Sunday, January 11, 2015

Snow!

We conducted a science experiment this week as I mentioned in my newsletter.  Here are some pictures.  It was very impressive!

Here's our saturated solution

The kids are waiting to add their snowflakes....


Here they are.  I wonder what will happen??

Fast forward to the next day....


What happened to them?


Ta da!  Crystals grew!

Beautiful!

The kids had fun looking and touching....


Many of the kids described it as an "icy road!"

Saturday, January 3, 2015

RUN, RUN, as Fast as You Can!

On December 19, a package arrived from the office marked
"To the Kindergartners, From the Gingerbread Man! Catch me if you can!"
This started a hunt around the school in search of him (A very excited, noisy hunt I must say).  He left some clues and we followed the sweet cinnamon-smelling trail.The kids were overjoyed and extremely enthusiastic...you'll see that in the pictures below! 

Mrs. Miller arriving with the package!!


Hmmm, let's open it and see what's inside!


It's gingerbread cookies! 
There was also a note that said:
“I've left my friends for you to snack,
But I'll bet you'll never get me back!
Look for me where there are lots of books!”

We're coming to get you Gingerbread Man!

Heading to the library...

Could he be hiding in a book?

He left this note behind with Mrs. Pana...
“I've read lots of books,
But I'm gone, can't you see?
I'm a gingerbread man and you can't catch me!
Look for me by a friendly face who answers phones in a busy place.”

Our second stop was at the office.  It sure is a busy
place with lots of friendly faces!
No Gingerbread Man in the office either but he left this note:
“The secretaries have a friendly face,
And answer phones in a busy place.
Find me by the leader of our school.”

Who’s our leader?  Why Mr. Martin, of course! We thought for sure Mr. Martin would have caught him running in the halls but NO!
 Here's the note he left behind:
“This is the principal's office.
He's nice, you know.
He told me not to run anymore,
But to walk, wherever I go.
Go find me where lunches are made.”


Here is where lunches are made but it doesn’t look like
the Gingerbread Man is here anymore!  He did leave behind a mess, though. 
Mrs. Kunka and Mrs. Madar were cleaning it up when we came in!

The kids listened very carefully while the note we found was read:
“This is the lunchroom.
These friends like us a bunch,
And always make sure we have a good lunch.
I'm getting a bit tired as you can see,
Room 12 is where I'll be!”

THAT'S OUR ROOM!

There he is!!!


Look who we found in our room!!!!
“I've run and run and I need some rest.
I think this room is the best!”

We love our Gingerbread Man!



EPILOGUE....
In all my years of hunting for the Gingerbread Man, the class has ALWAYS voted to eat the cookie.  Not this year, it was almost a unanimous vote to let him live on!  So ends the tale of our Gingerbread Man!!

I hope your holidays were magical!!!  I am looking forward to seeing the kids on Monday!
Happy New Year!