Monday, October 8, 2018

Birds, Birds, Birds!

We loved learning about BIRDS!

We listened to and read LOTS of BIRD books,

Mr. B. showed us his favorite (a whooping crane), and we listened to its “call”! Here we are learning about different sized eggs! The ostrich has the largest! The hummingbird the smallest!

We searched through lots of books for OUR favorites, and wrote about them in our journal,

and illustrated them, too!

We learned about beaks and bills and “ate” sunflower seeds like a bird, using tweezers! (beaks)!

At center time, we traced BIRD templates, cut them out and decorated them!

What’s your favorite? Nicholas’ is the EAGLE!

We made “Regal Eagle” cookies! YUM!

We journaled about what we would do if WE were a bird!!!

Then we used shortening and birdseed to spread on pinecones…

for BIRDFEEDERS!

We think they are going to LOVE them this Winter!

Thank you, God, for BIRDS!

 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

APPLE unit Fun!

In our APPLE unit, we made trees,

learned and printed the parts of a apple: seed, flesh, skin, core, stem, leaf…

“apple stamped” some in green and red paint for our baskets,

cut a core in half for our Science experiment! We saw the APPLE STAR and the 5 seeds!

We made “torn apple” art in Art class and tasted red, green and yellow apple slices! Our classes’ favorite? GREEN!

We tasted APPLE foods/drink. Pie, slices with caramel, sauce and juice. Our favorite?  Caramel and slices!!!

Cheers to you!

We even made “apple pies” at our sensory table at center time!

Next week, we celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday!

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR APPLES! YUM!!!!

 

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Daily 5 and CENTER FUN!

Daily 5 centers are each morning. What are the 5 types of centers?  We have a 1. “Letter/Word work” center, (we form letters out of our play doh)

more “Letter/Word Work” (buttons on letters),

also spelling names with play doh in “Letter/Word Work”,

2. a Daily 5 “IPad” center, (this month we practice our letters in “Writing Wizard”),

3. our “Listening Center” (after listening to a new book each week, we print words from our book until Daily 5 time is over!),

4. “Reading in our Nook” by ourselves or with friends,

and 5.  our “Small Reading Group”! Our teacher reads to us and sometimes, parents do!!! Soon, we will read decodable readers in our groups and take them home to read to YOU!!!

Each afternoon we do STEAM centers. (Science, Technology, English and Math) They’ve included: puzzles with shoulder partners,

Light table fun,

letter building with lego fun,

Math plinko fun,

Math patterning fun,

Alphabet bingo,

construction fun,

and “acting out of Bible stories!” Here is the serpent and the tree in the Garden of Eden!

Kindergarten is FULL of center fun and “learning”!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Our First Week in Kindergarten!

We learned about various COMMUNITY HELPERS this week!

We dressed up and acted out our favorites!

We learned how they help us and our communities!

Some measure,

some are builders,

some take care of children,

some deliver mail,

some work at home,

some build tunnels,

and some work in garages on cars!

We matched pictures of workers with their tools!

We answered riddles about COMMUNITY HELPERS and read books, too!

Thank you, God, for ALL of our COMMUNITY HELPERS!

 

 

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Last Week FUN!

We had SO much fun the last week of school!

We finished our FARM unit,

said goodbye to our chicks,

and made some of our own to take home!!!

We watched a wonderful play about the “Little Red Hen”! (Mr. B’s kindergarten Reading group)

We learned about the Braille Ministry at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Nic’s Grandparents and Great-Grandma began and coordinate this special ministry.

Church members volunteer each Wed. to compile books in many languages.

Bibles are sent all over the world -some countries we have “visited” this year!

We had Reader’s Theatre and read our favorite journal entries!

We drew our favorite Bible stories outside, in chalk!

We watched the 5th graders plant a new crabapple tree right outside our classroom!

We celebrated all of our Summer birthdays!

Levi played piano for his show ‘n share!

We were his courteous audience!

We even had a “food fight” when we traveled to Spain! They have an annual tomato-throwing event! (We used marshmallows!)

Each Friday in May, we had an auction to bid on items from our Treasure box. We bid and paid with pennies, nickels and dimes and practiced our counting!

We thank you, God, for a WONDERFUL year. Thank you for your love in sending Your Son, Jesus, to be our Savior!

May He keep us close to Himself this Summer, and ALWAYS!

 

 

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We LOVED our Chick unit!

 

We were given 12 fertile eggs to incubate!

Our incubator kept the eggs warm (100.5 degrees) for 21 days!

Pastor Snow helped us “candle” the eggs to check on their growth.

We saw shadows inside the eggs!

We watched chicks hatching on youtube! Chicks use their egg tooth to prick a hole and hatch from there!

We had 4 New Hampshire Red and 4 Rhode Island Red chicks to love! We learned what chicks love to eat, and how much water they drink a day!

Mrs. Wilson made us our own baggies of chickfeed! (granola mix!) YUM!

We were so gentle!

We watched “Charlotte’s Web” during our unit,

formed egg shapes with play doh,

got to pet some FARM puppies with Mr. Rolph (Titus’s Dad),

and said goodbye to our one and a half week-old chicks! They are moving to a local farm!

They are twice the size they were last week!

Our FARM unit ended with a play put on by Mr. B’s kindergarten Reading group! They presented “The Little Red Hen”!

It was WONDERFUL!

Thank you, God, for FARMS and, especially, chicks!

 

 

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Fun at Botanica!

God provided a BEAUTIFUL day Thursday, for our trip to Botanica! Thanks to our parents for coming along!!

Since we have been learning about plants and growing them, we listened to a “How Does Your Garden Grow?” program!

We helped explain what a sunflower needs to grow!

We got to explore,

water vegetable and flower beds,

we pumped our own water,

played “house”!,

had fun ALL OVER Botanica!

Thank you, God, for ALL of Your beautiful creation!

 

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Our Kindergarten “Q” and “U” Wedding!

This past week we reviewed letters “Q” and “U”!

We heard the story of Princess Q (who made no sound) and Prince U, who was lonely!

Pastor Snow officiated and married our Q and U! (We drew names and Lily and Levi were our Princess and Prince!)

Q and U repeated their vows,

exchanged rings (pops!),

and were pronounced “husband and wife”, forever together, to spell lots and lots of QU words!

We all celebrated with wedding cake and punch!

We, the Guests, are all from Alphabet Town!

The cake was delicious and we LOVED blowing our horns!

Congratulations, Q and U!!!

 

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Happy Easter!

We read and acted out the Easter story!

It began on Palm Sunday, when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey!

People waved palm branches and hailed Him as KING!

We made Resurrection cookies. The recipe reminds us of Jesus’ death and Resurrection!

We beat the pecans just like Jesus was beaten by Herod’s soldiers.

While on the cross, Jesus was given vinegar when He was thirsty, It smells AWFUL!

We tasted salt, as it represents the tears of His followers as He died!

The Gospel (the Good News) is sweet like sugar! Jesus died for us so we may life eternally!

The Resurrection cookies were bright white like the angels at the tomb, and EMPTY, like the tomb!

We celebrated with our “He Is Risen” party!

We played “(Pin)Tape the Tail on Peter Cottontail”, frosted and enjoyed Easter cookies,

made fun Easter crafts,

raced with eggs in spoons,

and hunted for Easter eggs in our Library!

What JOY we have in our RISEN LORD! Happy Easter!

 

 

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Thank you, God, for Lutheran Schools and our Grandparents!

What a wonderful week at Holy Cross Lutheran School! Here are grades K, 1 and 2 practicing for our Spring Concert!

Here is our kindergarten class the evening of our beautiful concert! (Thank you to our music director, Mrs. Franson!)

This week we began our PLANT unit and watched Jack and the Beanstalk,

talked about “how bean plants grow”, cut out “bean houses” or “Little Sprout Houses” and placed bean seeds in moist ziploc bags!

We “planted” them by our back entrance doors! We will check on their progress after Spring Break!

On Friday, we welcomed our Grandparents and Special Loved Ones! We drew pictures of them!

After an “All-School Program” in our gym, we had fun in our classrooms! Here we are making “Rainbows in a Jar!”

Here we played at our Light Table,

played with Marble Works,

our Sensory Table with Gardening Tools,

and checkers!

We also love “Don’t Break the Ice”! (we read words on the ice cubes before we “break” them!)

Here’s our parade of some of our special families:

Thank you, God, for a special week in our school.               HAPPY SPRING (and break),  EVERYONE!

 

 

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