Busy last week!

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It has been a crazy, yet awesome last week in Kindergarten in our class.  I don’t feel like we’ve stopped at all even to breathe!  We started out our week by finishing up with our “ar” words.  We even made pirate hats!  arrrrrr matey!!!!


Our week continued with us using a new app I found called “Counting board”.  We played a game called “mystery number”.  This is where you try and guess the number that the other team has picked out.  Kind of like the old board game “Guess Who”.  The kiddos really enjoy it and it helps so much with number recognition.  If you have an ipad at home I encourage you to try it with your parents, or siblings!


Tuesday we put some sheep in a Jeep!  “ee” were the words we were working on.


Today we read a super funny story called “The Cow that Laid an Egg”.  We had a full on debate and had to support our ideas as to whether we thought the cow laid the egg, or the chicken.  We did some graphing and tallying to go with it!  Our final decision was that the chickens tried to trick the cow and make her feel better by putting the egg under her, Haha!


We had a lot of fun this afternoon.  Since it was our last part of kindergarten I wanted to have some fun, do a few cool activities, but still keep order…phewww!  Can I just tell you, if you have never been in a kindergarten classroom on the last day of school…well actually lets rephrase that.  If you have never been in ANY classroom on the last day of school, I suggest you STAY CLEAR!!!  It’s usually a mad house!  Our kiddos did an incredible job and worked their tails off to the last minute!

I can not say thank you enough to all the parents and families to sent in Oreo’s.  We had 2 boxes missing a few but overall we ended up with WAY more then we needed.  I have had such a great time with your kiddos this year and you all have been incredible parents along the way!  This afternoon we did some graphing with a variety of Oreo flavors.  I had NO IDEA their were so many different kinds!  Smores, Cupcake, Peanut Butter, Birthday Cake, Strawberries and Creme, holy moly we were in cookie heaven!  My kiddos know just how much I LOVE cookies!


We finished up our Ocean unit today by taste testing some ocean water.  I don’t think they were impressed with me!  Haha  They didn’t like the salty taste and many said it made their lips pucker!

Sea Water

Once they tasted the real ocean water we made some fake “Ocean water”.  They liked that a lot more.  We combined sprite, sugar, coconut extract, and blue color.  Of course we had to top it off with some fish swimming around as well!  Boy was it yummy!!!


Testing is DONE!

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We started and completed all of our Galileo reading and math testing this week!  YAHOO!  I can’t believe we did it all in one week.  A HUGE thanks goes out to all the kiddos for being so patient this week while we really focused on getting all our tests taken.  The best part is, they did so well!  As a class our averages went up 20% in each subject!  That’s awesome!  Next week we will be finishing up the last few people for Dibels.  The end is near!



Thank you!

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I want to thank all of my incredible students for making me feel so special on Tuesday, my Birthday.  From the minute I walked in they were so excited to share my special day with me.  They definitely made a girl feel loved!  We did an estimation activity….not too sure if this was a good idea or not, haha. It was so cute! One of them said “Mrs. Young are you 90 now?” Another said “She’s not old, her name is Young!” I guess I can truly be forever young!


We need your help!

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Hi Parents and friends!  We need your help!  I have recently been doing a lot of research on coding, computer programming and even how to get our kinder friends connected.  Coding and computer programming are becoming the way of the future and have even found their place in the 21st century classroom.  Dash and Dot will allow our kiddos to learn these basic skills to hopefully light a fire inside them and perk their interest into a future job the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) field.  I have put in a www.donorschoose.com post to get help to fund this project.  I’d love to have this class of students be able to experience this awesome robot before school is out for the summer.  Please consider donating a few dollars.  Any little bit will help to get our kiddos excited about learning for the future.  All your have to do is go to


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It seems like spring has arrived at Peralta Trail Elementary.  We have seen a few crazy critters on campus this week.  I am not telling you this to freak you out.  We just want everyone to keep an extra eye out and make sure everyone’s safe.  If you see a critter please do not hurt it, but tell an adult right away!

Spider1 Spider2 Spider3

We Gonoodle!

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Gonoodle.com is an extremely important part of our day.  We all can get a little squirrelly after focusing so hard and for so long on our school work and assessments.  The videos you will find on Gonoodle are quick and help to get our bodies moving and our brains refocused. We love doing directed movement or free dances!  Get up and try some with your kiddos at home!




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Thank you all for stopping by our Kindergarten blog!  Here you will find updates on all the exciting learning opportunities that are going on in our classroom, upcoming events and student successes.  Make sure you stop by often to see what we’re up to and leave a message for us! We can’t wait to have you on this learning journey with us!