Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

The kids loved eating the green eggs and ham today! Here is a recipe if you want to try to make it at home. Green Eggs and Ham

Yummy Green Eggs and Ham!

Yummy Green Eggs and Ham!

Yummy Green Eggs and Ham!

Yummy Green Eggs and Ham!

Yummy Green Eggs and Ham!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Things 1- 23!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hero Day 2/24/12

The Student Council has declared tomorrow "Hero Day" at school. If your kindergartner mentions this to you, please let them know that they are welcome to dress as their favorite hero (superhero or other hero such as fireman, policeman, mom, dad, etc). They shouldn't wear a complete costume - no masks, weapons, etc.

We brush our teeth 2 times a day!

The kindergartners did a wonderful job of writing about keeping their teeth healthy. I was so impressed with their writing! We attached them to these pictures they drew of themselves with marshmallow teeth. We have learned so much about good dental hygiene this week.

Measuring with Unifix Cubes

Today we practiced estimating and measuring school supplies with Unifix cubes.

Student of the Month

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Great videos about dental hygiene

Click here for the American Dental Association's website and some great videos about dental health.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Star of the Week

Monday, February 20, 2012

Read-a-Thon ending this Friday!

I hope you have enjoyed participating in the school's Read-a-Thon with your kindergartner! Please remember to be collecting money from your sponsors this week. Reading packets with money are due by Friday, February 24th. Thank you for your help and support! Remember, all students who participate will receive a free kid's meal from Texas Roadhouse.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Which group has more or less?

Sorting our Cars

We sorted cars and discussed the different attributes used (color, shape, size, etc.)

Cars Day!

Our Cars Day is off to a great start! Many kindergartners brought cars from home that we will sort and graph. We are counting by 5s t0 95 (because that's Lightning McQueen's number!) and playing a letter ID game with Cars characters.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sorting, Graphing and Recording Candy Hearts

Today we sorted, graphed and then recorded the number of candy hearts we each received. The kindergartners did a great job and enjoyed doing this fun project!

Exchanging Valentines

Thank you for the cards and treats. We had a very fun day! Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Star of the Week

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Capri Sun Recycling

The kindergarten classes continue to collect Capri Sun pouches to recycle through the TerraCycle program. Please send in empty Capri Sun pouches with straws removed. All money earned is used to support projects in our school.

Box Tops/Soup Labels

The box tops and soup labels collection for the school year ends on February 14th. Please turn in all box tops and labels by then. Thanks for your support!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Glue sticks

For Valentine's Day we will be making an art project and are in need of glue sticks. If you can send one in with your child by Tuesday, that would be great! Thank you!

Making letters and words

Today in our centers we practiced forming different letters and words using Wicki Sticks. The kids loved this. This can also be done at home using Play-Doh!

More or Fewer

Today we practiced numbers that are more or fewer (greater than or less than) by "feeding" the fish in the ponds. The kindergartners will be bringing home the pieces and Play-Doh to play this at home!

Junior Field Practicum Student

We are lucky to have Brooke Oftedal in our classroom as a junior field practicum student this semester. Mrs. Oftedal has been a big help, and the kids are enjoying getting to know her.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Sight Words

We have been playing this game to practice our sight words. I hide a little dot behind one of these hearts, and the kids take turns spelling sight words and trying to guess which heart the dot is hidden behind. They love this game, and it would be a fun and easy thing for you to try at home, too. We also play with numbers and simple addition problems.

Will the Groundhog See His Shadow?

We made predictions about whether or not the groundhog would see his shadow, and graphed our predictions. The students had to cut apart sentences (either "Yes, he will." or "No, he will not.") and glue them back together in the correct sequence on their papers.

Star of the Week

Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day (Tues the 14th) we will be exchanging Valentine cards with one another. You are encouraged to send Valentines for every student in our class (there are 23). I am not sending home a "name list" for the Valentines. Please just have your son or daughter write their name in the "from" section and leave the "to" part blank. Thank you! If you send in any candy or treats with the Valentines, please remember to not include anything with nuts or peanut butter. We appreciate your consideration!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

America's Biggest Storytime

Join Tim Tebow for America's Biggest Storytime on February 15th.

Quarterback Tim Tebow will host this year's event by reading his favorite childhood book, Dr. Seuss's classic Green Eggs and Ham. Pizza Hut is challenging classrooms and families across America to take part by viewing the webcast.

Be sure to visit the web site above for Suess-themed reproducibles including flyers, games, puzzles, bookmarks, a parent invitation and more!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Groundhog Cupcakes

Groundhog Cupcakes

Thank you to everyone who sent in supplies for our groundhog cupcakes, and to the Richards and Piccioni families for baking the cupcakes. The kids loved them! A video of the kids eating the yummy treats is posted above. Happy Groundhog Day!

Counting to 100 on 100th Day!

Here's a Little Groundhog Song

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Football Friday

On Friday we will celebrate the Superbowl with football-related stories and activities in our classroom and with our 3rd grade buddies. Encourage your child to wear a jersey or shirt featuring his or her favorite football team on Friday!

Cupcakes for Groundhog Day

Thanks to everybody who emailed me and is willing to bring in cupcakes supplies tomorrow. We should have all of the supplies we need to make these fun treats tomorrow.

Have a great day!