We are quickly coming to a close of Mall-ard's Incredible Kindergarten Year 2011-2012. When we think of how much the children have learned and how much they have grown it just makes us smile. In August, we hit the ground running with rituals and routines. These included how to line up, where we go during a fire drill, and lunch room expectations. In September, we were in full swing with Reader's and Writer's Workshops. Students started to retell their Star Books: Caps for Sale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Where the Wild Things Are. All of these books laid the foundations in beginning reading skills. In October, students dressed up for our Literary Character Parade. November was the highlight of the Kindergarten year - the Pow Wow. In December, there was the Holiday Breakfast, Gingerbread Man, the 100th day of school, Valentine's Day, Leprechaun traps, Boosterthon, Egg Hunt, Eric Carle Author Study and our Mother's Day Celebration. Moreover, our children have grown from picture readers to word readers and writers. They have learned the preliminary steps in how to write "How To" papers, personal narratives, reports and response to literature genres. In Math, they are adding and subtracting and learning to think through problems. Basic Science started with the five senses and now we are checking on our beans that have been planted in the school garden. Social Studies was enhanced by parents sharing the customs from their native countries of Cuba, Korea, and Turkey. We are so proud of our Kindergarten students - they are more than ready for the next big step...First Grade!!
Year in Pictures Part 1 2011-2012 on PhotoPeach
Year in Pictures - Part 2 on PhotoPeach