Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Students have been learning about the differences between day and night. They drew illustrations of things they can see during the day and things they can see at night. They also wrote about and illustrated activities that they do during the day (go to school, ear breakfast) and activities they do at night (wear pajamas, go to soccer practice). They also talked about things they do during the day and night ( brush teeth, eat).
Sunday, March 2, 2014
We were so fortunate to have a parent from the class next door volunteer to teach each Kindergarten class about dental health. Ms. Amanda talked to the kids about healthy snacks and unhealthy snacks. She showed them some of the damage that sugary foods can do to your teeth by soaking an egg in fruit punch. The kids loved the visuals and the interactive tooth board she had. She even gave each student a goody bag with a new toothbrush and toothpaste. Ask your child what he/she learned about taking care of their teeth. Thanks again Ms. Amanda!!
The students are really enjoying our author study of Eric Carle. They have listened to the following stories so far: Do You Want To Be My Friend?, Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother Too?, From Head to Toe, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Very Busy Spider. Here are a few pictures of the students enjoying some activities related to these books!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
It's always such a nice treat to be able to see your students outside of school, especially when they are participating in extracurricular activities! The Upward basketball league gave students invitations for their teachers to come and watch them play basketball this past Saturday. Lucky for me, four of my students are on one team that played at 9 am and two other students played on another team at 10 am. It was so much fun to see their little faces when they ran up and down the court -they were priceless! Thanks to a great league for including and honoring teachers and also to my incredible students and parents for inviting me!
Students had the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker, Mr. Owens (former parent). He came and showed the students all kinds of tools and explained what each one was and what their purpose was. He let the kids hold and touch the different tools (not the sharp ones). He's going to make two bird houses with his sons and being them back to our class for our themes to paint and decorate to hang outside for the birds. The students loved this experience!