Highlight Reel

     Brrrrr!  This week has been cold.  A fellow friend summed it up well as we came in from bus duty, "Weather should not hurt!"  Ironically enough, since the falling temperatures I must say the low humming of "Let it Go!" and Elsa talk has become nonexistent.   I think the kiddos are on strike!
      Despite the frigid temps, our Kindergarten class has had a fun, busy week.  Our routine has consisted of activity, GoNoodle, activity, GoNoodle, repeat!  We are all one more indoor recess away from a meltdown, (teacher included)!
      Kidding aside, our beginning, middle, end activities have been a big hit.  We started the week with reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  The first day we read the story, sorted the pictures into B/M/E, and then practiced retelling with a friend.  The second day we put Goldilocks and the Three Bears into a B/M/E organizer.  It was fun to see the kiddos differentiate their own learning.  Some drew pictures depicting the story, others drew pictures and added words, and some did just writing.

Today we huffed, and puffed our way through The Three Little Pigs.  The students loved reading the story!  Afterwards we practiced sorting the pictures into B/M/E.  My class is becoming quite the beginning, middle, end professionals.
Tomorrow, we are going to follow up with the Three Little Pigs, do a little close reading and text dependent questions.

On another note, in writing we have been learning about how to write letters and postcards.  Today we read the story Dear Polar Bear by Barry Ablett. 
I mean when in Alaska do as the Eskimos do...or something along those lines, right?!... This is one of my favorite books to read with my kiddos.  They are always fascinated by the interactive pop up letters. After we read the book we practiced writing postcards to our friends and family. Snail Mail Rules!

Finally, in Social Studies we have been wrapping up our discussions on Presidents Day.  We talked about what a President does, two famous Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and what we would do if we were President. (Future Presidents in the making)

Well, that about wraps up our highlight reel for the week!

Happy Friday's Eve Everyone!


  1. Great post. Your kiddos look like they are doing a fantastic job with their B/M/E activities. Have a great weekend! Hopefully it will start warming up a bit soon.

    Luv My Kinders

  2. Thanks Laura, we have been having lots of fun with it. It's pretty cool to see the kiddos using the materials I made! As I was making the papers I had a vision of what it would look like and it's even better! :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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