Saturday, April 7, 2012

Beginning of the Year Activities

These two activities are done at the beginning of the school year.  I know it is close to the end of the year, but they were too cute not to share:)

ABC Fashion Show
Every year, Kindergarten hosts an ABC Fashion Show.  Each Kindergartner takes home a letter vest (aka- a brown paper bag cut into a vest) with an assigned letter or number 1-20.  They decorate their vest with pictures/items to go along with their letter or number.  All of the Kindergartners gather together to walk the runway to show off their vests.  It is a blast:)

Buzzing Bee (special student of the day) Posters
Each day, one of my sweet friends becomes the Buzzing Bee for the day.  At the beginning of the year, we are very focused on building our classroom community.  One way that we do this is by having a Buzzing Bee interview where we ask getting to know you type questions and create a poster that will hang in our classroom for the remainder of the school year.  As part of the first Buzzing Bee experience, each sweet friend goes home with the portrait that each of their classmates drew of them that day.  It is a sweet keepsake and strengthens our sense of community.


  1. thanks for sharing your ABC fashion show idea! Any chance you could post the letter you send home to explain the assignment to parents?
    Thank you

  2. Would you be willing to share the letter you send home to parents explaining the paper bag vest activity?