Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

Look who came to Kindergarten today!  The gingerbread man showed up after lunch and led us on a chase through our school.  He left clues in the rooms he visited, but in the end came back to our class to be with his Kindergarten friends!

Crafty Kindergartners

Crafting in Kindergarten has become a tradition here at BES.  Yesterday we mixed our 3 Kindergarten classes into small groups and each Kindergartner made some gifts for family and friends.  Parents came to participate and help out.  Thanks to those of you who made it! We love having guests!

Baking with Bertha!

I feel so fortunate to work in a school where all staff members are providing enriching activities to our students.  Here are some of the gingerbread men we made with Bertha our cook!
Thanks Bertha!

Exploring Ginger

Ms. Laura came in to Kindergarten to show us ginger!  We made ginger tea and ginger rice (yum), played a game of ginger memory, and taste tested ginger in 3 forms!  I love the resources in our school!

The Best Part of Me

We are leaning about what makes us special or unique.  In thinking about our differences in Kindergarten, sometimes we talk about the things we can do well, the things we are working on, and our physical characteristics.  This project focused on the parts of us we like best.  

Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble Gobble

Friday, October 30, 2015

Spider Party

We finished our Eric Carle Author's Study reading The Very Busy Spider and celebrated with a spider party!  We were very busy spiders this afternoon learning and crafting about spiders!  I think they make very cute spiders! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pumpkin Time

We had a blast at the farm!  We had a tractor ride, chose a pumpkin, and figured our way through a corn maze.

Friday, October 23, 2015

I Am Special

Our new unit, "I Am Special"  focuses on understanding and appreciating that we are alike and different from other people in many different ways.  In Kindergarten we are celebrating our unique ways and asking kids what they are good at.

"I am special, I'm a really good painter!"

Building with Pumpkins

Kids were excited to build with toothpick and pumpkins.  The challenge was to design a structure using candy pumpkins and toothpicks.  Kids made rafts, play structures, boats and buildings!

We Love Kindergarten

Choice time is a favorite time in Kindergarten!  The girls to the left are on a bus with their babies.  Pretend play is an important part of developing social skills

The Listening Center is a favorite at Choice Time.  Kids are very curious about the old fashioned tape deck- hey it works!

"I'm a Writer!"  

Eric Carle Author's Study

We have been busy studying books written and illustrated by Eric Carle!  Kids have really grasped an understanding of authors and illustrators throughout this unit.  They were very proud of their Eric Carle inspired collage art work.

Busy Kinders

Wow!  We've had a great start to our school year!  My apologies for not getting a post done sooner, but I have several beautiful photos to share with you on our blog.  This first post may look familiar as Kindergartners shared it with families via a QR code at our Open House.  Enjoy!

Slide Show  from Open House