Thursday, December 18, 2014

All Aboard!!

It's Polar Express Day in Kindergarten!

Cookie brought us a gift from the North Pole!

It's a bell from Santa's sleigh!

Our train!

Cheers to a fun day!

Meet Our Elf!

Hi Everyone!
It's been awhile since I posted anything and I apologize.  Early last week while snapping some pictures in the classroom my camera completely broke!  Luckily, I was able to get it replaced since it's only a few months old.  On December 1, an elf arrived for our classroom.  He is quite cute and was affectionately named, Cookie.  He gets into a lot of mischief in the room.  Here are a few fun pictures....

He found one of my expo markers and drew mustaches and beards on all of the kids!

He brought us a zero shaped treat for day number 70!
Cookie even brought us a small tree for our classroom.
Just hangin' around in the letter e!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fifty is Nifty!

We had soooo much fun last Tuesday as we celebrated the 50th day of school.  Come see more pictures on the Photos page.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Who Can It Be?

Recess has been inside for over a week!  The kids really need to get outside but today there was lots of creativity happening in kindergarten!  Can you identify this character from a favorite holiday classic?  He's green and mean!  Still need help?

Meet the Grinch and his dog!!

Then, during the afternoon recess, the blocks came back out!  And now, I present.....

Pete the Cat
And finally Pete all dressed up as Santa!

I am in awe of these smart kiddos each day!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Power of Making a Class Book!

Recently we finished our class book Jack-o-Lantern, Jack-o-Lantern, What Do You See?  It was in production for awhile after reading the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.  We brainstormed things a jack-o-lantern might see during the Fall or Halloween and then illustrated our ideas.  This adaptation from the original is called a "copy-change."  The book was sitting on the counter after I published it and a large group of our class noticed it and snatched it up!  Luckily my camera is always near and I was able to capture this precious moment of the group reading it together.  Watching this transpire, it reconfirmed my belief in how powerful it is when kids write their own books...if they write it, they will read it!  Our collection of class books is growing and they truly are the favorite reads in our room.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Spooktacular Halloween!

We had such a great time on Thursday dressing up at school.  Our party was awesome and a special thanks goes out to the parents who helped plan it.  Click on the Photos tab to take a peek at more of the pictures from our fun day.

Friday, October 31, 2014

We "Witch" You a Happy Halloween!

Dear Class,
I hope you enjoyed your day off today!!  I was lonely in the classroom without you!  Have fun trick-or-treating tonight.  See you Monday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Say "Hello" to Our Sharecrow!

Last week, the kindergartners created a "sharecrow" in the Hilton Habitat to provide food for the birds and other wildlife during the chilly winter months. Visit the "Photos" page to "meet" him!!  A special thanks to the parents who helped us that day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Down on Boyert's Farm

Come see all of the pictures from our trip to the farm last week!! Click on the "Photos" tab at the top.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Can you se3 it?

As you read in my previous post, today is day 30.  During our math lesson, Brooke exclaimed, "I see a 3 in the tree and it's just perfect for today, isn't it Mrs. Gagné?"  I processed this for a moment then went to look out the window and exclaimed, "Oh my gosh! I see it, Brooke!!"  Well, all of the extra curious kindergartners came running to the window of course to see it, too.  The three in the tree!!!  AMAZING!

One more picture....

Happy 30th Day!

Zero the Hero stopped by again today as we celebrated day 30!!!  He left a special treat as he always does but he really made the kindergartners think today.  As you can see it was Twizzlers (yum!!) but the kids quickly told me that he must have made a mistake.  After a few minutes they figured out just what to do!

Greetings From Boyert's Farm!

We had such a great time last week at the farm!  I took sooo many pictures.  Here's a sneek peek.  I will post the rest later today or tomorrow.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Apple Fun!

We had fun learning about apples last week as we prepared for our upcoming trip to the farm.  The class loved the story about the little red house with no doors and windows and a star on the inside!  Can you guess what that may be?  We also did some tasting to determine which variety of apple we like best.

There's the star!
This is the little red house with no doors and windows and the star on the inside!

Hmmm...what does the graph tell you?

How about now?

Which kind of apple had the most?  Least?  What else can you tell from the graph?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We are off to a great start!

Making our friendship salad!

"Read to Self"

Hot off the's our first class book!

How many kindergartners can fit into a circle of unifix cubes?

Our first few days of school have been lots of fun!  We have been busy getting to know one another and learning all of our important procedures.  I am enjoying this adorable class immensely!

I am adding more pictures of our first days into the Photo Album.  Click on the "Photos" link above to take a peek.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hip, Hip, Hooray! It's Our First Day!

We had an AWESOME first day of Kindergarten!!  The class was full of smiles, excitement and energy as we started our year today.

Look at this adorable class!

A very good sign! The question today was
"Are you excited that it's our first day of

Making first day self portraits
Opening our package from the Magic Sound Star Factory!
"Oh magic sound stars, make these Kindergartners smart..."
Our letter from the Magic Sound Star Factory

There are more pictures in our Photo Album.  Click on the "Photos" tab at the top.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Welcome to Kindergarten!

It's almost time for kindergarten to start!  Are you getting excited?  I am!   I hope your summer has been filled with lots of fun!   I have been really busy moving everything from my website to this blog!  So welcome to my first post!  The pages are beginning to fill up with more and more content.  I can't wait to meet my new class so I can begin taking pictures to post.

Enjoy every beautiful moment of summer...get outside!  See you soon!