Parent Tips

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mrs. Handley's Class: Christmas Around the World

Students in Mrs. Handley’s Kindergarten class are learning about different Christmas Traditions from around the world.  They began by looking at different countries to see how children there celebrate Christmas.  Next, they look for differences and similarities from how we celebrate Christmas here in America.  So far they have talked about Christmas in England, Mexico, Italy, and Germany.  This week they are going to visit Holland, Israel, and Africa.  As they are learning, the students make a page about each country to put in their Christmas Traditions from Around the World book.  In the pictures, the students are completing the page for Germany where children get treats in their boots if they are on Santa’s nice list or switches if they are on Santa’s naughty list.  All of her students decided they wanted to be on Santa’s nice list so they could get treats instead of switches! How about you? Merry Christmas from Mrs. Handley's class to you!

BSLK Family Night

Big Spring Lake Kindergarten had Family Night on December 6th and 8th.  The BSLK gym was full of family and friends who wanted to watch their little ones shine.  The students dressed in Christmas colors and wore reindeer headbands with painted noses.  They sang several Christmas songs with motions that they learned during weekly music classes with Ms. Comer.   The students did a fantastic job and it was just the cutest Christmas program you have ever seen!  

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mrs. Fann's Class: Directive Drawings

Mrs. Fann’s class at Big Spring Lake Kindergarten enjoy participating in directive drawings.  This week the students created Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by following step by step directions given by Mrs. Fann.  This art project took several days to complete.  They began by drawing the reindeer step by step with a pencil.  Next, they traced over the pencil with a black crayon.  The next day, they painted the nose, scarf and body of the reindeer. Finally, Mrs. Fann assisted them with painting the background green. We love how these paintings turned out.  Each one is different, unique, special and beautiful, just like us! 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Mrs. Collins' Class

Mrs. Collins' class has been learning all about Thanksgiving this week.  The children participated in the Turkey in Disguise Homework Project by reading the book Turkey Trouble.  It's a story about a turkey that doesn't want to be eaten for Thanksgiving, so he disguises himself to trick the farmer.  The children and their parents worked together using any materials they had at home to disguise their turkeys.  Mrs. Collins displayed the projects in the hall for all of BSLK to see.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ron Clark Academy

On Friday, November 4th, eight teachers from Big Spring Lake Kindergarten got to visit the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. They observed Ron Clark as well as several other amazing teachers. The Academy is comprised of approximately 130 children within Fifth through Eighth grades. These teachers had the best time learning different strategies of teaching as well as how to teach children manners and how to use them in real world experiences.  It was such an amazing experience for these teachers that they believe every educator should go if given the opportunity to visit Ron Clark! 

Mrs. Cavannah's ESL classes: "Dr. Cavannah"

Mrs. Cavannah's ESL classes were learning the parts of the body recently.  Here are some pictures of Mrs. Cavannah and several of her students as they were singing a song while learning to identify the parts of the body.  While learning about the body, students needed to learn the names of individual parts in English.  They began by practicing with songs and then used a doll that had removable parts.  After lots of practice, they culminated the unit with students being able to come to "Dr. Cavannah" and tell her what hurt.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Mrs. Penney vs. Coach Whit: May the best candidate win!

Students in Mrs. Armstrong's class got to be part of an election recently to decide who would be the president of Big Spring Lake School.  The candidates were Mrs. Penney and Coach Whit.  Students created campaign posters supporting each candidate with catchy slogans and illustrations.  After each candidate gave their speech outlining the pros to electing them (and enticed students with some little treats such as footballs, stickers and pencils), it was time to vote!  Students marked their ballot and dropped it in the box.  When the results came in...Mrs. Penney won the election! Congratulations!!

Red Ribbon Week

Students at Big Spring Lake enjoyed a week of fun and learning about how to stay drug free during Red Ribbon Week!  Students dressed up each day and had a special event on Friday when the Aggie football players came to read.  Afterward, the entire school joined together outside for a balloon release as students chanted "Just Say No!"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Downtown Field Trip

Students at Big Spring Lake got to take a tour of the town last Thursday and Friday.  Classes read the book, Miss Bindergarten Takes a Field Trip with Kindergarten, and then visited the Bakery, Public Library, Post Office, Fire Department and the park just like Miss Bindergarten's class!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mrs. Pam Brown's class: Celebrating Letters!

Mrs. Brown's class loves celebrating letters! M is for monster, T is for Teddy Bear, A is for Apple (yum) and S is for spider!