March was a lion! Lots of snow days!!!! But even though we missed a few days of school we still had fun learning and reading in the library. This March we learned about St. Patrick’s Day and the country of Ireland. We searched for the leprechaun’s gold and even built traps to catch one! We visited with our favorite library bunny, Houdini, and read about a bunny who didn’t want to be a bunny anymore. We used props to retell the story and learned that it’s pretty fun pretending to be a bunny!
February was a short month full of fun!
We learned about Groundhog Day....I guess the groundhog was right....6 more weeks of winter!!!!! Explored with shadows. Built igloos and burrows. Learned about arctic and antarctic animals and tracks in the snow.
We read lots of Valentine stories and made special cards and pictures for our Valentines. We especially loved "Froggy's First KIss" by Jonathan London. We enjoyed retelling the story, except the part where he gets kissed! YUCK!
Since the Winter Olympics were held in February we were curious about different Winter sports. We really liked watching the halfpipe snowboarders and the ski jumpers! We practiced our measuring skills by launching our own "ski jumpers" to see who would jump the farthest. Well next we move on to March....in like a lion and out like a lamb. I hope Spring will be here soon!
The weather has been cold outside but inside the Library we’re warm and having lots of fun.
We’ve been working with robots and coding and learning how to use QR Codes to find information and listen to books in the listening center. We built an igloo where we can “chill” out and read. We built a snowman out of boxes and igloos out of blocks and recycled materials and we practiced our sight words in the ice fishing center. We had a visit from some reptiles and a an alligator named Wally.
Our families got to come to school and play on Literacy Night and guess who was there? PETE THE CAT!!!!!
We had a great January!
We’ve been busy little elves this December!
We’ve read many different versions of the gingerbread man...he’s been a cowboy, a bear, a ninja, a gordita, even a gingerbread girl!
We’ve been having discussions about why the gingerbread cookie never wanted to swim across the river. We did science experiments to learn what happens when a cookie gets wet! It’s pretty gross! We also tried to build a structure like a bridge, boat, airplane, or a house to help our gingerbread cookies stay safe.
In preschool we have also been experimenting with slime! We’re learning how to follow a recipe and how to measure the ingredients. It was really icky but fun! Look at the slimey trees we made!
In December we also celebrate Computer Science Week amd the Hour of Code. We worked with real robots to learn how to program them to do what we want them to do. We learned about problem solving and giving directions by speaking the computer’s language! We even used the Cubetto robots to help the Gingerbread Man get away safely!
December is almost over and we’ve still got lots to do before vacation. I hope that all of our friends and families have a safe and joyful holiday!
During the first quarter the entire kindergarten at Robertson Elementary worked together to write safety rules for our new playground. Each class worked with a specific piece of equipment and wrote rules so that we can all play safely together. We put together a book of playground rules for everyone to share.
We called our project: P.O.S.T.
Which stands for Playing Outside Safely Together
We even made a movie about how to be safe on the playground!
Check it out here: youtu.be/ESC4Iq8-A1I
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This November we are thankful for all the new stories that we have read in Library class!
First, we helped Pete the Cat solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes in "Pete the Cat & the Missing Cupcakes" by James and Kimberly Dean. We examined clues and questioned characters until we found the suspect....Grumpy Toad! We helped Pete and Grumpy solve the problem by making new "cupcakes" for the party.
Next, we learned about the four seasons of the year. We discussed the weather for each season and all the fun activities that you can do in winter, spring, summer, and fall. We read the silliest book about a tree that does not like the season of fall. "Fall is Not Easy" by Marty Kelley took us on a journey through a tree's life during all four seasons. Winter, spring, and summer were easy for the tree but when it is time for fall he has a difficult time "changing!" Ask me about some of the silly things the tree turned into! For activity time we designed our own silly trees just like the ones in the story.
Finally, it was almost Thanksgiving Day so we had to help save our turkey friends! We read a story about a turkey who tries to disguise himself so that the farmer can't find him and "gobble" him up on Thanksgiving Day! "Run, Turkey, Run" by Diane Mayr was a funny fiction story about a turkey disguising himself as other barnyard animals. He finally finds the perfect disguise.....ask me what it is! We took turns dressing our turkey puppet up as different characters...Sponge Bob Turkey Pants, Turkey Mouse, Turkey Sheep, Turkey-saurus Rex, and Turkey Jaws.
Have a great holiday friends! I am thankful to be able to share so many stories and activities with your children!
October has been a busy month! We've been working on following directions and routines while learning how to be problem solvers.
This month we read "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything" by Linda D. Williams, "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle, "Skeleton Hiccups" by Margery Cuyler, "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" by Joe Troiano, and "Froggy's Halloween" by Jonathan London.
We worked on sequencing the stories using details from the book and coming up with solutions to solve the problems of the characters in the stories.
This month we learned: why farmers need scarecrows; all about spiders and their 8 legs; skeletons and x-rays (not the scary kind, but the skeleton we have under our skin); we discussed shapes that roll and those that don't; and we learned about the season of Fall/Autumn.
Hi! I'm the PK-K Librarian at both Robertson & Captain Hunt Schools. This will be my 6th year in the district and I'm looking forward to another year teaching PK & K!