It was a very loving week this week. We read Love by Micheal De La Pena which is about the various little ways love shows up in our lives. In good times and bad, as well as in everyday acts. The book is beautifully illustrated by Loren Long with multi culture images of all kinds of families and all kinds of people. The kids enjoyed the book and we were quiet and contemplative while I read it to them.

The kids were happy to share the love by sharing the valentines they had prepared for their friends.

Channing said, ” I like giving even better than I like getting!”

Sammy said…

100 Days of Learning

Today we celebrated 100 days of learning in kindergarten! The kids looked great dressed up like they were 100 years old. Such cute old people!

We made art by turning 100 into something!

We exercised to 100 by doing 10 exercises 10 times!

We looked at our 100 collections and discussed what we noticed about them. It was tricky to figure out why some collections looked big and others looked small even though they all were 100.

We made 100 cereal necklaces! Yum!

We also played roll to 100! It was a fun day!

Breakfast and Puzzle Day and Makers’ Space…Oh My!

Thank you everyone for coming to our Brown Bag Breakfast! It was great to see everyone! I hope you enjoyed the special time with your child and seeing what they have been working on in writing!

Today is also puzzle day and the kids had fun being problem solvers!

We also visited Mrs. Fitch in the library for Makers’ Space! The kids had craft and building materials to creat with. Mrs. Fitch also taught the children who were interested about Ozobots which are little robots you can program by Darwin’s a path for them and using different sequences of colors to program the Ozobots to move different ways.

Family Traditions Sharing

The kids have done a wonderful job sharing about their family traditions! It was really special for each child to have a chance to share, and for the rest of us to get to know each other on a deeper level. Thank you for your help preparing your child at home! I compiled all the family traditions forms into a class book and made a copy for each child to take home. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Gummy Bear Party

Today we celebrated our great behavior with a gummy bear party! You may be wondering…”why gummy bears?!” You may also be wondering, “what does one do at a gummy bear party?!!?” I got the idea for the party because the kids love dancing to the gummy bear song!

Here is what we did…

I left a little clue on the kids tables to help them figure out the theme of the party.

We started the day with a 5 lb bag of gummy bears! The kids enjoyed feeling how heavy it was.

Don’t worry- we still have 3 pounds left for another day. We did not eat 5 pounds of gummy bears in one day!

We started by setting up a gummy bear experiment. We hypothesized and checked our results later in the day to see what happened.

We transformed ourselves into gummy bears by making hats!

We danced the gummy bear dance multiple times!

We made bear origami…We went step by step.

We sorted and graphed gummy bears to round out the gummy bear experience with a little math.

What a fun and silly day!

Makers Gonna Make

Kindergartners are doers, singers, engineers, scientists, artists, and makers. These little makers used a variety of building and craft materials to create. They could use materials of their choice and make whatever the chose. We had beautiful paintings, buildings, rocket ships, whales, treasure boxes, jelly fish, towers and much more. It was so fun to watch the makers at work!