Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Jefferson County Park on PhotoPeach

It's Not Spring 'til the Frogs Sing!

Kb and Therese Cummiskey created a Froggy Orchestra! We were spring peepers, bull frogs, toads, cricket frogs and more! We had a fun day at the park learning about the different kind of frogs in Iowa. We learned about their songs and life cycles. We visited a pond and caught tadpoles, frogs and snails. What a great day!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Popcorn and a Movie

What could be better on a cold, rainy day? Mr. Welch delivered popcorn to our classroom and we watched the story, "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type."

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

Recognizing and producing words that rhyme is an important Kindergarten Benchmark. This week we read "Rhyming Dust Bunnies" by Jan Thomas. We created lists of rhyming word families and then made our own dust bunnies! Students each chose a word and wrote all the words they could think of that rhymed with it. The story is so much fun and it was great to see how different each one of our dust bunnies turned out!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones

This week we learned about Oviparous animals! We went on an Easter egg hunt, but when we opened our eggs there were different animals in them! We brainstormed what they might have in common, and after reading "Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones" by Ruth Heller we discovered they all hatched from eggs. They are Oviparous! We then became detectives and scoured through non-fiction books to find animals that hatch from eggs. Here are some video clips of KB telling about the eggs they found in different books with their partners!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wake Up, It's Spring!

We read "Wake Up, It's Spring" by Lisa Campbell Ernst. "The sun warmed earth and it woke up. The earth woke the worm up and the worm woke the seed." Spring has sprung and hopefully the seeds we planted before spring break will be sprouts when we come back! Mrs. Oliver brought marigold seeds for KB to plant. We can't wait to see what they look like when we get back!
Have a wonderful spring break!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

KB's Favorite Songs

We love dancing and singing this song to learn our vowels!

We have been learning about money! This is a fun song to practice identification and value.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012



This week KB focused on American Symbols! This is one of our kindergarten benchmarks, and we had so much fun! We made crowns and torches and became statues! When we started to get ready to take a picture, they realized they didn't have a tablet. So... being the problem solvers they are, they grabbed their journals and held them like a tablet! The kids were so engaged, and loved being the Statue of Liberty!
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's Conference Time!


Please make sure you sign up for conferences next week! I look forward to meeting with you and talking about your child's progress. Don't forget, Tuesday and Thursday school dismisses at 2:30 and no school Friday!
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Valentine's Day Fun

Valentine's Day on PhotoPeach

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Observing Shadows


The Groundhog wasn't the only one to see its shadow! KB spent the week observing shadows and gathering data. We compared our shadows to the time on the clock. We discovered that we needed the light of the sun to see a shadow! We also learned more about the sun and how it gives the Earth light and heat.
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100th Day 2012 on PhotoPeach

Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter Fun!

Snowmen At Night on PhotoPeach