Friday, September 16, 2011

Kindergarten Open House


Last night was Open House for Kindergarten. We thought it would be a good idea for parents to see the day in pictures. We created a slide show of "The Day in the Life of a Kindergartener". The day starts out with Calendar Math. We talk about the name of the day, the date, abd how many days until a certain birthday or event. Each day is counted and put on a counting strip in groups of ten. The day is also marked by a straw and bundled in groups of ten as time progresses. Next is the "Good Morning Song" followed by the "Class Promise". The "Morning Message" is printed on the board each day. This is where we find out the highlights of our day and what is planned. The children find letters and letter sounds, sight words, and fill in missing letters. Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop, Math and Science round out the day. A few days a week they go to P.E., Music, Art and/or the Library. We also have Developmental Centers where children have the opportunity to work on puzzles, Play-doh, blocks and Legos. The thirty-six students we have grown so much in the eighteen days we have been in school and we are enjoying every minute watching them learn and grow.

10 comments:

dayle timmons said...

I missed Open House so I was so excited that you posted your "Day in the Life" photos! The children just look so happy!

Anonymous said...

We loved your open house presentation! The slide show was a great way to invite us into the day. We especially loved the songs. Since you "sing and dance" your way through the day, I know why Callie comes home everyday so excited about learning! Thanks for making a positive impact:)

Casey Stephens

Lourdes said...

I was at AJ's Open House, but don't feel like I missed yours because of this wonderful blog. Thanks for the peek into a "Day in the Life of a Kindergartener".

Anonymous said...

This was such a great post!

Our 3rd grader's open house was at the same time. So my hubby got to go to yours and I missed it. So much more info to glean from the photos and post comment.

Thank you so much. You both are doing an amazing job and D is LOVING it!

Blessings,
S. Freese

Maria Mallon & Cheryl Dillard said...

We are enjoying our Mall-ard parents as much as their kids!! Thank you Mall-ard parents who give us the joy everyday to be a part of your child's life. They are amazing!!!

Kristen Tiurchy said...

We loved the slide show and thought Bingo was a creative idea. Personally I'm very impressed with your technology skills putting all of this together!

Christa said...

Open House was wonderful!! Thanks for showing us a "Day in the life of a Kindergartener". Now I know why Bryn is having so much fun & learning so much all at the same time. You gals are amazing! Thank you :)

Haley Alvarado said...

Thanks for letting us see a "sneak peek" into Shalyn's day since we weren't able to attend! Thanks for letting Shalyn show Grammie all of the amazing things that she gets to learn in Kindergarten!

Claire Ladd said...

I was out of town and had to miss Open House... so happy that I got to see all the pics! They all look so happy! Great job Mall-ards! You are the best! Thank you for all you do!

suna kantor said...

Thank you so much for posting this, it made me smile seeing all they do in a day and always happy! What a great class