Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Dice Game Fun...

We have been busy learning about Farm animals and preparing for Thanksgiving at the same time. We found a fun dice game to play called "Roll A Turkey". All you need to play is a partner (makes it more fun), pencils, dice, papers and the "Roll A Turkey" drawing guide. We found our drawing guide at the "Little Giraffes" website. We are learning that it takes careful thought and planning to roll the die and get all the parts of your turkey drawn in just the right places. Click on the turkey below to get a copy of the drawing guide. Grab a friend and give it a try!
Thanks to the folks at Little Giraffes!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dancing In Kindergarten...

Every now and then, we take a break from our normal routine for a little extra fun. Last Friday we invited our Kindergarten neighbors over to join us for "DANCE FRIDAY". We had a blast! We danced to about 3 different tunes. We have some really good dance moves. If you haven't tried it, don't be shy, give it a try, you'll be surprised at how much fun it can be!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kindergarten Votes...

Kindergarten joined the rest of our school (and Country) in voting for President of the United States. We got our voter's registration cards and went up to the library to vote. We put an "X" by the photo of the candidate of our choice. The voting was overwhelmingly for Barack  Obama. Our kindergarten totals were 31 votes for Obama and 4 for McCain. After the actual election results across the U.S., as votes Kindergarten, so votes the country! ;-) We were so excited to participate in our own small way, in this history making event!
We extend our congratulations to Mr. Obama!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Patterns Repeat...

We continue working on patterns. We are having fun creating them with our materials as well as clapping, singing, dancing and marching in patterns. We found this video that helps clarify our understanding of patterns:
Thanks to Mrs. Tricia Fuglestad for allowing us to post her video on our blog! Mrs. Fuglestad is an Art teacher in the suburban Chicago-land area. Visit her website to see some of the FANTASTIC things she has created and shared: Dryden Art
Thanks again Mrs. Fuglestad!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Back at The Dogfather's...

On Tuesday we returned to The Dogfather's for our No Cook Night! As always the company and food were GREAT! Thanks again to Tony and the crew for your continued support to our school!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Fun...

We had fun at our Kindergarten Halloween parties. There were all sorts of fantastic costumes, witches, movie characters, cats and more. One fun costume was Jack as "Dr. McCutie", heart specialist. Job Description: to fix broken hearts! How clever! ;-)
We got to parade around the school. Then back to our classrooms for party fun! Thanks to all the parents for your help with our parties. Take a look at some of the fun we had: