Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What Did We Observe?

How Fast Can Water Travel Through Paper?

How Fast Does Water Evaporate?

More About Water!

The Water Cycle!

Listen to what happens to the rain?

Kites! Kites! Kites!

This morning we created our own kite! We used tissue paper, straws, tape and yarn. This afternoon we will fly them outside! This will be a great way to see how the wind and air work together!
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Monday, March 30, 2009

What a Healthy Looking Snack!

We enjoyed making a healthy snack this afternoon with a food expert from Hannaford's. Ask your child about the special banana cutter!
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Two Great Stories!

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Look For The Guiding Stars!

We learned about the "yellow stars" in Hannaford's. The stars let us know what foods are full of minerals and nutrients and what foods are 'sometimes" foods.

Hannaford's Comes To Kindergarten!

A wonderful lady came to Kindergarten today to talk to us about the importance of eating a well balanced diet!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fraction Posters!

Some of us worked with Ms. Erin this morning on creating mathematical posters that focus on Fractions! Look at some of our creations!
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More Wonderful Readers!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Where Does Maple Syrup Come From?

What a wonderful afternoon we had at the Audubon. Thanks so very much to those of you who could join us.

Enjoy looking at the pictures of all the exciting things that we saw and heard!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Friendly Letter!

This morning some of the children shared their friendly letters that they wrote.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Problem Solving in Kindergarten!

I have photographed some of the problems we have worked on in Kindergarten since January for you to see. The children read the problem, make sure they understand the ? and start to solve the problem. We use lots of math language, numbers, diagrams, t-charts and pictures to show our "mathematical thinking"! I also use a rubric to assess how your child does when they have finished their work. In Kindergarten we use this from time to time as a check-in to see how we are progressing. I have also put a picture of the rubric on this blog entry for you to see.
Your child will be bringing home their Problem Solving Folder on Friday for you to see. Please be sure to send it back to Kindergarten on Monday!Thanks again so much for your continued support and cooperation!
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Celebrations Around The World!

On Thursday afternoon all of the Kindergarten classes were invited to a spectacular performance put on by Esprit House. The children sang songs, danced and educated us about different cultures around the world. The children were a great audience and enjoyed the performance.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

The First Day of Spring!

Today in recognition of spring we enjoyed writing in our Journals about activities that we like to do in spring. The children have been doing lots of writing using their pencils so that their pictures are drawn carefully with lots of detail and labels! The children are writing independently remembering to leave spaces in between their words, using punctuation and even when to use capital letters. Nice job!
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Another Dr. Seuss Story!

Enjoy Old Hat, New, Hat!

Hop On Pop!

Another child reads a Dr. Seuss story! Wow! We are doing a great job reading aloud.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Reading Aloud with Ms. Camille!

After recess we enjoyed a great story by Mo Willems called Knuffle Bunny. Miss Cami did a great job reading to us. She asked us to show our emotions like the character Trixie in the story. We had lots of fun.
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Miss Jessica!

This morning Miss Jessica, an intern from UVM discovered that our Morning Message was missing! She found it, but noticed many letters and punctuation marks were missing! We had fun editing the message.
Then we greeted each other pretending we had a mask on! We could only make gestures, no sounds!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Classroom Readers!

Today we enjoyed listening to The Cat in The Hat read by 2 children. Great job!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Water Cycle!

This afternoon we talked a lot about what happens to water, where it goes and how important it is. We even tried an experiment helping us to "see" what happens to the water when it rises into the air. Be sure to ask your child about the experiment. Enjoy!
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Monday, March 16, 2009

There's a Wocket in My Pocket!

This morning we enjoyed a great story by Dr. Seuss. We focused a lot on rhyming. We talked about what to look for and listen for when you want to identify words that rhyme. Lots of Fun!
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Friday, March 13, 2009

Springing into Math!

Wow! What a great afternoon in Kindergarten. The children are working on number scrolls, lacing their own pair of boots and creating number models/equations with frogs and toads! Lots of math language being used! Be sure to ask your child about what they were doing this afternoon!
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Morning Exploration!

We had some great activities this morning during our exploration time. Some of the children were grabbing handfuls of frogs! Then they had to divide the frogs into groups to make an addition sentence. Other children were working on scrapbook pages, while others were illustrating their stories. Some of us even enjoyed experimenting with things that sink or float! Great learning happening this morning!
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Listen to our Scientific Ideas!

Does it Sink or Float?

This afternoon we experimented with water. We observed that heavy objects sank, while others floated.
Here is a list of what we discovered about water:
1. Water is wet.
2. Water is a liquid.
3. Water helps things grow.
4. We need to drink lots of water.
5. Water comes from the rain.
6. Water is in the air.
7. Fish need the water to make oxygen to breathe
8. Water is wavy and can move real fast!
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Great Independent Activities Happening!

This is a great time of year. The children are reading, writing, solving problems and working collaboratively together. I am so proud of all that your children are doing!BubbleShare: Share photos - Easy Photo Sharing

Friday, March 6, 2009

Writer's Workshop!

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This morning we enjoyed listening to another Dr. Seuss story and then writing about something that happened in the story. Wow! Our reading response journals are filling up fast with lots of great writing!
Some of us have also been working on how to hold our pencil and form our letters. Great Work!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Max and Ruby Movement!

What Would Max and Ruby Do?

Showing Emotions!

We all had an opportunity to express our emotions the way that both Max and Ruby did! What Fun!

Max and Ruby!

Max and Ruby Come Alive!

Today in Kindergarten we enjoyed learning about how to be an audience, applaud, how to clap after a show/performance and what to expect when we travel to the Flynn Theater on Monday!

A Hands On Workshop With Suzanne!

This morning we enjoyed doing some dance, movement and acting out as the characters Max and Ruby from stories written by Rosemary Wells. Be sure to ask your child about what we did!
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