A Seuss-tastic Week!

Dr. Seuss is one of our favorite authors in Room 4 and we LOVED celebrating his birthday with Seuss Centers, Mis-Match Day, making green eggs and ham, and reading more Dr. Seuss books than we can count!

We channeled Dr. Seuss’s creativity in one of our centers in which we had to create an invention. Our amazing ideas are displayed in our hallway (with a few more to come)!

February Fun

February has been a fun month! We loved passing out our Valentines and did an excellent job reading our friends’ names.

Thanks so much to those who sent in conversation hearts- we estimated, sorted, counted, and graphed them!

We also created our own balance scales and tried to stack as many hearts as we could without them toppling over. We learned that the sides needed to be balanced.

The 100th Day of School was a blast! We celebrated with an entire day focusing on the number 100. We wrote 100 words (wow!), stamped 100 stamps, made a crown & 2 class books, ate a 100-piece snack, made a 100 Fruit Loop necklace, and counted to 100 so many times and in so many ways (ones, twos, fives, tens!)

We loved seeing some of our classmates dressed up like they were 100 years old!

Thank you to everyone who sent in a snack food. We made 10 groups of 10 snacks to make a 100-piece snack mix. It was delicious and fun!

Have you ever wondered what you would look like when you are 100 years old?

One of our favorite parts of the day was a special photo slideshow… don’t we make the cutest old folks??

Check out our photo albums for more pictures!

Time Flies

I can’t believe we are already well into December! Time truly flies when you’re having fun. We are always having a great time in Room 4 and our fall months were fantastic! Check out the updated Photo Albums to see our Veterans Day & Corn Feast pictures, along with new December pics!

We were very excited last week to receive a COLD, wrapped package addressed to our classroom. We opened it to find an Elf on the Shelf, which we (after many great suggestions and quite a few votes) named “Snowflake”.

Each morning is very exciting as we arrive and search for Snowflake!

Our field trip on Friday was SO MUCH FUN. Click the link below or the “Photo Albums” page to find a link to see MANY more pictures from the Children’ Museum! We all had a blast.

Photo Albums

We all enjoyed our “ride” on the Polar Express today and especially enjoyed our post-parade refreshments! Thanks so much to our volunteers!

Stay tuned for more holiday fun during this wild & crazy month of December!

Adios, October!

October has been a blast. We loved celebrating during our Fall Activity as well as that night at Pumpkin Palooza! Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered and sent in items for our party. We had a wonderful time and it was a super fun fall day!

We’ve also enjoyed our first two visits from Master Cho. We are working hard to practice our body focus, eye focus, and brain focus each day in school. A few friends have gotten to use their focus to break a board in class. Wow!

I hope you enjoyed the Place the Pumpkin game that came home. We enjoyed playing our version on the Promethean board as we practiced positional words, an important skill that is part of the kindergarten math, science, and social studies curriculum.

We will say goodbye to October on Tuesday with a fun Halloween day full of learning!

Check out our Photo Albums for more pictures of our Fall Activity, and also some new pictures in our Fall Fun album!

Field Trip Fun

We had an amazing trip to the Ashland Berry Farm pumpkin patch on Friday. The weather turned out to be perfect and we loved riding the bus, the hayride, picking pumpkins & finding the different parts of a pumpkin’s life cycle, having a picnic lunch, and going in the hay maze, obstacle course, Boo House, and more. What a great day! Thanks to all who could join us!

Enjoy the pictures below and visit our Pumpkin Patch photo album to see more! If you have any other great photos to share from the trip, send them to me and I’ll add them to our google album.

Super September

We had a super stellar month of September, and October is off to a fantastic start!

Every student had the chance to be our “Beaming Bee” of the day. We enjoyed learning about one another, studying the letters & sounds in our names, and being the daily helper. Now, we have daily Hive Helpers. Calendar helper is one of our favorite jobs!

Our Shapes unit was a fantastic review for most of us. We talked a lot about shapes’ attributes and used snack foods to make a variety of shapes with both straight lines and curves.

We really enjoyed our study of the five senses. In addition to activities to use our senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch, we also did a taste test to experience four basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. Our sour lemon faces were priceless!

We began this month in a super fun way- using our C.O.W. laptops for the first time. We did an excellent job logging in and following the many steps it took to get to the best part… playing games! We practiced clicking, dragging, and using the track pad as we made funny faces.

We also used the apples you sent in to do many math activities, which culminated in making our own APPLESAUCE! It was delicious!

We are also enjoying Math Stations in which we are practicing writing and recognizing numbers, as well as counting. LOTS of counting!

It is especially exciting to use the Promethean Board!

As always, check out the links on our Photo Albums page to see a few more photos!

We love centers!

What a great third week of kindergarten! We were especially excited to begin our daily Literacy Centers this week. We will do these stations all year to practice the reading and writing skills we will learn.

To introduce us to the routine & the rotations, we started the first round with a Listening Center (listening to “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”), iPad Center, Housekeeping, Writing Center (making a September Words Pictionary book), and our first time in the class library for Reading Center.

We love wearing our “reading glasses” and reading to/with our book characters. We also get to use pointers as we read!

Whenever our class is extremely focused for awhile or works extra hard, we give our brains a short rest and have a “Brain Break”. We often use a site called GoNoodle and earn points to add features to our class avatar. We love the breaks and they help us to be better learners!

Each time we celebrate a student’s birthday in class, we do a special Birthday Brain Break to sing Happy Birthday to our friends. It is silly and fun!

We also had a lesson this week with our school technology teacher, Mrs. Robinson. She brought in extra iPads and we all learned how to use a great app called SeeSaw.

In other exciting news, Room 4 earned 10 cafeteria stars, which means we got to have extra recess time! We chose to use our extra playtime on the rock wall. It was so much fun! We earn extra recess each time we make it to 10 cafeteria stars.

Don’t forget to check out our Photo Albums to see more photos from our Literacy Centers and our days in Kindergarten!

Check us out!

Want to see Room 4 students in action?
Watch us read our first kindergarten poem- “The Gingerbread Man”:

Also, check us out as we sing one of our first Calendar songs! We sing songs to learn the days of the week and the months of the year. Here we are singing “Macarena Months”:

First Week Fun

Our school year is off to a wonderful start! We have learned so much in our first few days and have had lots of fun, too. Here are a few photos from the first week!

Check out our PHOTO ALBUMS page for many more pictures. Click on the “First Week Fun” album link and you will be directed to google where you can view and download all of our photos.

Don’t forget to visit the Photo Albums page and the First Week Fun link to see the other pictures!