Easter Fun!

The boys and girls have been sitting on an egg in their chairs for around two weeks.  They have been slowly cracking and finally hatched!  I loved seeing their faces when they saw what came out of the egg!  (A really great trick for getting them to sit on their bottoms!)   On Thursday before Easter break we had an Easter egg hunt in the gym.  The weather did not cooperate that day, but everyone had fun anyway.  We had over six hundred eggs hidden in the gym!   Thanks everyone for making it happen!          I hope you have a blessed Easter and great spring break!

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Last week we had three more Feature Teachers.  On Tuesday, Rusty taught us all about earthworms!  He even brought a few in to show us.  On Wednesday, Maddox taught us about Magnetic Fields.  He did a demonstration with a compass and magnet, and then gave everyone their own compass and magnet to take home.  On Thursday, Jett taught us about sharks.  We even did some shark addition and subtraction with Goldfish!

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RUTH PRANAITIS – KINDERGARTEN

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from SIUE
  • Has been teaching at Evangelical School for 27 years
  • Likes to bake and create stained glass


 

On Monday, April 15th, we went on a field trip to the St. Louis Science Center.  As you can see, everyone had a great day!  We had lots of brave souls who petted a giant cockroach!  I was not included in that group!

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Our class has begun Feature Teacher.  On Wednesday Peyton taught us about dolphins and then we played a game using echolocation.  Thursday, Madelyn taught us all about the life cycle of a butterfly, and Friday Alice taught us about gymnastics and showed us some of the things she learned there.  I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next week!

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Just a little Easter display of some of our art work!  Be sure to check it out in the hallway!

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This month we have been doing lots of Valentine’s Day activities.  One of those activities included the definition of Love.  I asked the boys and girls what is love?  Here are the responses I received:

Eva – Giving mom and dad a hug before bedtime.

Chloe – When mommy drops something and can’t bend down, I get it for her.

Gianna – It is my parents taking care of me.

Ryan B. – My mom taking care of my dogs.

Austin – It is when my parents take me to Florida.

Ryan D. – When my dad lets me wrestle with him.

Harper – When my mom makes me a friendship bracelet.

Jack – My mom making meatballs and spaghetti.

Annie – My mom taking me to Disney.

Alice – When my mom and dad take me to the ice cream store.

Rusty – Getting a good report card.

Maddox – Helping my dad play video games and working out.

Jett – Mom and dad taking me to swim.

Lucy – When my mom and dad take me to Branson.

Madelyn – Mom and dad taking me to McDonalds for my birthday.

Peyton – Helping mom do a puzzle.

Hailey – Mom and dad taking me to Disney on Ice.

Noah – Helping mom and dad at the store.

Benjamin – When mom cleans my family room.

 

We also had a fantastic Valentine’s Day party at school.  The boys and girls played a musical hearts game and had a great time delivering and looking at all their Valentines.  Our parents did a great job planning such a fun party!

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On January 31st we celebrated 100 Days of School!  The boys and girls made posters of 100 things they collected and counted.  They are hanging out in the hallway.  We also had special activities going on that day.  The children got to visit each first grade classroom and the other kindergarten class to do an activity with those teachers.  In Mrs. Sears’ classroom the boys and girls made pictures using the numbers 100.  There were some pretty creative masterpieces!  In Mrs. Eales’ class the boys and girls did 100 exercise activities.  In Mrs. Gentelin’s room they stacked 100 cups to make castles and buildings.  In our class they counted out 100 Fruit Loops on a 100 chart and then put them on a string to make a necklace.  As you can see, everyone had a great time!

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This week we have been learning about the sound of letter Oo.  So, on Friday we made a big pot of Octopus Stew!  As you can see, everyone LOVED it!  Sorry I couldn’t get a picture of everyone.  A lot of the boys and girls had already eaten it before I could get there.  Oh well, I’m just happy they enjoyed it!

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Oh, we have been hustling and bustling with lots of different Christmas activities in kindergarten.  Last week we finished reading the story Junie B. Jones and the Yucky, Blucky Fruitcake.  I asked how many children have ever tasted fruit cake, and as I expected, none of them have!  I decided I must remedy this problem right away, so for snack one day, we tasted fruit cake!  As you can see, we had some mixed reviews!

 

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Last Tuesday we also had a Cuddle Up With a Critter and a Christmas Story.  This was another fun day for everyone.  They all brought their sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, slippers, and a stuffed critter to help celebrate.  We spent the entire morning listening to Christmas stories being read to us by parents and other teachers!  Needless to say, it was a real highlight in our day!

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