Goodbye Kindergarten......Hello First Grade!!
Friday, May 25, 2012
We had our end of the year beach party on Thursday. We went outside with the three other full day kindergarten classes and played several games. Our first game we split the kids into 5 teams. They raced from the bucket to a hula hoop with letters inside. A word was called out and they had to go find the beginning, middle or end sound that was said in the hoop, bring it back and put it in the bucket. Our second game was Sharks and Minnows! We chose 5 or 6 sharks to start off the game. The rest of the students were minnows. Once the whistle was blown, they raced to the other end of the playground, trying to not get caught! If they were tagged, they turned into seaweed. Seaweed is able to tag other runners but cannot move their legs, only their arms. The game is over when only a few minnows are left running. Those minnows become the new sharks! We finished the afternoon of games off by writing our favorite words and numbers with sidewalk chalk! After we came in from the game time, we watched an ocean themed movie and had ice cream sundaes sitting on our beach towels! Yum!
Today we read our last poem for the year. Our poem was about summer time and how much fun it is to drink lemonade! Way to go kindergarten! You read a lot of poems this year and have become fluent readers with GREAT expression!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
For our second to last day, we took a sheet of paper with ten spots on it, a clipboard and a pencil and searched the room for our Top 10 Favorite Words that are posted in the classroom. After we wrote our top ten favorites, we shared them with each other. Some of the words were....
- brownie bucks
- check for understanding
- daily 5
- .......plus many, many more!
We had a VERY gorgeous afternoon during our last week of school! Our entire class was split into teams with students from each grade. Those teams then competed in several games such as obstacle course, golf ball relay, tug of war and 50 yard dash. Each team recorded points after a win or a loss and after all of the games were finished, we met back in the gym to declare the top 3 teams! What a fun day!!