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How to Finger Knit

Here are the steps for two finger knitting if you would like to try it at home.     Pinch the yarn between your thumb and the side of your hand. There should be a short piece on your palm called the short end. The other end is called the working end.    Next wrap the working end around the …

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Special Guests from Korea

Today our class hosted some special guest teachers who are in a graduate program at Mizzou. We welcomed Stella and Jinny into our classroom to observe as well as teach small groups lessons about Korean culture.  Stella taught the children about traditional Korean clothing. The kids had fun coloring their own versions.              Jinny taught the children a …

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Finger Knitting Fun

Our class finally jumped on the finger knitting bandwagon. Our whole school is learning to finger knit and together we are yarn bombing our school! Mrs. Schoelz showed us how it was done.  The kids gave finger knitting a great effort and many learned the hard lesson that such skills do not come easy or quickly. But with practice, effort, …

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Punctuation ?!??!

  Thanks to one of our favorite books, punctuation is showing up everywhere in the kids' writing.    We had previously enjoyed the book Yo!!Yes! which is a fun story about friendship.  We broke out the story again, these time reading it "like writers" to find out how the author used puncuation.     We created this chart to make sense …

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Picture Person

This week we had our first visit from our "Picture Person", Koutney! She came to teach us all about Alexander Calder. The kids enjoyed learning about his abstract style characterized by geometric shapes and primary colors like red. Calder also created mobiles in addition to paintings. We all learned a lot from Kourtney!  Next the kids created shapes which Kourtney …

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