Friday, December 16, 2011

Polar Express Party!!!

We had so much fun during our Polar Express party!!  The kids came all dressed in their pajamas!  They all looked so cute!!!

We started our morning by making our Christmas trees!  They loved it!






Then Santa came by to visit!!!!
Then we played 2 rounds of musical chairs!!!


Winner 1

Winner 2

We watched the Polar Express and drank yummy hot chocolate!  The kids loved visiting the Hot Chocolate Bar we had set up!  The picked the toppings for their yummy cup!

Merry Christmas Amazing Monkeys!!!!



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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Program

Our Kindergarten Christmas Program was today and the kids did GREAT!!  They were just singing their little hearts out!  Thanks Amazing Monkeys for working so hard and singing so beautifully today!  I was a proud teacher!!
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!!!

Spelling out Christmas!


We had a "special delivery" for Chloe from Santa!  Her uncle arrived back from a long tour in Iraq!  Wowsers!!  This made me cry, cry, cry!  So SWEET!!!!

Merry Christmas!

It seems we have had one monkey after another celebrating birthdays!!!

Happy Birthday Kam Kam!  I hope you have an awesome birthday today!!!

Happy Birthday Cody!  I hope you had the best birthday ever!!!

The Birthday Boys!!!!

Lots of Christmas CHEER coming soon.....stay tuned!!!


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Birthday!

We have been so busy learning about Thanksgiving!  We have had so much fun, though!  I truly LOVE this time of year!  It seems the kiddos are really into school and learning and WANT to know all about the first Thanksgiving and the pilgrims!  I also LOVE hearing about what they are thankful for!  It truly warms my heart!  I LOVE this age!!!
We learned about the pilgrims long ago and how we are still the same today and how we are different.

They REALLY enjoyed learning about the Mayflower and what life was like for the pilgrims on that journey!

We learned the parts of a turkey and made our can, have, are chart!

Here are our Five Fat Turkeys hanging up in the room!

LOVE the leaf-pile kids!  They turned out so cute!  They wrote about fall!

Here are our turkeys....trying not to get eaten!  My favorite is Eat more cucumbers!  Ha!

We made pilgrims and Native Americans!  Both turned out precious!



It says.....I am thankful for my teacher.  She teaches me lots of stuff.  I love math workstations!  I love you too Chloe!
Here are the little turkeys!

Happy

Thanksgiving

To

You!
Finally, we had our first classroom birthday!
Happy Birthday, Carson!
I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
I love that sweet girl!

Happy Thanksgiving to your families!  I hope you count your blessings and have a wonderful relaxing day!




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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We have been SUPER busy monkeys, lately!  Here is some of the fall fun happening in our room!
We had lots of fun labeling the parts of our apples!


We are sooo thankful we can now read sooo many words!

We made these AWESOME scarecrows!  Just wait 'till you read the book on his belly!


Our Indians were a lot of fun to make!  We are working on reading and writing our number words!


We LOVE the rhyme Five Fat Turkeys!  They loved making the trees and the turkeys!!!

Here we are on Veterans Day!
We had a lot of fun making our veterans and flags!


I had to go home sick that day....YUCK!! So our writing did not get done....which made me sad!

Stay tuned.....pilgrims and the Mayflower coming up!  I love this time of year!!!


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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

 We have had a blast leading up to this CRAZY day!  First....here are some pictures of us in our batty centers and Halloween centers!  We had so much fun!
Spooky roll and count was a favorite!  They rolled 10 objects in the cup, spilled, and recorded answers on a 10 frame!  The learned about the different combinations of 10!

Greater than less than!  They had fun turning the "alligator mouth"!

Pattern Bats!

This was a favorite!  They made a bat with their hands and feet and measured him using different objects...their favorite was candy corn!

The beginning of workjobs!  They all started with putting 10 bats on their mats!  We will move on to numbers, addition, subtraction, and fair shares!

Pumpkin Cootie!  Sooo fun!

Polka dot pumpkins!  Count, color, and write the number!

Jack-O'-Lantern patterns!

This was another fave!  Math read the room!  They had to walk around and find those pictures on their sheet!  When they found it they had to "read" the number!  The numbers were written all different "math" ways!

In the middle of this madness was Red Ribbon Week!  We had to make green faces because Kindergarten is green!  Soooo... We made precious green faces for the gym wall!  I told them it looked like they all made Shreks and Fiona's!  LOL!

We began our Math Journals....which I am loving!  Here is an example of one of our prompts.   There are 3 trees.  There are 2 bats in each tree.  How many bats are there in all.  Oh....this is good stuff!  We are learning the key words, what we need to do to figure out the answer and how to put it all together!  They are loving it and so am I!

Here we are.....all ready to fly our bats!




Bat flying is super fun!
We had an opportunity to go to the outdoor learning center to hear Mrs. Landsley read us a story about bats!  She was super impressed with our knowledge about these mammals!  I giggled and told her we have been studying them for a week.  She still said no other class used all those big words...like: nocturnal, mammals, and her favorite echolocation!  Way to go amazing monkeys!  I know ya'll are amazing!!!!

She is showing us the plant that has the flowers that look like a bat face!



Blurry but can't you see the bat face!  Soooo neat!
This is the second time we went to the garden to see the different types of webs that spiders can make.  Check out this cool funnel web!

Here we are with our science journals!  We love the outdoor learning garden!   Up next.....acorns and oak trees!
OKAY......on to Halloween!  WOW!  What a fun day!!!!  Here are some highlights!
Trick-Or-Treat!

Cuteness!

Sweetness!

Awesomeness!

Coolness!

Fantabulous!


Okay so now on to the party!!!!!






Yummy food, good friends, and fun music!!!!  Check 'em out....they love dancing!
Chloe showing off mom's awesome spider cupcakes!

Cass showing off mom's awesome pumpkin cookies!
They loved all the yummy food!  Now on to some Halloween party games!
Ready to play musical chairs to spooky music!

The winner!

The winners of pass the broom!

Soo cute!

I will leave you with this little gem.....Teaching Kindergarten is SWEET!
Happy Halloween Everyone!



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