As a PBIS school, positive behavior incentives are a crucial part of the school environment and culture. To encourage positive behavior, students are given Lion Bucks to spend at the Roar Store. Today, our class had their first school assembly teaching them how to buy things at the store, how to safely keep and fill out Lion Bucks, and what is available to purchase. Students are totally excited to start saving their money!
Second day of school went smoothly as students transition very well into the routines of the class. They are learning to line up, cut, glue, and share during exploratory activities.
Kindergarten celebrated their passage into first grade and one of their first academic celebrations. Songs were sung, and parents cheered.
I would really like for all parents to upload pictures they have taken to this album:
If there are any problems with the link or process, let me know. Any pictures uploaded there will be visible to others. I recommend that everyone keep their ClassDojo app as the school will frequently post school wide announcements on it. This class website will always be here to make reference to pictures and resources.
It has been an absolute pleasure spending the past year with your students. I will say goodbye for now, but not forever! I will be here next year for all of your children to visit whenever they want to help, say hi, or any other reason. Thank you parents for being the best parents a teacher could ask for!
Kindergarten experienced their first "Flagpole Awards" where the whole school recognized achievement.
Students over the course of a few weeks witnessed the growth of a caterpillar to a butterfly and wrote their final papers about them. Here, students released the full grown butterflies.
The kindergarten carnival was successful in celebrating students' year long learning. Activities included a car wash, face painting, poking the monster's nose, and other things. On behalf of kindergarten staff, we give a tremendous thank you to all volunteers that helped set up, manage the stations, and clean up. This was 100% run by our parent volunteers, and we couldn't have done it without you.
Kindergarteners had a fun time performing for parents and friends today at the annual Kinder Hoedown. We enjoyed seeing children in their western-wear. Enjoy some of the pictures of the event, as well as the year's last Roar Store visit.
Students from all of our three kindergarten classes joined together to see zoo animals at the Monterey Zoo and enjoyed some lunch and playtime at Tatum's Garden. Students did not even want the day to end! A special thanks is given to those parents that chaperoned our activities and to those that were willing to do so. With your help, the day was a great success!
Kindergarten is planning and rehearsing a hoedown with farm animal songs and dances. The Hoedown will be Wednesday, April 16 at 10:30AM. Make plans to attend and see this novel performance! Check out some pictures from today.
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