A Festive December

We had a fun and eventful December! We enjoyed our field trip to The Children’s Museum of Richmond where we learned about coding. The children also had a a great time exploring and playing in the museum!

We all welcomed a little scout elf to our classroom. She needed a name, so everyone came up with ideas and then voted on one. In the end, we decided to name our elf Snowflake Flower.

We all enjoyed the first snowfall at school. We bundled up, took a black piece of paper outside, and caught snowflakes on the paper. We loved being snowflake scientists. Each snowflake is different– just like us!

Everyone loved Polar Express Day! Everyone looked so adorable in their pajamas as we paraded around the school, ringing bells for everyone to hear. We returned to the room for hot chocolate and doughnuts. We also had a fun time at the Annual Jungle Bell Sing and Ring, and everyone also had a blast at our Winter Party! Thanks to all of the parents who volunteered their time to help with the party and to those who sent in supplies. We couldn’t do it without you!

Also, thank you to our Mystery Reader, Tyler’s mom!

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to an awesome 2019! Let’s hope for lots of snow! And as always, be sure to check out the photo album for even more pictures!

A Thankful November

November was a very busy month for Room 3! We had our own classroom election where we voted on the best Oreo Cookie! We declared ourselves members of a party: Classic Oreo, Golden Oreo, Cool Mint Oreo. Everyone made campaign posters and buttons, and then we voted on our favorite Oreo. The winning Oreo was… Golden Oreos! We all enjoyed eating the winning cookie!

We thanked our veterans at the Veterans Day assembly. Everybody also made a soldier and wrote a describing word to tell about soldiers. The students came up with wonderful words to finish the sentence, Soldiers are______.


We have been working hard sorting objects. We’ve learned to sort by color, shape, size, texture, as well as other attributes. We’re also working on identifying the core of a pattern and expanding complex patterns.

We had our last two Tae Kwon Do lesson with Master Cho. She reviewed with us our 3 kinds of focus: brain, body, and eye. We also learned about perseverance. We will never give up!


 The fancy feathers that the children made for our turkey turned out great!


We had our daily morning announcements go “on location” to our classroom. We were able to share some fun November songs with the whole school over the TV. Be sure to check it out!

Everyone had a fun time at the Thanksgiving Corn Feast. We learned that corn was a staple for the First Americans (Native Americans). We enjoyed popcorn, corn flakes, corn muffins, and canned corn at our feast. Thanks to all of the parents who donated items for our feast.


Thank you to our November Mystery Readers: Cassady’s mom and Olivia’s mom

As always, be sure to take a peek at the photo album for even more pictures!

October Wrap-Up!

We had a wonderful October! This was a month full of fun, adventures, and learning!

We welcomed fall with lots of discussions about apples, scarecrows, owls, and pumpkins. We loved learning about apples and making apple prints. Looking for the hidden star inside was a real treat for us all.


Our class also loved learning about the lifecycle of the pumpkin plant. We learned that a pumpkin seed is planted in soil, and that we give the seed lots of sun, water and air. After some time, the seed sprouts. The sprout grows and grows and develops into a vine. Next, a yellow flower grows. A baby green pumpkin will grow behind the yellow flower. Finally, the green pumpkin will ripen and it will turn orange. Then, the cycle will start all over again, using the seeds inside the pumpkin.

We loved our trip to the pumpkin patch. The pumpkins were few and far between, but we got to enjoy a beautiful fall day. Too bad our trip had to be rescheduled because of the storm.


We also had a great time at the Fall Activity. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time, and who sent in supplies to make our activity a success!

Pumpkin Palooza was a blast. It was fun seeing so many Room 3 friends at Pumpkin Palooza!


Our class had a great time carving a pumpkin. We were “Pumpkin Scientists” as we weighed and measured our pumpkin. We counted the lines on our pumpkin and measured the circumference of our pumpkin using links. We voted on how we should carve our pumpkin. Finally, we grouped the seeds into groups of 10 and counted them. Our pumpkin had 225 seeds!


We have loved our visits from Master Cho’s Tae Kwon Do. Master Cho has been teaching us about brain focus, eye focus, and body focus.

We learned about fire safety in October. We made these super cute firefighters to remind us about all of the ways to prevent fires and to stay safe in case of a fire.

We enjoyed a visit from Mrs. Williams and her therapy dog, Wrigley. She talked to us about how Wrigley helps people. We also got to see some of his tricks!

Thanks to Aneesh’s mom, Kenley’s mom, and Alex’s mom for being our Mystery Readers in October!

We have had a fun time sorting all kinds of things!


We can’t wait to see what fun November holds for us! Remember to keep checking our photo album because there are many more pictures from October, and we will be continually updating it throughout the year.

 

Off to a Great Start!

We’ve had such a great start to Kindergarten in Room 3! It’s been fun getting to know everyone, and I’m so excited for the school year and an “Adventure in Learning”– we are all Happy Campers in Room 3!

On the first day, we all got to meet each other and learn each other’s names, the school rules, and much more. The first day of school is always hard, but everyone did such a great job! I think everyone was a bit nervous, but luckily we got comfortable with our classroom and each other pretty quickly.

For the rest of the week, we all got used to the classroom routine, and by Friday, we were ready for a treat!

After reading several versions of the Gingerbread Man, we decided to make one of our own. We started by rolling out the dough and shaping it, then each student got to place a piece of candy on the gingerbread man. We had such a handsome gingerbread man, so we went to the lunch room and put him in the oven to bake. Only, when we came back to get him, the gingerbread man had already run off! He left notes behind hinting at the different places he went, which lead us on a wild goose chase throughout the school! By the time we got all the way to the music room, we were exhausted, so we went back to Room 3 and we were greeted by a nice surprise! The gingerbread man was waiting for us in the classroom, and that was a good thing because we all were pretty hungry! That gingerbread man made a nice snack, and this activity was such a fun way to learn our way around the school!

We’ve been having fun learning about plane shapes. We can identify all of the shapes and tell you how many sides, verticies/corners/angles they have. We will be exploring more with shapes before we start sorting and making patterns with them. We will also be working on counting and number formation.

We have been enjoying our “All About Me”unit! Our paper plate people and our mosaics turned out great!

We have had so much fun the first couple weeks of school, and I love being able to share with you a taste of all the things we do. I created a photo album that I will continually add photos to throughout the year. You can also add your own pictures that you take when at school if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, so I hope it will become an extensive collection of all of our fun kindergarten memories throughout the school year! For more details, please click on the “Photo Album” tab at the top of this page.

Thank you for checking out this blog, and be sure to check back every so often as I add more posts about what we’ve been up to!