Monday, August 29, 2011

Favorite Things

We've been in Kindergarten for a week now so we thought we'd like to know what the children really love about their new school experience. Enjoy their answers!

What do you like best about Kindergarten?
Abdul.....playing at the playground
Jaiden..... I like to draw.
Braylon.....doing math
Angel.....making dinosaurs
Alyssa.....doing math
Malynn.....doing activities like coloring
Koen.....going outside
Addison.....I like to color a bunch.
Avery.....playing on the playground
Grace.....the food in the lunchroom
Luke.....I like to make new friends and to play outside.
Maria.....the books
Will.....PTA and doing all these fun crafts
Nelson.....I like reading books.
Austin.....I make new friends.
Keith..... My favorite things are toys.
Cadin.....building with shapes with blocks and games
Liam.....making a book box
William..... playing with my friends
Kayla.....going on the carpet like a little mouse. That's so fun!
Jacob.....the equipment on the playground

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jack and Jill

Nursery Rhymes began this week and oh what a fantastic time we have had.  Our first rhyme is "Jack and Jill."  You may remember the rhyme from your own childhood (whew, long time ago for some of us).

The teachers acted it out first, one playing Jack and one playing Jill...what a picture...hehehe!

And then some of the children had an opportunity to do the same.  ADORABLE!

We'll be working with these rhyming words and this nursery rhyme all week.  Make sure to ask your child to say or sing "Jack and Jill"!  If they choose to sing you the song, ask them to show you the motions along with it.  Seriously, they couldn't be any cuter!!!  We love each of them so much!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Our First Day

We had such a great first day! First we met in the big Dining Room with all the other kindergartners and said "goodbye to our loved ones".  We are BIG kids now!


When we got to our room, we unpacked all of our stuff and sang a good morning song.  Then Mrs. Timmons and Mrs. Ruark told us the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff  by Paul Galdone.  They were so funny!  We even got to act during the book.  The girls were the billy goats and the boys were the mean, ugly troll. 

Somebody even had a birthday today and we got to sing!  Happy Birthday to our newest five year old!

We ate lunch in the big Dining Room.  It was noisy but we met new friends and talked about summer vacation.

After lunch we played on the playground.  Boy, was it hot but we had FUN anyway!  Then we let our creative juices flow and drew pictures of superheroes.  Our teachers hung them around the room on stars.  That was way cool!

We practiced walking in a line and the teachers were so-o-o-o proud of us! You would have been proud of us too!

Finally we got to see a real superhero - Omega Man!  Ask me about his AMAZING feats.

What a wonderful day we had together.  Kindergarten is a really special place to be!  Can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring...

Friday, August 19, 2011

First Look!

Welcome to our new Ruark-Timmons Family!  We loved meeting you all at Orientation!  Remember, be ready on Monday to come with your superhero powers fired up and ready to...10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 BLAST OFF!!!!!! 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hello and Good-by

We say good-by to our awesome first graders and welcome a new group of kindergartners.  We are so proud of our first graders and send them off with lots of confidence, knowing they will fly right into second grade as superheroes!  For our new superheroes, we welcome you with our exciting new theme!  It's going to be a GREAT new year!

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