Thursday, January 22, 2015

Skull Sleuthing

Today we learned about different types of teeth and how what animals eat connects to the type of teeth they have.  We ate several different types of food to figure out which teeth we used to chew our food. Next we closely examined different animal skulls and teeth. We noticed a great deal about the size and feel of the teeth and skulls.  Then students used this information to begin to write and draw about what they had learned.  A big thank you to Denise Noble, parent volunteer and Four Winds volunteer, for presenting such a great science lesson.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Our class went snowboarding behind the school today.  Kindergarten students did a wonderful job snowboarding down the hill.  They took turns on snowboards and helped pull each other across flat ground.  We all had a wonderful time.  Thank you Mr. G. for a fun afternoon!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Movement in Kindergarten

Throughout the year we have been doing yoga, songs and games that include movement.  Students and teachers enjoy the opportunity to move and take a little break between  activities.  In fact, research shows that movement and brain breaks are helpful to students' learning.  Recently we discovered This site has many movement activities for students with great connections to literacy and math.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Kinderbuddies and Fourth Grade buddies

Just before the December break kindergarten students got together with their fourth grade buddies to make pomanders.  Students used cloves to create designs or patterns on oranges. These aromatic creations were sent home for students to enjoy with their families. This activity fit into our five senses science unit and our math patterning unit.  We were able to smell, see and touch our creations.
Thank you fourth graders for being so helpful to your kinderbuddies.  We also appreciate you listening to the books kindergarten scholars wrote about the Five Senses.  Thank you to Healthy Living as well, for providing Ms. Senning's class and our class with oranges and cloves for this project. We look forward to spending time with our fourth grade buddies in the New Year.