WOW! I cannot believe that the first quarter of Kindergarten is DONE! Your children have grown so much already and I love spending every day with them! In Social Studies, our unit is called Me on the Map! This week we got to get in groups and make a big map of our classroom! The kids had fun using the big paper, markers, and collaborating together.
Speaking of collaborating, did you know that every month we meet with the High School students for a program called Reading Buddies? This past month, we made pumpkin plato and made shapes and letters with it! The kids really enjoyed it (and the teachers did too!). Next Reading Buddies will have a Thanksgiving focus and we are already so excited!
Happy Monday! More and more students are finishing reading logs which makes me so happy to see! Some prizes students can pick after they complete their reading log include: line leader for the week, write in pen in class, lunch with Mrs. Rusnak outside, and lunch with a friend and Mrs. Rusnak outside! The kids are LOVING their lunch bunch outside and it's been so fun getting to know them better!
In Science, we were learning about our 5 senses and did an Apple Investigation to help us learn! We got to see what our apples looked like, felt like, what we could smell, what we heard when we bit into it, and what it tasted like! We also made homemade applesauce, it was a HIT! The kids recorded all their findings in their Apple Journals. It was such a fun week!
Happy Wednesday! We are having a fun week in Kindergarten! Last week, we started learning about our five senses in Science. We got to complete some fun activities like a nature walk around the school. The kids had blast listening to the wind and people talking, looking at all the plants, smelling lunch cooking, and MORE. This week we are doing our Apple Investigation (thank you for bringing in apples). Be ready for a Friday post on our special apple experiment!
DID YOU KNOW? When your Kindergartener finishes a Reading Log, they get a prize! These prizes vary from wearing a hat all day, to writing in pen, to having lunch outside with a friend and Mrs. Rusnak! Once the log is finished, I collect it and have the child pick their prize and let them know when they can claim it! Last Friday, we had our first kids finish their logs! They picked to eat outside with a friend and Mrs. Rusnak. We had such a fun time! Reading Logs are not required homework, however reading often greatly benefits your Kindergartener. I look forward to seeing more finished reading logs :)