Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Update!

I want to start out this post by saying I am thinking and praying for all of the families in Connecticut. I truly cannot imagine how horrific that was for everyone involved. I hugged my babies extra tight yesterday when they left. May those families find some comfort in their pain. 

Now to some updates in my kinder classroom! We have been doing a few creative writing projects, and I love seeing what they come up with! 
First, We read this book...
 It is so cute! It talks about how Santa gets a new suit and no one likes it! I challenged my kinders to give Santa a new suit and then write about it! After teaching writing the way I have, their writing is amazing! I am kicking myself for never doing a draft book EVERYDAY before. Here is what they came up with:
An Army suit for Santa!
An owl suit for Santa
A King suit for Santa!
An Astronaut suit for Santa
 Later on this week we did a project where they had to take a candy cane and turn it into something else. We do DoodleLoops for morning work sometimes, where it has a random shape on it and they turn it into whatever they want. It is very cool to see what they come up with! Here are some of the candy cane creations:
So creative! Proud of my littles. :)

We also have been doing graphing during math. Loving it! We made this tree, and then each of them colored an ornament. Then we did a tally chart to count how many and made a bar graph of all the colors. 
In Science we have been talking about the day sky and night sky. We did this version of a compare and contrast. It was sent from a sweet friend at another school in our district. They drew where they lived, then we glued black and blue pieces of paper together and they drew what they know is in that sky.
So that is what has been up in my kinder classroom! We are done on Friday and the kiddos are ready! So is their teacher. :)