Once a week during Skills Block, we bring out Skills Centers for the children to practice. These are hands-on activities that encourage the children to practice the skills we have been working on.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Today we practiced evacuating our campus in case of emergency. We are just so fortunate to have a neighbor like the Church at Chet's Creek that could house our entire school if the worst ever happened! You would have been so proud of your kids! Safety first!
Posted by dayle timmons at 10:16 AM
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Many of our students come to kindergarten already knowing how to tie their shoes. Other parents simply ignore the problem by sending their child to school in Velcros! But at some time, children need to learn to tie their own shoes. We are posting this video because this is the simplest way we have ever seen to teach children to tie their shoes! Let us know if it works for you!
Posted by dayle timmons at 3:03 PM
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
We are so proud of our kindergartners as they are finishing their first genre in writing - Teaching Books. The children have been writing books about things they know a lot about and let me tell you, they know a lot of stuff! We have worked up to 15 minutes of quiet independent writing. We know how to close our eyes and think about a topic, how to select the right paper for what we want to write, how to plan by touching each page and thinking about what we want to say on each page, how to start with a picture and add details, how to add words by stretching them out and writing the sounds that we hear, how to use the word wall (on the ceiling!) how to add labels to our pictures, how to ask questions and get suggestions from a partner, how to staple our pages together, how to use a date stamp and how to put our first and last name on our books. We are a community of writers!
Posted by dayle timmons at 4:20 PM