Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy 12-12-12 Day!

We are so glad to be a part of Blog 12-12-12 with other schools from everywhere! We are going to make a few 12 lists to share with you today. Here are some of our 12 favorite things! We can't wait to see yours!

Our 12 Favorite Foods:
1 -James - 12 pieces of vanilla cake
2 - Marcus - Cheese Pizza
3 - Alex - Ricki's Cookie Corner's Chocolate Cookies
4 - Wilkes - Hot Wings
5 - Jackson - Mom's Spaghetti
6 - Palmer - Hershey's Chocolate
7 - Thomas - Peaches
8 - Tucker - Pepperoni Pizza from High Point Pizza Cafe
9 - Houston - Muddy's Chocolate Cupcakes
10 - George - Chocolate Chip Cookies that my mom makes
11 - Charlie - Chicken Legs
12 - Hyde - Chocolate Doughnuts from Gibsons

Our 12 Favorite Places to Travel:
1 - Matthew - New Jersey
2 - Hyde - Destin, FL
3 - Jude - Kentucky
4 - Marcus - New Orleans
5 - James - Chicago
6 - Wills - Birmingham, AL
7 - Wilkes - Six Flags St. Louis
8 - George - New York City
9 - West - Africa
10 - Alex - Chattanooga, TN
11 - Palmer - Greenwood, MS
12 - Tucker - Tuscaloosa, AL

Our 12 Favorite Places in Memphis:
1 - Chrishton - The Children's Museum of Memphis
2 - Matthew - The Fedex Forum to see the Grizzlies
3 - Jude - The Hobby Shop
4 - West - YoLo Frozen Yogurt Shop
5 - Wills - My Grandmother's House
6 - Jackson - The Pink Palace
7 - Hyde - Cedar Hill Farms
8 - Alex - The Memphis Zoo
9 - Wilkes - Chuck E Cheese
10 - George - Laser Quest
11 - James - Ciao Bella Restaurant and Malco Movie Theatre
12 - Houston - Trains & Tiara's Toy Store

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tis the Season

During the Christmas season we talk a lot about what we want to get, here in Kindergarten. We like to make sure that we also talk about giving. The boys know that giving a gift is just as fun and special as getting a gift. Here are some thing that we would like to receive and also thing we would like to give! Enjoy the sweet thoughts of my 5 and 6 year old boys! 

James would like to get Super Spy Goggles and would like to give Alex a Switch and Go Dino.
Wilkes would like to get a Ninjago set and would like to give his brother a 3Ds.
Charlie would like to get Mega Blocks and would like to give his mommy a ring.
Houston would like to get a spy kit and would like to give his neighbor Deidra a dog.
Cabell would like to get his own computer and would like to give his dad a new coffee cup.
Hyde would like to get a spy kit and would like to give a mew watch to his mom.
Jude would like to get some some robot pajamas and would like to give some pink polka dot pajamas to his toddler cousin Francesca.
Chrishton would like to get a Kindle and would like to give his cousin Kirsten a computer.
Palmer would like to get a spy rope and would like to give a table to his Aunt Keating.
Marcus would like to get a Superman umbrella and would like to give his Grams a new computer.
Matthew would like to get a Hot Wheels car and would like to give a play set to his brother.
West would like to get a Nook and would like to give his sister an iPad.
Thomas would like to get an iPad and would like to give his cousin Thomas a 3DS.
Jackson would like to get a Lego Ninjago and would like to give his brother Jerry a Star Wars Lego set.
George would like to get a spy kit and would like to give his mom a necklace.
Tucker would like to get Lego Ninjago the movie and would like to give his sister a Nerf gun.
Wills would like to get an iPad and would like to give Disney Princess figurines to his sister Eliza.

Ho! Ho! Ho! and Merry Christmas from our class to yours! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A KWL Christmas Chart!

We are back again with some questions, comments and a class brainstorm. A few weeks ago we made a KWL about Thanksgiving. Now we want to know all about Christmas! He is what we K - Know, W - Want to Know and L - Learned. We hope you enjoy and please e-mail us if you have anything to add at

Here is what we know about celebrating Christmas.
Palmer - We hang stockings
Wilkes -Rudolph has a shiny nose
James - Santa comes
Charlie - we make Christmas lists
Hyde - You hang stockings
Jude - We hang decorations up
Chrishton - Jesus was born
Marcus - we put candy canes on our tree
Matthew - you get presents
West - we put up Christmas trees
Alex - we celebrate Jesus because he is the main thing
Thomas - we make any kind of cookies for Santa and for us
Jackson - we put decorations on the tree
George - we don't really get snow
Tucker - whenever Santa comes we give him milk and cookies
Cabell - we eat candy canes

Here is what we want to know about celebrating Christmas:
Palmer - Why does Santa Clause come?
James - Why do people celebrate all different kinds of things on Christmas?
Wilkes - Why did Frosty the Snowman come alive?
Cabell - Why was Jesus born?
Charlie - How do they celebrate Christmas in Turkey?
West - Why does it snow?
George - Why does an elf come? 
Jackson - Why does Santa come down the chimney?
Matthew - Why do we put up Christmas trees?
Jude - Why does Santa leave presents under our Christmas tree?
Alex - Why do elves do crazy stuff?
Marcus - Why do the elves report to Santa?
Houston - Why do we leave milk and cookies for Santa?

We haven't finished out Christmas Around the World month yet so we still have a lot to learn but here is what we know so far. We will have to add more at the end of our Christmas unit.
Here is what we have leaned: 
James - La Bafana gives out candy to see which one is the King of all Kings.
Alex - In Honduras it isn't cold at Christmas.
Chrishton - Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah.
Wilkes - The legend of the poinsettia. 

We'll post more as we learn more! 
Do you celebrate Christmas? If so, what are your traditions? Please share with us. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

We Are So Thankful!

We have so many things to be thankful for. Here are a few things our class is thankful for!
James - God because keeps us safe
Wilkes - my dog Rosey because she lives with me
Charlie - God because he made us
Chrishton - families because they protect us
Palmer - P.D.S. because they teach us
Houston - my dog Boswell because he was nice
Matthew - my mom because she is nice
Marcus - mom, dad and my brother Kevin because they are all nice
Cabell - my mom because she took me to school today
Thomas - my two dogs Sam and Sadie because they are nice and they mess around a lot 
Jackson - My two brothers because they are nice.
Jude - Everything because being thankful for things is nice.
Tucker - My sister Carrington because she likes Star Wars and I do too.
Wills - My good friend Coleman because his dad knew my dad and I have known him since I was zero years old.
Hyde - My mom because she is nice.
West - My family because they are nice. 
George - My friends because they nice to play with. 
Alex - My sister because we like to play together and sometimes my mommy goes out with us and 
 we play. 
Happy Thanksgiving to all! 
We would like to know what you are thankful for. E-mail our class at

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Thanksgiving KWL Blog

Happy November! It is a great month in SK. We have started talking about the first Thanksgiving, what we are thankful for and what we love about Thanksgiving. Yesterday we made our first KWL chart about leaves with Mrs. Ripper. Today we are going to make a Thanksgiving KWL with Mrs. Perry and share it with you on our blog. We hope you enjoy and happy Thanksgiving to all!

K - What We Know About Thanksgiving
Matthew - We eat turkey.
Wilkes - There were more Native Americans than Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving. 
Thomas - We also go hunting for turkey. Native American's danced at the first Thanksgiving.
Marcus - We eat cornbread stuffing.
Palmer - We give people things.
Jude - Friends or grown-up  serve turkey and chicken.
James - We give thanks to everybody.
Wills - On the first Thanksgiving they did not have pumpkin pie they had boiled pumpkin. Also, Squanto was kidnapped by Thomas Hunt.

W - What We Want To Know About Thanksgiving
West - Why do we have turkey on Thanksgiving?
Charlie - Why do some people hunt for turkeys?
Houston - Why do we have vegetables for Thanksgiving?
Wilkes - Why did the Pilgrims discover America.?
Jude - Why did the Pilgrims share their food with the Native American's?
Chrishton - Why do we give thanks?

L -What We Have Learned About Thanksgiving
Cabell - They had cornucopias.
Alex - I learned about Native American symbols.
Tucker - The Native American's had bow and arrows. 
Marcus - The Native American's how to hunt turkeys and grow corn. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Election Week! Thoughts from SK.

It is a busy week in the U.S.A!  We have elections coming up and  we have enjoyed learning about it in SK. Here are some thoughts from our week.

This is what we want to know about the President.
Palmer - Why isn't the government in charge over the President?
Charlie - Why is there a President in the world?
Alex - Why does the President have to be from America? 
James - Why do we vote for the President? 
Wills -  Why does the President always live in Washington D.C.?
Wilkes - Why do you have to be 35 to be President?

If I were President...
Thomas - Buy lots of toys
West - Give toys to other people when they don't have them
Jackson - Make schools better
Jude - Make friendly robots that try to block the bad guys when they get out of jail
George - Help the poor

Today we read Duck for President in class.  We would like you to read it to your class and your friends! Here are some great thoughts from the story.
Houston - Duck liked to grind coffee beans. I would like to do that!
Marcus - I liked when Duck was President because he didn't really know how to do it. 
Cabell - I liked when he was riding in the parade.
Hyde - I liked it because it was funny.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why do YOU go to school?

We are brainstorming again today in SK. Our new idea is to ask you why you go to school. Here is why we go to school!
Houston - To learn number and states
Wills - So we can get jobs when we grow up
Jude - I want to learn everything about presidents and all jobs
Palmer - To learn math and to read
Charlie - To exercise and eat healthy foods
Matthew - So we can learn sight words
George - To read chapter books
James - To have our teacher read Willy Wonka
Tucker - to learn the Pledge of Allegiance
Chrishton - to learn about what they have in different states
Jackson - So we can learn

To our readers - Tell us why you go to school at

Wills wants to know how to say school in many languages. Please share with us if you speak a language other than English.

Monday, October 22, 2012


We are learning about our class blog today in SK. The boys have come up with some great blog ideas that we will share with you!
Favorite Colors - Marcus
Spanish Video - Wilkes
Rading Eggs - Houston
States & State Book - Jackson
Space - George
Animal Noises - Wills
Out of this Universe - Palmer
Families - West
Playing - Alex
Writing About Science - Matthew
Singing the ABCs in Mandarin - Charlie
Wind Blowing Through Trees - Cabell
Having fun with Art - Tucker
Bones - Jude
Month of the Year - James
Why do we read? - Chrishton
If you have any great blog ideas you want to share with us e-mail our class at We would love to hear from classes all over the world!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Presidential Debates at Presbyterian Day School

The boys at my school are learning about the presidential election process. Check out the debates!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Back to the Blogging World!

After a year break from my SK blog and a wonderful maternity leave I am back to blog! One of the main things I will be sharing this school year are my class "webisodes". We will be posting videos on this sight throughout the year that share what we are doing and ask questions for our viewers. We are looking forward to sharing with the world and hearing from SK classes from around the globe. 
Glad to be back!