Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Today we celebrated Halloween! It was so much fun! This morning we made "bat hats" and wrote a story about our costumes.  This afternoon we had our annual Halloween parade and party.  The Kindergarteners all looked great in their costumes!  We had so much fun showing off our costumes during the parade! The party was delicious and fun!  Thank you to all of the parents that joined us and provided things for the party. Enjoy the photos!!
We made these cool bat hats today!

The class with their bat hats on!

Off we go on our parade!





too cute!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monsters and pumpkins & ghosts - oh my!

We have been busy doing lots of Halloween projects in Kindergarten. Last Tuesday, they each made a shape monster.  They came out so cute...I mean scary!  They are working on painting great Halloween pictures on the easel and finger painting pumpkins at the table.  Today they created lollipop ghosts for us to hang on our classroom tree.  So much fun and excitement!! It is a great time of year!

finger painting fun!
putting my ghost in our tree

making our ghosts

putting our pumpkin faces on

our ghost tree

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Four Winds

Each month we are lucky enough to have two parent volunteers come into our Kindergarten and teach science through the Four Winds Program.  Today we learned all about trees.  The children got to watch a puppet show that included all kinds of great information about trees.  They also got a chance to look at tree rings to determine how old the tree was.  We went outside and each of us became part of a tree.  We also went out into the woods on a scavenger hunt!  It was so much fun and we learned so many new things about trees!
watching the puppet show!

learning some facts about trees

"How old was this tree?"

"Look a mushroom!"

"We found a pine cone!"

exploring in the woods

"This is so cool!"

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Fall!

Just in case you have not had a chance to stop by the classroom lately, I wanted to share our new fall bulletin board.  Using their arm and hand for the tree and finger prints for the leaves, the Kindergarteners created these beautiful fall trees.  Each tree also has a sentence about their favorite thing to do in the fall.  They are so beautiful!  Happy Fall break - see everyone next week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hard at work!

The Kindergarteners have been hard at work learning the letter name, keyword and sound for our new letters and also how to write them.  They are doing such an amazing job!  Our new letters for this week are Oo and Gg.  We used one of those letters to write a new word to scare you.....BOO!


Friday, October 14, 2011

A visit from Farmer Amanda

Today we had the wonderful opportunity of having Amanda Ellis-Thurber from Lilac Ridge Farm come in to work with the class.  She taught us all (myself included) about the Cucurbita family and brought us lots of examples.  You might be asking yourself "What is in the Cucurbita family?"  Watermelon, cucumbers, pumpkins, squashes and gourds.  Amanda cut many of these items open and we found that they all had similar seeds - that means that they are all fruit!  We had a chance to sample the delicious watermelon and cucumbers.  She left us with lots of gourds to explore in our classroom science area.  It was such a terrific learning experience!

sorting the fruits into catagories

looking at the seeds inside the fruits


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our 5th grade buddies!

Every Thursday we spend time with our 5th grade buddies in Carrie Doggett's class.  We always have so much fun!  Today Carrie planned two great activities for the kids to do together.  The first was a dice game working on the skills of number writing and number order for Kindergarteners and then the 5th graders had to use their math skills to multiply all of the numbers together.  The second thing was a great syllable movement activity.  They each needed to come up with one movement per syllable in their name.  The kids had such a GREAT time!