Thursday, March 29, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

We were so busy on St. Patrick's Day that I didn't actually get pictures of the kiddos, but I do have some photos of the activities that we did.

We started off our day by graphing Lucky Charms. It was fun to see how many different kind of marshmellow charms we had in our cups.

Later in the day we read a book about leprechaun gold and then wrote
about where we would hide a pot of gold.
Finally, we made "Leprechaun Snack Mix!" This is super special, because I was able to get a hold of the recipe from some leprechauns. This is their most favorite snack to eat!

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26th - March 30th

Wow! Welcome back! I hope that you had a wonderful spring break full of muddy puddles and a little bit of sunshine. I know that I am very thankful that today was a sunny day, we went outside for an extra long time this afternoon.

I can't believe that it is almost April. I feel like I write that a lot, "I can't believe," but I really do feel that way. The kinders have grown up so much. I wonder if you see that too. In math we are revisiting a book that we read during the first week. You wouldn't believe what they noticed this time around and the things they were saying. I like to tell them that they have really "turned" into 1st graders, but that also makes me sad, because they will no longer be mine. Well, I have enjoyed this year immensely and IT'S NOT OVER YET!

This week in math we will...
  • Create our own teen drawings 
  • Revisit "Anno's Counting Book"
This week in reading we will...
  • Define a fairy tale and decide what a fairy tale is made up of. 
  • Read "Cinderella"
  • Plot out "Cinderella"
  • Compare "Cinderella" books (we might not have time, so we will do this next week)
We will also have the Junior Achievement program coming to our class this week. They will be working with the kiddos on money saving skills and other economic issues. Today was our first session and it went great.

Our writer's workshop has gotten a little off track due to spring break and St. Patrick's day (photos to come). I plan on getting right back on the ball with that as soon as possible!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 5th - March 9th

Big excitement in our room this week, we have circled all of the numbers on the front of our 100 chart. Tomorrow I will flip it over and we will start with 121. We are well over the halfway mark for days left and with this beautiful weather I think that the rest of the year should be pretty easy. Now, we are dealing with some spring fever running amuck in our room, but I was expecting that! Please review the expectations with your child at home and keep sending them to school. We still have a lot of work to do and loads of new things to discover.

Speaking of discover, we played with Oobleck today. I am so mad at myself for not taking any pictures, because it was just so much fun!

Things to remember....
  • Class pictures are on Monday, March 12th
  • Spring break is from March 19th - March 23rd