It serves also as a modern replacement for the old classroom newsletter giving you reminders of things like tomorrow night's Back to School event. [It is tomorrow, Sept. 7, 6:30 to 7:00 here in the kindergarten room.]
We began with an art lesson emphasizing drawing with lines of various sorts—straight lines, curly lines, jagged lines, etc. The lesson involved creating a caterpillar whose body segments are filled in using lines, only lines, of differing sorts.
Some students handled the task wonderfully.
Others struggled to make a line. Some children come to kindergarten with lots of experience holding pens and pencils and using them to draw and write. Others appear to have had very little experience with these tools. Early group lessons reveal this range of experience and ability. We work with what is and help those who need some catching up to do.
We juiced 30 or so pears with a juicer that I brought from home. (Caleb's mom tipped me off to her snack idea.)
|Just before juicing|
|The first pitcher full|
|Some for everyone|
|Tuesdays are PE days. Ms. Campbell leads us off the field.|
|At the library we bid Ms. Campbell good bye.|
|Story time with Ms. Burger|
|She read us Library Lion|