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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blog Classroom Contest

Begining in the new year, I will be posting a weekly question or task about something that has been posted on the blog. Check the blog out with your child and send the answer to school with them on a slip of paper. At the end of each month, I will have a draw for a gift certificate for a free book from a book order.

More information will come home with your child when school resumes. This contest is for Springside Kindergarten children only.

Building Homes

During the month of November, we were learning about different types of homes. Animal homes, human homes, homes of the past and different cultures. During this process, we were also learning about different shapes used to build homes. We did different activities around constructions - building with toothpicks and marshmallows, sugar cubes, and boxes. We even tried using modelling clay. Following is a video of the process of building homes. Many of the groups used picture books as a "blueprint" for building their homes. The children also incorporated what we were learning into their play when they used the blocks and lego. One pair of students took an etch-a-scetch and drew a design of a building they wanted to build, then they made it from the wooden blocks.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

Here is a video of our process of making cookies. On Monday we made the dough, on Wednesday, we rolled it out, cut it and baked the cookies, on Friday, we decorated the cookies.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas!

Letters to Santa are written and in the mail. They are also posted in the hallway outside the classroom. Cookies are baked. Songs are learned and costumes made. I think we are ready :)
We played games on this website:
www.northpole.com
There are many other things on this website, along with a count down until Christmas.

I plan to get all the pictures of the past months posted over the holidays, so keep checking back!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gingerbread

We have now baked our cookies. They smell delicious! We will decorate them on Friday. Here is the recipe that we used.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Gingerbread-Men/Detail.aspx

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What's Happening....

I am not sure what is wrong with the calendar on the Blog. I am looking into why all the dates are moved over. They are not like that when I go directly to the calendar. Oh, the joys of working with technolgy.

We will be making gingerbread men this week. Monday we will make the dough, Wednesday we will roll it out and bake it, and Friday we will decorate them. If you have a rolling pin or gingerbread boy/girl cookie cutters at home, could you please send them to school on Wednesday. Also, I need everyone to send in some items to decorate the cookies with. I will bring the icing. Any small candies or licorice would be great. Remember: Nut Free

Your child will be bringing home many notes on Monday. Please take a look at them.