K-4 Students read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. This book demonstrates that we are all capable of anything, as long as we are willing to ‘make a mark and see where it takes us’. We decided to open our painting center by painting our own versions of dots. We hope everyone enjoys our Dot Art Show. We hope you are inspired to try something new by ‘making your mark and seeing where it takes you’ - just like we do each day in Kindergarten!
Happy Fall! We are working hard as we introduce new areas of learning and play. You will see a lot of activities in our pictures...enjoy! Also, our leader is now making up a silly rhyme for Down by the Bay. See the video below for reference to this song/activity.
See our newsletter from Wednesday above. It was sent home as a hard copy as well.
We filled our first class bucket - we went outside to the 'big' playscape at the end of the day on Tuesday. We are already working as a team to fill our next bucket.
See below for various pictures, including our art centers and drawing books, literacy stations, math workshop, centers, morning meeting, and more.
Also, I posted a video we viewed as we worked on our A to Z art centers and drawing books. We use these as movement breaks and as we transition from one activity to another (which we do a lot this time of year). We also use a resource called PebbleGo! to share and learn facts about each animal.
Here is our Open House slideshow. Thanks again to all families for taking the time to meet and talk at Open House. If you couldn't make it, information was sent home with your child. Please take some time to read through the materials - email with any questions.
Here are several pictures from our week, including a visit from Mrs. Lamond, who is a technology teacher working with kindergarten throughout the year. You will also see reading, math exploration, art centers, and play centers. There is so much to introduce and try out as we start the year.
Here are some pictures of our week. As you can see, we have begun our ABC art centers, play centers, writing, and reading times. We practice routines over and over, so we all know how to be ready to learn and have fun in kindergarten. Ask your child about our songs, dances, books, morning meeting, name puzzles, StoryBots, building our word wall, reading our treasures, writing/drawing in our A to Z books, reading together, math activities, play centers, etc...so much to share. Enjoy!
We read a book about bucket filling this week. Students wrote about a time they filled a bucket. Students also made a bucket filling promise with their thumbprints. Their goal is to TRY THEIR BEST to be bucket fillers, follow our school 'rules', and BE KIND! We all make mistakes, but our goal is to learn and grow from them. Here's a song we listened to a couple of times as well. The students love the real pictures of people being bucket fillers.