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: