Blog Award

Sooooo excited and honored to be named as a top kindergarten blog. Thanks to my Fairy Blog Mothers Kinderglynn and Ms. M for letting me know about this award. Here is what the article said about my blog...

Inspired by a book called "A Place Called Kindergarten" by Jessica Harper, Jonelle Belle has created her blog in a format very similar to the book -- it's what she would tell the animals about what she and her students do every day in class. She makes great use of the blog by posting a lot of the students' work, from their nonfiction writing ideas to their scrapbook paper owls (we can all remember that) to drawings of the same tree depicted in each different season. You'll find a lot of inspiring posts from Jonelle in her blog.


P.S. I know that they spelled my name wrong
{Belle instead of Bell}...but who can get mad when someone turns you into a princess.
What a great way to start my summer break:)
Thanks so much!!

Moving on to 1st grade...

These crazies are moving on to 1st grade.
I can't believe that this year is over. This was a fast one. Thanks to all my blogging buddies for all your ideas and inspiration!! Your emails and comments make me feel so appreciated. Thanks to the 20 little people in this picture that made me smile and enjoy what I do sooooo much! I am so proud of the authors, illustrators, readers, mathematicians and scientists that you have become!

80 Kindergarten Blogs!!

I added the 80th blog to my list of kindergarten blogs today!! Check them out HERE or click on this blogger in my sidebar to find more blogs...

A New Kindergarten Blog...

A big WELCOME to the blogging world
goes out to Crystal. Check
out her blog, Kreative in Kinder,
and enter her first giveaway.

move aLONG with a good book

Our Right to Read Week theme is
"move aLONG with a good book"
because author and illustrator
Loren Long is visiting our school. Today we explored the app ABC Go on the iPads, picked a mod of transportation to draw and added ourselves reading a book to our drawings.

ABC Go

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Kindergarten Field Day Fun

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Greenacres

Our field trip to Greenacres was amazing.
We had a blast learning more about
trees and ponds.
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this plus that

My amazing teammate's favorite author is
When her new book

came out
I think that she was the first one to buy it.
Then she came up with an adorable activity to go along with the book and we decided to do it too. You can see Room 130's this plus that that activity on their blog Literacy and Laughter
and here is ours...

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this plus that equation.

Spring Poems

My students wrote these amazing Spring poems. I read them lots of books about Spring, we made a chart of all the things that remind us of Spring, then they wrote these Spring poems:
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{we made our poems on 18 x 24 watercolor paper}