Friday, June 12, 2009

Have a great summer!

We wanted to share the pictures from our last week together! We started the week with our Awards and Field Day. We had a blast! The huge soccer ball was a favorite of the day. We spent the rest of the week dancing, singing, and playing together with our themed days. Enjoy the pictures! We hope that everyone is enjoying summer so far!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The end is near...

It is hard to believe that we are in the last week of the school year! We have had alot of fun together this year! We hope that our students have enjoyed this year as much as we have. We wanted to end the year with some fun activities. Here is the schedule of events for this week and some reminders for the last day:

Monday, June 1st: Field Day and Awards

We will be participating in a field day in the morning. At 2:15 we will have our final awards ceremony of the year! This is a day you don’t want to miss!

Tuesday, June 2nd: Movie and Crazy Sock Day
Bring your favorite RATED G movie to share! Make sure to wear a pair of crazy

Wednesday, June 3rd: Game Day
Bring your favorite game. Please make sure it is a game you know how to play so that you can teach it to your friends! Make sure the game is labeled with your name and any loose pieces are in a bag!

Thursday, June 4th: Clean Sweep and Favorite Music Day
Today we will be cleaning our classroom! Wear your cleaning clothes and get ready to clean to music! Students can bring their favorite CD!

Friday, June 5th: Last Day
Please make sure students bring planners and backpacks today! Report cards will not be handed to students! Report cards will not be given to students who still owe money for pictures. Dismissal begins at 11:45 a.m., please be prompt, all students need to be picked up by noon!

We are looking forward to a great week!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

On Friday was our Mother's Day Breakfast! If you had to miss it, here is the video we showed! Enjoy! :)

Untitled from Julia Lewis on Vimeo.

Monday, April 27, 2009

End of the Year Expectations

It is hard to believe that there are only 28 days of school left this year! We have seen our students soar this year. Here are some of the things we expect Kindergarteners to be able to do at this point of the year:


-Students should be reading level B books independently

-Students should be able to answer questions about a story

-Students should be able to identify and write at least 30 sight words


-Students should be writing in complete sentences

-Students should be using the correct punctuation

-Students should be able to include a beginning, middle, and ending in their story

-Students should be able to write phonetically (write the sounds they hear in each word)

-Students should be able to correctly spell several sight words in their writing


-Students should be able to identify, write, and correctly order numbers 0-30

-Students should be able to count by 5's and 10's

-Students should be able to represent a number 0-30 using tally marks or objects

-Students should know the days of the week in order, be able to identify each day on the

calendar, know how to use a calendar to find out what day of the week a particular date is on

and what day comes before/after.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How are you celebrating?

Today was full of celebrating! Not only was it Miss Thomson's Birthday...
but it is also Earth Day!

Our class decided to celebrate Earth Day by picking up the trash around our playground. The students were so serious about beautifying our playground, that they gave up their recess time to find more trash! We would love to hear some of the ways you are celebrating Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Raising Money for Relay for Life

As you know, this year Chets Creek will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event on May 1st and 2nd! To get our kids involved in making a difference, we are holding a COIN COLLECTION DRIVE at our school. Starting this week we will be collecting coins in our classroom. Students can bring in spare change to donate to cancer. You can help them earn change by letting them do chores around the house, by doing extra reading, and more! Students will also have a chance to earn change to put in our jug through positive behavior in our classroom. The coin drive will go until Friday, April 24th. Last year, we raised almost $3,000, so let’s do it again!

We also want to invite families to come out to the event! Both of us (Miss Thomson and Miss Lewis) have been a part of the planning for this event all year long. We will both be there the entire 18 hours! We would love to see our students and families come walk with us and join in on the activities. The event begins at 6:00 on Friday, May 1st. You can come for an hour or bring your family to camp out for the night! Let us know if you are interested! As always, thank you for your support.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Fever

We came back from Spring Break with a BANG! Our last couple of days have been full of "spring-ish" activities. On Wednesday, we went on our final field trip of the year to the Jacksonville Zoo. We got to see the new babies and even the new Komodo Dragon exhibit! Below are some pictures from our exciting day:

On Thursday, hundreds of colorful eggs were hidden around our playground. We hunted for eggs until we had each collected fifteen eggs. We spent the rest of the day participating in spring activities. Check out the photos from our Egg Hunt: