Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Best Thing About Kindergarten!

Here are some final thoughts about what we loved about Kindergarten:
Ezra - new friends
Addison - the zoo
Sean - the zoo
Taylor - Cummer Museum
Jack - St. Patty's Day party
Bella - POW WOW
Elizabeth - Diamond D Ranch
Simran - POW WOW
Jacob - seeing you every day (how sweet was that!!)
Ava - learning
Ethan - Diamond D
Lynethe - St. Patty's Day party
Emily - Diamond D
Matthew - Diamond D
Nick - pancake breakfast during Eric Carle
Keely - calendar math
Sierra - learning
Prabhmeeka - calendar math

.....looks like they thought it was an eventful, fun year. Write us a post and tell us your favorite thing about Kindergarten from a parent perspective!

All Kinds of Animals

Today we were lucky to have a special guest come to visit our classroom. Robin (an old parent of mine) loves animals - all kinds of animals! She has a total of 39 that live with her. Today she brought in a variety of animals for the students to see. We saw reptiles, snakes, spiders, and mammals such as the chinchilla and the sugar glider. The kids absolutely loved the show and learned a lot about these animals: how to respect them, not to touch animals they don't know, and how these animals live, plus much more. Jessie (my daughter) was visiting the classroom today and was the brave one to hold the tarantula - the kids were very excited. Here are some highlights from the show along with the kids favorite animals!

Ezra - Chinchilla
Addison - Tarantula
Sean - Sugar Glider
Taylor - Sugar Glider
Jack - Sugar Glider
Bella - Chinchilla
Elizabeth - Chinchilla
Simran - Chinchilla
Jacob - Sugar Glider
Lynethe - the snakes
Ethan - Tarantula
Ava - Sugar Glider
Emily - Sugar Glider
Matthew - Sugar Glider
Nick - Iguana
Keely - the lizards
Sierra - Chinchilla
Prabhmeeka - Sugar Glider

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Our Guest Author

Today we had a very special guest author come to our class. Her name is Mrs. Jennifer Swanson and her children attended Chets Creek at one time. In fact, I had her two oldest children in my first grade class (many years ago)! A couple of years ago, Mrs. Swanson decided to write her first children's book - Penny and Rio - The Mysterious Backyard Meeting. During her visit, Mrs. Swanson read the book with a little help from the kids (dogs barking, pretending to dig, etc). She also had a slideshow to go along with the book so the kids could see the pictures up-close and gave us some cool bookmarks. We really enjoyed the visit and learned how our lives can influence our writings. Here are some highlights from the morning.

Field Day

I would like to begin by thanking you all for sharing your children with me this year. They have grown and changed so much. I hope you all have a safe and happy summer. Here are the highlights from our field day on Monday morning.