Friday, February 28, 2014

!00th Day of School!

The 100th day of school had to be postponed because of all the ice we had but that didn't stop us from having a good time!  In fact, we were so busy  that I forgot to take pictures!  Oh well!  I did manage to get a picture of our 100 year olds and 100th day t-shirt wearers!  Too cute! 

Jan Brett and Hibernation Day!

In January we did a big Jan Brett author study.  We read several of her books, compared them, and learned a lot about her as an author.  One of our favorite books she wrote was "The Mitten".  We spent a few days on it and had a blast!  To end our study, we acted out the book using masks and a box disguised as a mitten.  :)  

During our Jan Brett study, we also talked about animals in winter.  We learned that some animals have to hibernate during the winter time.  We read a lot of books about hibernation and celebrated our new learning by having a hibernation day!  Everyone wore pajamas and brought a hibernating stuffed animal.  We built "caves" around the room using sheets.  We turned out the lights and hibernated for a whopping 2 minutes before the giggles got the best of us!  :)  As the lights came back on, everyone emerged from their hibernation very slowly and went looking for their snack for energy.  It was a lot of fun!  

Fun with Nouns!

We have been working on nouns and verbs this month.  I know what your thinking... nouns in kindergarten!?!?  
One of our favorite noun activities was labeling them.  We started out by labeling our classmate.  After many giggles, we moved to our seats and chose nouns around our room to label.  Check out some of our labels below!  :)