Friday, December 13, 2013

My observation

I had my observation yesterday where an administrator came in to observe a RIGGS lesson.  The kids were not only fantastic, but at the end of the lesson they got out their crayons and build their sight words.  The funny thing is that we have never done this before...they just started doing it on their own!

Elbow Grease

We talked about using "elbow grease" to clean our desks and table to get everything off!  This is how they interpreted it!!

Pere Noel

We are learning about Holiday traditions around the world!  On Monday we learned about a tradition from France where boys and girls put their shoes in the hallway when they go to sleep and Pere Noel (a friend of Santa's) leaves a treat for them in their shoes.  We tried it during rest time and it worked!  We each had a candy cane in our shoes!
We left our shoes in the hallway for Pere Noel!

We got to rest without our shoes on!

When we checked our shoes there were candy canes in them!

A yummy treat!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Potato Latkes

We made potato latkes today for cooking club!  We also got to learn lots about Hanukkah!

Kindergarten Author's Day

For the past 2 months, we have been writing and illustrating our own version of Snow White!  The books were just "published" with kids winning a Newbury Honor for great words or Caldecott Honor for great pictures.  We even had a first place winner in each category!  On Monday we had an author's day where we got to read all of the books and celebrate with hot chocolate and cookies after.  The kids also got to autograph their books!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Feast

What a fun feast we had!  Like the first Thanksgiving, we all sat on the ground.  We used forks though instead of our hands to eat our food!  We all had a wonderful time and ate a lot!  Afterwards we got to do a craft.  Thanks to everyone who helped!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kindergarten Pilgrims

While learning about the pilgrims, we got to make butter!  We did not go to the grocery store to get it, we "churned" it.  Some of us ended up with whipped cream because we got so tired!  It is tough work being a pilgrim!

After we made the butter, we got to eat it on crackers and it was super yummy.  We also learned about the buttermilk that you can drink or make pancakes or other treats with!

We made extra butter and delivered it to the wonderful people who work in our front office!  They may have gotten whipped cream too instead of butter but they were sure thankful!  We also gave them spiced tea that we made in cooking club!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Guinea Pigs

Meet Jimmy Graham!

We started the year with 2 very cute guinea pigs...Marques Colston and Lance Moore.  Marques Colston got sick and had to leave our class then Lance Moore died on Halloween.  It was sad but we were able to write letters to Lance Moore (the human) and draw pictures for Lance Moore (the guinea pig).  Now, thanks to Mr. Ripko, we have a new guinea pig: Jimmy Graham!  He is so cute!  The kids call him Jimmy Graham Cracker!  He is just getting used to life in the classroom so we haven't been able to play with him yet, but we are hoping soon!

Native Americans

We have been learning about Native Americans in kindergarten this week.  In addition to learning about the early Native Americans' houses, food, clothing, and hobbies, we also learned about how they got their names.  Today the kids got to create their own Native American name (you'll have to ask them about it!) and headbands!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Making a star like Betsy Ross

On Thursday, we learned about Betsy Ross making the first American flag.  She folded her fabric and only did one cut to make the stars!  We tried to do the same thing.  Some of our stars were amazing and some of them looked like Yoda!

Cooking Club- Banana Split Dip

We made banana split dip in cooking club today with Mrs. Corine!  It was fun to make and delicious to eat!  The kids wanted the recipe so here it is:

2 tbsp Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
1 tbsp  Fat Free Whipped Topping
4 Cherries (or strawberries)
1 tsp Walnuts chopped, (optional)
1 med Banana


Chop the cherries either in a mini chopper or with a knife.
Stir the yogurt, whipped topping, cherries and nuts (if desired) together.
Send the dip to school in a small container with a banana.
For after school, slice the banana and use pretzel sticks as skewers to serve.