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Another busy week in kindergarten.  Check out some of the thought provoking things we tackled....

Feelings were a big topic of discussion this week. We talked about what kinds of feelings we have in kindergarten and ways to express those feelings. We read "Ahn's Anger" and made collages of what our anger looks like.

"I was just drawing my anger." -Billie
"We drawed our anger.  Mine was colored in purple and purple indigo.  Yesterday I was angry 'cause I had a costume and I had a broom
and I didn't get to decorate it." -Lila

We were amazed at the structure we could make when we shared our ideas...

"I added the bricks on, some people added the cars on, and kinda over there a little bit that way there was the little Kapla blocks that we pretended were money and we tried to use all of them to put them in the back."

"A cargo ship.  It's a palace that can turn into a ship and a cargo ship and a palace and a hotel.  We were
thinking of like putting a bridge, so we put a bridge and we rewinded it so we put cars on it too." - Blumes
The tutors came down and took dictation in our journals.  It was fun to work with a 6th grader who wasn't our buddy.

"Eating popcorn and journaling.  She's helping me with a story." - Ruby

William found some bones on a hike.  Kindergarteners turned into scientists and tried to figure out what the
bones came from.  Below is a glimpse into their thoughts....

"A spine, it's probably a spine of a lion mountain or a saber tooth cat."
"I think it could be a little dinosaur."
"Definitely not dinosaurs because they didn't live here."
"Actually it could be flying dinosaur fossils."
"Maybe a fox?"
"If they had flesh they didn't die too long ago.  But no one can know for sure."
"Maybe it's a dog or a dog that looks like a dinosaur."
"How in the world can we figure this out?"
We've been really interested in putting together puzzles.  True took pictures of Skittles and Tom and made
puzzles for the class with his dad.  We're having a lot of fun figuring them out!

"They're doing the puzzle.  I made them.  You get cardboard, then you get a picture, then you glue them both together." - True

Our letter of the week was 'E' so we made edamame pizzas with Chloe's mom Elizabeth.  Since we've been
studying feelings, we made all sorts of different faces on our pizzas.

"We're making pizzas with my mom.  We made faces pizzas because my mommy the idea of face pizzas."

"She made it out of olives, and then she did beans, and then she did pepperoni, cheese, and the sauce, done.  They taste good, some one ate them. I had mine." -Christian

"You know what I like about the pizzas? They're kinda cute." - Obi

"The pizzas is smelling really yummy, I've been smelling it all day and it is right there." -Clyde

Posted by Kindergarten on Friday September 26 at 04:41PM
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The heat didn't stop us

This week was a big week in Kindergarten. On Monday we invited the sixth graders over for lunch to beat the heat in our air conditioned classroom. Then, on Tuesday, the sixth graders made their way back to the
cottage for the official buddy selections.

After eating snack and playing with us a bit, they walked us to PE.

"We're building the lake with the buddies. My buddy is Roman! I like him because he is so
 nice." -Christian

"It was good playing on the monkey bars with Cate, she's my buddy." -Lila

This week we also had another special visitor. Millie Mozzarella, Dana's puppet,
who has been a long time friend of kindergarten came down to introduce herself  
to the new class. She was  rather shy but the kids did a wonderful job of
welcoming her into their class. 

"Oh that was Millie. She's sooo cute. She's really so cute." -Billie
Marilyn and Antonio worked with kids this week to create      
landscape tank art for Tom and Skittles. 
"Um, what I was thinking was drawing the trees and since they
were dark in one of the pictures I used black."

"I made our lizard; I made Skittles. And I drew a laydbug for him to
see." -Princeton
Kindergarteners began self studies this week. We started with two labs: a hair lab and a skin lab, 

"I was gluing it on. I used brown because my hair is really brown."-Alfie

"We were mixing the paint. That's what we were doing. I was making skin color of me. The little bit I made
was more like skin than the big one I painted." -Eddie

Our very first letter of the week was the letter F. Ruby's mom, Erica,
 came in to cook with us and made Fruit Pizza with the kids, YUM! 

"I was cooking fruit pizza. It wasn't really pizza, it was a giiiiaaant
cookie with cream cheese and fruit. We decorated it all with the
fruit." -Mae

"I am smoothing the frosting all on the cookie with Mommy and
Mae. And Lila, Obie, Jack, Princeton. I loved cooking with
my mommy." -Ruby

Friday's explore hour choices were so much fun this week! From creation station to cooperative games, water
color art and water table exploration, we were really groovin' in the cottage! 

"I made a jet pack and made goggles and I put the goggles inside my jetpack." -True

"We used the red water to make the ocean and then we used the water to make pies." -Blumes

"I was making art with the water drops and and water color."-Sofia

Posted by Kindergarten on Friday September 19 at 04:42PM
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September 12, 2014

This week was our first complete week in kindergarten! We spent a lot of time exploring our materials
and getting used to our daily schedule. Check out some of the fun, new things we did this week.

"Making our names with beans and with macaroni and cheese." - Obi

We explored our math manipulatives...

"Doing pegs. The pegs are something you put inside the white
dots and you can make a pattern or picture or anything." - Kate

The 6th graders came down and introduced themselves to us. 
We are very excited to choose our buddies next week.

"The one next to the girl (Scarlett) I think will be my buddy 'cause I like her." - Mae
"I'm playing water. I'm making a waterfall." - Princeton
"I'm drawing in my journal. It's something you write and draw, but most journals have little lines that you write inside of." - Clyde
"Us doing the painting in his class. I think it was good." - Julien
"We're drawing the sign-in sheet" - Paloma
"I'm making a pizza, cake and then some pie." - Christian

Posted by Kindergarten on Tuesday September 16 at 10:36AM
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Welcome to Mighty K!

This week the members of The Mighty K met their teachers, new friends, and got acquainted with the classroom!

Playtime with our class Savannah Monitor "Skittles".

Kindergartners explore Music with Carole.

Kindergartners work on decorating name tags for their cubbies.