Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Field Day Fun!

 I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the summer! I wanted to share some pictures from our field day during the last week of school. I didn't get pictures of most of the things the kids did that day, but I did manage to capture a few moments of that fun day. 

Potato Sack Race
Waddling Instead of Jumping...Haha
Havin' Fun

Keep Going!

Jumping is Hard Work!

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Having So Much Fun!

Hop, Hop, Hop!

About To Take a Spill!

Am I Finished Yet?

Forgot to Hold On!

Getting Some Air!

Carnival Games

Relaxing & Eating Some Treats
Best Friends

We had so much fun that day! Thank you to all the parent volunteers who came out to supervise, setup, and run games. 

Thank you to all of the families for such a great kindergarten year. I truly appreciate all of your communication and support throughout the year! I so enjoyed teaching your children and love each and every one of them. Enjoy your summers!

~Mrs. Lindsay

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kindergarten Celebration!

As the year wraps up, the kindergarten teachers would like to invite families to Kindergarten Celebration!

Kindergarten Celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 13th at 9:30 in the morning in the gym. Each class will sing a song and students will receive a certificate of achievement. It's a very exciting event to celebrate the academic success of each student, as well as a kick off to the start of summer break! Students may dress up for the celebration. We can't wait to see you there!

Kindergarten Celebration
Wednesday, June 13th
9:30 in the morning in the gym

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Schedule Change

Happy Tuesday, families! I wanted to let you know about a slight schedule change that the students had at school, which began yesterday. In the morning, we will now be doing a new enrichment block from 9:00-9:30. This will be a time dedicated to students working on skills with which they need additional help. This will be a "differentiated" block. In other words, students were assessed and will only be working on skills that they need additional practice with. Two days per week will be dedicated to reading and two days per week will be dedicated to math enrichment. This means that students coming in late will not be able to get breakfast, as breakfast will end at 8:30.

The afternoon schedule is a bit different, as well. After lunch, recess, and a short rest, students will have social studies/science and math before going to Adventures in Learning Class. This is only slightly different, as our specials time is now 2:30, instead of 1:40. I explained all the changes to the class today and they've been following the new schedule with no problem so far. Kinder kids tend to be very routine-oriented so it's great that they are adapting so nicely! These changes have been made to increase instructional time, so it's a good thing!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Farfallina & Marcel

Our story of the week will be Farfallina and Marcel this week. In the story, the caterpillar, Farfallina, turns into a butterfly. In science, we will be learning about how caterpillars turn into butterflies. In writing, we will be writing a nonfiction "All About" book, in which students will write facts they know about caterpillars and butterflies.

Our sight words next week are: be, pretty, now

In math next week, we will continue our study of subtraction. Check out this website for some fun math addition and subtraction games online: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

Don't forget, we do not have school this Friday, May 4th because teachers have a professional development day.

I also wanted to say thank you to all the families who came out for conferences on Thursday. It was wonderful to talk to you about your child's progress and to show you what we have been up to in kindergarten! I am very thankful for all of the actively involved parents this year, from checking planners each day, to staying updated on school events, to helping your child read and do homework each night at home. I appreciate everything you do!

Sweet Dreamzzz

 As you know, the students had the opportunity to participate in the Sweet Dreamzzz program on Tuesday. The kids learned about a good routine for getting ready for bed and good sleep habits. The students also received a sleeping bag, stuffed animal, toothpaste, a tooth brush, and some other fun things!
Learning about light & heavy snacks before bed

Learning how to brush teeth properly
Learning how to get the room ready for sleep time!
Learning about washing up before bed
 They loved their new stuffed animals! It was cute to see the kids trading each other for the one they wanted. They came up with some pretty creative names for their new "friends"...

This was a really great program and the kids enjoyed learning about good sleep habits. They learned that they should be getting ready for bed by 8pm each night and that they need between 10-12 hours of sleep each night. They also learned that they should not be sleeping with the tv on because this can keep them from getting a deep, restful sleep. I think they learned some good information.

Thanks to all of the parents and families who attended the workshop! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Kindergarten in Pictures

Pardon my absence from blog writing! I have been busy finishing up papers and projects for my Masters class. I will be finished with my Masters at the end of April and cannot wait to have some time freed up again!

Here are some pictures that were snapped over the past few weeks...enjoy!
Farm Visit


 Ann Arbor Hands On Museum Field Trip

In the Classroom