Hi Everyone!

I haven’t had time to take pictures in the last two days because we’ve been so busy!

Monday, we celebrated Chinese New Year by reading our Big Book for this week called “Little Panda” The Story of Hau Mai.  It came with our Scott Foresman Reading Series that we got last year.

We also made paper lanterns from red constuction paper for the children to take home and to help them wish good luck to the members of their family.

Monday was a blur as my assistant was out and it was just me on duty! 🙂

Tuesday, we went to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the children did a GREAT job, so great in fact that we are trying to come up with a way to tell them thank you for their wonderful behavior–Any Ideas?? Something that won’t cause them to go crazy, because we want to emphasize GOOD behavior! 🙂

Wednesday, as I sit here, I am home from school because we had a snow day today–10 inches of snow fell outside my door last night!  That’s in addition to the 2+ inches we already had on the groud!

Thursday, I was supposed to speak at the ICE-Indiana Computer Educator’s Conference, but it got canceled due to the weather–so maybe next year!?!  My presentation was called Monarch Migration and Technology in Kindergarten.  I made a Power Point for it (Monarch Butterfly Jeopardy), so I’ll post that in just a minute.

Next week, we have two 1/2 days and I begin assessments again for report cards in the middle of March.  This round is one of the fastest because many children will master most of the skills at this point in the year.  I will be out next Friday to attend the HASTI (Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc.) conference with two other members of my Kdg. team.  Next week, I will also be presenting at our district Kindergarten meeting (once every two months all the Kdg. teachers in our district get together to discuss current topics)  I will be presenting on Literacy Work Stations and offering a list of technology/Kgd. appropriate websites to use in our classrooms.

I made the presentation for LWS in Power Point, so I will run and get my jump drive and be right back to post it in another post! 🙂

For parents of children in my classroom: The copy machines are not working properly, so until further notice, there will be no homework coming home with your child–I will try to get it scanned and put here or on our classroom blog so you could print it out at home if you wanted to.  Sorry about that! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on January 28, 2009, in China Connection, Homework, Literacy Work Stations, Monarch Butterflies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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