We know our letter sounds. We made this video to prove it!
Ms. Smith asked her friend Chris, a soldier in Afghanistan if we could meet him on Skype. He said yes and stayed up late to talk with us. We had lots of questions for him and we loved talking to him. You can watch and listen to some of the things we talked about.
After our skype call with Chris, we read a book by Phil Cummings and Owen Swan about an Australian soldier from long ago. He was far away from his family and in a war. His wife and daughter made Anzac Biscuits (cookies) and sent them to him.
Anzac Biscuits were baked for soldiers, especially the Australian and New Zealand soldiers because they were nutritious and could last the journey to the other side of the world. They reminded the soldiers that the people back home were thinking about them. Anzac Biscuits have now become a common cookie in Australia.
We decided to make some Anzac Biscuits for Chris to remind him that we are thinking about him. We also drew pictures and wrote stories to send in the package.
These are the pictures we made for Chris.
The KinderKids discussed the difference between needs and wants. They want to share their needs and wants with you.
Some children are not represented due to illness. We hope you are back to school soon.
The KinderKids enjoyed hearing many books read to them by friends from all over the world using skype. We became experts at setting up for skype and we learned to be very good listeners.
Thank you to all our friends who read to us. We loved the books you chose.
As part of our elephant study, we learned about an elephant festival in India. Elephants are washed and then decorated with paint and jewelry. We decided to make some painted elephants of our own. We hope you like our beautiful elephants.
We participated in the The K-12 Virtual Valentines Project. This project is designed to teach students geographical awareness and understanding while connecting classrooms all around the world for Valentine’s Day. Our partner class is a kindergarten in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. We found their school on Google Earth and noticed that their school is a different shape than our school. Our school is shaped like a square and their school is shaped like a hammer. We also wondered if they have a playground. We could not see a playground.
We used Kerpoof to make Valentine cards for our new friends and made a movie for them. We hope we can skype with them soon. Happy Valentine’s Day to Mrs. Conklin’s kindergarten class.
We’ve been counting the days we’ve been in school since our first day. Today was the 100th day of school. We made special hats that 100 things on them. We used 10 strips of paper and glued 10 things on each strip. When we count each strip, we count by 10’s. We can also count everything by 1’s but that takes longer. It took all day to put 100 things on our hats. We love our hats.