Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Four Seasons

Before Christmas break our Science unit was seasons and weather. We took a week to learn about both, but I will blog about the seasons stuff first.
Here is the poem that we love to say:
These are the seasons,
Four in all,
Winter, Spring,
Summer, Fall.

So, we learned about a different season each day & then we made a tree to represent that season. Here are the pics...(Sorry, but blogger will not let me rotate them)

Our Winter treee was made by tracing a tree template, cutting it out & gluing it to blue paper, and then adding the snow with a Q-Tip. You can't tell, but before they dried we sprinkled glitter on them so they would have a little sparkle. :)

Spring trees were made the same way: trace, cut, glue. Then, they added the leaves and flowers with tissue paper.

Summer Trees were made with green torn paper.

Fall tree was made by using sponges to paint leaves onto the tree.

On Friday, we reviewed all the seasons, recited the poem & added it to our poetry journal. Then, we made the cover of our book. So cute! :)
This is one of the science projects that I love! The kids are always excited to get their finished books on Friday!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Where Have I Been?

I'm back!!
I know that I have been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad blogger lately! I'm back now & need to update about the things that have been going on in kindergarten.
Here are some photos of our happenings...

Here is a great making words magnet center! The gingerbread houses have words on them & the students read them  and make the words to match with the magnetic letters. When they finish, they write all the words down on list paper.

This is my labelling center. The students look to see what the label lines are pointing at, then they find the word from the word bank & write it into the label box. They LOVE doing these!

Syllable Center: They draw a card, clap the syllables and then sort it into the correct cookie jar.

This is a write the room activity with the word candycane.

Holiday books are always a hit in the listening center!

Everyone LOVES the pocketchart!
So, those are a few of the things that have been going on in our busy, busy kindergarten! I will try to do better posting!!