Well we did it! We have a bunch of swimmers!!!! Thank you to all the volunteers for coming to help the kiddos get ready. Each day they became more independent taking off their clothes, changing, getting dressed. We even learned how to ring the water our of our swim clothes. There are tons of photos and a few parents were able to come see the kiddos in action. It was fun to watch them be risk-takers and become much more confident in their skills.
We are Scientists!! We have been doing new science experiments to help us learn the Scientific Method. Here are the steps:
- Question- I wonder…
- Hypothesis- I think…
- Experiment- I see…
- Observation- I discovered…
- Conclusion- I know…
We did an experiment called Walking Water where we filled 3 jars with water and primary color food coloring and left one jar empty in the middle of each. We added a paper towel and watched the color travel up the paper towel and into the empty jar. First we wrote, I see, I think, I wonder and then tried the experiment.
Another experiment we did was called The Milky Way. We put drops of food coloring in milk and then dipped a cotton swab in dish soap. We put the cotton swab in the milk and it caused the coloring to swirl and mix. The dish soap makes the fat inside the milk move around as it tries to escape the soap!
In Writer’s Workshop, I gave back a bunch of stories the students had written over the year and asked them to edit them and fix them up. They were so surprised by their progress and kept saying, “I didn’t even know how to write words!!!”
We reflected and asked, “What have you learned as a writer?” Here are some responses.
- to put details
- capital letter to start a sentence
- I by itself is always capital
- snap words
- how to write words
- seesaw reading
- pointer power
- how to write tricky letters
- question mark and exclamation mark
- if you ask a question, you need a question mark
- speech bubbles
- thought bubbles
- spaces between words
- capital letter for names
- exclamation point means I’m excited
It is so fantastic to see how much they have grown 🙂
We had 2 Mystery Readers this week. Ms. Andrews from First Grade and Miraya’s Cousin!! The photos won’t upload for some reason but I will work on it 🙂
Here is a link to the concert:
May 26th– PAFA Spring Picnic @ Main Campus 4-7pm
**Home Reading bags are due every Monday. This was the last week for home reading bags.
This week was the last Passport Club
June 1st- Last Day of ASA
June 6th @ 10:40- Kinder Assembly . Our class with lead the assembly with Ms. Yanisiew about SCIENCE!!!
Field Day is coming up on Friday, June 8th, and we are looking for volunteers to help run some of our fun activities for our Pre-k, Kinder, and Grade 1 Students. If interested, please sign up by clicking on the link below:
Thanks for your help and support! Field Day is not possible without you!
The Motor Skills Committee
Our annual Field Day will be held on Friday June 8 (rain date is on Monday June 11).
Have a great weekend!