Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kindergarten Graduation 2018

Today was Kindergarten graduation. Here are the highlights.  

Graduation Photos

Programs and Crayons (made from recycled Kinder crayons)

The Photo Booth

Art Masters and Music Masters Portfolios

Each child made a person craft with their favorite memory written on it.

 The Stage

Each child made this keepsake with their handprint on it.  

 This is the hall when it was all set up for the graduation. 

One of the Kindergarten mom's made this beautiful cake. It was delicious. 

These are some of the kids in their fancy clothes.

Some of my kids made this cute picture for me. 

They also made this page. The kids connected three pages together and made me a tiny town. 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Teeny Town

Over the last month, we have been learning about maps and our community. We decided to make our own table top map that the kids affectionately named Teeny Town. 
 The kids made buildings.

 We have a fire station, police station, church, and library.

We have the beach with a pier and a light house (the one with a yellow cone roof).

We have a hospital.

We have a school with a playground and field.

We have a residential section near the school. Chucky E. Cheese's is right across the street from the school.

We have foil boats in the water. Titanic is also off the coast (it is the big boat on two index cards).

We have beach city shops right on the edge of the ocean.

Of course we can't forget the Apple Store, Home Depot, and Trader Joe's. 

The kids had a lot of fun creating Teeny Town. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Prayer Before Meals

Last week, we learned about prayer before meals. We talked about why we pray, we practiced writing the prayer, and we made a place mat with the prayer on it. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Holy Week 2018

This week is Holy Week. We have been doing a lot of activities to remember Jesus.

I bought each child a copy of the Beginner's Bible: The Very First Easter.

We made this torn paper palm leaf for Palm Sunday.

We made a life the flap Stations of the Cross.

We talked about the sixth station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus. The kids made their own version of the veil.

We talked about the Washing of the Feet and the kids made this cute craft.

We talked about the Easter Story and colored pictures that represent different parts of the story.

We made a stained glass crucifix craft to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us.

We made Holy Week in Fingerprints. Each section tells the story of Jesus' Passion.

The eighth grade kids acted out the Living Stations of the Cross.

Today (Holy Thursday) the fourth and fifth grade students are going to reenact the Last Supper. 
(I will post pictures later.)

Finally, the eighth grade students will finish the last five Stations of the Cross at the end of the day.
                                                             (I will post pictures later.)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Math: Shapes

We have been learning about shapes. One of our standards is to make shapes out of various items. 

We drew shape creatures on white boards.

We used shape stamps to make creatures.

We also used play-doh to make shapes (sorry, I forgot to take pictures of this activity).

Finally, we made shapes out of tooth picks and mini marshmallows (you need two bags of mini marshmallows and one box of 750 count flat toothpicks for a class of 28).

We ate the marshmallows when we were done making shapes. The kids had a lot of fun.