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.

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