Thursday, August 27, 2015

We can't believe it's almost September!  We have finished up our study of birds and will now focus on leaves, trees, and flowers.  We had messy fun with Jackson Pollock paintings.  We will continue to study North America through the month of September.

golden bead work (addition of 4 digit numbers)

The Hundred Board

Spelling silent e words

Happy Birthday Ayaana!

Jackson Pollock splatter painting

place value

Our art gallery of paintings!

Exploring the Geometric Solids (the blindfolds are for identifying them through touch only)

Enjoying a good book!

matching and tracing letters

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Controlled and focused on a Practical Life work.

Matching picture to picture and labeling.

Vocabulary and science

A Kindergarten lesson on our state of Alabama.

Kindergarten students did an Alabama fact project.

Happy Birthday Jakson!


Everybody loves the playground!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

We have had a great start to our school year!  Everyone came back ready to work!

Just a few reminders:  
*Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes here at school in case of accidents.  
*If you send lunch from home and it requires a spoon or fork, please send one.  We had a few extra plastic ones that we were able to provide this week, but we are now out. 
*Four and Five year old children who stay after 11:45 need a rest mat.  Each class takes a short rest break right after lunch and a mat is required.

*Thanks for being so patient in the car pool line.  I promise, as we all learn the routine, it will get faster and better.



















Tuesday, August 4, 2015



Welcome to Ms. Shelley and Ms. Kirsten's Classroom Blog! 

We are incredibly excited for our students and parents, both new and old, to get acquainted with our blog as well as our classroom! 2015-2016 is going to be full of new learning and growing experiences and we are very excited to get this school year started!  A quick reminder before we begin on August 10th-  we are looking forward to seeing all our new parents at orientation on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30pm.   We will discuss important information about the coming school year and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 


Parents, if you have any questions or concerns, we are always available through email at Shelley@jbma.education or Kirsten@jbma.education.  




A Note from Aftercare:
Dear Parents,

Hi! My name is Kari Barlowe and I will be working with Ms. Lindsey in the aftercare program this upcoming year! I wanted to begin by telling you a little about myself. I live in Montevallo, AL and I am a graduate from UAB’s education program. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, exercising, and reading. I especially enjoy outdoor activities in warmer weather. Currently I am studying about gardening.  
If your child will be napping or attending aftercare please send a nap mat and an extra pair of clothes to be kept in the aftercare building. You can drop these off with your child’s teacher Monday morning. Please label the nap mat, the bag of clothes, and each individual piece of clothing with your child’s name. Please let me or Ms. Lindsey know if you have any questions. I look forward to this year and all of the outstanding memories it will bring!

Kindest Regards,
Ms. Kari

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tomorrow is our last day of school. Thanks for another great year.  Please remember we close tomorrow at 1:00 and there is no aftercare.  Please be sure to check Lost and Found for any articles you might be missing.  Anything not claimed by tomorrow will be donated.


We've had another action packed week!
Christof's mom shared about her native country of South Africa.

Happy Birthday Collin!

Happy Birthday Christof!

Happy Birthday Liam!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Counting bees.

Working on handwriting.

The flowers we made for our mothers!

Happy Birthday Ria!


Happy Birthday Ansh!


Don't forget to return all library books!  Please also remember to return all classroom reader books.  Next Friday, the 22nd, is our last day of school.  We get out at 1:00 and there is no aftercare.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Ben!



Counting insects!



Nayeli's mom came to show us pictures of her trip to Egypt.





Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers!  Please check your child's backpack for a few surprises we made for you!