Friday, December 23, 2011

Pajama Day!

Today we ended our fun filled week with pajama day!  It was so much fun and the kids looked so cute!  Enjoy the holiday break!

Hot Cocoa with our big kids

For our last visit with our big kids before the New Year, we went outside to play!  They do not have recess together so this was an event at their request.  When we came back in, we enjoyed hot cocoa, marshmallows and candy canes!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Special Read Aloud

Today we had the great pleasure of having both Mr. Paciulli and Ms. O'Neill read the story of The Gingerbread Man to all of the Kindergarteners together.  The children enjoyed having both of these special adults spend time with them and they even brought a special treat - gingerbread boy and girl cookies for all!  They were delicious!
talking about the current and upcoming holidays

reading the story - "no, don't peek in the oven!"

the cookies are delicious!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Middle School Readers

Today we had a class of BAMS middle school students come and read to us!  It was a such a wonderful experience for the Kindergarteners to have a chance to spend time with an older student!  I know that the BAMS students also enjoyed their time with us!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sneak peek behind your gifts

Just thought it would be fun to share some of the photos I took of our children making their holiday presents and cards!  They had so much fun doing this for you!

Cookies and frosting & sprinkles...what fun!

We had a fabulous time this afternoon decorating cookies!  A huge thank you to all of the families that made this fun event possible!  The Kindergarteners were able to decorate cookies to bring home and also decorate some to donate to Bridget's Kitchen. Of course, there was juice and cookie to eat after all of their hard work!!

they did a great job of sharing the toppings

very focused on their work

Gingerbread Fun Day

The week before holiday break is always such a fun time!  We started our day by going to holiday school sing - we had a great time singing and dancing!  We came back and did a great Gingerbread literacy activity that I found on the internet - the children hunted around the room for little gingerbread men that had either a "real word" or a "nonsense word" on it and recorded their results.  These are all 3 letter words that they are able to sound out using the skills that they have been learning this semester.  It was so much fun that they want to do it again another day!!  They also finished up coloring in a gingerbread story to take home to share with their family!
talking about some of the words we found

you  never know where you might find a word!

deep in thought!

lots of hard work being done on our gingerbread books

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

List Writing

Over the course of the year, we have written many class books about field trips we have taken or adaptations of books we have read together.  Last week we started to do some writing on our own using our newly acquired literacy skills.  We had a great class discussion about lists.... the different types of lists and why someone might want to write a list. This is such a great time of year for lists!  I know that I would not be able to get through this time of year without one!  All of the children are engaged and working hard during this time.


Friday, December 9, 2011

Parachute Fun!

Some of the favorite times of the week for the Kindergarteners are when they go to specials classes.  Twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) they are lucky enough to have physical education class with Mr. Johnson. Today they worked on many different gross motor skills including galloping and sliding.  The highlight of the class was using the parachute - lots of laughter and squeals could be heard!

sitting in our teams, listening to directions

fun with friends!

Kindergarteners in motion!
hold on tight, but do not pull
making waves

movement fun with the parachute

Kindergarten mushroom

learning to slide around the parachute