Kindergarten "Hoppenings"

Ms. Williams' class February 5, 2016

Reminders and Upcoming Events

  • February 12th, 18th (dress rehearsal) 2:30-4:30
  • February 8th-Report cards open in Parent Portal
  • February 8th-100th day of school!
  • February 12th-Valentine's party
  • February 17th-Jump Rope for Heart/Digital learning day
  • February 19th-Variety show
  • March 1st Green work day for teachers (no school for students)


Please remember to check your child's homework/notes folder daily

MONDAY

Today we found out that the Groundhog did not see his shadow, which means spring is on its way...maybe we are done with the snow?! The students also learned what makes a shadow (an object blocking a light source) and practiced making their own shadows using the big screen and projector.

We enjoy our time in the wonder lounge on Mondays

TUESDAY

Today was Global play day! The children had so much fun during the play times through out the day. These were unstructured times, when the students could practice using their imaginations and pretend play. We had fun playing with our buddy readers and playing board games. Below is a link to more information, if you are interested!

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” -Plato

WEDNESDAY

We wrote about the month of February today and all the fun things happening throughout the month. The children wrote about the groundhog seeing his shadow, the 100th day of school, birthdays and Valentine's day. These pieces of writing are hanging in the hall for all to enjoy! It is so exciting so see the student's progressing in their writing.

THURSDAY

We are finishing up our geometry unit this week by learning about solid shapes. The children learned to identify a cube, sphere, cone, rectangular prism and pyramid. Today the students created 3-D shapes of their own using marshmallows and tooth picks. They did a great job building and identifying the solid shapes. We will be moving back into addition next week.

FRIDAY

Today we finished our science unit on matter. The students found pictures in magazines, and then classified them as a solid, liquid or gas. Also, we made play dough, where we observed a gas (steam from the boiling water, a solid (the bowl, utensils, etc.) and a liquid (water and oil). Each of the children will be brining a little play dough and the recipe home today!

Websites that we use!

www.starfall.com

https://jr.brainpop.com username-crozet, password-star

http://letsfindout.scholastic.com click sign in, click student, password-crozetk2015

www.raz-kids.com/login/twilliamsaaaaq reading website (click on the link and then click on your child's name)

www.gonoodle.com

www.storylineonline.net stories read aloud