First, we got to explore magnets at one of our explore tables.
Now that Valentine's Day is approaching, we did a few activities related to Valentine's Day (which often ends up being kindergarteners' favorite holiday of the year). They've been making lots of heart cut-outs for friends and family!
Our school also started an initiative to recognize kindness in our peers. Normally teachers can write "Lion Pride" awards when they notice a student exhibiting behaviors that support community, discipline or leadership. This time, kids can write a Lion Kindness award for a classmate if they notice them doing something kind! It's been a huge hit in our class; the kids are definitely more focused on recognizing and being grateful for acts of kindness. It's also great writing practice!
We also started Reading Buddies with a third grade class. Every Friday the third graders will come to our classroom to read to a kindergartener! It's a great way to practice reading skills such as fluency and comprehension, and also helps the kindergarteners get to know others in our school community.
Last but not least, we have a student teacher from the university joining us this semester! Welcome Ms. Savanna, who is sharing a book about herself to the class. She will slowly begin to take over more and more of our lessons as she gets to know our class!