at 12:47 am
To celebrate our state's birthday, we had a PIONEER DAY!
We dressed like Pioneers, and carried our books to school!
We used chalkboards (like early hornbooks) to do our work!
K, 1 and 2 grades rotated through classrooms, mapping out routes on trails (using corn kernels...)
panned for gold...
and sifted through rocks for gold!
Beware of "Fool's Gold" (gold tinsel)-it has no value!!!
We also square-danced in P.E., made quilts and sang songs! Happy Birhtday, KANSAS!
at 12:23 am
Pastor Snow visited us and showed us what the gifts were that the Wise Men gave Jesus!
We Wise Men (Kings) rode our camels to see Jesus, too, and brought our gifts. The BETHLEHEM star led us!
We sang "O Come Let Us Adore Him...
...Christ the Lord!"
Wise People STILL seek HIM!
at 11:01 pm
Do you know what animals hibernate?
We learned food is scarce in winter, so God made bears able to rest, so they eat less! Their "fat" keeps them warm! We used Crisco in our experiment! It kept us warm!
Our favorite bears from home spent the day with us! We sang "We're going on a Bear Hunt" and had a PARADE!
We crawled like them!
We gave our last hugs before they hibernated...
...and tucked them in their den!
They will sleep until the New Year! Real bears hibernate for months, and wake up at times to eat a little!
Thank you, God, for caring for ALL animals in winter, especially, the HIBERNATORS!
at 10:14 pm
We learned about different kinds of birds. We made our favorite in a nest all it's own!
We labeled their: eyes, beak, wings, feet and tail. This is Clara's cardinal!
We used stencils to trace birds, then colored them like our favorites! Benjamin likes eagles!
It was a tricky center, but we used tongs to "eat" birdseed!
OUR birds with beaks!!!
We made owls with a feather AB pattern!
Cade is showing how he spread sun butter on a pinecone and added birdseed!
Lining up to take them outside!
We hung them on a tree for our feathered friends!
We also had fun sorting eggs and building nests at our sensory table!
Thank you, God, for creating BIRDS!
at 12:23 am
September was the month we learned about APPLES! We stamped our favorite color of apples, and cut and wove our own basket!!!
One of our Science experiments had us cut an apple in half, to see the APPLE STAR!
We labeled the parts of an apple...
sequenced them 1-30...
...this came from ONE apple! The birds LOVED our peelings!
We tasted our homemade applesauce, slices with caramel, pie and cider. Our class favorite? Apple slices with caramel! A CLOSE contest!
We even shaped apples and their parts our of playdough!
Check our our kindergarten APPLE tree!
We celebrated Johnny Appleseed's birthday and did fun activities ALL day!
Thank you, God, for creating and giving us APPLES! YUM!!!!!