Monday, September 30, 2019

Day 22: @vermontkkids123

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Today we watched explorers on the EV Nautilus. The expeditions help us understand the ocean and how important it is for us to help take care of this habitat. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Day 21; @vermontkkids123

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We read a couple of great books today. The books helped us think mathematically and also about the importance of taking care of nature. 

We had our first school assembly and it was wonderful. All of kindergarten sang and we even did some mindfulness together as a school community.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Day 20: @vermontkkids123

We read a wonderful story that reminded us of all the things we are ok with. 
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We explored a new App called: "Geoboard" to help us create and design different shapes. AirServer helps us share our ideas so we can make observations too!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Day 19: @vermontkkids123

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Ms. Wilson our Digital Learning Leader visited kindergarten this morning and read us a story about being safe while online and being respectful when someone asks us to put technology away as well.

The children enjoyed 2 books today.

Sally enjoys a trip through the wilderness and enjoys meeting other animals. The story is a reminder of the importance of why natural habitats matter as they are home to many living things.


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Day 18: @vermontkkids123

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Today the children experimented with the ideas around sinking and floating. Using different types of apples the children made scientific predictions about why certain apples would either sink or float.

The story is about a dinosaur who is well-liked by people in the town because of her kindness, even when someone tries to convince others that dinosaurs are extinct.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Day 17: @vermontkkids123

We read a story about kindness called; Be Kind." The story reminded us of different acts of kindness and how much they can impact others.
Recycle Rhonda visited kindergarten today also to teach us about the 3 R's. We are thinking of ways to create less waste in kindergarten.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Day 16: @vermontkkids123

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We read another wonderful story today about apples too and created scientific drawings of an apple stem.

We also learned that the largest apple in the world weighs 4 pounds and is called the "Hokuto" apple and is found in Japan.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Day 15: @vermontkkids123

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We read and explored many different types of apple books today. We talked about non fiction and fiction books and how we can get information from both types of books.

We watched a great video about the life cycle of an apple tree too. All apple trees need water, sun, soil, a seed, and care also.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Day 14: @vermontkkids123

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We have a new literacy volunteer on Wednesday mornings. Her name is Mrs. Toomey who is helping us with our literacy skills.

Today we read a wonderful story about needs and wants.  This was a wonderful discussion about the difference between our needs and our wants.
Look at our list below. We will use our list of needs to guide us throughout the year in kindergarten in helping others.

snow boots
new shoes
healthy food
help others
the world needs us to be healthy so we can help everyone
clean water
people to take care of the world
soil to grow things
lots of trees
new shoes
new car
teddy bear
race car with a battery
toy unicorn
earrings and a wig
doll house
baby doll
more toys

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Day 13: @vermontkkids123

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Today we read a wonderful story about what trees need to grow.
We decided that trees need:
1. seed
2. soil
3. water
4. sunlight
5. someone to care for them

Monday, September 16, 2019

Day 12: @vermontkkids123

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We read 2 wonderful stories this morning. We listened for rhyme and then created a name graph where we looked at our name data and made mathematical observations.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Day 11; @vermontkkids123

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Happy International Dot Day! Today all of the children enjoyed 2 awesome stories by Peter Reynolds that celebrate creativity and individuality.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Day 10: @vermontkkids123

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We read 2 wonderful stories about friendship.
One of the stories is a Global Goal book.

We explored a new math App called Pattern Shapes too. 
Look here to get it for free. This App is helping us create shapes and learn the names of all the different shapes.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Day 9: @vermontkkids123

Today we began exploring code. As coders we discovered that we can also be programers. We are creating code to move the bees from 1 place to another. We collaborated and thought like mathematicians too.

We read 2 wonderful stories. One was about friendship and the other was a Global Goal book. We connected the story All The World with Global Goal #15 Life On Land.

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Look here to see our safety in the neighborhood video that Ms. Wilson our digital leader shared with us.
Today we learned that when we are online we must..
1. Ask an adult.
2. Talk to people we know.
3. Visit websites that are just right for us.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Day 8: @vermontkkids123

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We read a wonderful rhyming story today too.

Thanks to the parents who are able to volunteer during our math time too. We had fun practicing our numbers.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Day 7: @vermontkkids123

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Today we read 2 stories and we made text to text connections too. Letters and numbers are both made with diagonal, straight, and curvy lines, but they mean different things.
We spent time partner reading and making observations in the illustrations of books.
Outside today we talked about how we are all becoming explorers and how we use different skills, attitudes, and knowledge to help us learn about the natural world.

During our math workshop time we are exploring many new materials. We made mathematical connections today and justified our thinking.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Day 6: @vermontkkids123

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We learned a new birthday song today.
Today the children are bringing home their reading bag. The bag has rhyming books inside. Please find time to enjoy reading the books with your child/children and listening for the rhymes.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Day 5: @vermontkkids123

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Today we read a story about a very hungry caterpillar. The children used story props to act the story out and then we started working on our own books to read during our reading time.
This afternoon Ms. Sara visited us. She helps people who have vision challenges. Today we learned some things that we can do for people who have vision challenges.

We can:
1. Put things back in there place.
2. Ask someone if they need help.
3. Be a human guide
4. Some people may use a guide dog.
Look here to see our FlipGrid for the Global Goals!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Day 4: @vermontkkids123

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We read a wonderful story this afternoon. The children then created their own ideas about things they wonder about.
We are reading lots of books that rhyme. Today we got our reading bins and were able to read books with a partner. Later we visited with Mrs. McCormack's Class for reading buddies.  
We added where we were born and where we have been on our map today too!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Day 3: @vermontkkids123

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Today we read a wonderful story about school. We connected with the ideas of trying to be kind, be brave, and be our best.
Today we labeled the continents and made a mathematical connection. We noticed we have 7 days in a week and 7 continents.
We finished our self-portraits and learned how to use Doodle Buddy to make different types of lines and numbers.
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