Cash's grandmother and great-aunts donated some wonderful books to our classroom. They even brought treats to enjoy while we looked at the books! We have added these new books to our classroom library, so you might see one in the book bags soon. Thank you for taking care of these new treasures and making sure they get back to our classroom. Thank you, Ansari Family! We LOVE books!
I hope you enjoyed the program as much as I did! The kindergartners did an amazing job. Beth's dad caught some great moments on his camera. Thank you, Mr. Conroy!
We have had so much fun with our author/illustrator unit, studying the creators of Curious George....Margret and H.A. Rey. Today we made our own Georges for the hallway. Make sure to check them out when you are here for the kindergarten program (Friday the 14th at 10:00!).
Thank you for all the donations that made our Materials Sculptures possible! They loved planning, creating, rearranging, and sharing their works of art! It was a fun closing to our unit of study on Materials. We also created a class book in the computer lab, which your child will get to bring home to share soon.
We have continued learning about materials in Science! We experimented with wood and water, and worked as teams to try get a wood sample to float. We have also been studying different fabrics, where they come from, and how they are made.
We have been busy studying materials in our world! These scientists have studied wood and paper, recycled paper, made plywood and particle board, and observed how water interacts with paper. We will continue with more experiments this week. And of course, we record all of our learning in our Science Notebooks!
While I meet with small groups and working on reading and writing skills, the class is working on managing their own learning. They might be researching on Chromebooks, creating an art project, illustrating poems, working on the Smartboard, or working on vowel sounds. These stations change every couple weeks. They are working on helping each other and solving problems on their own during work time. We also share our learning when we are done. It is fun to see what they have worked on independently!
We celebrated our 100th Day of Kindergarten with lots of activities…doing 100 exercises, building 100 in different ways, making 100th day hats, sharing our 100 items for Show and Tell, drawing what we will look like when we are 100 years old, writing a class book about spending $100, and reading 100 books! It only took us 14 minutes to read all 100 books. As you can tell from the photo, they were VERY excited!