Saturday, September 26, 2009

Our friends across the country....

We are very excited to have the opportunity to become cyber-pals with the Kindergarten kids in Grosse Ile, Quebec. We will be doing a number of activities with them this year. We have already started correspondence with them via our blog sites. On our blog, we posted our apple graph with the results of our apple taste test, they did the same on their class blog.
We are very excited to be sending two stuffed animals back and forth between the two classrooms, we send them Melvin Moose and they send us Larry Lobster. They don't have moose on their island and we certainly don't have lobsters anywhere near our little prairie town.
We look forward to actually seeing the kids from Grosse Ile by using video conferencing. We will be able to see each other and have a little visit, technology can be just grand.
We did our first scientific experiment, we wondered what would happen to apples if we heated them? As you can see below, we made some hypotheses'(educated guesses), we then cooked our apples in a crock pot and got applesauce. The kids who like the applesauce signed their names.
We had a great week!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

And we're off!

It feels good to be back! Our first week of Kindergarten went totally as expected. We were busy, busy, busy and tired, tired, tired, that certainly includes me! We always start things off with the easy theme of apples because everybody knows something about apples. Today we brainstormed about apples, read about apples, counted pretend apples, matched a number with the proper set of apples, made an apple craft, tasted apples and graphed which color of apple we liked best.
We had a great day in Kindergarten. I wrote a little note in each Bluebook about some of the learning outcomes we are working on. Any help you can provide from home will be a bonus for the little ones. I have posted some pictures below of our apple craft, our graphing activity, and our bulletin board with all the apples the students did for me before school even started.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Here we go...

"Twas the night before Kindergarten,
and as they prepared,
the kids were excited
and a little bit scared.

I think everyone is feeling a bit like the first part of this great book. Tomorrow is a big day for 20 families. Take some time to have an extra snuggle with your babies tonight and enjoy the excitement that tomorrow will bring.