We are thankful for your donations to our class.
Some families donate time by coming into our classes to volunteer. Others donate their time at home by doing cutting and other special projects for the class. For example, some families build blocks that students use in free time centers! Some families cut out sight word cards and put them on rings for us! Also some people have cut out centers, and paperwork that Ms. Palmer can give to students.
Some tangible donations we have received and are extremely grateful for are snack and "stuff" donations. Some families have donated beads that students use when they get on pink (Have an Outstanding Day). Some families have donated expo markers and other supplies to the classroom.
Again our classroom only runs from the love of the community. Our community is the teachers, paraprofessionals, parents and students who all put out 100% each day! Our students enter school happy and leave the day happy, all due to wonderful positive at home and school support.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education. CSEdWeek is held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
This is what Ms. Davis said students are working on in Technology class on Tuesdays!
“For Computer Science Education Week, all classes are participating in Hour of Code activities, but we will be stretching it out for the entire month of December. In Kindergarten, these are the apps/websites we are using: Code Spark Academy - https://thefoos.com/hour-of-code We actually use the app and the students to track their progress. Last week completed the Donut Detective challenge. This week we will be working on the Snoopy Snow Brawl. Kodable - https://game.kodable.com. We will use this later in the month. Tynker - https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code. “
Below are resources to help students learn about coding, computer science, and technology! I also have fun online games we wouldn’t have without computers, computer science, technology! Enjoy!
Also I have collected all these online websites on my blog so students can play appreciate the technology that goes into creating online games.
Many students said the fifth grade choir and the fourth and fifth grade band was their first concert!
FLash LIght Friday Today!
Flashlight Friday is very exciting for students. Every Friday we practice our sight words by playing a fun game. With Finger lights we point to the smart board to say and spell our sight words. If parents would like to recreate this game and others at home (or donate finger flashlights to the class) Miss Palmer can send pictures of the kinds of flashlights we use.
This week students learned about Pilgrims and Native Americans. The Pilgrims left Europe because they were not happy. They were not allowed to practice religion how they wanted. After riding on the Mayflower for 2 months they finally landed in Plymouth. One Native American tribe we learned about was called the Wampanoag (Wom-pon-nog) . They helped the Pilgrims learn how to live off the land and have a better second winter in America. The first winter was hard for the Pilgrims. The Native Americans were the first people in what is now the United States and they were so helpful to the Pilgrims. They taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn and hunt for berries. The Pilgrims were very thankful for the Native Americans help and friendship. Just like the Pilgrims we have a lot to be thankful for too.
What is your family thankful for?
What traditions were from the past and the present?
(Please use similar language and words when reviewing Thanksgiving history with your child. In the past words such as"Indians" were used to describe Native Americans or the Womponog Tribe. Now that we know the correct terms to use we can help make our students wiser, and the world a better more accepting place by using the correct wording. Thanks!)
BUT(TER) WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
(Better wait, there's more!)
Question: Ask your student what did we make today? Answer: We churned our own butter.
Ingredients: Heavy Whipping Cream and Mason Jar. Optional Ingredients: Salt and Marbles (for mixing)
Directions: Add all the jar and shake for 20 minutes until butter clumps and excess water is left behind. Pour off excess fluid.
Students got to meet a Lizard named Peaches on November 15! We are currently on our zoology unit; That week's the focus was REPTILES! What can your child remember about reptiles?
Report Cards are a way for teachers to give parents progress updates about how thier student is doing. Today report cards are going home. Feel free to keep all the information INSIDE the envelope. Please sign and return the actual envelope! Have a great day! Also continue to practice the skills we learn in school. This includes: letter names, letter sounds, number names, counting to 100, rhyming and syllables!
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With something new and interesting happening every day, you'll have to check back weekly for the latest Adventures in Miss Palmer's Kindergarten!