Sunday, October 25, 2015

Goodbye...

One of our "Wolff Pack" buddies is beginning a new school on Monday...we will miss you buddy! 

Spiders, Spiders, Spiders!

We have become ARACHNID experts! This past week we read several non-fiction books about spiders. In addition, each student used a hand lens to observe and record data about different types of spiders. We created a Museum of Spiders on our bulletin board, the students created their own spider research booklet! I am very proud of how far they have come both as scientists and as writers! 



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Who am I? Ghost Writing




October Writing Journals

On Friday we began our October writing journals. Each Friday students will get to write an entry on any topic that they would like to. They will also get a chance to write about their favorite activity in specials classes that week. 

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Monday, October 12, 2015

MoNsTeR Writing!

The students created their monster books last week. They designed their own monsters and then wrote about them. We also read Monsters Inc. and they chose between Mike or Sullivan to add to their book! We have bee focusing on using a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence, spaces in between words in the sentence and ending the sentence with punctuation.







Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pigeon!

Last week we read all kinds of books written by Mo Willems. The pigeon books do a great job of highlighting punctuation! The students wrote a sentence for statement, question and exclamation on their pigeon speech bubble. I am so proud of them! 





Saturday, October 3, 2015

Field Trip to McKenna Children's Museum!

We were very fortunate to receive a grant from the New Braunfels McKenna Children's Museum. The Kindergarten students got to take a 2 hour field trip to the museum on Friday. At the museum they got to explore the various activities that the museum has to offer and participate in an interactive science show. The students had a blast and learned some awesome science information as well! We will have a full day field trip in the Spring as well...stay tuned! 




Fine Motor & Social Development

The students believe that they are "playing"; however they are working on building dexterity and developing appropriate social skills. Students use puppets to develop oral language, play dough to work on their fine motor development and legos to strengthen their imagination and creativity. What might seem like "play" is actually imperative to their development.