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Friday, September 22, 2017

Choice Time

At the end of each day in kindergarten we reserve time for children to have choice time. Play is the work of children!  When students are playing they are learning and working on: coordination, getting along with others, developing intelligence, using language, and expressing themselves. Children are allowed to find something that they enjoy.  Optional snack is also available at this time.  It is nice to offer the children time that is a little less structured and purely choice.

Partnership Reading

Did you know WE ARE READERS?  That means we know readers look, think, read and learn. Each day during Reader's Workshop students have a chance to read.  First we read privately and then we read in partnerships.  Our partners will change throughout the year.  We are building the time we attend to reading. We call this stamina.  Enjoy photos of children in partnerships.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes

 Our hands on math learning today had us work in small groups to create shapes from ropes.  We had to work cooperatively and listen to one another.  

                      Afterwards we played Pattern Block Candy Land.  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Our First Field Trip Neiman Orchards

We had a beautiful day for our first field trip.  We are thankful for the many volunteers.  Mrs. Ebel shared a great recipe that you might like to try with the apples your child will bring home.  
If you make it be sure to tell her what you think.

                       We watched the Johnny Appleseed video in a barn.  
                        We sat on hay bails.  The movie makes him "talk".  

                                                          Beautiful Fall colors.

First bus ride for some!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Another first.......A Wolfpack Assembly

We were all winners at our first all school assembly in the gym!  We started with a visit from Howl.  Our fifth grade students led us in our first focus word EFFORT!  It was fun to do some cheers together.  We also heard the school results for the book fair coin collection. All of our effort together raised $1501.03.  Thanks to those families that participated.  Mr. Schultz's class raised the most money.  We are happy they can spend a little extra at the book fair the end of October.  Finally there was a prize drawing for all of the tickets each student earned through dojo points.  Ask your child how they spent their Wolfpack tickets.  Some saved some for the school store and some entered raffles.  

Friday, September 23, 2016

FIrst Shape of the Week-Circle

Our big learning this week was that we have circles and spheres.  We used playdoh to make a sphere and quickly flatten into a circle.  These two fellows below made circles at choice time. It is great when children have time to go back and connect learning to other times in the day.  We also nibbled our shape of the week at snack time.  Thank you to those who remembered to bring the shape in on Friday!  We even had a real pancake. Next week we will look closer at a triangle.