Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Newsletter...

Hi parents!  Here is a copy of our weekly newsletter!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

January 27

With my best,

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Read the Room!

Today we had the grand opening of the last center in our classroom--Read the Room!  The kids are LOVING it!  When the visit the center, the choose a pointer, get their recording sheet, and off they go throughout the room to find words!
Here are a few pictures...
This is our pointer bucket!  We have word swatters, fly swatters, paint sticks, finger pointers, rulers, bubble wands, and animal pointers!

This is the sheet that have to use to record words they find!  If you want a copy, see below!

Tatum was our first friend to visit the center!  She found the word "cat!"

Here she is recording her word on her sheet! :)

Read the Room Words

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We are 100 days smarter!!

Here is a picture adventure from our 100th day celebrations! 
They were surprised by the sign on the door!  What a great way to start the day!

Mrs. Kimbrell made tie-dyed cupcakes for the 100th day!

"What did you bring for your 100th day collection?"

Close-up of the chart!

Station 1: Count fruit loops (100) using our couting mats.
Station 2: String the fruit loops to make a necklace!
Station 3: Writing (What would you like 100 of?  What would you not like 100 of?)
Station 4: Dots to 100!
Station 5: 100th day hats!
Station 6: Drawing what we will look like when we are 100 years old!

Jharai, Stillman, Russ and Kenzie counting!

Riley, Elizabeth Kate, Greyson and Braden drawing what they will look like
when they are 100 years old!

Gabriel, Grayson and Autumn writing about what they would/would not like.

Riley, Jackson and Andy doing "Dots to 100!"

R.J., Naveah and Mary Margaret making their hats!
Stillman stringing his fruit loops!

Braden being silly! :)

Autumn writing her dots!

Jackson and Tatum making hats!

Close-up of our counting mat!


Thanks to Rachelle for the writing station page!

Close-up of Dots to 100!

Grayson making his 100th day hat with AU's and tiger paws!

Miss Ashley and Makentis coloring his hat!

Thanks again to Rachelle for the great 100th day packet!

Last, but not least, here are our finished MLK projects!

They turned out so cute!

Happy 100th Day!

Happy 100th Day of School!

Today is our 100th Day of SCHOOL!!!!  Stay tuned for our 100th day activities!!!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. and the 100th Day!

I hope you had a wonderful three day weekend!  We came back today rested and refreshed and ready to learn!  We started the day off learning all about Martin Luther King Jr.  We've read these books...

Martin's Big Words

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr.

We also saw a short video from National Geo Kids:

Finally, sweet Erin Eberhart so graciously shared her MLK packet that is absolutely fabulous!  We wrote about our dreams!  Here are a few...
"M D F M L K B U"
R.J. said "My dream is for Martin Luther King Jr. to come back alive."

"i have a jrem that evree budee wil have a home."
Kenzie said "I hav ea dream that everybody will hav ea home."

"My dream is pelpel be nis to me."
Jackson's dream is for people to be nice to him.

"I d w to nobld to ge h"
Mary Margaret's dream is for "nobody to get hurt."

During centers we shifted gears into the 100th day of school!  This special day is coming up on Thursday!  Here are a few pictures of the collections sent in from home!

J.J. counting out his 100 macaroni noodles!

We have our collections hanging in our room!

Puff balls, acorns, marshmallows and beads!

Cereal, beans, legos and corn kernals!

Cheese balls, Q-tips, and noodles!

For my teacher friends, here is a sneak peak of a Valentine I made for the class!  They turned out pretty cute! :)
Happy Birthday MLK Jr.!
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our classroom scientists...

Thanks again to for her precious mini-scientists and poster!  We had so much fun making them this week!  We have proudly displayed them above our science center!

Braden and Riley gluing their scientists!

Hanging above our science center!

They are TOOOO cute! :)

J.J. is being a "scientist" and investigating the frogs!

Happy Friday!
Happy Birthday to our Braden!