloring a Chester book, putting together an alphabet puzzle, practicing working together with building blocks, and using tangrams to create pictures! We will practice center rotations each day this week!

In the afternoon we read The Kissing Hand! It's one of my favorite books! After we finished the book, we found a note from Chester Racoon! He took us on a tour of the school. We met many new people that will help us during each school day including Miss Heather, Ms. Lisa, Nurse Jennifer, and Ms. Pickle! The children loved looking for Chester and we were so excited to find a treat he left for us in the classroom. We didn't catch Chester this time though! He was just too quick!!

The playground was too wet to play on the equipment, so we had concrete recess with chalk!! They had a great time drawing outside!! 

We had a wonderful second day of kindergarten!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

First Day of Kindergarten 2015

We had a fabulous first day at school! The day was filled with lots of fun activities including first day pictures and First Day Jitters activities!! I enjoyed talking with each of my students today and am excited about continuing to learn about them!! I can't wait to see what adventures this new school year will bring! Thank you for sharing you child with me and entrusting me with them each day! We are going to have a super year together!!