It's been awhile since I posted. It has been crazy here in kindergarten with assessments for 3rd quarter and then working through 4th quarter. We are preparing for our graduation at the end of the month! It should be a blast.
Here are few pictures of things that have been going on! I am amazed by the learning that has occurred!
We have had a lot of fun in our centers these past few weeks. We have created books, played word games, math games, and explored music. I know call me crazy for letting the kids play instruments in class, but it was fantastic to see them work as groups and create "songs" together. After watching them I think this was by far one of their favorite centers this year!
We had our first mystery reader this past week. The children loved having a guest come in and read a story to them...I think they were very excited that it was someone different than me for once :) I am looking forward to having a lot more mystery readers coming in over the next few weeks. If you are interested please let me know. You can email or call the school and leave me a message 943-6929. I will get back with you as soon as I can to set up a time.
We also read "Zin, Zin, Zin a Violin" this past week and learned about sound. We also completed an art project with making a violin using tissue paper and water. The children loved this project. Monday will be the culmination of our sound theme with using various instruments to create our own orchestra! It should be a lot of fun!
We have Spring pictures and class pictures on Tuesday. Your child should have brought home a form last week. These are my favorite pictures because it gives me a great memory of both classes. It also saddens me when this time comes around because I know the end of school is coming closer.
We had a great day last Wednesday when the Cincinnati Zoo came to visit and help us learn about penguins. We read "If You Could Go to Antarctica" and learned about the weather, animal life, and other cool facts. One of the animals which live in Antarctica are penguins and the zoo helped us learn penguins live in the southern hemisphere. We also fixed a misconception that polar bears live in Antarctica. This coming week we will work on our informational reports regarding penguins!