Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Snowy Day and a Visitor

It has been a busy couple of days in Kindergarten Plus!

On Monday, we worked on our Science Notebooks.  We have finished our unit on Paper and are writing about all the cool stuff we learned in this unit.

In Writing Workshop, we started a new Small Moments story yesterday.  Small Moment stories are when we think of something to write about and stretch it on to three pages.  We are focusing on details, stretching out our words and writing down the sounds that we hear, and sketching our pictures quickly. It is pretty amazing how much our writing has improved since September, but we will keep working on it so it gets even better.

We are still enjoying our lunch time.  It is a great time to socialize and get to know our friends.

We read the story "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats.  This book won a Caldecott Medal in 1962!! Be sure you ask your child what the Caldecott Medal is awarded for...they can tell you!

We started our own snowy day project.  Mrs. Radermacher is helping us with this.  It involves lots of painting so it will take about three days to complete it.  We will be sure to get some photos of the finished product!

We had a special visitor in our classroom this afternoon and her name is Miss Claire Elliott.  Claire is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse majoring in Elementary Education.  She is a 2011 graduate of Eastview High School and is spending some time observing in our classroom while she is home for her winter break.  We welcome Miss Claire and hope you enjoy learning in our Kindergarten Plus classroom.

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