Friday, December 15, 2017
We have earned Stuffy Day! On Monday, December 18th, children are invited to bring a stuffed animal to school. They have really worked hard at being respectful, responsible and safe during our school day. Then, on Wednesday, we are having our second cultural study workshop in the morning and in the afternoon we are caroling through town with all of the kindergarten classes at 1:00. On Thursday, we are all watching The Polar Express movie and having hot chocolate, children can wear pajamas on this day! School is not in session on Friday and we return on January 2nd. Have a wonderful vacation!
Friday, December 8, 2017
We continue with our study of the night sky. We looked at a bunch of constellations on the big screen and then designed our own using toothpicks and marshmallows. We also reviewed moon phases and used the inside of an oreo cookie to show a full moon waning into quarter moon, crescent moon and finally a new moon!
Friday, December 1, 2017
We have been fascinated by our night sky, the moon and stars, the sun, planets, satellites, black holes, rocket ships... So much to think about! Some interesting facts we have learned about the moon this past week are: the dark spots on the moon are made of basalt, and were most likely created by volcanoes! The moon is also made up of granite (the lighter parts). The moon orbits the earth and when the moon is the closest to planet earth it is called a Super Moon. We are having a Super moon this Sunday, December 3rd. We are all going to try and look at it this weekend! We had fun creating our own moon for our classroom. We used foil print painting to create craters, hills and valleys on our paper plate moons.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Vacation with Fuzzy!
Fuzzy is looking for a home for the upcoming school vacation, 11/22-26. She can be picked up anytime on Tuesday and you can take her in her cage, and travel bag with everything she needs. Familes are also welcome to take her on weekends! Send me an email at email@example.com if you are interested in having Fuzzy for Thanksgiving or an upcoming weekend. Thank you! -Ms. Amy
Our second "4 Winds" lesson was all about erosion. Addison's mom and Gunner's mom taught us all about the forces that create erosion. We looked at how, over time, the powerful agents of erosion have shaped and formed our landscape. Gravity, water, wind and ice are constantly weathering, wearing away and moving rocks, soil, sand and sediments, and depositing them elsewhere. We had a lot of fun exploring different ways in which erosion takes place.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Our week was all about leaves...and why leaves change color. We learned that leaves change from green to yellow, red, brown, and/or orange because they lose their chlorophyl. In winter, trees store their nutrients inside and when it is warm enough send the nutrients back out and leaves grow and are green once again. This mini unit fit perfectly in with our Weather Watcher's activities. We spent time outside once again drawing a beautiful warm and sunny day.
We enjoyed reading Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and made our own Leaf Man pictures during literacy.
Friday, October 20, 2017
|The field habitat|
|The pond habitat|
|The forest habitat|
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
We went on an inside bug hunt in our classroom! We found mosquito's, butterflies, ants, caterpillars and more! Children kept track of their findings using a clipboard and data sheet. We are immersed in a study of Insects and Bugs. We are learning the three main body parts; head, thorax and abdomen. We made a chart of things we already knew about Insects and what we would like to know, some interesting questions children wanted to know were: "Do they sleep?", "How do fireflies glow?", and "How long do they live?" We will continue to explore Insects and Bugs over the next couple of weeks.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Volunteers Needed for our Classroom!Four Winds’ Nature Program provides monthly two-hour natural science workshops for adults interested in sharing their love of nature with school children. Following these volunteer training workshops, teams of volunteers go into the K-6 classrooms for 1 hour a month to teach children. With engaging indoor and outdoor activities and explorations, adults give young students an opportunity to study nature in their own schoolyard and neighborhood. Children learn important science concepts and practice science skills such as asking questions, making observations, recording data, and communicating information. Please contact Dana Hudson at firstname.lastname@example.org or let me know if you are interested, Thanks!
Monday, September 18, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Kindergarten was awesome this week! Five full days and the children did an amazing job!!! We learned a lot about our routines, materials and each other. We have our first "homework" of the school year... and kindergarten has been asking for homework!
Fill this bag with 3-4 items that tell something about you! Ideas such as a photograph, small items such as a Lego if you like to build, Crayon if you like to color, etc.
We will be sharing our “Me Bags” next week and learn about each other while we practice our speaking and listening skills!
During our Morning Meeting, we learned games such as Twizzle and Four Corners. We signed our class guidelines with a smiley face, and decided on our classroom expectations, which go hand in hand with our school codes: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Kindergarten beach days, field day, T-Shirt signing, room cleaning, and saying goodbye! Thank you all for a wonderful kindergarten school year, and end of year gifts, and most of all for sharing your child as they have grown sooooo much this school year.
Have a wonderful summer!!
Sunday, June 11, 2017
|On our way to hike the "cow path!"|
|The cow path that leads up to the fields|
|Having fun on the rocks!|
|George Woodard's beautiful farm|
|Up close to the "marshmallow" hay bales|
|Farmer George teaching us about the milking room|
|In the cow barn...watch out for Ginger!|
|Leading the cows up the cow path|
|...and ending our day with Ben and Jerry's ice cream!|
Thursday, June 8, 2017
*Friday, June 9th Field Trip to George Woodard's Dairy Farm and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory!
We are going rain or shine. Hiking shoes, mud boots, sneakers would be best. Remember to send a packed lunch, unless you have already sent in a school lunch order.
*Monday, June 12th Kindergarten Beach Day at TBPS playground. Monday will be hot and sunny.
Brad Gresham, head of maintenance at TBPS, has helped us year after year by setting up water stations on the lower playground. Thank you so much Mr. Gresham!
*Wednesday, June 14th Kinder field Days at Dascome Row Park. We are hoping to have many parents, siblings welcome at your discretion, join us for our Kindergarten Field Days. There will be many different centers/activities set up around the field.
*Friday, June 16th Last Day of 2016-2017 School for TBPS.,12:15 dismissal!
Friday, May 26, 2017
We had a wonderful day at Shelburne Farms! The weather held out as it just began to drizzle as we boarded the school bus back home. We enjoyed a picnic lunch atop a hill with panoramic views. We spent the rest of our time in the children's farmyard with chickens, goats, bunnies, sheep, cows, pigs, donkeys, and a horse.