Friday, May 27, 2011

The Dorthy Alling Library Comes To Kindergarten!



This afternoon Jill, the town librarian, came to kindergarten to talk to us about the summer reading program at the library! Our friends from Mrs. Dyer's class joined us! The theme this summer at the library is;"One World, Many Stories". All of the summer activities are free! All you have to do is visit the library and sign up to read books over the summer. All the children have their very own library card so it will be easy to check out books! On Tuesday Jill will be driving the Bookmobile to ABS! This is a special bus that has books you can read at your home in the summer! Be sure to ask your child about the presentation today!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fairy Tales In Kindergarten!




This afternoon we had some friends visit us from Williston Central School and share their Fairy Tales with us! We learned that fairy tales can be real or make believe. Lots of fairy tales have a moral at the end. We learned that the moral of a tale is like an important message. The message has special meaning related to the tale. The tales were wonderful!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Designing, Creating and Collaborating In Kindergarten!



The children collaborated during our exploration time on constructing a building! Many of the children had great ideas for the design. As I observed the building being created I heard children sharing ideas, asking questions about what to do next and others giving friends directions on where to put certain blocks. Later in the day the children shared their structure and spoke about all the planning and team work that went into the structure. Today children decided to take the structure down and create a new one. I heard many children walking around and asking others to collaborate! video video

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Celebration of Writing!

This morning we had a celebration of writing in Kindergarten. The children did an amazing job sharing their work with everyone. The children did a wonderful job also of sharing what writing means to them! I will also update the literacy wiki too. The children are amazing young writers. I am so proud of all the writing we do in Kindergarten!
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In the video you will hear about what writing is to every child in Kindergarten! Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Scooping!

This morning we started scooping phrases! We discovered that when we "scoop" reading phrases our reading fluency is better!
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Natural Provisions Visits Kindergarten!

This morning Alison came to talk to us about the recycling, composting and reducing of waste that her store does. It was really wonderful. We made many connections with Alison. We compost in Kindergarten and the compost goes directly to our school garden. Alison composts too! Her compost is taken to another place to be composted. We are going to email Alison at her store, Natural Provisions to tell her about some of the ways we are green in Kindergarten so she can share with others who receive her newsletter!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Starbuck's Visits Kindergarten!

This afternoon Rose, from Starbucks came to talk to us about some of the great things Starbucks is doing to make a difference in our community and world! Some of the wonderful things happening are: * donating coffee and tea for Green Up Day! * You can bring your mug into Starbucks to get your beverage instead of using a paper cup! *recycling in their store *reducing waste by reusing coffee grinds! People can stop by and take some to help your garden grow! *use special light bulbs in their store that are energy efficient *They help build schools and medical clinics in the villages of the farmers that grow their coffee beans

We enjoyed a healthy snack and drink in the afternoon! Thanks Rose for coming to Kindergarten! Where did Starbucks get their name? Listen and find out!
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Burton The Therapy Dog Visits Kindergarten!

This morning we had a visit from Burton and his owner, Brenda. Burton is a therapy dog which means he visits nursing homes, hospitals and even peoples houses to help people feel better and help people feel happy!
Burton likes to eat carrots and treats. He also drinks a lot of water. It was so fun meeting Burton today!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sharon Gutwin Visits Kindergarten From The ReHab Gym!


Be sure to talk to your child about what they learned! What a treat we had this morning. Sharon Gutwin from the ReHab Gym came to Kindergarten to talk to us about how important it is to keep moving! She talked to us about what our bones and muscles are made of and how important it is to keep them healthy. We are going to try to keep our bodies moving everyday to help keep us active and healthy!
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