Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Nature center field trip

The rain held off last week, and we had a great time on our field trip to the nature center! The kids had a lot of fun hiking, exploring pond creatures, viewing an animal puppet show, and building forts in the woods. I spent the majority of the time with one group, so unfortunately these photos don't capture everyone in our class. But it sounded like everyone had a great time!

Monday, March 20, 2017

An encounter with leprechauns

Last week was St. Patrick's Day, as well as Spirit Week at our school, so there was lots going on! We celebrated the day by reading a book called How to Catch a Leprechaun, which was perfect since we just finished our unit on writing how-to books. Then we took some advice from the book and decided to build our own traps! Below are some pictures of the kids decorating a leprechaun, and then building a trap. I can't help but mention that I locked those leprechauns in my drawer (even letting some kindergarteners try to open the drawer to prove that it was locked tight!), but when we came back from Forest Friday, the leprechauns had escaped, and got caught in our traps!! We couldn't believe it! I swear I had nothing to do with it, since I was with the class in the forest the whole time. Must have been some kind of magic.

Decorating leprechauns

Building traps

Checking our traps after being out in the forest
We caught them!!
The question remains...how did they escape?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Publishing our how-to books

After lots of work writing, drawing, editing and sharing our how-to stories, we finally published them! Here are the proud authors with their stories. Another kindergarten class came to our classroom and the kids got to share their hard work!

Some of the published books:

Editing their pieces before publishing:

Sharing with peers from another class:

Our proud authors!