Wednesday, November 21, 2012

We Feasted...

Every year my kindergarten class has a feast.  We make pie, turkey roll ups, celery and toppings, fruit salad, and top it off with a delicious holiday drink.  We dress as pilgrims, make our own native american place mats, and visit with our friends.  It is always fun.

This year was no exception although anyone else out there who teaches two sessions of K???  Do you notice that each class is so profoundly different?  My AM class was so calm and mild mannered, delicately eating their food.  My PM class was all boisterous and spilling cranberry juice right and left...haha.  I promise I teach them in the same way, discipline them similarly  we have the same management system?  It always amazes me how different they can be.  Each class takes on its own personality.

Anyway, I am feeling pretty grateful this year... not only do I have a job I love and am passionate about, I get to hang out with those adorable faces.  I am also married to my very best friend and we have 3 incredible kiddos.  Life is sweet.  I hope you are able to find gratitude tomorrow as we pause for a day of thanks.  The hubsters and I are finally all settled in at my parents home (it was a long drive with too many potty stops for my 4 year old) and the kids are actually asleep (it is super hard to go to sleep when your cousins are there to play with) my desert is made and in the fridge and my dad is downstairs prepping the turkey for tomorrow.  whew.  The real question is do we even look at the sale ads?  I have to admit that now that Black Friday is Black Thursday I am WAY less into it... I am not about anything cramping on my Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Last Week....

Last week was all about fire safety.  We were super busy, what with a field trip and all.  I know I am not the only kinder teacher out there who is beyond tired after taking those kidlets on a field trip, whew!  I meant to hop on here over the weekend and show a glimpse of our centers this week but I had too much catching up to do.  My kiddos and my house were in desperate need of a mother... and a housekeeper.  So better late than never here is a glimpse at last week's centers...

We also discussed what to do in an emergency, and thanks to Mr. Harry we were able to discuss what constitutes an emergency.  If you haven't figured it out by now I am a HUGE fan of Harry Kindergarten!  

This week is all about Thanksgiving... pictures coming tomorrow!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Field Trip

I am beyond tired... 41 kinder kiddos on a field trip... today.  Whew.  In total there were over 120 kiddos on our field trip the 41 were just the ones that belong to me... they had a GREAT time.  Our firemen are pretty amazing and they put together one incredible field trip.  Check it out:

 Getting off the bus.  Our class went to the firehouse park first while the other group checked out the fire station, yep that's me in the plaid... pictures of me are a rare find, enjoy.  
This is my favorite kindergartener in the entire world, because she belongs to me... that's my daughter!
We all had so much fun at the park look how happy these monkeys are! 

 After a quick snack it was our turn to head across the street to check out the fire station.
 Each of the kidlets got to spray the hose... it was their favorite part.

 Here I am with about a quarter of my class... I am the luckiest teacher ever... they are so precious.
 Then we got to check out the fire trucks.

Then we went inside the fire station and the firemen taught about fire safety and all of their cool gear.

Here is my whole group (most of them anyway).  In front of the truck. Ready to head back to school. 

Such a fun day, the kids learned a ton and had a blast.  However I am glad that I do not always have 40+ kiddos in my tiny classroom... whew.

Tomorrow's FRIDAY!  Woo Hoo!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Going on down to the fire station...

We are going on our first field trip of the year on Thursday, to the fire station. The kiddos love it. Our firefighters are amazing and do such a great job! To accompany this field trip we are using Kinder Gals unit (which is AWESOME, FYI) Click on the image below to head to the blog post about this unit and link to Kinder Gals TpT store.

Here is a sneak peek of what I was putting in my pocket chart on Friday...

I am so excited to share more with you about his incredible unit.  I will post about all of our week's activities on Friday.  As well as a GREAT FREEBIE.  See you then.

Happy Teaching

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Assessment Time....

Report cards and SEP's are just around the corner, eek!  Report card testing is NOT my favorite part of teaching.  I hate filling out report cards and testing, testing, testing.  Despite my lack of excitement I will be spending time the next two weeks making sure my kidlets are where they need to be. To make this task a little more bearable I made a quick and easy assessment sheet to keep myself organized and make all that record keeping a bit easier. Here is a copy of the assessment form that I made for our team to use.  Feel free to snag a copy for yourself.  Just click on the image below.

Freebie Fridays

Happy Testing.