Monday, April 26, 2010

Miss B's new Nevada Friends!

No trip would be complete without photos! Miss Bindergarten is already making a lot of new friends!

Miss Bindergarten is so impressed with perfect attendence! Just look at all her new friends at Jeffers Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Miss Bindergarten loves
pattern blocks! She was even given her very own materials!

Miss B loves making pattern block pictures. Math is Sooo much fun!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Golden State!

Miss Bindergarten has left Nevada (pictures coming soon!) and is on her way to California! She'll make three stops while there, in Pleasanton, Pinole and then to Pleasant Grove. I'm sure she'll have lots of fun!

A few California Fun Facts!

  • California became a state on September 9, 1850. The Capital of California is Sacramento.
  • The State Flower of California is The Golden Poppy
  • The State Tree is of course the California Redwood
  • The State Bird is The California Valley Quail.
  • The California State Motto...EUREKA!
  • Death Valley in southern California is the lowest point in the United States. It is 282 feet below sea level. It is the lowest, hottest and driest location in North America.
  • The tallest California Redwood Tree is "Hyperion". It measures 379.3 feet!
  • California Redwood Trees are over 2000 years old!
  • California is home to beautiful beaches along the Pacific Ocean and beautiful mountains in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Mountain Ranges.
Safe Travels Miss Bindergarten!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Miss B arrives in Mrs. Grainger's Kindergarten, Nevada!

Mrs Grainger has confirmed that Miss B arrived safely on Thursday. I'm sure Miss B is having fun getting to know all of Mrs Grainger's students.

A few Nevada fun facts!
  • Nevada is the 36th state in the United States of America
  • The Capital of Nevada is Carson City
  • The state animal is the Desert Big Horn Sheep
  • The state bird is the Mountain Bluebird
  • The state flower is Sagebrush
  • The state reptile is The Desert Tortoise
  • Nevada is the driest state in the United States with an average rainfall of only 7"
  • Nevada has the 11th largest school district in the country!
I know I can't wait to hear all about Miss B's adventures in Nevada!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Salem, Time of Departure 3:15 p.m.

We said good-bye to our friend Miss B today. We had a little going away celebration, lots of hugs and a cupcake or two, them Miss Bindergarten stopped by a few of her favorite spots before leaving for the airport.

A wave good-bye before heading out the door of room 124!

She got a little weepy when she saw her sign!

Next stop, Salem Harbor and The Friendship! A replica of a Salem Trade Ship.

Salem Common, Miss Bindergarten's favorite spot to let loose and run around!
Saying good-bye to one of Salem's favorite authors, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Safe travels Miss Bindergarten! Have fun!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

And she's off!

On April 12, Miss B will depart from Salem, Massachusetts on her way to...

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Pleasant Grove, California
  • Pinole, California
  • Pleasanton, California
  • Shelton, Washington
  • Beaverton, Oregon
  • Moorland, Oklahoma
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Minocqua, Wisconsin
  • Gibbon, Minnesota
  • Charlotte, Michigan
  • Portland, Maine
  • New London, Connecticut
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Swannoanoa, North Carolina
  • Forsyth, Georgia
  • Martinez, Georgia
  • Citronelle, Alabama
  • Lehigh Acres, Florida
  • Alexandria, Virginia

Bon Voyage Miss B!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Miss Bindergarten...

Get's ready to travel! She's almost packed and can't wait to get started.
For those of you unaware, Miss Bindergarten is a character in books written by Joseph Slate, and Illustrated by Ashley Wolff.

The idea of sending Miss Bindergarten on a whirl wind tour of the United States and beyond started with a simple question I asked my kindergarten kids. "If you could go anywhere in The World, where would you go?"
The answers were simple, and it quickly became very clear to me that my children have very limited geographic knowledge. I wanted to find a way to teach them that the world is bigger than the city they live in.
An idea came to me. Why not send Miss Bindergarten a character they all know, to other kindergarten classroom across the country?
So with the help of my blog, K is for Kindergarten and my Facebook fan page by the same name, I elicited the help of other kindergarten teachers. With the help of Miss Bindergarten herself, word spread quickly!
My blog started getting visits from all over the country, and my Facebook fan page blossomed to over 100 fans in just 2 days. My inbox erupted.
Miss Bindergarten will depart on her journey from Salem, Massachusetts and head west. First stop?

Las Vegas!