Sasha is our STAR of the Week. Her favorite book is Pinkalicious Flower Girl by Victoria Kann. Look what students had to say about Sasha:
"She's nice." - Bea
"She's very quiet." - Erik
"She wrote a nice note to me on Valentine's Day." - Eva
"She's super cute and nice." - Kyara
"She's smart." - Jared
"She's really talented." - Anaya
This week students learned about life long ago in George Washington's time. We also had the opportunity to host some 5th Grade students for a few days. TK loved having these "big kids" join our class community and I loved having the extra helping hands.
Mason is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is It's Christmas David by David Shannon. Look what students had to say about Mason:
"He always tries his best at school." - Pao
"I like Mason." - Kyle
"He is so duper nice to me." - Carter
"He's my friend." - Colin
"He's super, super, super, super kind to me." - Joshua
"He always tries his best and is quiet in line." - Tavish
Highlights of Rr week were a visit from the Dairy Council and showing friendship with valentines!
Pao is our STAR of the Week. Her favorite book is Shimmer and Shine: Magic Carpet Race! Look what students had to say about Pao:
"Pao always plays with me at recess." - Titus
"Pao is my friend." - Abigail
"I like Pao." - Felix
"She's kind and she plays with me." - Isabel
"She always plays with me." - Kyle
"She always tries her best and she never gives up." - Xander
This week our school celebrated Global School Play Day. Children got to bring toys to school and enjoy a whole day of unstructured play. Don't be fooled though; play is serious business. Children build many necessary social skills during play. Cooperation, persuasion, conflict management, and decision making are all strengthened during unstructured play. Even more though, GSPD is possibly the most joyful day of the year. Just look at all these happy kids!
Matthew is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon. Look what students had to say about Matthew:
"He's always trying his best." - Bea
"He's handsome." - Eva
"I like Marley." - Matthew
"He always is a good friend." - Marley
"He's a good dancer." - Gracie
"He always tries his best." - Zoe
We celebrated the 100th Day of School this week! Students explored counting one hundred objects in many ways and had fun decorating and wearing crowns. These kids are 100 days smarter!
It was also Pp week and we learned lots about penguins. Students got to stand next to a life-sized Emperor Penguin poster to see if they are taller than the giant penguins. Most aren't! I can't wait to see students' cute penguin cut outs in the window soon too!
We were so busy that we only had time for a few of the special Kindness Week activities. That's okay though because we can spread kindness next week too! :)
Marley is our STAR of the Week. Her favorite book is It's Christmas, David! by David Shannon. Look what students had to say about Marley:
"Marley's a good friend." - Colin
"She's kind." - Evelyn
"I like Marley." - Matthew
"She always tries her best and she's quiet at the carpet." - Gracie
"She's nice and she tries her best." - Mason
"She always tries her best and she's so sweet." - Rithish
TK returned to school this month with a New Year's countdown and resolution making. Five year olds have an amazing range of resolutions from playing piano or basketball to getting a cat and being a shark! (No, not wearing a costume; being a shark. Haha!)
After all the holiday fun in December and the first week back in January, it was great to return to our regular routines this week. Here are some glimpses of our STAR sharing her All About Me poster, our Morning Meeting sharing time, and a Handwriting Without Tears lesson too.
Celebrating the holidays with five year olds is the BEST! We are so lucky to have many, many parent volunteers (and some special guest siblings too!) who make big in-class celebrations possible. I hope these little ones had a joyful holiday break. I can't wait to see them again to ring in the new year!
Kyle is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney. Look what students had to say about Kyle:
"He's nice and my friend." - Titus
"He always tries his best." - Brian
"I like Kyle." - Bruce
"Kyle always plays with me." - Carter
"He always tries his best at school and he listens to you." - Sasha
"He likes me bouncing him on the bouncy bridge." - Xander
This week was a flurry of activity! Students had so much fun engaging with their senses, especially taste and smell. They had more chances to play with indoor recess toys and had a couple of special guests come read and act out a snowman story too!
Joshua is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is How to Train Your Dragon 2. Look what students had to say about Joshua:
"Joshua always tries his best." - Felix
"He doesn't give up." - Isabel
"I like Joshua." - Kyle
"Joshua's a nice friend." - Pao
"He always tries his best." - Kyle
"He's my friend." - Sophia
This week TK had their second Kind Kids Club lesson with Mrs. Hines. Students learned that sharing kind words and doing kind deeds fills others and ourselves with good feelings. They practiced giving compliments, sang a song about filling a bucket, and colored art to give to others.
We had our first rainy days of the school year. Students couldn't go outside to play on our rainy days so they got extra toys to enjoy with friends indoors instead!
Students are learning about shapes this week. We started our study by transforming triangles into pine tree art. The creations make our class wall so cheery!
Finally, I'd like to give a big shout out to all the parents who have been coming in to support students with name writing and reading our little sight word readers each day. The students get so much out of that one on one time with parents. Thank you!!
Isabel is our STAR of the Week. Her favorite book is Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean! Look what students had to say about Isabel:
"I like Isabel." - Abigail
"She's nice." - Bea
"Isabel's kind." - Evelyn
"She's nice and she's my friend." - Gracie
"Me and her always play with each other. It makes me so happy." - Marley
"She's nice to me and she plays with me all day." - Zoë
What a joyful week we had in TK. Students shared their gratitude all week with journal writing, sharing their thankful feathers, and by creating a T-chart about what thankfulness looks like a sounds like. We learned a little about the first Thanksgiving. We wore our turkey hats with feather patterns and did a silly turkey dance with maracas. We even celebrated good behavior this month with a popcorn movie pajama party! TK is a super fun place to be and I'm grateful to be spending this year with an incredibly sweet class of little ones. <3
Felix is our STAR of the Week. His favorite book is No, David! by David Shannon. Look what students had to say about Felix:
"Felix is so nice to me." - Titus
"He always tries his best." - Rithish
"He's my friend." - Colin
"He's nice." - Sasha
"He's my friend." - Xander
"He always plays with me." - Mason
This week TK has focused on thankfulness. We talked about what it looks like and sounds like. We greeted our friends with, "Thank you for coming!" Students also had the opportunity to write thank you notes to the Donor's Choose donor who requested them. We are thankful for our so many things, especially our new play table and play rug in TK and to the generous donors who made it possible!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Benz and I want to welcome you to our TK blog! Here you can find weekly newsletters and fun posts about what is happening in our class.