Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch!

So, this past week we went on our very first field trip of the year! We had a blast at the pumpkin patch!  They were so good on our trip and so happy! I got plenty of great pictures of all the little sweeties! I hope they all told you all about our trip and enjoyed their pumpkins they were able to take home. Also, thank you to all the parents who were able to join us; I couldn't have done it without you. I love field trips, but Mrs. Snead was worn out! :) I am  really looking forward to our trip to the zoo this spring. (p.s. If your child made it home with our green field trip t-shirt on, please wash it and return it to school this week. Thanks )

 Sliding down the hay slide!
 So excited about picking a pumpkin from a real pumpkin patch! We talked about how a pumpkin grows!
 One of my little farmers!
 Riding the cow train!
 Loved playing in the corn crib! We got to take off our shoe! It felt great between our toes!
 Thinking out a game of checkers. Don't you just want to hear their conversation?

On our way back to school, this says it all! What a FUN day we had!

This next week we will be talking about the letter C. We will also be learning more about fall. We are looking at candy corn, pumpkins and leaves this week. Looking forward to another great and maybe a little less busy week! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just a quick one!

Hi everyone! Sorry I am just now getting to update. Our week last week was so busy with report card testing, DIBELS, math assessments and fire drills  that we had to squeeze in the letter S and spooky spiders :). Didn't get to take pictures, but we had an awesome week. We learned about spiders to go along with the letter we studied. We read fact books about spiders, sang the itsy, bitsy, spider,  made spiders in our art center, and got to watch one of my all time favorite videos Charlotte's Web (only as a little break and reward for all our hard work testing ;) ). The kids loved it! We didn't get to do as much as I would have liked, but maybe later this month we can come back to that.
Ok, so this week is our field trip to the pumpkin patch!! We are so excited and our pumpkin patch field trip fell on the week we are studying the letter P and pumpkins! What a great way to end a unit of study! We will be learning how a pumpkin grows and after our field trip we will get to do fun experiments with our pumpkin! I am so excited! Looking forward to posting lots of great pics of our trip!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Llama, Llama, Red Pajama!

This week we had a very special treat at BSLK! Thursday was PJ day!! I just love PJ day! :)  We joined 2 million other school age children  to Read for the Record to call for and end to America's early education gap. The book that was chosen for Read for the Record was Llama, Llama, Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. We first got to celebrate by going to a Pajama party in our music room to read the book Llama, Llama, Red Pajama with our reading coach, Mrs. Landers. She is great! We are so blessed to have such an AWESOME reading coach that plans all this for our kids! We got to help her read it and the kids helped the teachers put the story in order from beginning to end. THEN we were able to see a real live llama!! Oh my gosh! It was so much fun and the kids loved her. She was so sweet! After meeting the llama, her name was  Torre, we compared and contrasted the real llama to baby llama in Llama, Llama Red Pajama. We made great kindergarten memories that day!

 Listening to Mrs. Landers read Llama, Llama, Red Pajama
Wonderful Mrs. Landers!
We helped Mrs. Landers read! Our word was Llama.

 Our class with Torre!

 Our friend Tori and the Llama Torre
 We also studied the letter A this week. Our theme to go along with  this letter was apples. We got to taste green, red, and yellow apples to see which one was our favorite. We graphed our favorites and we found most of our friends liked yellow apples best. We also learned about Johnny Appleseed and made our very own homemade applesauce! Our room smelled so good and it was yummy! I love fall!!!! Looking forward to another great week!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Grandparent's Day, "T" parties, and GREAT fall weather!

We have been so busy in our classroom the last couple of weeks. We had Grandparent's Day, PTO open house, and we are learning lots of new things in our classroom.

Grandparent's day was wonderful for our kids. Thank you to all the grandparents and parents who were able to be a part of that. I know the kids loved showing you around our wonderful school. Here are a few pictures of some of our awesome grandparents. (I forgot to get my camera out until the very end :( so I only got a few pics )

We also have been learning a lot about the letter M and this week the letter T. For the letter M, we made our very own monsters and danced to the monster mash. What fun! This week for the letter T, we talked about teddy bears. On Friday, we brought our teddy bear friends to our "T" party. All our snack started with the letter T. (Ex, Tootsie Rolls, Trix cereal, Tostitos chips, tangelos) The kids loved it! The weather was wonderful except for the wind, which made things a little interesting with our paper plates. Let's just say the birds and ants are fed well at BLSK. :) My boys also got to bring their trucks for free centers on Friday. Our story this week was about machines that help people, so we had centers where we were building buildings and roads for our trucks to drive on. They are so creative!
 Some of my friends working on buildings and roads with trucks

 Our teddy bears waiting on us to get back from P.E.

 Some of my friends at our T party. (Thanks Mrs. Harraid for all your help)

 A FUN day with our Teddy bear friends!
The weather was great for playing! Peek-a-Boo!

Another great thing we are doing in our room  is Writer's Workshop  designed by Lucy Calkins. We all have stories to share and we will be authors this year. The kids have been so excited about this and I am too! Ask them about it.
My post was a little long this week, but we had lots to share! :) We are so busy having fun learning at BSLK! Next week holds more fun things! Hope you are out enjoying this GREAT weather with your sweeties!