Friday, June 30, 2017

Welcome To Kindergarten!

In a couple months, school will begin again and I will be welcoming a new Kindergarten class.  The beginning of school is always such an exciting time!  If you look through this blog, you will see that our days will be full of fun and learning!  There is also lots of helpful information, just in case you might have some questions. Once I have parent permission, I will be updating the blog to include new photos from our camp in June.

Memorial Park Trip!

We had a great trip to the Memorial Park!  It was a beautiful sunny day with a very nice breeze. We had such fun playing on the structure, basketball and lots of other fun things.  We enjoyed our picnic lunches and had a fun time together.  We all had such a great time!


Friday, June 9, 2017

We Love You Mr. B!

Many times over the course of the year Mr. B came into and read to our class.  After years as a classroom teacher, Mr. B has retired from Academy School, but still makes time to spend here.  He brings in wonderful stories to read and this week he brought in his ukulele to play a tune for us.  We look forward to his visits each week!

Lilac Ridge Field Trips

We had two great trips to Lilac Ridge Farm to work with Farmer Amanda!  One day was beautiful, the other day not so much! We had a chance to tour the farm stand and sample lots of different vegetables growing on the farm.  We brought back to school plants to bring home. Another time we learned all about cows from Farmer Amanda. We learned about how cows make milk and how the milk gets from the cows to be made into a dairy product.  They were both great trips!

We Went To BEEC!

Last week we went to the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center to learn how to build forts in the woods.  All three Kindergarten classes were given the job of creating a fort to keep them safe from an oncoming storm (there was a made up scenario that the students were working on).  They did such an amazing job!  I was so impressed by their teamwork and perseverance to complete their fort. Awesome job Kindergarteners!



Kindergarten Celebration Night 2017

Wednesday night we had a wonderful time celebrating our school year with all of our Kindergarten friends!  Everyone looked so cute and did a wonderful job singing for their parents!  Congratulations!  (unfortunately the pictures I have include someone who can't be on the blog🙃)

County Fair Day 2017

We had a fantastic time at County Fair Day!  There were so many things to see and do that I was unable to take pictures of everyone!  We are so proud of Mr. Paciulli for learning to fly an airplane. WOW!!! Such an amazing example of determination and going after your goals. We had so much fun!!!









So Many Secret Readers....So Much Fun!!

Over the last several weeks, we have had many secret readers come in!  It has been such a wonderful year full of fun readers and new books.  I truly appreciate everyone taking time out of their busy schedules to be (or arrange) secret readers for your child!



Appology

I just wanted to let everyone know that I realize I am very behind on posting pictures!  Yikes!!  I have been having some technical difficulties, but I am hoping that those are fixed.  Thanks for being patient!

Friday, April 14, 2017

ASCD Conference

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the ASCD conference in Anaheim, California with our principal Mr. Paciulli and a group of my colleagues.  We had the amazing fortune of hearing experts in the field of education speak and network with educators from across the country.





Another Visit From BEEC

Joan from BEEC, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, came in and worked with our Kindergarten around the science topic pushes and pulls. They looked at the ways that animals use pushes and pulls in their environment.  The kids did many fun science experiments!
















Another Great Secret Reader!

We had another really fun secret reader the other day!  This mom read the book The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss.  It is such a classic story.  The Kindergarteners loved it!  Thank you so much for coming to read to us!






Secret Reader Fun!

A short time ago, we had a mom come in to read to the class.  She read one of our Kindergarten classes very favorite book - One by Kathryn Otoshi.  The class really loves this book and enjoyed hearing it again.










Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pushes and Pulls

This week we started a science unit on force and motion.  We covered the following key concepts:
An object starts to move when there is a force. A force is a push or a pull Forces always happen between 2 or more object. A push is a force that moves something away from the pusher. A pull is a force that moves something towards the puller. We did many different science experiments to help learn these key concepts.




Secret Reader Fun!

Last week we had another secret reader come in!  She read the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss!  It is such a funny book!  The students LOVED it!  The kids are having such a great time trying to guess the clues!



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tapping A Tree

We were so lucky to have Heidi Pancake's dad come in and tap a maple tree for us out in the courtyard.  We were able to watch him drill the hole and put in the tap.  We had to hang the bucket up really quickly because the sap started to run right out!







Another Secret Reader

This week we had a big kid friend secret reader.  That was so fun!  He read us the book Waiting Is Not Easy by Mo Willems. He gave each character a funny voice!



MIndfullness

We have been working hard over the last two weeks around the idea of being mindful. We used the books  The Dot  and ...Ish  by Peter H. Reynolds and also Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae. As a group we brainstormed lots of things that we could not do YET,  but also all of the things we can do.  We made fantastic bulletin board highlighting all of our art work and our thinking around this topic.  When you come in for conferences make sure to stop and take a look!



Secret Reader Fun!

Last week we had a Grammie come in and be our secret reader.  She read us several funny books. We had such a fun time listening to them!



Friday, February 17, 2017

Post Office Field Trip

Yesterday we went on a walking field trip to the West Brattleboro Post Office.  There was lots of snow on the ground, but the sidewalks were plowed so we were able to make it!  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!