Tuesday, June 18, 2013

 A Birthday, pajamas and games!
Duck Duck Goose or Tiger Tiger Lion
 Musical chairs
 Monster Monster What Time is It?
 Happy Summer Friends!

Friday, June 14, 2013

I mentioned at our end of year celebration how grateful I am to spend my days with your amazing children.
I create lesson plans and projects with the hope the projects will entice and intrigue the children to explore and make connections about the world around them.
The children always affirm my faith in their abilities, their genuine kindness and generosity.
The saying "children are our future" is true when we allow them to lead us in the present.
They love, laugh and forgive easily.
I speak to the children about being role models for their friends and classmates.
They are my role models, and I am thankful each day you bring them to The Gan.




Friday, June 7, 2013

If I remember September correctly, we began the year with a birthday and a lot of pirates in the classroom.
Things have a way of coming around again. 
It is June and we are completing our year with birthday(s),
 and pirates have once again joined our class.
Early in year we had some novice stand up comedians. 
Time and growth has improved their material:
Josiah: Why was 10 afraid of 7?
Morah Katie: (already smiling) Why?
Josiah: 7 8 9.
Morah Katie: (serious giggles) I LOVE that joke, one of my favorites!!
Dena: Knock Knock
Morah Katie: Who's there?
Dena: The little girl.
Morah Katie: The little girl who?
Dena: The little girl who can't reach the bell.
Morah Katie: (serious giggles again) That is very clever!
After a round of Knock Knock jokes,
Tori: Knock Knock
Morah Katie: Who's there?
Tori: Orange.
Morah Katie: Orange who?
Tori: Orange you glad I didn't say knock knock again?
Morah Katie: (more serious giggles) Yes. Yes I am glad.

The year is coming to its close. There is talk of Kindergarten and 1st grade. 
We are all excited about the family BBQ.
In the midst of this exciting week, we saw lots of joy in play and satisfaction in accomplishments.

All this fun can be exhausting.