Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Vacation

We made it! My sweet kindergarteners are now first graders!
We had a fun filled, busy last week. Tuesday we walked to the park and got to play for the afternoon.

Wednesday, COSI on Wheels came - and it was a total blast! A huge thanks to the PTO for setting that up and to the volunteers for spending their day at East!

We played some games inspired by Minute to Win It on Wednesday afternoon. The best pictures I got were of the kids picking up a round pasta like ziti with a piece of spaghetti in their mouths - without using their hands! They also put a cookie on their forehead and wiggled their face until it ended up in their mouth.

This year has been wonderful - thanks for all your support! You should have found grade cards in the folders today.
 Have an awesome summer!
Miss McPheron

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mad Scientist Week

We had a full, busy week! Our Mad Scientist/Reading Week was a hit! Dressing like a scientist was so fun - this picture didn't turn out with everyone, so I apologize if the tables covered up your little :(
The whole school did a read-a-thon in the hallway. We buddy read - I'm so proud of the readers we have become this year!
Mr. Eaglowski was one of our special guests this week - he read a book about ice cream to help get us ready for making ice cream!

We read informational texts about bubbles, and then of course got to explore with bubbles!

We launched rockets we created as a school.

Mrs. Vent came to read to our class and do an experiment with colors in markers.

Mrs. Karg organizes Field Day for our school every year - this year was a blast! The weather was perfect, if not a little chilly.

We explored chemical reactions with baking soda and vinegar. We used eye droppers to put the vinegar in the baking soda. My favorite part of this week was that it encouraged curiosity and questions! One student asked, "What happens if we pour the whole jar in?" So we tried it!

The last experiment of the week was making ice cream in a bag! The students worked with buddies to shake milk, vanilla, and sugar.

Thanks to anyone who sent in supplies, came to help, or came to read to our class! This has been such a wonderful way to wrap up our kindergarten year!

:) Miss McPheron