Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Years from the K-Kids....

We were very happy to see each other again after being out of school for 2 whole weeks. As soon as we arrived we have to celebrate 2011, Kindergarten style. We grabbed a hat, a very loud spinner and a tooter, we said our goodbyes to 2010 and welcomed 2011 with a countdown and all the noise we could make...
It took a bit of time to get them calmed down after that :), but finally things settled and we whipped up a little craft using our cutting skills and our tooters. I had to get rid of them or would have not survived the day.

We also read, "The Little Engine that Could." This got us in the mood to think about things that we thought we could do or do better in 2011. (Thanks to @LMAHRainbow for the idea of using this great book to set the tone for the lesson.) Here are our goals for 2011...
Kally will skate better.
Maren will go across her monkey bars at home faster.
Hayden will learn to swim better.
Ella will eat her lunch better.
Kylie will be more steady when she walks.
Hannah will learn to be a better saddle rider.
Jetta will be a better stick handler.
Jace will be better at backhand, 5 hole shots and skating in.
Carter will get a shut out during a game.
Kayde will hold his pencil right.
Rachel will go under water for a longer time.
Adrian will play baseball and bat better.
Keith will learn how to go under water and touch the bottom.
Devon wants to ride and drive a real train.
Danica would like to ride horses more.
Do you have a goal for 2011?


Mr. Fines said...

KF dragons from Montana were very excited to visit the garden gate again. Happy New Year!

Donna said...

I really like your idea of using this story to start thinking about things students could do better in the new year! Great idea! I may borrow that one another year!

Mrs. McMahon said...

A BIG Hello right back at the KF Dragons!

Hi Donna! Good to hear from you. Using that book was not my idea, one of my twitter friends posted it and I thought it was perfect. Just to let you know, we have a great #kinderchat happening on twitter every Monday night at 9pm (EST), we have KDG teachers from all over the globe and we discuss everything from holidays to class management. It a fantastic means for professional development. The contacts I have made through this social media have been amazing. We would love to have you join us!