This week was a short, but nonetheless, busy week! Kindergartners listened, discussed, read, and explored shapes. We explored shapes in nature, at school, and in our world. We finished up the week by collaborating with peers and creating "Shape Haunted Houses " made out of recyclable materials. I think we have some future architects and designers in our classroom. Their houses were spooktacular!
Kindergartners use tools to help them learn and explore the world around them. This week in kindergarten we::
Kindergartners really enjoy collaborating and using STEM activities to demonstrating what they know. We had a wonderful time creating tools with our learning partners and sharing our creations!
Kindergarten students are learning about their five senses. This week kindergarten student highlights include:
A special thank you to Spinelli's Market for being so accommodating to our kindergarten classes. We had a terrific time using our senses as we explored the market and the coffee shop. The cheese and ice cream were delicious. What a great way to end our week!
This week in kindergarten we continue learning about "What can we learn when we try new things?" We focused on how we move and how trying new things helps us to learn. We listened and read the story of "The Tortoise and Hare." We discussed how each of us has unique qualities, and it is important for us to use them and work hard so that we can always have ongoing learning and success.
We explored movement and trying new things on our field trip to Berry Patch Farms. Kindergartens ventured through mazes, walked around live animals, enjoyed a bumpy hay ride, and learned about the pumpkin lifestyle. We enjoyed discovering a new place with our friends.
In math, we used our pumpkin and math skills to answer the question:"How can we measure our pumpkins?" Kindergartners counted unifix cubes and rulers to measure height. They also used measuring tapes for the circumference, and a scale to measure the weight. We compared our pumpkins to our friends' pumpkins. We also drew and labeled detailed pictures of our pumpkin and recorded our individual pumpkin's data.
We concluded the week with a special Appalachian Dance taught by our amazing dance teacher Mrs. Fegley. All the kindergarten classes joined together to learn new movements, try new things, and celebrate one another while learning a new dance. It was wonderful to have our Park Hill kindergarten students working together as a community. Most importantly, they had lots of FUN while doing it. At Park Hill Elementary, kindergarten students are ongoing learners!