Friday, December 13, 2019

Kindergarten Pow Wow 2019

Our tribe this year was the Inuit. Our students learned about the Inuit culture which included their food, housing and shelter. They sang songs and went to centers such as natural dye, games, and food tasting.  It was a memorable day for all.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fire Department Visit

Today students were able to see fire truck vehicles up close and learn about the equipment on them. They had the opportunity to walk through the truck and listen to the firefighters safety tips. They showed us how they would look if they came to house and not to be afraid. The firemen also showed us how far the water hose would go and they sounded off the siren. It was another great experience for our kindergarten students.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

First Field Trip - Super Scientific Circus

The children were very excited to board the bus and go to our first kindergarten field trip - The Super Scientific Circus! The Super Scientific Circus starred Mr. Fish and Trent the Mime. Science was so much fun with the comedic antics of this duo. In the show, they included boomerangs, bubbles, beach balls, bull whips and magic to introduce the principles of friction, inertia, centripetal force, aerodynamics, sonic booms, air pressure and ultraviolet light. This was everything a field trip should be and more and one that the children will remember.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Five Senses - Sense of Taste

 In Science, students were on the sense of taste today. They were given the opportunity to taste lemons, pretzels, Skittles and chocolate. The children were very excited to try the chocolate until they tasted it and found out it was unsweetened Baker's chocolate!  There were not very happy about that!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Math Bingo Makes Numbers Fun

For kindergarten students, playing games are always fun.  A great way to reinforce number recognition is through an exciting game of Bingo.  Today, our students played a few rounds of Bingo and were engaged in focusing on numbers 0 through 20.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Humpty Dumpty for Phonemic Awareness

Reviewing nursery rhymes is a great way to enhance phonemic awareness. In class, we point to the chart, sing and dance and create a page in our nursery rhyme book for each rhyme we study. At the end of the unit, students will have their own nursery rhyme book to read in their book bin. Humpty Dumpty is always a class favorite.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Chicka Chicka in the Hall

Our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom art work is decorating the hall outside our classroom. The children cut out their palm fronds and tree trunks and each has his/her name going up the coconut tree in colorful stickers. The book and activity is always a class favorite.

Environmental Print

 As a way to have students become aware of the world around them, we have been noticing and talking about environmental print. This is the print of the world around us. Signs, labels, logos, street signs, cereal boxes and candy wrappers are examples of environmental print.
Practicing sight words together with picture clues is one way we teach beginning reading skills. Environmental print marks the beginning of recognizing words and the letters in them.

Kindergarten Pow Wow 2019

Our tribe this year was the Inuit. Our students learned about the Inuit culture which included their food, housing and shelter. They sang ...