Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Check Out Dorothy Alling Library In January!

Last week Ms. Jill, the town librarian visited Kindergarten.  She delivered our new library cards and filled us in on some rely fun and interesting library events happening in January! Click here for the website and read below the exciting events happening in January and they are all free!

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Read to a Dog! Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm. Starts January 13.Bring a book and share a story with one of our friendly trained therapy dogs. All dogs registered with Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Call 878-4918 to pre-register for individual sessions. 

Pajama Story Time: Monday, January 12, 6:30 pm.  Bring kids in PJs with their favorite stuffed animal for stories, a craft and a bedtime snack. Presented by Building Bright Futures and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Forest Celebration!

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Today we celebrated the forest!  We have been learning a lot about forest life, types of trees and the animals that depend on and live in forests.  Today we brought in our own forest animal and ate a special lunch in our classroom!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Creating and Designing 3 D "Gingerbread" Houses in Kindergarten!

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This morning we had an opportunity to create and design our very own 3 D house.  We had lots of wonderful parents who volunteered their time and the supplies we needed!  3 Dimensional houses have lots of height and width.  We each had our very own ideas about what to create.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Forester From Colorado: @SKYPEClassroom!

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We had an amazing Skype session this morning from a real forester in Colorado.  Our forester works in Yellowstone National Park!  We learned a lot about the different types of animals and their adaptations!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hour of Code

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Today we began to create code!  We are celebrating the Hour of Code! Coding is really fun.  We connected coding with giving directions of "how to" do something.  We also explored Daisy The Dinosaur on the iPads.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Creating and Designing Rabbits!

This morning we were able to begin painting our paper mach rabbits!  We look forward to adding more physical features on Monday!  Here are a few photos of what they look like!


           


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Making A Difference one Project At A Time!

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This afternoon my students along with some awesome parent volunteers were able to walk over 2 wagons of food to the Williston Food Shelf!  We were so happy to help out others in our community.  We were able to deliver our food and also learn about the food shelf and how important a food shelf is in a community. Smart Blog On Education: One Project At A Time!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Creating Forest Animals!


This morning we created our own rabbit!  We used newspaper, tape and paper mache! We also created our own scientific drawings of forest animals too!  Our classroom is going to have lots of wonderful forest work to see very soon!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Creating Science Journals: Exploration Is Important!


Today a couple of my students shared their own science journals that they created during their exploration time.  Exploration time is play. It is a time when students have an opportunity to explore and create ideas they are interested in and learning about. So proud of these two scientists!

Monday, November 17, 2014

COTS Visits Kindergarten!

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This morning we had Laurie Gunn visit Kindergarten!  She volunteers for COTS! We learned a lot about how people become homeless and need to stay in a shelter.  We also learned that we can support COTS by walking in May, in Burlington to raise money for all the people that need to stay in a shelter.  We learned a lot! We also talked a lot about the many things that we re grateful for too.  We have a special tree in our school where we can share what we are grateful for.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Dorothy Alling Library Visits

This afternoon Ms. Jill visited us.  She is a librarian at the Dorothy Alling  Library.  She red us a wonderful story about the forest.  The story is: Over There. Today your child will be coming home with a packet of information about "how to" get a library card.  Please fill out and return to Kindergarten on Monday.  Click here for the website!  They have lots of great family activities!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Squishy Circuits!

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This morning we learned "how to" make a circuit! A circuit travels in a circle.  You need insulating and conducting dough to make it work.  You also need a battery pack too!  We had fun creating caterpillars that lit up!  Thanks so much to Ms. Patti for teaching us about squishy circuits!  

Friday, October 31, 2014

Belly Breathing!

This morning we watched a special YouTube video created by Sesame Street about Belly Breathing!  Belly breathing helps us take a break, refocus and change our thinking!  Our special breathing balls are fun to use too! Here is the video!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thanks So Much To AT&T and DonorsChoose!

We had an awesome week in Kindergarten! We were able to meet the people who supported our Engineering Project we posted on DonorsChoose! It was really wonderful. We were able to collaborate together and use lots of different tools to help us create things.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Land of Pumpkins!

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Today we enjoyed a special trip to the Land of Pumpkins.  We learned about the different types of seeds, pumpkins and the things pumpkins need to grow.  We also enjoyed weaving our way through a corn maze as we learned special tips about cows!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Exploring Trees and What They Create!

Today we began our new theme of study...... forest life......
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Making A Difference In Kindergarten!

We have been collaborating with Ms. Rachel and others in our community about helping people who are hungry.  We have a great resource page here where you can see all of the things we have been involved in.  We created a video using iMovie to share how you might help people in your community too!  Please join us!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Respect Inside and Outside of Kindergarten!

At ABS this week our whole school is focusing on the idea of respect!  We are thinking of how we can be respectful inside and outside of our classroom.  Every time we are respectful we get a green buzzy!  We also learned a lot from this YouTube video too!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tinkering With Tinker Toys!

Part of our DonnorsChoose project provided us with a variety of things to "tinker" with and create with.  We enjoy collaborating with our friends using these materials.  This is a great way we can begin to take turns, be flexible in our ideas and design things together.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Starbucks and Hannnafords Visit Kindergarten!

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Today we heard from 2 businesses from our community about what they are doing to help people who are hungry and need help!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Collaboration Begins With Creating and Designing Our Ideas!

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Today we had lots of opportunities to connect and collaborate with others inside Kindergarten.  We are learning "how to" collaborate and work with others to create ideas we have.  Check out what we created today and what we had to say!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Project Based Learning Opportunity In Kindergarten!


In Kindergarten we are working on a collaborative project to help provide food to people who need food.  We are building an awareness of this problem and then we will collaborate with others inside and outside of our community to help solve the problem.  We would like to hear ideas from anyone who has one to share to help us!  Please contribute to our padlet and share with others.  Click here to read more about our project!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mrs. Tatlock Reminds Us About The Difference Between: Small and Big Problems

Mrs. Tatlock introduced us to Kelso's wheel! I sent this home last Friday in your child's Friday Folder. Kelso's Wheel is where we look to decide on "how to" solve problems and if they are big or small!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Play: How It Connects Us and Helps Us Collaborate!

The children have been creating and designing many interesting structures together, as a collaborative team! Through play experiences the children begin to experience how to be flexible, share ideas and collaborate to create something as a group.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Creating and Designing A Life Cycle!

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This morning the children enjoyed creating the different stages of the metamorphosis of a Monarch Butterfly!  The photos in our smilebox today were taken by the children!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sharing A Story, Making A Difference......



Today a former, Kindergarten student visited Kindergarten to read us a story!  It was wonderful!  We made connections and listened actively.  This is one way we engage in literacy fun in Kindergarten!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Breathing In and Breathing Out!

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Today we practiced using our new breathing balls! When we need a break, get frustrated or want to breathe, we use our special breathing spheres! Here is a video of what it sounds like! Thaks Mrs. Tatlock for teaching us about belly breathing!

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