Sunday, December 9, 2018

This weeks highlights December 3rd-7th

We did so MANY things this past week! We started learning about different holidays- Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. On Monday we will learn about Ramadan. Along with our holiday study we also met our Italian IV high school partners (on Tuesday, please see previous post). Then on Wednesday we met with our 4th grade partners and we started preparing for our gingerbread day by reading a Let's Find Out magazine on gingerbread. We also designed our own interactive cookies on the iPads. On Friday, we had our Polar Express Day and we also made it to 50% on ST Math! It was a very productive week! 

After having four weeks off from the news we were back at Kindergarten News this week. Be sure to check it our. Looking forward to reading about our students highlight of the week. There are so many things to choose from!

We also visited the library. Ms. Small started reading us Caldecot Medal winners and we are voting for the best illustrations! We all really liked the book she read this week!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

High School Visitors!

One of the Town of Burlington’s goals is collaboration. This year the students in Room 101 will collaborate with Ms. Hoerle’s Italian IV Burlington High School class. Today Ms. Hoerle’s class came to our classroom. We had a quick morning meeting and introduced ourselves in Italian. Ciao! Mi chiamo _________. Next we all worked together to put together a world map. We found the United States and Italy and we learned that we needed to take a plane or a boat to get from Massachusetts to Italy. The students found out that the country of Italy is shaped like a high heel boot. We saw what the Italian flag looked like and we compared it to the flag of the United States. Next we had a movement break and we moved to GoNoodle's Wobbly Man. After the break the kindergartners and their high school partner(s) read the What Will We Eat book that the kindergartners completed last month. The kindergartners read the English and the high school partner read the Italian. These books will go home tomorrow! Next we went through a slide show of the numbers and colors that were in the book and again the kindergartners read the English and the HS students read the Italian. We had time for one more quick movement break and the HS students did the Tooty Ta with us! We posed for a quick picture and then gave high fives to our partners! The kindergartners enjoyed having their high school partners read and talk with them! All students BIG and SMALL had a great time today and we are all looking forward to seeing each other again in the spring.