Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Making Connections During Snack time!

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During our snack time today 1 of our awesome students made a couple of connections.  He noticed a sight word inside a word and noticed /ch/ a digraph we are learning about during "Echo Time". 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CVU:Mentoring Opportunity in Kindergarten

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Today was an awesome day in Kindergarten.  We had Ms. Jessica and Ms. Morganne visit us from CVU.  As part of an early childhood class they are taking at CVU they needed to teach a lesson to young students.  They read us a wonderful story about the importance of sharing.  We all had an opportunity to decorate our own cookie and then share with a friend.  Yum! Yum!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Paint: A New Way To Design and Create

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Today we visited the technology lab and began exploring with paint.  Paint is a wonderful program that we can create and design illustrations.  Today we were exploring the many neat features that it has.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gingerbread Houses!

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Today we created and designed our own gingerbread house with yummy materials!  We noticed lots of 3 D shapes appear in our designs!  Thanks to everyone for volunteering and donating materials for this great project!

Friday, November 22, 2013

What We Are Thankful For....

This afternoon we created a video to share what we are grateful for.  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.  We are all thankful for Kindergarten!Thankful For

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Morning Meeting


Morning meeting is a lot of fun in Kindergarten!  We greet each other everyday and we do a fun activity too!  The leader of the day is in charge of reading our morning message and then helps us make special noticings about the text!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Williston Food Shelf

 It was a cold walk, but it was so nice to be outside in the fresh air!
A Message From The Food Shelf:
It was my pleasure to meet with you, your class, and chaperoning parents at the Williston Food Shelf earlier today.  We are extremely grateful for your donations of food and money, especially at this holiday time of year when so many of our neighbors continue to be in need of some extra help.  Your students seemed genuinely interested in the Food Shelf and I was impressed with their questions and comments.  Please let them know once again that they are truly making a difference in the lives of others when they become involved in the Food Shelf.   You all would be most welcome to visit again in the spring.  Thank you again for your contributions.

Today we made a difference for our community.  We visited the food shelf and donated food and one of the students gave money.  We are experiencing what it feels like to make others feel happy and to help out others.  Our buckets were full all day today!  What are you doing to fill others buckets?

How We Are Making A Difference In Kindergarten!

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Celebrating Learning:A Technology Focus

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Kindergarten is really an amazing place.  We have been exploring a variety of technologies that help us capture and celebrate what we re learning.  We explored educreations and Tellagmi this week.  AirServer is a great way to remotely access our ideas on an iPad.  Then we can share our work on our SMART board!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Celebration of Learning!

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Thanks so very, very much for supporting our first celebration of learning.  We explored many different life cycles and we learned so much.  Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Day in Kindergarten!

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Today we enjoyed capturing what we created and designed with iPads.  Some of us took photos of things that we feel great about and ways we make a difference.  We posted on our kidblogs, started new stories during our writer's workshop time and enjoyed some scientific writing as well as estimating and then counting our pumpkin seeds!  We counted over 600 seeds!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Whole Body Listening With Ms. Heather!

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Digital Citizenship Week

We started off our week sharing how we are digital citizens.  We stared by sharing how we are citizens and then realized that when we share our ideas with the world through Skype and twitter, we then become digital citizens!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Pumpkin Patch!

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Making Mathematical Connections During Morning Meeting!


This morning Ms. Jessica did a great job with our morning meeting! We created a pumpkin using different attributes on the SMART board and we created tallies!  We use tallies to keep track of "how many" we have.
 Our SMARTboard is a great interactive tool.  It helps us develop a deeper understanding of the many concepts we are exploring in Kindergarten.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What We Noticed Outside In Our School Garden!

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This afternoon we took our science journals, iPads and magnifying glasses outside and make observations about what we noticed.  These are some of the things we noticed; apples, pumpkins, flowers, grass, a 4 leaf clover, soil, butterflies, dirt, stone, rocks, fence, wood, holes in the ground, a grasshopper and patterns in all the living things were noticed too!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Morning Meeting Activity!


This morning during our morning meeting Ms. Caitlin asked us to identify letters and sounds that we have been exploring.  Then we had to find sight words we are learning too in our morning message.  Ms. Caitlin created a SMART notebook page where we had to identify pictures that had a specific first sound.  It was really fun!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thank You Donors Choose!



Mo Willems is a great author because he uses lots of expression!
We like all of the characters in Mo Willems books too!


We are so excited and happy in Kindergarten!  Thanks to the generosity of people on DonorsChoose we now have brand new Mo Willems books!

During our reader's workshop time we sit knee to knee or side to side when we read books!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Adam's Orchard!

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We had a wonderful afternoon at Adam's Orchard today!  We were able to walk around at the orchard, pick apples, learn about how apple trees grow, see how cider is made and learn about orchard life.  Thanks to those of you who could join us and the FAP for supporting this trip!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Science Journals In Kindergarten!

 We use many tools during our science time.  We are learning about what tools help us develop a better understanding of what we observe!
We have brand new science journals in Kindergarten!  We use our journals to share what we are exploring in our natural world.  In the photographs a few of our scientists are making observations about milkweed!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Taking A Calming Breath!

This afternoon Mrs. Tatlock visited Kindergarten and we read a wonderful story and learned "how to" take a calming breath.  A calming breath can help us feel good and refocus!





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