Here in kindergarten, we believe in fresh air and exercise. Moving our bodies is a worthy goal in itself but it is also an important refresher for our minds and our spirits. Each morning, weather permitting we head outside for a few quick laps around the blacktop. The kids can walk or run as they choose. Over the course of the school year the kids completed a half marathon. Here are a few pictures of our celebration. We passed out metals and celebrated the kids’ hard work!
So I overheard a very passionate argument going on at the art table on Friday. The kids were creating all kinds of goodies with the play dough. They love to make cookies so I guess tasting the play dough was inevitable.
Two kids were arguing with a third child. The first two were telling the third on no uncertain terms that she had been eating play dough. The third child was telling them just as certainly that she had absolutely not eaten play dough.
Her teeth were blue.
Several other kids in the classroom noticed the blue teeth and came to whisper to me they suspected she had been eating play dough, just in case I had missed the subtle clue.
We watched this video this morning for a little inspiration. The kids were really moved by the acts of kindness and the how each little act had a big impact on all the people involved.
We think you should watch the video too! You will thank us later!Acts of Kindness Video
We had a wonderful day celebrating our great behavior! We earned 500 behavin’ ravens which means our students were safe, respectful, learners 500 times!
First we read the classic, Where the Wild Things Are and dreamed up our very own wild things. Some had bee bodies or raccoon tails. Others had horns or 4 arms.
The kids had a wonderful time munching on goodies, opening valentine cards, and playing spring themed bingo! Thanks to all who planned, provided, attended, and tidied up afterward!
PS- A pair of sunglasses was left in the classroom after the party. Please let me know if they are yours and I will send them home with your child next week.