Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Alright, Christmas gifts are bought and wrapped, house is clean, laundry is done, and I am posting in my PJ's today, its official I am ready for Christmas!!! Now it's time to get a new post up!

We have had lots of things going on in kindergarten since Thanksgiving. Christmas is always a special time in kindergarten. We have seen Santa, made crafts, learned about reindeer, rode the polar express,  wrote our Christmas letters, and even managed to get some regular reading activities and DIBELS done in between! whew!  Here is one of my babies working in a math center. In math, we have been working a lot on patterns, number words, color words and numbers 10-20. In reading, we have been working on ending sounds in words, and focusing a lot on writing letters and our last names.

 Our Santa craft from Deanna Jump.
 Our list to Santa also from Deanna Jump. He wants a dinosaur, an alligator, and a car :)
 She wants a barbie house, a dress and pink boots :)
 Wanted to share this pic. This is one of our centers we call beat the clock. After they finish their center work, one child works the timer and the other sees if they can say all the letter names and make it to the star. This has helped with our LNF on DIBELS. So easy right! and they love it!
 My class in our PJ's enjoying the Polar Express.
 We even had hot chocolate! yum!
 We graphed if we liked hot chocolate. Saw this graph on pinterest, don't remember who's it was on. sorry!: /

After all that excitement, our Christmas celebrations were not over. Our awesome school and PTO sponsored our Christmas story telling festival. We got to travel to some awesome stations.
 We made cute paper plate ornaments.
 Our awesome PE coach hosted reindeer games in the gym!

 Our librarian read Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett. Doesn't our library look amazing!
 We even had a special visit from Mr. C himself. We were so surprised!
He told us we were so good at Big Spring Lake Kindergarten that he brought everyone an early Christmas gift!

As you can see we have had a wonderful and busy few weeks leading up to Christmas. I love this time of year with the kiddos! I hope you all are enjoying your little vacation with your sweeties and taking in all the Christmas magic. I am looking forward to hitting the ground running in January. We are on the downhill slide to being first graders! Can you believe it!? I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and remember what and who the season is all about. Don't forget to hug those little ones, I miss them like crazy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

My first Blog award!!

So today I was taking some time to look through some emails I have received the past week and look what I found.....  another sweet blog obsessed teacher, Tanya at Ms. Solano's Kindergarten ,nominated my little  blog for a new bloggers award. WOW! Thank you very much Ms. Solano! I am so excited!!!! This is my very first award! :) YEAH! I haven't been blogging very long and I know I have LOTS to learn. Thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement teacher friends!

This award is for newbies, and it's goal is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers.  If awarded, you must:
♥ copy and paste the award on your blog
♥ thank the giver and link back to them
♥ reveal YOUR top five picks and leave a comment letting them know
♥ hope your followers will share the love with them :)
Here are my five newbie picks. Enjoy!!
On an unrelated note, this little teacher has been worn out from all the Christmas fun I was able to have with all my sweet kiddos. The big plan is to be updated in the blog world this week!! :)  But before this I MUST finish Christmas shopping!!!Can't wait to get some much needed Christmas activities and pics up.