Monday, March 30, 2015

I'm back!

It was so nice to be back at school today!  After several weeks off for surgery, I went back to school today and this is who greeted me!   Special thanks to Mya's Grandma and Grandpa, who helped make this happen today.  The little ones looked so sweet in their shirts!  A few asked if they could take them off.  Ummm, no, you look way too cute!  :)

The support from my school family has been overwhelming as I've found myself on this unplanned journey.   In case you missed these from earlier...
The fingerprints of every student in school (along with initials) make up this apple!  Special thanks to Mrs. F.

Love  my Nativity family!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Peek at Last Week

Saints, Science Buddies, and Soldiers

There was a lot going on in kindergarten this week!  We started Monday learning about Saints, and (because I can’t pass up a craft) we made our own saints! 

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Saint Therese of the Infant Jesus, Saint Theodore Guerin, Saint Francis, and Saint Joseph now adorn our walls.

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We spent a little extra time in church this week, attending Eucharistic Adoration on Monday.


And as promised from last week…here are our haunted house patterns.  They’re so cute, so I’ll leave them in the hall for a few more days, but we’ll need to make room for some Thanksgiving writing soon.

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On Wednesday, we finally had our first science day with our 8th grade buddies. Each kindergartner had an 8th grader that guided them through the experiment.  On Wednesday, the class made lava lamps (and learned that oil and water don’t mix!)  Alka Seltzer tablets added some bubbles and lots of fun!

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On Friday, we supported our middle school service project by writing letters to veterans.  Mr. Wood will make sure these get delivered to deserving members of our military, just in time for Veteran’s Day!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Five for Friday!


We are back from fall break and back to business in kindergarten! Here are five quick highlights from our week.


One of our kindergarten math standards to be able to recognize, create, and extend a pattern.   Our calendar always has a pattern!  


We worked on a book of fall patterns.

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We made patterns at Center Time.

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As a culminating activity, the children made spooky haunted house patterns.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.  You’ll have to check back to see.  Here is the work in progress…


2.  Sorting

Another math standard is being able to sort objects by different attributes.  We sorted buttons by number of holes, size, and color.

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3.  Author’s chair

When we write in our journals, three children are chosen to be our authors for the day.  They read to us what they wrote, describe the illustration, and then answer questions from their classmates.

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4. Science buddies

We have 8th grade science buddies!  We will be getting together with our buddies in the science lab every other week to share in some fun experiments!  We started this week with just getting to know each other.

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5.  Halloween!

Here are a few pictures from our party.  I love that we are still allowed to celebrate!

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Mrs. Minton

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Fun!

We had a busy week this week, preparing for parent/teacher conferences and also taking part in the very wonderful walkathon, but we did manage to squeeze in some fall fun!

For show and tell this week, boys are girls were asked to bring in a sign of fall!  We saw all sorts of things....pumpkins, leaves, footballs, scarecrows, and (my personal favorite sign of fall) HOT CHOCOLATE!  Here are a few of the signs of fall that we saw this week....

It was a rainy week, but we managed to get out for recess a time or two.  It was too wet on this day to use the playground, so we had a black-top only recess!

We headed outside for a fall walk.  There were still a lot of green leaves on the trees, but we did see mums, squirrels, acorns, and felt some cooler weather.  We'll have to head out after break and see if those leaves have started changing colors yet!  We did manage to find a few brown crunchy leaves on the ground to bring home to our families.  :)

And finally, we had Walk-a-thon this week!  Here we are heading to the bounce houses.

We got our picture taken with the whole school.

Then we started walking!!

And walking!!!

Have a happy Fall Break!  See you in a week!