Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving Fun (and other recent things)

Annnnnd we're back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends.  Here are a few updates on what we've been up to in Room 111.

Six Sticks - Mrs. Ruest joined us as we learned about the number 6.  She shared this really awesome book called 6 Sticks.  The story was all about the imaginative things you can build with just 6 sticks.  After reading, each student experimented with what they could build with their own 6 popsicle sticks and decided on a final design to glue to their paper.  After the designs dried, kinders finished drawing their picture.  During our study of 6, kinders also recognized different combinations to 6 such as 5 and 1, 3 and 3, and 4 and 2.  Learning these combinations as we study each number helps build the foundation for addition and subraction later this year.  

PJ Day - Brought to you by the letters P and J!  PJ Day was a hit in Room 111!  We decorated our own set of pajamas, read the book Llama Llama Red Pajama, and did 5 senses science with popcorn (because who doesn't love to eat popcorn in their pajamas?).  All in all, it was a super comfy cozy day!

Teamwork in Action - During morning choice time, these buddies found a way to create a huge chainlink "necklace" with all the links on the math shelf.  Lots of turn-taking, group planning, and cooperation.  Good stuff!  (Might I also add that shortly after this photo was taken, we quickly learned that trying to walk around as a group while wearing this necklace resulted in accidently clotheslining table materials and chairs.  Woops!)

Turkey Fun - Kinders enjoyed turkey math centers including a color by number, roll and color, 5 little turkeys book, and Thanksgiving bingo.  These centers offered lots of opportunities to practice counting, subitizing, and decomposing numbers.

Kindness Rocks - Did you hear about the kindness rocks we found outside at recess?  It was so cool!  Girls On the Run made this their community impact project this year as they wanted to spread kindness on the playground and throughout our school.  We loved finding all the different rocks and reading the messages!

Book Orders - Please be sure to return or electronically submit your book orders by this Friday, December 2nd.  This is the last book order I will be sending before the holidays.  In order to receive our books on time, I want to make sure I place the order early enough.  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

50's Day!

I just couldn't keep all the 50's Day fun to myself, so I uploaded a few pictures and videos to share what was a fabulous 50th day of school.  :) Enjoy!

Check out our outfits!

We learned the "hand jive."

We wrote about what we will do and look like when we are 50 years old.

We made popcorn p's.

We wrote about what we did on the 50th day of school.  We also highlighted passwords in a book about things you might see in the 50's.

We played Race to 50 and colored 50 different things in a picture.

Here are some of our hoppin' dance moves in action!