Friday, November 11, 2016

We Learn Outdoors Too!
In October Ms. Minot took us to the garden and we harvested the last of our pumpkins as well as some carrots. Earlier in the day, we reviewed the life cycle of a pumpkin.
News Flash
On Tuesday, November 15, Ms. Wheaton will be at a common study for kindergarten and first grade teachers at Pemetic. Ms. Porter will be the substitute that day.
On Wednesday, Ms. Wheaton will be back and we will begin Writing Workshop.
Parents, Christy Seed and Kelly O'Neil have become regular volunteers in our classroom. We're happy to have them spend part of their day with us. They've been willing to do jobs such as: repair books, punch out paper geometric shapes and cut cards from card stock for us. Thank you, Christy and Kelly.
Please e-mail Ms. W. if you want to visit us in Kindergarten. You might like to join us for Morning Meeting someday even if you aren't able to commit on a regular basis.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mindful Life

Ms. McKernan teaches Guidance in our classroom once a week for an half hour. Here you see the breathing sphere being passed around as the students take deep breaths. Breathe in and our diaphragm inflates, much like this sphere. Breathe out slowly.
We are learning to use deep breathing as a tool to calm ourselves.

Another tool we use is sugar free gum. It helps us focus. Students are offered it once a day during a class or activity. The rule is you need to keep your fingers out of your mouth and the gum in your mouth. Otherwise, it goes in the trash.
Donations needed. If you'd like to donate sugar free gum, please send it in with your student. It goes in the basket. Above you see some popular flavors.

Thanks to all families for donating pumpkins. Here we are above after ordering them in a problem-solving activity.

I'm posting photos of some of our students in their costumes at the parade.