Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween 2010...

We had our Halloween Parties today. WHAT FUN! We got to parade around the school in our costumes, then we came back to the room for a party. The parents had great crafts, games and snacks for us. We even got to take treats home with us. THANKS to all the parents for helping us have a fun time! Take a look at the videos from our day:
AM Parade:

AM Class Costumes:

PM Costumes:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Firefighters Visit....

The Carol Stream Firefighters came to visit us yesterday and today. On Monday, they brought in some of their equipment including the famous JAWS OF LIFE!!! We were so excited. Bria got to dress up like a firefighter and Jamie got to show us how to stop drop and roll! Unfortunately, on Tuesday, bad weather caused the firefighters to be called to duty. We had one lone firefighter. He did a nice job, but we didn't get to see the kid-sized uniform or the JAWS OF LIFE! He invited kids to visit the firehouse and they can see the jaws of life there. In the meantime, you can see them in the video!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We Know Fire Safety...

We have been learning about ways to keep safe from fire. We know what to do if our clothes catch fire, if we are in a room filled with smoke, what to do if we find matches, and more. Many of our classmates still need to find an outside meeting place at home, and we hope that will happen soon. For more Fire Safety information, visit our FIRE SAFETY page on our class website. This video covers many of the things we talked about in class, watch it with your family and remember to BE SAFE!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Apple Treats...

We had fun sorting, graphing, and counting our apples. But the most fun of all came when we got to EAT the apples. We made "Apple Smiles" and " Slow-Cooked Apples".
Take a look at the fun we had making our apple smiles and eating our apple treats:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What an HONOR....

Today we got news that our Kindergarten Blog has been chosen as a TOP KINDERGARTEN BLOG in the Midwest Region!
Wow! What a thrill and honor! We are pleased and proud to place this badge in a permanent spot on the sidebar of our blog! Thanks to the folks at Teacher Salary Info for taking note of what we share here!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Kind of Apple Graph...

We had a chance to make our own individual graphs. We got an envelope with paper apples in red, yellow & green. Each envelope had different amounts of each color. We counted then put the paper apples on our graphing papers. We colored our graphs to match what we had in our envelopes. It is fun to talk about and compare our results.
Check out the Math Standards for why we need to know about graphing:

Apple Week....

This is "APPLE WEEK" in Kindergarten. We brought in all kinds of apples to begin the week. Mrs. Blakely has a HUGE floor graph and we used it to graph the different types of apples we had. We graphed by colors and labeled the columns RED, GREEN, YELLOW, & MIXED. Take a look at our results:

What do you notice about the graphs?

Does this mean more kids LIKE red apples?

AM graph:
Columns top to bottom: green, red, yellow, mixed

PM graph:

Columns top to bottom: mixed, yellow, red, green

Visit this site for great photos of many different kinds of apples: Apple Journal

Monday, October 4, 2010

We had smoothies....

We have been working hard to have strong bodies and strong minds. We start each day with a bit of a workout. Some days we jog with a buddy around the schoolyard. The first few times we tried, many kids were exhausted half-way around. Now everyone makes it around with no problem. One day we challenged ourselves to go around two times!! WOW! That was a good workout. Mrs. Blakely surprised us and made smoothies for us after our run. She used mango juice, frozen strawberries, vanilla yogurt and a bit of powdered vanilla protein. All the stuff got blended together in a blender. Most of us thought the smoothies were yummy!
What is your favorite kind of smoothie?