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Monday, September 3, 2012

The Finished Renovation!

I know this post is way overdue, but Kindergarten has been so busy the past 2 weeks. I have had numerous comments on my finished product of my classroom last year with the Owls. I was nervous to change because of the work, money and time but I could not be happier with the final result of the compelete renovation! The other Kindergarten Teacher and I decided to go with a "Kindergarten ROCK STARS" theme this year and we went ALL OUT. Check out the renovations!! I hope you love them!
(above is a view of the front of the room)
My shapes wall. Love these little fellers.
Outer Wall outside of the classrooms. This is my side of the Kindergarten Rocks wall. This is where we display seasonal work of the children for all to see. The guitars have clips on them to hold student work. We now have pictures of the kids in their rock star get up (guitars, microphones, feather boas, bandanas & star glasses) posted on STARS up above their work.
Here is my little reading corner in front of my desk. I am hoping to get 2 pink or black bean bags to be put here for reading time. The polka dot curtain I sewed myself this summer. I love it. I also painted the cabinets this summer too!
Another view of the outer wall. I LOVE the rock stars theme. Love it!
Mesh wreath I made for my door. Good ole' Alabama Roll Tide painting hanging outside to show my support for my favorite team.
This is my Red Carpet Reading Wall. I put this in our Calendar Corner. Its a great area to go for write the room. It's also right near my small group table. I may change out the posters as the year goes on. We've already had one tooth loss! She was so excited to write her name on the August tooth!
Oh my stars. These little color critters are my favorite! They are on the front wall for easy view for the kids while doing writing and journals. Color words are highly importatnt!
Our rock star poster on the outer wall. Stage left!
Yes, I know the word KREW is spelled with a C normally. However, we were trying to match it with the K in Kindergarten. My husband has already told me that's bad grammar. Blah Blah.
This is my BRAVO board in my classroom. On the Bravo board I put up excellent work to display in the room. I love having student artwork up!
Celebrity Birthday Board! Love this. We display their picture on the week of their birthday as our CELEBRITY. They love having a special spot for their picture on their birthday.
Celebrity of the Week. Each week. (Starting next week) One student will be seleted as our Celebrity of the Week. They will get their picture posted on the red carpet and will have their favorites listed on the stars!
Oh....the Word Tour Bus. I was inspired by Abby from The Inspired Apple for the Word Tour Bus. She created one last year that looks 100 times better than mine but I tried! My husband, C and I spent one Monday morning up at school measuring and cutting and gluing the bus together. Let me tell you....this bus will not be coming down. I refuse to make this again! Ha...
This is the back of our room. On the board is our Morning To Do iPod and our Sound Check. Students have guitar picks with their picture on it that they put on every day to show me that they are here. They also move their lunch marble to their lunch choice for the day. I made the lunch trays this summer. They have worked GREAT so far!
This is the spot beside my desk. This is their behavior guitar. They even have glittered pins! Ah...glitter!
This is our jobs board. Their jobs rotate weekly.
Our morning meeting area. I painted the cabinets this summer. I love how everything flows. So colorful!
Where are we board....It has since moved to the other side of the door.
Small group table and Main Stage reading focus board. My main goal this year is to get the crate seating so that the chairs do not block my polka dot skirt I made for the table ths summer.
How do I go home pins on the door. Easily moved when form of transportation changes!
Outer wall again!
Math Focus Board and Calendar. This area has changed a little too. The rocking chair is out of the way now.
Vinyl dots on the floor so they know where to line up.
Another view of morning to do area.
My library file card box. I repainted it this summer. Love.
View from the front door.
Area above our cubbies. Backstage Pass to Kindergarten. Cubbies have name tags inside.
Reading Focus wall.
Rock Star Door.
Golden Spatula Award. This is our lunchroom behavior award. Boys and girls have a competition each day to see who has the best behavior. If the girls win they get a pink straw in the star basket. If the boys win they get a blue straw in the star basket. On Friday, whoever has won the golden spatuala the most during the week will get extra reward such as a prize or extra recess or extra ipad time.


I hope everyone has a great 2012-2013 school year!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hello Blogger Land

Just letting you know I haven't fallen off the face of the planet!
Things have been crazy busy this past 2 weeks with school starting.
I have some great pictures to update with.
To those of you who wanted my behavior chart. I haven't forgotten you! I am emailing you now.

Look for a post of my completely updated revamped room for Kindergarten soon!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Schoolgirl style giveaway!

Oh my oh my do I love schoolgirl style!! She rocks!!! Kleinspiration is holding a giveaway!! Check it out!! I'd love to have some of her rock star or rainbow theme items!!!

http://www.kleinspiration.com/2012/07/beautiful-class-design-themes-from.html?m=1

Back to School giveaway!

Simply kinder is having a giveaway that ends soon!!! Find her on Facebook and enter quick!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Scott Foresman Reading street PowerPoint

Do any of you out in blogger land use Scott Foresman in your Pre-k room?? If your answer is yes, I have just the thing for you. I have created personal powerpoint presentations for EACH DAY of the week for each unit! Since I am moving grade my power points are for sale! I am selling them cheaper for those that email me soon befor I
Post them on TPT!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Can you guess this years theme?

I have had a craze with my owl theme from last year! I was going to keep that theme until I found out I was moving to Kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year! Whoooo! The other WONDERFUL kindergarten teacher and I then thought up an AMAZING theme to use in our classrooms and in the hallway. The theme is EVERYWHERE this year...and boy am I excited!! I can't wait to reveal the finished product to everyone.....but until then here's a sneak peek. Can you guess what's happening in Walnut Grove Kindergarten this year?

Versatile Blogger Award

Wow...thank you to ALL of my followers who are constantly emailing me and commenting on my blog. Seriously, y'all make my day! I never thought my owl classroom decor last year would have so much interest!! It's a shame that I am switching themes this year! But, I am SUPER pumped about my new room theme this year....I hope all of y'all will love it just as much as y'all love the owls! The other Kindergarten teacher and I have been working hard to get our room ready! I am almost DONE....I will post the final product pictures once everything is in it's place! Can anyone guess what theme I went to this year for K?

On another note....A sweet blogger Lorena at Little Treasures awarded me with this award! I want to send a special thanks to her!! 





Now..for the rules of these awards! It's really quite simple!

So here are the rules of the award:

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2. Include a link to their site.

3. Include the award image in your post.

4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

6. When nominating, include a link to their site.

7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

Here are 7 random facts about E.Olson:

1. I think I might be slightly OCD about organization, matching/coordinating, straight edges and the perfect decor in my classroom.

2. I will not buy anything unless it is on sale or I have a coupon. I have a hard time paying full price. Yes, I am that person at the grocery store you get behind and say... "REALLY...that many coupons?"

3. I despised coffee until college. Now, its move outta my way till I get it. My recent coffee addiction is McDonalds Sugar Free Vanilla Iced Coffee. It's good there isnt a McDonalds on my way to school.

4. I love to bake desserts but I usually don't eat them after I bake them. 

5. My husband travels in a worship band. I have a secret desire to be a backup singer...he may not even know that!

6. Every season of Big Brother and Bachelor/Bachelorette my husband and I say we are NOT watching it anymore. We wind up finding ourselves DVRing it and watching the whole season.

7. I am nervous about my first year in Kindergarten even though it's my 3rd year teaching. But, I am SUPER excited!


Thank you Lorena for the award! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Top 20!

Whooo! Thank you to all who voted for my blog to win the Most Fascinating Kinder Blog of 2012! Although I didn't win.....my blog made the TOP 20! Wow! I was so excited to see my blog listed in the top 20 reel! Here's a link to the top 20 kinder blogs of 2012. Check them out!!

Top 20 Kinder Blogs of 2012

I am completely blown away that my blog could have such an honor. Thank you to whoever nominated me out there in blog land! I appreciate you more than you know! I am hoping this year to start posting more  and to start creating some of my own resources to sell!

Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Daily 5 Chapter 2!




1. Do you trust your students? How do you build this trust? Are you able to trust them and allow them to be independent throughout all aspects of your day? Are you going to be able to stay out of their way?
I do trust my students for the most part. There are always going to be those "few" who you constantly have to stay on top of to stay on task and focus. It never fails that someone is always off task (at least I feel that way). I try to build trust by letting the students do thing independently without my help. This was hard for me at first teaching 4 year olds. I constantly wanted to help them to avoid a mistake, a mess or an emotional breakdown of the "I can't-s". However, I quickly learned that no child will learn if I am always there helping them and not trusting they can accomplish tasks on their own. They learn more by doing things themselves than me constantly being there to help and correct. I try to build the trust as the year goes on. I start with minimal tasks at the beginning of the year and build up trust as the year goes on by giving them class jobs, etc. I don't know if I could say I can trust them or allow them to be independent throughout ALL the day, but I definately want to try that this year. These students will be with me for a 2nd year and I think its a good time to encourage more trust and responsibility into the classroom. It might be hard to stay out of the way at first but I am definitely going attempt not being in the way. I think if I go in teaching the components of the daily 5 to them from the start that it will foster a sense of community inside the classroom and all the children will feel responsible for each other.

2. How much choice do you give your students throughout the day? Do you go over your daily schedule with your students or is it just 'posted' in the room?
Honestly, I've never really given the students much choice over how the day will go. I plan the lessons and we have a schedule. I do try and let them choose the free center at times. The only time they really had choice was at morning table toys or puzzles. All else was planned by me. My goal is to incorporate more choice into the room but still monitor to make sure each student isn't choosing the same activity each day. As far as my schedule goes, I have it posted in the room. The kids and I usually go over it maybe 2-3 days a week. Ours stays consistent so I never really had to go over it. By the end of the year the kids were telling me what was next! :)

3. How are you going to create that sense of community where students will hold each other accountable?
This is key in any successful classroom. A sense of community is the glue that binds each individual child into the classroom. It's very important to instill the wrongs and rights of behavior and manners the first few weeks of school. I am usually the hardest on my kids the first few weeks pulling pins so that they will learn what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior inside the classroom/school. I like to create a "home" feel to my classroom. I want the kids to be comfortable and feel like each classmate is their family. 

4. Student ownership in learning? How do you instill this in every child?
Everyone needs to understand why we do things. I often find myself explaining why we are doing the work we are, why we have the centers we do, why we have crafts/science experiments and why we are reading the stories and books we are. Some need the why all 
the time, others understand and probably think. WHY does she tell us WHY all the time! :) This is a constant learning process in K.

5. Stamina! How are you going to build stamina with reading? independent work? Will you use a timer? Will you set goals?

Whew...Stamina. I know my 4 year olds had a ton small, wee tiny bit of stamina at the beginning of last year. I thought 15 minute centers were going to be the death of me. They would space out and get off task. I realize now its because we just jumped into centers. I didn't build up to 15 minutes of independent work. I just did like your mom does when you learn to swim. Push you into the water no floaties, expecting you to come up for air and swim like a dolphin.....wrong move on my part. I look forward to implementing that this year in the classroom. Fortunately my kids are the kids I had in PRe-K last year so they have a good stamina built up. However, I would like to start at 10 and build up to 20 minutes by the 3rd week of school. I will definitely use a timer. I am a timer girl. I want this Starbucks timer...that's beside the point. But my kids know when the timer dings that its time to put away the materials and rotate centers. It's worked for me for 2 years, probably won't be something I change. Except buying a new timer. I will set goals. Its a good way to motivate students. They will feel accomplished after reaching their goals!

Can't wait for Chapter 3....I am behind..I know what I'll be reading at the ballpark tonight!

 

Monday, June 18, 2012

I've been nominated!

WOW. I woke up this morning and checked my email to see an email that said I have been nominated for the most fascinating blog of 2012! OH MY WOW! I was so excited!!

There is a prize attached! If I get the most votes, I will win a $100 restaurant gift card! But, in order to win you have to vote for my blog! Voting starts this Sunday June 25th!

I will post later this week about how to vote! Please help me win! It would be such an honor!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Daily 5 Link Up!




Well, I am NEW to the Kindergarten world. This year will be my first year teaching Kindergarten and I am looking forward to it. I had been wanting to revamp a few teaching strategies and literacy centers in my room this next year and didn't really know WHAT to do. Well, one afternoon I checked my email and saw this post on my TBA newsletter about a Kindergarten Linky Party with the book The Daily Five. I thought...hmmm. Wonder what that is? So I googled the book. No more than 30 minutes later I was calling the local library and going down there to get a new library card to check it out. But...by the time I got there all copies were checked out! I cried thought "SERIOUSLY?" Guess it wasn't meant to be. My husband was with me and could see how bummed I was. Kept checkin the library for 2 days straight and one afternoon my husband texts me and says "Go check your Kindle fire." Theres a surprise waiting for you to read." He had searched all over our hometown and NO ONE had the book, so he got on our Kindle and bought it for me there. Whoa buddy was I excited! I yelled thought WHOO now I can link up with other Kindergarten teachers and read this book at the same time! Yippee! Well, I loved chapter one. Here were my thoughts....



1. How do I teach new behaviors?
I am UTTERLY CoMPLETELY pooped the first few weeks of school. Last year I think I cried every afternoon out of tiredness and the thought that I couldn't take a nap because then I wouldn't be up at 5 to get moving the next day. I felt like I was literally herding elephants the first few weeks. There were 36 kids and 2 teachers, all up in my space (if you get me). Being in Pre-K, I have to model EVERYTHING. When I say everything....I mean literally everything. I have to show them how to open glue, hold/use scissors, hold a crayon/pencil the right way, on and on....  What does it really look like for me in my classroom? I get them together at carpet time and show them then have them show me! We practice and we discuss about what things should look like. We slo talk about what things should sound like. 

We practice...practice...practice and then PRACTICE MORE! This year I felt like the practice never ended. Kept going and going, like the Energizer Bunny.

2. How do I teach expectations?
I have high expectations for my kids. They were only 4. However, my motto is if you;re going to be in Big boy and Big Girl school you have to act like one. Again, like the energizer bunny I model and practice practice practice. I am constantly reminding them of what my expectations are! Even still on day 95...I remind them before we leave the room what I expect in the hallway. My kids were usually the best behaved at assembly and get togethers. I think it was due to the fact that my aide and i were CONSTANTLY on them about how they should act and the fact that they know they are setting an example.  If you don't instill good behaviors early on. They never will follow other teachers expectations. 


3. How do I monitor student behavior? whole group? small groups? individual?
I have had to release some student behaviors this past year, but honestly I can see myself having a really hard time with this. I like control of the classroom.... However, I really like the idea of students self monitoring. Our reading series and testing do not allow for tons of self monitor. Most All, is done by the teacher or reading coach. And that is ok to some extent. However.....I will definitely look at trying to have some self monitoring added into the classroom possibly during whole and small group time. 


4. What do I do when a student is not exhibiting desired behavior?
I am right there in the middle column on this one.  I use the clip chart in my room (which I still plan on using) and my kids do miss some of their recess. But I RARELY have them model to me the correct behavior. I always make them tell me what they did wrong. Instead of always making it about wrongs...why not ask them what they can do next time better?  Focus on the positive. 


5. Whose classroom is it?
Oh my gracious.......I am the person that says "it is so my classroom!" I am SUPER bad about keeping things out of reach from kids from fears that things will get unorganized, mixed up, misplaced,  or broken. I have an OCD with organization in the classroom...Can you tell? I really would like for me to view the classroom as "our" classroom! I will be focusing on that this year.


6. Locus of control?
I have a prize box, stickers, stamps and smarties that I give out.  Is it really that bad? I think a reward every now and then for good behavior, etc is a good thing. It's an incentive to keep them motivated to always do good. I guess I will have to read on to see if I am making a true NO NO with this one.


7. Where are supplies stored?
Extras are under the cabinets. However, each student had their own crayon pouch this year. Next year, this will change. Each table will have their own basket of supplies to choose from. Currently, I monitor supplies. Students tell me when something is running low. By the end of the year, some responsible students were allowed to get in the cabinet and get the glue out and scissors out when needed. Do I really need to continue to monitor supplies and keep them tucked away out of reach in the cabinets?  I don't think so. Maybe if I teach the kids at the beginning of the year how to take care of these things then I won't have to worry about things being misplaced, mis-used, stolen, or broken....RIGHT? :) This is one area that I need must let the control organized freak in me let go of. I think it could be good to have the kids take care of supplies. Teaches responsibility. 



I love this book. I am currently through half of chapter 2 and look forward to linking up for it! Thank you to Tammy at Live, Laugh and Love for hosting chapter 1! 



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Moving To Kindergarten

Yes, you read the title of this post right. I am officially moving to Kindergarten next year! WHOO HOO. I am so very excited to have been offered the opportunity to move into a grade level position. I will be teaching alongside a Kindergarten expert (as I call her). She's been teaching over 30 years! I am so blessed to be able to work with her this last year before she retires! I am nervous and excited about switching grades. Everyone is like OH it's not that big of a switch from Pre-K to K. But let me tell you it really is. There is so much MORE to Kindergarten than in Pre-K. I am looking forward to the challenge though!

We are totally revamping my room this year. No more owls. We are going with a Kindergarten Rocks theme! Oh I can't wait to show you the results of the switch! I am currently done sanding new cabinets and bookcases and will be priming them today. They are going from red, purple, green and yellow and 27 years of dust to hot pink, lime green, vibrant yellow, turquoise, purple and hot orange! Oh I can't wait to see how they turn out.

I may have to recreate another Kindergarten blog. I am going to try and revamp this current one but its been year since I fooled with the backgrounds and format. I may just need to start over.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April....Where did it go?

Where did the month of April go? Did I miss it? We have been so super busy in Pre-K the last 4 weeks, that I haven't snapped ONE picture. Terrible I know. Here's an update on what we've been doing!

1. We've learned all 26 letters of the alphabet and their sounds!
2. We've learned numbers 1-10!
3. We've learned to blend letter sounds together to make 3 & 4 letter words!
4. We have started to WRITE, what successful writers we are!
5. We had our annual BIG Easter Egg Hunt. The kids LOVED it. We all ate too much candy!
6. We've celebrated a few birthdays!
7. We've completed our Reading Street Reading Program!
8. We've started learning sight words in preparation for Kindergarten.
9. We're counting down the days until our graduation and last day of school (moving to Kindergarten) (using 1st grade skill of unifix cube graphing! :)
10. We're studying our last units of the year- this week oceans, next 2 weeks Eric Carle, then final end of the year crafts.

Where has the year gone? These kids have been precious this year and so has my wonderful aide, Carol Ann Trentham. I will be sad to see the year end but look forward to a summer of relaxation and preparation for a new group of 4's in August. It's such a joy having a job that I love at a school I love. So blessed!

St. Patrick's Day 2012

 The kids LOVED St. Patrick's Day this year. They made LOTS of crafts and even received a special visit from that sneaky Leprechaun. We colored our shamrocks that decorated our room for a while. They used only green to decorate!
 A parent of one of my afternoon class students brought these for the class for St. Patrick's Day. She even came and helped with our Lucky Charms Graphing Activity. These rainbows with pots of gold were a big hit. The kids wanted to eat it all in one sitting!
 This was by far one of my favorite graphing activities. Each child had their own Lucky Charms graphing chart. They had to sort the cereal from the marshmallows and then sort and graph the marshmallows onto their chart. Once they were done they had to color the correct amount of spaces for each type of marshmallow they had on the graph. It was neat to see how many marshmallows there were of each kind. We discovered that there are more STAR marshmallows than any!
 After graphing we got to eat the Lucky Charms with GREEN MILK....Green Milk?? Seriously, that teacher fed them green milk? (I bet know that's what you're thinking) All I did was dye skim milk with food coloring :) They loved it!
And our  visit from the leprechaun.....He gave us a special cake with green jellybeans on the frosting. And he left his footprints, handprints and even a little treasure in Mrs. Sherry's room (the daycare teacher)!!

Dr. Suess Week 2

 During week 2 of Dr. Seuss we did many crafts! Sadly we were so busy I only snapped a few pictures of them. This was based on the book Yertle the Turtle. We read the story then made our own Yertle the King Turtle and stacked them high like the story. We counted each turtle as we stacked them....of course we knocked them over at the end :)
 Mrs. Olson was out of town the Friday of our last week of Dr. Seuss and so Mrs. Carol Ann, our wonderful aide, took over! She made OOBLECK with the kids! I wish I could have been there to see it! She said they LOVED it. Reminds me of GAK that was popular when I was a child!
She also made Wockets for the kids pockets based off the book There's a Wocket in my Pocket. Each child left that day with their wocket proudly in their pocket to show mom and dad!

What a great 2 weeks of Dr. Suess Celebrations!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Week 1

So last week was Dr. Suess' birthday week. I'll have to admit, I'm not a huge Dr. Seuss fan. However, this year I was changed. I found all kinds of activities, crafts and snacks to go along with several of Dr. Seuss' classics that made this unit FUN! Matter of fact, I found so many that I did a 2 week unit! Whew! This was the collection of books I had in the classroom all written by Suess himself! We did a lot of reading!
 I even created an outside bulletin board on the wall dedicated to Dr. Seuss' 12 most famous stories! Here's part of the display!
 I found this bulletin board set at SchoolCraft (a local school supply store here) and LOVED it. I put all the books down at the bottom with the matching characters and titled it "We're a SEUSSational Pre-K!" The cat in the hat hat's have clothespins holding "George Washington". I know you're thinking George Washington?? Why is he up there? Well....We did George Washington the week before we started Dr. Suess! :)

 This was one of my favorite center activities I had at my small group during the week. They had to match the Cat in the Hat hat's to the number I displayed for them. They rocked this game! They kept asking to play over and over!
 Here's a closer image of George himself!

 Another image of the kids playing the Number Correspondence game!
 Monday: The Cat in the Hat was our story. So...in addition to all our reading and activities we made Cat in the Hat red velvet cupcake, icing, Oreo hats. Oh MY! I orginally saw this idea on Pinterest and they used gummy lifesavers. Well, I wasn't going to buy 10 bags of lifesaver gummies just to dig out the reds so I made mini red velvet cupcakes. I cut them in half and we stacked them using icing! They were a BIG hit.
 Yum, Yum, Yummy, Yum.
 Rhyming Activity using the story One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!
 These are our AT word family Cat in the Hat drawings we did for display on the outer bulletin board. We came up with 5 words in the AT word family and wrote down the first letter. We came up with Hat, Cat, Sat, Pat & Mat. They then colored and made the face! It turned out great! These have been my favorite so far!
 Look! Now they match! we have our fact families on display!
Tuesday: Horton Hears a Who & Horton Hatches An Egg. We read those two books on Tuesday and created Horton Hats to wear with the clover attached to it. II took pictures of them in their hats but can't post them. Bummer.

Wednesday: Green Eggs and Ham Oh my! The most fun cooking day ever! We made green eggs on Wednesday. Before we read the story the kids thought the idea of green eggs was GROSS. However, after reading the story and seeing that the man LOVED them after he ate them, changed their minds. I brought a basket of eggs and green food coloring to make our own!
 I first showed them the egg and talked about the shell and yolk and how it's yellow. So we cracked the egg and cooked in in the pan and i added a drop of green food coloring to the egg. We cooked this one like a normal fried egg. They weren't too keen on trying this one. So we scrambled some!
 Here are our green eggs cooking! they thought it was so cool how the food coloring changed the eggs from yellow to green. They were still skeptical at this point of eating them. So I cooked away....
 Don't you just love this face. My aide said CHEESE and i couldn't cheese before she snapped! lol! End of story: Kids LOVED the eggs. I didn't cook enough for them haha!
 Thursday: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: We read this story on Thursday. Boy it's long. They kind of liked the book. But I think it was a little long for them. However, they loved the activity we had to go along with the book. Again thanks to Pinterest I found a great activity. We GRAPHED rainbow goldfish! Pre-K GRAPHED....boy was I WOWED this day at what they could do!
 We paired up and each group got one cup of rainbow goldfish. They took the goldfish in the cup and sorted them according to color. We then looked at our graph and told which one had the most, which ones were equal and which one had the fewest.
 The best part of the activity was that they got to eat the goldfish after! Yum-o!
 I was so so so SO proud of their graphing that day. I was WOW-ed at their ability to graph and to talk about more, less and equal! they are on thier way to being BIG Kindergartener's!
As a special snack, I made blue jello with swedish fish! It was interesting. I used nerds as the fish bowl rocks and then blue jello and swedish fish for the red fish from the story. The kids didn't really care for the snack. The jello was good but the fish got soggy. If I do this next year we will make the jello seperate and then put the fish in last. Cute idea though!

Friday we had bad weather in New Market. School was only in session 1/2 day. I was out for a trip to Birmingham with my husband's band for a Discipleship now gig at a church. It was a crazy day for the kiddos back home. Therefore, OOBLECK was moved to this Friday.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!