Our overall theme for the week was family. Kindergartners discussed how their families are special. They listened and talked about who the people in their family are, special things they do with their family, and special places they go with their family. They enjoyed making connections with their peers about things they have in common as well as learning about things that were different. We ended our week with a final art project in which they students created and framed their own family portraits. If you haven't seen them yet, make sure to try and stop by and see them outside of our classroom. We love our unique and diverse families, and so will you!
In math, we continue to learn about numbers by playing games and exploring different objects and ways to count. The kids love collaborating to solve problems. They are also enjoying our calendar routines. We use our number of the day to solve many different problems. On Monday, we will start our number fourteen, we are slowly making our way to 100.
It was a busy four day week, but we still had time to celebrate friendships, our creativity, and do a lot of learning. Kindergartners welcomed Miss Aspen to our room who will be joining us as a student teacher from the University of Wyoming this spring. She is nurturing, kind, energetic, ready to learn and will be an amazing asset to our classroom. We can't wait!
We are also thrilled to have been selected as the recipients of the Van Gogh award for excellence in art at Park Hill on our first full week of school, and this week we received the Beethoven for excellence in music. Congratulations to our kindergartners for showing off the Park HIll ROAR behaviors!