Monday, November 24, 2014

Turkey Glyphs

We met with our Fourth Grade buddies in Mrs. Erikson's class on Thursday morning on a Thanksgiving project. Kinderbuddies and Fourth Grade buddies created turkey glyphs. A glyph is a type of data interpretation. Students had certain rules to follow as they constructed their turkeys.  For example, if the student was a girl the turkey had a yellow beak. If the student was a boy the turkey had an orange beak. The number of feathers depended on the age of the student. There were a number of other rules that students followed for their turkeys. The turkey that each student created actually represented information about them and could be interpreted by others. It was a lot of fun working together on this project. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Very Busy Day

We had a busy morning today
     - Author Visit
    - 4th Grade State Fair
    - Thanksgiving Dinner

This afternoon we relaxed a bit, did some math work, and then had Choice- Center Time. Here are some pictures taken within a five minute time frame.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fall Hike

We took advantage of the beautiful weather Monday morning and visited our outdoor classroom.  We noticed many differences since our last visit. The leaves that were yellow and red last month were brown. The woods even smelled like fall. Here is a photo of our walk back up the hill.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels

Our class created an e- book last week after learning about squirrels.  Students took a photo of  their squirrel artwork that was inspired by author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith. Each student then chose a squirrel fact that they thought was interesting. We grouped the facts together into "chapters" and then recorded students stating the fact.

We hope you enjoy our squirrel book. Maybe you will learn something new about squirrels too.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kindergarten Family Potluck Dinner

Kindergarten families are invited to a potluck dinner on 
November 11 from 5:30-6:30pm.
It will be held in the RES cafeteria.  This is a chance for 
kindergarten families to get together.
You can use the link below to sign up to bring a dish to share.

We hope you are able to attend.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stone Soup

I hope you read the newsletter and the posts about Kindergarten Stone Soup on the School web page. Here are a few more pictures of our classroom preparing and then tasting our Stone Soup.

Scientists Observe

We spent some time with our fourth grade buddies on Tuesday observing a small plot of land. Student scientist used hula-hoops to mark an area for observation. The teams looked for living organisms. Students also measured the tallest plant in their environment. The fourth graders noted the observations on a recording sheet. The kinder buddies added the recording sheets to their Science Notebooks.  


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Audubon Nature Center Field Trip

We enjoyed a great trip to the Audubon Nature Center in Huntington on Thursday, October 2. We learned a variety of ways that plants and animals get ready for winter. Our guide helped us explore the meadow and the forest. Students pretended to be monarch butterflies migrating to Mexico and squirrels burying acorns for the winter. We found many colors of fall near the beaver pond. The field trip touched upon three of our kindergarten science units: organisms, weather and five senses.

The Audubon Nature Center is free and open to the public. The Audubon is a great place to visit anytime of the year.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Officer Brett Visits Our Classroom

Officer Brett Lindemuth is the Richmond School Resource Officer (SRO). He spends Wednesdays at RES. This Wednesday, he visited our kindergarten classroom. He explained his uniform and talked with the children about the  many tools that he carries on his vest and belt. He stayed in the classroom to hear the story about "Officer Buckles and Gloria". We all agreed that Officer Buckles and Officer Brett have many of the same safety rules in school.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Read to Others

During our Reading Time, students have been learning about "Read to Self" and "Read to Others". Here are scholars demonstrating some of the skills they have learned when they read with each other. You will see students sitting  "Elbow to Elbow and Knee to Knee (EEKK)" and holding books so that both partners can see.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Classroom Activity

Students have been busy exploring, building, creating and learning in kindergarten. Here are some picture of  students working at Centers Time one day last week.