• Teamwork All Around

This week was all about working with partners and helping a friend.  We did it in these photos, but also on the playground and many times when someone just needed a hand.   There were clean ups, walks to the nurse, lost and found searches, and invitations to join in for snack.

This photo is taken during a KT birthday announcement over the loud speaker.  Everyone claps when it's a classmate.  Claps from kindergarten friends in other classes can also be heard from the whole kindergarten wing.  How wonderful to be on a team that cheers for each other like this.

Our return to writing true stories has been an active, happy one.  We are very excited to recognize that it is so much easier than it was in the fall!  This week, we practiced using pictures to tell stories.  Our pictures tell who, where, and what on every page.  We also learned how to plan a story by telling it across fingers.  KT has many adventures to write about!

Since our focus is "writing for readers," we shared our writing with our reading partners.  We did exactly what we do during partner reading, but this time the books that we shared were written by each other.

We switched reading partners and found a new way to make a reading chart using selfies or the self timer.  These photos are taken by KT children.

Push With Force

We are continuing to learning about force and motion in science.  We tried to reach the stop sign and quickly learned that the magnitude of our force had to change from one push to another.  This is not so easy!

Exploring Measurement

We continued our work exploring measurement.  We measured using different units such as gems, cubes, and tiles.  On one day, we measured one object with three different units.  On another, we measured three objects using the same unit.  We made predictions about the length of our objects and were able to correct the measurements that did not make sense.

We made a project with colorful strips of paper, ribbon, and yarn.  Each person chose six pieces and lined them up by size.

We measured the strips of paper with a single unit. We noticed that the numbers get larger or smaller as you measure.  We were also quite good at estimating how long each one would be.  Many people chatted about measurement as they worked together.

Stay tuned next week as we say hello to the teens...