Friday, February 15, 2013

West Brattleboro Post Office Trip

Today we went on a walking field trip to the West Brattleboro Post Office.  The weather was beautiful, we couldn't have asked for a nicer day during the third week in February!  The Kindergartners each wrote a letter to their families, purchased a stamp from Holly and mailed it.  We got to cancel our stamp, get a tour of the post office and helped Holly wait on the customers.  It was a great time!

purchasing a stamp from Holly

mailing a letter

Where did our mail go?

canceling the stamp

delivering mail in his post office box

Scooter Board Reward

The Kindergarteners have been working very hard to get compliments from the adults that work at Academy School. They do this by showing Academy Star behavior and work towards rewards of their choice.  One reward that they worked hard to get was a chance to ride the scooter boards in the  gym with Mr. Johnson.  They needed to collect 30 compliments to get this reward, but it well worth it!

Valentine's Day Fun

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day in Kindergarten!  During the afternoon we celebrated with a valentine exchange and treats!  Thank you to all of the families that provided food for this fun event!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

100th Day of School Fun

Today we celebrated the 100th day of school! It is a huge milestone in the primary grades.  We talked about how we have become 100 days smarter since the first day of school.  Each student made a 100's day hat and we did lots of fun activities.  One thing that we did was to find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.  This was a delicious and fun way to practice counting!

Literacy Breakfast

This morning we had a wonderful literacy breakfast!  Thank you so much to all of the parents and grandparents who attended this event! Each child was given a copy of their favorite fairy tale and enjoyed breakfast in the classroom.  It was so exciting to have our families here to spend time with us!

Secret Reader

Last week we had a mom come in and be our secret reader.  She read a great titled "If I Were A Moose".  The kindergarteners enjoyed this book very much.