S: Jackson's Kindergarten Year 2011-2012 Mrs. Stone ~ Dell Rapids Elementary
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FC: Jackson's Kindergarten Year! 2011-2012 Mrs. Stone
1: Most of what I really need To know about how to live And what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top Of the graduate school mountain, But there in the sandpile at Sunday school. These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life - Learn some and think some And draw and paint and sing and dance And play and work everyday some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, Watch out for traffic, Hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder.
2: The night before Jack's birthday he asked if I could lay out his clothes. As he was watching, I laid out a brand new star wars shirt and Jack's face just lit up! When I woke him on his birthday morning...he said "Guess what Aussie...I'm five now!" He also let Aussie down the ladder first since it was his birthday! He came running up to me that morning before preschool and said "mom, do you notice anything different about me?" I said "what is it Jack?" He said..."I growd...do you want to come see?" So we headed out to our measuring wall and sure enough he had grown 1/2 inch since the last time we measured him in November! Jack had a great birthday at daycare and that night grandma and grandpa came over. Jack made the meal of all his favorites...chicken nuggets, french fries, corn on the cob, bread with butter, applesauce, chocolate milk and football cupcakes! | Happy 5th Birthday Jackson
3: Make A Wish! | 5 | 5
4: All American Gymnastics with 12 friends! | 5 | Look who's
5: Jack and Claire celebrated their birthdays together with 1 party!
7: ALL BUNDLED UP | It seems like it was cold forever this winter. Jackson enjoyed playing in the snow with Mauer and jumping off the snow hills. To be honest...Jackson would rather be playing Star Wars guys inside than to be out in the cold...who can blame him!
8: Jackson Jeffry Henry
9: Jack was sick with influenza but had a great snuggle buddy to help keep him company!
10: Jackson was so excited to go to Kindergarten Round-up! He passed all of his activities with no problems at all. He did have a tough time galloping and he did not know his phone number... otherwise he is all ready!
11: F U N P R O J E C T S
12: Jackson passed 3 levels in swimming lessons this year! | Everything he did he had a smile on his face and made sure mom and dad were watching! | The month of March!
13: Swimming Lessons at Swim America!
14: Wow...A hockey stick from the Easter Bunny!
15: Easter celebrated up in the cities! | Best Buddies!
16: Memories made with a bunch of good friends! | Holmans and Henrys | Jack and Claire | A sleepover with Claire and a story from grandpa George! | Our next door neighbor Lexi at Prom! | A birthday lunch with grandma Bonnie!
17: Jackson loved going to the Prom and watching all the pretty girls in dresses and seeing his buddies Zachery and Channing Barber!
18: Jackson's Kindergarten Physical and shots! | On May 25th we headed to Dr. Doneland's office for Jack to get his physical and Kindergarten shots. He was all smiles when he got weighed, measured and did the eye exam. He even liked Dr. Doneland checking him out. However....when the nurses came in and asked Jack to pull his pants down to his knees...he was embarassed. From then on it was no good. He screamed his head off when he got his three shots. Needless to say he was off kilter for the rest of the day. Poor guy! | Jackson was 44.25" tall and weighed 47 pounds. His blood pressure was 90/62 and he had 20/20 vision in both eyes. | Aussie and Jo Jo held his hands for his shots as they were both worried for him!
19: May 25th, 2011
20: We moved Jack up to coach pitch this year and he loved it! He was three years younger than most of the kids but was playing at the right level. He loved playing against Aussie's friends and even hit a hard double! His coach was Brian Cook!
21: Coach Pitch in Dell Rapids!
23: J U N E | J U L Y
24: Jackson learned how to ride his bike with no training wheels! June 10, 2011! We were sitting on the deck and the little girl Madison up the road (younger than Jack) came whipping by on her bike with no training wheels. Jack took one look at that, got his bike out and mastered it that night. There was no way a girl younger than him was going to ride a bike before he was! | Later in the summer...Courtney Kolbeck ran Jack's poor bike over...we had tears!
27: Having Fun in August!
28: Open House August 17, 2011 | Jack and Mrs. Stone | My New Desk! | Proud Henry | brothers! | First day of school!
29: and | First day of School August 18, 2011 | Jack's new school shoes! | Good luck from dad! | Good luck from mom! | So Excited!
32: JACKSON'S KISSING HAND!
34: Tracing Shapes!
35: Jackson wrote this letter to the letter people at the end of the year. After learning all the letters, they needed to walk the letter people down to the office so they could catch their plane to go to another school to teach children about the letters. He just loved them and shared a new one each week with us. They are all on the following page!
39: Jackson's Kindergarten | Class ~ 2011-2012
40: School Picture
41: Here are the sounds on Jack's IEP he needs to master for speech! So far he enjoys going to speech with Mrs. Nagel and is working hard on his sounds!
42: Being a Kindergartner! | What a neat little boy! | Classroom pet
43: Great Coloring Projects
45: Mrs. Stone says Jackson bleeds orange and black. Here are some of his project... notice they are all done in orange and black. He sure is a proud Quarrier fan! May need to restock those two crayons at semester! | Jack bleeds Orange and Black
46: Fall Kindergarten Projects
47: This project is from the book "Ten Apples Up on Top"
49: This is Jack's Thanksgiving Story book he made at school. He read this story to our family before we ate our Thanksgiving feast. He was so proud of his book and remembered when his big brother Aussie read his before the feast!
50: Carving Pumpkins | Jackson tried to made JoJo clean out all the pumpkin guts
51: Trick or Treat! | Halloween 2011 Jackson was Zachery Barber | Trick or Treating
52: Jackson's number assessment in October | Kindergarten Halloween Celebration
53: Phonics Pages | Jackson had no problems at all learning all his letters, sounds, rhyming words, beginning/middle/ending sounds, spelling, reading and writing. He has all the beginning steps to becoming a great reader. Right now he can read simple level 1 books but does not "want" to sit down and do it for fun. He would rather play with Aussie!
54: Fall Photo Shoot
55: Our Jackson 5 Years Old!
57: This is Jackson's progress report from conferences. It was no surprise to us he was doing a super job, knew all he was suppose to and listens to his teacher. What a good boy he is.
58: MY SCHOOL BUS | My old Classroom and... | my new classroom!
59: Switching schools over Xmas break!
60: Jackson's big game at the Arena. They announced the starting line ups and everything. He counted the days down until his big game. He ended up scoring a basket as well. So neat to see his face with excitement!
61: Sioux Falls Arena December 3rd 2011
62: A Christmas Program to remember for ever. Mommy's heart was melted watching Jackson sing all of his songs and doing all of his actions. If only I could freeze time! | What a Handsome little boy!
63: So excited for the big night! We taped it for daddy as he was down in Texas for work! | Jackson's First Kindergarten Christmas Program! December 1st, 2011
64: Memories from...
65: Mrs. Stone!
66: Our family Christmas was so much fun this year. All the kids sorted all the gifts and lined them up from biggest to smallest. Some of Jack's favorites were his Joe Mauer guy, Wii Baseball 2011, and all kinds of animal guys to line up and play with!
67: Our Family Christmas 2011! | Jack's face was filled with excitement the entire night!
68: A new Quarrier bike from grandpa and grandma!
69: Look at what Santa did! Jackson loved leaving him milk and cookies and carrots for Rudolph! He was excited to wake up and see Rudolph made another big carrot mess this year! | Jackson got a nerf bullet vest , motorcycle guys and a pogo stick from Santa this year!
70: THE GIFT OF A BROTHER AND A SISTER!
71: Jackson's Christmas Projects along with his Christmas list!
72: My Baby Brother | Ryan was born on January 15th and I knew he was going to be a boy all along!
73: Ryan! | Jack's kitty he brought for Ryan!
74: February 4th, 2012... Jack turns 6!
75: Jackson celebrated his 6th birthday at the Dells Bowling Alley with 6 of his closest friends, Zachery and Channing Barber along with grandma and grandpa Henry and a special surprise visit from grandpa Jeff!
76: Jackson's Kindergarten Kid Writing!
77: C H A R A C T E R | Counts!
79: Writing my numbers in the month of February!
80: Winter Snowmen Projects
81: LIBRARY | Jackson goes to Library every Thursday and he just loves it. This year he had grandpa George come over every Wednesday night to draw pictures out of his new library book. Some of his favorite topics this year were wild cats, bears and Star Wars!
82: Kindergarten Friendships! | Recess time and Jackson's kid circle group with Mrs. Anderson!
83: Jackson just loves all of his bears. Ever since grandpa George had a bear encounter on his fishing trip, Jack has been so interested in them. He sleeps with them, carries them everywhere, watches bear videos and reads bear library books!
84: Our fun family weekend | The Mall of
85: to the Twin Cities and... | America!
86: Swimming Lessons at Swim America in the month of March! Jack just loved it and had a "pretty" swimming instructor who he LOVED to swim with!
87: Catecism Sunday! Jackson had to memorize The Lord's Prayer in front of the church for kindergarten. He did a great job as he had this prayer memorized when he was 2 or 3! He is one smart cookie!
88: Jackson finally found his Easter basket in the dryer!
89: and palm Sunday
90: Writing all of my numbers at the end of kindergarten! | Writing all of my letters at the end of kindergarten!
91: Jackson's Final Report Card
92: A Year
93: to Remember!
94: Daddy teaching me how to pitch! | Feeding the ducks! | The Henry Children! | Sound asleep! | grandpa Jeff! | I love my baby brother Ryan!
95: Spring 2012 | Our Family Tire Swing! | The Shrine Circus! | Happy 36th bday daddy! | I Love My Daddy! | My new helmet from grandpa George!
96: Jack played on the transitional league this year. It is a league between coach pitch and kid pitch. The coaches still pitch but Jack is playing with kids 2 years older than him and he just loves it. He hits the ball hard and even turns double plays...he just knows baseball.
97: Coached by Jeff Holm and Dane Stone
100: The "Transitional League" was a great experience for Jackson this year! A super season coached by Jeff Holm!
101: "L | "Let's Play Ball!"
102: Jackson's Tournament Team Jackson was so honored and excited to be asked to play on the Dells tournament team. He was once again by far the youngest boy on the team but did super! He played in two weekend tournaments coached by Bill Goeken. They took first place in the Brandon tourney and 3rd in Pipestone!
103: What a team!
105: JUNE ~ 2012 | Siemonsma wedding, wrapping up ball tournaments, father's day and Cootie Days!
106: S W I M M I N G | Jackson became so brave this summer as a swimmer. He now swims with no life jacket on, dives off the diving board and does flips as well!
107: Jackson in July
108: Jackson's First Time to Valleyfair and the WILD THING! | Jackson was so brave at Valleyfair. He did all the roller coasters and even found enough guts to do the Wild Thing!
109: Twins game at Target Field and Grandpa Jeff's cabin...a great way to end the summer!
110: Dear Jackson, I am amazed by the kindness in your heart. Your mother and I love how deep your feelings are, and how you are always thinking about doing the right thing. You are such a nice little man. I love you.! | Dear Jackson, I am so proud of how well you did in Kindergarten. You are so kind hearted, fun spirited and CUTE! I sure do love you Jackson! Love, Mommy