Mrs. Town visited our classroom and read a wonderful story, Kindness is Cooler. We are working on being kind to others in our classroom and including everyone.. This Friday is a great opportunity for your whole family to practice acts of kindness together at our Family Fun Night, from 6:00 to 7:30!
We have continued to study Eric Carle and his wonderful writing and illustrations. We decided to recreate his book, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. We loved the message of this book...that artists can create WHATEVER they want! We planned what crazy animals we would make, painted paper just like Eric Carle, created tracers to make our animals, cut out the shapes from our painted paper, and put the animals together to create the book. Look for this fantastic book at conferences...we will have it displayed!
We had so much fun at Stages Theater in Hopkins, watching the Fancy Nancy play! The kindergartners did such a great job on the bus AND sitting respectfully during the play. We loved all the fun characters, silly songs, and fancy words. Thank you to all the chaperones for coming with us!
What do we do when there are too many inside recess days? Dance party!!! We got to spend the whole recess time today (25 minutes) busting a move on the dance floor. Thank you to our custodian, Mr. Ball, for being the D.J., and to Mr. Nelson for giving up his gym space during his Phy. Ed. time. There were lots of red faces and sweaty heads as we lined up for lunch! They had a blast.
Our wonderful media clerk, Mrs. Horton, has transformed the library into a Hawaiian Staycation! We enjoyed lounging on the beach, by waterfalls and water fountains. Mrs. Horton is always going above and beyond to make library fun and exciting for Northview students. If you have a chance, please send her a quick note at Lori.Horton@district196.org and let her know you appreciate all she does! It would make her day. I know she made ours!
We are studying 3D shapes in math this month. One of our new workplaces is building 3D shapes with polydrons by following clues. They check the answer key (shown in the photo with the red basket) to see if they built it correctly. We began by practicing this tricky task as teams. It was fun to see them problem solve together and keep trying after failed attempts!
Our new unit of study is the author and illustrator, Eric Carle. We began our unit of study by exploring many of his books. The kindergartners noticed many things about his illustrations and words. They even get to research Eric Carle during Managed Independent Learning on our new classroom Chromebooks. We now have four Chromebooks to use in our room every day. Exciting! We are continuing to read Eric Carle books every day and will soon be creating books in his distinct style.
Everything is more fun in your pajamas.....especially library and computers! Mrs. Horton even had curlers in her hair!