After weeks of anticipation, the big day finally arrived: FIELD TRIP DAY!! We started the day at the Metro Park Kids Campus, where we played and ate lunch. We then headed to the Florida Theatre to see one of our favorite "star" books: Harry the Dirty Dog! It was amusing during the show when the students heard one of our vocabulary words, "furiously," and immediately almost all 36 thumbs shot up in the air! The students really get into their vocabulary! Thank you to all the parents who chaperoned! The day was flawless and so much fun! Enjoy the pictures from our special day!
One of our "Star" book vocabulary words for Little Red Riding Hood was "hero." The hunter was a "hero" at the end of the story because he saved Little Red Riding Hood and her granny from the wolf. The students were asked to draw a picture of their hero. It was interesting to see their perspective of a hero: Sydni said her heroes are her parents!
Mia said her heroes are the people in the Army and Navy!
Markis said his hero was his dad because he is in the Army!
Emma said that her hero was her daddy because he is a firefighter and he saves people!
Today our class was video streamed live to the Shultz Center, which is where all of the county's professional development takes place! The Literacy 101 class, which is a course that gives teachers more background in Reader's and Writer's Workshops, dropped in to watch the stars in our classroom. They were able to see the transitions students make from Reader's Workshop share time into our Writer's Workshop mini-lesson. We already know how brilliant our little stars are, but today they showed the world how hard they have been working. While Miss Lewis and Miss Thomson debriefed with the Literacy 101 class, students were able to show some of the Literacy and Math Coaches from our school their wonderful small moment writing. Ask your little writer what they wrote about and what strategies they used!
Many of you may have heard about our class pet, Lola the hamster. Well, on Monday during Literacy Stations, a student informed us that Lola's cage door was open and she was not in her cage. We discretely checked the cage and realized he was right, she was GONE! We had cleaned her cage on Friday after school and must have forgotten to lock the cage door. We frantically searched the classroom while the students were at lunch, but Lola was no where to be found! After still not finding her on Tuesday, we started to think that she may have been gone for good. As the students were returning to their seats during Skills Block, a student shouted, "THERES A MOUSE IN OUR CLASSROOM!" Of course, we were delighted to realize that it was just Lola running into the math manipulatives! Lola is now safe and sound back in her home!
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About Miss Laurie Thomson
My name is Laurie Thomson and I am a kindergarten teacher at Chets Creek. I was born in Orlando, Florida and lived there all of my life! After high school I moved to Tallahassee to attend college at Florida State. Go Seminoles! After college I was lucky enough to find a job here at Chets Creek. I have taught kindergarten and first grade over the past four years. In my free time, I love to go to the beach, travel, and run. My family still lives in Orlando, although my sister and brother are here in Jacksonville with me, so we visit Orlando often. I love being a teacher and could not ask for a more wonderful job.
About Miss Julia Lewis
I grew up in upstate New York and am the oldest of five children; 19, 12, 10, and 6. After twenty years of snow and rain, I moved to the sunny state of Florida and completed my teaching degree at the University of North Florida. Although I live far away, I am extremely close to my family. I have a dog named Romeo. This will be my third year teaching Kindergarten at Chets Creek. I feel immensely blessed to have a job that I love!