Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fun and Busy Week!!

We have had a fun and busy week in Kindergarten! We had many fun activities on our agenda. We created crafts for Mother's Day, celebrated "Cinco de Mayo", learned about our solar system and ended the week with "Field Day!" Whew! It was a week full of excitement!

The students are all blessed with wonderful mothers. They are thankful for the many great things their moms do for them everyday. Click on the video below and listen as the students share their appreciation for their mothers.

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The end of school is quickly approaching! There are many signs that summer is fast approaching, one of these signs is that our crayon boxes begin to look very used. So we decided to make a new creation from these old crayons. After peeling crayons for what seemed like days....

Still peeling the paper....

We melted the crayon pieces and...

New "rainbow" crayons for everyone!

This week our unit was "Space." We learned many interested facts about our solar system and planets. The students enjoyed learning about how cool our universe really is!

Making astronaut collages


Creating a launch pad on the carpet

As we learned interesting facts about each of the planets, the students chose their favorite planet and wrote about it in their journals.

Planet and moon patterns


Solar System Pictures



We also learned about the life of stars and the different types of stars. We learned that there are yellow, red, and blue stars, each having unique characteristics. The students chose their favorite star, then used jelly on star shaped bread to re-create their favorite colored star.



Also, this week we celebrate "Cinco de Mayo!" What a fun day!! We practiced saying a few Spanish words and discussed some Mexican traditions.


Our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!!



Busting the pinata!



We ended our fun week with "Field Day" on Friday! It was all fun in the sun!

Field Day began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our "Project Fit America" fitness equipment we received this year.

Then the games began, we played in many fun relay races and team events. It was a lot of fun and everyone had great team spirit. A special thank you to all the parents and grandparents that helped us with field day. We appreciate your help and support, you all made our day extra fun!










We also made some cards and candy for our sweet cafeteria workers to thank them for all they do for us throughout the school year.

Student of the Week: Austin

Coming Up:
Phonics: vowel patters, vc/cv
Math: Review
Unit: Sports
**Last week for homework, spelling test, and homework heros**

May 25 - "Beach Day" - Kindergarten will have fun activities planned throughout the morning and treat all the students to Happy Meals for lunch. Please plan to wear your class T-shirt on this day.

May 26 - Awards Day, 8:30 AM, all parents are encouraged to attend
May 26 - Last day of school, dismiss at 11:45 AM
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