Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grandparents Day was a hit!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

M is for Maren

Every week in Kindergarten, someone is the official "Really Great Person." Of course, in Kindergarten everyone is a great person, but we choose to honor our greatness once a week. Our first "Really Great Person" is Maren. She made a poster at home that told us some of her favorites....

My favorite things by Maren,
Cake is my favorite treat.
A school bus is my favorite site to see.
I think my favorite color is cool, I like to wear pink to school.
Chicken Fingers is my favorite meal to eat.
Who is my favorite!

Above is the first page of her Name Book. All students in the class wrote Maren's name at the top of their page and their name at the bottom. We had to call up our "cheerleaders" and Maren yelled into the megaphone (Give me a M, give me an A, etc.) We then had a good look at Maren and used our artists skills to draw her. After drawing our pictures we had "Artists Chair," and told one thing we liked about our pictures. All students will get their own Name Book as the year goes on. This activity has proven to be a great tool for formative assessment of student growth in letter formation, name writing, fine motor skills and drawing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some fun sites....

Halloween is just around the corner and we really need some fun sites to visit, so here is what I found. ABCya offers free educational kids computer games and activities for elementary aged children. They offer a very good Kindergarten selection.
Here are some Halloween goodies I found...
Decorate a pumpkin
Carve a pumpkin
Halloween Bat Jigsaw Puzzle

I have also added these to our sidebar so they can be found for the next little while.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Seed Project 2010

Just registered our class to be a part of the Pumpkin Seed Project 2010. This should be lots of fun. We will use our math and estimation skills to complete this project and be a part of a pumpkin fashion show with students from all over the world. We will be taking part in a huge voicethread project. The kids are going to love dressing up our pumpkin! We also have the opportunity to video conference with other Kindergartens that are taking part, hopefully we can make that happen.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

A Thanksgiving song for my Kindergarten kids, please click

Can you even believe how beautiful our Thanksgiving Turkey turned out to be! I sent a plain paper feather home with each student and asked them to use their imaginations and decorate it with anything they could think of. As you can see, the result is fantastic. We had everything from leaves to cheerios to watercolors to sparkles and much more. We had all our feathers come back on time and I wish to say a huge thank you to our Kindergarten parents who take the time to help their children with a project such as this. I am truly grateful for parent support like this.