Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hello, Summer...

Our year has come to an end. This time of the year is always so bittersweet. The babies have left my nest and will continue on and become one of the "big" kids next year. They will each be missed for different reasons. I always look forward to the start of the next school year because they always peak their heads in and say "Hi" and tell me how much they love Grade 1.
This was the first year for my classroom blog and I loved it. It was minimal work, most of the time and I felt I was able to share my classroom in a way that was never possible before. We do amazing things in Kindergarten and I want our parents to see this.
I would love to hear your opinion about the blog. Are there ways that you could see it improved? Should I have more of this or less of that? Basically, I would like some feedback to set my direction for next year. Thank you for your time.

I wish each of my Kindergarten families and fellow teachers who follow this blog a wonderful, relaxing summer. I have enjoyed sharing with each of your this year...

Thank you,
Mrs. McMahon

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hello Grosse Ile, Quebec Kindergarten kids

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We were thrilled to receive a very special delivery from our friends in Grosse Ile, Quebec. Mrs. Anderson and her Kindergarten kids sent us a lobster! A stuffed lobster that is and his name is Larry. We also received numerous hand drawn pictures of Larry. The children included photos of each of them on actual lobster boats. This is amazing for my little land locked prairie kids. Mrs. Anderson included a letter telling us about lobster fishing. It was so interesting for all of us. Our Kindergarten kids are in the process of organizing a package to send to Grosse Ile. We have a moose to send to them because they don't gave moose on the island where they live. We voted and came up with the name Melvin. Have a look at Larry and Melvin below, they are big buddies.