Monday, February 9, 2015

Feb. 2-6

Here are a few pictures from our week.  We are working hard on decoding words and our literary focus for the past few weeks has been digraphs.
Take a peek into our week....

Our theme was dinosaurs this week, so we made these cute stegosaurus headbands, courtesy of Mrs. Dugan.  I sure am glad she is so artsy!

Working in our reading groups:

Spelling CVC Words.

And in Religion, we read and talked about the Bible story:  Joseph and his coat of many colors.  It is always so rewarding listening to my students (just 5 and 6 yr olds) make so much sense and have this authentic, genuine, simple view of how we should be living.  At some point in our discussion, one of them said something to the effect of:  "Well, even if someone hurts us, we should always forgive them or it will take away our happy."  --WOW!  I love, love, love this!  These children can teach us so much!  I felt like I was the one learning and being reminded of the way we should live.  Truly rewarding.  
Here is our Joseph:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Catholic School's Week

This week has been so much fun!!!  It is a time when we embrace our Catholic identity as a school and have many fun, meaningful activities daily.  My own kids love, love, LOVE not having to wear their uniforms this week, as it combines with Spirit Week.  Here are some highlights from our week....
Monday was dress like a superhero day.  It was also trivia day, where we met up with other K, 1, and 2 classes and held a trivia.  
The "super" crew

The "bat" crew

Superhero Day, 2015 Catholic School's Week

Batman and Robin

Tuesday was "Back in Time" day.  You could dress in any era you wanted.  It was also the school's Rummage Sale day.  The school has a rummage sale and donates the profits to needy kids all over the world.  


Wednesday was "black out" day where everyone wore black.  It was also our school's talent show AND the 100th day of school!  BUSY BUSY!  Here are some pictures of our day!

I'm not sure if you can see the Smartboard, but that is our 100's chart indicating we had reached 100 days!!!

100th day headbands!

stringing our 100 fruit loops

We used an app to age their pictures.  They LOVED this!

On Thursday, we had PJ day and a movie in the afternoon with other classes.  I forgot to take pictures this day, as it was Student Appreciation Day--and a busy day of greeting and cheering for the students as they entered the school in the morning and helping them with their Chris's Pancake surprise at lunch!


Friday was "nerd" dress day.  We also had Silly Olympics for the kids--which is fun relay type races between different grade levels.  

I think I have just as much fun as the kids do this week!