Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kindergarten Graduation


You know the end of the school year is near when it's time for Kindergarten Graduation.
We celebrated this milestone yesterday (with one class) and today (with the other class).
It was SO.MUCH.FUN!  The students have been waiting for this day for a very, very long time!
 
Our theme this year was "Reach for the Stars". 
It's a little hard to tell, but the words "Class of 2013" were also on the bottom of the stage.
Here's what our stage looked like (it is closed).
 
This was our adorable graduation person craft from Peace, Love and Kindergarten.
We added the star which had a picture of the student in a cap and gown as well as a written component, "When I grow up I want to be a ..."
 
Here's what they looked like hanging up on the wall.
 
Here's a close up of one of the stars.
It says "When I grow up I want to be a hockey player."
My favourite answer....."I want to be a zoo keeper."
 
All the students wore a blue cap and gown.  We also served yummy cake! No graduation is complete without one!
 
Yes, we are still doing work in our class (we have a week of school left!).
Here are some of the Literacy Centres we worked on in class.
 
Putting the sentence together so that it sounds right.
 
Unscrambling the sight words.
 
Syllable counting.
 
Spelling CVC words.
 
Listening for beginning blends.
 
You can find these activities and math centres too in the Graduation unit I teamed up with Ann-Marie Parisi to create.
You get all the templates to create a Reach for the Stars theme as well as 3 other themes (which we rotate each year).  The unit comes complete with lots of literacy and math centres (ready-made!), diplomas, certificates, crafts and a bulletin board idea too!
Click on the picture to take you there.
 
I also wanted to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who donated to my project on My Class Needs.  I was able to finally get a guided reading table - and it's beautiful!
All donors remain anonymous on the website - so whoever you are, thank you so much!
The project was funded in record breaking time - under 3 weeks!
 
Here's a picture of my new table - my caretaker was putting it together.
 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your kindergarten graduation! And, on getting your new table! I love my kidney table! Hang in there, you are almost done! Can you smell it?
    Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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