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!

Our Thanksgiving Tables

So I'm finally getting caught up with uploading all of the pictures I've been taking!  I will try to add more posts of what we have been doing now that I have all the pictures where they need to be!  Here is a peek at a STEM activity we did just before Thanksgiving.  We used dominoes and popsicle sticks to build a table to fit all of our food, without any overlapping!  It was amazing to see the variety of ways these little engineers came up with to solve this problem!

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!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! We have received: 
updated 12/20 (we are packing bags TODAY!)
36 washcloths
36 bars of soap
40 toothbrushes
12 lotions
6 toothpastes
25 Travel 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
48 Wet Wipes Individual Packages
28 chapsticks
2 large bags of mints
25 100 ct. boxes of band aids
31 boxes of raisins
25 bottles of water
48 packs of hand warmers
22 pairs of socks
26 pairs of gloves