Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Penguin Fun!

We had so much fun learning about penguins!  We were penguin experts by Friday!  We recorded all the information we learned on a penguin tree map and used it to write our "All About Penguins" nonfiction books.  I forgot to get pictures of their books.  They turned out great!  I hope you had fun reading them with your child. :)  
We pretended to be penguin moms and dads by balancing an "egg" on our feet.  It was hard work!

We did an experiment to see how Penguins and other Arctic animals keep warm in  the frigid temperatures.  We used crisco to make a blubber glove.  We put one hand in the glove and left one hand out of the glove.  Then we put both hands in ice water to see which one got cold first.  The blubber definitely kept that hand warm!  

By Friday, we were Penguin experts!  We made our own little penguins on Friday out of water bottles.  We estimated how many cotton balls it would take to fill the bottle.  A lot of us estimated big numbers like 85 or 100.  We found out it only took about 17.  Guess we need to work on our estimating skills.  ;) 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

100 Days Smarter!!

I can't believe that this week was our 100th day of school!! This year is flying by!  On Monday, we did a lot of fun activities centered around the number 100.  

We made "100 Days Smarter" silly hats.  We put ten strips with ten stickers or dots on them which we found out equaled 100!  :)  We looked mighty silly walking down the hall in these!  

We dressed up as 100 year olds! Adorable!  

We made a list of things that we would want 100 of...

and would NOT want 100 of.  

We made self portraits of ourselves at 100.  

And we counted our pennies and added them to our Relay for Life jingle jar.  We practiced putting the pennies in groups of ten and counting them by tens.  

We have had a wonderful 100 days of Kindergarten!