Monday, December 4, 2017

New Unit of Study…Eric Carle

Today we kicked off our new Unit of Study.  We will be learning about the author and illustrator Eric Carle.  We started out by looking at lots of Eric Carle's books.  Our job was to notice things about his books.



We are also very excited that our Literacy Coaches, Mrs. Fiedler and Mrs. Rapp, will be joining our class this week during our Literacy block.  They will be working with Mrs. Kurt and all of us to help us be better readers and writers.  We are glad that they are here and were able to share in our conversations about the Eric Carle books.


We started a list of the things we noticed about the Eric Carle books so far.  We will be digging in to them over the next few weeks and think we will be adding to this list!


We also had a surprise at the end of the day today.  Our class has surpassed our second goal for the APEX Fun Run, which takes place this Friday, December 8.  The reward for this was to have APEX Story Time, so Lightning Liv came this afternoon and read us the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.  She also handed out our bracelets for the day that had the theme of empathy.




It was a great day and we are super excited to learn more about Eric Carle.  Be sure to ask your child what the word illustrator means!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Mrs. Kurt's Kindergarten class!

Of course we needed a photo of our silly faces, too.

Thankful for...

Look at all the things these kindergartners are thankful for!




I am especially thankful for my 23 kindergartners, their families and Mrs. Grittner!

Special Thanksgiving Snack

In the spirit of the first Thanksgiving, we worked together to create a yummy snack mix for our snack today.  Many thanks to each of you for donating supplies for this fun activity.  The kids LOVED it!!!  A huge shout out to Mrs. Grittner, our new paraprofessional, for her help with this fun activity!!





Save a Turkey!

This week, our focus shifted a bit to Thanksgiving and being grateful.  We read Thanksgiving stories and did a few fun projects.  One of our most fun projects was our Save a Turkey project.  We made some pretty cute turkeys...







We brainstormed a list of ideas of things we could eat instead of turkey.  We came up with some pretty great ideas!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Thankful for Mr. Csargo

Today was a little bit rough for some of us in Kindergarten.  Today was Mr. Csargo's last day at Northview.  Mr. Csargo has been at Northview as long as we have…50 days!  He has been an amazing English Language teacher and Writer's Workshop co-teacher in our classroom with Mrs. Kurt.  Mr. Csargo read us a story called Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson.  In this story, Bear is in his den all alone, listening to the wind.  He is very bored and misses his friends terribly.  He decides to have a feast and invite all his friends over.  Except for he has one problem…his cupboard is bare!

Mr. Csargo talked with us about being thankful and grateful for things we have in our lives.  He told us that he was thankful for us.  He also shared that he is grateful for his family in Portugal and that he really misses them, just like Bear misses his friends in the story!  Mr. Csargo encouraged us to write about things we are thankful for in our lives.  We got our journals and got to work!





Like we always do, we shared our writing at the end of Writer's Workshop.  We learned that we are thankful for many, many things.  We are especially thankful for our time with Mr. Csargo and the time he spent in our classroom working with us.  Although we are sad he is leaving, we are very happy for him that he will be heading back to Portugal to be with his family.  We will miss you, Mr. Csargo and we wish you and your family all the very best!