Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Class News and Habitats

Everyday at group time we write the Class News. The news shares what we have been learning that day. During Daily 5 time one of the stations is to read the Class News. You can see students reading the news to the class below.

Here is our Habitat Circle Map. We brainstormed what we thought a Habitat was. After reading a few books about habitats we added to our Circle Map.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Living and Nonliving Things

We are learning about living and nonliving things
Some kids wondered...
 Is the rain living or nonliving?
Is a branch living or nonliving?
Is a rock living or nonliving?
We found some living things on the playground today.
We will find out the answer to our questions this week.
Guiding Question: What makes something living or nonliving?
The children worked in small groups labeling living and nonliving things in our habitat books. We shared some of our findings in the video below.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

This Week in KC

This week in kindergarten we learned how to write poems. We collected amazing words from the stories we read.We voted on our favorite book of the week.
Class News 
by KC

 Amazing Words
Hadley shared amazing words from home!

Poems by KC

Favorite Book this Week
What was the favorite book in KC this week?
Why do you think so many kids liked this book?

We read the poem Why? Why? Why? by Lee Bennett Hopkins.
We made a class Why? Why? Why? Poem.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Curious Creatures!!!

We loved having Curious Creatures come to our classroom on Tuesday. In the afternoon we wrote about some of the interesting facts we learned about the creatures.
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blooming At Bates

The kids were so excited to share their work at Bates In Bloom. Enjoy the vacation week!
We loved making pattern block butterflies. We wrote Ladybug Math Story Problems
We used our fingerprints to make the bugs!

Nonfiction Books and Thinking Maps
 At writing time we are working on animal fact poems and animal research books. We have been reading lots of books about different animals.
Animal Fact List Poem

Tell someone in your family something you learned about an Octopus!

WOW words from the book GENTLE GIANT OCTOPUS
Before reading the book MOVE we predicted some ways we think animals move. We wrote our predictions in green on the Thinking Map. 

Gabe is the Special Person This Week!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

This Week In KC

I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday at Bates In Bloom! 
This event takes place from 6-7.
Here is a peek at some of our writing!

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