Monday, April 22, 2013

My Big Sister Came To Read

A big sister who is in the second grade came to read us the report she wrote on the planet Saturn.  She worked very hard on this project and wanted to share all of the knowledge that she had learned.  She did a fabulous job!

Secret Reader Fun

Just before break we had a Grandma come all the way from Connecticut to be our secret reader.  She read us the story Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey.  It is a great story!  She also read us Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. It is a very funny story about cows who type messages to the farmer.  She gave us that book to enjoy in our classroom.  We had a great time!

Jump Start

We have been working with Mr. Bentley (who used to be the PE teacher here a few years ago) on a great program called Jump Start.  There were 3 academic stations and 3 movement stations around the room.  The idea is that kids learn and think better while being active.  The Kindergarteners had a great time doing this!

Hippity-hop balls!


Wow! Learning stations!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Winter Walking Ends

We are very excited and proud to say that we walked the most laps in the WHOLE school.... 3, 165 laps around the school/playground. That is just over 791 miles! Every student in my class was awarded a bronze medal for walking 100+ laps except one person.  That lucky girl was the person who walked the most laps in our class and she got a silver medal for walking over 200 laps!  Needless to say, the kids are beyond excited and so proud of their medals!   We are so excited and are looking forward to a day of celebration including the thing that we have been working so hard for....a walking field trip for a pizza party with Mr. Johnson and Nurse Amy!!

very proud class of walkers

our class top lap walker

showing off their medals

A Visit From The Co-Op

Yesterday Vicki came to visit from the Brattleboro Food Co-op for the first of four visits to work with the Kindergartners around healthy eating.  Today the focus was on "eating a rainbow". Instead of looking at healthy food as part of one of the food groups, you can look at them based on their color.  She stressed the importance of eating healthy food of all colors.  They did a sorting activity with pretend food and had a delicious snack.

A Sweet Secret Reader

Yesterday we had a grandmother come in to read to her grandson and the class.  She read us the book Sugaring by Jesse Haas.  Her family lives on a farm and are just finishing up sugaring for the season.  His grandmother was able to tell us so much information about how to sugar. She also brought us in some warm maple syrup as a treat.  It was so delicious!

We Give Books with our Big Kids

Last week we spent time with our 5th grade buddies reading books on the We Give Books website.  Our school is trying to read 4,000 books! That is a lot of books!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Visit From Nurse Amy

During the month of April, we are studying all about the human body.  We have been focusing on the various parts of our body, their jobs and how to keep our body healthy.  This morning Nurse Amy came in to talk with our class.  She showed us a few tools she uses as a nurse to listen and look inside our body.  We were able to listen to our classmates breathe and to their heart, look inside Nurse Amy's ear and look down our friend's throat using a flashlight.  Thank you Nurse Amy!

Secret Reader

This week we had an aunt come in to be our secret reader.  She read the story The Giving Tree by  Shel Silverstein which is one of her nephew's favorite books. What a fantastic story!