The ESL students at Big Spring Lake have been very busy this year! In addition to learning their ABC’s, sounds and numbers in their classrooms, in the ESL classes they have been learning a lot of vocabulary and expressions to describe things around them and daily routines. Some of the topics we have studied are: school vocabulary (for survival in their new environment), their body (so they can tell someone what hurts them), and what they do to get ready in the morning to come to school. Pictured is one of the classes with the big book that is used to introduce the unit on “Getting Ready”.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Mrs. Bryant's class and the rest of BSLK went on a field trip downtown. They got to play on the playground at the park. While there, they got to pet Conrad and Fluffy, two sheep being kept in the community garden (thanks Mr. and Mrs. Penney!). After the playground, Mrs. Bryant's class got to visit the library. There they listened to a few books and met the three library guinea pigs. The students also got to visit the bakery at Foodland and learn about food prep. Thanks Foodland for the yummy cookies! At the post office, the kids got to check out the mailboxes and learn all about how to post office works. Finally, everyone got to visit the fire station. There we learned about the firemen's gear, the fire truck, and explored the fire station.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Our yearly school-wide vision screening took place on September 19th and 20th. There were 395 children screened this year. This is always a great opportunity for our students to get a first-time vision screening. We have many students each year that are found to have vision problems that may not otherwise be recognized. Best of all, this a FREE service provided by Vision Research Corporation. We’ve had an amazing screener for the past three years, Mary Jones. She is always patient and kind to our kindergarteners. We are very fortunate to be able to receive this service for our students.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Working, playing, learning together. . . that is our Big Spring Lake Kindergarten school motto. You can see Mrs. Barclift's friends doing all of those in these photos! We are learning how to take turns, resolve conflict using the Peaceful Classroom strategies, be a great student, proper usage of our school tools, all in the first few weeks of Kindergarten! We will continue working, playing, and learning together this school year! Off to a great start!
Friday, September 1, 2017
Mrs. Armstrong's class has been learning lots of routines and rules since school began! Mrs. Armstrong's favorite is working with math tools! Her students have learned to count to 5 and manipulate 5!! They are having fun learning about numbers!!!