|This week we began our study of birds. We wrote a list of what we know about birds |
and another list about what we want to know about birds. When we are finished with our studies, we will create a list about what we learned. One of our first activities was
learning about the different body parts a bird has. We made our own birds and drew
the environment we thought they might live in.
"Balden Eagles eat fish and when they're carrying fish they can pass right by nose
'cause I'm allergic to fish."
"Birds build nests." - Jack
"Some birds live underground, some birds live high up in trees." - Ruby
"Making my bald eagle. It is big and wise and powerful. It lives in the tree. It has
blueberries in the tree." - Alfie
|Today was pajama day at the Oaks. Kindergarteners dressed in their cozy jammies.|
"I slept in them so it would be easier for me to put them on." -Christian
"We're taking a picture and I'm with Christian and I'm holding my paper airplane like a
shade thing or something and bye bye." Ollie
"We were taking a picture of people who were in pajamas. My pajamas are all around
the whole entire world, so if you want to go to a place you could just find it on my body
because I have a lot of places on my body." - Kate
I'm standing with my friends before lunch on pajama day. My pajamas had kitties and
hearts and it says 'I love Hello Kitty'." - Mae
"There pajamas: Ninja Turtles, kinda the same as Princeton's." - William
|We had a bunch of fun activities at explore time today. We made flower pens and |
conditioner clay. Also, for this week's letter, S, Lila's mom and dad came in and made sandwiches with us. They were so delicious, some people had thirds!
"We used strawberry conditioner and then we put 4 bowls of corn starch and then we
really mixed it and then it made it: Goo." - Neva
"I'm pressing down the panini maker. It's gonna make the paninis." - Paloma
"We made grilled cheese: cheese and bread." - Clyde
"We're making flower pens: tissue paper, pipe cleaners, and tape." - Sofia
|Right back into the swing of things...|
We hope everyone had a lovely two week break and we are so glad to be
reunited here in the cottage. This week we eased our way back into routines and enjoyed a bit of catch up with our friends after missing everyone.
"I found this flower on my way to school and then I even noticed it was the same
one that is in the book." Neva
"I am making flower soups in the sand." Billie
"Oh, we were just doing lego with my friends." Alfie
|Friday Fun! |
We kept busy this Friday with our assembly, art, music and of course cooking
our letter of the week. Our guest cooks this week were Erika and Donald,
Princeton's parents. In honor of our letter of the week, G, we made
Gaga Guacamole, delicious!
" In music we sang songs and played instruments." Ruby
" In art we made birds. I made a super bird but I actually made it a super bird by accident." Ollie
"Those are goggles, we were cutting stuff for guacamole, like
onions, so we didn't want our eyes to burn. So, if you touched your eyes they could sting but if you touched the goggles it would just
be a bit little blurry." Kate
"We were just making guacamole with my mom and my dad and
Blumes and Kate and Jack and Clyde. It was easy to make and then we are gonna eat it." Princeton
The students realized that Chunky the Squirrel was digging up the seeds we planted in our garden. Students suggested that we build a scarecrow to scare Chunky away.
We brainstormed as a class about what things we need to build a scarecrow and then we worked on blueprints of what our ideal scarecrow would look like.
"I was drawing my blueprint for the scarecrow. I want him to be robotic!"-Clyde
KINDERGARTENS FIRST FIELD TRIP TO UNDERWOOD FAMILY FARMS-
We had an amazing time exploring life on a farm.
This was several Kindergartners first time riding a school bus.
From the looks on their faces we think they enjoyed it!
"We are getting in the bus! It was my first time on a bus it was the best time of my life!"-Alfie
STRAWBERRY FIELDS AND WAGON RIDES-
We got to ride on a wagon driven by our special Farmer Tour Guide.
Our first stop was picking strawberries. We could only pick berries that were red, and didn't have any white spots!
We could even eat one while picking!
"I was riding on the tractor. Me and William are looking at strawberries."-True
"I'm holding strawberries and looked under plants for ripe ones. They tasted sour but good"-Chrisitan
Farmer Val taught us how to pick, carrots, radishes, kale, and beets.
We had to get down and dirty!
"I'm picking a round carrot. It was delicious. I rinsed it, peeled it, and ate it. It tasted like a regular carrot but way sweeter. I ate two!"-Kate
ANIMALS AND PLAYTIME-
We had a little time to look at the animals and play on haystacks!
"I'm looking at a turkey at the Family Farms."-Mae
"I was sliding down. I didn't know if it was fun or fun. It was bumpy but I liked it!"-Obi
"We are climbing on the hay stacks. I really like climbing!"-Jack
COOKING THE LETTER "Q"-
Today Blume's mom Jen, came and made Quaker Oat Cookies.
Boy were they yummy!
"I was holding the bowl for Jack to stir for the Quacker cookies."-Blumes
STARBURST COMES OUT TO PLAY-
"We were feeding Starburst with the lettuce. We held hands so she wouldn't run off the table!"-Billie
|Former kinder parent Matt Brown, our garden specialist, and his daughters Georgia and Olympia, came in to |
help us plant our Spring garden.
"We're like getting our plants to go plant our carrot plants." - Neva
"We're doing the plants. He brought his kids because they go to this school. He helped us plant the garden." - Clyde
"We're gardening with someone who that's his job. I planted watermelon." - William
"We're planting with him because we were making our garden." -Alfie
"I was planting my carrot seed and he telled me where to plant it and Frederica, Mae, and Jack were waiting in line 'cause the wanted to plant carrots too." - Lila
"We are planting our garden with Matt, a very good gardener." - Jack
"I'm a planting the seeds in my hole that I made and I'm telling Avery how many seeds to put in." -Hudson
"We're planting broccoli beans." - Avery
"Watering my plant: watermelon." - Ollie
|"I am gardening with a special gardener. We planted dill." - Mae||"He's handing us seeds and then we're planting them." |
We added a new job to the job chart
|We discussed that |
one thing seeds need to grow is water. So,
we added watering
our garden to the job chart.
"I was watering a plant because my job this
week is watering the
plants." - Arabella
"If we don't put water
in, then the flowers will die." - Princeton
A new installation
A white board was
Letter of the Week
Mardi Gras Celebration!
Tuesday was the start of Mardi Gras! Ollie's parents came in and shared a Mardi Gras story, passed out green, gold, and purple Mardi Gras beads, and made beignets!
"My Dad and I were passing out beads because it was Mardi Gras Day!!!"-Ollie
The Oaks' Post Office opened last week and The Mighty K jumped right in to letter writing.
We started by learning the basic structure of a letter . Then we wrote letters to our buddies.
"I was reading the board to get words to write a letter to my buddy" Princeton
ORANGE JUICE WITH ANTONIO
Antonio came to Mighty K to make fresh orange juice with oranges from his tree!
"I made orange juice from Toto's (Antonio) tree at home." Mae
The Kindergarten Class worked with Carole & Sherry for our 2nd Assembly.
We sang The Garden Song and did a folk dance called "Jump Jim Joe".
"We are singing and dancing to 'Jump Jim Joe'."-Christian
COOKING THE ALPHABET LETTER Z:
Kate's mom Stefanie came to make Zebra Stripe Cupcakes! Yum!
"I was cooking a Zebra Cupcake!"-Ruby
Painting a Mural
Cooking in K
"I LIKE..." BOOKS!
This week the Kindergartners worked on making books about things they like to do.
Ideas ranged from video games, bunnies, and cooking with their parents!
"I'm working on my I like books. One page is about bunnies and another is about Buttercup."-Arabella
SINGING WITH CAROLE...
The Kindergartners are working on a song to sing for our upcoming Assembly on February 20th!
We can't wait for you to hear it!
FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE!
Some friends, painted flowers for classroom decorations.
Maybe some of these flowers will grow in our garden!
"I'm making flowers out of paint. I made a daisy."-Neva
STARBURST GETS A BATH!
"We are giving Starburst a bath. She just walked a little bit. She didn't really get into the water."-Sophia
COOKING THE ALPHABET: WHOLE WHEAT WAFFLES WITH FRESH WHIPPED CREAM
Paloma and her parents helped us cook this week.
"We are making waffles with Daddy. They are whole wheat waffles."
How Do Seeds Travel?
Parts of a Plant
Cooking with K
Choose groups to clone to: