Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Four Winds fun!

Today, Mrs. Brown and Ms. Rebecca came to teach us about white tail deer. We began with a fun puppet show. Then we got to investigate a deer skull, hoof, antlers and fur. We got to weigh 2.5 lbs of twigs to see how much a deer needs to eat in a day. We played a fun game to learn about deer and their environment and what happens if there is not enough twigs (pretzels) for all the deer. We learned a lot! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Reader's Theater

All 3 Kindergarten classes gathered together for some special Reader's Theater performances by Ms. Sutlive's 2nd graders. They did an awesome job. We could tell they have been practicing their reading! 

A new math game

I love this game! It is called The Collector. Kids start with 20 counters, and then roll a die to remove counters. They have to say how many they have left. Then, when their board is empty, they roll to refill. So much room to differentiate! 

Stripe twins and fancy shoes

We are all wearing stripes - take a picture! 

And some fancy shoes...

Even breakfast can be a lever!

This guy decided to use his straw and a banana bread fulcrum to make a lever. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Experimenting with inclined planes

Today in Science, we had the opportunity to experiment with inclined planes. We used cardboard, books, chair and tables to build our ramps. Then we used balls and cars to test them out. Our goal was to get the ball or car into a cup. We changed the height of the plane to see what would happen. We tried on the carpet and smooth floor. We learned a lot and had fun too!

Friday, March 25, 2016

We are readers

There are so many things I love about this photo. Extra bunnies to blur out names. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Today we learned about and practiced using pulleys. We enjoyed sending our stuffed animals up and down. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Science and Math fun!

Today we played a fun game to learn more about how levers work. We used a paint stirring stick, a block as a fulcrum and a pom pom to launch. 

Choose your fulcrum and Pom Pom. Will size and shape matter?

Experiment with different size Pom poms and trying to move the fulcrum. What happens? 

Add dots to your ten frame charts if you score points by getting your Pom Pom in a cup. 

This was a very challenging game, but we did not give up! 

Easter egg hunt greeting

We can match broken egg parts to make words! 

Monday, March 21, 2016


Today we had fun experimenting with a large lever and got to see first hand that the position of the load and fulcrum makes a difference. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Jewelry making celebration

We filled our button jar! We voted to have a jewelry making celebration. We got to make necklaces and bracelets. Some of the beads even changed color in the sunlight. That was awesome! 

Sharing our leprechaun traps

What a fun share topic this week! We had some very clever ideas about how to catch a leprechaun. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

We had a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘

We had a very fun day together. Our day began with discovering that some leprechauns must have visited our classroom. They knocked over chairs, mixed up and hid numbers from our number chart, made the toilet water green, left prints around the classroom and left us gold coins and shamrock necklaces! 

Our classroom door today. 
Sporting our leprechaun hats and enjoying the nice weather. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We were in the newspaper!

This picture from I love to Read and Write week was in this week's Addison Independent. Cool!

Here is the original picture in color. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Celebrating Pi day!

We had fun today celebrating 3/14 or 3.141592653589793238462643!
We created skylines by graphing the digits in the number Pi and then created a watercolor sky background. 

Then we got to eat some apple pie at snack time, yum!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pushes and Pulls

We are learning about force and motion, specifically pushes and pulls. Today we did some experimenting with a large tote. 

We learned that it was easier to push our friend in the tote on the linoleum floor than it was on the rug. This is because there is less friction. 

We also learned that we could use less force to push lighter objects than heavy objects. 

Our field trip to the Have a Heart Food Shelf

The Kindergarten students collect 87 cans and packages of non-perishable food items. So, it was time to bring them to our local food shelf. We loaded them up in wagons and walked into town. We all had a turn pulling the wagon. We even snuck some Science in - we are learning about pushes and pulls. 

When we got there, we each helped to carry the food down the stairs and put it on the table. Then Rebecca Price taught us about what will happen to all of the food. Each person that comes to the food shelf gets a bag filled with food for about 3 days. Each bag has a dozen eggs, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, toilet paper and much more. 

Then, we got to play at the wonderful park in our town! You can just see the pure joy on their happy faces! 

What a great way to spend an afternoon together!