Saturday, August 19, 2017

Kindergarten is Exhausting!

During Writer's Workshop, one of our little ones conked out while still holding his crayon. It was the third day of school and he may just have needed a little cat nap. How could you not love this picture?

Humpty Dumpty: Our First Rhyme




Our first week of Kindergarten is now behind us. In Skills Block, we have been singing about Humpty Dumpty, pointing out words that rhyme and that are the same, and have also danced to the Humpty Dumpty song. Nursery rhymes are a great way that students can practice phonemic awareness (being able to rhyme words) which is important in reading preparedness.
 Today students had lots of fun making the first page of their Nursery Rhyme book. We will be adding a new rhyme once a week.

Kindergarten Class Picture 2017-2018

Here they are...the Mall-ard's Kindergarten Class of 2017-2018. We have high expectations for this beautiful group of kids and can't wait to see them learn and grow. This was actually the second day of school and amazing that we were able to these five year old children to sit so nicely to get their picture taken!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Moving on to Second Grade

It is an equally happy and sad time in Room 104. Children realize that they are leaving us after two years (Kindergarten and First Grade). Some of our students are moving (San Francisco, Tampa, and Georgia). We can't keep them forever but we hope that what they have learned from us, socially and educationally, will live with them for a very long time. It has been our pleasure to be your child's teachers and they will forever be in our hearts. Below are some miscellaneous pictures through the year.  







Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Visit from Miss Jacksonville

The children were very excited today to get a visit from Miss Jacksonville Teen. She chatted with the children and read them a book. It was a great surprise on one of the last days of first grade!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Revision Party - Writer's Workshop

 Today we celebrated our series writing with a "Revision Party".  First, we brainstormed our favorite authors and talked about what we liked about their book and style of writing. Some students liked how Kevin Henkes uses the same characters in his books; some liked how Eric Carle makes his books fun making the pages so unique and others liked Mary Pope Osborne and how Jack and Annie's adventurers are always so interesting in The Magic Treehouse Series.
 Then the children were invited to use some of those favorite characteristics in their own writing by revising words and sentences.There was a lot of excitement in writing at this revision party!!