Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Apple Orchard

What a beautiful day for a trip to Wilson's Apple Orchard!  Thanks to the parent volunteers who went with us.



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday Note 10/13

On Friday afternoon I introduced the class to Scratch Jr. on the ipads.  This is a coding app that allows students to program characters to perform tasks.  Coding has lasting benefits of building the following skill sets:

   Logical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Persistence
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Literacy Skills
After I shared with them some of the basics and let them loose to design and create, you could have heard a pin drop in the room.  It was so quiet as they started "dragging and dropping" codes.  After they had programmed some designs, then the excitement and conversations started happening.  They def. loved this activity and I can't wait to build upon these basics they were introduced to.  This is a free app, as are many other coding apps, if you would like to download it.  Your child will be able to teach it to you. :)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday 10/6

Today we combined some of our science, studying apples, with math and learning about ten frames.  They did great with this activity.

We had a great day tie-dying our shirts and playing some games.  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us celebrate being respectful, responsible and safe!

We got to play some kickball!

AND eat lunch outside with our other kindergarten friends!  What a great day!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday Note 9/15

Some happenings from the week...

We played memory with rhyming words.  The students are doing a great job with their rhyming words.

Pam Holz, Washington County Naturalist, visits Kindergarten once a month to teach us all things nature.  This month she came and read us a story about the skull alphabet and even brought some skulls for us to observe.  It's always a treat when Pam comes.

To decorate our school and show some MP pride, we made some MP posters, decorating them with patterns in black and gold.

We also had some high school athletes come read to us (this one happens to be my daughter :)

One of the biggest treats this week was when the ice cream truck came and gave us free ice cream!!!! Thanks so much to Shaws Ice Cream Adventure for your kind gesture to all the students at Mid-Prairie West Elementary.

Showing off our Golden Hawk pride ~ I just love this picture!

For International Dot Day we celebrated by reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds, made a dot pictures using 5 black dots (the book will be visiting everyone's house soon), had a fun "dot" snack and the best of all ~ dot a picture of a dot and made it come to life using an app called Quiver.  I sent home an extra sheet so if you want to download the app (it's free) you can.  There are a lot of fun coloring pages you can print and color.  It's pretty cool.