Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fish Day

Today was Fish Day!  Center time was in all five kindergarten classrooms.  What a treat to visit the other classrooms!  An amazing aquarium in the kindergarten hallway was created with all the artwork.



















Monday, January 29, 2018

Superfish Presented by Mr. Mussellman



Today Mr. Musselman visited the K classes.  Mr. M. told us scientists sort animals into two groups, vertebrates and invertebrates. We belong to the vertebrate group because we have a backbone.  Mollusks belong to the invertebrate group because they do not have backbones.  He talked to us about the animals we will see at the aquarium.

Like all birds, penguins have feathers and beaks.

 Here's a sea star.

Mollusks belong to the invertebrate group because they do not have backbones.  Take a look at these mollusks; mussel, oyster, clam and scallop shells.

Lobster Claws






Meet Superfish













Friday, January 26, 2018

January News

Wednesday, January 31 - Fish Day - The children will have the opportunity to visit the K classes for fun fishy activities.  We will create an aquarium in the hallway with all the fishy artwork.  It would be great to have a few parent volunteers to help out on Fish Day from 9:00 - 10:00.  Please let me know if you are available to help out.

Thursday, February 1 - Aquarium Field Trip


FW students have been earning coupons for outstanding effort.









Friday, December 22, 2017

The Kindergarten Ballet

Thank you to all who joined us for the kindergarten ballet!  The children worked very hard and were thrilled to dance on stage for family, friends and classmates.  What an accomplishment!


Have a great vacation and see you on Tuesday, January 2.















Sunday, December 17, 2017

Block Zoos and Hedgehog Visit

Reminder
On Thursday, December 21 The Kindergarten Ballet will perform dances from The Nutcracker.  Family and friends are invited to the FW auditorium at 9 AM.  The performance is approximately 30 minutes.  Room 114 will dance to Spanish Chocolate.  Please have your child wear black (or dark), red or white clothing on that day.  For example, your child could wear black (or dark) pants and a white or red shirt.  Girls may wear dresses.  Plaids, stripes, and patterns work fine.  Please do not go out and buy anything new! Let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you.



Our final block zoos . . .







A big thank you to Ms. P., from the science center, for presenting a fun filled hedgehog presentation.
  
*Ask your child how a hedgehog protects himself.  A hedgehog has quills, it can tuck himself in a ball, and it makes noises.
*What does a hedgehog eat?  A hedgehog eats fruits, vegetables, eggs, snakes, spiders, snails, mice, and scorpions. But the hedgehog's favorite food is insects.  An animal that eats insects as an insectivore.

Model of a quill.

Look closely and you will see a quill on Ms. P.'s finger.








Friday, December 8, 2017

December News



                                                         


Families and friends are invited to attend The Kindergarten Ballet on Thursday, December 21 at 9 AM. Room 114 will dance to Spanish Chocolate.  Please have your child wear black (or dark), red or white clothing on that day.  For example, your child could wear black (or dark) pants and a white or red shirt. Girls may wear dresses.  Plaids, stripes, and patterns work fine.  Please do not go out and buy anything new! Let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you.


Outdoor Recess - Weather permitting, we will continue to go outside for recess.  Don't forget hats and mittens/gloves.  Children wearing snowpants and boots are allowed to play in the snow.

* * * We are collecting empty paper towels tubes for an art project.  * * *

This week was a fun filled week!  In the classroom, the children decorated gingerbread kids and are working on making Nutcrackers.  The children thoroughly enjoyed going to the Nutcracker Ballet on Thursday.


 Decorating gingerbread kids  . . .



Making Nutcracker faces . . . 

We read Snow Dance by Lezlie Evans.




Room 114's Snow Dance
Whirling, Swirling, Snowflakes Twirling . . . 








Friday, November 17, 2017

Veterans Day and Clouds with Mr. Musselman

Save the Date!
Thursday, December 21 @ 9 AM
FW Auditorium
Family and friends are invited to the Kindergarten Ballet.  The kindergarten classes will perform dances from the Nutcracker Ballet.  Stay tuned for more information.



Last week we gathered in the gymnasium for a Veterans Day Assembly.  Kindergarten recited a poem titled, The Flag.  Fifth Graders from Room 202  demonstrated how to fold the American Flag.   Ms. Gendron performed Taps.











In honor of Veterans Day, we made an American flag.  Be sure to ask your child about the American flag.  How many stars are on the flag?  How many stripes are on the flag?


A big thank you to Mr. Musselman from the Burlington Science for visiting the kindergarten classrooms and sharing with us his knowledge on clouds.

What did we learn?

Clouds come in different shapes and form in different parts of the sky.  Different kinds of clouds tell us about different kinds of weather.
Cirrus Clouds - form very high in the sky, where it is cold and can form before a storm
Cumulus Clouds - look like puffy cotton balls, they form low in the sky
Nimbus Clouds - rain may be on the way
Stratus Clouds - are like damp sheets, hang low in the sky and often cover the whole sky, rain or snow may be on the way

Can you make your own cloud?  Yes, Mr. M. showed us how. . .   Clouds are made up of three ingredients, water, heat and cold air.