Saturday, October 30, 2010

Haunted Houses

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Mouse House

One of our pumpkin activities this week revolved around the story of the Mouse House.
During the first reading of the story, the kids watched as I demonstrated the creation of the "mouse house". We attempted to try it as a listening activity as a class, but found it was a bit more challenging as a big group. I promised the kids that I would post the story for them to try at home.

Here it is:
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Halloween Celebrations

We have had a very busy 2 weeks in kindergarten. We are now a class of 25 friends. Over the past few weeks the students have learned about spiders, bats and pumpkins in science. We have started to learn about characters in a story and about discussing the beginning, middle and end of a story.

We would like to send a big thank you to Elizabeth’s mom for bringing in a fun art project for Halloween. The children had a blast making the trick-or-treat bags.

The kids also had a great time making our haunted houses. The kids had to plan their creations and figure out what their houses needed. They then painted them and decorated them to make them real “spooky”. Thank you to Jayden’s mom, Adriana’s mom, Ashley’s mom and Anthony’s mom for helping us with our creations.

The children looked spectacular for our Halloween celebration. They were excited to be able to watch the “big” 1st and 2nd graders in their costumes and then even more excited to be able to join in the parade. The kids came back to our party and made popcorn hands, Ritz Cracker spiders, a pumpkin craft, a picture frame and decorated a cupcake. Thank you to Paris’ mom, Kristian’s mom, and Arriana’s mom for helping us with the party.

I would also like to thank all the many families in our class who donated to our projects and party this month. We appreciate all the support you give us!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you for all of your generosity for our October activities. If you would still like to donate this month, these are the items we are still in need of.

  • Plain popcorn
  • Wood glue
  • Fake spider webs
  • 2-3 cans of pumpkin
  • 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 bag of Laffy Taffy candy
  • 1 box of Ritz Crackers
  • 1 bag of M& M's
  • 1 bag of small pretzel sticks

Fall


In the fall the leaves fall of the tree.

We created these fall trees after learning about leaves and our new sight word "the".

The Crayon Box That Talked


Last week we enjoyed reading the story "The Crayon Box That Talked". In the story, a box of crayons does not get along. After a child brings the box of crayons home to create a picture, the crayons learn that even though each of them are different, when they work together they can create something beautiful.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Apple Picking




Our class had an amazing time at Parlee Farms on Wednesday. We were very lucky to have 1 of the only sunny days this week. When we arrived, we took a small hayride to the apple orchard to pick our apples. There were so many to choose from. The kids were very excited to tell our farmer that they already knew how to “twist” the apples. While we waited for the tractor to come pick us up, we were able to munch on an apple. They were very tasty and juicy! Next we were able to pick our small pumpkins to bring home. There were so many to choose from! After a quick bite for lunch, many of the kids checked out the goats, sheep and bunnies. The goats were more then happy to have us feed them. It was fun to watch many of the kids feed goats for the first time. We finished up the day with some time in the hay maze.
I would like to thank Ms. Guerra, Ms. Briere, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Garcia, and Ms. Rosario for chaperoning.