Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Bb" Week in the Kindergarten Room

It's "Bb" week in the kindergarten room.

We are busy building ...

and building ...

and building more!

Painting with various shades of blue has also kept us busy.

Tomorrow we make banana bread - wish you could taste some!!!

Junior Room Autobiography Projects

The children of the Junior Room are working on their autobiography projects.
In these photos they are painting themselves in life-size!

Stay tuned for the final product!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grades 3 and 4 Try Toe Shoes

We have been reading a book called To Dance-a ballerina's graphic novel about the ballerina Siena Cherson Siegel. We wanted to try out some toe shoes so that we could better understand the story and what a ballerina has to wear.

We found out that these shoes are very uncomfortable and that it is very difficult to stand on toe. Kaylin and You-Jin were able to stand on toe, but only by holding on to something; they tried to stand on toe using only one foot, but couldn't do it for more than a few seconds.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

See How They Grow!

In May, Playschool planted a selection of seeds during our unit on plants. The morning and afternoon group each planted pumpkin, carrot and bean seeds. We also rooted a sweet potato. Every few days Playschool watered, and checked the progress of the plants noting the changes. When school concluded in June, Ms. Todd transferred the young plants into her garden.

How many beans?

The beans from the tall bean stalks have been picked and they tasted crunchy!

The sweet potato has large leaves and when they turn black I will know that I can dig up the sweet potatoes.

The rabbit who visits my garden has been munching on some of the carrots, only a few carrot tops remain.

The pumpkin plants are amazing to watch grow as they spread their leafy vines out into the lawn. There are at least 6 pumpkins on each plant. Slowly with the rain and the sun they are growing larger and starting to turn orange.

The pumpkins will come to school in October for use during the letter Pp week for pumpkin. I can't wait to show you!