Monday, March 26, 2018

Boston School Forest

We are so fortunate to have the Boston School Forest and the incredible staff there as a resource in our district! It never fails that our experience there is wonderful and that we learn SO MUCH!

Our day started with some hot chocolate, a puppet show about animals in winter, and a hike through the woods looking for evidence of those very animals!

Following our hike, we got to go SLEDDING!  This is always a favorite on the kindergarten trip.  Just look at those smiles! 
After the morning fun and a lunch back at the warm lodge, we moved downstairs where we got to do some hands on exploring!
We ended our day with some small group rotations where district 9th graders led us in all sorts of activities, including pinecone bird feeders, building a nest, and bird adaptations.

The 100th Day of School

We did SO much on our 100th Day of School to celebrate being 100 DAYS SMARTER!  We counted to 100 so many times and so many ways.  We played 100th Day games, we shared 100 Collections, and we wrote about what it would be like to by 100 Years Old!  And, of course, we had some fun looking like we were 100 as well...even the K-1 Teachers got into the fun!  It feels GREAT to be 100 Days Smarter!

Holiday Excitement!

Our time together leading up to Winter Break was full of excitement!  We had a personal performance by the 6th Grade orchastra students, our Book Buddies presented Twas The Night Before Christmas to us and we sang Christmas songs with Mrs. Eriksen!  Our singing was cut short when a VERY SPECIAL GUEST surprised us, when he stopped in to read us a few Christmas books.  We made a reindeer project, frosted cookies, and then enjoyed our treat with the first graders as we watched a holiday movie.  It was a very full day together and ended with an amazing delivery directly from the North Pole...we EACH got our own special bell from Santa's sleigh!  What a way to be sent off for break!  I can't wait to see what amazing things the new year brings when we are back together!  

Blessing Bags

Thanks to your generosity and willingness to help those in need in our community, our class was able to donate over 25 Blessing Bags to the Place of Peace and Evergreen Community Initiatives.  This group of kindergarteners was quite serious about their job to fill these bags and help others.  When these bags were delivered to Place of Peace, the staff there was thrilled and thankful and asked how long it took us to collect all of these donations.  THANK YOU for showing this group of children that we can all make a difference and thank you for helping in our community!  

Our Thanksgiving Feast

Here is a quick peek at our Thanksgiving Feast!  Mrs. Schoof's joined us for a delicious feast with friends.  We have so much to be thankful for!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Student Council Service Project

In November we worked with Student Council members from 4th and 5th Grade to design placemats and treats for residents at a nearby senior care facility.  It was a wonderful way for our class to give back to our community and hopefully make the residents smile!  

The 50th Day!

We had SO much fun celebrating the 50th Day...FIFTIES STYLE!!!  We learned about trends in the 50s and got to see what clothes, cars, hairstyles, etc looked like.  It was so much fun seeing what tvs looked like in the 50s and we even got to hold real life records!  (Which most of us thought were CDs!)  Finally we took off our shoes and had a Sock Hop to 50s music!  And, of course, we practiced counting to 50 in lots of different ways all day long!  It is fun being 50 days smarter!!!