Monday, February 28, 2011

We Love Llama Llama...

We continue to work on listening for rhyming words. Anna Dewdney has written several adorable books about Llama Llama. The books all make great use of rhymes while telling a wonderful story. We just love the way Mama can always calm little Llama Llama down and also reassure him of her love! We borrowed one of the titles from our school library and even borrowed one from another school in our district so we could enjoy them. We are hoping to get our own copies of all the books soon and have them become a permanent part of our classroom library!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sight Words List 1...

Note there is a new section to our blog. It's located at the top of the page just under the heading. It's titled: Reading Links and Downloads. Over time you will be able to click on that page and find downloadable sight words, links to games and other materials designed to support parents as they work with their Kindergarten child with reading at home. Since this is our first downloadable page, I will post it here. In the future, look for it on the Reading Links & Downloads page.

Here is our first downloadable list of sight words. Feel free to print them out and use them as flash cards with your child. Please note each word appears several times in different fonts to help with recognition of the word in a variety of printing or publishing styles. Check back often for more links and downloads.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We are Stylin'...

We recently received the "Stylish Blogger Award". It was given to us by Mrs. Pearce at the "I Can, You Can, Toucan Classroom Blog. Thank you Mrs. Pearce for presenting this award to our blog!

The rules for receiving the award include:

1.Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Award 5 recently discovered great bloggers.

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

Since this blog is about our Kindergarten classes, how about we share 7 things about the Kindergarten kids? (not in any order)
  • We LOVE Center Time (free choice activities)
  • We LOVE reading
  • We like playing ABC Games
  • We like Tub Time (Math)
  • We Love Computer Lab & Gym
  • We Love our teacher
  • We like the Big Blue Book (Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Activities)
Other bloggers we sent this award to include:

Our friends at

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day '11

We had fun at our Valentine's Day parties. We finally got to take home our bag of Valentine's from all of our classmates. Our parents helped with treats and games to make our party a fun time for all. Thanks to the parents for all their help!
(Having a bit of technical difficulties with our video. Please check back later. Thanks for your patience)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

100 Days of School...

Friday was the 100th Day of School for us. We were so excited! Since our very first day, we have been counting every day that we have been in Kindergarten. Along the way, we have learned to count by 1's, 5's & 10's. Reaching 100 days has been a major milestone for us. We each brought in 100 tiny treats. We mixed them all together and made a great snack.
We did 100 exercises, made fun hats, ate and danced. We had a lot of fun!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another Snow Day....

The Blizzard of 2011 still has us in it's grip!
Looks like we'll have another Snow Day tomorrow. Hopefully we'll all be back at school on Monday!
My dog Lola loves the snow!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter Storm...Early Spring....

Well, it looks like the majority of our kids predicted correctly about the groundhog this year. He did NOT see his shadow. So despite school being closed today andtomorrow due to the "Blizzard of 2011", it looks like Punxsutawney Phil is predicting an early spring! And if you ask me...not a moment too soon! ;-)
Here's a video of Phil in action:
And here are a few photos of what was outside of my doors this morning:
What a drift...this fence is about 4ft high!

Can't find the street!

Spring can't come soon enough for me! ;-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Groundhog Guesses....

Today we made our guesses on if we think the groundhog will see his shadow or not tomorrow. The predictions were 11 YES and 29 NO. The fact that we are in the verge of what is said to be the worst blizzard in decades had a huge impact on our guesses! Most of us figured with the bulk of the snow expected tomorrow morning, that little fellow has very little chance of seeing his shadow. It all remains to be seen tomorrow! We'll have to wait until February 3rd to talk about it in class because school has already been cancelled for tomorrow! Hope everyone can stay safe, dry and warm! Enjoy your snow day Kindergarten friends!