Tonight parents gathered at Chets Creek for Open House - a chance for parents to meet the teachers and see what their students are doing. In Haley Alvarado's Kindergarten Open House she had the children go through a modified day. She started with bringing the kids to the carpet just like she starts every day, reviewed letters and sound with a song, reviewed today's "Star Student" activities, and sang "Humpty Dumpty" with motions as examples of the Skills Block activities that the children do every day. Next the children sang the Readers' Workshop song and then went to their independent reading bags to show their parents what they are "reading" each day. The students then gathered back at the carpet and went into Writers' Worskhop. Once again they went to their seats to show their parents their writing folder. Time for Math - so the children sang one of the days of the week songs that they have been learning. They ended the day like they often do by gathering in a circle to talk about social studies or science skills. Tonight they talked about their family and went around the room talking about their brothers and sisters. A quick review of homework expectations and then the time quickly had come to an end! What a wonderful way for parents to get a quick glimpse into the Kindergarten day!