Friday, April 14, 2017

ASCD Conference

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the ASCD conference in Anaheim, California with our principal Mr. Paciulli and a group of my colleagues.  We had the amazing fortune of hearing experts in the field of education speak and network with educators from across the country.

Another Visit From BEEC

Joan from BEEC, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, came in and worked with our Kindergarten around the science topic pushes and pulls. They looked at the ways that animals use pushes and pulls in their environment.  The kids did many fun science experiments!

Another Great Secret Reader!

We had another really fun secret reader the other day!  This mom read the book The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss.  It is such a classic story.  The Kindergarteners loved it!  Thank you so much for coming to read to us!

Secret Reader Fun!

A short time ago, we had a mom come in to read to the class.  She read one of our Kindergarten classes very favorite book - One by Kathryn Otoshi.  The class really loves this book and enjoyed hearing it again.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pushes and Pulls

This week we started a science unit on force and motion.  We covered the following key concepts:
An object starts to move when there is a force. A force is a push or a pull Forces always happen between 2 or more object. A push is a force that moves something away from the pusher. A pull is a force that moves something towards the puller. We did many different science experiments to help learn these key concepts.

Secret Reader Fun!

Last week we had another secret reader come in!  She read the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss!  It is such a funny book!  The students LOVED it!  The kids are having such a great time trying to guess the clues!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tapping A Tree

We were so lucky to have Heidi Pancake's dad come in and tap a maple tree for us out in the courtyard.  We were able to watch him drill the hole and put in the tap.  We had to hang the bucket up really quickly because the sap started to run right out!