Parent Tips

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mrs. Bouldin's Class: All about M

September was a fun and exciting month in Kindergarten!  Mrs. Bouldin's class learned all about the letter M.  Her students loved using macaroni noodles to glue on the letter Mm and charting their favorite color of m&ms.  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mrs. Baugh's Speech class: P is for Pirate!

Students enjoyed a pirate theme in speech this week. They have been practicing articulation sounds, following directions and using sentences to identify objects in the classroom.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Kindergarten Vision Screening

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

Mrs. Barclift's Class: Working, playing and learning together!

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: Working with 5!

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!!!

Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the jungle at BSLK!!! Our kindergarten students get to eat lunch each day in our beautifully decorated lunchroom!!  Thank you to our great CNP staff for making our lunch time fun!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Special Reading Buddy

This week students from Mrs. Mayas and Mrs. Lee's class had the opportunity to read to Cheyenne the therapy dog.

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Mayas' Class: Jammin' with Jack!

The students of BSLK enjoyed going to the Jack Hartmann concert at the Albertville Fine Arts Center.  Pictured below are students from Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Mayas' class.  Jack Hartmann is a children's musician.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Mrs. Mosley's Class

Mrs. Mosley's class had a lot of fun learning about insects this week!! They worked together to make up their own insect. It's called the Flinger Stinger!! With six legs and eight wings... it's the fastest insect around!! By the way, watch out for its stinger!! Ahhh!!  The students also wrote about their favorite insect!!! They also had a blast dressing up and reading Dr. Seuss books.

A Special Guest from Switzerland

In December, Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Maddox’s kindergarten classes studied Christmas Traditions around the world. The classes were able to FaceTime with Tabea Hess from Switzerland. Tabea had been in Albertville as an exchange student during the 2015-2016 school year and was excited to share her Christmas Traditions and answer questions from the two classes. As the classes FaceTimed with Tabea, she was able to show the students where she lived, how her house looked, talk about her school, and she shared about her family’s Christmas traditions. She had also given Mrs. Henderson a Swiss Christmas cookie recipe and the children were able to sample the cookies that Tabea has as a part of her Christmas tradition.  On February 9th, Tabea surprised Mrs. Henderson and Mrs. Maddox’s classes when she came to Big Spring Lake and shared a few hours with their students. She told the story of Little Red Riding Hood in Swiss German and spent time with both classes. Tabea also brought miniature Swiss chocolate bars from Switzerland for the children. Each bar had a picture of a place in Switzerland. The students were very excited to share a day with Tabea!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mrs. Jones' Class

Some exciting things have been happening in Mrs. Jones' classroom this school year!  Here are a few of our favorites!!

100th Day Celebration!!
A visit from Buddy the Elf!!

Hippie Day!!
A very special visitor!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Mrs. Jackson/Rutledge's Class

This week in Mrs Jackson and Mrs Rutledge's co teaching classroom, the students learned all about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We read the story, My Brother Martin, written by his sister.  We learned lots of new things about the historical civil rights leader.  We discussed that the character of a person is what is most important, not the color of their skin.  The students also participated in a directed drawing of MLK.  This has been one of our favorite lessons this year.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mrs. Harris' Class

We have had lots in fun in Mrs. Harris' classroom!  We celebrated Red Ribbon week by having Aggie football players come read to us.  Then we ended the Christmas break off with the play "Elf" and a surprise visit from Buddy the Elf himself!