Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Our First Day of School

Here's the new crew of 16 kindergartners!
Here we are being a little bit crazy!  Yikes!
Welcome to the kindergarten blog!  I hope that this blog will help keep you in touch with what we are doing in school and it should help create discussion between you and your child.

Today was the first day of kindergarten!  We had a great time getting to know each other.  We only had school for half a day today, so we could get our supplies put away, talk about the rules and settle in a bit.  I wrote up our activities in a little booklet with Franklin the turtle on the cover.  Here is what was inside about our first day of school.

This morning a child was picked to be the “star”.  The “star” helped the teacher and was the leader.  We are going to take turns being the star of the day!  We learned what day it was and we showed it on the calendar.  We also learned the “Days of the Week” song and we discussed the weather and said the “Pledge of Allegiance”.  Then a funny little raccoon puppet named Rascal came out to meet us.  We really laughed at him!

We also talked about the school rules.  We learned that we need rules, so that everyone will get along and so things will go smoothly.  If we follow the rules, we can learn as much as possible while we are here in school.

During our first Reading lesson we listened to a big book called, Mary Wore Her Red Dress and sang the song.  We talked about the letter Mm, colors and the color words.  After that we had a little snack.
Next, we talked about the recess rules and then we had recess with the 1st – 4th graders for 15 minutes.

When we came in from recess, the teacher said that she would love to have a class picture of us on our first day of school. 

The teacher read us a story about a turtle named Franklin on his first day of kindergarten.  I colored a picture of him on the front of this booklet for you to see.

Then we cut out a big, red paper apple and drew a face on it.  The teacher said that she liked our apples so much that she would like to hang them on our classroom wall.  

Before we went home, the teacher showed us our mailboxes where we would get our papers before we go home each day.

As you can see we were very busy this morning and we learned a few things too.  It was already time to go home! 

Mrs. Preheim told us that we will be coming to school nearly every day now and that it will be a lot of fun!   Then she said, “I’ll see you tomorrow!”  

Here are all of the K-4 students outdoors at the meeting
about recess rules.
Our Morning Snack
We were busy today!  For this project they showed 
me how they could cut and glue.  I'm impressed!
We made these name plaques to hang in the hallway, 
so that the other kids could learn their names.

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