Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow at School

Today started off as any day would here in our class.  We had our morning meeting where we began discussing the upcoming Chinese New Year.  We went to PE 9:00.  By 9:30, everything was turning white.  We were all getting a little anxious about the weather and wondering when we would get the word that we were having early dismissal.  Well, that did not come until 11:00.  School was to dismiss at 11:30.

It has been chaos for us the staff, but all has been fine for the children.  We have kept them entertained with centers, a movie and now we are using the iPads.  Surprising the children are not asking questions about going home.  They are just having a good time.  And that is important to me.  Not one child is showing any sign of stress.  They just seem to be enjoying themselves and each others company.

Here is what it looks like outside our classroom.

And here are the children enjoying their iPads.

If your child is still here at school, please know that they are being well cared for and are having a good time with their friends.  Please do not worry about the children.  We are all warm, well fed, and fine.

Monday, November 25, 2013

November Art

We have some real artists in our class.  Take a look at these!!

These wonderful pictures were created by first giving the paper a watercolor wash using purple, yellow, orange, and green.  We then did a scarecrow in a cornfileld using oil pastels.  Aren't they pretty!!

Here we did cornucopia with markers.  The project involed reading the color word for each object.

These are indians we did.  This was a follow the direction activity.  I would draw and shape and the children would copy what I did.

We wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels.

A Look Into Our Classroom

It has a while since I have posted.  Here is a look at some of what we have been doing.

Some of our fall art.  We loved painting these leaves.

Here are some pics of centers.

We use the ipads weekly in our class.  We are so lucky to have a set for the kindergarten classes to use.

The Vestavia Hills firefighters visited us and talked to us about fire safert at home.  We also learned a lot about what is on the fire engine.

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Apple Picking Time!!!!

Be on the lookout for some yummy apple activities this week!

Teddy Bears!!!

We had Teddy Bear Day in class this past Friday.  It was so much fun seeing all those cute bears.  We did some graphing activities with the bears  Take a look.

Some of our graphing questions were
     Is your bear brown?
     Is your bear wearing clothes?
     Does your bear have a black nose?

We did a measuring activity with the bears.  Using the UNIFIX CUBES, we measured the ears, arms, legs, and height of the bears.  We recorded our answers.  

We used several different kinds of manlipulatives to make teddy bears.

We love our teddy bears and we loved Teddy Bear Day!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Class Update 9-3-13

Hi!  I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  We are now back at school and seem to be settling into our routine.  Below you will see our class news for this week.  If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me.
I will be posting more photos from class later this week.