Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We talked about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We used Play-doh to illustrate reusing! I had them make a ball, smash it, make a snake, smash it, make a happy face, smash it and then make a circle. We talked about how different objects can be reused and how Play-doh can show us that. We talked about how we can reuse paper, plastic bags, and plastic bottles!

What could be in the bag?

We played a game of inventory bags! In order for them to learn how to keep track of an amount of objects, we went through each bag and drew what we found!

1 2 3 4, see how high we can count to more!

The students made a counting book! We talked about counting in order and counting correctly. So they wrote the number, then drew that many of a certain object, and added that many stickers to that page!

Make, make, make a mark!

We had dot week at school! We talked about how they can be unique and themselves. However they make a mark in life should be their own!
Our Gifted and Talented teacher came and had them make a fingerprint on a piece of paper and make something out of it. Here is what they came up with!

What we made with shapes!

We talked about pattern blocks, and then I had them create a picture with the cut out shapes! They were creative and had a lot of fun with it!

Our sense of taste testing

In our exploring of the five senses, we taste tested different snacks. We test tasted: a bitter chocolate chip, a sweet lifesaver candy, a sour sour patch candy, and a salty cracker! Some thought the sour candy was pretty tart and sour! :)

Smell good stuff!

As we explored our five senses, we test smelled different liquids on cotton balls! They got to smell perfume, mouthwash, laundry soup, maple syrup, and pickle juice. They wafted the smell to their noses to smell them. They liked the laundry soup and mouthwash the most! They didn't like the pickle juice very much! I didn't either! :)

Our five senses!

We explored our five senses! I had them make posters to show the objects that they cpuld explore with each sense! They enjoyed working in groups!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Working with science tools!

We talked about using science tools and how to use them safely and correctly. The students got to work with droppers. They had to figure out how many drops of water it would take to fill the top of the penny before falling over the sides.
It was a fun hands on learning experiment!

Sorting by colors

We have many math manipulatives that we can sort. We sort them by shape, color, size, number of sides, and other ways as well. With buttons, the kids sorted by colors!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Science safety rules!

We talked about science safety rules this week. I had each table group illustrate a picture of those science safety rules!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Exploring math manipulatives!

2nd day of Kindergarten! Exploring the math manipulatives and already making some patterns! #polserproud

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Amazing Race for #ezstrong

Had fun during the Amazing Race with teachers from Killian MS, Arbor Creek MS, Independence Elementary, and Coyote Ridge! :) Getting ready for school to start on Monday!

Look Out Kindergarten Here We Come!

Our first day we listened to the story about Henry's 1st day of Kindergarten. We then made our own forst day of Kindergarten mouse! We color, cut, glued, and wrote our names!