Sunday, November 22, 2009

Kindergarten Pow Wow

Through the last couple weeks we have been learning about our tribe - the Nez Perce. They are a fascinating tribe that had a lot of respect for their land and their people. The kids loved learning about what excellent hunters they were, how they breed the Appaloosa horses, and how they respected the buffalo as their source of life. Here are some highlights from our big day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Long Night Moon - our November Book of the Month

This month our Principal Mrs. Phillips has a special reading of our November Book of the Month. This is a beautiful story that the whole family will enjoy. Here is Long Night Moon.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Skills Block in Kindergarten

Skills Block is a very important part of our day. In Kindergarten we spend about the first 45 minutes of our day in Skills Block. During this time we work on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, shared reading etc. We do many whole group activities which focus on these different areas. On Wednesdays, we will be doing Skills Block Centers which reinforces the skills we have been working on that week and prior. Here are some examples of activities from this week.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Our First Kindergarten Awards Ceremony

On Thursday we had our first Awards Ceremony. The kids worked very hard this first nine week period and it showed through their awards.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rafiki turns 8 weeks old

WOW...Rafiki has changed so much in the month that we have had him. He is not quite so little anymore. He still fits in one hand but not as well. He has learned how to run at full speed across the house! He loves to play with our dog Maxie by attacking her. He also loves to steal her toys and attack them too.

He learned to climb everything (even the stuff he is not supposed to).

The funniest thing he learned to do is hiss - he thinks it is going to scare the Maxie but it doesn't. When he gets mad, he wags his tail back and forth and puts his ears back. It only takes a moment until he is off running again. We go to the vet this week for his first set of shots and to see how much he is growing. The next big stage for a kitten is 12 weeks. I can't wait to see the difference!