Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The life of a butterfly

Today I got to present the life cycle of a butterfly! First it starts with a caterpillar (or larva) which spends its time munching on leaves. After lots of munching, the caterpillar sheds its skin to make room for a bigger body. Then the caterpillar curls up fast asleep (usually under a leaf or other protection)and a hard shell or chrysalis forms around it. When it is done with the whole process (called metamorphosis) a butterfly emerges! The butterflies lay eggs under leaves and when it is ready, out pops a caterpillar!

Poetry Month

April was National Poetry Month. As kindergarteners, we read poems (most of them funny) and wrote our own "I AM" poems. Some of the poems were selected to hang in the library for the month of April. We had...I am a cat, I am a Tiger, I am a flower, I am a book, I am an orange, and I am a Broncos Football. Congratulations to our poetry winners!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tea Party

On May Day (May 1), we had a tea party to practice using our manners. We got to dress fancy and we has hot tea with sugar cubes and other finger foods. We got to practice setting the table, say please and thank you, and pass food. Afterwards, the boys made ties and the girls made necklaces!

Learning about Native Americans with our Third Grade Buddies

The PM class was invited to our 3rd grade buddies' classroom to hear their presentations on the Native Americans. They did a great job and taught us a lot. Afterwards, we got to eat food and drink juice with them. It was a lot of fun!

Science Experiments

In AM kindergarten, we got to go upstairs to the middle school floor and watch some experiments by Mr. Birch's 8th graders. It was a lot of fun and we even learned a lot. The 8th graders really took care of the kindergarteners which was great to see and did an awesoem job explaining hard concepts to us like: inertia, centripetal force, expansion, pressure, speed, buoyancy, etc.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spirit Week: Core Knowledge Character Day

On Friday we got to dress up like a core knowledge character. We had a Jane Goodall, Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, Dorthy (from the Wizard of Oz, President Obama, a cowboy, Casey Jones, Davy Crockett, an Indian princess, and Cleopatra!

Spirit Week: Crazy Hair/Clash Day

This is my favorite spirit week theme! I love to clash (especially with lots of color) and it is so fun to see all of the hair styles. The crazy hair does tend to make everyone act a little crazy, but we still had fun!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The morning message

Every morning (and afternoon), there is a message on the board for the kids to read. In this last quarter, the message has mistakes in it that the kids have to fix: no periods, not starting with a capital, words spelled wrong, etc. Take a peek at the message for today and what the morning kids thought was wrong with it!

Spirit Week: Sports Day

I have been telling the kids all week that this is the "wear your favorite SAINTS stuff to school day" but many of them didn't listen. We did have quite a few kids with black and gold on though. But of course there are the kids who had to wear their Broncos gear!