Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring!

Spring has sprung! This week our unit was on Spring and plants. We learned a lot this week and began our week with some very special lunch guests. Our moms came and visited us on Tuesday and had lunch with us. Check out the video below of "Meals with Moms."

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We also celebrated St. Patrick's Day a little early. Since we will be off for Spring Break for St. Patrick's Day, we had a little Irish fun early. We made shamrocks, enjoyed shamrock cookies, hunted for clover on the playground and made a graph with Lucky Charms cereal.





In our discussion about Spring and it's changes we learned about frogs. We also made our own frog using a hamburger box. These boxes were messy to paint and in Kindergarten that means more fun!






We enjoyed many wonderful books this week. These are a few that we really liked. "It Looked Like Split Milk" and "Little Cloud" inspired us to go outside and check out the cloud formations. We all used our imaginations and saw all sorts of things in the sky, a dinosaur, a chicken, and an ice cream cone were spotted!

Looking at the beautiful clouds, it was a little bright!


We later used white paint and folded our papers to create our own cloud formations. These turned out great! Students saw butterflies, angels, sheep and so much more.


One of our favorite art activities this week was creating a hot air balloon. We read the book "Where Do Balloons Go?" and thought we would all love to float away in a hot air balloon. We used a really neat art technique using paint and shaving cream to create these designs on our hot air balloons.





We also learned a lot about plants. We learned about the different parts of a plant and what a plant needs to grow. We learned from Annie and Moby this week on www.brainpopjr.com and recreated plants from their website on our Promethean board.

We also created plant diagrams.


Here were are planting grass seeds. This was loads of fun and we are all anxious to see our seeds grow!





A big thanks to the parents that participated in "Buckets of Hope." We collected supplies for the people of Haiti and will be sending them food items.

Student of the Week: Ty

Coming Up...
Phonics: digraph ck
Math: Topic 13 - Money
Thematic: Insects
Friday, March 26 - Please send 3 plastic eggs to be hidden for the Easter egg hunt, also, please send one bag of individually wrapped candy (not chocolate). We will fill the eggs with candy before we hide them.
Thursday, April 1 - Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt @ 12:45 pm, students will need to bring a basket to hunt eggs. A class party will follow in our classroom.
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