Friday, December 2, 2016

Blessing Bags

Blessing Bag Note

Happy Holidays!  It is that time of year and today you will find the note pictured here in your child's folder (click on link below picture for the digital copy).  I am excited to be working on compassion and giving in our classroom again through this wonderful activity.  It has proven to be such a meaningful way for our children to help others.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Donations can be sent at any time.  I will be updating this post daily to let you know what we have received to help with your planning purposes. Thank you so much for your help and support!  

WOW!!! So far we have received: updated 12/6
36 washcloths
36 bars of soap
40 toothbrushes
6 lotions
6 toothpastes
25 Fruit Cups
31 Granola Bars
25 Fruit Snacks
31 Travel Size Kleenex Packs
2 bags (40 count) Halls Cough Drops
6 Antibacterial Wet Wipes Packages
2 Pairs of socks
28 chapsticks
2 bags of mints

Monday, November 7, 2016

Our First Field Trip!

We had so much fun at the Piggy and Elephant play today!  Lots of laughs, fun music and a bus couldn't have been better!

Friday, November 4, 2016

50th Day of School!

50s Day for our 50th Day!

We will be celebrating our 50th day of school on TUESDAY, November 15th.    To do so, we will be having 50s day.  We have lots of fun activities planned including a Race to 50 and Rock-n-Roll Patterns to work on math skills.  We will be listening to 50s music and having a mini “sock hop.”     We invite your child to dress in 50s attire for the day! 

We will be having a Coke Float as a little snack (along with some sink/float predictions) to add to the celebration. If you would prefer for your child not to take part in this treat, please be sure to let us know in advance.  Thank you! 

We look forward to celebrating with your child!
McDill Kindergarten Teachers 


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pumpkin Carving!

One of the many FUN learning opportunities we had this month was PUMPKIN CARVING!  We worked in teams to decide what kind of face we wanted our pumpkins to have and then scoop and carve them.  We enjoyed talking about how the seeds and 'guts' felt, smelled and looked.  We each took a turn (or several) to scoop out the insides and then everyone had a turn to help carve out the face.  Special thanks to Mrs. Handrich, Miss Staehler, and Mrs. Wilson for their help on this project!

And here are the final products!

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Visit From the Fire Fighters!

To support our instruction on Fire Safety, the Plover Fire Fighters spent some time with us!  They read a wonderful story called No Dragons for Tea and then showed us what a fire fighter looks like when he puts on all his gear!  We are so thankful they came to visit!

Fun with Fall Leaves!

You may have seen our Leaf Experiment paper come home.  Here is a peek at what that looked like in the classroom!  We looked at the leaf details and talked about different types of leaves, we measured height with unifix cubes, we measured area with pennies, we even counted how long it took our leaf to twirl down to the ground as if it were falling from a tree.  As always, we loved this hand on learning! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pumpkin Fun in Library!

Here is a peek at what we have been up to with Mrs. Peterson and Mrs. Cychosz in library!  Mrs. Peterson read the book Spookley, the Square Pumpkin and then the class celebrated how differences make us special by making their jack-o-lantern hats with their own special touches!  I think it's obvious that everyone had a great time!