Monday, September 28, 2015

A Busy Week in Kindergarten!

We had a very busy week in Kindergarten!  The week began with our rescheduled bus safety drill.  We learned how we could safely exit a school bus in the event of an emergency.  We also learned how to safely get on and off the bus and how to cross in front of the bus, too.  Thanks to the District 196 Transportation Department for conducting this safety exercise.



We had a special visitor this week.  Miss Lauren, from Minneapolis Children's Hospital, was here to teach us about staying healthy during flu season.


She taught us four easy things we can all do to stay healthy…
1.  Wash your hands.
2.  Vampire sneeze
3.  Don't share food or drinks.
4.  Get a flu shot

Then we got to practice washing our hands properly.  She gave us some special lotion that we put on our hands.  We looked at our hands under a special light to see where the "germs" were.  Then we washed our hands and checked under the light again.  Some of us discovered that we need to wash a little better!!!  Thank you Miss, Lauren, Children's Hospital and Mrs. Sue Hannasch for scheduling this event for our class!



Mrs. Dahl's fifth grade class stopped by this week.  They read us stories...


…and performed some short plays for us, too.

The week ended with our first Family Fun Night of the 2015 - 2016 school year.  It was playground night.  It was a beautiful evening and we were so happy to have so many Northview families attend.  If you were unable to make it, no worries!  We have more Family Fun Nights scheduled throughout the year.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Finding the Gingerbread Man

On Wednesday, we could hardly concentrate on our work because we were so excited for snack time.  But when we went to the kitchen to pick up our gingerbread man, he was GONE!!!

Miss Deb felt pretty bad that he ran away.  He even took the tray with him!

Then we remembered that in Kindergarten, when we have a problem, we solve it.  We told Miss Deb, "No worries!"

We decided we needed to work together and search the school to find our special snack.  We could not believe how many friends at Northview tried to help us!  Mrs. Ellingworth and her first graders, Mrs. Putz and her first graders, Mrs. Trachsel and her third graders, Ms. Elsen and her third graders, Mrs. Buresh and Ms. Jorgensen in the office, Mrs. Town, Mrs. Hannasch, Mr. Ball, Mrs Dahl and her fifth graders, Mrs. Fleck, Ms. Fifield, Ms. Kieltyka and Mrs. Radermacher…there are so many super nice people at Northview and they are all happy to help us whenever we need any help!  We looked everywhere!



We looked and looked.  We did not give up and finally we found him hiding right across the hall from our room in Mr. Ball's office!

So we took a photo with him before snack time...

…and of course we took a photo with our silly faces!

The gingerbread man snack tasted really good and we had such a great day!  YUM!


The Gingerbread Man

On Tuesday, we read a story called The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone.  It was a really good story and it also made us hungry for some gingerbread.  So……we decided to make our own gingerbread man for our snack on Wednesday.  

First we needed a recipe and then we needed to gather our ingredients and tools for baking!


We learned the importance of everyone working together and how much we really needed our whole class to help out!






When we finished mixing the dough, we made our gingerbread man.  Everyone helped stir the dough.  We did the best we could!


Now we were ready to take him to the kitchen to go in the oven.  But first, Mrs. Town stopped by to see what we were up to!

When we got to the kitchen, we asked Miss Deb to please bake our gingerbread man.  We also asked her to be careful when she opened the oven door…just in case!

We can't wait for tomorrow to eat this yummy snack!