Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking our Best!

Here are some pictures from the school music performance.  The children looked so nice I had to share!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Parties

Both Kindergarten classes are so fortunate to have amazing parents who planned and helped out with the holiday party! We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you so much for all of your time and effort:).  The kids had such a blast!

Letters to soldiers

The Kindergarteners paired up with their fourth grade buddies to write letters to soldiers who would not be able to be home for the Holidays. This was an all school event and everyone did such an amazing job! The letters will be sent along with care packages to soldiers serving overseas in the Marines.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Whose Child is This?

Whose Child is This?

Whose child is this?" I asked one day
Seeing a little one out at play
"Mine", said the parent with a tender smile
"Mine to keep a little while
To bathe his hands and comb his hair
To tell him what he is to wear
To prepare him that he may always be good
And each day do the things he should"

"Whose child is this?" I asked again
As the door opened and someone came in
"Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile
"Mine, to keep just for a little while
To teach him how to be gentle and kind
To train and direct his dear little mind
To help him live by every rule
And get the best he can from school"

"Whose child is this?" I ask once more
Just as the little one entered the door
"Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they
And each took the hand of the little child
"Ours to love and train together
Ours this blessed task forever."

MAP assessment

In January we will be taking a computer test in Math and Language Arts called  MAP (Measures of Academic Progress ).
Here is a link that is a practice for primary children.  You can have your child familiarize themselves with this assessment. We will also be practicing in school on how to take this test.  Thank you!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gifts from the heart

In Kindergarten we have been discussing gifts we can give this holiday season that don't necessarily cost money after reading The Giving Tree. We have learned that the best kind of gifts are the ones that don't cost anything and come  from our hearts. Each student wrote a few gifts they can give friends and family that don't cost any money. We then "wrapped" their presents and they are decorating our doors. We have such thoughtful students! :) 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Where in the World is the Gingerbread man?

This week we started our Gingerbread man
unit!  We will be reading a lot of  fun stories such as the Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Girl, The Gingerbread Cowboy, Gingerbread Friends, and Gingerbread Baby!  The gingerbread man ran away and we are chasing him around the world.  We first found him in India where we learned about the celebration of Diwali.  Then he was spotted in Sweden, where he was celebrating St. Lucia Day!  Where will he be next?  Next week we will find out. Gingerbread Man (Board Book)

Friday, November 16, 2012


Last week the firemen came into our classroom! They are teaching us so much about fire safety! They told us it is important to have our parents check the fire alarms twice a year and taught us what to do in case there was a fire in our house! We listened to different types of fire alarms so we are familiar with the noises they make! We love when the firemen come in!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

50's Day!

Here are some pictures of my classes 50's day! Both classes had so much fun learning about what life was like back in the 50's!

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Fabulous Fifties Day!

So cool!  We rocked around the clock in p.e. with Mr. Wloch and listened and sang Yackety Yackety, Don't Talk back with Mrs. Meiers.  Records hung(we thought they were tires) above our table and we learned what life was like in the 1950's. In the afternoon we had math and literacy workstations all centered around our special day!  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Investigating Worms!

This week in Kindergarten we learned all about worms! We read Diary Of A Worm and wrote to our diary pretending to be a worm! What great writing skills we have! We also learned about real worms and got to touch and explore some. Our reading skill was "realism vs. fantasy" so we talked about real worms and made our very own fantasy worm. We also created a worm habitat and learned how they live underground and help the soil! Science is so much fun!
Dear Diary, 
I like spider.  Spider is my best friend and he will always be. Love, Aarian