Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Creating Circuits

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This afternoon we had an opportunity to create and learn about what a circuit is.  Igor and Darren brought circuit kits in and showed us "how to" create a circuit. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bee Bots In Kindergarten!

Thanks to @donorschoose we now have opportunities to code throughout the year.  Today we explored "how to" be safe, kind and responsible with our new bees.  Then we wee able to explore how to code and give directions.  So much fun.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Exploring Peru...

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This afternoon we had an opportunity to explore some ideas about the culture in Peru.  Thanks to Igor and Kathryn we were able to get an overview of the culture, weather, animals, forest and school.  Be sure to ask your child about what we learned today!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Taking A Breath

This morning in Kindergarten we watched a video about the importance of breath and how it can help us relax, take a break and reflect. Just Breathe  Tomorrow we hope to create our own mindfulness jar to bring home and use.  This is a great way to stop and think before we act.  If you have any jars, any size please send in!  We are grateful!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Living The Dream

In Kindergarten this month we have been focusing a lot on feelings, sharing, being kind and supporting each other.  Today we watched a video about an amazing man, Martin Luther King Jr.  It is a great video about who he was, his life and his impact.  Thanks to Mr. Deyo's Kindergarten class! Click here to watch.
Today we created our dreams during our writer's workshop time and also made an iMovie! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

It's All About The Weather!

Today Ms. Olivia began a new exploration of the weather.  We read a great story and described lots of different types of weather.  Then during play some of us created a castle that was very strong, but the wind was trying to blow it over.  Then a few children collaborated and created a windmill.  This can be helpful in getting wind power!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Gathering in the Morning as a Community

In Kindergarten we begin each day together on our meeting rug where we say hello, do an activity and read a morning message.  Our morning message contains news, celebrations and ideas we are exploring.  Reading a message together like this each day helps us explore how we read.

 We discovered these ideas on Thursday while we read together:
1. When we read, we read left to right like we do when we read our morning message.
2. We stop and take a breath when we see a period.
3. We notice words that have special features like th, sh and ch.
4. We can see sight words and we even noticed sight words inside of other words.

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