Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wrapping Up Fire Safety

Since the end of the quarter assessments interrupted the last week of October, we wrapped up our Fire Safety unit this week.  We discussed making a plan with your family to include a Meeting Place in case there is a fire in your own home.  Then each child made a Fire Exit Map for their family.  We also made a fire truck craft to decorate our bulletin board with.

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Thanksgiving Show

Our Kindergarteners did an AMAZING job performing their Thanksgiving song for the school show this morning!  Below is a picture a mom took for us during practice on Monday.  Of course, I forgot to have someone take pictures during the show since I was busy leading the kids...OOPS!  We adapted the song "We're Thankful" by Moose A. Moose, and our class did a wonderful job learning all of the words and sang beautifully.  We also shared pictures and told what each of us were thankful for.  Our thankfulness included things like: houses, bedrooms, trees, flowers, family, Mommies, and even Ninjas.  I am very proud of how they did in front of such a large audience of friends and family!  Great job!

The past two weeks we have learned about the Thanksgiving holiday.  We learned the history about the first Thanksgiving feast, and how traditions have remained the same, and how some have changed.  We read the non-fiction book: "Thanksgiving" that told us a lot about this holiday throughout the years since it has started. To illustrate a sequencing lesson we discussed the order to follow a turkey from birth (hatching) to our table.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Finishing Quarter 1

Today we reached the end of the first quarter!  I can't believe we have been in school this long already.  This week was full of review, centers, and assessments.  Next week we move right into learning new things for the second quarter.  In Music class this week we began practicing our song for the Thanksgiving program.  Be sure to add that program to your calendar and plan to attend on Wednesday, November 21st at 9:30 a.m.  I am very proud of all the hard work our kinders have shown throughout this quarter, and I know I can expect even more in the second quarter!  Keep it up!

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