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Monthly Archives: October 2015

What a busy day it has been today for our Kindergarten All-Stars!  We had many fun activities for our Halloween party.  First we started with a pumpkin carving, students got to dig into the pumpkin with their hands and count seeds.

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Then we worked on Halloween art centers.  Along with the centers parents donated Halloween snacks and volunteered to help out in the classroom.  The centers were, paper bag puppets, paper plate masks, hanging ghosts, and lollipop ghosts.

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Finally we had a school-wide costume parade where all classes K-2 showcased their costumes both teachers and students.

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Last week we’ve been learning learning about different kinds of patterns with colors, pictures, letters, numbers, shapes, ect.  This week we worked on Halloween patterns activities & crafts.

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We read the story Froggy’s Halloween and wrote in our October Journal about what we want to be for Halloween.

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Then we made a class graph; displaying what type of costume the class picked overall.  Each student got their own graph to illustrate the results and find the category with the greatest and least students.

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Also for math, we learned the song “Ten Little Witches” (on You Tube) and students practiced counting up from 1-10 and backwards from 10-1.  Then students made a book that goes with the song.

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We read the poem the Halloween Surprise and looked for sight words using dry erase markers, and finding sight words on our own poems.  Then we made Halloween cards inviting our parents to our Halloween party that we will be having next week.

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We learned about ten-frames and how they help us recognize numbers quickly.  We used our knowledge about 5’s and counting on from 5 to figure out how many candy corn was in the ten-frame.

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Then students did a “monster mash” cut and glue activity where they matched the numbers, to the number of eyeballs listed on the ten-frames.

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This week we began our Halloween theme and we read the story The Vanishing Pumpkin.  We talked about the problem and solution of the story and illustrated it using markers.  We also retold the story by putting pictures from the book back into the correct sequence.

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For math we watched the video / song Way Up High in the Apple Tree, sang along to the song and learned the hand motions.  We also practiced counting backwards from 5.  Then we created a book called Apples, Apples, Apples and practiced counting and writing numbers 0-9.

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