Saturday, September 29, 2012

Applesauce day!

To celebrate all that we learned about Johnny Appleseed this week, we made applesauce!  It is one of my favorite days in kindergarten (hence the large amount of pictures!)

Everyone brought in sliced apples that we then got to chop up into small pieces.  I was amazed by the concentration and focus of the students while doing this!

After we threw all of the apples in a crock pot, we sat down and illustrated a book that we got to read to our friends!

We also got to have our picture taken with Johnny Appleseed!

We cooked the apples for an hour then stirred and mashed them.

We had visitors come to eat applesauce with us and we made sure they had plenty!

We finally got to eat the applesauce ourselves (though it was more like warm chunky apples then actual applesauce.)  My favorite quote of the day was a child who was eating his said, "This sure is good Ms. Baker, but when do we get to eat applesauce!"  I am not sure what we made but it was yummy!


We tried 3 kids of apples: Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious.  We are not sure which apples Johnny Appleseed planted but they were all yummy!

Even though we loved them all, Honeycrisp was the favorite!!

Which continent is your favorite?

The kids have spoken...Antarctica was the favorite continent because of the penguins!

Jam World Record

Coach Phillips set it up so that the whole school participated in this world record fitness break!  We had a blast!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I'm back!

The students were very weirded out by the fact that I was going to wear high heels and lipstick to the gala I went to for my award!  I thought I would put up a picture so they can see that it wasn't too weird!!

After the ceremony, we took a walk (and it was cold so I had to wear Mr. Shawn's jacket) and saw the theater for Mama Mia!  Since the kiddos love my video of Mama Mia so much, I thought they might like to see where it is really performed!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Our new favorite song!

We know our continents!


We went to Australia today and saw koalas, kangaroos, a wombat, an echidna, and a goanna!  We also did dot art on the Sydney Opera House (sorry I only have pictures of 2 groups...the other 2 go tomorrow and I will not be here.)  We also learned part of the song, Waltzing Matilda!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


We made the Eiffel Tower out of pipe cleaners to work our fine motor and math skills!

We made a yummy Greek salad!  The kids all have their own individual recipes of what they tried that will be going home in their Friday folder!
There are so many wonderful countries in Europe to learn about but because of time we only got to go to two.  We went to Greece and France.  In France, we saw the Eiffel Tower, learned how to sing Aux Champs Elysses, and greeted each other with a "Bonjour!"  In Greece, we watched me sing Mama Mia in Santorini (we watched it over and over because the kids loved it), ate Greek salad, and looked at a volcano.  We had a blast and now we all want to go back to Europe and learn about more of the countries!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cooking Club- dessert sushi

Trying Nori (seaweed paper!)

Some of the kids LOVED the nori!

Some kids were not so sure about it!

We got fresh fruit for the dessert sushi to pretend it was fresh fish!

We put the fresh fruit on top of a rice krispy treat!

And voila...dessert sushi!

We also used sushi wraps to wrap rice krispt treats in a fruit rollup!

The kids had fun wrapping it!

When the kids came to the cooking club tables, they all knelt down like this.  When I asked them why, they said, "Because they sit on the floor to eat in Japan!"  How clever!
We went back to Asia today for cooking club and made dessert sushi.  It was so fun and the kids even greeted our cooking club volunteers Mrs. Jynette and Mrs. Kate with a "konichiwa!" And they thanked the with a "doumo"--(If my sister Audrey is reading this I am sorry we did not say the super polite form of thank you but it is just so long!!)