A Spectacular Spring!

We are in full bloom in room 3! We had been very busy learning and having FUN!

Here are a few highlights:

We loved celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with lots of rhyming activities and green eggs and ham! (Which was really lime sherbet, whipped cream, and Twizzlers!) Some of our room 3 friends even made leprechaun traps!

We had a great time with Silly McGilly and all of his St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans.

Papa John’s Teacher Pizza Delivery Night was a huge success! Thank you to all of the families who ordered pizza!

Kindergarten loved carrying on the tradition of the Annual Spring Hat Parade. The kinders looked very cute in their spring hats! We welcomed spring in style!

Everyone had a ball at the Spring Book Boogie! Thank you for your support of our book room!

We also loved rooting on our runners at the Weekend Warrior Assembly!

What an awesome time we had on our field trip to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We loved learning about all the plants. Our favorite part was going into the Butterfly Conservatory. It was amazing!

Even though it was a warm day, we all had fun at Field Day!

Thank you to the area fire department for your lesson with us about fire safety.

We loved the motivational program brought to us by our wonderful PTA. Seth Franco, a former Harlem Globetrotter, talked to us about never giving up by telling his story. He was born with Hip Dysplasia and had to undergo many surgeries. He continued to work hard, and still continues to work hard to overcome this disability.

In science we have enjoyed learning about animal life cycles. We made a giant butterfly life cycle! We are also excited about the chick and duck eggs that are incubating. I can’t wait to share pictures with you once they hatch!

On Friday we enjoyed Bubble Day and a yummy Papa John’s Pizza afternoon snack .(Thanks to our class placing so many orders for Teacher Pizza Delivery Night!)

Thank you to Alex’s mom, Zoe’s mom, Isaac’s mom, and Phillip’s mom for being our Mystery Readers!

Look forward to our next post, where we will have plenty to share about the chicks, ducklings, butterflies, and even a wedding! In the mean time, however, be sure to check out our photo album for even more pictures!

A Wonderful Winter

We have had a fun winter season. Room 3 is always so busy!In January we had a Kindness Campaign and students were invited to make posters to promote kindness.

We had fun talking about matter and magnets in science. We did an experiment with colorful solid ice cubes where they melted into a liquid and made a new color! Our class also had a fun time learning about shadows in honor of Groundhog Day. To make a shadow we need: a light source, something to block the light, and something for the shadow to show up on.

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day! We did a tasty activity using candy hearts, and after that everyone had a great time looking at all of our pretty valentines.

We saw a lot of friends at STEM night! There were so many fun activities to do there.

The 100th Day of School was a huge success and great fun. The children dressed up like 100 year olds. We participated in fun 100 day activities all day! We also used a cool app to make ourselves look like we are 100 years old.

Thank you to our Mystery Readers, Alex’s mom and dad, William’s mom, Milo’s mom, and Lucas’s mom!

We’ve had quite the eventful winter, but we have even more exciting things coming up the next few months. Be sure to check back soon and please take a look at the photo album to see even more pictures.

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A Festive December

We had a fun and eventful December!We enjoyed our field trip to The Children’s Museum of Richmond where we learned about different holiday celebrations. The children also had a a great time exploring and playing in the museum!

We all welcomed Reindeer Jingle to our classroom.

Everyone loved Polar Express Day! We looked so adorable in their pajamas as we paraded around the school, ringing bells for everyone to hear. We returned to the room for hot chocolate and doughnuts.

Officer Vitek visited us and told us all about his important job. He told us about all of the tools he needs to do his job. Thank you, Officer Vitek!

We had a fun time at the Annual Jungle Bell Sing and Ring. Everyone also had a blast at our Winter Party! Thanks to all of the parents who volunteered their time to help with the party and to those who sent in supplies. We couldn’t do it without you!

Also, thank you to our Mystery Reader, Mrs. Warnick!

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to an awesome 2018! Let’s hope for lots of snow! And as always, be sure to check out the photo album for even more pictures!

A Thankful November

November was a very busy month for Room 3!

We had our own classroom electione voted on the best Oreo Cookie! We declared ourselves members of a party: Classic Oreo, Golden Oreo, Cool Mint Oreo. Everyone made campaign posters and buttons, and then we voted on our favorite Oreo. The winning Oreo was… Golden Oreos! We all enjoyed eating the winning cookie!

We thanked our veterans at the Veterans Day assembly. Everybody also made a soldier and wrote a describing word to tell about soldiers. The students came up with wonderful words to finish the sentence, Soldiers are______.

We have been working hard sorting objects. We’ve learned to sort by color, shape, size, texture, as well as other attributes. We’re also working on identifying the core of a pattern and expanding complex patterns.

We had our final Tae Kwon Do lesson with Master Cho. She reviewed with us our 3 kinds of focus: brain, body, and eye. We also learned about perseverance. We will never give up!

Our hallway displays were so cute! The fancy feathers that the children made for our turkey turned out great! The children also made a darling long legged turkey.

Everyone had a fun time at the Thanksgiving Corn Feast. We learned that corn was a staple for the First Americans (Native Americans). We enjoyed popcorn, corn flakes, corn muffins, and canned corn at our feast. Thanks to all of the parents who donated items for our feast.

Thank you to our November Mystery Readers: Nathan’s mom, Zoe’s mom, and Briele’s mom!

We’ve also been working on some new additions to our blog. First of all, you can now enter your email at the bottom of this page and receive our blog updates right in your inbox. You may have noticed that we post an update every month, and we’ll continue to do this in the future.

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December looks to be another busy month, so be sure to take a peak at the photo album often for new pictures. We will try to update it more often!

October Wrap-Up!

We had a wonderful October! This was a month full of fun, adventures, and learning!We welcomed fall with lots of discussions about apples, scarecrows, owls, and pumpkins. We loved learning about apples and making apple prints. Looking for the hidden star inside was a real treat for us all.

Our class also loved learning about the lifecycle of the pumpkin plant. We learned that a pumpkin seed is planted in soil, and that we give the seed lots of sun, water and air. After some time, the seed sprouts. The sprout grows and grows and develops into a vine. Next, a yellow flower grows. A baby green pumpkin will grow behind the yellow flower. Finally, the green pumpkin will ripen and it will turn orange. Then, the cycle will start all over again, using the seeds inside the pumpkin.

We loved our trip to the pumpkin patch where we got to see the pumpkin life cycle first hand!

We also had a great time at the Fall Activity. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time, and who sent in supplies to make our activity a success!

Pumpkin Palooza was a blast. Our class pumpkin was adorable. Can you tell he is the mouse from the book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie? It was fun seeing so many Room 3 friends at Pumpkin Palooza!Our class had a great time carving a pumpkin. We were “Pumpkin Scientists” as we weighed and measured our pumpkin. We counted the lines on our pumpkin and measured the circumference of our pumpkin using links. We voted on how we should carve our pumpkin. Finally, we grouped the seeds into groups of 10 and counted them. Our pumpkin had 542 seeds!

We have loved our visits from Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do. Master Cho has been teaching us about brain focus, eye focus, and body focus.

We can’t wait to see what fun November holds for us! Remember to keep checking our photo album because there are many more pictures from October, and we will be continually updating it throughout the year.


Off to a Great Start!

We’ve had such a great start to Kindergarten in Room 3! It’s been fun getting to know everyone, and I’m so excited for the school year!


On the first day, we all got to meet each other and learn all of our names, the school rules, and much more. The first day of school is always hard, but everyone did such a great job getting through it! I think everyone was a bit nervous, but luckily we got comfortable with our classroom and each other pretty quickly.

For the rest of the week, we all got used to the classroom routine, and by Friday, we were ready for a treat!

After reading several versions of the Gingerbread Man, we decided to make one of our own. We started by rolling out the dough and shaping it, then each student got to place a piece of candy on the Gingerbread Man. We had such a handsome Gingerbread Man, so we went to the lunch room and put him in the oven to bake. Only, when we came back to get him, the Gingerbread Man had already run off! He left notes behind hinting at the different places he went, which lead us on a wild goose chase throughout the school! By the time we got all the way to the music room, we were pretty exhausted, so we went back to Room 3 and we were greeted by quite a nice surprise! The Gingerbread Man was waiting for us in the classroom, and that was a good thing because we all were pretty hungry! That Gingerbread Man made quite a nice snack, and was such a fun way to learn our way around the school!

We’ve been having fun learning about plane shapes. We can identify all of the shapes and tell you how many sides, verticies/corners/angles they have. We will be exploring more with shapes before we start sorting and making patterns with them.

We had so much fun this week, and I love being able to share with you a taste of all the things we do (no pun intended!). I created a photo album that I will continually add photos to throughout the year. You can also add your own pictures you take when at school if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, so I hope it will become an extensive collection of all of our fun kindergarten memories from throughout the school year! For more details, please click on the “Photo Album” tab at the top of this page.

Thank you for checking out this blog, and be sure to check back every so often as I add more posts of what we’ve been up to!