Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Newsletters now available online...

I will now be uploading all class newsletters to our blog. Under the title above, you have the option to go to another page, just click and go to newsletters, then click the link to travel to scribd.com which is where I will be putting our newsletters and other professional reading sites/articles that I find. If you would rather receive your newsletter this way and do not require a hard copy just let me know. January Newsletter

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just gotta post this...

I just love this little camera advent calendar. Just roll your mouse over the tree (or your hand if you have a smartboard) and find the number of the day. Underneath is a great little kid friendly site. A nice little piece of technology for the Kindergarten crowd.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A little Christmas craft with a math flair....

Well, it tis the season. As a Kindergarten teacher, I just need to accept the fact that everything we do HAS to have something to do with Christmas. My little ones are consumed by the upcoming celebration so I have decided to just go with it. We made these little Christmas trees yesterday. We used our cutting skills, making sure our scissors were always pointing toward the ceiling and using our helper hand. Next we had to follow directions and make sure we put glue on the tips of our heart so our tree would end up looking like a tree. Finally, we had to add the correct number of ornaments with glue and SPARKLES (I love sparkles!)The top piece of our tree needed 2 ornaments, next section needed 3 and so on. We will hang them on our lockers to show off our fabulous counting skills.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We are caring...

Our school has a character education program that we have created called "Expect Respect." Each month we have a different theme or virtue that we focus on. In November, our theme was caring. We talked about,"paying it forward." This is a pretty big concept when you are five. So we just focused on doing something nice for someone else. All the students in our elementary school were trying to create a 'feel good ripple.' I do something nice for her, then she does something nice for him, and so on and so on. Everytime we did something nice for someone in our class we would write our name on a special colored circle and put it on our door. Well, our door is covered with colored circles. We did lots of caring things for our friends. As a class, we cut up apples and took a little snack to our Grade 3 buddies, the Grade 7,8,9 band, Grade 2 and our principal and vice principal.

We also invited our Grade 3 buddies over to play centers with us.

Our monthly assembly focused on the theme of caring and we recognized students from each grade who showed this quality. This was our caring student of the month. He always watches out for his friends. If someone is in need in the classroom, on the playground or in the hallway, he lets me know. He cares about his friends.

The month of December will bring the theme of generosity to our attention.