Friday, September 27, 2013

Apple Poem, Quilt and Family Fun Night

It has been a busy but FUN week in Kindergarten Plus.  We made a project to go with the new apple poem we learned.  The poem goes like this:

Eat an apple.
Save the core.
Plant the seeds.
And grow some more!



We also made quilt squares for our class quilt.  Today we worked together to assemble the quilt.  Did you know that assemble means to put something together?  We know that now!  We saw lots of patterns in the quilt.  We noticed that the patterns went across, up and down and diagonally.  We also noticed lots of triangles and squares in this quilt.  We even wrote about it, too.


Tonight was the first PTO Family Fun Night.  It was held on the playground and it was a blast.  Mrs. Kurt was getting a little tired trying to keep up with her friends on the playground equipment.  Thanks to the Northview PTO for sponsoring this event and many thanks to our families that attended!




Thanks for a great week.  Have a good weekend!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Applesauce and Reader's Workshop

Such an exciting morning!  We made (and ate) applesauce.  Thanks so much to everyone who sent in apples so we could make this.  It was really good.



In Reader's Workshop, we talked about where readers read.  We thought about places we have seen people reading.  Then we chatted with a partner about all the places we have seen people reading and what they were reading.

We really had some amazing things to share.  We have seen people reading in the grocery store, at home, at school, on airplanes and even at church.  We have also seen people reading all kinds of phones, iPads, iPods, magazines, books, computers, road signs, newspapers...even directions for toys, such as legos, etc.  We came to the conclusion that readers read many different things, and they pretty much read anywhere!

Then we decided to find places in our room where we could read.  We got books and set off to find our  own cozy reading spot.  Even if we couldn't read all the words in the books we chose, we could still look at the pictures and even make up a story.  It was really cool to do what readers do!



Tomorrow we will finish our shoo fly quilt for math and a cool sequencing activity about apples.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Apple Tasting and Graphing

Today for our apple unit, we did something new.  We tasted three different types of apples.  We each got to try a piece of a yellow, red and green apple.  Ms. Arboe passed out the apples and we tasted each one.


After we tasted each type of apple, we had to decide which one was our favorite.  Then we organized this information by using two different kinds of graphs so we could analyze our data!  Mrs. Kurt was really proud of us because everyone participated in this activity, too.

First, we made a graph using tally marks.


Then we used a giant floor graph to show our favorite kind of apple.

We discovered that the most popular kind of apple was the red apple.

We also made shape people this afternoon using squares, circles and rectangles.  We did a really good job following directions and putting our people together.



Tomorrow we will make applesauce for our snack.  We are pretty excited!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apples and More Shapes

Today we started a unit on apples.  We read a nonfiction book called "Apple Trees" by Robin Nelson and learned many facts about apples and apple trees.  Then we made apples to hang in our classroom.


Mrs. Kurt and Ms. Arboe said we are getting really good at following directions!

They turned out really cute and look so nice hanging in our classroom!


We are continuing our work with shapes.  We have been sorting shapes by different attributes.  


It was a Marvelous Monday!