Under The Microscope Today

December 6, 2017

We put some old spider web strings under the microscope today and got a big surprise.  The threads are much thinner than hair and they are covered in perfectly round bead-like things.

It just made everybody want to know more, including me.  Any ideas why this happens?

Like Mrs. Wanberg says, there is beauty all around us.

For those of you who were thinking that the round objects are micro beads of water, look at the result of pressing on the cover slip– several have ruptured.  Not at all like water.

after

Any guesses?

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Our Stuffed Animals

November 20, 2017

We read a book about stuffed animals today, wrote about our own, and made a graph that shows the most popular.  Which is your favorite?

Working With Simple Machines

November 16, 2017

We learned that it can be a lot easier to lift heavy things like our blocks bin if you use a hoist.  We also learned that the more pulleys you have engaged, the easier it gets!

Math Stations

November 13, 2017

One of our most popular math activities is Math Stations.  There is a different activity at each table, and students visit each table as a team to solve some challenges or play some games.

Happy Halloween!

November 1, 2017

A Pretty Exciting Day

October 2, 2017

Well first of all we won the Attendance Trophy for last week,

and then we had a fire drill.  We were well prepared for the fire drill, though, having practiced for it a few times.

There’s news about Picture Day– it will be October 17, before lunch.  Start planning your outfits!

 

Peace Day

September 21, 2017

To celebrate Peace Day we read a book about Peace, wrote about what it means to us, made pinwheels and planted them in the Peirce Peace Garden.

Here is what Peace looks like:

The Second Week

September 15, 2017

As we finish up our second week, here are a few reflections.

It is always helpful to put your child’s name on everything.  They will leave sweaters and water bottles in different places around the school, but if the name and room number are on them, they come back eventually.

You are doing a great job of reviewing the folders every evening.  I hope you get some time to ask about the different creations that come home too.

We can’t take pictures of your child without the media release.  If it’s important to you to have your child in class pictures, then sign and return the form.

Thanks for the copy paper!

We have good attendance so far—keep it up!

See if your child can remember or sing any of our Kindergarten songs so far:

Oats, Peas, Beans

The Farmer in the Dell

I Wrote a Letter

Ti-Dee-Oh

The Button and the Key

Johnny Get Your Hair Cut

The Lunch Menu

September 8, 2017

In case you are interested, these are the offerings for September so that you can plan accordingly:

http://cps.edu/About_CPS/Departments/Documents/Nutrition/K8LunchSaladStationSeptember.pdf

Our Fabulous First Day

September 5, 2017

In case your new Kindergarten student was too overwhelmed by all of the things that we did today to remember any of them, here are some ideas to help with their recollection:

Ask about Dance class, The Farmer in the Dell, how we raise our hands if we need to use the bathroom, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, “Center Time” in the classroom and their favorite centers, our lunch tags and where we keep them, what we do with blue folders, and the delicious breakfast.  Whew!

I hope you have a chance to share the things from your special Kindergarten bags, and remember– the adventure has just begun.  This is your special class, and we will be working together as a team this year.  You are already beginning to shine!