Friday, December 18, 2015

Another busy month

December was a very busy month in our Kindergarten!

Our pajama day fun afternoon

We read "The Night Before Christmas", had rest time, got some presents (Gingerbread bear books and stuffies), had a special "breakfast" themed snack ("bacon and eggs"), and then went to a fun assembly. We had an awesome day together

"Santa's workshop"

We were busy wrapping our presents and the kids said it was like "Santa's workshop". Their families are going to love these gifts.

Big Parnters

We enjoyed decorating gingerbread men with our big partners. 

Puppet show

We had a special treat on Thursday - Mrs. Jarvis and Mrs.Laurent performed a fun gingerbread man puppet show. 

Craft day

We were busy on Tuesday afternoon making ornaments to give as gifts. We made salt dough ornament, beaded candy canes and beautiful Popsicle stick snowflakes. 

Treats for our big partners

We decorated our gingerbread cookies to give to our big partners as gifts. We also made them cards. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

A gingerbread man sent us on a scavenger hunt

We had a mysterious visit from the gingerbread man today. He left us clues all around the school.

We were sent to the gym, office, music room, nurse's office, lunchroom and our classroom! We discovered a yummy treat that he left us. It was yummy!

Gingerbread cookies

We had the pleasure of visiting Bertha in the lunchroom to make gingerbread cookies with her. We mixed, measured, rolled and cut. We were lucky because they didn't run away. We will be decorating them soon. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Dreidel game

Wednesday morning, our class had a special visitor - Mrs. D. joined our class to teach us about Chanukah. Then she taught us how to play the Dreidel game. Unfortunately, Ms. Raymond had a meeting so didn't get to play- but the kids really enjoyed it. Thanks Mrs. D.!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

We are working so hard

The kids continue to make our gingerbread house. Today, we painted some decorations and Ms. Raymond helped us glue them on. 

A guest reader

We had a guest reader today for read aloud. Mr. Jarvis, Mrs. Jarvis' husband read the book The Gingerbread Man is loose in the school to the whole Kindergarten today. It was so much fun!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Guest teacher

We had a very special guest teacher today. A third grade student joined us for math and helped with one of our groups. The kids loved having him there as they colored a gingerbread house by number and worked with ten frames.  He even got to do some math. 

Gingerbread house

Some friends were working hard during choice time on our classroom gingerbread house. It is looking awesome! 

The hour of code

This morning, we were able to participate in the national initiative called the hour of code. We used the Lightbot App on iPads to program our own code. Our goal was to get our robot to the end of the trail and make certain squares light up. Everyone did an awesome job and persevered even when they had to try another way. They were so proud of themselves and of course I was very proud of them!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Gingerbread man letters

We received a letter from the gingerbread man today! It was so exciting. 

Then we worked together to write a response letter. We had some good ideas how he could outsmart the fox! 
We are working at choice time to make him a cardboard gingerbread house. No one will want to eat that one and he will be safe there. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Gingerbread books

During Reading time, we are learning about characters and settings in the books we are reading about gingerbread characters. 

Gingerbread number bonds

This week we got to figure out the missing number on the gingerbread number bonds. We are getting really good at adding numbers together! 

Big Partner Bingo

We spent some time this morning playing holiday themed BINGO with our big partners. It was so much fun!

Water colors

We painted our Four Winds impression pendants today. Then we painted some awesome gingerbread people.