Wow. Kindergarten families. What a week we (and by that I mean the teacher) had!! I just wanted to give everyone an update on my family. Last Tuesday my son got a mild concussion at school. Thank you to all of the concerned parents letting me take phone calls during conferences as my son was at the Emergency Room!
The doctors that night decided that he didn't have even a mild concussion, but that one of his pupils was larger than the other all of the time. You can imagine what I said to that as his mom! Yeah right?! But a couple of photos from my husband's cell phone showed 1 pupil much larger than the other. Mom was over-ruled. We sent him back to school.
Then on thursday, in the middle of the walk-a-thon, I got a terrifying phone call. My son had a seizure at school. Because of the concussion 2 days before it was 911 alarming. I was in a scared panic as I ran out of the school crying and rushing to get to him. My kinders were walking back in to the building when I was running out but I really didn't see them in my fear for my son.
After this point there was a long day of tests after being rushed to Children's Hospital. We found out the most important thing- there was no bleeding in the brain and no building pressure or swelling. I could breathe again. However- now there were 2 seizures that were unexplained.
I can't even tell you the back and forth with tests over multiple days and lots of doctors and what ifs that went back and forth this last week. We had every test that would tell us anything.
To make a very long story short as of right now Christian is fine. As far as we can conclude the seizures on Thursday are from the concussion and we are waiting to see if there are more, but hoping there aren't.
I apologize for not getting information out to you sooner. I have been a little upset and preoccupied. I was at school on Tuesday in the morning before I had to leave to get back to Amplatz Chilldren's Hospital. It was great to see my kiddos and love them up for half a day.
This was a crazy week in my personal life and I thank you for having patience with me as well as all of the concerned phone calls and emails.
Hurray!! It's New Rug Day! We love our new, clean, fresh smelling rug!
Are you as excited as me? I LOVE Parent Curriculum Night. This is the night when I get to share my excitement for the upcoming kindergarten year and blow your socks off with all they will learn and do! You will have the chance to sign up for conference times this night. If you cannot make it (Boo!) I understand. I will send home the information packet as well as call/email you to set up a conference. See you on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30-6:30 in my classroom.
Adults only is what the K team prefers. We have limited space. However- if you are in a situation where you just can't make it if you don't bring your kiddos, I would rather have you there with your kids than miss it.
Catch the Energy, Release the Potential.
Have you read the book, "First Day Jitters"? It is all about a girl who is worried about the first day of kindergarten and won't get out of bed. A dad is trying to convince her that it is going to be fun and she will like it. As the story ends the reader finds out that the girl is actually the teacher hiding under the covers and the "dad" was her husband. Very cute- and not at all how I feel. I can't sleep the night before kindergarten because I am so excited to get to know my kinders and show them how much fun learning can be.
I am sure you all dealt with your little lovie's jitters Monday night. I could tell on their faces that they were a little anxious coming into the school, but after that it was all fun!
I feel like I talk non-stop the first few days of kindergarten. There is so much they need to know and so many routines to learn.
I should start off right away with a snack because that it all they want to know all day long, "When is snack?"
I couldn't list all of the things we did the first day- too many to itemize! Just know that I loved every minute of the day and your kinder has snuck into my heart. I always think that I could never love another class as much as I do the last class that I said good-bye to the Summer before, but I always do. I have already fallen for my new kinders and am very excited for the super exciting plans I have tomorrow!
Want a hint? We are going on a treasure hunt around the school that will end in a surprise! Ask your kinder about it when they get home on Thursday.
Catch the Energy. Release the Potential.
I am sure that you are familiar with the familiar book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Are you acquainted with the sequel, Chicka Chicka One, Two, Three?
I can't seem to get it out of my head as I have realized tonight that I only have 3 DAYS left until Open House 2012! I can't wait to meet my new kinders and their families! I am awake all night making excited plans and spending all of the time (that I am not taking care of my 3 kids and shuttling them to their sports and events) planning Open House and the first week...Whew! Did I mention that I moved on August 13th? I am feeling a little like living out of a box at home and school but it will all be worth it in a little while!
Please check out each page of my web-site to get familiar with me. Make sure to visit my "As a Teacher" page to get a little glimpse of my philosophy.
If you are reading this before Open House and you are a new member of my team, you can bring your supplies to Open House and lighten the backpack load of your little sweetie. Be prepared to have your family photo taken at Open House. You'll see why and it will be worth it!
My theme this year is "Explore." I am excited to meet you all and have you EXPLORE a little of our classroom.
Chicka, Chicka, One, Two, Three, Are there enough days for me??
Has your kinder told you about Pumpkin Jack?
It all started with a book we read called Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. It is about a little boy and his jack-0-lantern and what happens to it after Halloween. This got us THINKING. What would happen to the Jack-o-lantern we carved on Halloween? We decided to conduct an experiment.
First we took a BEFORE picture and used our senses to OBSERVE the pumpkin. Then we voted on a face. On Halloween we carved the face and took another picture.
Each day we are at school we take another picture and then compare them to the previous pictures. We observe what is happening to the jack-o-lantern and write our observations down.
It has been so much fun to watch the kinders as they watch the jack-o-lantern decompose. One thing that they have noticed is that the stem never changes. Each day our pumpkin is smaller, the color changes and it shrinks, mold is growing everywhere, Jack has lots of wrinkles, but the stem has stayed the same! The first thing the kinders check when they enter the room each day is Pumpkin Jack. They run to the hallway and shout to the kinders at the lockers to come check out the stem- it hasn't changed! I love the excitement.
Ask your kinder about Pumpkin Jack today!
Has your kinder told you about our pumpkin experiment? We read the book, Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. It is about a little boy and his jack-o-lantern. The little boy puts his jack-lantern out in the garden and watches it decompose. This got us THINKING! We decided this would be fun to do with the pumpkin our class got at Afton Apple Orchard.
First we voted on the kind of face we wanted our Pumpkin Jack to have.
On Halloween we carved the pumpkin. Each day we are at school we take a picture of the pumpkin. We spend some time comparing the pumpkin to the previous pictures and discussing what we observe. It is really interesting to watch the changes our Pumpkin Jack has gone through. One cool thing the kinders have noticed is that while our pumpkin changes color and shape and shrinks, the stem remains the same. As far as we can tell the stem of the pumpkin has not changed at all! In the mornings when the kids come in that is the first thing that they check. They run to the hallway and shout to the kinders at the lockers that the stem is still the same! I love the excitement.
Ask your kinder to tell you about our Pumpkin Jack experiment.
Welcome new families! I am excited for the new school year. The last few weeks of Summer have been BUSY for my family and I. I hope your family has been enjoying the weather as much as we have.
I have also been spending time each day getting ready for school to start. Fall is my favorite time of year and Kindergarten in the Fall is the best! This year is going to be so much fun for you and your new kinder. You will be amazed at how much your child will grow and change this year.
I look forward to meeting you at Open House on the 31st. Open House is a great time to bring school supplies. Backpacks can be heavy on the 1st day of school! Please take careful note of which items should be labeled.
Hey Kindergarten Families!
Our school met the goal we set for our Food Drive this year. The incentive for the kids was that a teacher wold wear a pink bunny suit to school. This morning on the announcements it was MY name they drew out of a hat. So-- It looks like I will be the pink bunny all day Wednesday, April 20th.
My sweet kinders thought that it would be fun to dress up with me so I wouldn't feel silly all by myself. I think that is a great idea! Wear pink to support Mrs. Dau! If you have any bunny related costume pieces like bunny ears you can wear those too.
Thanks for helping on this short notice. You know you will be seeing pictures!
I love this time of year! And it is not JUST because I can see the end of "Bundle Up" Weather. This is the time of the year when my kinders are becoming independent in their learning and they know it! They are beginning to use all of the skills and strategies that I have taught them all year long on their own. It energizes me!
Our current Science Unit is called, Interact and Explore. It is a really fun unit for the kinders. The best part is that they don't even know that they are learning. They think they are playing. Yesterday I ended the school day with our usual Closing Meeting. This is the time where we review the day and think of new things we learned as well as things we practiced so that we can tell our moms and dads about it when we get home. I kept waiting for someone to mention the new things we learned about magnets but nobody brought it up. Finally I prompted them, "What about Magnets?" They kind of giggled and then someone said, "Oh yeah! We got to have play time today!" It is what I hear every year. They have so much fun with this Unit that they don't even realize what they are learning. I reminded them that we learned that magnets can work through liquids and solids. We experimented with magnets picking paperclips up through paper and water as well as some solid things like chairs and tables. After I reminded them of the new magnet facts we added to our chart one little boy said, "I didn't even know that I knew that now." So funny.
Here are some of the magnet facts we have explored:
-Magnets have 2 different ends called "poles."
-The south pole of one magnet will ATTRACT to the north pole of another magnet.
-The south pole of one magnet will REPEL the south pole of another magnet.
-Magnets come in different shapes and sizes.
-Not all magnets are the same strength, magnets can be stronger than other magnets.
-Magnets have a magnetic field around them that we cannot see.
-The sun and some planets are like giant magnets.
-Many things in our house use magnets.
-Magnets can work through some solids and liquids.
-Magnets can lose their magnetism if they are dropped repeatedly.
This week we will be exploring water and the concept of Sink vs. Float. I will be back her to let you know how it goes!
Well- it will be worth the wait! Today was scheduled to be Gingerbread Day in KDau. However- Tis the season for illness, and for that reason I am at home today. I just got off the phone with one of my favorite subs, Mr. Haley. He used to sub for me at Andover and he is very good with kindergarten boys and girls. He is ready to have a great day at school with your kinders. I am re-scheduling Gingerbread Day for Wednesday.
It will be lots of Gingerbread fun! We will be reading and comparing different versions of the Gingerbread Man Story and recording our thoughts with Venn Diagrams. There will be guided reading groups with Gingerbread Man Books that the kiddos can read themselves. We will be using our senses to observe and explore gingerbread men. The smell of gingerbread will be in the air as the toaster oven bakes us a gingerbread baby to taste. In Math we will be graphing what part of the gingerbread man we ate first as well as finding & counting all of the candies on a gingerbread house and graphing them. In addition, mini-marshamallows will be our measuring tool as we are introduced to perimeter and we measure the perimeter of different sized gingerbread men with the marshmallows. Lastly we will each be authoring a page in a class book about The Run-Away Gingerbread Man!
Oops! I forgot- we will be heading to the computer lab to play review our tech tools. We will open the browser, navigate the district's homepage, use our listening skills to follow directions and find the link for starfall.com where we will read a Gingerbread Story and use our mouse skills to fill in parts of the book.
I can't wait! Sounds like fun to me.
How about you?
Have you heard the saying- It's a Marathon- Not a Sprint? I am trying to remind myself of this every day. 1st Trimester is done and it feels like we are closing in on the finish line already! I have to remind myself that we have a lot of the year ahead of us. Sometimes we need to stop and take a breath. This is not always easy to do with the rising curriculum standards and the Every Other Day Kindergarten schedule.
Since almost all parents feel like their kids are not giving them answers to the question, "What did you do in school today?" I thought I would break down just 1 day in the life of a Kindergartner in my room. Here is Friday, December 3rd, 2010.
In the morning we started off with our Morning Jobs. Backpack, Folder, Lunch Count, Write your name and read it to Mrs. Dau. Then the kids had a Bb printing practice while they waited for the bell to ring.
Morning Meeting- including Song of the Day (Shake a Friend's Hand), poem of the week (Warm Mittens), Writing a message together focusing on spaces between words, reviewing our new sight words- you, mom and dad.
Share Circle- we shared things we were looking forward to this weekend. We practiced using question words to get more details from our friends about their share.
Shared Reading- we read the book, Arthur's Christmas and practiced our questioning strategy.
Writing- We brainstormed Christmas gifts and wrote letters to Santa and then shared them with the class.
Computer Lab- We reviewed the essential vocabulary (monitor, scree, keyboard, mouse, dock), practiced our tools in the draw program, Tux Paint, listened and followed directions to draw a snowman, type our names in a text box and print our work.
Read Aloud- We read the book Snow Family and listened for the rhyming words. We brainstormed what our snowmen might do if they came to life when we went to sleep.
Snowman Roll- We played a dice game where we rolled and raced a partner to build the first complete snowman.
*All of this was BEFORE lunch.
Gym was our first event after lunch. We warmed up and then did Jingle Bell Bowling. Some our bowling pins had jingle bells on them. If you rolled your bowling ball and knocked down the jingle bell pin you got 5 extra points! The gym was set up as a bowling alley with 6 different lanes and the kinders worked together in teams of 3 or 4 to knock the jingle pins down. To get our heart rates up we played Reindeer Tag next. 3 kinders wore jingle bell bracelets and they were Ithe reindeer. They ran around tagging their friends. This game made us really sweaty but we wanted to play it all day long!
Next came Math. We did our usual calendar routines. Reviewing the Month and Days of the Week songs. We said and wrote the date, sang a weather song and graphed our weather for the day. We added numbers to our growing number line and grouped the #28 by tens and ones. We counted forward to 31, backward from 15 and skip counted by 10's. We reviewed the characteristics of coins that we explored on Wednesday. Then we played a coin sorting game with partners. We even got to use special dice with coin pictures on them!
Mrs. E helped us finish sharing the November Family Turkey Projects. We talked about how we made our turkeys, what supplies we used and who helped us. Then we got all of our winter gear on for Recess.
After Recess we paired up with a friend to Read our new Christmas/Holiday Books.
For Art we read a book called, Snip, Snip Snow. In the book Sophie was finding it hard to wait for the snow to come. Her teacher taught them how to make it snow in school. Just as they finished making snow they looked out the window and it began to snow. We talked about what makes a snowflake so special. Then we cut out circles and folded them. We used scissors to snip, snip them into special snowflakes for our room. When we unfolded each snowflake it was like a treasure! What fun we had showing our friends how unique our snowflakes were! The BEST PART was when we were hanging our "snowflakes" in our room we looked out the window and REAL snowflakes had begun to fall. Just EXACTLY like in the story we had just read. It was priceless. The kinders were soo excited!
Finally it was time for Snack. Mrs. Dau read us a funny Christmas story while we ate called, "Who will pull my sleigh tonight?"
Time to do a little practice work with our color words. We each got a Christmas Lights book and had to read each sentence to find the color word. We underlined it and then colored the lights to match. On the last page of the book we were the author and we got to write our own sentence about what we can see at Christmas. Ask your kinder to read their book to you!
Whew! Are you as tired as I am? What a Great day in KDau!
We had a really fun Halloween Party yesterday in our classroom. It was hard to buckle down all morning and get work done with all of the enthusiasm- but we did it! A HUGE thank you to the mom's that joined dour party and helped with the stations. We couldn't have done it without you.
In case you missed it here are some of the things we did at the party:
-Pumpkin Ring Toss
-Ghost Target Ball
-Halloween Beaded Bracelets
-4 Ghost Game
-Made spooky popcorn witches hands
-Made and ate Mini-Mummy Pizzas
-Push Pin Ghost Art
-Fall Leaf Drop
Have a great Weekend! Don't forget to return your October WEB Calendars next week.
Okay- In case you are wondering why I was not at the Walk-a-thon on Friday.. .I broke my toe ! I was at school, getting ready for the day and something fell out of the closet and landed on my toe. I had to leave in a wheelchair as the kiddos were coming into the school at 9:15. Not my finest hour!
As of Sunday afternoon I am feeling much better but still unable to get around without crutches. I am hoping with a few more days rest I will be able to put pressure on the cam walker that is holding my toe stable until it heals. I have been willing the toe to heal faster all weekend, but I have to face reality this afternoon. I will not be able to navigate the bus and the Apple Orchard on crutches and a boot for our fieldtrip tomorrow.
My good friend and teacher in the district Mrs. Leppert will be going on the fieldtrip as my substitute. She is wonderful and everyone will have a great time.
*Please* parent volunteers- take lots of pictures for me! I will ask you to send them to me for our end of the year celebration. Let my kinders know that I will miss them and they will have to pay close attention so that they can tell me all about it when I return to school on Wednesday.
We had a great day in K today! I can't believe everything we got done! I promised you a little more about my mission statement. It was inspired by a video I watched recently on Pike's Fish Market in Seattle. It is run by 12 guys and is a world famous tourist attraction.
Their "FISH Philosophy" has 4 parts.
#1. Be there.
#2. Choose Your Attitude.
#4. Make Someone's Day.
I think this is a perfect comparison to what I do each day. Didn't know I would have something in common with fishermen! I am a parent of a school age boy and I know how it feels to put him on a bus each day and wonder if someone is caring for him as much as I want them to.
My promise to you is that in my classroom I will Be There each day looking for what your child needs, listening to them and paying attention to them. I will Choose to have a positive Attitude - we will have a great day no matter what- and I will encourage them to choose positive attitudes for themselves. I will Play - we can be serious about our work without taking ourselves too seriously. I will Make Their Day and find a moment to make them feel special each day.
I hope this makes you feel better about sending your kiddo to spend the whole day with me. I am having a lot of fun already this year.
Alright! I think we have settled in :) 9 days of kindergarten under our belts. How do you feel? I feel great! I love this time of year. I live for the energy and enthusiasm of brand new kindergarten kiddos. I feel very lucky to have the job I do. I can't think of a better way to spend the day. We have done so much already this year. Getting to know the teacher, the school, the room, the rules, the friends and the routines is a huge part of our first few weeks. As these new skills are starting to become routines the kinders are already showing independence and ownership in their learning. So far the greatest moment of the year came (as it does every year) when the kinders read their first book on their own to me. I wish you could have been there as they laughed and cheered and smiled from ear to ear when they realized that they are readers and they CAN read. That moment is the kind of life changing moment I live for- the reason I get up in the morning.
I am asking you to care about your readers as much as I do. Let's make reading a prize, a valuable way to spend our time. Let's show our kinders that their reading time is important to us. Let's make the pledge that their daily reading time will be recorded and their WEB calendars returned to school each month. Let's build a reading corner in our homes. Let's stock it with "just right" books and poems that our kinders can read and feel good about. I am asking you to save the purple poems, the little books, the sight word practice pages, the color song books, and other interesting reading materials and put them in a "book bin" or basket or box or magazine holder. I am asking that you reserve a time each day for your kinder to go to this special area and READ. Keep in mind that looking at pictures, thinking about them and talking to yourself about them counts as reading.
Do I sound a little fanatic?
Good! I am.
Have I told you my mission statement for the year?
Catch the energy. Release the Potential.
Don't you love it?
This is an excerpt from an article in the American Educator that I find fascinating:
"Contrary to popular belief, the brain is not designed for thinking. It's designed to save you from having to think, because the brain is actually not very good at thinking. Thinking is slow and unreliable. Nevertheless, people enjoy mental work if it is successful. People like to solve problems, but not to work on unsolvable problems. If schoolwork is always just a bit too difficult for a student, it should be no surprise she doesn't like school much. The cognitive principle that guides this article is: People are naturally curious, but they are not naturally good thinkers; unless the cognitive conditions are right, people will avoid thinking. The implication of this principle is that teachers should reconsider how they encourage their students to think in order to maximize the likelihood that students will get the pleasurable rush that comes from successful thought."
Don't you find that fascinating?
My job is to teach your kinder to be a thinker. Do I care about the indicators on the progress report? Yes. But I care MORE about whether your kiddo is learning to think & whether they can think about their own thinking. I take that responsibility very seriously.
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few people engage in it." -Henry Ford
Stay tuned for more from this article...
Can you believe we only have 1 more trimester to go? You're kiddo is 2/3 of the way toward being a first grader! I truly enjoyed getting to talk to all of you at conferences and update you about your kinder and their progress.
We worked very hard at our Small Moment stories in writer's workshop today. I can really tell that you are conversing with your kinder at home to remind them of the moments of their life that they can write about in detail. Thanks for being partners in this important educational area. I am thrilled with the stories that were written today. Each kinder had to assess their own writing with a checklist. They asked themselves: Did I use spaces? and Did I use lowercase letters? Ask them how they did when you see them tonight.
Today's Story Slip is, Little Rabbit's Lost Tooth. Your kinder should be able to make a text-to-self connection. This means that they while thinking about what happened in the story they recall something similar in their own life. They are connecting an event in their lives with an event in the story. Ask them to tell you about the story and don't forget to write down their text-self-connection.
Today we started a new Social Studies Unit- Where Do I Live? It was fun to hear what the kiddos had to say about their world and where they thought they lived! Our focus was talking about "environment" and what they big word meant. We know that environment means where we live, work and play. After brainstorming a list of all of our shared and non-shared environments the kinders chose one of their own environments to illustrate and share with the group. They loved getting out the globe and talking about the different continents.
Our exploration of our environments led very naturally into the subject of our classroom environment. We have been having some issues as a class with unsafe, unkind behavior. We were able to re-visit what it meant to keep our environment a safe, fun place where we are able to learn and be happy. After re-reading How Full is Your Bucket? (my new favorite book!) we each drew a picture of our invisible buckets and how full they were this morning. We are going to concentrate on helping our friend's with empty buckets, fill them up by how we treat them. Check out the attached picture!
Today your kiddo is coming home with an Addition Stick. Be sure to ask them what it is for. Let them explain to you in their own words how they used it today.
We modeled solving story problems with the Addition Stick and manipulatives during our Math Time. The goal for today was to get the kiddos to recognize "joining" situations as addition.
Ask them if they can tell you a story using the Addition Stick and a handful of counters such as pennies or paper clips.
Don't be afraid to leave me a comment! I am wondering if anyone out there is reading these blogs...
We had a Fabulous Friday in K Dau today! The stars must have aligned for Pajama Day- there is no other way to explain the Fantastic Behavior of the whole class! It was a great day!
Here are a few things we did today that you can ask your kiddo about:
*Rolled dice to see how many rolls added up to 100
*Completed our Me & My Family Assessment Poster
*Shared our Family Tradition Homework
*Filled in numbers on the 100's chart to see a mystery picture
*Visited the Computer Lab to Play- I Spy Library
*Read our Magazine and learned all about frogs
*Partner read with flashlights in the dark
*Listened to the story, "Andrew's Loose Tooth" by Robert Munsch and talked about the silly parts of the story and the parts that could really happen
*Practiced our bounce passes and our chest passes with a friend
*Filled out a February Calendar from start to finish BY OURSELVES
*Wrote 100 Tally Marks
*Counted to 100 for Mrs. Champagne
*Sang silly songs- Chicken Dance anyone?
Hooray for surviving 100 days of Kindergarten! This goes for parents and kiddos (and teachers!) We had a great 100th day. The kiddos were engaged in 100's math all day long. The final project was to make a fruit loop necklace that had 100 loops- 10 groups of 10 different colors. Our room smelled great! There was a lot of counting, a lot of mathematical thinking and a lot of finger licking...we couldn't have done it without Mrs. Sandberg's valuable fruit-loop-jewelery expertise! Thank you Mrs. Sandberg!
Not to get too mushy, I hope that your first 100 days of being kindergarten parents were as fulfilling as my first 100 days teaching your kinders. I am learning more from this group of 5 years-olds than I ever have before! This class has caused me to change and adapt in ways I never thought possible. They are a great group. Thanks for sharing them with me. Bring on the next 81 days!!
Check our Photo Gallery for the cereal pics.
This month we have been reading a few Dr. Seuss books in celebration of Love to Read Month and Dr. Seuss' birthday. Monday we read, There's a Wocket in my Pocket. Each kiddo colored a "wocket" and hung it up somewhere in the room. Then they presented their wocket to the class with the sentence, "There's a zindow on the window" etc.
Ask your kinder where they hung their "wocket" and what their nonsense rhyme word was!
This morning we read my new favorite book, How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.
It is about the invisible bucket we each have. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it is empty, we feel awful. In this book the little boy, Felix, begins to see how every thing that happens during his day from interactions with parents, classmates and teachers either fills or empties his bucket. It also describes how Felix can influence other people's buckets based on how he treats them.
I LOVE the way this story has ALREADY changed our classroom climate and how we feel about each other!
Your kiddos drew themselves with an imaginary bucket over their heads to remind them of this story. Be sure to look for this drawing and ask them what it's all about...
I'll be blogging some bucket moments a little later as I observe how we use it in the class.
Check out these computer lab favorites from Scholastic! Go to our Useful Links Page and find "COMPUTER LAB FAVORITES." It will take you right to the page. There are quite a few that are Kinder-geared. My favorites are the ISPY ones. Also try these: Spell with Leo, Rhyme with Reggie, Find Names with Nina.
I love Freebies!
Good afternoon Kinder families!
I have been tossing around ideas for ways to get more news out to my families. A blog seemed like the best way. I know that when my kinder gets home at the end of the day I can't wait to hear the details and he is not always clear on his memories. So-- I thought it would be nice if once a week I posted some things we have been doing in our day or funny classroom events.
Will anyone read this? I hope so!
I'll start by sharing some moments from our Share Circle this morning. These are quotes as best as I can remember them--
*My grandpa got hisself a heart attack yesterday, so he drove to the hospital and the doctor scraped it off.
*My baby sister rolled down our stairs and we didn't even know she could roll! But the good news is- no bumps, no bruises.
*My grandpa plays Barbies with me but I'm not supposed to tell lots of people that because he's a boy.
*My mom cooked dinner the other day and we were all surprised!
*I threw up yesterday but I am not gonna want to do that again today.
These were the thoughts I jotted down today. Funny right?