Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Animationish


This morning we explored a wonderful program called;"Animationish"!  The program is designed and created by, Peter Reynolds who wrote the famous story; "The Dot".  Today we created wiggledoole ish's about the pumpkin!  Next week we begin creating Flip Books about the life cycle of a tree using this innovative program.  Stay tuned.... Be sure to ask your child "How To" create one! 
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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Circus Visits Kindergarten!

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This morning we had Mr. Rick visit our classroom.  He did some really neat tricks with his hands, a pencil, paper and spoons!  Mrs. Canfield's and Mrs. Read's Kindergarten classes joined us too!  He will be performing this evening at WCS.  This is a fund raising event for our school.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Having Lunch Together As A School!

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Today our school celebrated the season of fall! We enjoyed some soup made with lots of different vegetables and bread cooked inside our stone oven!  Thanks Gardner Andrew for teaching us about the importance of gardening for a healthier life.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hello Neighbor!

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We learned a new greeting with Ms. Rachel called;"Hello Neighbor".  In kindergarten we greet each other everyday during our morning meeting time.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Land of Pumpkins!

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This morning we visited the Land of Pumpkins! We learned about the different sizes of seeds, the 4 things they need to grow, the different types of pumpkins and much more! Pumpkins need; water, sun, soil and seeds to grow.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fire Safety Week!

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We walked over to the Williston Fire Station where 2 firemen gave us a tour of the fire station, showed us the fire tracks, what firemen wear and they also spoke about how they help our community.  We learned a lot about "How To" keep safe in case of a fire.

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One of the firemen showed us what it looks like and sounds like if they have to come into a house that is on fire. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Kelso's Wheel Helps Us Solve Big and Small Problems!

 Take a close look at Kelso's wheel!  It has ideas about how we can solve big and small problems.
 Here is Mrs. T. with Kelso and Lilly!
This afternoon Mrs. T. visited kindergarten and introduced one of Kelso's friends, Lilly.  Lilly had a problem.  Kelso helped her decide if it was a small or a big problem.  Then Lilly figured out some ways to solve her problem.  Be sure to ask your child/children about the play Mrs. T and I shared.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sharing An Illustration of Our Planet

A Child Created A Map of The World

Showing Us What He Understands
We have been spending time learning the continents on our planet.  The children have discovered that we have 7 continents that are surrounded by lots of water, called oceans.  We have many new friends that we are connecting with all over the world.  We created a Google Map where we can "pin" our connections so we can see where they live in comparison to where we live.  We will have a huge world map up on our classroom soon to help us learn where we live in the world and how it is similar and different to other places we are learning about through our connections.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Keslo and Pumsy!



Mrs. D. and Mrs. T. role playing "how to" ask for something you would like using safe, kind and responsible hands.
This afternoon Mrs. T. showed us "how to" use Kelso's wheel to solve our problems.  Today we talked about the importance of using our hands in a safe, kind and responsible way to let people know what we want.

Connecting Using SKYPE!


This morning we had a video call from a parent who is in Cape Town, South Africa.  SKYPE is a great way to connect and share.  We enjoyed saying hello and seeing one of our friends dad talking to us from such a long ways away!
We have created a Google map to mark all the places in the world that we are connecting with.

On Wednesday we will be using SKYPE to connect with our kindergarten friends in Washington, D.C.

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