Saturday, February 22, 2014

Making 3D Shapes Fun

 Students have been recognizing and learning about the 2D and 3D shapes all around them. Today they were invited to select a 3D shape and reconstruct it using mini marshmallows and toothpicks. Children are also learning the terminology when talking about their shapes: vertices, faces, and bases.  They were very pleased with their results.
 Students explained their strategies and gave tips on how to construct them to friends.

   Constructing a triangular prism.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Learning about George and Abe

It was no surprise when most of the children had two favorite presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They see them almost every day on a penny, quarter, dollar bill or a silly commercial selling cars or furniture. Their familiar faces made learning fun facts about each president and listening to books about them a very interesting time for the children. Did you know Abraham Lincoln carried his important papers in his hat and George Washington returned a lost dog to a British general during the Revolutionary War? We also visited the history of the presidents site and the children had the chance to see what each president looked like...not a good reaction for most...except, of course, for George and Abe!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Reader's Theater: The Hat

Getting up and performing is second nature with our class. The performance was "The Hat" by Jan Brett. Students picked what animal they wanted to be and acted out the play while it was being read. Hedgie could not get a sock off of his head and when he met different animals he explained how warm it kept him. The other animals got an idea and then they put clothes on themselves but everyone knows "animals don't wear clothes."

Sunday, February 9, 2014

More from the 100th Day of School

100th Day of School - 2014 on PhotoPeach
Here are some random pictures from the 100th day of school. Students wore shirts or hats with 100 items on them. It was a benchmark day for all to celebrate.

Friday, February 7, 2014

100 Cans for 100 Days of School


As a community project and to celebrate the 100 Days of School, students brought in over 100 cans of food to donate to our local food bank. Each day, while counting up the 100th day, cans were tallied until our goal was reached. The children were eager to help and this was a great way to show them how good it feels to give to those in need. We actually collected 120 cans food!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Math Shapes All Around Us

 Children have been digging deeper into shapes and noticing that they are all around them. They worked in small groups putting together a mural of shapes in the real world. 
They created pictures with shapes in the air, sea and land.
Table groups presented their shape worlds to the class when they were completed.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

100th Day of Kindergarten - Let's Celebrate

 What other way to start the celebration of 100 days in kindergarten but to have 100 balloons greet the children upon their arrival? It was the start of a great day!

This has been a day we have been talking about since the first day of school. They have been counting and marking each day as it past and it has finally arrived.