We had a wonderful day learning about careers today at our amazing Career Fair! Our guidance counselor did a great job setting this all up for our students! We heard from a banker, Air Force member, a baker, a real estate agent, a dance teacher, a golf instructor/Player, police officers, and EMT workers. We also had fun dressing up as our future career in the photo booth! Be sure to ask your child what he/she wants to be in the future!
We has an amazing day! These kids have worked so hard all year to learn so many things! The best way to celebrate is with a day of fun and games! If you see Mr. K during arrival or dismissal in the car line be sure to say thank you to him. He really goes above and beyond to make this a day these kids will never forget! #WorkHardPlayHard #LetTheGamesBegin
What an amazing day! The weather was gorgeous, and the kids were such good team members! The 5th graders did a great job of teaching and helping their buddies. It was a morning filled with laughter, smiles, and excitement!
Wow. What a wonderful way to get ready for the holidays! We have been learning all about how Christmas is about giving. We spent our morning giving to the community by singing carols and delivering gifts and cards to the residents of Carolina Gardens Assisted Living Facility! The students did such an amazing job singing, and you could just see the smiles of delight on the faces of all the residents!
After we sang, we took a trip to Fountain Park in Downtown Rock Hill where we had a picnic by the fountain! Then we walked down main street to Santa's Mailbox and delivered our wish lists to the North Pole!
This truly was a wonderful trip and a great way to learn about giving back to the community!
What an AMAZING day at the farm! The weather was beautiful (although very hot and humid!) We used our 5 senses to observe so many different things! We saw peacocks, chickens, ducks, horses, goats, cows, alpacas, and other animals. The students learned about how wool is sheared from the alpacas to make yarn and clothes. Your child was given a piece of alpaca wool! (It was possibly in his/her pocket!)
We also learned about the things that are grown on farms, including pumpkins!
We went on a hayride, ate pumpkin muffins, and played in a hay maze!
Ask your child the questions below as a way to follow up our field trip:
1) What is something you saw on the farm? Heard on the farm? Touched on the farm? Tasted at the farm? Smelled at the farm?
2) What animal did they shear to make yarn and clothes? (Answer: alpaca)
3) Why do pigs roll in the mud? (Answer: They don't sweat like we do, so they cool off in the mud)
4) What color is a pumpkin before it turns orange? (Answer: green)
5) What is your favorite thing from the farm we went to?
Enjoy the pictures below! You can see what a fun adventure it was! Thank you to our three amazing chaperones as well!
You may have heard your child talking about the "secret password" this week at home, and I wanted to explain what this means in our class! We are working on introducing our interactive writing routine. To start the year, we will have a "Secret Password" each day. Right now the secret password will be letters, but eventually it will be sight words.
Each day we will pick a letter/word and talk about it, write it, spell it, etc. Eventually we will even write sentences with the words. For now, we are working on correct letter formation, letter sounds, and beginning sounds of words.
The "secret password" will be placed by the classroom door, and the students have to whisper or say the password before they can leave the room anytime we are exiting!
Check out some pictures of our interactive writing this week! (The passwords so far have been Nn and Oo!) See if your child remembers the password from today! You can also ask if they remember the other two letters we have done!
This would be a great conversation starter after school each day!
We had an amazing time at the Fun Run today! You have helped our school raise over $14,000! That is AWESOME. All of our students ran hard and did their very best. We had a tie for the top runners: Lucas and David! They both ran 28 laps! Lucas won the tie breaker, but they both did awesome!
Mrs. Dawson and I are so proud of our class! Thank you parents for helping collect pledges and for joining us at the event!
We have been off to a great start! From learning about the eclipse to making silly faces to playing in centers to making friends and everything in between- we have loved every second! We hope you enjoy seeing a little of what we have been up to!
Welcome to your new class for the 2017-2018 school year! Mrs. Dawson and I are so excited to meet you all! We will be hard at work in the next few weeks to get the classroom ready to go for the start of the year!
Please take some time to look through the other parts of the website including the wish list, school supply list, classroom information, rules, and our daily schedule!
We hope to see you all at Meet the Teacher night on August 15th!
Please email me if you have any questions at all between now and then!
See you soon!
I am SO proud of everything these kids have accomplished this year! It feels like just yesterday we were taking first day of Kindergarten pictures! They have learned so much and come so far in every facet of development! Thank you parents for being your child's first teacher and advocate, and for all of your support! You truly are amazing.
My name is Kristina Thompson, and this will be my 11th year teaching! I have taught Pre-Kindergarten for 6 years in Chester County, and this will be my 5th year teaching Kindergarten at Old Pointe Elementary with Mrs. Dawson. I am so excited to spend the next 180 days with your children! Here we go!