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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!  


Gingerbread Fun

We have had a ton of fun reading gingerbread stories and playing in our gingerbread house! At Quiet Time, we can read in the house. At Centers, we can act out the story. We can bake pretend cookies. We can retell the story. Or just have fun being in the house!      


Snowy Scenes

We enjoyed painting snowy scenes with our fingers at the Art Center. We added glitter… Then we added ourselves!    


Color Mixing

At the Art Center this week, we experimented with mixing colors. We used red, yellow, and blue food coloring. We transferred drops of colored water from one bowl to another to see what would happen. It was also a fun way to get some fine motor practice in while squeezing the pipettes! Everyone is excited to try mixing all of the colors together next time. What will it make?


Boat Building

We talked about the story of Thanksgiving and how the Pilgrims sailed across the ocean in a big ship called the Mayflower. Then we had an engineering challenge: working as a team, choose materials to build a boat that will float and not sink! To be successful, teams had to listen to each other, compromise, and work together. They tried different materials and put back things that didn’t work well for their design. It was fun to try putting people (math counters) in the boat!  


Reading and Retelling with 3rd Grade

Mrs. Curcuru’s third graders invited us to the cafeteria to share what they’ve been working on in reading. The third graders each read a book to a kindergarten student, and the next day met with us again to retell the story using puppets they had made.  


What Does Math Look Like?

We do a lot of hands-on activities in math! Here’s a look at some of the things we did in math this week. In the math center, we practiced writing numbers in shaving cream. The rectangular trays are just like the boxes we write in when we practice numbers on paper. The top left hand corner is called “the starting corner” and almost every number starts there! Although we don’t measure with units in kindergarten, we become familiar with the terms longer and shorter. We practiced describing the length of objects by comparing them to a paper clip. Is it

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Halloween Activities

We used number cards to count and add eyes to monsters. We made torn paper mosaics to display in our hallway. We played Tic-Tac-Toe with Halloween counters . We made words with candy corn letters and matched letters on a cauldron. We used Halloween stickers to inspire our writing. What a fun month!  


Field Trip Fun!

We had fun at Smolak Farms! The playground was the highlight of the trip!


Five Little Pumpkins Challenge

We read the poem “Five Little Pumpkins” to listen for rhyming words and find the sight word the.┬áThen we had our first engineering challenge of the year: build a gate to hold five pumpkins. This project helped us to practice working together. We also learned the importance of trying and trying again when something doesn’t work the first time. Each team was given the same materials and set off the build a gate. Some teams chose to draw a plan of how their gate might look. They tried lots of different ways to use clothespins and craft sticks to construct

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