We had a fun day with many apple activities, including making our yummy applesauce, creating an apple art project, learning apple poems, and reading many apple stories. Thank you for sending an apple and helping with this fun day!
We have been busy with Writer's Workshop in kindergarten! We learned that writing stories starts with telling stories. Students have been taking turns sitting in my rocking chair and telling the whole class a story about something that he/she has done. We have heard a story about a haircut, snuggling with a brother, a fun ride down an alpine slide and many more. This celebration of oral story telling helps children understand that we all have stories to share. Last week, we started writing these stories in our Drawing and Writing Journals. Each child chose a story to "write" and drew a picture of it. We are working on adding details, and we will eventually be adding words to our stories. After each workshop, we share our work. A few students share with the whole class, and then everyone shares with a partner. They love teaching others about their work, and I love seeing the wonderful lessons they learn from their peers' work.
Choice Time is an important part of our day that encourages social skill development, such as decision making, problem solving, and initiating play with others. The students get to pick which toy/tool they will play with for the day. We love choice time!
We had our first library day! The students read a book with Mrs. Horton, and got to check out their own book. We will be visiting the library every Friday. Please help your child take good care of the library book at home, and be sure to return it by Friday the following week. Thank you for your help!
What an exciting day! When we went to pick up the gingerbread man at the cafeteria....he was gone! We went on chase around the school and had lots of help from other Northview All-Stars. Some 3rd graders even had frosting clues on their faces! Our gingerbread man was hiding in the library. We brought him back to our classroom for snack, and he was delicious! We also worked on a gingerbread man class book and an art project, too.
We worked so hard making our gingerbread man! We followed the recipe, we each got to stir, and we dropped him off at the kitchen with a special instruction...DON'T PEEK IN THE OVEN!
Today we explored with new math tools...cubes, pattern blocks, tangrams, polydrons, and attribute blocks! They noticed many things about our new tools and came up with creative ways to use the tools! Great work, mathematicians!
Today we learned about a new tool, our Reader's Notebook. In our Reader's Notebook, we respond to a story we have read. I read the class a book called I Listen. After we talked about the book, the class went back to their table spots and drew what it looked like to be a good listener. Then, we gather perimeter on our rug to share our work. Emily taught us about using speech bubbles in our pictures. We each get to share with a partner, so every body can talk about his/her work. I was so proud of their work with this new tool!
We were busy learning about many routines and schedules. We also had time to color, practice writing our names, exercise during our movement breaks, read books together, and eat our first lunch as a class! What a fun day!