Saturday, September 28, 2013

Apples and Johnny Appleseed!

This week we have been learning all about Johnny Appleseeds and apples! We started the week by doing an apple sequencing activity!

During math we read the book, "Ten Apples on Top". The kindergarteners enjoyed this book and had fun counting out ten apples to put on top of their own heads! 

We learned all about Johnny Appleseed and his life and created a guided writing about Johnny Appleseed. The students tried really hard on their writings and they turned out great! 

At the end of the week the kindergarteners made homemade applesauce! They chopped the apples, measured the ingredients and of course got to enjoy a yummy snack at the end of the day! We all loved the smell of fresh baked applesauce in the kindergarten hallway!  

We will be going to Poppe Pumpkin Patch in Lakefield, Minnesota on October 7th. Please make sure to send appropriate clothing for this field trip. We will be leaving the school around 8:45 and be returning at approximately 2:20. This is such an exciting day for the kindergarteners! The school will be providing sack lunches for all of the kindergarteners. This will be taken out of their lunch accounts so you will not need to worry about sending a lunch for this field trip! Here is a link to Poppe's website so you can look at some of the fun things we will be doing on the field trip:

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kindergarten Bucket Fillers and Farm Unit!

I am amazed that we have already had a full month of school! The kindergarteners filled our bucket for the first time this year and they were very excited! To celebrate we had root beer floats and watched a farm book online!

Writers workshop has become one of our favorite times of the day! We have been working hard on creating a setting, characters and details in our stories. We have also been working on labeling our pictures with sounds we know! This week we learned that writers are good partners. Instead of choosing a few students to share in front of the class we shared our writings with a partner! It is fun to see the kindergarteners so proud of their writings!

In math we learned a new game called Race to Trace! We have been working hard on writing our numbers! This is a fun game the students play with partners that helps them to identify and write their numbers!

We have just finished our farm unit this week! The kids enjoyed learning about the farm. They learned all about a farmers job and animals on the farm!

At the end of the week the students each created a picture of what their farms would look like! Here are our pictures! They turned out great!

Each of the kindergarteners made a farm fact book about some of the animals on the farm! 

Just a reminder to send an apple with your kindergartener on Monday or Tuesday of this week! We will be starting our apple unit in discovery and will use the apples for several activities this week! Thank you!

Also, we will be going to Poppe's Pumpkin Patch in Lakefield, Minnesota on October 7th! This is  always a fun field trip for the kindergarteners! Please make sure to dress your child in weather appropriate apparel! I will be sending home more details about the field trip soon!