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!

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!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Apple Picking At Adam's Orchard

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We visited Adam's Orchard and had an opportunity to have a ride on a wagon, learn about how apple cider is made, pick our own apples and talk about how apples grow!  We also learned that our school gets their apples from Adams too!  They were delicious!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Furniture In Kindergarten!

Thanks to a lot of very generous and thoughtful people from all over Vermont, we now have some new furniture in Kindergarten!  We like it all because we can be flexible in where we read and think about our learning.  We have a lot of books in Kindergarten and now we have some awesome ways to enjoy all of our books!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Being Safe, Kind and Responsible Online!

We create an identity because we never use our real photo with our name.

This morning Mrs. Birdsall visited Kindergarten.  She is the Technology Integration Specialist at our school.  She talked to us about how we keep ourselves safe on field trips and in our neighborhoods.  Then we watched a short video about how we keep safe when we use digital tools.  
Here are the 3 safety steps we learned about.
1. Ask parents first
2. Talk to people we know, When we are in school we "Tweet"/Blog with people our teacher knows and we also make new friends alongside our teacher.

3. Stick to places we know are okay.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

International Dot Day!

My students began connecting dots on Friday to help support creativity and how important it is for all of us to share our voice, our ideas and thinking.  We all have the ability to be brilliant and make a difference.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Creating The World!

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Today we spent some time creating a map of the world!  We are learning that the world is a huge place.  Our map will show the names of the continents, oceans and who we are connecting with!  We will also be showing how we connect with others too! We learned the continent song today!  We will create a video/podcast to share with you soon!
This is a wonderful way that we can collaborate together to create something wonderful that will help us with our learning.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mrs. Tatlock and Pumsy Visit Kindergarten!

This afternoon Mrs. Tatlock visited Kindergarten with her friend, Pumsy!  She read us an awesome story about feelings.  We learned about mud mind, clear mind and sparkle mind too!
We are learning about how important it is to share how we are feeling.  In sparkle mind we feel so happy!  In clear mind we are comfortable and feel okay.  Sometimes in mud mind we feel frustrated or sad.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Creating Caterpillars!

One of our favorite, familiar stories is the Very Hungry Caterpillar By, Eric Carle.  This morning we had fun painting our very own caterpillar.  We will create a voice thread when we finish!  We also "Tweeted"some of our caterpillars to our 6th grade friends in Vermont! They are @vtfirsties on Twitter!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Saying Hello In Different Languages!

This morning Mrs. Tursi visited Kindergarten.  She is an amazing ELL teacher in our school.  She talked to us about "How To" say hello in different languages.  She showed us a great App called;"FORVO  " So we used AirServer and our Smartboard to hear hello in different languages.  She shared a great book too!

 Click here if you are interested in the App!

AirServer is great because we can remotely access the iPad and share what we notice!

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