Monday, October 16, 2017

The Land of Pumpkins

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We had a wonderful afternoon at the Land of Pumpkins.  We were able to learn about solar power while we walked through the corn maze and we also learned about pumpkins.
We explored...
pumpkin sizes and colors
what pumpkins need to grow
why we have pumpkins
different types of pumpkins
how a pumpkin grows

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A Visit To The Fire Station!

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Today we had a wonderful time visiting the Williston Fire Station.  One of the most important things the fire fighters spoke to us about was having a family plan and to practice having a family fire drill at home so everyone knows what to do in case of a fire.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Math Dyads @vermontkkids123

Today we explored using a math dyad today when thinking mathematically.  We begin by taking Private Reasoning Time to think about the question.  Then we turn and talk to a partner.  This is helpful because we also practice the Math Habit of Mind, Listen To Understand.


We are exploring patterns and thinking about what makes a pattern a pattern.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Scientific Drawings

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This afternoon we were able to sort all the colorful leaves in different ways. We sorted the leaves by color, small, large, pointy, smooth and rough. Thanks so much for all the leaves.  We noticed that we had more deciduous leaves then coniferous.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Developing Readers and Writers

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Today we explored books and made noticing's of the features.  We noticed books have words or text and that all words have spaces after them. We noticed some punctuation also when we were reading.  As writers we are exploring how to use letters, words and pictures to tell a story.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Today in Kindergarten....

What a wonderful morning we had today. Some children collaborated in the block area, others created useful contraptions with tinker toys while others created scientific drawings of worms.  Some of the children today explored writing sentences using their invented writing.  Wow!  This is the beginning of writing in Kindergarten, using symbols, letters and drawings to convey a message.
A few students are exploring how to collaborate and help each other post what is important to them on their Seesaw journals too.








Monday, October 2, 2017

Kelso's Choice

Today Ms. S. visited Kindergarten.  She introduced us to Kelso's Choice.  Kelso is a frog who needs help solving problems.  So he comes up with lots of strategies/choices of how he can solve a problem.  I will send home a copy of Kelso's choice on Friday.

We have Kelso's choice in our block area to help remind us of all the ways we can solve problems in a peaceful way.



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