Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know its been a little while since I updated, but here it goes. :)
We have had so many awesome things going on at BSLK these past few weeks. We have been able to meet great children's authors, learned about Pilgrims, Indians, and Thanksgiving, had a Thanksgiving feast, did an awesome job in our Thanksgiving program, preformed in our PTO program,  took 400+ kindergarten students and teachers to see the Little Aggies Theater preform Little Red, and even went to a real Pow Wow! whew!!!!! And I got very few pictures because my husband took our camera on his hunting trip to Colorado. I know what I am going to ask Santa for Christmas! ;)

Here are a few pics of our Thanksgiving literacy centers. Just so you know, I didn't make all these centers, but all were made by BSLK teachers. I am so glad we share!
 Working on number order with our Pilgrim hats.
 Here is the sheet that goes with the number order.
 rhyming words
 word families, this center had pilgrims with -ap, -at, and -am words written on them. Forgot to get a pic of those.
 Our new lakeshore game! We love it! It's letter of the day. They are able to pick a letter and find things that begin with the letter's sound, practice writing the letter, and learn a song about the letter's sound. We love our board!
Art center
 I hope you are all enjoying your little blessings this week! They are all so special and smart. If you haven't noticed yet, we are beginning to read!!!!!! Its so exciting to see them starting to understand reading and read words on their own. I need to take pictures of their faces when they read words to me at school. I promise you see a little light bulb go off and they want to read everything! So proud of all of them. If you are looking for practice this week while they are off, letting them play on is great , letting them draw pictures and sound out words to label items in their pictures, or just reading with them are all great ways to practice.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family, friends and memories. I am so thankful to be your child's first real teacher and that you trust me with your most special gift everyday. Hug them tight for me this week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Since Halloween was on a Monday this year, we were able to have lots of celebrating at school! I have been tell the kids that we were going to be able to investigate our pumpkin and this week we did! We did an experiment to see if we thought our pumpkin would sink or float. We had 9 people think it would float and 9 people who thought it would sink! We were split! We found out that our pumpkin........FLOATS! We talked about why it floats even though it is heavy. We also were able to carve our pumpkin into a Jack-o-Lantern! We voted on our face and mushed our hands in pumpkin guts! YUCK! We lit our Jack-o-Lantern while we had a special Halloween snack. Thanks to all the moms who were able to help. We were even able to trick-or-treat at BSLK! We had a blast making spooky noises in the dark hallways and visiting our lunch room, office, library, and specials teachers and staff. Whew! The kids and I were tired,
but ready to trick-or-treat again that night.
 Making our predictions  if our pumpkin would sink or float.

 Will it sink or float?????

 Some very scary vampires! Thank you Jaxon!

Some kindergarten witches!

We are finally winding down from our candy filled Monday. We are moving right along to studying about Indians, Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving. We will have some very busy weeks ahead of us so parents, please check our folders daily and read our newsletter. I'm so thankful to have all your little sweeties this year.

Have a great weekend and I must say, ROLL TIDE!!