With Appreciation

Thank you for such a wonderful gift that was made with love from our whole class and their grown-ups. I am so fortunate to have met your incredible children. I am truly honored to have been able to help them on this journey we call life. Thank you for all of your support, honesty and laughter as we spent the kindergarten year together. I am so proud of each and every one of our twenty children!❤

Nature walk

We have been "caught" taking turns when talking as well as taking care of each other and our classroom. Every time this happens (which is often!) we earn cotton balls in a jar. Today, the jar was filled and we went on our nature walk! 





Thank you

It was nice to see so many of you at our annual BES Education Fair. It was exciting to share some of the things we have been learning about! I hope you have fun growing your morning glory at home. They are definitely ready to plant in the ground!

On Friday, we went outside with Miss Russell's class and used chalk to draw and write some subtraction number stories! What fun!



celery in colored water to show how leaves get water!




Sneak Peek...

Our practice on the "real stage" at Bow High School. See you at 5:45!




Chicks and Field Trips

Today one of our classmates brought in her new baby chicks! Naturally, we had lots of questions! We learned that there are different kinds of chickens, that you need to be gentle with them and wash your hands after holding them. We also learned that they need to stay warm. Also, different kinds of chickens lay different colored eggs! Thank you for sharing!





We also went on the field trip to the Capitol Center for the Arts and saw Peter Rabbit Tales. Our class was  amazing during the trip and I am so proud of them!






Seeds: We are gardeners! We are using what we know about weather to figure out lots about what plants need to grow. We have observed many kinds of seeds and noted their similarities and differences. The class told me that if I plant a sunflower seed it will grow a sunflower not any other kind of plant! Students have planted beans in our own homemade greenhouses. We have also planted sunflowers, pumpkins and beans in a root view farm so we can see what is happening in the soil not just above it. 




We planted the beans and root view seeds last Friday and when we went in Monday we saw roots and even a small sunflower stem! We will also plant morning glorys and write in our scientific seed journal to note our observations. We are also reading lots of books about plants and learning about the parts of plants.
Monday...

Thursday!


Concert: We have been practicing our concert in Integrated Arts with Mrs. Ricciardi, in our own classroom and on the risers set up in the cafeteria and I have to say, you are in for a treat Thursday night!

Math: We are practicing subtraction! We are learning that subtraction is the opposite of addition and have been playing many subtraction games. One of our favorites so far is subtraction smash where we tell number stories and smash playdoh balls to find the answer!



Here is an amazing block tower many of our friends worked on during free choice:











April 21

Writing:
We are listening to, reading and writing poetry as we celebrate Poetry Month at BES. We are learning that there are many types of poetry and that some poems don't even rhyme! We have made our own poems about colors, earth day and spring and will share them with others on Friday as students and staff at BES will put a poem in a "pocket" to share with others.

Science:
We have been doing more science experiments and learning about weather including the importance of the sun and what makes makes thunder and lightning. Throughout our study of weather we are focusing on why we study weather, the relationship weather has on us and our whole earth and what we can do to be prepared for certain types of weather.

 Wind!

Clouds!

Ask your child about:
~How we used a balloon, a wool sock and a lightbulb to show electricity
~What happened to paper when we put some sunscreen on parts of it and left it in the sun
~How to stay safe during a thunderstorm
~To read the poem they made

Earth Day:
We can help our Earth! By doing things like reducing, reusing and recycling as well as saving water and electricity we can help keep our planet healthy! We also talked about composting, planting trees and flowers, using bicycles instead of cars or carpooling. We made Earth Day promises which are hanging proudly in our hall. We read books such as The Great Kapok Tree, a beautiful book about the Amazon rainforest and then used craypas and watercolor to make a picture of the beautiful rainforest.








Field Day:
Our annual BES Field Day will be June 20th with a rain date of June 21. Tracy Berube (our PE teacher) is looking for people who may want to volunteer that day. Please email her at tberube@bownet.org if you can help out.