Monday, September 24, 2012

Fishing, Five Senses and Bucket Filling!

This has been a week full of fun adventures and learning! This week we had a chance to go to the fish hatchery to learn how to catch fish! We had a lot of success and excitement on our fishing trip! Here is a slideshow of us at the fish hatchery!

We have been learning about our five senses in Discovery this week! Last week we learned about touch, smell, and sight. In these pictures we did a smell test to see if we could figure out what the smell was without using our sight! We found out that some scents were good scents like peppermint and vanilla.


We also discovered that other scents were bad. Scents like onion and vinegar did not smell as good to the students!

We made touch grab bags to learn about the sense of touch! We played a game with our friends to see if they could guess the object we were thinking of in the bag only using their sense of touch!

To learn about sight we went for a sight walk. We were great investigators and found everything on our sight checklist!

One of the most exciting parts of the week was filling our class bucket! We have been working hard to earn pom poms since the first day of school! We were so excited to see the bucket fill all the way to the top! We celebrated with a Book Flix book on the big screen and a treat! What a great week in kindergarten!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Indian Spirit in Kindergarten!

It was homecoming week at Spirit Lake and we enjoyed all of the dress up days and activities this week!

Here are our pictures from our dress up days :)

Pajama Day:

Red, White and Blue Day:

Jersey Day:

Hat Day:

Red and Black Day:

There were many exciting activities this week! We had a special visit from the Spirit Lake volleyball players! They were great role models and the students enjoyed listening to them read their favorite books!

We enjoyed the pep rally and parade on Friday!

Daily Five reading has been going very well! The students have done a great job of choosing their own stations! We have been working on building our stamina and have already started read to self, word work and work on writing!

The kindergarteners love reading their poetry books and their favorite picture books during read to self:

During word work we practice making letters and words using Play Dou, Wiki Sticks and whiteboards:

Work on writing this week we have been working on our all about me books:

 In math we learned about AB patterns this week. We also learned how to play some new math games with a partner!

We had another great week in kindergarten!