Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated another fantastic kindergarten birthday this week, complete with a Pokemon crown!

We hope you enjoyed your special day!

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated some wonderful birthdays this week, including one with a reading of The Book With No Pictures, a favorite in our classroom.  It definitely generated some laughs!


We hope you had a wonderful celebration!

Breck Summer Program Registration



Breck Summer Programs registration began online Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8:00AM! We hope you will join us for "The Most Fun Under The Sun!" Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Katie Peterson at katie.peterson@breckschool.org.

To view the brochure electronically: http://www.breckschool.org/summer-programs

Monday, January 15, 2018

Exploration and Creativity





Several students took advantage of our natural materials to explore, create and build this week.  They used the materials to build vertically, creating a narrative about animals going into their homes as they worked.








Our classroom hospital and doctor's office is popular as well.  Students brought patients in with our homemade ambulance, while others attended to their friends by wrapping casts and giving shots.  Many children stepped into the role of caretaker, offering pretend prescriptions and remedies to their peers.


January Skating

Everyone had such a wonderful time skating last Friday!  There was determination and smiling all around the rink.  We have two more skates coming up this winter, one in February and one in March.  Thank you again to all our helpers--we cannot do it without you!








Friday, January 5, 2018

Study of Teen Numbers Part I

We began our study of numbers 11-20 this week.  During our math stations, children worked with partners to flip over a card, then create that number on a set of ten frames.  The partners also added an equation to show the combination of ten and ones they used to make the teen number.


 Another group worked on making their own "Snowman Squeeze" number line game.   The goal was to take turns guessing a number between 1 and 30, and the partner would move the snowman up or down the number line to let them know if their number was greater or less.  A great way to reinforce thinking about more/less and to recognize numbers to 30!


Some friends even tried the "secret puzzles--" varying sets of 100 chart puzzles.  It will definitely help get our brains thinking about the 100th day of school coming in February!

Keep up the great effort, mathematicians!

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated our first birthday of the new year with the story Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp.

Then it was time for a family picture--and a few silly ones as well with our class!
Happy Birthday!  Enjoy your special day.


Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Birthday!

It was time for a wonderful 6-year birthday!  After a reading of the book Going to the Doctor, everyone got a doctor's mask and discussed some things they know about going to the doctor.  Then it was time for the birthday song and the fireworks cheer.  We hope you enjoy your special day!


The Skeletal System Up Close

As a follow-up to our unit on the skeletal system, one of our families came to teach us even more about bones.  We listened to a book about the teddy bear visiting the doctor--and everyone got a doctor's mask to wear too! 
Then it was time to look at x-rays and examine some pretend bones.  Cool! 

Afterwards, the teacher volunteered to have a cast made for her arm.  Everyone signed it and then it came off with a saw!  Many kindergarteners shared about times when they broke an arm or a leg too.  


Thank you to our family for sharing your knowledge and time with us!

Merry Christmas!

We celebrated Christmas today with food, crafts and games.  It was a little early in the morning, but everyone was pretty excited to decorate and eat frosted tree cones!



There was also pin the nose on Santa, in the spirit of our study of Los Posadas.  Everyone took turns wearing their winter hat over their eyes, spinning around and then trying to get as close to Santa's nose as possible.



Everyone used beads to create candy canes, wreaths and more.

Some even looked good enough to eat!


Thank you to all our parent volunteers!  Have a wonderful holiday and we will see you in 2018!