Friday, May 25, 2018

Library Field Trip

Morning Activities....
Oscar and Sedsel are the only two who wanted to play
the word pop and match game. 

Coloring table at it's best.

Glitter glue art.
Ethan made a piece of art with glitter glue.

More coloring.

Many gamers for the pop and match word game.

Loving the glitter and coloring!

A little reading.

Morning Meeting....
Switching things up. The chart didn't have information instead it had questions. Rather then the repetitive norm the kids have known and read by memory, but they had to think about and read the words. They have truly learned many skills so they are able to read most of the words.

We did our sight word matching. This time, after we matched our words Beth created a sentence using the words.

"2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? (Student's name, student's name, student's name!)"
Beth "What does appreciate mean?"
Skyler " a way to say thank you."
Taber "A way to care about and love someone."
Beth "Today is appreciate Heidi Green, administrative assistants day. We will write her a note and go sing her a song today"

Did you know....(everyone had a chance to say a fact they knew).
The moon is a big start.
Penguins lay eggs.
1000 plus 100 is 1100.
Did you know dogs are good swimmers.
Robots are real.
Flower pedals fall off.
Some cats are scared of puppies.
The sun is stronger than the earth.
Some dogs chase cats.
Hundreds stop at 100.
Elephants are slow walkers.
Flying cars are actually real in some places.
Rocket ships can go to any planet accept the really hot ones.
The sun is bigger than the moon.
You can see the moon when it is the morning time.
Some sharks don't have to keep moving to breath. Some can pump water over their gills.
You can see the great wall of china from space.
Our puppy had to get 12 shots.

Books we listened too.....
Berenstain Bears and the Substitute Teacher "Brother Bear is just starting to get nervous about tomorrow’s big history test when Teacher Bob announces that the students will have a substitute teacher for the next three days. According to mischievous Too-Tall Grizzly, there’s only one way to deal with a grouch-puss old sub: pranks! Instead of studying, Too-Tall, Brother Bear, and Cousin Freddy stay up all night coming up with wacky jokes." 

If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numerof . "
If you give a pig a pancake, she'll want some syrup to go with it. You'll give her some of your favourite maple syrup, and she'll probably get all sticky, so she'll want to take a bath. She'll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles..."

Berenstain Bears Go Out To Eat  "Mama Bear finds herself coping with Papa Bear's penchant for overeating during a special trip to the local restaurant, in a boxed set that come complete with a sturdy board book and a plush Mama Bear."

The Robbery At the Diamond Dog Diner by Eileen Christelow. "Diamond robbers are in town! Lola Dog, co-owner of the Diamond Dog Diner, wears her diamonds when she cooks, so her friend, Glenda Feathers, suggests a hiding place for the jewels -- inside her eggs.

Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett. "Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions and keeps readers guessing until the very last page!"

Grasshopper on the Road  by Arnold Lobel. "I am on my way!"One morning Grasshopper finds a lovely road to follow. Off he goes on his journey, past plenty of busy characters. They wonder why Grasshopper isn't more like them. But Grasshopper -- well, he is happy just walking down the road. "  
We love our stories!!!

Outside Fun!!!!!
With all this extra time each day, and wonderful sunny weather, we have taken advantage and gotten outside.

Circus Performers!

Making potion!

Playing with Taber's Train.

Making a birds nest.

Making leprechaun traps.

Lots of counting, lots of writing numbers. Practice makes awesomeness! What's the number before 18? Kids would write the number 17. We look for correct placement of 10's and 1's. We practice numbers all the way up to 100!

Library Field Trip....
A walk down the path to the local library.

We learned who the children's librarian is, Amanda. 

We had lots of fun exploring. Believe it or not you can play with toys in the library as well as read books. We hope you can take some time to get to the library over the summer.

Puppets and blocks at the library?! Too much fun.

Puppet show and Dress up while reading a story. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Art show

Thank you to the families who sent in some snacks. We really appreciate it! The kids all say THANK YOU!

Morning Activities...
Rhyming words.

Quiet reading.

Creating lego villages.

Ethan - "That green one is a snake drinking water at the water hole."

Morning Meeting....
Recognizing shapes and colors. The shapes are getting harder. Not only do we know circle, triangle, square, rectangle, but we know oval, hexagon, trapezoid, pentagon, heart and octagon! Many colors besides the normal primary such as turqoise, maroon, etc.

What kind of people do you like to be around? 
Many responses included; kind, friendly, helpful, nice, etc. "What goes around, comes around." Said Skyler. How you treat someone is hopefully how you want to be treated back whether it comes back to your right away or it can take time to come back around. But worth the wait.  We continue to address ways of being kind. Never enough kindness in this world, but in our little world, we can encourage that kind of behavior all the time, and we are. Talk to your child about some ways that they are kind or what they think is ways of being kind to others. 

Art show.... Today is our quick trip to the Art Show by Students in the Washington West District. We are going by bus to the barn at Lareau Farm Barn. You are more than welcome to go visit and see all the fabulous art work. All art work will be displayed until June 2nd.

Kindergartens amazing tide pools are on display!


 Walking around with our upper unit partners finding all kinds of art.

Great hand painted chairs from our partners in the upper unit. Many are being auctioned off. You can bid for your very own. All funds are going to Puerto Rico.  Go to Warren School website and click on the link for "Paintings for Puerto Rico"

Book Corner....
Ugly Fish by Kara LaReau.  "Ugly Fish is ugly and big and mean, and he won't share his driftwood tunnel or his special briny flakes with anyone. That means the wimpy little fish who keep showing up in his tank have got to go. But then one day someone bigger and uglier and maybe even meaner arrives . . . and suddenly Ugly Fish isn't feeling quite so confident anymore."

The Little Red Hen by Philemon Sturges. "Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupboard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist."

The Raft by Jim LaMarche. "This is an imagination-sparking story about appreciating the simple, natural joys of the world and the people in it, and about discovering and exploring one’s own talents."

Outside Fun.....
Love seeing the daisies out and being used to create some flower crowns. Or wristletts.