When life gives you lemons…

Make lemonade… or in our case paper airplanes! We had a wonderful rained out field trip day at school! 

We made and flew paper airplanes!

We had a picnic in the classroom and ice cream from Buck’s!

Then we had free art time with all kinds of supplies! The kids got to make whatever they wanted!

We had so much fun! The rainy day did not get us down!

Planetarium Fun!

We had a fun time learning about stars, planets, the moon and our solar system in general!

On the way to the planetarium…

After the planetarium we made our own solar systems with black paper and oil pastels.

We hung the drawings on the ceiling to make our own version of the night sky.

The kids also made their own constellations by drawing dots in a design and pricking holes on each dot to let the light shine through!

Fun times!

Kindness

One of the values we teach at our school is kindness. Today we took some time to put kindness into action by making goodie bags for our 3rd grade buddies to have during MAP testing. The kids decorated a paper bag by turning it into an animal. I gave them a few tips and tricks but left the projects open to wherever imagination and ingenuity could take us. The results were pretty awesome! We filled the bags with snacks and an encouraging note. We hope our 3rd grade buddies enjoy!

Thank You!

Thank you so much for your support of our Kindergarten Program and service learning project! The children were so proud to share their learning with you! I was so moved by their beautiful performance and the show of family support with attendance and donations. Our donations from the night exceeded $500!

Here are a few photos from the night!

1, 2, 3 Breathing

We learned a new breathing strategy today. This one is a little different in that the end goal is less about being calm and more about feeling happy. Here is how you do it.

You will take 3 slow deep breaths, each with a different purpose.

Breath 1: Collect

  • Collect or gather a breath. This helps you focus.

Breath 2: Calm

  • Take a second breath and focus on calming your body and mind.

Breath 3: Choose Happiness

  • Smile as you take the 3rd breath and invite happiness. This is a low energy feeling of well being rather than a big burst of excitement.

I hope you will try 1, 2, 3 breathing to invite more happiness into your day. I hope you will also try this type of breathing with your child to help bring more happiness into their day.

Mother Singers!

Today we enjoyed a 70 year old CPS tradition- The Mother Singers! The Mother Singers are a choir of retired teachers who are mothers and grandmothers. They travel to all the elementary schools in our district and perform for k-2 students. This year the concert theme was America Sings! We enjoyed listening and singing along! It was also a great opportunity to learn and practice “concert manners”. It was such a fun cultural experience!