Friday, September 30, 2016

Fourth Grade Buddies

We started off our morning by meeting our fourth grade buddies in Ms. Senning's class.  Each year Kindergarten students are paired with fourth graders.  Throughout the year we get together with our buddies for fun activities, reading, projects, play time, sharing work, etc.  It is a great way to build community between younger and older students.  Everyone loved the Kinderbuddy Challenge today.  They had to work together to build a boat out of tin foil and 4 straws.  Then they needed to test the boat to see if it would float and how many pennies it could hold before it sank.  This was a fun way for kindergarten students to get to know their fourth grade buddies, practice problem solving skills, practice social skills and counting.

Open House

Thank you all for coming to Open House Thursday evening.  It was wonderful to see everyone. Kindergarten students were very excited to be your tour guides and show you their classroom and work. Thank you for sharing your children with me.  They are amazing and I feel lucky to be their teacher.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Open House

PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade Open House is Thursday, September 29, 6:00-7:00pm.  We hope all kindergarten families will be able to make it to our Open House.  Students are excited to show you their work, their classroom and their school.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kindergarten Potluck Dinner

What a great evening!  Thank you all so much for coming to the Kindergarten Potluck DInner.  We had a wonderful turn out.  The food was delicious.  It was nice to see everyone and have a chance to visit.

Our Special Guest Reader

Thank you Mrs. Layton for coming into our classroom today and reading to us. We really enjoyed the book you read, When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang.  We are excited to share our pictures with you showing what we would do to calm down when we are really, really angry.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

KIndergarten Potluck Dinner at RES

Richmond Elementary School

Kindergarten Potluck Dinner   

Kindergarten families are invited to a potluck in the RES cafeteria on Thursday, September 22, 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  RES will provide plates and utensils.  Please bring a dish to share!  We have created a signup genius form online so that we have an idea of how many people plan on attending....but even if you do not have a chance to sign up, all are welcome!
This is an opportunity for families to get together in a casual atmosphere!  We hope you can make it!

DATE: 9/22/16 (Thursday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM)

****Note: Each grade level at RES will be having a potluck dinner during the school year.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tie Dye T-shirts

Hi Everyone,
We are excited that our school will be tie dyeing t-shirts next week.  We will all have t-shirts in our school colors (yellow or purple).  We are in need of adult help with the process.  I have included the signup genius link 
Please consider signing up to help us.  Thank you.

Mrs. Gilbar and class

Friday, September 9, 2016

Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day

What fun to wear pajamas to school!  Our kindergarten class earned pajama and stuffed animal day for their respectful behavior.   Students loved bringing in their stuffed animals and sharing them with the class.  Stuffed animals also became the focus for reading and writing today.  We read with our stuffed animals and we even drew and wrote about them.  After all we are experts on our stuffed animals and we wanted to teach our friends all about them. Students were proud that they earned a special celebration for their positive behavior. They are an awesome group!

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Our class is always ready for recess.  We love to run and play outside!  We have now explored and played on both large play structures.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day!

Friday, September 9 We will be having a classroom PBIS celebration of students’ RESpectful behavior on Friday, September 9.  Kindergarten scholars can wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to school on that day. **The stuffed animal should be small enough to fit in a backpack.  

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Day 3

On Day 3 we explored books in our classroom and began to notice the difference between books that teach and books that tell stories.  Kindergarten students explored math materials and had a great time discovering different ways to use materials and create.  Lots of smiles from our kindergartners.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Day 2

What an enthusiastic group of learners!  Today we learned that we can "read the world".  There is a lot of writing around us, on signs, in stores and even in our classroom.  We also discovered that we are writers who have stories to share.  During math we explored pattern blocks.  We earned so many links for expected behavior that we filled our link jar and lit a bulb on the RES light board.  We are so proud!