Thursday, October 31, 2013

Healthy Eating- Justin's Peanut Butter Cups

We tried Justin's peanut butter cups today and the kids loved them! We talked about how eating sugar is ok in moderation so we only ate 1 each.  And we read the ingredients and we knew everything that was in them!  Here are some of the kids comments:

It’s delicious and nutritious!

It’s the most delicious treat in the whole world, even outer space!

I don’t like it, I love it!

It’s so yummy I could eat so many of them!

Thank you for sending us these.  They are so good.

I love you and thank you for making these!

I love the peanut butter inside!

Do you make caramel ones?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Healthy Eating Unit- Brad's Raw Kale Chips

What adventurous eaters we have in class!  Today we tried Kale Chips and they were a big hit with most of us!  We tried 3 kinds: Nacho, "Naked" (the favorite!!), and Pina Kale-Oda (a sweeter version of kale chips with pineapple and coconut!)  Thanks to Brad's Raw Kale chips for sending us the samples!

Here are their comments:
Nacho kale chips:
YUM!  I love these!
WOW!  These are really good!
I love them!
I tried it and it tasted like cheese!
Pina Kale-oda:
You guys are the coolest!
Thank you for making these!
I love them!
Thank you for sending us these!
Naked kale chips (the favorite because they loved the name!):
You guys are the best!
I can eat the whole box of them!
I don’t like them, I love them!!!
Thanks for making these!
I love you!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Healthy Eating- Happy Family Brands

Today we tried Razzleberry Greek yogurt and Apple/Mango/Pear/Kale Sauce from Happy Family Brands as our healthy eating treat.  The kids really enjoyed both products and were quite excited to know that they both helped to give us strong bones!  You can learn more about the treats at:

Here are their comments:

In regards to the yogurt:

“Wow!  This one is awesome!”

“I don’t like it, I love it!”

“Thank you for sending us this!”

“Thank you for making this and sending it to us and I wish that it was the only food left on Earth.  I could eat it forever!”

“I love you because you make cool treats!”

“I love it in the whole entire world! This is the yummiest treat ever!  Well, this and the chocolate bars with grass in it!”


Apple/Pear/Mango/Kale Sauce:

“I don’t like it, I love it!”

“This applesauce is so good.  And my bones are happy because I am eating it!”

“I wish I could eat the whole box!”

“It is really, really, really, really, really, really good!”


The Kindergarten Louvre

I hope you guys can make it in to see our "Kindergarten Louvre" to see our class being the Mona Lisa and saying what they are thinking about!  They turned out very cute!

Fall Door Decoration

We decided to go with an apple theme for our fall door decoration!  With the help of Mrs. Robyn making the apples and signs for us, we drew, colored, and cut out a tree and moon!  The kids had a lot of fun using teamwork to figure out how to get it done and I think it turned out really cute!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Healthy Eating -Greens Plus Energy Bars

We started our healthy eating unit today.  We made a list of things we can do to be healthy:
1. exercise- like push-ups, running, and swimming
2. Stretching- like splits
3. Eating healthy foods- like fruits and vegetables
4. sleeping

A while back I wrote to some companies to send us some samples of healthy treats for the kids to try.  We got 5 different treats so each day this week we will try one!

Today we tried a Greens Plus Energy Bar thanks to Ali Maiorana at Greens Plus.

The kids LOVED them!  Take a look at their comments (can you tell we have been learning about exclamation points!):

“It’s delicious, I love it!”


“I don’t like it, I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!”

“I love them more than anything in the whole entire world!”

“It was delicious!”

“I really like them!  Thank you for giving them to us!”

“How are they healthy if they taste good?”

“I liked it really much!”

“Thank you for making these!!!!!”

“I love it!!!!!!!!!!”

“It almost tastes like caramel chocolate!”

“You’re the best!  The chocolate is so good!”

“I could eat the whole entire box…all of them!!”


After I told them what was in it (lots of good for you things including wheat grass, alfalfa grass and beet juice!):

“I don’t like those ingredients but they are so good when they are smooshed together!”

“Well, guys, I love you!!”

“What great ingredients!”

“Thank you for giving us some healthy bars!!!!”

“OH MY GOSH!!!  I can’t believe I am eating grass and it is so good!”


Friday, October 25, 2013

Cooking club

Cooking club is our favorite Friday activity!  This week we learned about simmering, measuring broth, pureeing, and stirring (so that things don't go flying everywhere!) We made carrot ginger soup.  I was unfortunately not there for the eating part as I had a district meeting to attend but it smelled so good while it was cooking and the kids had so much fun making it!

It was funny that all of the kids covered their ears for the blender.  The look on their faces as it instantly pureed the carrots was priceless as well!

Kindergarten Artist Week!

This week was art week in kindergarten.  We learned about Leonardo da Vinci (if you get a chance, stop by and see the kids "being Mona Lisa" on display in the hallway), Michelangelo, Matisse, Miro, and Picasso.  The kids all recreated famous works.  Some were chosen to be on display in our class!  On Monday, the kids will each choose their "masterpiece" to be framed!

To be like Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel, we drew on paper under our desks!

Miro's "People and Dog in Sun" masterpiece winner!

Michelangelo's "God Reaching to Adam" from the Sistine Chapel masterpiece winners!

Matisse's "Icarus" masterpiece winners!

Picasso's "Boy in Sailor Suit with Butterfly Net" masterpiece winners!

Miro's "People and Dog in Sun" masterpiece winner!