Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ketchup and Mustard

Hello Readers,

Sometimes in Kindergarten we have "ketchup and mustard" days- basically we are catching up on projects or activities that never had closure or taking some time to revisit activities that we once did in the classroom.

I'm carrying over the "ketchup and mustard" theme to our blog. 

Here are some of the great things that have been going on in Kindergarten lately:

Last week we worked on a whole-class reader's theater of Bill Martin's "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" We were able to perform for Ms. Davison's and Ms. Way's classes. We were so proud of our work! Check out our video. Coming soon....sorry :(.

We have had some visitors this week from Ms. Way's class. The authors have been in to share some personal narratives that they have been working on. Today, a former student (Piper) was able to share her narrative with the class all about her sister (Hazel). It was really sweet! What a special treat to have the first and second grade authors in to visit!

Let's math we have been continuing our work with teen numbers, place value, and base 10 concepts! We continue to play race to 100, and scramble using teen numbers. We're getting there. :)

This week in writing, we completed our district's writing assessment. This assessment asked students to journal about a "their special place". Kindergartners drew pictures, and wrote words and sentences about a place that is special to them.

We've wrapped up our science unit about the five senses. We had fun carving pumpkins,  playing sound bingo, watching a video about our five senses, using our sense of hearing to match film canisters filled with various materials, and our sense of touch to play a touching game.  As you probably know, the clue in the sharing bag was "something that makes a sound".  As usual, the treasures from home revealed a lot about each kiddo. We even have a guitar player who gave us a mini lesson in here! 


This month we will work on some holiday projects and participate in a few MCS traditions such as a holiday bazaar and winter concert. December seems to fly by at school but of course there will be plenty of room for play!


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