This time of year brings about one of our most favorite Kindergarten traditions - Gingy! One night between now and Christmas break, your Kinder will come home with Gingy (a stuffed gingerbread man), and a special paper for their homework assignment. Attached to the special paper is a letter (see below) explaining the assignment. Kinders absolutely LOVE this assignment because it is so much fun. The narrative they're writing should only be a sentence long, but help them focus on writing their letters correctly, writing letters for the sounds they hear (we aren't focusing on perfect spelling), and putting spaces between their words. Here's an example for you: "I pad lgo w Gingy." (I played Legos with Gingy.) The most important part of this - HAVE FUN! (and don't forget to send him back the next day!)
When you are an expert, you can write to teach someone else about the topic. Here we have Kinders who are experts at getting dressed for winter recess. After following the process of writing, they are ready to create their published work. Look in the hallways for these posters as Kinders can teach others how to get dressed for winter recess.
Honor! Our Kinder friend was asked to present the colors as well as stand at attention during the playing of the National Anthem. Then our school was informed about the life of an active duty airman, Josh Mitchell. A great day to honor service and duty to our country.
Kinders are working on a culminating activity for the Science unit "Animals and Habitats". They have completed 2 parts so far. Using model magic to create a model of an animal and showing detailed physical characteristics, was the first step. Today, Kinders used watercolor paints to show visual details. Tomorrow we will visit the Fairbanks Museum to attend a workshop titled "Animal Architecture". Stay tuned to see the culminating activity.
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