Monday, August 31, 2015

Environmental Print

 All last week the children thought we were crazy collecting their empty snack packs. Today was the big reveal. While lining the items on the ledge, they were asked, "Who can read these?"  Much to their amazement, they all could read them: "Oreo Mini," "Capri Sun,"  "Lunchables" and "Pirate's Booty."  Children come to school knowing much more than they realize. The reading lesson focused on approximations of what they think certain signs say around them, for instance  (Main Office, Dining Room, and Bathroom." Students were also shown the logos w/words for Burger King, McDonnel's, and Target. The children were very excited to discover that they can "read"!
Using sentence strips to teach some common sight words along with environmental print.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our Kindergarten Class - SMILE

We took a few minutes on the second day of school for a group photo. The tee shirts were given to us compliments of our fabulous PTA. Children are encouraged to wear them on Fridays and field trip days. The Kindergarten Class of 2015-2016 welcomes you to follow our adventures on this blog and join in on the fun under the Big Top!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Class Promise - Classroom Rules

In Kindergarten, it is very important to establish rituals and routines that help the class run smoothly. Our class promise is something that the children helped us come up with and gives us rules to follow during school time. After the rules were decided, they each drew a picture of themselves and we glued them around the promise. It is a daily reminder of our classroom expectations.

Monday, August 24, 2015

First Day Excitement - a Dog Circus Act

 Every year Principal Phillips loves to WOW the students upon their return to school. We never know what it will be, so we are as excited as the children to see what the surprise is. This year, we were entertained by a Circus Dog act. These dogs were amazing. They climbed stairs, did dances, and jumped through hoops. The children were mesmerized by their performances.
Doing a high wire act is nothing for this puppy. What a great way to have the first day of school. I guess Kindergarten isn't so scary after all!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Welcoming our Youngest Learners

The door to the classroom will be welcoming our newest learners on Monday. We are very excited to meet and greet each child to "The Mall-ard's Magical Kindergarten" experience as we are all Under the Big Top at the Greatest School on Earth!!
Of course we will be having more fun "than a barrel of monkeys" while learning all we can!! Can't wait to see all of you this Monday!!