Friday, December 20, 2013

No School Until January 2nd!

Over break, please read with your child daily.  Let them play some of the Learning Links games on our website.  Visit Kidblog and read or write - I will check as often as I can and respond to blog writing and Tweets.  Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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What We Would Love for Christmas

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Program

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Jingle Bells

Missing Columbia Snowpants

One of the students is missing a pair of Columbia black bib snowpants.  If your child came home with them by mistake, could you please send them back to school?  Thanks so much!

Christmas Games

Over break, take some time checking out this site for fun Christmas-related learning games.  (Click the image below to visit the site.)
https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/christmas-fun/

Winter Program

Remember - the Winter Program is today!  Dress your kids nicely, but remember we will still go outside to play at recess time.  :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

We Were Elfed!




We put the suckers into groups to count.  We arranged them in different groups and the kindergatners figured out how many were missing to make 20.

Student of the Month


Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Projects

Our gingerbread projects and reindeer from Deanna Jump's unit turned out so cute.  The kindergartners did a great job of writing facts that we learned about reindeer.





Snowy Fun :)


Snowy Heart :)


Thank you for the books United Way & First Interstate Bank!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jammy Day

On Friday, December 20th, we will read "The Grinch" and watch the cartoon.  Students are encouraged to wear jammies and have a "cozy day".  :)

Buddy Letters

I am sending home letters from our buddies in Virginia.  If your child wants to write them a letter back, I can make sure their buddy receives it.  Thanks!

Gingerbread Man Experiment

Essential Question: What would have happened if the gingerbread man had swam across the river by himself?

We hypothesized that he might: sink, float, melt, break into pieces, or be crushed.  Then, we tested our hypothesis by putting a gingerbread cookie in water:
The kids observed that he was already beginning to lose his hand and leg, and that the water turned orangey red.





Ways to Make 5

We used the Popplet app to show different ways to make 5.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Number Patterns

Play #PiltzMysteryNumber on Twitter with us!  Today we had this number pattern up ... kids had to fill in the missing numbers in the pattern (the red numbers).

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Gingerbread Man Story Retell

Friday, December 6, 2013

Gingerbread Fun

Click the image below for a site with tons of awesome gingerbread games!
https://sites.google.com/a/csisd.org/christmas-fun/home/gingerbread-fun

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Interactive Whiteboard Numbers

We used our interactive whiteboard to practice writing numbers, and the numbers that come before and after.  (i.e. 19 comes before 20 and 21 comes after 20).  You can play along on Twitter @MrsPiltzK or #PiltzMissingNumbers



Gingerbread Men & Sugar Cone Trees

On Wednesday the 11th, we need gingerbread man cookies for a science experiment (and to eat!)  If you can bake for us, please let me know.

On Friday the 20th, we will decorate sugar cone Christmas trees.  We will need the following; please let me know if you can supply anything:
- 20 sugar cones
- green frosting
- candies to decorate
- star marshmallows
- hot chocolate

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowy Day!

For our kindergarten buddies in Virginia ... we thought you'd like these photos of our cold, snowy day!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Stars of the Week!



Book It!

November reading logs were due today - please return completed logs for a pizza coupon.  December logs were sent home today, or you can download one here.

Gingerbread Man Pie Graph

We used Mrs. Jump's awesome gingerbread man unit to make a pie graph today.  We each took a bite of a gingerbread boy cookie, and then graphed which part we bit first.  The kids then analyzed the data from the graph.  Yum!