Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Birthday!

We celebrated a kindergarten birthday this week with the classic story Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  Seeing pancakes in the trees and hamburgers flying from the sky made everyone giggle!


Thank you for sharing your special day with us!  It's so much fun to be six!


Monday, March 13, 2017

Fourth Grade Buddies

Today we had Ms. Nelson's class visit to share their picture books.  They used well-known fairy tales as springboards to create their own fictional narratives.  Our students were active listeners to a few partners who read in small groups.  Both classes gathered to listen to a few stories by some of our fall lunch biddies too!














The students' use of detailed illustrations and character really captured our attention--perfect timing as the kindergartners publish their own narratives this week!  Thank you 4th grade!
Friday, March 10, 2017

Final Ice Skate

Everyone used their growth mindset today to "give it a go" on the ice without the trainers.





Everyone did a fantastic job sticking with it.  Well done kindergartners!  You are all ready for the first grade skating unit in P.E. next year!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Biobuddies

Today's biobuddies was a culmination of our study of the digestive system.  The children started with recreating how the stomach breaks down food--using Sprite and saltine crackers.
Ewww-so fun and gross!

Then it was time to build the "body vest," with working lungs and a working esophagus and stomach combination.
 



The children did their custom weighing and measuring to see their growth since the winter as well.  Next month, kindergarten will join their buddies in the middle school dining room for a special pizza lunch.  The year has gone by so quickly, so it will be a bittersweet goodbye to our buddies!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wacky Wednesday!

This week, we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday.  We read many stories, wrote, made hats, and of course had to celebrate with a Wacky Wednesday!  We kicked off the day with some imaginative couture!  Six ponytails, three braids, six barrettes, mismatched shoes, inside-out pants, capes, tie-dye, space pants, beads, ties, pajamas--even one friend dressed in a first grade uniform!



We read Dr. Seuss books during Readers' Workshop... what an AMAZING job everyone did reading!   We made a class book based on Green Eggs and Ham, and of course had to top it off with a yummy Cat in the Hat snack.
Our short week was a whirlwind, but it was lots of fun--we spent time rhyming, reading, writing and being silly.  This week is actually named "Read Across America" week by the National Education Association, in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday, to promote reading and literacy nationwide.    For more resources featuring Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, check out Seussville, the NEA's  Read Across America, or for messy fun make some Oobleck from Dr. Seuss' Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  Keep rhyming, reading and having fun!