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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!


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!  


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!  


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!      


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.  


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!  


Five Little Pumpkins Challenge

We read the poem “Five Little Pumpkins” to listen for rhyming words and find the sight word the. Then 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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Letters and Names

We have been exploring letters and names this week. We sorted letters by looking at their lines and curves. We spelled and read our names with name puzzles. We are noticing how many letters are in our names. Now we will work on recognizing and writing each other’s names!