Category Archives: Class Updates

Kindergarteners Can Code!

Yes kindergarten students can code! We started off our coding adventures with the app Kodable. They loved it! Even after the Hour of Code, our students pleaded with us to play it. So, every morning before the bell rings, you can find our students coding. As you can see from our padlet below, they even formed their own coding club to get support from their classmates. ♥Dr.McGaughy


Retelling of the First Thanksgiving


This was our first project using the app Showme. After we read about the first Thanksgiving, students retold the events to a partner in a Turn and Talk. Then students used the Showme app to draw their pictures. After they completed their pictures they practiced what they wanted to say and then recorded it with our help.



Favorite Tech Tool


Do you know your animal babies?


Believe Kids Fundraiser

On Friday we had our Believe Kids Fundraiser kickoff. Please check your child’s folder for more information.believe

Kindergarten Camp 2014


2013-2014 Supply List


 2 boxes of 24 count crayons

 1 pack markers

 1 pack dry erase markers

 1 plastic tray of watercolors

 2 dozen #2 pencils

 8 glue sticks

 2 folders with prongs

 1 bottle hand sanitizer

 1 bottle liquid soap

 1 container disinfectant wipes

 2 boxes of tissues

 1 box of Ziploc bags

(boys-gallon size/girls-quart size)

Math Journals

Our students are learning how to “do” math, but they are also learning how to articulate what they are learning. Math journals are a great way for students to organize and record their work without the structure of a worksheet. They support students’ learning because, in order to get their ideas on paper, children must organize, clarify, and reflect on their thinking.

First Week Of School

We had a great first week of school! Our class had a fun time singing, dancing and building a classroom community. Students also learned about each other’s names through numerous activities like graphing. We used our carpet to create a graph showing the number of letters in our names.

Gabriel's Sports Blog

Mostly about football, but other sports too!

Summer Reading Blog

"reading is dreaming with open eyes"

Genius Hour

A group blog about using genius hour in our classrooms

Kindergarten Nana

Just another site


Smarter Charts from Marjorie Martinelli & Kristine Mraz

Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative

A blog for literacy educators and administrators PreK-8

E-Votionally Speaking

God's Word - Just Do It


A meeting place for a world of reflective writers.