Hospital Month – Week 2

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

This week we learned about bones. Mr. Bones is a skeleton in our classroom. We learned that adults have 206 bones but babies have about 300.

In our hospital centers we had a skeleton scavenger hunt, put together a skeleton puzzle and x-rays, and read an easy reader about our mascot, Curious George. We also painted a picture of a skeleton. During our math time, we have been practicing addition in our Hospital Math books. In Bible time, we heard about Ezekiel’s vision and the valley of the dry bones. We love the “Dem Bones” video and song! We even ate “Bones Breadsticks” for snack.
Dr. Pam Werdlow, D.D.S. came to talk to us about her job as a dentist. She taught about how to brush our teeth and what foods we should and should not eat to keep out teeth healthy. We learned that calcium helps our teeth and bones grow and be strong.
Mrs. Stiteler told us about an adventure that caused her trouble. She fell while walking her dog and broke her wrist. She made a picture book about her trips to the hospital, getting x-rays, and a cast. We are glad that her wrist is now completely healed.
This week we also did “triage” with our First Grade Buddies. We were the doctors and they were our patients. We listened to heartbeats, gave injections, bandaged, and had great fun as we learned!
On Friday, we use the taste buds on our tongues to taste foods that were either sweet, salty, bitter, or sour. We graphed our favorites! This was a fun week!

Hospital Month – Week 1

When we came into our room last week, it looked like a hospital. We were greeted by Mr. Bones, our class skeleton. We learned about the new things in our room and had fun playing with the hospital items. We started working on our Hospital Book which we will add to each day.
During our staff meetings, we have been learning skin and germs. Our skin holds us in and is the largest organ in our body. Skin has different layers and different colors. It is important to keep our skin clean so that germs do not get inside of us or another person. We did an experiment where we put lotion on our hands, then glitter. We shook hands with friends who had different colors of glitter. We found that their glitter got on our hands and ours got on theirs, just like germs. We learned about the proper way to wash hands. We also worked with a partner, each taking turns using a feather to touch our partner’s skin while their eyes were closed.  They had to tell us where they felt the feather touching them.
Pastor Gordon Ainsworth shared with us on Friday. He said that he helps people who are sick are in the hospital, not by giving them a band-aid, but by giving them the Bible. He reads scriptures that help people know that Jesus is with them and he also prays for them. He was our first visitor during hospital month because we want to put Jesus first!
Hospital Month is going to be so much fun and we will learn so much about the amazing bodies God has created!

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Valentine’s Day Party – Sharing God’s Love

The children had loads of fun on the day of our Valentine’s Party. They had prepared their valentine cards at home, decorated individual Valentine bags, and enjoyed passing them out to their friends.  During the party, the students visited three centers; at one, they made fruit loop, heart shaped bird feeders and Love Bug magnets, at another, they played Valentine heart Bingo and a conversation heart game, and at the third, opened  Valentine cards from their classmates.  It was so much fun making ice cream sundaes, putting on toppings, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.  It was a wonderful day of celebration, sharing, and love.

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Zero the Hero – Day 100

The hundredth day of Kindergarten was an exciting day, complete with a human “Zero the Hero,” Day 100 crowns, 1-0-0 doughnuts for snack, and made- at- home 100th Day projects.  We’ve been waiting a long time for this special day and it was a great success!

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

First Grade Buddies

The first graders from Mrs. Wilson’s class came to our room, bringing books to read.  The students divided into small groups; the first graders took turns reading to the Kindergartners.  Maybe next time, the K kids can read to their new “buddies!”

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

La Posada (Mexican Christmas)

For our La Posada, or Mexican Christmas party, the students went to stations where they completed a stick-puppet nativity scene, played a Christmas vocabulary memory game, and played with several nativity sets.  After donning their Mexican outfits, they were led in a procession through the hallways by Senor Fredericko as they sang Christmas songs, including Feliz Navidad.  They went to several classrooms asking if there was room in the inn for them to stay.  The answer was always “NO.”  Eventually, they ended up in the gym where they were greeted by a friendly voice who let them in.  They discovered a piñata and after everyone had a chance to hit it with a stick, it finally broke open leaving everyone scrambling for treats.  The morning concluded with a light lunch consisting of tacos, chips and salsa, fruit, and hot chocolate with marshmallows.  It was a wonderful way to begin the season of Christmas!

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Candy Cane Day

The Kindergarten Candy Cane Kids had a great day!  We watched a video entitled “The Candy Maker’s Gift” and read a poem about how a candy cane can remind us of Jesus.  Moms came in to help with stations.  The children made several cute candy cane ornaments varying from stringing beads to make necklaces, gluing pieces together, and following a pattern to make a bead candy cane ornament.  Their special treat of brownies and peppermint ice cream was a hit with most! It was another fun, learning experience in Kindergarten!

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Gingerbread Day

From reading Gingerbread books to decorating and eating gingerbread cookies to making gingerbread ornaments to playing with gingerbread play dough, Gingerbread Day was enjoyed by all of the Gingerkids!

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Thanksgiving Feast

We had a great Thanksgiving month in Kindergarten.  The students learned about the first Thanksgiving feast and how the new settlers were helped by their Native American friends.  They completed and compiled a beautiful personalized Thanksgiving book to take home as a wonderful keepsake.  On feast day, they made Indian fry bread, homemade butter, turkey centerpieces and had fun throwing corn cob darts through a hoop. They sang, danced, and prayed before eating a delicious feast prepared by the parents.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Pumpkin Day

Pumpkin Day was lots of fun!  The Kinderkids enjoyed playing with pumpkin playdough, playing Pumpkin-O and eating the candy pumpkin from the free space, and making a Pumpkin poem book.  It was quite  an experience when they dipped their hands into the pumpkin to pull out the squishy goo and seeds.  Eating yummy pumpkin muffins and drinking apple cider was a real treat.  But, the highlight was walking outside to the SCS “pumpkin patch” and looking for the “special pumpkin” labeled with their name.  Playing on the playground was also lots of fun! God blessed us with a beautiful day and a great time!

pumpkin day 1 pumpkin day 2 pumpkin day 3 pumpkin day 4 pumpkin day 5 pumpkin day 6 pumpkin day 7 pumpkin day 8 pumpkin day 9 pumpkin day 10 pumpkin day 11 pumpkin day 12 pumpkin day 13 pumpkin day 14 pumpkin day 15 pumpkin day 16 pumpkin day 17 pumpkin day 18 pumpkin day 19 pumpkin day 20pumpkin day 21pumpkin day 22pumpkin day 23