Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fellow Blogger Birthday FREEBIE!

One of our fellow bloggers is having a birthday today!  Happy Birthday Cathy Irwin of Mrs. I's Class!  She is giving away 1 free item from her store if you go to her blog and follow her and leave a comment!  What a FABULOUS idea!  I am totally doing this for my birthday next month so keep an eye out! If you want to learn more, please click here Mrs. I's Birthday Surprise!  And Cathy I hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

MAD Scientist Fun Day

Every year we celebrate the end of the year with a special educational field trip to somewhere.   Usually Dinosaur World or Mosi Museum.  However, this year with all of the budget cuts and additional bus fare costs we had to cancel that super fun trip.  My fabulous K team and I refused to let this year end without some kind of FUN end of the year "trip".  So we searched around for alternatives.  Finally, (the wonderful) Ms. Baker found a company called Mad Scientists. This group of scientists actually come to YOUR school and completes hands-on science experiments with the kiddos. Plus, the kiddos get to take most of the experiments home!!!! NO bus money to collect and it was just about $5 a child for this FABULOUS group to come.  I don't know about you but I love a good deal! It was amazing and the kiddos LOVED every minute of it.  Here are some photos and a short clip (at the end) of some of the great stuff they do with the students.
 Dry Ice in the face!

The power of air!

 Cup Ping Pong (Using only your breath to move the Ping Pong!)

 More Ping Pong

 Dry Ice Everywhere

 More Dry Ice fun click the video below to see one of the FABULOUS hands on experiments in action!

Click Mad Scientist Fun if you are interested in having them visit your school.  Thanks so much to Mr. Jeff and his team of scientists for making this day so FABULOUS for our K Kiddos! HAve you found any other Awesome alternatives to expensive Field trips?? Would LOVE to hear from you!

Friday, June 7, 2013

WOW! Another Year Gone!

The end is here. I am so exhausted! I just don't know any other ways to explain the amount of work that went into my classroom this year (on top of the normal aches and pains that we as teachers go through every year)!  I LOVE teaching and seeing the lightbulbs go ON, its all the other mumbo jumbo that makes it "icky". Every teacher I know works themselves to the bone putting families and selves last because they know that the kiddos in their classroom may "never even know what a bed time story is".  That makes me so sad.  I am happy to say that at least with every group of kiddos that come through my room, they learn to realize the value of a story.  They learn that reading is important to build imagination, self esteem, heart, and knowledge.  I am so proud of my kinders this year that I could BURST! They are an amazing bunch of scientists, authors, writers, explorers, and mathematicians!  I just found out that I am to loop up with these Fabulous kiddos to First Grade.  So for the next year Kindergarten Boom Boom will be embarking once again into First Grade Territory! I can not wait to see the progress that we accomplish together next year!
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