Welcome to Mrs. Fitzmorris’ Kindergarten!

I am so excited about starting another year in kindergarten! I know that we are going to have a fun and exciting year. I am looking forward to getting to know you and learning with you throughout the year. I am excited to meet everyone at Meet the Teacher tomorrow!

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Another Great Year

Thank you to all the wonderful families that helped to make this year such a great year! I have enjoyed being able to work with all of your sweet children. Thank you for all of your support with homework, parties, and volunteer work throughout the year. A special thanks to Beth O’Meara for all of her hard work as our room mom this year. She did such an excellent job organizing everything and making things special for everyone. Thanks to Beth for organizing the class wedding shower for me and thanks to everyone for my great wedding gifts. I hope that everyone has an exciting and relaxing summer. I can’t to see all of you back in the fall!

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Last Day of School!

Thank you so much to all of my wonderful parents and students for making this school year such a fantastic one! I have enjoyed getting to know each of your families and I have loved having the opportunity to teach all of your sweet children. I hope that each of you have a fun filled and relaxing summer! I will look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the hallways next year!

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May 10, 2012

Wow! How easy it is to get behind on our class blog when we have had so much going on since Thanksgiving! We have celebrated Christmas, the 100th Day of School, and Valentine’s Day. We have had a field trip to Children’s Theatre, our Boosterthon Fun Run, Spring Break, an egg hunt, Miss Annie visits, Star Lab, and much, much more. We have been working so hard learning so many new things. We have studied Christmas Around the World, Winter, Valentine’s Day, Patriotism, Numbers, Germs, Dental Health, Weather, Dr. Seuss, Plants and Flowers, Spring, Farm, Insects, and we are finishing off the year discussing the ocean and remembering all the fun things we have done this year.
I have loved having the opportunity to teach your children over the past ten months and watch them grow. It has been a pleasure to work with all of you parents and I greatly appreciate all of your support throughout the year. I hope that each of you have an incredible summer and enjoy spending extra time with your little ones. I will be looking forward to seeing all of their smiling faces in the halls next year!

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November 21-22

We had a busy two days this week!  On Monday we went to the Four Corners Science Lab to talk about Fish Fertilizer and Indian Paintings.  We even have an experiment taking place in our classroom from the lesson.  Be sure to ask me about it!  On Monday we read T is for Turkey and talked about a different Thanksgiving item for each letter of the alphabet.  We practiced counting groups of objects on a Thanksgiving counting page.  On Tuesday we read The Amazing Turkey Rescue.  We used our hands and feet to make a turkey and added some cut apart sentences to our work.  We practiced matching sets to numerals on a pumpkin pie page and finished our day off singing all the Native American and Thanksgiving songs we have learned in the hall.  I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 14-18

This week we are finishing up talking about Friends at School and Native Americans.  We have been practicing matching sounds to letters and blending sounds to read words with the vowel a.  On Monday we reread Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School and discussed the retelling cards.  We used cut out pattern blocks to make Thanksgiving placemats.  On Tuesday we read The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush and finished talking about Indians of the Plains. We used beads to make shell necklaces with symmetry to exchange with the Thomas and Morgan tribe at our special snack.  On Wednesday we read about Indians of the Woods.  Ask me about the houses they lived in, what they hunted, and who they met.  On Thursday we read about the first Thanksgiving.  We sequenced teepees with numbers 1-10 on them.  On Friday we had a busy morning with PE, Music, and then our special snack.  We met with the Thomas tribe and the Morgan tribe to sing songs, exchange necklaces, and feast.  It was very exciting!  Ask me what my favorite part of our pow

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November 7-11

This week we continued to talk about Friends at School and Native Americans.  We introduced our new letter Dd and our new high frequency word “like”.  On Monday we read We Love School and talked about beginning, middle, and end.  On Tuesday we read When Clay Sings and wrote about what we hear when clay sings.  On Wednesday we went on our field trip to American Village.  We had such a great time.  Thank you to our chaperones, Mrs. Whatley and Mrs. Miller.  On Thursday we had a very busy day.  We went to the 2nd Grade fall program and had a visit from Miss Annie.  We read Sparky and Eddie: The First Day of School and made a story map.  We also read about Indians of the Plains.  Be sure to ask me what

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October 31-November 4

Happy Halloween!  I hope everyone had a fun Halloween!  This week we started talking about Friends at School and Native Americans.  On Monday we had a special Halloween snack sent in by Mrs. Heinze and Mrs. Payne.  Thank you!  We painted our Native American t-shirts.  Thank you to the wonderful volunteers (Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Whatley, Mrs. Ross) for all of your help!  We practiced identifying rhyming words and talked about our new high frequency word “to”.  We read the story The Little School Bus and discussed beginning, middle, and end.  On Tuesday we read about Indians of the Sea, the first group of Native Americans we will study.  Ask me what the Indians of the Sea ate, what they made, and what type of houses they lived in.  On Wednesday we read Jessica and created a story map.  On Thursday we read the story Whale in the Sky and made a copy of the story to take home for rereading.  On Friday we read about Indians of the Desert.  Be sure to ask me what they ate, what they made, and what type of houses they lived in.

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October 24-28

We have had another busy week this week continuing to talk about fall and families.  On Monday we read “Five Little Pumpkins” and learned the song to go along with it.  We began talking about the letter A.  Ask me what sound the letter A makes.  We practiced reading our high frequency words a, I, my, the,  and go.  We read the story The Biggest Pumpkin Ever and practiced making predictions.  We also read We Love Fall and made our own Fall Leaves book to add to our reading bags.  On Tuesday we we read the poem “Five Little Leaves” and added a copy of it to our poetry folders.  We read the story Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night and made predictions about what would happen next in the story.  We practice measuring using cube towers and deciding which items were longer or shorter than our cube towers.  We read Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and made a leaf man.  On Wednesday we had a special visitor at our school.  Mike Thaler, a children’s book author, visited.  He talked to us about the stories he has written and what we can do to become good authors.  Ask me what I liked best about our special guest.  We read the story Franklin’s Halloween and created a story map.  We practiced counting backwards and painted fall leaves with watercolor paints.  On Thursday we read Franklin’s Pumpkin and review bat facts with the book Stellaluna.  We also made our own book of bat facts.  On Friday we Arthur’s Halloweenand completed a story map.  We compared numbers with number cards and handfuls of math manipulatives.  Thank you to our wonderful guest reader Jackie Chaviano.  I hope to see everyone at the Fall Fun Fest tomorrow.  I hope you all have a great weekend!

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October 17-21

This week we have been talking about fall and families.  On Monday we started talking about the letter C.  Ask me if I can name three words that begin with the sound the letter c makes.  Our new high frequency word this week is the word “go”. We read the story Bee Bim Bop and talked about the characters in the story.  Ask me what Bee Bim Bop is!  We also used our best listening ears to complete a whole group listening activity called Harvest Pals.  We also talked about taking inventory and practiced doing this with inventory bags.  Ask me what items were in my bag.  Tuesday we read The Little Scarecrow Boy and made a scarecrow.  We also colored a Scarecrow Colors book to add to our reading bags.   On Wednesday we read Up, Up, Up It’s Apple Picking Time.  We made a predictable chart with the sentence “I go ___.”  Ask me about what I said for my sentence.  We added some cut apart sentences to our scarecrows from yesterday.  On Thursday we made a book about fall vocabulary words.  We read The Shy Scarecrow and made our own Scarecrow Counting Book.  On Friday we had a special visit from Miss Annie and learned about pumpkins. We have had a busy week and we are loving learning about fall.

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