Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Up Coming Events

There is no school on Thursday, December 5th for parent teacher conferences.  We look forward to seeing you at our conferences.

We have sent home info about our upcoming kindergarten Nutcracker performance on December 17th.  All family members are welcome.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our room 101 families!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We feasted on our snacks with our other kindergarten friends. We sang "Thanks a Lot" and "Turn the World Around" with much enthusiasm!  The children brought home the words to the songs today - maybe they will sing for you.  We hope you enjoy all of the holiday items we have been busy making.
We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A visit from Mrs.Schnee's class.

Our fourth grade buddies are very helpful. We can learn a lot from them. We are observing our quilt to find many math related words and concepts.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Capturing the Franklin Park Zoo and Halloween

You can see how much fun we had on


Monday, November 11, 2013

Our quilt is complete with speech bubbles!

The fourth graders visited today and helped us compose observations about our quilt using math vocabulary and concepts. We were very excited to see and read the final product. Our comments might be hard to read in this picture so ask your kindergartener about their pumpkin rectangle. 

Important Info
Please send your child with warm coats, hats, gloves etc. That old man winter is coming soon.  We go out in almost any weather and there are few complaints when we are dressed appropriately. 

We are setting up times for our conferences and will send home a notice soon.

There is no school on -
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day
Nov. 12  teacher professional development
Thanksgiving break-
Half day Nov. 27
no school Nov. 28, 29

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Going to the Zoo

Can't help but have fun learning about animals!
Here is a little clip of the Room 101 player's Production of Raffi's "Going to the Zoo."

Math Buddies!

We finally got to work with our 4th grade buddies this week.  We will not have the luxury to meet very often, but when we do, new language and ideas are passed between the grades. The object of our project was to construct a jack-o-lantern quilt. Each group was responsible for making one rectangle that contained brown, orange, and black squares or triangles.  The children used background knowledge of shapes, counting, and patterning skills to complete the rectangle correctly.  K kids also exercised their fine motor skills by cutting out the rectangles and then assembled the quilt. They enjoy seeing it hanging in the classroom.

We thank the fourth graders who are wonderful models for our kindergarteners. We hope to post comments about the quilt from both classes. 

Exploring the Thank You Note

We put our heads together and wrote a thank you note to parents in our classroom.  We kept the thoughts simple but the final draft said it all!