Our Big Pals were a great help to us in becoming authors and illustrators for our Family books. This was a long process, but with the support from the Big Pals, all Kinders brought home a book made from using the technique of collage for each of the pages. As some Kinders finished their books, they played cooperative games with their Big Pals.
Traps on St. Patrick's day. They drew a design for their trap and used items around the classroom to build their traps. "I'm gonna try this at home!"
Our 1st grade friend came in today for a special read aloud. She wrote the book, drew the pictures, and read the story to us. Such a special treat on St. Patrick's day. She asked me 2 weeks ago if she could come in a read to the class. "Of course", I said. Then I got to thinking and asked if she would be willing to write her own book. Her eyes widened with delight. Writing and illustrating books during this time away from school has many benefits. Give it a try! Share your books with me in the future.
Upper Valley Aquatic Center. Fun! Fun! Fun! Slides, buckets, balls, lazy river, jumps and just a lot of water.
Our friends from 1st grade came to our classroom to share their reading with us. These two firsties were my students last year. I enjoy seeing how they have progressed and that they were willing to share their reading progress with my Kinders. They read a Dr. Suess favorite "Green Eggs and Ham". This was a great lead into our study of reading and writing color words.
3 legged race
Watching older friends play hot shot, pinball, tug o' war
It was a great way to end winter (?) and start vacation.
See you March 4th! Come on Spring!!!!!
Our visitor from the Fairbanks Museum taught us to "have a ball" with force and motion. We identified if objects move from a push or pull and got to experiment with our friends many types of movements. I think having the whole class PULL was the funniest!
Can you identify pushes and pulls? Here are some Kinders experimenting with lengths of ramps (tubes) and a variety of balls. We are kicking off our Science unit: Force and Motion with a whole lot of fun!
Weighing the 100's collection
Wearing 100 glasses
Reading about 100
Counting and exercising to 100
Climbing wall 100 rocks
It was a great day!
What is a bookworm? "Gross" was one reply. After a discussion of the meaning of a being a bookworm, Kinders created, stuffed and sewed bookworms to have in their book bags for reading. Sewing with Kinders? One might think no way. But actually with support, they all were very successful and very gentle with the pedal.