Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thinking Routines

Today, as we got ready for our first lunch recess, we looked at a picture of our playground. After a close look, we discussed what we see when we "look" at the picture. We saw many things that you might expect...a slide, a sandbox, a gate. Next, we spent some time noticing what we "think" about the picture. Our thoughts ranged from "I think it's time for recess" to "I think there are shovels in the sandbox" to "I'm hungry. I want lunch!". (Me, too!). Finally, I asked the question "What does this picture make wonder?" This was a bit harder to answer. Someone wondered where the kids were...the playground was empty in the picture. Another wondered if the gate was to keep the kids inside...or to keep the big kids out.

This is just one of the many thinking routines we will do this year to help make our thinking visible to others.

What do you think about that?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

science to go

Cranbrook Science-to-Go sent a van to our school filled with remarkable science artifacts and activities.  our class participated in 3 workshops: Light and Heat, Animal Skulls and Crystals.  It was a "learning filled" afternoon.  I hope your k kid or firstie came home with lots of new ideas to share with you.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

we all live in a...

tug of war

Would you rather swim in a pool or in the ocean?
We showed our thinking by adding our names to this "tug of war".
Then, we asked each other that important question...
"What makes you say that?"
In the end, we learned that it was okay to agree to disagree.
Actually, we agreed that we were glad that we had different ideas. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It's spring right?

Well, that's what the calendar says.
And these cute kids say so too!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Grand Opening: Bugaj's Burgers

The housekeeping area has taken on a new look. 
There are aprons, a cash register and menus.
Often, during free choice time, you will see these cuties taking orders,
answering the phones and making change.