Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hunger Games, Premature Play Attendance, and Sanding/Staining/Moving or another weekend adventure O'Duggan style....

I am lucky to have kids (teenage and adult)
who enjoy and share the same literature.
We have all read ( or are reading...will send you Catching Fire  soon,Lee!)
the Hunger Games trilogy and could not wait for the movie.
And although we are often disappointed when an excellent book
is adapted to the big screen, 
we were pleasantly surprised by this movie!
It is good!
Very Good!

Then a funny thing happened on the way to a "date" with Fionn...
I bought tickets online for Treasure Island, 
a play based on the book by Robert Loius Stevenson
and performed at Winona State.
We picked up Suzanne (Pilger) and Mason for a DOUBLE DATE
and headed out to eat supper first...McDonald's is all Fionn could afford!
We had a lovely time then headed over to the college.
We were pleasantly surprised to get a parking spot
very close to the theater.
We were even more surprised by the lack of a crowd on campus.
We were simply astounded when the will call window was closed
until we read the flyer....the play is March 31st!
We were a whole WEEK early!
Oh, my...I might not live this one down!
Oh well...we will try again next week!
It took 3 weekends, 2 loads of stuff to Salvation Army, and one attic reorganization,
 but we are finally finished switching Fionn and Sorcha's rooms....
needed to sand and stain their floors before moving furniture...Looks great
considering the floors are over 115 years old!

 Fionn's room 

Sorcha's room

 it's amazing how motivating a big job can be 
when 2 bedrooms full of kid stuff is shoved into MY bedroom!
 I really really needed to have my room back to "normal!" 
And now I do!

And now for this week in Kindergarten...
(and some mobile science museum pics from Thursday!)

This week  begins our last quarter of the!  Where did the time go?
We will be starting our Spring and weather unit this week.
Reading finds us focusing on Xx. short o, and blending words together.
In Math we will wrap up 100 Day items!
Report cards will be sent home Friday.
Check out our blogs for 100 Day Workshop pics....what an awesome day!
Thanks again to all of our helpers!

PLAY group meets Monday, March 26 at 7:00
in the Elementary Media Center.
Child care and snacks are provided.
See you there!

Here's some pics from last weeks activities that weren't 100 day items:
 Kindergarten Vet Shop is open!!!!

The Mobile Science Museum made a stop!
We learned about 
 DINOSAURS!!!!! (and other fossils)

It was awesome!!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

100 Day! Hooray!!!!

WHoooHooo !!!!
We finally made it!
Our 100 Day Workshop was a hit
with 57 excited k kids
20 helpful volunteers
(could not have done this without YOU!)
3 happy teachers!
Here are 100 pics (or more) of our week...

Making 100 dot pictures...

We read The Wolf's Chicken Soup
The wolf secretly fed the chicken
100 pancakes, 100 doughnuts, 100 pound cake
in order to fatten her up
but when he went to get her for his supper
100 fat little chickies jumped on him
and gave him 100 kisses for the treats!
"Uncle" Wolf then went home to bake them 100 cookies!
I hid 100 chicks and the kiddos had to find them !
As you can see chick 39 didn't turn up right away.
Sarah found her 2 days later in the 100 day gorp!

100 different ways to make words with WorldWord!
Here are real words...
Silly words count, too!

100 day cake
100 marshmallows
100 cherries
100 chocolate chips
and a cake mix....MMMMMMMM!!!!!
100 blocks?

100 Dotter Paint Picture

100 Day pin with Mrs. Gnadt

Here is our 100 cupcakes to share with all 3 K classes!
They smelled sooooo good!

100 Day Pictures
Hope you enjoyed the picture frame!!!!

100 Day Caterpillar

100 Dot Pics finally up in the hallway!
100 Day Decoration

one of those cute frames...
100 day glasses with 100 stickers!

all of our frames

oh geez....

finally heading into the cafeteria....

Gathering around the cupcakes 
1st we had 100 seconds of silence (almost silent)

then we sang Happy 100 Days to Us!
and blew out the candles!!!

Finally we got to choose where to go from the 14 stations:

100 dice roll
100 tallies

100 day interview
to be make into a lucky duck book

100 links to be displayed in our classrooms
100 excercises

100 zeros equals a googal!

snack area!

100 fingers!

100 steps
(my apologies to Brielle's mom who was also at this station...I missed you while you were with a kiddo counting in the hallway!)

100 squares
(someone accidentally took home one of the mats...if it turns up at your home, please send it back in!)

100 gumballs

100 dots on the dalmatian 

100 stamps

a few almost finished projects...

My K Kids in action...

Grandmas serving snacks!

we made the banner on Wedneday

more of the caterpillar

the end of the day!
Whew!  What an awesome week!


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