Friday, January 11, 2019

January 11th, 2019

This week, we learned all about habits that keep us healthy.

We first filled up our library with all sorts of books...

and talked about what we already knew and what else we'd like to learn.

Then, we conducted some preliminary research.

For a fun science experiment and to gain an understanding of the importance of washing hands, each group was given two petri dishes.  We touched one dish with our dirty hands...

Then, we washed.

Next, we touched the second petri dish with our clean hands.

Finally, we made our predictions about what might happen.

As we waited for germs to grow in our test petri dishes, we bathed our babies...

and provided checkups for them.

And we washed.

We learned about how to keep our bones strong...

and examined x-rays.

And we washed.

We fished for foods...

and classified them by color.

And we washed.

We played some germy math games...

and we looked at germs on the interactive white board.

And we washed...en español!

We read about sleeping...

and we got good rest.

We exercised with our friends from Pioneer Day School...

and had so much fun!

We love our Pioneer friends.

Soon, it was already time to look at our petri dishes to see if we grew any germs.
(Don't worry!  These were sealed shut.)

At last, we were ready to draw our conclusion.

Armed with all of this knowledge, we prepared to teach KP-1 about habits that keep us healthy.

We taught them about getting enough sleep so that your body can rest and grow.

We taught them about eating healthy foods to give your body the nutrition it needs.

We taught them about exercise to keep your body strong.

And we definitely taught them about washing our hands to keep the germs away.

I think we nailed it this week!

Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14th, 2018

It's officially Christmas season!!!

You know, 'cause the weather outside is frightful.

But the fire is so delightful.

And since we've no place to go...

let it (hydrated polymer blend) snow...

let it snow...

let it snow.

This week started off with lots and lots of rain.

But that didn't stop us!

There's no such thing as boring rainy school days in KP-2!

As we jumped, we also spent time making our first Christmas tree ornament.

Carefully placing branches in order from smallest to biggest, we made Christmas trees.  For our Christmas trees.

On Nutcracker day, we watched clips from the Bolshoi Ballet...

We played with Nutrackers...

we played Nutcracker bingo...

and we made another Christmas tree ornament.

Then, it was time for the most anticipated day of the school year.
Santa!!!  (I know him!)

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Betty the Elf visited our school and it was the best day ever!

Afterwards, Betty the Elf came to our class and helped us open our presents.

It was hard to top this day.  But we tried.  During Christmas, we cut out snowflakes...

we imagine we're snowboarding elves...

we make letter J-Jingle Bells...

we point out letter Jj words...

we read ¡Cómo el Grinch Robó La Navidad! (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)...

we find familiar letters in How the Grinch Stole Christmas on the interactive whiteboard...

we watch the movie with popcorn and hot cocoa...

and we paint what we love most about Christmas.

We also spent some time practicing with ABC patterns.

This came in handy as we made our trays of lasagna for Stand Up For Kids, too.

Sauce, noodles, cheese.

Sauce, noodles, cheese.


The children of the Stand Up For Kids shelter loved the lasagna.  Thank you again for all of the donated ingredients.

We ended our week on a high note.  Notes of all sorts, actually.  Friday was our annual Christmas performance and there is absolutely no one in the world who sings a better Here Comes Santa Claus or Feliz Navidad than KP-2.

Brace yourselves.
Hold the door.