Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Visitors From Thailand

This morning we had some students visit us from Thailand.  We were able to ask questions about their country and share how we have conversations with others in the world. It was fun to show our map that we painted and talk about why we have it.
 




Monday, April 17, 2017

@donorschoose Project: Whiteboard Table

Today our new whiteboard table arrived in Kindergarten.  We are so excited to have this new tool to help us with our learning.  This afternoon we explored number writing and creating equations.  The whiteboard table is great because if something does not MAKE SENSE (math habitat of mind) then we just change our thinking!



 






Thursday, April 13, 2017

PT Challenge With Ms. Peggy

This afternoon Ms. Peggy visited Kindergarten.  We worked on movements and exercises that strengthen our bodies.  We explored yoga and some collaborative ball activities.
We learned....
1. Communication is important so your partner knows what to do.
2. Listening is important because it helps us understand what to do.
3. Working with others is fun.
4. When you don't know what to do you can watch or ask a friend for help.




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Global Goal #14: Life Below Water

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We are exploring life under the water.  Our goal came from the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Thinking about life under the water we are exploring the many different creatures and plants that use water as their habitat.  We created our own water habitats and highlighted animals we found interesting and reasons why we need to all care about life under the water.
Some Ideas We Have: 
1. Life under the water is a habitat for many different animals.
2. Plants and animals need water to live.
3. We care about animals and want them to live.
4. Trash and garbage does not belong in the water.
6. People need to be careful about not dumping oil into the water.  Animals get hurt.
7. Care about all living things.  
8. Everything matters.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Using Kiddle: All About Books




This week we are exploring All About Writing.  We are using Kindle to help us learn about a water animal we are curious about.  Go to: Kindle.co and search for the animal you want to learn about.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Geometric Paintings

Today we created a watercolor painting of different shapes.
Here are some of our noticings...
1. Some shapes have curvy sides and some have straight sides.
2. Not all shapes have corners.
3. Shapes are in nature.
4. Shapes are fun and easy to make.
5. 2 D and 3 D shapes are everywhere.
6. I know that 3 triangles makes up a trapezoid.
7. A rhombus has 4 sides and 4 corners.
8. All sides are straight.



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Water, Water, Water

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We are exploring water and thinking about why everyone in the world needs clean water.  We are thinking about the different ways water can help us and other living things.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ms. Ali and Our OT Challenge

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This morning Ms. Ali visited Kindergarten for our weekly OT Challenge! We explored paper and the different lines that paper has.  One important idea is to always write on the line.  Otherwise the letters and numbers you write  are in space!  This makes it hard for people to understand our ideas.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Piggie and Gerald: ThanksTo The Flynn Theater!

This afternoon we had an artist in residence.  Ms. Jenny showed us "how to" express ourselves with our voices, faces and bodies.  It was fun.  We were getting ready for the Flynn performance of Piggie and Gerald on Tuesday.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Creating Practice Opportunities: Enhance Our Thinking

 

This afternoon we explored using the Smartboard as a way to help us think mathematically.  We explored equations, subitizing and numbers that are more and less.  The children had fun collaborating with each other and sharing their ideas.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ms. Ali Visits Kindergarten!

Today Ms. Ali visited Kindergarten.  She talked to us about a new strategy when using a spoon.  We explored this new technique with applesauce.  We also met the challenge!  We all were able to eat our applesauce successfully without spilling any on the rug.
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Monday, March 6, 2017

Read Across America Day!

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Today we celebrated Read Across America Day!  We also celebrated Dr. Seuss.  The children are doing a wonderful job with their reading powers!  Look for a Dr. Seuss book on Friday to read with your child.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Celebration of Literacy

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Today we celebrated literacy.  We explored opinion writing, persuasive writing, how to writing and are beginning to explore responding to books.  Thanks so much everyone for all your support with our breakfast buffet.  I am most grateful.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mrs. Ali Visits Kindergarten!

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Every Wednesday, Mrs. Ali visits Kindergarten to teach us a new skill.  She is an occupational therapist. Today we explored scissors.  It was really fun.  We learned about the Berry Strategy and the Rainbow Strategy.  Be sure to ask us about what the strategies are.  They both help us cut and trace straight sides to learn the names of shapes.

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Beautiful, Winter day in Vermont

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Thanks to the Vermont NEA for your support we are enjoying snowshoeing this winter!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Williston Food Shelf



On Friday Ms. Kelly from the Williston Food Shelf visited Kindergarten.  She talked to us about the role of the food shelf and we also had an opportunity to make choices about what foods would make a healthy breakfast,  lunch and dinner.  She left us signs to use for our food drive in March.  We will be collecting food from March until mid April and then we plan on walking to the food shelf again to deliver food.
 


We are looking forward to making a difference for others in our community.  Thanks for all your support with this ongoing project.

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