Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Creating A Culture For Learning!

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One of my favorite times of the year is beginning to create Kindergarten.  I invite families and their children to stop by and help set up our classroom.  This is a wonderful way to say hello and for children to begin to experience what Kindergarten Life will be like.
Thanks so much everyone for your help.  I look forward  to an amazing year with everyone.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Celebrating Kindergarten!

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Thanks so much everyone for all that you do and continue to do for Kindergarten.  It has been a wonderful year learning alongside all of you.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Exploring Sustainability @CSSULearns

We had an amazing morning today!  We visited CVU which is a high school in our district.  We visited Mr. Dave Trevithick's classroom where we were able to share our documentary and also hear about all of the projects that the juniors and seniors were involved in around sustainability. 
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Creating, Reflecting and Designing

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This week we have been busy finishing up special projects.  We have been designing a Kindergarten poster, creating paper cache animals that are part of the Global Goals, Life On Land and writing letters to our new teachers.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Outdoor Classroom Day!

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Today we celebrate the importance and value of exploring the natural world.  It was fun to see others in the world who like us, care about nature and enjoy learning outdoors.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Creating A Documentary: Global Goals For Sustainability

Today Mrs. Tursi visited Kindergarten to speak to us about our documentary that we are creating.  She shared that a documentary is a film, but a film that is real.  Mrs. Tursi will be teaching us a lot of new vocabulary used when creating a documentary.  She helped us create our filming studio today.






The children are so excited.  Mrs. Tursi is our director.  We will begin filming later in the week about why the Global Goals are important and why everyone needs to be involved.

DonorsChoose

Thanks to DonorsChoose and other kind and generous people in the world we now have new Mo Willems books, puppets and a game!  We also have many new books by Jon Klassen, the author who visited WCS. The children now have additional opportunities to use their oral language to retell a story.






Monday, May 8, 2017

Global Goals!

Mrs. Tursi has been in Kindergarten facilitating small discussion groups about the Global Goals.  This week she used unified cubes as a way to represent each child's idea.  She shared: "We had more ideas together than we would have alone.  We built our ideas into a tower using unifix cubes!  See how many ideas we had to share about Global GoalsWe had more ideas together than we would have alone."  

Global Kindness Project

During the month of May we are participating in the Global Kindness Project.  You can check out the conversation on Twitter #GKP17.  This week we are exploring the idea of inspiring good.  We are talking a lot about how we can show gratitude towards others to let them know we are grateful and appreciative of their ideas and actions.  Click here to read more about the Global Kindness Project....
 

 Our exploration of the Global Goals also ties nicely into this idea of how we show gratitude.  When we notice things in our environment that need help, we help.  This is a wonderful way to show our gratitude, but also take responsibility for making our world better.  Just by picking up trash....

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Observing Colors After A Rain Storm

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This afternoon we took a walk outside and noticed lots of colors.  We think the rain water makes living things healthy and they come to life that is why their colors are so bright.  We each created what we observed on our walk today.

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.

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