Monday, August 14, 2017

2017-2018 Before the Beginning

Welcome, soon to be parents of a kindergarten child!
Soon this page will be filled with our weekly newsletter and other musings plus an occasional sneak peek at my family life.  We are all patiently (?) waiting to get the thumbs up to get into our classrooms after a summer of construction.
But, YAY! Air conditioning!
Please contact me with any questions or comments or concerns you might have.  
You can text or phone me at
I do prefer text but if you need to phone
please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you asap.  You can also find me on facebook and instagram. 
We have a kindergarten facebook page, too, check us out once things get going for the year!

Friday, June 2, 2017

2017 Week 38 THE END!

Well, not only are we getting ready for Sorcha's graduation and a family gathering (new ceilings included)...but we are taking care of baby bunnies!  
Which will just grow up to eat my apple trees!  
What are we thinking?  
Oh, I know, they are sooooo cute!

 Our last round of morning challenges were:
playdo!  (dividing into equal fourths was the skill!)
 spinning tops!
 and building blocks!
 Guess what's coming up?  As soon as it warms up that is!
 We made our final page in our memory book!
(I feel the same way!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!)
 Here's another summer birthday...
 We are the kings and queens of kindergarten!

 We made treasure chests of star words!
 Another summer birthday!
 Here's our last centers:
Pokey Pin first grade words...

 Play do animal creations...

Mirror, Mirror star words...

 and finally writing our friends' names one last time...

Here it is...

We finally had our squirt gun fun!
Really, why was I the wettest?

On our last day we solved TANGRAMS...

Our very last morning message.
The last day is always a bittersweet time!
 And they are off!
Happy Graduation Class of 2017!
 Mr. Harper held our Kindergarten Spring Concert!
What to go, kids!
 Let me leave you with this final shot!
You! The parents participating WITH your kindergartener,
doing the TOOTY TA!
Thank you for a very wonderful year!
And now for next week....
Ha! Enjoy your summer with your child!
P.S. Here's a few photos from social media, thanks for sharing!

Plus one last photo...This will be your k kids in just 12 short years...believe me, it'll go unbelievably quick ! Enjoy every phase of your child's life!
And congrats, Sorcha!

Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 Week 37 Animals and Oxbow Park!

Welcome to our 2nd to the last blog for the year!
You are not going to want to miss next week's blog with the graduation pictures of the k kids!
Stay tuned...

We've so many birthdays this week as we celebrate summer and May birthdays!
We've been learning about different types of animals this week. For this project we wrote about animals that might not make a good pet!
Tuesday morning was
Pastries for Parents! 
Thanks to all who came for breakfast!

Tuesday was also cupcake day on our special count down days! What yummy fun! Scroll down for more pictures!
We made these cutie pie turtles last week. 
This week we reviewed reptiles, mammals, fish, and birds!
Oh, aren't these adorable?

Here's another animal kingdom review...

Here's the cupcake bar in action!

My son ordered a product from Amazon without clearing the cart (my wishlist!), so bonus for the k kids, we got magnatiles to play with!
Here's our last regular morning challenges of the year:

Adult animals and offspring...

And animal puzzles...

These birthday treats are adorable!
We made book bags for summer reading!  We worked so hard on gaining reading levels this year, reading during the summer can help so the kiddos do not have the
 'summer slide' 
where they lose some of those hard earned skills!
Tuesday's centers were actually on Wednesday and included:
Man-made vs. Nature sort...

One more with elephants and big numbers...

Elephants and subtraction...

Kangaroo Syllables...

On Thursday the 4th graders hosted the Oregon Trail for us!  What fun project based learning experience for us!

Here we are crossing the Platte river...

We ran out of food with 800 miles to go! Thank goodness, Dannika was a good shot and bagged us a buffalo!

We made it! We went from Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon 2000 miles and learned so much along the way!

Thursday's centers included:
Counting by 2s zebras...

Secret sight words...
(my camera is failing sorry...missed a few pics here)
'Going to the Zoo' word building...
Giraffe tallies...

Good reads...

Here's tons of pics from our field trip to Oxbow Park Zollman Zoo near Byron...Thanks to all who volunteered!

And now for our final week:
Assess and review 
Big News...
The end of the year celebration for Kindergarten is as follows:
Fools’ 5 reward movie in the morning.

At 11:45 the K Kids and their families will eat hot lunch
or a lunch brought from home.

At 12:2O we will head to our rooms for summer packets and k diplomas.

At 12:3O Mr. Harper will host the
Kindergarten Spring Concert!

After the concert, the K Kids are
dismissed for the YEAR!


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