Kindergarten

Kindergarten - September 21, 2018

STEM Update: Apple Baskets

For their first STEM class, the Kindergarten students built apple baskets. Using common household materials, the students were challenged to construct their baskets to meet three requirements: have capacity for at least three apples, have a handle and be sturdy enough to carry the apples across the classroom. The students enjoyed collaborating in small groups to accomplish their task.


Music Appreciation

During Music Appreciation class, the Kindergarteners learned about instruments such as trombones, flutes, violins and pianos. They listened to music by Rossini and were challenged to identify the instruments in the piece.


Left & Right with Cubetto

In their Coding class this week, the Kindergarten students were introduced to the concept of left and right and its importance in direction. They had the opportunity to see what they are working toward in Coding: A small robot called “Cubetto”. By the end of this year, their goal is to be able to use command keys to direct Cubetto to navigate a map.

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Kindergarten - June 8, 2018

STEM Update: Gardening

This week in STEM class the Kindergarteners planted their carrot seeds along with kitchen scraps from last week.  Then they held a scavenger hunt and worked on garden riddles in the playground.


Putting it all Together

This week in their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners created their own stories by incorporating all of the elements of narrative writing they learned over the past year.

Kindergarten - June 1, 2018

STEM Update: Plants

As part of their STEM curriculum, the Kindergarteners learned about the different parts of a plant, the things that plants need to live and which parts of them we eat.  The students created their own greenhouses for carrot seeds and learned how to use kitchen scraps to grow vegetables.


Sentence Starters

In their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarten students practiced using sentence starters and adverbs to help develop their vocabulary.

Kindergarten - May 25, 2018

STEM Update: Nest Building

As part of their STEM curriculum, the Kindergarten students went to peninsula park to collect materials to create their own nests.


Cubetto's Final Space Adventure

This week in their coding class, the Kindergarteners completed using their maps and are excited to be working on their last task.


Who? What? When? Where?

As part of their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners read books and then answered who, what, when and where questions about the story.  They also wrote riddles about places.

Kindergarten - May 18, 2018

Coding Update

In Coding class, the Kindergarten students finished their new Cubetto maps and prepared to begin their last maps of the term!


STEM: Engineering Aviation

As part of their STEM curriculum, the Kindergarten students experimented with which paper airplane would go the farthest.  Each group tested card stock, construction paper and plain paper and recorded their observations.  They were surprised that every group had different results!

Kindergarten - May 11, 2018

Cubetto's Journey to Space

This week in their coding class the Kindergarteners began new maps to navigate with Cubetto.  They were most excited about the space map!


Building Shelter

This week in STEM class the Kindergarteners were tasked with creating a house or hut to shelter at least two people from inclement weather.  Many of the designs could accommodate more than that!


End of Year Project

As part of their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners continued to work on their end of year project.

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Kindergarten - May 4, 2018

A New Cubetto Journey

This week in their coding class the Kindergarteners successfully completed the maps they worked on with Cubetto and they are excited to begin new maps next week.

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Working on Year-End Books

In their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners focused on creating their year-end books.


STEM Update

The Kindergarten STEM project this week was to work as a team to create and build a water slide that was safe for the “baby”.  The teams used craft materials to build their projects and then tested them.  The teachers made suggestions and the students will have an opportunity to improve their water slides next week.

Kindergarten - April 27, 2018

Cubetto Challenges

This week in coding class, the Kindergarten students continued to navigate Cubetto through a number of challenging scenarios on various maps.


STEM Class Update

In STEM class this week the Kindergarten students were tasked with creating a tower taller than one foot using only paper cups and popsicle sticks!  The only rule:  There had to be popsicle sticks between and adjoining all the cups.  Even the teachers participated in the challenge!


Animal Riddles

As part of their Empowering Writers workshop, the Kindergarteners exercised their fine motor skills as they practiced their writing.  They created bags using construction paper and wrote riddles about an animal.  Next they hid the animals in their bags and then shared their riddles with the class.

Kindergarten - April 20, 2018

Riddles

As part of their Empowering Writers Workshop, the Kindergarteners continued to practice descriptive language using riddles.  They created a “gift box” and then wrote a description of something they chose, hidden in the box.


STEM Update: Bridge Building

This week in STEM class, the Kindergarteners were tasked with creating a bridge to connect two objects together for safe passage.  Using only some metal clips and craft sticks, they came up with some awesome ideas!

Kindergarten - April 13, 2018

Card Towers

This week the Kindergarten students were challenged with building card towers with their partners using 10 or more cards.


Coding Class Update

This week in coding class the children were introduced to new mats for cubetto. Each group had a different mat with a different set of challenges. 


Riddle Me This

The Kindergarten class focused on descriptive writing and developing vocabulary using riddles. 

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