Thursday, December 17, 2009
half and one-fourth. We also practiced for the program at the high
school and visited the gym. Children can report to their room (A6) at
the high school between 6:30 and 6:45 this evening. If you do not know
where that room is, student helpers will be around the school wearing
Santa hats and they can direct you to the classroom. You will also pick
the children up from this room when the concert is over. Tomorrow, we
will have a morning of hard work and an afternoon of fun. This will be
my last blog for 2009. Have a wonderful break and I will talk with you
again in 2010!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Today we visited the high school first thing this morning to practice our holiday music. We also com
our holiday music. We also completed our centers and read "My Friend the
Snowman". This afternoon, we read the Polar Express. We will watch the
movie on our party day. Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Today we wrote in our journals. The kids are doing a wonderful job of sounding out words. At this po
sounding out words. At this point, most children are able to at least
two sounds per word. We also discussed symmetry by drawing a line down
the middle of an object and seeing if both sides matched. This
afternoon, we read a story called the Merry Un-Christmas and visited the
gym and music room. Tomorrow, we will be taking a bus to the high school
for music practice. The program is coming together nicely and I am sure
you will be entertained on Thursday night!
Monday, December 14, 2009
We accomplished a lot today! We practiced words, sounds, and shapes. We also completed some cute gif
also completed some cute gifts for our grownups. In the afternoon, we
visited the library and the gym. We are beginning to collect holiday
gifts for each other. Please send a $5 gift to school soon if you
haven't done so. Thanks and have a great day!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Today we practiced sounding out words and recognizing shapes. We also, as you may have heard, made g
as you may have heard, made gingerbread houses from milk cartons and
graham crackers. The kids were so excited! Thanks to all that sent in
donations. We had the perfect amount for everything. Have a great
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
The children liked looking at the snow through the windows, however because of the cold, they were n
because of the cold, they were not able to enjoy it first-hand! Today we
practiced sounding out words in our journals and created some cute
Santas with paper plates. The kids visited the gym and music rooms
today. They are doing a very good job with their holiday songs. Have a
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
identifying 3-dimensional shapes and created some Gingerbread Man art.
The kids visited the music room and gym. Stay safe in the blizzard (if
that is what happens)!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words. We also began discussing two and three dimensional shapes. Tw
three dimensional shapes. Two-dimensional are 'flat' and
three-dimensional are not. Among others, we focused on sphere, cube,
cone, and cylinder. We also decorated our tree and visited the gym and
library. Have a great day!
Friday, December 4, 2009
math chapter about numbers to 10. We will start a geometry chapter next
week and we will talk about three dimensional shapes. We also visited
the gym and music rooms today. We wrote Santa letters with our reader
pals and we really hope Santa will write back soon. Have a great
Thursday, December 3, 2009
five words and then circled the vowels within each word. This is in
preparation for learning long and short vowel sounds in January. In
math, we created graphs about our favorite season. Winter was the
winner! We also visited the gym, music room, and computer lab. Have a
great day and enjoy the fresh snow!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
a new class book, practiced numbers to 10, and completed centers. The
kids are singing some fun holiday music, so be sure to ask about their
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
focus was on neatness and being sure our numbers weren't backwards. We
also completed some reading assessments (they will be in your child's
folder today) and visited both the music room and gym. In computer lab,
we played Successmaker. Have a great day!
Monday, November 30, 2009
library on Monday and gym in the afternoon. The kids did a great job of
adjusting. We practiced numbers to ten and created some compound words
(catfish, starfish, blackberry, etc). We also visited the library and
gym today. Have a great day!
Monday, November 23, 2009
"Country Mouse, City Mouse". We also practiced writing numbers to ten.
We discussed and journaled about what we are thankful for and visited
the music room. We will have library tomorrow. Remember, fundraiser
items are available for pickup today after school. Have a great day!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Today we practiced reading our new take home book "We Go". The kids did a great job of reading their
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Today we worked on letter writing, counting, and journaling. The kids are learning that in kindergar
are learning that in kindergarten, they do not need to spell like the
dictionary. They just do their best to sound out a word. I will not
correct them. I always have them read their journal to me, rather than
reading it myself. I explain that it is sometimes hard for grownups to
read kindergarten writing. They are doing well with this! Have a great
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
the gym and music rooms today. This afternoon, we were able to view the
book fair. The children enjoyed looking at the books and created a 'Wish
List', which will be available to you during the book fair hours. They
worked very hard today! Have a great, sunny, day!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
counting the letters in words and finding the longer words in a group.
We visited the library, gym, and computer lab today. Have a great day!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Today we practiced rhyming. The children will bring home a packet of rhyming pages we completed as a
rhyming pages we completed as a group. We also started a new chapter in
math about numbers 6 thru 10, and we completed centers. The children
visited music and the gym today. We had an interesting conversation
about past technology and how life has changed over the last 100 years.
Have a good day!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
rewarded for their hard work with a magnet for home. We also practiced
writing number 2 and 3. We visited the music room and the gym today.
Thanks to all of our soldiers and veterans!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
done well for the substitute teachers. The kids have been working on
their numbers to 5, decorating the room for harvest, and practicing
letters Uu thru Ww. I will unfortunately be gone again tomorrow. The
children will be working on letter X, counting, numbers to 5, and
coloring for harvest. They will also visit the computer lab. I will
finish the quarter testing on Friday and prepare everything for
conferences as well. Information about report cards and conferences will
be sent home soon. I will be back on Friday and hopefully my family will
be healthy and rearing to go!
Friday, October 30, 2009
home book "The Trunk". We had a review day in math and visited with our
reader pals to create some Halloween stories. We will have our party and
Goblin Parade this afternoon. I am very proud of the kids and how well
they behaved today. They stayed calm and collected all morning. Have a
fun and safe Halloween!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
also completed centers and visited the gym and music room. The kids
practiced their shapes with a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern activity. We also
discussed how uppercase letters are used in the beginning of a sentence
and the beginning of their names. Have a good day!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
really enjoyed the Little Red Riding Hood theme. We also practiced
patterning, made tear-paper pumpkins (these were sent home), and
completed our centers for the day. During computer time, the kids played
Starfall (www.starfall.com) which is a fabulous site for learning
letters and their sounds. Tomorrow, we will be dismissed at 12:25, so
please be sure someone is home! Have a great day!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
patterning. I was so impressed with their hard work. We also started new
centers, visited the music room, and completed our fire safety unit. We
will now start decorating for Halloween. Have a great Monday!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
our trip to the firehall. We also visited the gym and music room. We
will continue talking about fire safety next week, as well as start some
Halloween decorations for our room. Have a great weekend. I am heading
to the Vikings game on Sunday, so I am hoping for a win~That would give
me a good weekend!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
patterns and are starting to do more with ABB or ABC patterns. We also
worked on a few reading assessments (all the kids did good on these) and
began our fire safety unit. We will be heading to the firehall tomorrow
morning at 9:00. We can't wait! Please be sure to send hats, mittens,
and warm coats:)
Friday, October 9, 2009
read our new take home book "School" and practiced the words 'I' and
'see'. We have our performance this afternoon and I am sure the kids
will do a great job! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
visited the computer lab, library, and gym. If your child forgot their
library book, just send it in and they can get a new one next week. We
are preparing for grandparent's day. The songs are coming along very
well! Have a great, rainy day:)
Monday, October 5, 2009
quick words (the, is, an, a, here) and drew pictures of grandparents. We
are practicing our songs for the program each day and decorating the
halls/gym. Tomorrow is library day. Happy game day!
Friday, October 2, 2009
learned four new words today (a, an, is, here) and reviewed 'the' from
last week. We took our math test (everyone did a great job) so you will
see the math book come home today. Next week we will start a new math
book about patterning. Our reader pals visited our room to make leaf
rubbings, we practiced our grandparent's day songs, and went to the gym.
Our recess today was indoors. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Today we worked on letter 'Hh' and practiced sorting. We also discussed Fall leaves and practiced le
Fall leaves and practiced letters 'Aa-Gg' in our workbooks. Have a great
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
sorting by color or shape. We also visited the gym and library. Your
child will bring home their first book today. They can bring their book
back any day of the week. I can store them here until library day. The
children completed their reading and math testing today. They need to
say letters of the alphabet and numbers for one minute. I will send
their scores home with their report cards. The first testing period is
just a place to start. Many children have their scores jump dramatically
in the first month or two. If you would like to discuss your child's
scores now, just give me a call or send an email. Have a great day!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
now:) We will enjoy this during snack time today. We also read our first
take home book entitled "The Park". We practiced reading the word 'the'.
Please ask your child to read the book tonight as there homework for the
weekend. Reader pals came and visited with us and we also completed a
few more pages in our math book. The kids needed to color a certain item
on each page (i.e.. find the clown that is on the right). Have a
wonderful weekend and I will post again on Monday!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
smiled this year!), and then worked on letter 'D'. I call lowercase 'd'
"Doggy Head D" because you start by making the circle first (the doggy's
head). Then we worked on telling our left from our right. We had an
apple tasting this afternoon. We described the look and taste of red,
yellow, and pink apples. We were unable to try green today. Tomorrow we
will be visiting our reader pals and making applesauce. Have a great
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
worked on writing our names. We also visited the music room, read apple
stories, and visited the gym. Thanks for sending in class fees. I have
about half as of now. Have a great day!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
recognition, I call uppercase B 'bumpy B' and lowercase b 'bat and ball
b'. This sometimes helps someone who cannot retain the name of the
letter. We also discussed sorting. We visited the library, gym, and
computer lab today. Tomorrow we will celebrate our first classroom
birthday and have music. Have a great day!
Monday, September 21, 2009
'A' as well as how to write both the upper and lowercase version. We
also started our math books today and practiced organizing items on the
top, middle, or bottom. We visited both gym and music and we started our
new unit on apples. We will be describing the look and taste as well as
discussing the harvest of apples. On Friday, we will be making
applesauce. Have a great day!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
writing. We read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and made our own trees to go
with the story. Please check for them in your child's folder. We also
visited the computer lab and the gym. Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
necessarily be able to use the word noun correctly, however they will be
able to separate person, place, animals, and objects. We also visited
the music room and the gym. We had our first lock down practice today.
They kids did a great job of hiding from Mr. Cawcutt! Have a great day!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
we practiced writing the alphabet, counting, and coloring. We visited
the gym and the library today (we did not check out books). We enjoyed a
great snack of bananas and cupcakes (they may crash from the sugar by
the time they get home) :) Have a wonderful evening!
Monday, September 14, 2009
with this), using position words (such as forward, backward, and in
between), visited the gym and music room, and also had a special
presentation about our PTA fundraiser. Packets were sent home today, let
me know if you have questions. Have a great day!
Friday, September 11, 2009
writing our names today. We will continue this for a few weeks. We also
had our first fire drill and visited both the gym and music room. All of
the children did a fabulous job of adjusting to our school routine. I am
very proud of them all. Thanks for all the contacts and information from
home. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
to go and when as well as our Above the Line Rules. Today we talked
about bus and playground safety, using our manners, and how to properly
wash our hands. We visited the computer lab and the gym. Another great
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
things, such as coloring and walking in the halls. We also talked about
being above the line (see your handbook for a description). We also
visited the music room and had a presentation by Mr. Cawcutt in the gym.
The children were all very good listeners and everyone participated so I
was very happy! Have a great evening!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tuesday-Number writing, final journal writing, library, centers
Wednesday-Computer lab, centers, sentence writing
Thursday-Attendance awards and diplomas given out (not a graduation),
moving on day, cleaning and more cleaning!
Have a wonderful summer. You will receive your child's report card in a
week or so and your information for first grade in August. Enjoy your
time with your child over the summer months and I will see you in the
Fall. Thanks for all the help and support this year!
Friday, May 29, 2009
to really get our sentence writing skills ready for first grade. We also
practiced telling time and finished up our animal unit. Today was our
last day of reader pals. The kids received a free book today from the
Barnum book drive too!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words and writing full sentences. The kids are in the process of tes
kids are in the process of testing for both reading and math. We also
visited the computer lab and discussed farm animals. Have a great day!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
be coming home today because we have finished! A lot of hard work went
into those and I hope they are excited to show you. If there are any
unfinished pages, they can finish at home. We also practiced patterning
and learned about underwater animals. Have a great day!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words, describing sentences, and telling time. We had our last above
time. We had our last above the line group meeting this morning and also
visited the library. I am looking forward to a beautiful day
tomorrow...today was just cold!
Monday, May 18, 2009
clocks to begin our time telling unit and also visited the computer lab.
Our next unit of study is animals so we will be discussing habitats,
food sources, and weather in relation to animals. The zoo field trip is
on Friday and I hope to see many of you there!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Today we had a good pajama day. We watched a movie, finished testing, worked on our insect journals,
worked on our insect journals, and read some stories about insects. Our
butterflies and tadpoles are doing great. Have a great day!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
computer lab. The kids worked with Miss Cook while I was testing for
reading and math. I will let you know of your child's scores at report
card time. Tomorrow is pajama day so please send your child prepared.
Have a good day!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
calendar. We also worked on recognizing and using pronouns such as it,
he, she, we, and they. We checked in our library books (please send them
in if you haven't already) and visited the Leaps and Bounds class to
tell them about kindergarten. Have a good day!
Monday, May 11, 2009
and started a discussion on insects. There was a fun opportunity to
watch the swing choir perform today so we took advantage. Have a good
Friday, May 8, 2009
Today we took our spelling test, practiced the four coins names and values, and worked with our read
values, and worked with our reader pals. Please watch for your child's
gift to you today after school. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Today we reviewed nouns and action words. We also decorated more items for our grownup gifts and dis
for our grownup gifts and discussed things that are alive/nonliving.
Tomorrow we will be sending home our gifts for the grownups, so please
watch for them!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Today we worked on vowel sounds (both long and short) and we practiced counting dimes. We also visit
counting dimes. We also visited the library and worked on our gifts for
grownups. Today was our last library checkout day. Please have your
child bring their book back when they are finished. Have a good day!
Monday, May 4, 2009
penny flip game and visited the computer lab. Also, we planted grass
seed a few weeks ago and today we took the cups of grass outside and cut
them. They will be coming home today. Tomorrow is our last checkout day
of the year, so please send your child's books. Have a great day!
Friday, May 1, 2009
great with both! We also discussed plants and what they need to grow.
Our plants in class are growing slowly. We think that the cold might
have something to do with their stunted growth thus far. Have a great
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Today the kids worked on sounding out words, identification of money, and discussed the different pa
and discussed the different parts of plants. It sounds like the kids did
a very good job for the sub yesterday, so I was very proud of them!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words. We also practiced the penny and the nickel. We also went to t
the nickel. We also went to the library and went outside for gym. I will
not be here tomorrow so I will post again on Thursday.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words and read a story call "Math Fables". We also practiced identif
Fables". We also practiced identifying coins, namely penny, and visited
the computer lab. We also began a formal unit on plants and discussed
what is living and nonliving in our classroom. Library is tomorrow!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
What a gorgeous day! Today the kids had a lot of energy, but we still managed to get some stuff done
managed to get some stuff done. We sounded out words (frog, car, dog,
etc). We also added and subtracted. We read a new take home book called
"Fix It" and also decorated the room for Earth day. We had a lock down
practice and a tornado drill today as well. Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Today we worked on writing sentences, subtracting, and the pronouns 'we' and 'they'. We also visited
and 'they'. We also visited the computer lab and created Earth paintings
for Earth day. Have a good one!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
day went good yesterday as well. We worked on sounding out words,
adding, and visited the library. We also discussed Earth Day and how we
can help our planet. We also had a discussion on appropriate language
for school. I was told of an instance today of inappropriate words.
Please reiterate with your child that my ears are always open when
something hurts them or their feelings. We want all children to feel
safe and secure in school!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
first thing in the morning. Thus, the kids had a very short morning and
a very long afternoon. We practiced letter 'w' and read a new take home
book called "Liz Wins". We also finished our subtraction math book. We
will continue to practice adding and subtracting next week. We also
planted our grass, flower, and vegetable seeds today. The kids were
great about cleaning up. Remember, there is no school for kindergarten
tomorrow due to roundup. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
about the /z/ sound and played a zoo game online. We visited the
computer lab and started to get things ready for planting grass seed
tomorrow. Have a great day in the lovely weather!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Today we worked on subtracting, sounding out words, and even had a little discussion about the prono
little discussion about the pronouns 'I' and 'you'. We also decorated
Easter cards and graphed jelly beans. We were fortunate enough to have
the Easter bunny pay us a visit. Have a wonderful vacation and talk to
you again on Tuesday!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
decorating for Easter. We also completed a sounds assessment (which will
be in your child's folder). They did a fabulous job finding beginning
and ending sounds. Tomorrow is our last day of school for the week!
Monday, April 6, 2009
numbers less than ten. We also decorated for Easter and visited the
computer lab. I hope to see more families at conferences tonight. Also,
remember we have a short week for Spring break!
Friday, April 3, 2009
pages in our math books, and some reading assessments. They are all
doing great and online to the end of the year. We also met with our
reader pals and decorated our Easter treat bags. Have a great weekend
and remember that next week is a three day week!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The kids did a great job of sounding out words and subtracting today. We also made some new Easter e
also made some new Easter eggs to hang on our walls. I hope to see many
families at conferences tonight!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The kids did a good job of working today despite the white distraction out our window! We sounded ou
out our window! We sounded out words, subtracted during math, and made
bunny puppets. We also had the opportunity to visit the book fair this
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
sentences. We also did some adding with dominoes and finished our math
unit about adding numbers. We are getting things ready for conferences
so I hope to see you either this Thursday or next Monday. Be sure to
keep an eye on the weather and drive safe!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Hello families! Today, we worked on writing sentences. The kids wrote some very organized Spring sen
some very organized Spring sentences for our hallway. We also added
teddy bears in math and read "Bear Wants More". We made another flower
decoration for our school today as well. Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
What a great group of kids! Today, they worked hard at sounding out three letter words, practiced th
three letter words, practiced the /u/ sound, added during math time, and
made flowers for Spring. We also read the book, Cloudy with a Chance of
Meatballs. They loved the story! Just a heads up, we will not be having
library for two weeks due to the book fair. Have a great day!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Today we sounded out words and added in math. We were unable to visit the computer lab because our g
the computer lab because our group wasn't working very hard and reading
took a lot more time. In the afternoon, we went to the high school for
our pep fest. Tomorrow is a half day. Please remember that Friday is a
questionable day-we will see the results of Thursday's game!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
our letters and numbers. We visited with our Above the Line Groups and
also went to the library. For snack, we ate a healthy green snack
consisting of apples, snap peas, and kiwi. Tomorrow, we will go to the
pep fest during the afternoon. On Thursday, students will be dismissed
at 12:15. School on Friday will be determined by the game on Thursday.
Have a great day!
Monday, March 16, 2009
numbers in math using objects. We also made a St. Patrick's Day hat that
was sent home in your child's backpack. Tomorrow is library day so
please send your child's books. Also, we will be going to the high
school on Wednesday for a pepfest and there will be a half day of school
on Thursday due to the state tournament. I hope you can attend!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
practiced our spelling words, made a graph during math time, and visited
the computer lab. We also measured a paper leprechaun and read a
leprechaun story; "The Luckiest Leprechaun". Have a great day!
Monday, March 9, 2009
It is a new week, but unfortunately, the same old bugs are traveling around. Today, we worked on sou
around. Today, we worked on sounding out words, making graphs, and we
talked a little about leprechauns. We also visited the computer lab and
read a story about patriotism. I will unfortunately be gone tomorrow (my
kids are still sick), so the kids will be with a sub. They will be
sounding out words, practicing sounds, counting by fives, and visiting
the library. Hope all is well with you and yours!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
It was great to be back today! We sounded out words, graphed during math, talked about Minnesota, an
math, talked about Minnesota, and read a new take home book. We have our
first spelling test tomorrow (the, is, see, here). I think the kids will
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
two. Today, the kids will be having an Above the Line group meeting,
going to the library, and sounding out words. Tomorrow, they will be
working on graphing in math, sounding out words in reading, and
visiting the computer lab. They will also be looking at more maps.
Have a great day!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Today we read two stories; Wanda's Roses and Little Bill Goes to the Dentist. We also discussed maps
Dentist. We also discussed maps and tried a very cool website:
http://www,iknowthat.com On this site we completed a US state map.
Tomorrow is library day so please send your child's book. Have a great
Friday, February 27, 2009
on! They will be sounding out words, measuring with cubes, and
reading a tooth fairy story. With their reader pals, they will be
writing their own tooth fairy stories and drawing a picture of the
tooth fairy. Talk again on Monday. March is almost here!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
When we sentence write, we are sure to put an uppercase letter in the
front, a mark at the end, and spaces between our words. I will not be
here tomorrow, so I will not be posting. Have a great two days!
Monday, February 23, 2009
heavier or lighter) and discussed dental health. We had a dental
hygienist student come in today and discuss tooth brushing with the
kids. She had a pretty awesome dinosaur puppet with teeth that the kids
really liked. Have a great day!
Friday, February 20, 2009
interesting to hear what the kids would do if they were the president!
We also sounded out words and talked about volume (containers that fit
more or less). In the afternoon, we will be meeting with a student's
grandparents to learn how to make home made ice cream (the kids are very
excited about this!) It was so nice to have everyone at school today.
Have a safe weekend!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Today we worked on measuring with cubes and paper clips. We practiced reading in our new take home b
reading in our new take home book "Sam Sat" and completed some reading
assessment worksheets, which should be in your child's folder. This
afternoon, we will be talking about Presidents Lincoln and Washington.
Is it really Friday tomorrow?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
2, 5, and 10. We read 100 day stories and made 100 day glasses. We also
visited the computer lab and colored 100 day pictures. The kids had 100
seconds of playtime, but it turned out that they did not like that idea
as much as they thought!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words and measuring with paperclips. We visited the library and cele
visited the library and celebrated a birthday today. I hope everyone had
a nice weekend!
Friday, February 13, 2009
magnets, bears, cards, bee heart cards, tissue paper hearts, and twisty
hearts, All these projects will come home today along with their
Valentine cards. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
decorated more Valentine projects. Tomorrow is our Art day and Valentine
day. Be sure to send in Valentines and your child should wear "old"
clothing because of the art projects. Have a great day!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Today we worked on sounding out words and measuring items in our classroom. We used string for measu
classroom. We used string for measuring today. We also visited the
computer lab and practiced typing our quick words. Have a great day!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
yesterday. Despite the high level of energy, we still managed to get a
lot done. We practiced sounding out three-sound words and skip counting.
We also visited the library. I was very happy to see so many returned
books today. Drive safe!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Valentine gifts for our parents and completed a lot of reading
assessments about vocabulary. We have many children out ill and I hope
everyone is feeling better soon! Have a wonderful weekend:)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
ball today! I understand that many children had a bit of a rough day
yesterday, so we discussed staying "Above the Line" with all teachers
and not just myself. I guess there was some teasing, throwing of toys,
and disrespectful words said. They did a much better job today and we
got a lot of work done. We read our new take home book, counted in math,
and made Valentine Bees to decorate our school. We also discussed our
country and its' symbols, namely the flag, Bald Eagle, and Statue of
Liberty. I can't believe tomorrow is already Friday!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
numbers. We talked about even numbers being numbers where every object
has a buddy. Odd numbers are numbers where one object is left over by
itself. We visited the library but only 1/2 of the class had their books
today. Tomorrow, we will begin our Valentine projects. Have a great
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Today we worked on beginning sounds and counting by 2s and 5s. We also talked about Groundhog day an
talked about Groundhog day and visited with our reader pals. Have a
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Today, we worked more on sounding out words and counting by 10s. We also made mittens and visited th
made mittens and visited the computer lab. Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
way! We also worked on sounding out words, counting by 10s, and visited
the library. We had our first Above the Line Group meetings today, so
check your child's folder for more information. Have a great day!
Monday, January 26, 2009
pages in our reading workbooks, which is a lot of work! We started
counting patterns today, such as counting by 5s and 10s. We also visited
the computer lab and read "The Hat". Tomorrow, we will start something
called "Above the Line Groups" in which children get to switch rooms and
meet with other teachers and kids and work on being above the line. More
information will be sent home tomorrow. Thanks!
Friday, January 23, 2009
liked the Batman activity on the Smartboard! We also worked with reader
pals on making snowman windsocks and we finished up our penguin unit
today. We watched a small excerpt from March of the Penguins at the end
of the day. Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Today, the kids worked with a sub so that I could complete testing for the end of the quarter. I wil
the end of the quarter. I will be sending report cards home next Monday.
The kids talked about penguins today and practiced the numbers 20-29.
The kids also visited the computer lab and went outside for gym. Have a
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
What a nice day! The kids worked very hard and we got a lot done. We practiced sounding out three an
practiced sounding out three and four letter words. We also practiced
numbers 10-20 and counted by 1s, 5s, and 10s. This afternoon, we will be
discussing Martin Luther King Jr. Have a great evening and be safe in
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Today we worked on finding the beginning sound of a word. We also practiced numbers 10-20 and visite
practiced numbers 10-20 and visited the library.
Monday, January 5, 2009
even thought hey were very excited to see everyone. We practiced
beginning sounds, counting to 20, read a story about the wind, and made
snowmen to decorate the hallway. Tomorrow is library day so please send
books if you still have them.