Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mr. L is In, but Out Tomorrow.

I will be filling in for our principal, Ms. Shelby, tomorrow.  Your Kindergartner will be enjoying a wonderful guest teacher.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We Are Respectful

We are working on being Respectful Kindergarteners.  Which, as you know can be a really tough job.  Luckily our good friend Ms. Marissa from University of Portland has made another wonderful poster to help remember what it looks like to be Respectful.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

What We Are Reading Next Week: Pat Hutchins

Next week we are reading classic children's author, Pat Hutchins.
This is a very small sampling of her work.  More books are on the way from Multnomah County Library.  Thank you Ms. Rolfe for the recommendation! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Learning Not To Mask Our Feelings

Yesterday was Halloween and although we didn't wear our costumes to school- we did make some pretty cool masks.

Friday, October 25, 2013

What We Are Reading Next Week: Jan Thomas

Next week we will be reading books by Jan Thomas.  These books are short, funny and pretty easy to read, 
just like your Kindergartner.  

Since Halloween is Thursday, we will have a few spooky reads as well.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Another Amazing Parent!

We had yet another one of our amazing parents stop by today.  Sophie's dad Aaron stopped by to volunteer.  He read her favorite book, Sophie's Squash.  
We all loved having Aaron stop by our room today, but of course-  nobody enjoyed it more than Sophie!

Parents & Grandparents, We have so many amazing parents signing up to volunteer in our class that our online volunteer calendar is filling up.  Reserve your spots today!

Two Great Online Resources for our Kinder-Readers

Did you know that thanks to our our amazing School Librarian, Ms. Rolf, our school has access to Tumble Books?   What are Tumble Books?  They are Animated, Talking Picture Books.  

We also have access to another great online resource: World Books.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Owen!

Today was the big 0 -6 for Owen.  His mom came in with a great book for our class, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons!  
She also brought some super cool party hats and really fun stencil rulers.

Happy Birthday Owen!

Friday, October 18, 2013

We Are Reading Even Mo Books Next Week!

If your Kindergartner tries to drag you to the library this weekend to get a Mo Willems book, it is totally my fault.  We had a great time reading a ton of his books this last week.  Next week we are reading all of the Elephant & Piggie and Pigeon books that we could find.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What Does That Music Sound Like?

Here is what we did in Music Class this week.  Our Music Teacher, Ms. P. played the piano and we had to listen to the music and "take the appropriate steps."

Friday, October 11, 2013

Mo Books!

Next week we will be reading books by Mo Willems.   Your Kindergartner will fall in love with his wonderful sense of humor.  I'm sure by the end of next week they will all be wanting Mo!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our Very Friendly Caterpillar

This week, since we have been reading a lot of Eric Carle books, we decided to make a Very Big Caterpillar of our own.

Ms. Marissa traced out the segments of the caterpillar and we painted them.

Then we cut them out and glue them together.
Our Very Friendly Caterpillar now greets everyone outside our door!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

All Aboard The Reading Train

Today we decided to try reading our small books in a different way.  
We decided to form a Reading Train.  As you can see everyone had their own book.

We read through our small books and then when the train whistle blew we handed our book to the person in front of us.  (The Engine gave his book to the caboose).

It was the quietest reading time that we have had this year.

Monday, October 7, 2013

That's So Raven!

Today we celebrated Raven.  Her birthday was a couple weeks ago- but she was sick.  So today we got to learn all about- and celebrate everything Raven.

Thank you Cameron, for coming in and reading an oldie but a goodie Blueberries for Sal.

Friday, October 4, 2013

What We Are Reading Next Week:

Here are a few of the books we will be reading next week.  I want to apologize in advance to all the boys in our classroom for all of the "Little Princess" Stories.  These books tackle themes that are very common to five and six year olds.

Happy Birthday Simone & Reese!

We are celebrating our class birthdays this year through books!  Yesterday was Reese & Simone's Birthday.  Their mom brought in the girls' favorite books, read them to our class and now these very special books are part of our classroom library!  Thank you Reese & Simone!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Day All About Omar

Omar's dad, Rigoberto, stopped by and helped us learn all about Omar today!  As you can tell from the picture- we have a lot of birthdays in October.  Happy Birthday Omar!


We've been having a really great time during our afternoon Math Centers.  Here we are this afternoon, hard at work.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Great Experiences with Ms. Tara

We have yet another friend stopping by our room every week from University of Portland.  Ms. Tara is getting her Field Experience in our class this year and we couldn't be happier!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

What We Are Reading Next Week: Eric Carle

Next week we will be reading the colorful world of Eric Carle.  These books teach concepts in fun and playful ways using repetitive phrases and amazing illustrations- which makes them great for Kindergarten!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


 This afternoon we created (and then put together) a puzzle that showed our Monthly Focus.  
 Everyone worked together to make something really cool that none of us could have done on our own. 
We had to use a lot of Teamwork, which is great, since that is our focus for September.