Sunday, June 12, 2011

Work Over Time Bulletin Board - From K to First


The last bulletin board for the year is called the "Work Over Time" bulletin board. Because we have looped these students from Kindergarten to First Grade, we have kept writing samples from each child. The title "Turning the Page to a New Chapter" is appropriate in that these children are now moving from "The Mall-ards Hog Heaven" to the second grade. Included on this board is a monthly writing sample from kindergarten and then varying genre samples throughout their first grade year. These samples represent the excellent gains in confidence and ability to write in multiple genres. Going on to second grade, the students are equipped with the tools necessary to build on their solid foundation. Congrats to R & H for their representative samples for this board and we will be looking for their writing on future bulletin boards in the years to come.

Monday, June 6, 2011

End of the Year with Our Dads "Dads & Dogs"

At the end of first grade, we have a celebration called "Dads & Dogs". Our dads are invited into the classroom for a slide show and song and then we have a BBQ lunch with hot dogs (not family dogs)! It is a real treat for the dads to come in an be the focus of our celebration. They are the unsung heroes of our student's learning success and it is our pleasure to give them the attention they deserve. The children made up their own acrostic poem using the letters FATHER to think of words that represent what their father means to them. After the slide show, we went over to the Wilkenings (who live next door to the school) and had a BBQ hot dogs with all the trimmings supplied by the moms. It was a great day for some wonderful dads, uncles, grandpas and other family reps that made this so memorable for their kids!
Thanks to Romy, Chip, Melanie and all who have helped us make "Dads and Dogs" a special day.