Happy Holidays!!

Repeat Books

We wrote repeat books in November. Repeat books are books that use the same words on every page. We used our star words as the words to repeat in our books. It is my goal by the end of the year to have a book written by everyone posted on the blog. Enjoy these repeat books written by a few of our amazing writers.

Gingerbread Babies

We read
The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone
The Gingerbread Man by Karen Schmidt
and
The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
and made our own Gingerbread Babies.


Alliterations

Alliteration is the repetition of an initial sound at the beginning of several words in close succession. An example is the Mother Goose tongue-twister,
Writing alliteration is fun and challenging. It forces writers to take a closer look at words, explore phonics and practice inventive spelling. I hope that you enjoy the alliterations that we have been working on in Writing Workshop. As you read the alliterations with your child have them guess what sound the writer chose and try to come up with your own alliterations.
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14 years ago today...

14 years ago today after 36 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing this little "kermudgin" came into the world. As a baby, he loved to listen to stories, ride on his dad's back while he mowed the lawn and would spit the meat out of his baby food.
14 years later he loves to play soccer, is an amazing artist and is finally starting to eat some meat.
Happy Birthday Jack!
We love you more than bubble gum, strawberries and M&Ms!
♥Mom and Dad

Feeling Thankful

feeling thankful for this little indian
this wild indian

this teenage indian (most of the time)

and for s'mores with the boys...
ok I admit I am only thankful for the chocolate
you can have the graham crackers and marshmallows



Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!


There is so much to be thankful for! I am thankful that I have the opportunity to teach these adorable little pilgrims. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends! ♥Jonelle

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Patterns, Patterns, Patterns

We have been busy creating patterns. We have talked about how a pattern repeats over and over again and how you can use letters to represent a pattern. As you look through the patterns have your child practice labeling them giving each part an alphabet-letter name.

Morning Kindergarten Patterns


Afternoon Kindergarten Patterns


Green Acres Is the Place For Me

We had a wonderful trip to Green Acres! Ask your child to tell you something about trees that we talked about on our trip. Ask them what was in the "mystery bags," what we saw in the woods or what the puppet show was about. Looking forward to reading their comments about our trip.


HaPpY HaLlOwEen!

We had a great day at school yesterday! After Writing Workshop, calendar and graphing some bones we were ready to party! In the morning we played pass the pumpkin, Halloween BINGO, made scratch art pumpkins, read a story and danced like spiders. In the afternoon we played pass the pumpkin, read a story, made masks and ate spiders and eyeballs. Thanks to all the parents that helped with our parties!! The kids had a blast! Looking forward to hearing all about Halloween on Monday.


Boo To You!

Got the idea to Boo some classrooms at school from Kindergarten's 3R's blog and downloaded the boo sheets from Carson Dellosa.

First we prepared the Boo Buckets...

Then we Boo'd 3 classes by placing a bucket outside their classroom door, knocking and running around the corner to watch them find it...yes I said we ran in the hallway:)

Getting ready to Boo...

Running back to our room before we get caught...
Laying on the floor watching...
I love how some of the kids thought because they were laying on the floor no one could see us:)
Miss Sloniker finding her Boo Bucket after we had to knock 3 times!!
We got Boo'd back today and got some yummy gummy treats!
Happy Halloween!!