Using black pastels and blue, purple, orange, and yellow liquid watercolors, Monday students created beautiful sunset pictures on mat board.
We read through the story the Sunnybrook students wrote, titled Woodland Stone Soup, and each child chose a page to illustrate. They worked so carefully drawing the animals and coloring them just the right colors. We are excited to send a copy home with each child next week. It is such a fantastically beautiful book!
The story This is the Jacket I Wear In The Snow served as an introduction to dressing for winter weather. We talked about all the layers the child in the story wore, and all the layers we are wearing to keep ourselves warm.
During sign language with Rose all the girls in the class were given or chose name signs. Many of the name signs are the letter of the first name formed by the chin, where the sign for girl is made. Some students share a first letter with others, so they chose different ways to sign their names. We practiced the teacher’s signs and boy’s signs, then sang and signed the alphabet songs.
We had fun playing Simon Dice (Simon Says) again in Spanish. Zeanny tried really hard to trick us, and we tried really hard to listen and only do the actions when she said Simon Dice, but she was really good at catching us move when she didn’t say it. She read the story Mortimer, about a boy who goes to bed and is supposed to be quiet, but keeps singing very loudly. We chose colored egg shakers, naming the color in Spanish, then used them to make some music and rhythms, following Zeanny’s lead.
Kindergarteners had fun celebrating the 50th day of school playing lots of fun games. They skip counted by fives and tens to fifty while playing musical stumps, count and freeze, and red light, green light. They worked on their letter books and illustrated their pages from Woodland Stone Soup using their new individual desks.
Friday students continued to study liquids by combining water with solids to see if they would create a solution, where the solid dissolved in the liquid, or a mixture, where they mixed but did not dissolve. They tested out baking soda, cocoa, flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, salt, sugar, pepper, and corn starch. They easily identified the three solids that dissolved to create a solution. See if you can tell which ones dissolved from the photo below.