Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Adventures In The New School Year!

The first full week of school is done! What a busy, but fun week. ;) Isn't teaching fun?! It's the job that never gets old! Each year we get a new group of kiddos to love! This year's kiddos have really been enjoying singing the songs on the Dr. Jean c.d.s. They sing them while they work and while they are at centers! It's fun to see that they are loving it!

Our classroom has been redone this year. Due to an increase in size in our K program, the school put a door in an adjoining room so we would have more space! This room is "The Learning Corral", and the old room is "Center Ranch". It gives us SO much more space to move!

The first day of school was an exciting one! We made Smart Cookies to start our year out right! Go to Dr. Jean's website and go to the monthly activities for the recipe. One little boy said, "These are the best cookies I've ever had!" This group has a ton of enthusiam and a love for everything!

Hope everyone has a great year!! I'm ready for fall and all the great fall projects ahead!!

Happy Learning!


  1. I wish you were my Kindy teach. Mine drug me to the principles office by my ear for talking too much. :~o I love your classroom(s)!

  2. I'm going to have to try the smart cookies! And I love your room!

  3. Thanks!! Here is the Smart Cookie recipe. ;) It is so fun! I label all the ingredients with the titles below. The kiddos get a big kick out of it! Enjoy!

    Smart Cookies - Kelly Witt of Douglasville, GA, shared this cookie recipe that she makes with her children on the first day of school.

    2 cups kindness (sugar)

    1/4 cup doing your best ( butter )

    1/2 cup honesty (milk)

    3 T Laughter (cocoa)
    3/4 cup friendliness (crunchy peanut butter)

    3 C respectfulness (quick cooking oats)

    Mix first 4 ingredients and bring to boil for 1 min. Pour over last 2 ingredients. Mix and drop on wax paper

  4. I'm proud of you kiddo. It's a treat being your mom and your colleague. Love you