Luke was our Star of the Week. His favorite book was examined for 3 days! Star’s Choice was Santa Claus and it had a jewel on the front! Luke was one of a number of kids with creative ideas for our homework Wednesday night writing: “The toy is Ridiculous!!! ” You have learned to write words without looking at the Word Wall. Is, the, mom, dad, are some of the words you now really know by heart. The Word Wall is especially helpful for words you want to write that are a bit hard to remember like Christmas or princess.
It was very cold and windy this week so we had a lot of indoor recess time.
You were able to go outside with Mrs Healy during PE class and practice soccer.
You were cold but you warmed up nicely because you were running so much and had a good time.
Thanks to all of you who bought a book at the Book Fair and gave it to the class. Every book bought there helps our school. Some of the money goes to Murch so we can buy more books for the library or other good things that help you learn. The books you gave us can be enjoyed again and again. Did you know that we read books to you that were given to us over the years? On Wednesday Mrs Marcus read a book that was given many years ago… It was called The Polar Express. Tell what happens in the story.
You have produced some beautiful artwork this week and built some amazing structures in the block corner. Many of the paper creations were useful such as bats, helmets, necklaces, crowns, purses, and much more!
In the block corner a system of road ways and ramps were constructed with a great deal of discussion and cooperation (and some loud crashes).
Of course everyone became highly energized ( grown ups would even say ‘wild’) when it started snowing the day after our wonderful holiday party. What more could we wish for?
We were able to go out and enjoy it even though some of you got wet socks ( and pants) everyone had fun and fresh air at the same time.
On Thursday Mrs Marcus got many hands to help wash vegetables so she could quickly prepare the No Duck Soup. A variant of the recipe is in the right sidebar on the blog. Tell an adult why it is called No Duck Soup.
Here is what we used today: 1/2 lbs red lentils,1 bunch of carrots cut, 1 onion diced, 1 bunch of celery cut, 1 can of tomatoes, 2 packs of vegetable broth, 1 bunch of collard greens, ginger, olive oil, some pepper, and 1 pack of elbow macaroni.
We cooked all the veggies until they were soft, we blended it in the food processor and set it aside.
Then we cooked the pasta and mixed it with the soup. Tell your family what you thought of this nice wintery soup.
On the last day before winter break, there were a number of you absent, but those who were at school had several exciting things happen. First, there was a fire drill: You waited outside, and silently, in line with your coats on for the signal that it was safe to go back into the building.
Next, Mr Welsh decided you needed free choice more than Writing Workshop! Guess what? Some of you still wanted to write anyway, now that shows you like to learn this stuff! In the library Ms Bell read 3 different books about someone being born. Can you remember some of the stories? Our library time was quite short since you were invited by the 2nd grade classes to come see their presentation ‘December in our Town’ in the big auditorium. It was packed in there since the whole school and a lot of parents came to see the show. You might be in this show when you are in 2nd grade…
You took your ‘Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds’ story puppets home. You had worked several weeks in Art to produce them and they looked great. Ms Cutelis performed a play with some of them to show you how you can easily make a show with simple props and a few dolls: all you need is the story and some imagination!
It was our Star Luke, who made a huge Lego structure this week, which took all 5 days. Mr Welsh said he has never in his whole entire 35 years of teaching seen an Kindergartener make such a big Lego building. Here is a picture to show you how big that Lego structure was ( now it has been taken apart and all the pieces are back in the lego boxes. ). And that is a big happy smile Luke!
Mr. Welsh’s Happy Holidays Guide
Winter Break 2010-2011
During the Winter Break…
Have fun with your family,
Read books with your family,
Draw with your family,
Play with your family,
Take long walks with your family,
Laugh with your family,
Dance, sing, and eat with your family!
Happy New Year!!
Mr. Welsh & Mrs. Marcus
The next blog will be published on Saturday January 8th 2011.
During the Winter break we expect you will have a lot of fun with your family!