We are so excited about the Kite Day we have planned with our 5th grade Reading Buddies! This event will take place on the afternoon of April 4th. In Kindergarten we are currently learning about the 4 seasons and the characteristics of different types of weather. Our Kite Day will be a culminating activity to end our weather unit. The students will be learning as much as they can about wind, and they will also be researching different types of kites!
We have had a great time learning about 2D and 3D shapes! We focused on the following 2D shapes: rectangles, squares, circles, hexagons, and triangles. We have also been working with the following 3D shapes: cylinders, spheres, cones, and cubes. Check out some of the ways we learned about shapes!
We had so much fun celebrating Dr. Suess, his birthday, and his wonderful books last week during Read Across America! We did a lot of things to celebrate, and we had a ton of fun!
We studied a lot of rhyming words and word families he used in his books.
See pictures below to find out everything we did!
We also had several students in our class participate in the potato character contest! We had some amazingly creative potatoes! Way to go! Our friend Madison actually won a prize for her Cat in the Hat potato! Everyone did such a good job!
We have been watching the American bald eagles on the campus of Berry College in Georgia. We started watching them as part of our American symbols unit, and it also relates to our animal life cycle unit that will come up later in the year.
Today, Berry College hosted a live chat with their local eagle expert. They asked for questions to be submitted on Twitter so our class wrote a question and sent it (hoping it would be one of the questions picked to be answered!). The students worked hard to compose the tweet by making sure we used capital letters where needed and the correct punctuation! They also helped spell the words and choose how we would say it. And their hard work paid off! Our question was answered during the live chat!
Here is a link to the live chat where our question was answered. It is answered at 11:00 minutes in if you want to just fast forward! The kids were so excited and pretty impressed when they heard our school name:
The answer to our question:
The eaglet eats 10-12 times a day which adds up to about 1/2 a fish each day!
Check out the eagles here:http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/
My name is Kristina Thompson, and this will be my 11th year teaching! I have taught Pre-Kindergarten for 6 years in Chester County, and this will be my 5th year teaching Kindergarten at Old Pointe Elementary with Mrs. Dawson. I am so excited to spend the next 180 days with your children! Here we go!