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!!!


Shoparoo App

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Hello parents and friends!  I just wanted to let you know again about an awesome app called “Shoparoo” that your need to download to your smart phones.  It is a fundraising way our school can earn money by going about our normal routine!  No joke!

Here’s how it works…


It’s that simple!!!!

I know most of you have smart phones so lets all be smart together and earn some FREE money for the school!  So get on your phones right now and find the logo below and download it!  This month’s parents who are leading are Alieyna (Desiree) and JoJo (Rustie)!


Kindergarten Pride Assembly

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Today was our last Pride Ceremony of the year!  Our Kinder friends got the chance to perform for the whole school and can I tell you, they were pretty awesome!  They brought us on an adventure to the zoo and then had some snacks during a picnic!


JoJo is our 2015-2016 student of the year for our class!  JoJo has shown exceptional skills not only academically, but also socially.  He is such a polite your gentleman who is always caring and encouraging to his fellow classmates. He helps out without needing to be asked and always comes to school prepared, ready to learn and do his best each and every day.  I am so proud of all the accomplishments JoJo has made this year and I am truly honored to be his Kindergarten teacher.  You will do amazing in First Grade!  Keep up the great work JoJo!  You will be missed dearly!


Strings & Band Performance

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On Tuesday this week our older kids in strings and band got a chance to perform a few songs for the school to enjoy.  I have to admit it it quickly brought back a lot of memories of myself playing in the junior high band.  I was so impressed with their last number (I’ve attached a video clip of them performing it).  Way to go Bobcats!


“Arrr Matey”, Skype Conference and Sealife kind of day!

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Today was a pretty busy day!  We started our week off by taking a look at words that have “ar” in them.  We came up with all different kinds of words that we use each day.  The cool things is we got to act like pirates and got to practice our best pirate “arrrrr’s”, haha!  The kiddos had a lot of fun!


Next we moved onto a virtual collaboration activity on Skype with a kindergarten class in Atlanta Georgia!  We got to play a super cool game called “Mystery Animal”.  Each classes asked each other yes or no questions as they were trying to figure out what animal each other picked.  This really helped our question formation skills.

mystery animal

In the afternoon we did some measurement.  We worked on non-standard units of measurement with crabs and starfish to measure different sea creatures.  They did such a great job.


Field Day!

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Yesterday we got a chance to take a break from academics for a little while and go outside for some good ol’ fashion fun in the sun!  Coach Parker and many volunteers outdid themselves!  The kiddos had a fantastic time that they will remember for many years to come!

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Wednesday we moo’d our way through a super cool word game!  We got to practice reading oo words and got to have a lot of fun at the same time.  Students pick out a word from the bucket.  If they can read the word they get to keep it.  If they can’t, they have to throw it back in the bucket.  Watch out for the cows or you loose ALL your words!  Try it at home!





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Wednesday was a day all about seahorse inspired by Eric Carle’s book Mister Seahorse.  We learned about some awesome Seahorse facts, and got to learn about watercolor paints by making our own seahorse. Their works of art are up on the SeeSaw app! Make sure to check them out!