Thursday, March 24, 2011

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

We have been learning a lot about the weather. After reading one book, It Looked Like Spilt Milk, our class combined math (symmetry) with science (weather and clouds) and created our own clouds...check out some of the ones that really look like what we labeled them! The second picture says: a fly's head sucking blood. The bottom picture says: puppy's face. They turned out really great! Here is what the book looks like:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Penguin Bulletin Board

Here is our penguin bulletin board display! Students worked at home with their family members to make these AWESOME versions of Tacky the Penguin! We had all kinds of Tackys...a sheriff, a hula dancer, a girl with high heels, a Santa, and many other adorable ones. I hope you families had as much fun making your Tacky the Penguin as we had sharing them and displaying them :) Don't forget our new Family Project: A Leprechaun Trap! (We want some gold!) Check out this link for the original Tacky the Penguin book. There are many sequels to Tacky and his friends' adventures.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Personal Penguin Party

We had our "Personal Penguin Party" on Thursday, February 24th, 2011. Below are some pictures from our classroom snacks. Hopefully some nice parent(s) can send me some pictures of the performance. :)
 Here is our lovely penguin buffet display.
 MacKenzie made a boy and girl penguin out of Oreos, candy corn, and candy buttons!
 Dylan and his brothers (with Mom's help) made these cute penguins!
Gabby shows off her beautiful Oreo penguin!


 Here Zachary measures for the bed using a ruler.
 Dylan uses a standard unit of measurement.

We read the book How Big is a Foot? A king wanted to give his wife, the queen a birthday gift. It was a bed that measured 6 feet by 3 feet. However when the apprentice measured for the bed, he used his own feet which were much smaller than the king's feet. The queen could not fit in her bed. The apprentice realized he needed to use the king's feet to measure for the bed. This bed was perfect for the queen. The students understand that we need to use a standard way of measuring instead of using our own feet. We did this ruler/measuring activity and compared the "bed" we measured off to the bed we made out of paper feet.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Update on Classroom

Here are some pictures from classroom events and lessons we have had. We thought you might enjoy! 

In back: Mackenzie, peeping on top is Marcus, blurry Madison, Justin K.
On bottom: Lily and Justin M. all showing off their turkey hats from our program.

 Rudolph goody bag
 Magic Reindeer Food
Justin K. shows us his Magic Reindeer Food!

Meet the GERM Lady! She did a WONDERFUL presentation on washing your hands. She showed the kids how to properly wash hands and had a great jingle to go along with it. Afterward, she had the students put green lotion on their hands to represent germs and then wash their hands. They looked under a special light for any remains of "germs". It was a wonderful activity and the kids all enjoyed it. She shared her bag of germs with was E-Coli; one was Strep; one was the regular flu; one was the Swine Flu; and sore throat! Kids colored on a hand they traced where they saw the green "germs" under the light and added details of the stuffed animal germs.

Meet the GERMS! common cold, regular flu, sore throat (strep), swine flu, and (creepy looking) e-coli!

Taylor, Tanner H., and Wyatt try to figure out how to make a triangle shape with their bodies. Justin K. tries to give suggestions.
Yay! They figured it out!
Dakota and Paul worked hard to make a circle.
Lily, Ethan, Alan, and I believe a hidden AJ make a square.
It took a while for students to figure out that to make a rectangle, there needed to be an extra person on two sides, but they got it!
Another view of the rectangle.
We also worked in small groups with yarn to make shapes. We TRIED to make a circle, but with no corners on a circle, it was impossible to do!
Making a square
Making a triangle
Making a rectangle

100s DAY!

Zachary and Lily work on graphing their 100 items.
Hallie, Tanner A., and Madison work on graphing 100 items and stringing their necklaces.
Paul, Dylan, Taylor, and Tanner H. work on stringing 100 cereal pieces.
Alan smiles as he makes his necklace.
Justin K. and Dylan help one another count craft sticks into groups of 10. They then ended up counting the piles by 10s until they reached 100.
Ethan strings his necklace.
Justin M. counts to 100 as he puts his items onto the graph. He decided to glue his cereal pieces onto the graph at the end of the activity instead of eating them!
Taylor puts her 100 pieces of gum onto her graph. Tanner H. is putting his items on his graph. (Look at their cool 100s Day hats!
Dakota and Jaydin put their 100 items onto the graph.
Tanner A. works hard to make sure he brought in 100 cereal pieces.
Lucky Madison was chosen to add the 100th straw during calendar and got to do some regrouping!
Justin K., Marcus, and Jaydin are working hard!

Mrs. Kingsolver watches as Ella strings her 100 cereal pieces.
Paul strings his necklace.
Wyatt strings his necklace and MacKenzie is already finished!


Justin K. had a Valentine's Day birthday, so for our party, his mom brought the Valentine cupcakes! They were ADORABLE!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Day List

Valentine Kid List                                                            

Cundiff's Corner Newsletter 2-4-11

Valentine's Day and 100s Day                                                            

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Scholastic Book Orders

Oops...I forgot (because I left school early Friday sick...and have been all weekend) to go into the Scholastic website and click about parent orders online. If you've tried to order online and haven't been able to do so, give me until after tomorrow to go into their website. I don't have my teacher account number here with me at home, so I am unable to do anything until Monday 1/31 at school. Thanks! :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Toast With Zombie Butter

I posted this on my other blog, yellowkittynotebook (my art blog) for my fellow artists out there interested in a moment of Kindergarten life :)
Here is a reading and writing activity I did with one of my Guided Reading Groups a while back. After reading our book, we chose a sentence from the book (or I randomly gave them one.) The sentences' words were cut apart. They had to put the sentence back in order and glue them down. I did my sentence first to demonstrate. Then they copied the words down as I did and illustrated. I was being in a silly mood that day so I decided to make mine have zombie butter chasing the toast (since the sentence was about bread.) :) Just thought I'd share a moment of Kindergarten teaching! (What was so cute about this is that one of my "budding artists" decided to do her own version with her sentence and made an anthropomorphic character too, feet, hands, was so cute! I'd meant to upload her work; :( I must have sent it home with her because she was so proud of it!)