Friday, September 27, 2013

Picture Nut!!!!

  By now you are probably realizing that I'm a picture NUT! I take far too many pictures. It's exciting for me that I am now able to share them with you!
  This week in Kindergarten...musical instruments, bus evacuation drill, bus snack, patterns, apple tasting to name just a few.

Have an AWESOME weekend!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Run, Run As Fast As You Can! You Can't Catch Me I'm the Gingerbread Man!!!!

  Last week was great! My students are doing a fabulous job! (I'm knocking on wood right now!!!) We are only on Day 12 in Kindergarten and already we have written in our journals, completed a project, learned the phonetic signs for each letter sound of the alphabet and so much more.
  One highlight was reading the story "The Gingerbread Man". Wouldn't you know it, while we were outside at recess, the Gingerbread Boy left us a snack and clues about where he might be hiding?!?! So of course we had to go find him! We searched the entire school for clues but in the end, we just couldn't catch him:)  He did leave us a cute project with directions and all, so we all got to make our very own Gingerbread Boy or Girl! So much fun in Kindergarten!

  You might have also heard the we played the DIBELS "games" on Friday.  Dibels stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Success.  Each student in Kindergarten is tested individually in the fall, winter and spring.  The fall tests (games) include First Sound Fluency (Tester says "Duck," student hopefully responds with "/d/," so on and so forth for one minute.) and Letter Naming Fluency (Students are given a sheet with random upper and lower case letters and are asked to name as many letters as they can within a minute.)  I will use this information to help inform my reading instruction.  More to come on that another time.
  Hoping you had a fabulous weekend.  Can't wait for another great week in Kindergarten!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Our favorite alphabet song!

My class absolutely LOVES this song that I found on YouTube!  I will try to remember to video my class singing this.  So adorable and absolutely FUN!!!!!  Click on the link below:)

Our Favorite Alphabet Song

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rocket Ship!!!!!

  This is one of my favorite ways to get my students to meet me at the carpet.  I tell them it's time for Rocket Ship and this is what you'll see:)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Learning about our FRIENDS!

We are having a great time in Kindergarten!  Today we played a fun game to learn a little more about our friends.
#1 - Stack your thumbs.
#2 - Shoe to shoe.
#3 - Knee to knee.
#4 - Knock on the door.
#5 - Side by side.
#6 - Finger tips.
#7 - Reach for heaven.

(Then we pause to introduce ourselves and find out a little about each other with a prompt from me.)

#8 - Find a new mate.

The boys and girls had a fun time doing this as you can see in our pictures!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fabulous 1st Day of Kindergarten!

What a fabulous first day!  We learned so many of our routines already... lining up, washing hands, walking in the hall, sitting at the carpet and so much more.  There was also a ton of FUN!  Ask your child about the games we played. (Freeze Game and Mosquito Tag)  So much fun!!!!!

Tomorrow will be a hot one!  I'm hoping my kiddos remember to dress cool.     :)