Friday, June 6, 2014

Final Day!


We worked hard to clean our room!

Well, we did use shaving cream instead of soap but the tables smell GREAT!  Then it was time to "clap out" the fifth graders!
Until next year...
We're out for Summer!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Harvesting Radishes

We planted radishes several weeks ago and Finn's mom has been watering the garden since then.  Yesterday each child got to pull radishes.
Today we got to taste the radishes with a little Ranch dressing.  About half the children had never had a radish.  A small group of children LOVED the radishes and a larger group thought they were just too spicy!  I have to admit that they were hot!  The good news is that almost every child at least tasted a radish so they now have an opinion!


Happy Birthday Summer Birthdays!

We had a Pancake Breakfast to celebrate all of our summer birthdays!

Readers-to-Leaders Reptiles

Mrs. Phillips had quite the display of reptiles for the children today to celebrate  all the reading you have been doing at home!  How exciting!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Visit from a Queen

Today Miss High School visited and read us a book about bullying.  She was stunning!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


The popular movie, Frozen, has inspired all kinds of music and activities.  We have heard the children singing "Let it go..." for weeks and we noticed while we were watching the movie that Keira knows the words to every single song!  She might be ready to star on Broadway! So to celebrate this newest phenomenon, we had our own version of Frozen in our classroom this week, thanks to the planning of Mrs. Matthews!

We started with Centers in the morning.

We watched the movie while we ate lunch in the room and then enjoyed "make your own" ice cream sundaes.   We loved the group activities in the afternoon which included Pass the Ice Balloon (like "Hot Potato"), Freeze Tag, Wrap your friend like a snowman with toilet paper, and eating a donut (powder snow) on a string!

And, of course, the teachers had to get into the action!

It was quite a day!  Frozen indeed!

Best Patrol Ever

Sometimes you meet a student who is just exceptional and our patrol this year was such a fifth grader! The patrols are responsible in the mornings for watching the children in the hallway as they arrive. The children sit in the hallway and read. They begin arriving at 8:30 in the morning with the patrols in charge (with a little adult supervision) until the bell rings at 9. It's a big responsibility. This year we had a patrol that took that job seriously and earned the respect of us all- and the love of the children!  Don't know what she will choose to do with her life, but I guarantee she'll be a success!

Writing Celebration

We celebrated our end of the year writing with Miss Greenhaw and Mrs. Johnson's first grade class. We read our opinion letters to them and they read their narrative stories to us! We loved seeing what our first grade friends could write!  Then we each gave the other compliments on their writing.

We ended with some cookies and juice.

And became fast friends!

2014 Final Awards

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of our school year.  We have spent time with an amazing bunch of children and their families.  Most of them will join us again for first grade but others will be leaving for other opportunities in our classrooms, other schools.  It is always hard to say good-by but we wish each child the blessing of a fun-filled summer.

Congratulations to our Soaring Eagles for the third and fourth nine weeks.

We ended our Awards Day with a video that captured the highlights of our year.  Thank you Mrs. Ruark for a lasting memory of this incredible year.

Kindergarten 2013-2014 from dayle timmons on Vimeo.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 Field Day

It was a blast, being outside with all the Resource teachers and paras!  Thanks for a memory-filled day!