On December 12, we Cuddled Up With a Critter and a Story. Many parents  and one grandparent came to class to share a favorite Christmas story with us while we cuddled on the floor with a blanket and a stuffie from home. IMG_1712IMG_1728IMG_1720IMG_1709

Even Mrs. Baalman read us a story.

 

We had a lot of fun with our reading buddies this month. They helped us paint a beautiful nativity picture.

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They took us on a scavenger hunt to find our Christmas presents and then read them to us.IMG_1752IMG_1754

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Our students did an amazing job at the Christmas program and they looked so nice in their holiday clothes!

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In January, we explored magnets at the STEAM table and did an art project with magnets.

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Hooray!! We’ve been learning in kindergarten for 100 days and we’re 100 days smarter. This called for a BIG celebration!

We popped 100 balloons (with our bottoms), found 100 hidden kisses, received 100 “dollars” and wore our fabulous 100 day hats.

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What a fun day!!

Literacy Stations

As part of our literacy block, our class does literacy stations three mornings a week.  There are several different stations to visit:

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Reading Counts

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Guided Reading with our student teacher, Miss Runyon (We also have a guided reading group with our resource teacher, Mrs. Barnerd and one with me.)

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Spelling Station

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Fluency Station

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Buddy Reading

**Our class looks forward to literacy stations every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and they have learned a lot of good reading, writing, and social skills from these stations.**

Dinosaurs

As we wrapped up our unit in science about dinosaurs and fossils, each student wrote about and illustrated their favorite dinosaur.  They then made their own dinosaur in its habitat.

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Bluestem and Rebecca Caudill Voting

Voting for the Bluestem Award and the Rebecca Caudill Award will take place the last week of February in the library.  These two awards are voted on by students across the state of Illinois.  Students in grades four and five may vote for the Bluestem Award if they have read and/or heard four of the nominees.  Voting for the Rebecca Caudill Award is by students in middle school who have read and/or heard three of the nominees.  The results will be announced in March. 

Read to Succeed

All students in kindergarten through sixth grade have an opportunity to earn a free ticket to Six Flags Theme Park through their Read to Succeed program.  Information and log sheets were sent out in January.  The forms are due back to classroom teachers on Friday, February 16th.

Young Authors’ Week 2018

Evangelical School is celebrating our Young Authors this week.  Our theme this year is “Beauty and the Books”.  Special activities are taking place in the library.  The books are on display in the hallway outside of the library.  An assembly will be held on Thursday, February 1st, to recognize and celebrate our Young Authors.  The assembly will take place in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

VIOLIN

Violin students are preparing for their concert to be performed May 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

This is the same night as their musical.

BAND

 Advanced band and beginning band are preparing for their concert on May 4, 2018.  This is a revised date.  Students should be practicing at least one hour per week.

Have you ever tasted Octopus Stew?  Well, our class has!  We have been working on the short vowel sound of letter Oo.  Last Friday we made a big pot of Octopus Stew.  I have to say, it was a big hit and almost all of the students had seconds!  We are having a great time cooking our way through the alphabet!

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