Thank you Dads for attending our Dad's Rock Celebration!!! The kiddos were so excited to sing their songs and share the projects they made for you. Thank you for being such great role models for our students!
I want to thank all our moms for attending the Annual Mother's Day Tea. I know the kiddos enjoyed sharing their stories with you and spoiling you a little bit. :) The digital stories are under the "Videos" tab.
Character Court was a big success! The students worked very hard on their debates and their backdrops.
I think our craft rotations were a big success! The students had fun expressing their creativity and I saw some parents getting in on that fun as well. :) Thank you parents for attending-I know the students enjoyed sharing that experience with you!
I think it's important for the kiddos to engage in community service projects throughout the year. We made placemats for Meals on Wheels to deliver during the Thanksgiving holiday.
We read the story Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie DePaola and made our own sunsets just like the main character. One of our objectives asks the students to create art in different mediums-they used frosting to make their sunsets!!!
We had so much fun on our field trip to the Oil Ranch. We learned so much about farm animals. The students go to pet goats, feed a cow and ride horses. We also rode the train around the beautiful pond and enjoyed a nice lunch in the pavilion.
The students created campaign posters urging us to vote for their favorite characters. We will hold a primary and decide on 2 candidates. Then we will have a classroom election on the big Election Day!
To celebrate the end of our pumpkin unit we made Pumpkin Pie in a Cup. The students had to crush graham crackers for the crust, pour in the pudding mixture and then squeeze the whipped cream adding crumbles on the top. I think we have some budding future chefs in our class!
This is Hispanic Heritage Month and to kick off our unit we made paper dolls in traditional costumes from various countries that speak Spanish. We looked at pictures from celebrations in these countries and I let the kiddos be very creative in the outfits they designed. They worked very hard on their final products!
One of my goals for my Kinder students is to lay the foundation in creativity skills. I want them to be the innovators, the risk-takers of the future. Today we tried our hand at creative snack making. We made self-portraits with food. The students could use the materials in any way they wanted to-I think the products were very creative (and very tasty).
Our Grandparents' Day activity was so much fun! The students sang some songs and then did a craft with their grandparents. Thank you so much for attending!
We made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees in food to celebrate our week of activities to accompany that story.
We are practicing our science skills: observing changes in the Gobstoppers, using our five senses to describe popcorn and apples.
We had a FABULOUS first day of Kindergarten! Our first activity was called Divergent Art. The students are using their creativity to make something out of a shape they are given. I have some very creative scholars in my class this year!
The Kindergarteners have a pretty long day, so we made a snack. They made buses out of graham crackers, pretzels and oreo cookies. We got to see what school buses taste like! :)
I gave out a challenge for families to send me pics of the students reading this summer. Here are a few that I have received so far:
Our Mother's Day Tea was a great success! Here are the digital stories the kiddos wrote for their moms.
- Character Court is a performance assessment where the students work with a partner to write a debate between fairy tale characters. They put a lot of effort into painting their backdrops.
It was time for our annual Vocabulary Runway Show!! The students were all assigned words and wrote a few sentences indicating what the word meant while dressing up to represent that word.