|Forest Trail Elementary Kindergarten|
Our class has turned Popcorn Thursdays into an 'event'. We make our own little Lindergarten movie theater and enjoy cooling off, hydrating and munching popcorn after recess every Thursday. A few of our little movie-goers are missing in this video due to sickness and/or Dr. appointments. Luckily this 'event' happens every week. Thanks to 100% of parents for ordering popcorn for their student and supporting FT with another money making endeavor.
It was happy/sad to say goodbye to our FTE graduating 5th graders last May (2016). A golden moment was captured in this kindergarten photo at our King Midas Celebration (September 2010) which was the culmination of our study of fairly tales and the many life lessons they teach. This group and all our graduating fifth graders are taking many life lessons from Forest Trail with them as they lead the way at West Ridge Middle School. Soar high, graduating Falcons!
It was an extremely happy time to say hello to my new class of Lindergarten students as we gather round our adopted class tree. Our tribe is a joyful tribe ready and willing for all the life lessons coming their way. Soar high, new Falcons!
'Sneak Peeking' works both ways. It was fun for we kindergarten teachers to deliver a 'sneak peek' of kindergarten to some very enthusiastic incoming kindergarten students. And it was fun for the teachers to get a 'sneak peek' of over 33% of the new kindergarten grade level. Together we enjoyed music, language arts, math, technology, recess, social time and creative centers. The camp mornings flew by super fast and a good time was had by all. From all 'sneak peek' indications, it's going to be a great year. Welcome to all our new students!
According to Kermit and my husband, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.' Regardless of the difficulty, I'm loving my 'Dancing Green' (paint color name) accent wall that was recently painted by my helpful husband. It's a very calming color. I've been sternly instructed by my painter not to put one piece of tape on the wall until the end of the summer. Sheesh. The sacrifices I have to make to get a job done...
. . . Not so much when the custodians are working hard throughout the summer to methodically shampoo carpets and clean every inch of Forest Trail.
It's always time for celebration when the clean-up ends and the unstacking can begin. Thanks to our hard working custodians, Annie, Albino and Karen, for their efforts!
May is an exciting time at Forest Trail for students and teachers- especially for our graduating 5th graders. We had a special moment at our adopted class tree and did some 'high fives' all around for a job well done. It's been a pleasure to watch my/our 5th graders grow and change and become shining lights as they've blazed their individual trails. I'm confident the class of 2021 will make everyone at Forest Trail very proud as they lead the way in middle school. Well done, graduates. We salute you!
Web bear got the vacation of his little life when Riley and family took our class bear to England. (WEB = Week End Bear- but in this case it was 10 ish glorious days abroad!) In this photo Riley is being a fantastic tour guide as she makes sure WEB gets to check off visiting Westminster Abby from his bucket list. When Riley and Web made it back to the USA and class, she reported lots of fun adventures that she and Web shared in England. Thanks to the Hooks family for securing Web's passport and adding one more little one to watch over during their very excellent adventure.
The class intently watched the eggs in our class incubator for 21 days. Each new day a class member wrote the next number in the 'count-up' to get to day 21. The anticipation was at a fever pitch by day 21 and we were all relieved and thankful when Mother Nature cooperated and our chicks hatched on schedule. The class had a great time building a pen for them and observing all the things that baby chicks do :-) We journaled about chick growth and development and cheered their milestones. We thoroughly enjoyed being proud chick parents!