Kindergarten

A Paleontological Moment

A Paleontological Moment

  Highlights: Thanks to Chris Faison our replica cardboard dinosaur maker, the Ks had a wonderful time sorting cardboard bones and putting them together to make an Apatosaurus skeleton in the central area. Literacy/ Wellness. During the week, the Ks responded to three prompts by thinking what they wanted to say, and then drawing and writing their thoughts. Their responses were touching and varied such as When I am in the central area I feel…

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Snowy Days and Grateful Moments

Snowy Days and Grateful Moments

Highlights: Thanks for sending your kids to school in winter gear, the Ks had a wonderful time learning about animals in the fall at Hallam Lake. They happily spent close to an hour in the stormy, snowy weather looking for signs of beaver, squirrels, bears, and birds and pretending to be bears hibernating, squirrels gathering cones, and beaver getting away from coyotes. At the All School Meeting, we were able to donate a check from…

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Fossil Hunting

Fossil Hunting

  Highlights: Today the Ks had an awesome time looking for fossils with the help of the 8th graders at Wildcat Ranch. Many found fossils. Some found beautiful rocks.Ask your child to show you what he/she found. All of which is in your child’s backpack.    The Ks had a productive week preparing for the Garden Harvest EL Tioga. With their poster in hand, they took turns going to the older kid’s classrooms and reminding…

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Garden, Clay, and Sukkot

Garden, Clay, and Sukkot

  Highlights: On Tuesday, the Ks dug up potatoes and a few radishes in the  garden bed. On Wednesday they glazed their Narcissus Pots and saucers. On Thursday, thanks to Jasper’s Dad and grandparents the Ks learned a little about a Jewish holiday called Sukkot. To experience part of the tradition, the Ks hiked up to the pond above the school and had a chance to toss bread into the pond as a metaphor of letting…

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Aspen Tree/ The Farm Park

Aspen Tree/ The Farm Park

Highlights: We spent a wonderful day at Aspen Tree/The Farm Park feeding the chickens and goats, looking for fish and turtles in the tropical dome, munching on cucumbers, broccoli, mint, chives, and apples, and taking turns sharing our thanks in the teepee.   Language Arts: During reading workshop, the Ks continued to look at nonfiction books. They spent time looking, thinking, and learning from the pictures. They learned that rereading can help everyone see more. With…

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