Friday, March 20, 2009

Fun Books About Birds...

I received an email from today. It seems their site has shut down. What a shame to see such a lovely site close. I am revising this post to include two books from

What are some fun books about birds that you enjoy?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kindergarten Draws Birds...

As we prepare to say "Goodbye" to winter and "HELLO" to spring, we've been learning all about some of the birds we can see in our neighborhood. We learned about the robin, cardinal, blue-jay, sparrow and hummingbird. There are many other types of birds we could see as well. In the computer lab we drew birds using the PAINT program. We had fun taking what we learned to do with pen and paper and transfer it to the computer. Take a look at what nice birds we drew:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Non-Standard Measuring...

As part of our mini-unit on "BIRDS" we practiced measuring with non-standard units. We had a paper with different sized bird houses drawn on it. We had fun using either pennies or unifix cubes to measure the height of each house.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Leprechaun's Gold...

Today was St. Patrick's Day! We all remembered to wear something green! Yesterday in class we wrote letters to the Leprechaun asking him to SHARE his gold with us. We were careful to use our manners and not insist he turn over the whole pot. We thought maybe he would be willing to share it with us, especially if we told him one thing we would buy with the gold. Some friends asked for the "DS" game system, others wanted computers and one person wanted to buy a desk! 
Today we found a note on the chalkboard that read..."No gold...But look for treats"! We began searching the room and lo' and behold we found lots of green candies scattered about! They were tasty! It's not the same as gold, but it was nice he left something for us.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Symmetrical Art Work...

We have been learning about LINE SYMMETRY. We used some of our best drawing talents to create a picture with a felt tipped marker. Mrs. Blakely used the copy machine to create a mirror image of our drawings. We VERY carefully colored both pictures with crayons and colored pencils to emphasize more of the details. Take a look at our hard work:
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We have a few more drawings to add, so check back later for more interesting artwork.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

35,000 Visitors...

It seems we had a lot to celebrate in February! Among the things we celebrated was the fact that we reached 35,000 visitors to our blog! Anyway we look at it, that's a big number for Kindergarteners! :-)
We celebrated by doing something we haven't done in class this year... we had lunch at school!We had lunch delivered by our good friend Tony, (AKA The Dogfather). We had hotdogs, chips, cookies and juice. YUMMY!
We couldn't have reached this milestone without the help of friends, family and other curious folks that visit our blog.
THANKS everyone for taking an interest in what we do in class!
Thanks also to Tony for his continued support!