Monday, August 22, 2011

Incredible First Day of Kindergarten


It was an "Incredible" first day of kindergarten. We started the day with two of our favorite books. "LLama, Llama Misses Mama" by Anna Dewdney and the classic "Corduroy" by Don Freeman. After "Llama, Llama" each child had the opportunity to hold the stuffed animal llama and we played "Hickity, Pickity." This is where we chant, "Hickity, Pickity bumble bee, won't you say your name for me?" Then the child says his/her name and we clap out the syllables and then whisper his/her name. Then the llama was passed to the next person and that person was introduced. We stretched with "The Freeze Dance" and then we noticed that Corduroy had lost his button. We read the book and then went searching the school looking for his lost button. We went to the Art room, Media Center, and playground which is where we finally found it!! In this way, the students received a mini tour of the school and we were so glad to find that button!!

After lunch, we decorated our very own super hero capes and couldn't wait to put them on. There was so much more in store for our first day kindergarteners. A special assembly was prepared to "WOW" the students.

"Omega Man" put on a show for the children where he bent iron, ripped a telephone book in half, and lifted two children on a bar. He told them they can be whatever they wanted and not to let anyone keep them from their dreams. He spoke of bullies and how we have the super power to be dream-makers and stay away from those dream-breakers.

All of our dream-makers will be back tomorrow with their incredible super powers to enjoy the second day of kindergarten. "Oh the places we will go..."

5 comments:

Randi said...

Their hearts have already been captured! You had them at "hello". Bravo ladies and we can't wait to see all of the places you will go...

Kristen Tiurchy said...

I wanted to thank you, Mallards, for making the first day of kindergarten so special for these kids. James was glowing and could not wait to return today! Your hard work and creativity are so appreciated.

Lourdes said...

Sofi had an INCREDIBLE 1st day- Thank You!

She told me about Corduroy's lost button, and how she lost her tooth on the playground. What a memory maker,(1 of many she'll sure have in your class)!

dayle timmons said...

It brought tears to my eyes to open your blog and see what an incredible day my granddaughter had yesterday. Of oucrse, I already knew because she still hasn't stopped talking about all the fun she had. You are both dream makers and I feel blessed to have her in such a safe and loving enviorment. I know this is just the beginning of an INCREDIBLE year!

Haley Alvarado said...

Looks like you had an amazing first few days! Thanks for getting them off to a great start!