Habitats

We completed our study of animal needs and fact writing with an engineering challenge. Working in teams, students had to build a habitat for their animal.

Field Trip

We had so much fun on our trip to the Children’s Museum!

Push and Pull

We did two experiments this week to explore force and motion with pushes and pulls.   First, we built ramps to try to get a car to travel as far as possible. We had to make a plan, work together, and try to improve our design to make the car travel a longer distance.   Then we worked with some of our fifth grade buddies to build catapults with spoons, rubber bands, and craft sticks. We wanted to get a pom pom to travel as far as possible. Again, we needed teamwork and perseverance to be successful!

Valentine’s Day/Play Day

What a fun day doing Valentine activities and playing with our fifth grade buddies! We also had a Valentine’s Flower Shop in our Housekeeping Center this week, so we got to practice buying and selling flowers!

100th Day of School

We enjoyed working with the number 100 in many ways on the 100th day of school! We did 100 board puzzles.   We counted by 10s to 100 using fruit pouch tops.   We painted 100 gumballs.   We put 100 dinosaurs and unicorns on a 100 board.   We worked together to write 100 words.   We brought in collections of 100 things!

Positive Thinking with Fifth Grade Buddies

Our fifth grade buddies in Mr. Skiba’s class invited us to help them with a positive thinking project. They wanted to create a bulletin board display of positive messages in the shape of a sun. The fifth graders helped the kindergarteners to write a message on each ray.

Book Character Day

Jack from The Magic Tree House series.   Hedgie from The Mitten.   Fancy Nancy.   Dragons Love Tacos.   Blackbeard the pirate.   The Cat in the Hat.   Super Penguin!

Building Numbers

We have been working on showing numbers in different ways. We used mini erasers to make different combinations of the same number. This is an important skill that gets us ready for addition!