Friday, June 25, 2010

It's summer, why am I thinking about school! ;0)

We are out of school and what do we think about, sitting on a beach, sipping cool drinks, or soaking up the sun? No, we are thinking about what will be happening the next year at school! Every time I go into Mardels during the summer, I find myself looking at all the new decorations, posters, banners, borders, and games in the school section! I even found a lot of cute things 1/2 off recently!

I found out this week that we'll be expanding our K a little next year. To have room for a larger class of K kiddos, my aide is now going to be a team teacher with me and we are going to be using another room for some of our work. So, now I'm thinking of ideas for this other room! I've decided to call it "the learning corral". I'm thinking that I'll put some type of fence up to give it a corral feel. My classroom has a cowboy theme, so this will go great with that. I think another trip to a few of my favorite teacher stores will be in order soon! I'll post pics as soon as I start working on the new space. I'm hoping that there will be a door installed in the wall so we can have easy access to this new room. It will be a great new adventure!!!

Hope your summer days are not flying by too quickly! ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's over...

Summer is here! Hope you are enjoying your time off. My K kids ended the year with a wonderful graduation program. We shared some of our favorite poems and nursery rhymes with family and friends! One song that is a favorite to sing at the end of the year is "Leaving Kindergarten". It is sung to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies~ "Come and listen to a story 'bout what we did this year.
We've been working very hard, and we think it's clear.
We've learned a lot of stuff, and we've made some real good friends.
Now we're leaving Kindergarten but the learning doesn't end!
First Grade,
Bigger numbers,
Bigger words,
All day!!
That's all,
Bye Folks,
See ya later!!"

I hope everyone enjoys their time off! More updates soon!