100 Days Smarter (and cuter!)

100 Days Smarter (and cuter!)

Today we celebrated our 100th day of Kindergarten! Everyone looked fabulous in their 100th day shirts filled with 100 things. We had a lot of fun guessing what was inside of our mystery bags and counting the items. The icing on the cake was celebrating with 8 different stations that all incorporated 100. From 100 day snack, building 100 cup towers, filling up a 100 gumball machine, designing/creating with 100 Q-tips, creating a 100 necklace.. the fun was 100% today!

A lovely Valentine’s Day!

A lovely Valentine’s Day!

We had a lovely Valentine’s day here in rm.5! We started our day by decorating our valentine bags and listening to valentine stories. We even made our own class book and read it together! Our book is called “Love is..” and we each wrote a page about what love means to us. We are great authors! We enjoyed a fun science experiment, putting candy hearts in different liquids and recording our observations like good scientist. We ended our day with passing out valentines and enjoying a yummy snack. It was a day full of love!

Pep Rally Fun

Pep Rally Fun

On Friday, SGES had it’s first Pep Rally of the school year to celebrate all of our hard work for the first semester. Two students,  who displayed the cardinal way on a daily basis, were chosen from each class to have a special vip recognition. Rishab and Hanna were our Cardinal Citizens and we are so proud of their kindness, respect, responsibility, creativity and integrity they display every day! We also had a few friends (Greyson and Jaimeson) chosen to participate in some fun and games. All of us had fun cheering on our friends, celebrating the cardinal way and all of our hard work! Go Cardinals!

Groundhog, groundhog what do you see?

Groundhog, groundhog what do you see?

I see my shadow looking at me! We have been learning all about shadows this week and what better way to connect with the holiday we celebrate every Feb. 2nd called Groundhog’s day! We made our predictions after checking out the forecast in PA. After seeing that it was a cloudy morning, many of us predicted he wouldn’t see his shadow. We graphed, analyzed and  wrote about our predictions. Afterwards, we caught up with the news and learned that Phil in fact did see his shadow! Here’s to hoping Phil was wrong and spring will be here before we know it!

Shadow Detectives

Shadow Detectives

This week we have been learning about shadows. Today, we turned into shadow detectives and went on a hunt for shadows! We have been talking about how we have to have a light source in order to create a shadow so today, the sun was our light source! We have learned shadows are created by blocking light. We used our friends to block the light and create different statue posses while we drew what we saw. Here we are in action!

 

Blubber Experiment

Blubber Experiment

This week we spent time learning and talking about polar/arctic habitats and the animals that live there. We explored the different ways animals adapt to these cold environments. Blubber was our favorite thing to talk about! On Friday, we were able to feel what it would be like to b a polar bear or penguin with a “layer of blubber” around us. We stuck our hands in icy water to feel how cold it was on our skin, then we put our hands in a “blubber glove” and felt how the blubber kept the cold from reaching our skin. We had a lot of fun with this!

Here we are in action as scientist filling out our scientific method recording sheet.

                                

Throwback to Jingle Bell Jam

Throwback to Jingle Bell Jam

Throwing it back to 3 weeks ago when we jammed out in our best holiday gear, with loads of jingle bells and celebrated the holiday season with our winter party.  At our celebration, we enjoyed a healthy “snowman” treat made from bananas, strawberries, grapes, carrots and even a few chocolate chips! We had fun playing “snowball” BINGO using “marshmallows” as our snowball counters. Listening to holiday stories was another treat, while creating our service bags was the cherry on top. We learned the true meaning of the season, helping those in need!