Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kindergarten - First Days at the Honky Tonk

The Honky Tonk is in it's first week of operation and student's are getting into the rhythm and flow of the classroom. Our highlights today included the start of "Star Names" where every student gets the chance to be the "Star" and his/her name is the focus of the lesson. Questions such as, "What do you notice about his/her name?" and "How many letters are in the name?" are asked. Letters of the name are cut up and mixed up and then put back together. Questions are asked of the student, "Do you have any brothers and sisters?"; "What do you like to do?"; "Do you have any pets?" Then the children go to their seats and draw a picture of the "Star" with something he/she likes to do. A book is made of all these pictures and is sent home with your "star" child on his/her day. Also today we read several books, namely, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom".

Students made their own coconut tree and used letter stickers up the tree spelling out their names. We read, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," and "Caps for Sale." These are two "Star Books" that the children will hear several times this month and will soon be able to retell the story by looking at the pictures. In Math Workshop, we read "Ten Apples Up On Top" by Dr. Seuss.That book is always a class favorite. The students then went to their seats and drew themselves with apples on their heads! Below are some pictures from free center time. It's no wonder that your kindergartener is tired...as you can see, we stay very busy at the Honky Tonk!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are so lucky to be able to really see into your classroom! Thank you for taking the time to blog and add pictures! Makes me want to go back to Kindergarten - it looks like so much fun!
-Joey's family