Monday, February 10, 2020

Caring For Our Feathered Friends

The kindergarten classes have recently completed our study of how animals survive in winter. We made bird feeders to help the many Maine birds that stay active in the cold weather. We learned that, although many of our backyard friends adapt to winter conditions, they often depend on humans when the food supply is scarce.
       

        


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Word-Part Power!

Wow, We have become quite the word builders in Kindergarten! We have been using our Word-Part Power to discover new words from words that we already know. 





We have learned that by changing the first letter of a word we can form a new one. How cool is that?!?!?! This skill will help us in both our reading and writing. Make sure to ask us about our Super Powers!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Animals Adapt

We have been busy learning about animals in winter. We've learned that some animals hibernate, some migrate and others adapt. 

This week we focussed on adaptions: some animals grow thicker fur, some animals gather extra food and some animals store extra fat. We explored why blubber helps animals stay warm in frigid temperatures. For this activity, we set out a bowl full of snowy water and had them describe the temperature of the water by putting one hand in the water and one hand in the blubber glove. 



The conclusion was that the blubber glove kept our hand protected from the snowy, cold water.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tech Tip Tuesday #4

Does your child LOVE YouTube? Do you know what your child is looking at when they are on it for hours?

Here are some helpful tips for monitoring your child's YouTube access.

5 ways to Make YouTube Safer for Kids

Thursday, December 19, 2019

PJ Day

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Tomorrow, Friday December 20th! 
Please wear warm pjs and appropriate shoes for outdoor play.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tech Tip Tuesday # 3

One of the questions that teachers are frequently asked is "What are some quality apps that will help support my child's education?"

Common Sense Media has a great list of apps and websites for grades PreK- 5!

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/essential-school-tools

There are also helpful tips for parents on the page, such as Read with your child everyday and engage them in conversation.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tech Tuesday #2

Good Morning! Some families worry that their child will be behind their peers if they don't have a tablet or computer at home. The answer is NO!  Click the link below to learn more.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/will-my-children-be-behind-their-peers-if-they-arent-already-using-tablets-and-computers