Photo Gallery 2017-2018
Eric Carle Art
We enjoyed studying the art work and writings of Eric Carle this week in conjunction with our butterfly unit. We read many of his books and tried our hand at painting and creating butterflies in using his art style.
Planting Terrariums and Learning the Parts of Plant!
As part of our science fair project we planted terrariums this week. It was fun to play in the dirt and examine our seeds! We can hardly wait for them to grow! We also enjoyed a fun craftivity were we reviewed and labeled the parts of a plant.
Oh, That Naughty Leprechaun!
A little mischief was a foot in Kindergarten over the weekend. Some naughty little leprechaun made a mess of our room, hung Tom and Tabby from the ceiling and left us a little treasure hunt!
We concluded our unit on shapes by reading The Shape of Things by Dale Dodd and making our own shape creations in the style of his illustrations. From slides to robots, houses to hotels, th children were very imaginative about the many ways we find shapes in the real world!
One of our favorite parts of the day is playing our partner math games. Learning and fun go hand in hand.
100 Days Smarter!!
We are the queens and kings of 100 Day! We had a blast making crowns, stringing fruit loops (eating a few along the way) and sharing our 100 Day collections. We counted and laughed our way through the day!
Valentine's Day Fun!
We had a wonderful time graphing candy hearts, exchanging Valentine's and sharing special treats. For the last few weeks we have focused on friendship and kindness, it was so much fun to celebrate these together!
We are Penguins
After a fun week of learning about penguins we tried our hand (or foot) at carrying eggs like penguins do. It is much harder than it looks!
Christmas Tree Farm Field Trip
What a wonderful way to begin our Christmas celebration. We had a wonderful time on our hay ride, roasting marshmallows and navigating the tree maze. Feeding the animals was an amazing way to end our field trip! We are grateful to Noel's Tree Farm for helping us make some precious memories! Merry Christmas!
After reading The Gingerbread Man this week we made him his own cozy houses to live in. We had a wonderful time frosting, decorating and eating!
Teddy Bear Math
Big bears, little bears and bears in between. Brown bears, white bears, rainbows bears and one was even green! We had a wonderful time sharing our teddy bears with each other. We spent time measuring our teddies, comparing and recording our findings as we rounded out our week of bears!
We continued our unit on forces and motion by planning, creating, testing and evaluating marble playgrounds. After creating individual plans, students worked collaboratively to create a team plan, build their marble playground, evaluate it and make changes. There was a lot of problem solving going on and incredible team work, not to mention plenty of smiles and laughter as each team tried to race their marble faster than the others!
Jack and The Beanstalk
After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, students worked together to solve the problem of how to build the tallest beanstalk out of index cards and tape. They created individual designs, discussed them , came up with a group plan, built their beanstalks then evaluated them to make changes. We are engineers in the making!
We had a great time examining and sorting our leaves by size, shape and color. After we were finished, we enjoyed reading Leaf Man by Lois Elhert and making our own leaf creatures in the spirit of her illustrations.
Fire Station Field Trip
We had a wonderful time visiting the fire station with Pre-K last week. The highlight was definitely spraying the hose! We have some future firefighters for sure!
Apples, Apples Everywhere!
We had a great week learning about apples including the life cycle of the apple tree. Our favorite vocabulary word was rot followed closely by thud and dribble. We enjoyed making applesauce to round out our unit, and trying not to have it dribble down our chins! The kids gave it two thumbs up and a smile.
After reading Dot by Peter Reynolds, the children created their own dot creations with crayons and water colors. We learned that in each of us their is an artist waiting to get out.
After struggling to unwrap layer upon layer of wrapping paper and wanting to give up over and over again because it was just too hard, the children learned the value of perseverance. Our reward? Bubbles!! When we face the challenges of Kindergarten this year, we know we can do ALL things through Christ! We will persevere!
Our First Week of School
We are off to a great start! This week we made new friends and learned how to use many of the materials in the classroom. We are now experts with play dough, scissors, teddy bears, snap cubes, dot cubes and glue! We even tried our hand at writing with paint bags. We are ready to learn and have fun!