Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Awards





Each quarter we have an awards ceremony to present awards to students who have shown the most improvement over the quarter (the Twin Peaks Award) and an award for exemplifying our six pillars of character: Responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, and fairness (the Timberwolf Award). Congratulations to our first quarter winners!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jane Goodall



This week we have been learning about Jane Goodall and how she studies chimpanzees in Africa. We also learned that some chimps are dying becuase they are losing their homes in the jungle. To help the chimps, our class is collecting pennies from now until we get out for our winter break. Don't forget to bring in your pennies! Soon we will get to count them!

Thank you Firefighter DeVries




Yesterday we had a very special visitor in the afternoon. Firefighter DeVries stopped by our class for our F show and tell to teach us what a firefighter does. He even wore all of his gear. He taught us that it may look a little scary when a firefighter is in all of their clothing, but that they are here to help us. Thank you Firefighter DeVries!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Is Spiderman at TPCA??





No! It is just a kindergartener! Don't forget with the cold weather to bundle up when you come to school. We will be going outside for recess and pick-up even if it is snowing!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Skydiving



This weekend I got to go skydiving! That means that I jumped out of an airplane with a parachute on my back. It was so much fun and the mountains looked so pretty from way up in the air. We will watch the video on Friday but here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Draw a President




Last week each kindergartener drew a picture of a president that we will or have learned about in kindergarten (Thedore Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George W. Bush) to be entered in a contest through Scholastic. All pictures were sent away, but we did have some class winners. We had one winner for each president from both classes. Everyone did a great job and really put a lot of hard work and detail into their picture! (**Helpful hint: You can click on a picture to make it bigger so you can see it a little better!)

PAWS

For the past few weeks our school has been implementing the PAWS program. We are trying to cultivate good behavior across the school; specifically in the hallyways, bathroom, playground, and the cafeteria. Each week we get to watch a short skit done by teachers to show kids what good behavior is and is not. This week I was on the team to do the skit to teach about how to behave on the playground. Mr. Bean filmed and edited ours to make it into a video (the play was written by Mr. Howard). Enjoy!
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Deuce says thank you

Our class hampster, Deuce McAllister, has benefited greatly from our field trip to Miller Farms. He is loving all of the carrots that our students have been bringing him!
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Friday, October 10, 2008

The SAINTS/Broncos saga continues...

When the SAINTS played the Broncos in September, we did a lot of activities around the game. We graphed who we thought would win and we had the teachers come in to pick who they thought would win. We also learned all of the SAINTS cheers and made patterns with the colors of both teams. Well, we all know now that it was not a W for the SAINTS, but the class is still quite fond of the team. Now, even though we can cheer for both teams, the rivalry continues in our classroom! I apologize to all of the Broncos fans in our class (you know who you are) but all I have right now are SAINTS pictures and videos to show you! Who dat say they gonna beat them SAINTS?!?!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Field Trip to Miller Farms











Today we went to Miller Farms on our first kindergarten field trip! To get there, we got to ride in cars with our friends which means that we got to stay longer than if we would have taken a bus. When we got there, we took a hay ride through fields to pick potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onions, beans, peppers, pumpkins, and corn. After we were finished picking, we got to eat lunch and then play on all of the fun things. Some of us even went through the corn maze! Now that we all have lots of veggies at home, let me know what you are going to do with them!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Michelangelo

Today we learned about a new artist: Michelangelo. We learned that he painted the Sistine Chapel in Italy and it took him a little over 4 years. While he did not have to paint the whole thing on his back, he did have to bend over backwards for long hours to paint the high ceiling. We also learned that he nearly went blind because of paint falling into his eyes! Check out the videos to see how we were Michelangelo today!
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Masterpieces



This week we learned about famous artists and we even became artists ourselves. We painted pictures like Matisse, Miro, Mary Cassatt, and we even drew a picture of a president to be entered in a contest! Can you name the artists of all of these masterpieces?