Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kindergarten Musical: How Does Your Garden Grow? Costumes and Practice

We tried our costumes on this week. Everyone is getting more excited for the big play.
Sean, our scarecrow, trying on his costume.

Some of the flowers with headbands and leaves.

Hilary: the gardeners wife.

Our crows: Tyler and Kameron

Celso: the peapod.

Jacob: The groundhog.

Claire: the eggplant.

Practice makes perfect, or close to it.

Our final bow to the audience.

How Does Your Garden Grow? Our beautiful ending song.

We have an incubator in our classroom.  Farm eggs are incubating and hopefully will hatch in 21 days.

What is going on inside of those eggs?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kindergarten Musical: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Our Kindergarten Musical: How Does Your Garden Grow?
We have learned five songs, a square dance and sign language for
one of the songs.
We started practicing our lines and dances on the stage this week.
I can already see some future actors.  This is Herb the Gardener.

Some wonderful parents have been putting in several hours creating our beautiful backdrop.

The backdrop was assembled in an empty classroom and later put up on the stage for painting details.

Each child painted a HUGE flower head.  We added a stem, leaves with handprints and the roots that are the children's feet.
We also measured each child to see how we have grown this year!

More fun with the weeds and learning how to perform on a stage.

Jazmin and Zyanya doing their lines in the play.

Herb, the gardener, getting some advice from Grace.  I am noticing how well everyone else
is standing and listening! Yea! We are making progress.

Oh, my camera battery died right in the middle of practice.  Just wanted
to share with you how hard we are working and how excited we are
about our upcoming program.  We will try on costumes next week.
Our classroom is buzzing with excitement.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tooth Fairy Visits

                         We had a tooth fairy visit our class today!  It was very exciting and fun.

Kelli Duke, from Just For Kids Pediatric Dentistry, was our visiting tooth fairy today.
She started our lesson talking about things we drink that are good and not good for our teeth.

Claire and Logan were the tooth fairy helpers.  They dressed like a tooth.  We saw how the
different foods we eat stick to our teeth.

This is how the plaque covers our teeth.

When we brush, we remove the food and plaque from our teeth. We can get a cavity if we don't
brush away the plaque and sugar bugs.

She demonstrated how to brush our teeth.

The girls with the tooth fairy. 

The boys with the tooth fairy.

Our tooth fairy projects!

We did dental health centers.  At this center, we were tallying the teeth.

We put scrambled sentences together at the writing center.
Thanks to a blogging friend from Doodle Bugs Teaching.

Our favorite center, hunting around the classroom for the missing teeth.

We wrote about the sequence of brushing our teeth.

We also wrote about what we learned from the tooth fairy today.

Friday, March 16, 2012

An award for my little ole blog!

I am so touched that Lisa McCarty has awarded me with the One Lovely Blog Award!
I started this blog as a way to communicate with my children and their families!  I started having so much fun taking pictures and showing what was happening in our class.  I love going to other blogs and getting ideas. 

The rules for the Lovely Blog Award are:
1. Link back to the blogger who gave it to you
2. Pass the award onto 15 other lovely bloggers
3. Follow the person who sent it to you
So here are 15 lovely bloggers that inspire me and I love to visit!

It has been a wonderful spring break!
 I do miss my kids and am looking forward to getting back
and getting on the stage to work on our play, "How Does Your Garden Grow?"

Friday, March 2, 2012

Read Across America - What a special fun day!

Jennifer Walker started our day with a funny story! We loved it.

Megan, Mom and Sean

Anita Gill read a story about community helpers.

Sarah with her mom ,Anita Gill.

Ian Catren with his Dad, Officer Catren

Officer Catren read a Dr.Seuss story, I can read with my eyes shut.

We had a visit from Thing 1 and Thing 2

Kim Ortiz with her son Matthew.

Kim read a story about being happy to be ourselves.

She also read Matthew's favorite, Otis the Tractor.

Mr.Dan surprised us with a visit in the afternoon.

He even sang us a song.

The Later Gators and Mr. Dan.

Jennifer Walker was a great reader with lots of enthusiam.
This was a fun and memorable day.