Friday, October 29, 2010

Waxed Leaves!

Our 4 Winds lesson today included leaf study. Ask your child about the special name for the stem of a leaf(petiole). We also learned about teeth and lobes on leaves. Thanks to Jen, Tiffany and Beth for all of their help! We dipped some leaves in wax to preserve them. Check your child's green folder for this special leaf.

Our Pumpkin Patch

Thank you, Debra, for all of your help.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Spooky Kindergarten Class

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pajama Day

Our class is having pajama day tomorrow, Thursday, October 28th! By working together, caring for each other and following classroom rules, the class earned enough "warm fuzzies' to fill the jar. A special day was decided upon. Pajama day should be lots of fun!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Visitor and Her Violin

We had a second grader visit our class with her violin today. She was able to describe the parts of the violin, and show how it is played with a bow. She also played a "Spooky Story" for the class. Many interesting sounds were demonstrated with this song. Ask your child about the creaky doors, or the mice. At the end, the entire class joined in for a few verse of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Many thanks to our special visitor. We hope she will come back again.

Friday, October 22, 2010

In the Style of Cezanne

Creating art in the style of Cezanne.

One apple and lots of oranges
You can call me Cezanne.
Cezanne used white containers.
Lots of apples!

Nature Adventure Program

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Happy Faces

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Read to Someone- Daily 5

We have been learning a new component of the Daily Five. It is called "Read to Someone." During this time students practice their fluency, listening skills, problem solving, building stamina, and of course having  fun. We practiced this partner reading today, and everyone enjoyed the fun! Ask your child about EEKK sitting! (elbow to elbow-knee to knee)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Change in Nature Adventure Program

We will be going on our Nature Adventure Program next Monday, October 18th.

We were originally scheduled for Friday the 15th, and the  weather forecast is looking wet(again). Very strong rains are predicted. Rather than spend another session in pouring rain, we have decided to move our date to Monday. Please help your child dress warmly, with sturdy footwear. We are headed to Harrison field, and will also be in the forest. Mrs. Cate will join us from north Branch Nature Center!!

Please contact me with any questions or comments. 225-8220

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Symbolic Butterfly For Mexico

Our symbolic butterfly is ready to go to Mexico. We will walk to the Montpelier post office tomorrow to start the migration! Please feel free to join us at 9:30 for this morning walk!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Journey North Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration

Journey North Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration

It's Time to Head to Mexico

We are pretending to fly to Mexico before the cold weather sets in here in Vermont!

This week we will send a "Symbolic Monarch"( made from paper) to some schoolchildren in Mexico. They will return a butterfly to us in the spring. We are learning some Spanish words to share.Look for a link in the next post!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kindergarten Conference Confirmation

Keep an eye out for confirmation slips for kindergarten parent/teacher conferences. Confirmation slips will be put into green folders tomorrow.I was able to accommodate most requests, and tried to keep times close. Please let me know as soon as possible if your time will not work. I know we can find a time together. I look forward to seeing you soon, and discussing your child's progress. Remember, these first conferences are not student led.

Daily 5™ Parent Letter

Daily 5™ Parent Letter