Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Our Christmas Celebration

We enjoyed such fun activities with the other kindergarten classes and first grade classes the day before Winter Break!  Here is a peek at our day:

We started with a Holiday Sing Along!  All five classes gathered in our room and Mrs. Erikson was kind enough to share her guitar and singing talent with us.  It was a festive event as we sang so many songs that we knew!

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As we were singing, we got a VERY special visitor!



We took a break for music class with Mrs. Zeiher, and then met back up with the other classes in the art room to complete a special wintery project.  It was fun to work together with friends from all the rooms!



After lunch and recess, we headed back to our room where we decorated Christmas cookies (thank you Mrs. Schurk!) and had a little time for a Shake Break.  Finally at the end of the day, we took our special snack to the library and watched a Christmas movie.  It was a relaxing way to end a very busy day!



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy Holidays from All of Us to All of You!

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A Shelf for An Elf

Miss Evraets led us in a fun STEM activity where we got to build a shelf with popsicle sticks and play dough for an Elf to sit on!  Here is a snapshot of our work:




Blessing Bags!

Thank you again for your generous donations to our Blessing Bags!  I am blown away by the amount of bags we were able to make!  Before filling out bags, we reread the book I Feel Thankful and revisited the conversation about how lucky we are to have things that others may not (like a place to live, a bed to sleep in, and food to eat).  It was so amazing to have this conversation with your children and hear how willing they are to help those in need.  Thank you for making this conversation and this project possible.  It always feels good to help others!






Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

The day before Thanksgiving Break, Mrs. Bolton's and Mrs. Schoofs' classes joined us for our very own Thanksgiving Feast.  It was a great way to spend time together before break and we all enjoyed the delicious treats!  

Turkey Hideouts!

In this STEM challenge, the day before Thanksgiving Break, we worked together to make a Group Plan to build a turkey hideout so our turkey would not get eaten on Thanksgiving!  We used hundreds, tens, and ones blocks for this challenge and it was not as easy as it appeared!  What great problem-solving strategies!