Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kansas Day

                                                                   Kansas Day

Today is Kansas Day. Kansas Day is the day Kansas became a state; so it's our state's birthday. We learned about our state bird, reptile, amphibian, tree, flower and song. We did a directed drawing of our state reptile: the ornate box turtle. They are really good.
Then we made our state insect: the honeybee. We used hearts to make our honeybee because it is almost Valentine's day.











Next week we will be learning about Groundhog's day. Also Friday is the 100th day of school. We will be having a 100th day celebration.

Friday, January 23, 2015



We have been learning about symmetry. A line of symmetry is when you can split something in half and both sides look the same. We talked about how some letters can have a line of symmetry (A, O, H, I, T) but some do not (Q, R, P). We learned that a person can have a line of symmetry and so can some animals. So we made a penguin using a line of symmetry. We folded a piece of paper in half and then with Mrs. Miller help squeeze paint onto our paper. Then we refolded the paper and rubbed it. We added eyes and a beak. 
We used a piece of yarn to show what letters have a line of symmetry and which ones do not. Each child took the yarn home to show their families what has a line of symmetry in their house. 


We have been learning about penguins. We made a chart and talked about what a penguin can do, a penguin has and a penguin is. We did a directed drawing of a penguin and then we wrote two sentences about our penguins. Many of the kindergarteners named their penguins. Then we made penguins using different shapes. They turned out really cute!