Wow! What an amazing night we had during our Kindergarten Musical! The students truly shined! I am so proud of them, and all of the hard work they have been putting into this for weeks. I hope all of the parents and families that attended had a wonderful time. Be sure to check out the pictures below of our "stinky pirates"! (We are so glad our own class monkey pirate, Long Socks Silver, was also able to come watch the performance!)
I love teaching. I love it every day I am in the classroom.
But...some moments are just truly magical. These moments happen every once in awhile, and they are moments when I am in the classroom or in a school setting, and my belief that I am exactly where I am supposed to be is completely confirmed. 100%. This is my calling.
Today offered up one of those moments to me at the perfect time.
Our 5th grade buddies came to work with our Kindergarten class. Each child is paired up with a 5th grader for the entire year. We read books together, research, talk, create projects, and explore. Today the children were working on creating e-books about an American leader, symbol, or holiday of their choice.
And with over 50 children in one classroom working on this project at the same time, one would think it would have been loud. And chaotic. But it wasn't. It was like a perfect symphony.
All students were totally engaged in rigorous work. With minimal teacher input. We were merely the facilitators. And it was perfection.
Days like this mean everything to me.
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!