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!
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
We had so much fun exploring and learning about APPLES! Thank you for your help in preparing for our lessons by sharing an apple with us! We spent time measuring, weighing, examining, counting, creating AND (of course) TASTING! Enjoy a peek at our very delicious week!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Last week we had our first SUPER STEM session! It is my goal to provide these weekly. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. You may hear of STEAM, as well. This includes art, but because we still fit a lot of art into our day I stuck with STEM for our purposes. The goal of STEM is to encourage problem solving, cooperative learning, and hands on activities. Our first STEM activity was a simple one, but it was met with rave reviews! We spent our time building shapes with popsicle sticks, using some simple instructions as out guide. From there we explored how we could build other things, such as houses, out of the shapes we had already made. This week we enjoyed our second STEM session as we experimented with apples... there will be pictures posted soon of all of our apple fun!
Posted by Mrs. Fischer at 4:40 PM
Monday, September 19, 2016
Hopefully you heard your child talking about practicing READING last week! Yes, we have been kindergartners for only 12 days and we are already working on reading. What this looks like right now is: practicing reading (looking at wordless picture books) quietly on our own. We started at 2 minutes and slowly built up to 12 minutes by the end of last week. This group has done a phenomenal job! We talked about the different ways to read a book and how everyone in our room is already a reader because EVERYONE can do at least one of those ways (look at the pictures). This is why we start with wordless picture books! This week we will be using the books that we 'shopped' for in our classroom library. Our goal is to make it to 15 minutes of quiet reading. Once we have met this goal, I will be able to pull small groups for Guided Reading instruction and do the assessments that need done in kindergarten!
Posted by Mrs. Fischer at 10:42 AM
September 20, 2016
is PICTURE DAY!
We also have phy. ed. tomorrow so please send shoes for phy. ed. if necessary! Thank you!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Grandparents and Special Friends Day was so much fun!
We had an amazing turn out and it was nice to meet so many wonderful people. Thanks to all who were able to come! I realize it is not always easy and appreciate the time it takes. Thank you for visiting with us!
Posted by Mrs. Fischer at 12:06 PM