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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

100 Days?!

Oh my goodness!  It's been 100 days?!
     We were so excited to reach the one hundredth day last Friday!  There was excitement in the air from the moment the kids walked in the room!  We spent our morning rotating through the kindergarten classrooms.  One room experienced 100 exercises, one station worked with a hundred chart, and the last room wrote about which food they would love to eat 100 bites.
     Our project for the day was stringing a necklace of 100 Froot Loops.  Each child started by counting out ten groups of ten.

     Once the counting was finished, they began stringing the cereal.
  

     The special activity of the afternoon was our snack time.  I'd like to thank so many of you for your generosity in donating food for our special treat.  I appreciate you providing the experience for your children!  It was so exciting for me to hear them count by tens naturally, without any prompting from me, as we added each type of treat to our napkins.  They LOVED it.
  
     What a fantastic group of kids!


     Here's to 80 more wonderful days of learning!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Symmetry!

     One of my favorite math concepts to introduce in kindergarten is symmetry.  It seems like once we talk about it, the kids are looking for symmetrical things everywhere!  I love the day that we create our symmetrical artwork.  I ask the kids to "tip and drip" the paint bottles to make a design on one side of their paper.
     After our drips are complete, we fold the paper over and press it out.  The magic occurs when we peel the paper open.  Look at these precious faces full of excitement!


     They are always amazed that their works of art are the same on both sides!  

     We also spent some time searching for signs of symmetry in nature.  We went outside and chose leaves that looked the same on both sides and made a leaf rubbing.

     As we near Thanksgiving, please know how thankful I am that I get to spend my days with these awesome kids!  I feel like a lucky lady!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!


     We survived a fun day of costumes and special activities!  I loved seeing all the kids dressed up and bursting with excitement.  After our group photo, we sorted our costumes into categories:











     Our day included a pumpkin investigation.  It cracks me up how many kids do not want to touch the pumpkin "goo"!  :)  We made observations, cleaned out the seeds, and counted them.  We decided it was much faster to count by tens!  I forgot to take pictures of the messy part (Probably because my hands were messy, too!  :))  Here we are getting ready to begin:



     Finally, I love the display that Mrs. Finney made with the kids in Art last week.  Their owls are absolutely adorable...don't you think?!  :)



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Welcome to my Blog!

     I'd love to share some happenings of our days in KR!  Please check a few times per month for updates and photos of our classroom activities.  Please enjoy these pictures from this week's field trip!
Here we go!  SO excited to get to the park!
Kindergartners, kindergartners, what do you see?

Exploring the nature center!

Look how big I am!

We got to hold the turtles!

Our adventure of the day was to search for signs of fall.

We then used those little bits of fall to design colorful palettes!

Stop by Pence to see our collages on display!

We even squeezed in a little time to play with friends!

Good times!


     We had a great day!  Therese complimented our class and wished she could keep us longer!  Parents, pat yourselves on the back for raising such wonderful kids!  They make me proud!




Monday, May 27, 2013

Children's Museum, Here We Come!


      A day of fun was had by all!  These photographs document some highlights of the day!

 
"Riding" in the hot air balloon.

Waiting for the parachute to come down.

Balls and ramps!

Climbing wall

Trains

Baby care

Building a car

Make me a pizza!

Can't live without these ladies!

The doctor is in!

How can I help you?



Keeping them corralled...:)

Still corralling...

Last corralling pic!

Exhaustion!

So sweet!
 
     We had an extremely successful day.  All of the kids were on their best behavior -- they made me proud!