Today, our kindergarteners made the long journey on foot through smoldering heat to the Soledad High School farm! Students as part of research for their writing activities got to experience and examine the different types of farm life, including sheep, steer, chicken, goats, ducks, and bunnies. They enjoyed it so much and were actually relatively drained by the end of the trip.
Take a look at some of the highlights of the event.
Congratulations! Your children have made it to the 100th day of kindergarten! Our students are 100 days smarter, more mature, and more equipped to navigate our 21st century world. To celebrate school, our class participated in many activities, including counting to 100 (of course!), coloring 100 things, counting by 10s to 100, and making a crown on their head, anointing them with 100 days of smartness. Here are some pictures of the festivities.
Students this week participated in building stable structures utilizing different materials. They used their imagination to engineer and collaborate to do so, using their classmates' ideas to further develop their own projects.
Students culminated the last day of school for 2017 with a relaxing (for them 😅) schedule of activities for students to explore. Students came back from their trip around the world with a suitcase full of memories learning about the different celebrations in different places. If your children came home hyper, that's because thanks to your help we had many treats and eats to enjoy here.
Thank you so much for your support this half of the year. Thank you to all who were able to give us a bountiful supply of food to enjoy. And thank you to all you students for making the Teacher's job the most amazing one anyone could have.😃
Our students are traveling the world this week. They packed their suitcases and will be visiting different countries to learn about traditions and celebrations in those places. China, Israel, Mexico, and Germany will be some of their destinations. Here we see students working on several activities related to those cultures.
Congratulations to our students of the month for these months and to our Bucket Filler of the month! Here are some pictures of the assembly and some of our activities throughout the day.
Many have asked how they can help our classroom. I'm happy to announce that we have officially started an online fundraiser to purchase some items to build our classroom!
As many of you have come to know, I am new to kindergarten and after a few months have assessed what may be beneficial to build our classroom environment. Please read the post, and if your circumstances permit, you may choose to donate any amount you wish.
Donor's Choose, the non-profit hosting the fundraiser, communicates this:
"Tell donors to double donations up to $50 by adding the promo code LIFTOFF at checkout for the next 8 days."
Thank you immensely for considering this, and feel free to post a screenshot of this to any of your social media pages! 🙏🏻😃
Hour of Code is a week-long event that exposes students to the language and critical thinking behind coding. This year, Hour of Code will take place anywhere between December 4-10, 2017. All grade levels are invited to participate, as well as parents at home. Check out code.org for activities to do during this event.
With conferences and the testing leading up to it, students have had a long period of learning, deserving of a break. The Roar Store let kids celebrate an intense week and a long deserved vacation.
Thank you to all of you for making the time to do homework with your kids, bringing them to school on time, and for adapting your busy schedules to talk about your child's progress. You all deserve kudos for being great parents. Have a refreshing and pleasant vacation with your families!😃
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