Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Celebration of Art and Writing!

Wow! It was wonderful to see so many of you this morning reading and listening to the great writing that your child has

been doing. Enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Forest Feast!

I hope that you enjoy the pictures of our Forest Feast/Luncheon on Friday. The children had a wonderful time choosing what Forest Foods they would like to eat. Many thanks to all of you who made contributions of supplies and your time!
The children enjoyed bringing their own stuffed forest friend to lunch as well!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Looking At Number Patterns When We Write Our Numbers

This afternoon we made math observations about the patterning that we saw when we were writing our numbers. We also noticed how rows and columns of numbers were similar and different.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Williston Food Shelf!

We had a great trip this afternoon to the food shelf. Deb Beckett gave us a tour, talked to us about what a food shelf is, it's importance and role that it plays in a community. The children were able to carry their own bag of food and deliver it as well. I am making a list on the blog of items that the food shelf needs. Please feel free to drop these items off in Kindergarten or the food shelf. We will continue to collect food throughout the year and ask for parent volunteers to deliver the food with some of the children. Thanks so very much everyone!

Also on January 2nd and January 3rd the food shelf is moving to a new location, near Rocky's Pizza. They can use your help! Just show up on Sunday, January 3rd at the Williston Food Shelf to help with this big move if you can.

Sorting, Organizing and Dividing Food For The Food Shelf

This morning the children spent part of their ease-in time dividing the donated food into equal amounts to be taken to the Williston Food Shelf this afternoon. Wow! Lots of discussion about what is equal,heavy, light and the same! Stay tuned later for more information regarding our visit this afternoon.
We are also donating a math quilt that we made to help decorate the walls in the Food Shelf. Look at how beautiful it is!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gingerbread Houses!

Enjoy the photos. We had a great time!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Creating Our First Author's Note!

This morning we learned about what an Author's Note page is. Each child created their own page to be a part of their Forest Book. Wonderful Writing!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Caps For Sale!

This morning we read a wonderful story called, "Caps For Sale." It is a great story about a peddler who sells caps and runs into some curious monkeys while he naps in the countryside.

After we read the story we created a detailed picture of what we enjoyed in the book. Some of us wrote the title and even labeled our drawings. One of the children had an idea! The child wrote 2 words on the smartboard for everyone to see along with a picture clue for EACH word in case they could not read the word. Wow!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pine Cones!

Fun Night!

This morning we had some visitors from the VISTA Team talk to us about another great fund raising opportunity for our school. This Saturday from 6-8 PM at the Allen Brook School will be Fun Night. This is a time for children and /or families to come and play lots of different games and activities. Check the school web page for more information.

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