2nd to Last day!

We had a busy 2nd to last day. We cleaned out our book boxes and seat sacks. We also did some fun crafts based on one of our favorite book characters this year, Pigeon!

We also released the butterflies who had emerged from their chrysalis over the weekend.

Thank You Notes

As our kindergarten year comes to it’s end as all good things do, we are taking a little time to reflect on our year, what we learned, friends we made and those who helped us. We took some time this afternoon to make special thank you note to an adult at school who helped us this year like a specials teacher, classroom aides, custodians, and principals. The kids had fun making beautiful notes and then delivering them to the adult of choice!

Service Learning Video

Here is a video summing up our service learning project. Thank you to everyone for all their help and support to make this project possible! And thank you to the kindergarten students who gave up some recess time to help me record the video and audio clips!

Force and Motion Day 3-4

We continued exploring pushes and pulls with a variety of stations. The kids got a lot of hands on experience in how forces work. We applied all we learned about pushed and pulls to design a way to move a pile of rocks up a ramp to clear space for a new swing set. The kids used boxes, tape, string and paper to move wooden blocks (our pretend rocks).

Force and Motion Day 1-2

We are having so much fun exploring force and motion with Mrs. Fitch. So far we have learned about how pushes and pulls can move objects, gravity, and friction. We spent lots of time exploring, predicting, and discussing our discoveries with friends and as a class.

HyVee Trip

We had a great time visiting HyVee this morning to learn about nutrition! We learned about food groups, types of food that are healthy, types of food that are treats and we also got to see some special rooms like the freezer rooms. HyVee also gave us some foods to take back to school to enjoy!

Learning Lately

Reading: For the rest of the school year we will continue to practice and refine our work with letter sounds, strategies for figuring out unknown words, and reading comprehension.

Writing: We continued our work on opinion writing sharing our likes and favorites, telling 3 reasons why and ending our writing. We also focused on writing all the sounds we hear, using word spaces, using capitals, and using punctuation.

Math: We continued mastering addition and subtraction this week as well as composing and decomposing numbers. We practiced counting and other basic math skills. We will spend the next few weeks making sure everyone has mastered the most important kindergarten skills to be prepared for 1st grade.

Science and Social Studies: We focused on weather and living and nonliving concepts by learning about spring!

This is the last learning lately post of the year as the next few weeks will be focused on reviewing and mastering kindergarten skills I have already written to you about.

Planetarium

We really enjoyed our trip to the planetarium today! Before we left we listened to the solar system song to get thinking about space!

We made a list of things we already knew about space.

The planetarium is so dim and dark that I did not take any pictures of the trip itself but the kids really enjoyed learning about constellations, stars, and planets! After we returned to school we made our own drawing of space and hung them on the ceiling!