Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fourth Grade Buddies

We met our Fourth Grade Buddies from Ms. Senning's class today.  They came down to read books to us.  Kindergarten students were so excited about reading with fourth grade buddies that they asked if they could read books to the fourth graders too.  Everyone had a great time reading and getting to know each other.  (In case you didn't know kindergarten and fourth grade buddies is a tradition at our school. We get together for reading, nature walks and projects of all kinds throughout the school year.)  We can't wait to get together with our buddies again.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Kindergarten Potluck Dinner

Thank you families for coming to the Kindergarten Potluck Dinner Thursday night.
It was wonderful to see so many of you.  Children were very excited to connect with their friends.
Great food and great company!   It was a lovely evening.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Kindergarten Potluck Dinner

Richmond Elementary School

Kindergarten Potluck Dinner   

Kindergarten families are invited to a potluck in the RES cafeteria on Thursday, October 12, 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: 10/12/17 (Thursday, 5:30PM - 6:30PM)


Main Dishes (Last Name Mi-Z)

Dessert (Last Name He-Me)

Appetizers or Side Dishes (Last Name A-Ha)

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

Gingerbread Cookie Hunt at RES

Once again those tricky little gingerbread cookies escaped from the ovens at RES.  Kindergarten students searched high and low throughout the school to find them.  We stopped in many classrooms and office spaces to search for our missing cookies.  Everywhere we went we saw signs or clues that our cookies had been there.  Sometimes we found crumbs and sometimes we found a picture of a gingerbread man or girl that said "Run, run as fast as you can.  You can't catch me.  I'm the gingerbread man." or  "Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl.  You can't catch me.  I'm the gingerbread girl."  We asked other students and teachers if they had seen our cookies but no one had seen them.  Finally, we went to Mr. White, our principal, and asked for his help.  He cancelled all of his meetings immediately and went in search of our missing cookies.  We saw him running (and falling) as he searched for our cookies outside.  He searched all over the playgrounds and found our cookies.  He scooped them up with his net and returned them to us.  Thank you Mr. White for returning our runaway gingerbread cookies to us.   You saved the day (and the cookies were delicious!)


Open House

It was wonderful to see so many families at Open House last night.  Thank you all for taking the time to come in and see our classroom and school.  We appreciate it!  Your "tour guides" were very excited and proud to show you around.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sunny Days in Kindergarten

We had a wonderful week!  It was hot and sunny but the ice cream celebration earlier this week was a cool treat.  We are proud of ourselves and everyone in our school for earning ice cream day for positive behavior.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kindergarten Pajama and Stuffed Animal Day

Kindergarten students earned pajama and stuffed animal day.  They have earned many links and turned on lots of light bulbs in recognition of their positive behavior  We know what it means to be respectful to ourselves, others and the environment.  Our stuffed animals joined us in the classroom today.  We wrote about them, read to them, danced with them, taught them yoga and even took them out to recess. Pajama and stuffed animal day is a wonderful way to celebrate our positive behavior and end our first full week of school.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sorting Buttons in Math

How many ways can you sort a handful of buttons?  Kindergarten mathematicians decided to sort their buttons by colors, sizes, number of holes and "shiny & not shiny".  We will continue to explore sorting using a wide variety of materials.   Scholars will also talk about the different attributes they can use to sort.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thank You

Thank you families for all the school supplies!  We appreciate your generosity.  We will put all of the supplies to good use this year.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mrs. Gilbar's Class Schedule


I have attached a link to our class schedule.   It is a general schedule for the year.  Sometimes changes are made to our schedule if needed.  At the beginning of the year our reading and writing workshops and math times are much shorter.  As the year progresses the amount of time we spend increases.  In the beginning we are spending a great deal of time playing get to know you games. learning school rules, exploring our classroom and materials, etc.  Throughout the year we have many movement breaks each day.  They are not outlined in the schedule but are an important part of our school day.  Students have already learned several yoga poses and mindfulness activities.  They particularly like our mindfulness activity where we "freeze" our body and then "melt" one part at a time.  

Mrs. Gilbar's Class Schedule 2017-2018

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Second day of kindergarten

Students arrived full of energy and excitement!  We had another fun day!  These children are athletes, artists, mathematicians, readers and writers.  They are also kind, respectful and caring.  What a lovely group of children.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

First Day of School August 30, 2017

What a great beginning to the school year!  Kindergarten students had fun exploring in the classroom and playing with classmates.  We spent time learning expectations for the playground and cafeteria, as well as the classroom.  Scholars were excited about earning "links" for demonstrating positive and respectful behavior.  Thank you families for sharing your children with me.  We are off to a wonderful