Gratitude!

This school year has given each of us many, many, opportunities for gratitude. In our class we make it a habit to direct our feet to the sunny side of the street (Thank you Willie Nelson for those words of wisdom). We stay positive and open to each learning opportunity and find little moments to admire and compliment each other. The kids have developed a smiley, relaxed vibe that is pleasant to be around and helps the class stay focused on learning.
We have had a wonderful year of learning and we took a few minutes to reflect on all the people who help us at our school. We made a list and came up with 29 people! The compared 29 helpers to the 20 kids in our class and found that we have more people helping us then we have kids in our class. We felt very lucky!

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The kids then wrote a special letter thanking each helper decorated with drawings and stickers. I encouraged each child to take a little extra time and put in a little extra effort on their letter to show the recipient how much we care. Some children wrote extra letters as well. Here are a couple favorites.

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Cereal Graphing

Today we created bar graphs! Each child had a handful of cereal which they sorted by color. After they found out how many of each color cereal they had, the kids colored a bar graph to represent their “cereal data”.
We ended math by sharing and interpreting our graphs.

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Reminders!

Library books are due! Please turn in any library books that may be at home.

Field trip notes are due Friday (5/30)!

White t- shirts for tie dye are due Wednesday (5/28)!

Field day is Friday(5/30)! Please wear clothes appropriate for the temperature, tennis shoes and sunscreen as needed!

Kindergarten Corral: A Day of Prairie Themed Fun and Learning

We had a great day today! We enjoyed a morning filled with learning activities about other things on the prairie besides cowboys. We read Tomie dePaola’s retelling of the Legend of the Blue Bonnet. We watched a few video clips about prairie dogs and prairie chickens. We used the facts we learned to create our own prairie inspired subtraction number stories.

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The cherry on top, er rather the bacon on the beans was a visit from a cowboy named Casey who came to read to us!

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