Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This afternoon, Ms. Lydia(Mrs. D.'s daughter) visited Kindergarten. She helped us create and design another wonderful mathematical quilt using squares and butterflies. We have the quilt on display in our classroom. After our holiday vacation we will create another voicethread for you all to enjoy!
*** Remember you can click on the images to get a closer look!**
Monday, December 20, 2010
This morning during "Echo Time' we were beginning a new Fundations Unit, focusing on capital letters. Your children are amazing! They immediately recognized how the capital A is made up of 2 triangles and straight lines! Then another child noticed a trapezoid! I continue to be so impressed by the deep thinking and connections that your children make each day.
This afternoon we had the pleasure of seeing our first Reader's Theater! Reader's Theater is when children have an opportunity to read a story collaboratively and focus on their oral reading skills. Some of these skills are reading aloud, reading with expression and voice. The reader's were wonderful!
The story we heard today was called, "What? No Santa
Friday, December 17, 2010
Great pictures of the wonderful forest food we ate.
Wow! It was so wonderful to see all of the children eating a meal together! We had an opportunity to eat and talk together about the forest. Lots of fun! The children had an opportunity to practice using their table manners and I loved how polite everyone was with each other! The children ate everything! The maggot surprise was a huge hit! Thaks so very much everyone for all that you do to make Kindergarten such a magical place!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
This afternoon the children had an opportunity to create their own "gingerbread house." Lots of great ideas were shared around the design of "how to"(great math habit of the mind!) get the walls to stay standing!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
This afternoon we took a walk outside and visited some of the deciduous and coniferous trees in the front of our school. The children each had their own piece of colored yarn to measure the distance around or circumference of a tree. It was really wonderful to be able to see the children exploring with this new concept.
Wow! A great snack this afternnon too! We all ate tree bark for our afternoon snack!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
This afternoon we worked with one of Ms. Crowley's students and made a post on our kidblog about our favorite book we read by Kevin Henkes. We are waiting for more storage on our blogs so we can paste a copy of the book we choose as well!
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