Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Hot Air Balloon Adventure

Last year my kindergarten students bought me a hot air balloon ride for my end of the year gift and today I finally got to use it. Going on a balloon ride has always been something on my bucket list and today I was able to cross it off. Let me start by saying THANK YOU to my class for giving me the opportunity to do such an amazing thing, I am so thankful for being given this opportunity to do this. For those of you who have never done this, I highly recommend going.... it is amazing the silence you experience as you float in a balloon 9,000 feet above ground. A little scary at first but worth every second.

Thank You again to my Kindergarten class of 2010-2011!!!!!

Using our Senses to Observe a Pumpkin

In Science we are learning about properties. As an introduction to our unit we have been studying the 5 senses. Properties describing how something looks, tastes, feels, smells and sounds. What better way to put our senses to use than by observing a pumpkin??? Each child completed a senses observation chart as he/she observed the pumpkin. After using the pumpkin for science we carved our pumpkin with a funny face and I took the seeds home and baked them for the taste portion of the lesson that is not on the observation sheet!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

How many pumpkins tall?

We recently took a field trip to the pumpkin patch and had soooooo much fun. Students had the opportunity to explore a corn maze, the pumpkin patch and the farm animals on the grounds. We had a great time watching a video all about pumpkins! When we returned to school as a follow up activity we took each child's picture next to pumpkins to see how many pumpkins tall each child was. We are creating a class book called Pumpkin's Tall. Each page will read... I am _______ Pumpkins Tall. Students will fill in the blanks and glue their pictures on their own page. Stay tuned for our finished book!