Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had a busy and fun day at school today. Thanks to everyone who sent in supplies for our yummy "spooky" trail mix. A special thank you to Airianna's mom, Benette, for purchasing the fun candy corn man craft supplies. The kids loved making these!

Have a happy and safe Halloween! Don't forget to send in a few wrappers from your child's favorite candy for sorting, patterning and graphing activities on Monday!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Week

The staff and students of Beartooth School would like to invite you to help us celebrate Thankful Week, November 15th-19th. We encourage guests to participate in a read-in and join us for lunch. We hope you will be able to come in and read with some of our students during our class' time.

Monday, November 15th: 10:40 (read), 11:00 (lunch)

Lunch is $3/adult. The school must have your RSVP at least one day in advance if you are coming.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Graphing Candy Wrappers

There will be a Ziploc bag in your child's red folder. Please fill it with a few candy wrappers of your child's favorite Halloween candies, and return it to school on Monday, November 1st. We will graph our favorite candies!


On Friday, October 29th, we will have a small celebration in our room for Halloween. It is Beartooth School's policy for students to NOT wear their costumes to school on this day.

I will send home a Ziploc bag in your child's red folder. Please fill the Ziploc bag with a treat to share in our "Spooky Trail Mix". Some items I would recommend are Halloween-shaped pretzels, Halloween-shaped marshmallows, Halloween-themed cereal, M&Ms, etc. Please remember NO NUTS OR PEANUT BUTTER.

If you would like to send in any other treats, you are welcome to. Please let me know. Thank you!

Black Song

B-l-a-c-k spells black, b-l-a-c-k spells black.
Flying bats are black,
Scary cats are black,
Jelly beans are black,
I like black!

Orange Song

O-r-a-n-g-e orange, o-r-a-n-g-e orange, o-r-a-n-g-e orange,
Orange is what that spells!
Pumpkins are always orange,
Carrots are always orange,
Oranges are always orange,

Student of the Month

Each month a student from each class is chosen as the Student of the Month. I look for students who are good listeners, good friends, and who always try their best. It is always very hard for me to choose! This month I chose Emily. She will enjoy a McDonald's lunch with Mrs. McCall on Thursday. Congratulations, Emily!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Today we made pumpkin pancakes in our room, and the kids LOVED them. I promised I would put the recipe on our website. :)

Make a regular pancake mix, and add 1/4 c. pumpkin, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. nutmeg. Stir it all together, and cook as you normally would. I added chocolate chips to ours, and served with butter. You can also serve with whipped cream.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Measuring

Today the students used Unifix cubes to measure how tall and round a variety of pumpkins are. The kindergartners also compared their pumpkins to each others', looking at whose pumpkin was bigger or smaller. Here are a few pictures from this fun activity!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Our Trip to Sartorie Farms

Thanks to the parents and grandparents who helped us make it through the corn maze and pumpkin patch! We had a great time!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Time for Kids magazines

Thanks to Beartooth PTA, the kindergartners at Beartooth will soon be receiving weekly issues of Time for Kids magazine. The magazine has lots of great non-fiction stories, as well as activities to do at home. Your kindergartner will be able to bring it home, which will be fun to for you to read together! Thanks, Beartooth PTA!

National Geographic Kids Videos

The kindergartners have enjoyed watching some cool videos of bats and spiders at the National Geographic Kids website. Check it out here: National Geographic Kids Videos.

Scary Spiders!

Today we made spiders using our handprints. The kids wrote "This is a black spider." We have been having a great time learning about spiders and bats this week!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stellaluna puppets

Today we read the story Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. We compared bats and birds, and talked about what is alike and what is different about them. Then we made these cool Stellaluna puppets!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Field Practicum Student

This fall, we are lucky to have a junior field practicum student from MSU-Billings helping in our classroom, Dusty Weiand. The kids have enjoyed getting to know Ms. W, and she has been a big help in our room.

We see pumpkins!

The kindergartners made pumpkins by tearing orange paper and gluing them on plates. We wrote "We see pumpkins." They had fun making these!

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

On Friday, October 15th, the kindergarten classes from Beartooth will be going on a field trip to the pumpkin patch at Sartorie Farms on Hawthorne Road. We will leave the school around 12:10, arriving at Sartorie Farms around 12:20pm. This will be a really fun opportunity for the students to see how and where pumpkins are grown, go on a hayride, and pick their own pumpkins! They are very excited.

Cost for the field trip is $6/child. A permission slip will be sent home with your student today. Please return the permission slip and money by Thursday, October 14th.

We also need 4 parent chaperones. Chaperones are free, but cannot pick pumpkins. Let me know if you can join us!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Green Song

G-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n
I know how to spell green,
G-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n.
Caterpillars are green, and grasshoppers, too.
I know how to spell green,
G-r-e-e-n, g-r-e-e-n.

Brown Song

There is a color we all know, can you guess what it is?
B-r-o-w-n, b-r-o-w-n, b-r-o-w-n and that's how we spell brown!
Teddy bears and squirrels are brown, autumn leaves are, too.
Chocolate cake is always brown, chocolate candy's always brown, chocolate milk is always brown.
I like brown, don't you?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Activity Pages

Check out these links from Bry-Back Manor for some fun pumpkin-themed skills practice:

Make a Pumpkin Pattern
The Pumpkin Patch Game
Which Gourd is Different?
Pumpkin Concentration

Friday, October 1, 2010

We like apples

After trying the different types of apples, we each decided what our favorite is. Then we made hats with our favorite color of apple, and practiced patterning and sorting by apple color. Thanks to everyone for the yummy apples!