Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Fest

It was great to see lots of you at Fall Fest! What a fun event! Here are a few pictures. I tired to upload the Thriller video but the file is too large! I taught the dance to a group of teachers and we practiced in our classroom so the kids were really excited to see it!

Fridays in Kindergarten

On Fridays we sometimes get to have "Friday Free Choice" where the kids get to choose which activity they would like to do. It is great fun!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ghost Toast

Mr. Paul came for cooking club and we made ghost toast! We spread cream cheese on toast, used cookie cutters to shape it, then decorated it with fresh fruit, dried fruit, and cereal! YUM!

Healthy Show and Tell

We each brought a healthy food for show and tell on Friday. Here are some of the things that we learned about! (I have later learned that marshmallows=mushrooms in the stone soup video!)

After our field trip to Miller Farms, each child brought in 2 cleaned and washed veggies. We read a story called Stone Soup about 2 pigs who stopped at a village for the night. The villagers were rude and would not offer a place to stay or food. The pigs taught them a secret recipe called stone soup that got all of the villagers involved until the end when they had a feast. The secret was putting washed stones in the soup to give it flavor. We made our own stone soup (complete with stones) and ate it as well as shared it with other teachers and our third grade buddies. We made 3 big pots of it and ate it all! One pot even had mushrooms which was a fun treat!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Miller Farms Field Trip

We had a wonderful time on our field trip to Miller Farms. We got to ride a school bus, go on a hay ride, pick veggies and pumpkins, eat lunch, and play on their playground. It was a beautiful day and everyone had such a nice time picking veggies. The pumpkins got a little heavy by the end of the day but the kids did an awesome job holding all of their things and having super attitudes about it. When we wrote about Miller Farms the next day, some highlights were: the hay ride, the bouncy thing, and picking pumpkins! Tracy Porter (our hamster who is losing all of his hair) is also really benefiting from our trip. He is loving all of the carrots and cabbage being brought to him! My favorite quote of the trip came the next day when a kid said, "Ms. Baker. I tried the carrot that I picked from Miller Farms and it actually tasted like a real carrot!"