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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mrs. Spurlin's Intervention Class

Students in Brenda Spurlin’s  Title I Intervention  classes at Big Spring Lake Kindergarten  have been practicing phonological awareness skills, alphabetic understanding, and word reading. As the holidays and championship game approaches, Mrs. Spurlin’s students will be ready!! ROLL TIDE !!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas from Mrs. Brown's Class

This is the first official week of Christmas season for us and we are loving every minute of it.  This week our students are learning the letter R.  Our theme is "R is for reindeer" and we have learned many reindeer facts! We have made reindeer books. We have also read several Reindeer books, including Rudolph.  Rudolph may not have been able to play reindeer games but my students have played reindeer games and loved them!  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Who is our Librarian?

We love library but who is our librarian?! Ms. Millwood is always changing, she is one character after another so the students never know who will be in the library each week. Each class visits the library once a week and students are able to check out one book a week. 

Visit Ms. Millwood's blog at

Feast Fun!

 We had an awesome week for thanksgiving in Mrs. Bearden's Class! We had our yearly feast. The children really enjoyed setting the table and sharing this special time together. I really enjoyed it too. I think it was the best one yet! It was so much fun. After the feast we all got to share a restful week with our families. Our class has so much to be thankful for and it was great to spend this time together and realize that!
Mrs. Bearden's Class

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Native American Life

Children at BSLK prepared for the Thanksgiving holidays by spending a day with Native Americans who taught students about their culture.  Children had the opportunity to feel and see animal pelts, dance a traditional snake dance, hear how Native Americans made and used tools and weapons, and view beautiful garments worn by Indian ancestors.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pow Wow 2011

Children at BSLk had a wonderful day learning about Native Americans. Our Cherokee friends brought artifacts, skins and clothing to share with us. A big highlight was the snake dance in the gym! Thank you Mrs. Stone for organizing this for us and thank you Cherokee friends for sharing your time with us.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Letter Mm in Mrs. Barclift's Class

In conjunction with their Letter Mm studies, Mrs. Barclift's class was recently
visited by a "real" mail carrier and her "real" mail truck! They learned that
mail begins the the letter Mm! The boys and girls were very excited to meet
this special Community Helper. Her name is Adria. Lily's Mom, Tonya, is also
working for the Post Office - thanks, Mrs. Tonya, for arranging this - the
children learned so much from the visit!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

David M. Sargent Jr.

David M. Sargent Jr. visited our school with his ‘girls’ Emma, Tatum, and Daphne along with Spike. The students were read books about the dogs in the library all week . It was a special treat to meet an author and the dogs. After his presentation to the students he visited with students who purchased his books as well as signed them, complete with a paw print stamp!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dr. Cavannah

Recently, students in the ESL class at BSLK were studying the vocabulary related to the body and to express that something hurts them.  The unit culminated with the teacher Margaret Cavannah, transforming into Dr. Cavannah right before their eyes.  She donned a white smock and had a stethoscope and each child had to come into her ”office” and tell her what hurt.  It was a fun activity based on reality which hopefully will lessen the students’ apprehension of necessary healthcare.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Be a Hero, Say No to Drugs!

Last week was Red Ribbon Week. We had some of our football players come read to our classes. These are just a few that came to Mrs. Armstrong's Class. Our theme was super heroes. These are the real super heroes that our kids will see in their every day life.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fire Safety

October has been a very exciting month for Nutrition and Health. We have learned about different parts of the body and the many foods that help those parts of the body stay healthy. One of our fun days in October included visitors from The Albertville Fire Department and Sparky.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Great Pumpkin

Wow! It’s hard to believe it has already been a full nine weeks of school already. The students in Mrs. Ables’ class have been busy learning lots of new things.  We recently learned about the letter Pp and pumpkins. It was a very busy week. We measured, weighed, and investigated our pumpkins. Soon we will carve our pumpkin and roast some of the seeds. We had an extra special guest on Wednesday, October 19th when the great pumpkin (Mrs. Landers our reading coach) came for a visit! She brought a new book about the five little pumpkins for us to read! We loved it and put it into our reading center with the flannel board story about the five little pumpkins. The teachers had a surprise for Mrs. Landers later that day when she was named our 2011 teacher of the year!! Congratulations Mrs. Landers!

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record
October 6, 2011
BSLK students joined 2 million others across the globe to read
Llama Llama Red Pajama
by Anna Dewdney

 A REAL llama came to our school!

Mrs. Landers, our reading coach, created this adorable bulletin board at the entrance of our school.
Each classroom decorated a quilt square that made up Llama's quilt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Welcome to the BSLK Blog!  Please join us on our journey through kindergarten, beginning in October 2011.  We will be updating our blog with pictures of classroom events to share some of the exciting things we having going on this year!