Saturday, October 18, 2014

What a week!

Busy bees at work! Take a look at what we've been up to!

Wednesday:  We watched a show performed by Jose-luis Orozco.  He is a singer from California.  Our wonderful librarian booked him for us!  Thanks Mrs. Richey.  Here are some clips of that performance.  I was volunteered to go up and dance. YIKES!  It was fun! 

Computer lab every other Tuesday! 
We love going to the computer lab with Mrs. Neill.  She teaches the kids lots of things to do on the computer.  We have been a few times now and learned how to get onto ikeepbookmarks, starfall, and tux paint.  

Check us out!

Math games and songs:
The children have been working hard to learn how to create sets up to 10, comparing numbers, sorting, 2D shapes, counting to 100, and counting backwards from 20.  These are all important building blocks for mastery in math at the end of kindergarten.  

Here are some songs that the kids enjoy singing!

Science: 5 senses and properties of materials (matter)

Here is a song that we have learned and will continue to learn throughout the year.

We explored each sense.  

For sight: We went around the school looking at different things.

For smell: We smelled different things in containers such as peppermint, vanilla, orange, perfume, coffee, coco powder, etc... I also have different candle scents that the children can smell as well as smelly markers.

For touch: We traced our hands and talked about different textures that we can feel.  We got to feel different types of textures such as soft, hard, bumpy, and smooth. We glued different things in our science journal as we felt each texture.

For taste: We tasted something sweet (candy corn), salty (pretzel), sour (pickle), and bitter (extra dark chocolate).  Then we graphed what we liked/didn't like.

For hearing: We listened different sounds in containers and guessed what sound it belonged to. Then we played with musical instruments. 

Thanks for checking us out!  Until next time...have a great week!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Field trip success!

Our first field trip was a success!

We went to Zach Theater and watched "A year with Frog and Toad."  Here is a clip of what we saw! Not exactly, but here is the jist.  The actors that we saw were amazing! The kids all had a great time! 

Here is more info on ZACH theater.  We actually went to the small one but the new one looks like something your family would enjoy!

Just a reminder! NO SCHOOL on 
Monday, Oct. 13. 
It's Parent Conference day. Everyone is scheduled. Please check your child's daily folder for a reminder note. 
Have a great 3 day weekend. 
Enjoy that cool breeze!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October is here!  

October 10: Zach Scott theater field trip
October 13-22: Parent Conferences (see sign up sheet in daily folder)
October 25: Fall Festival from 4-7 at Summitt Elementary (we need volunteers-let me know if you need help)
October 31: Kinder Halloween Activity Rotation Day!
(Please let me know if you can help volunteer from 8:30-10:00 for our rotation to other kinder classes)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sign up for Texts from Mrs. Cao!

Attention all Parents!!!

Do you read texts on your phone more often than you read e-mails? Then sign up for Remind. It is a service that will send you texts directly from me. I use it to send reminders, upcoming events, important dates, and other important "stuff." It is very convenient and SAFE. They will not share your number with anyone. If you are interested and want to sign up just click the link below to sign up:

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gingerbread Cookie Hunt!

Run, run as fast as you can. 
You can't catch me!
I'm the Gingerbread man!

We read lots of different versions of the Gingerbread man books. They made a chart and compared the different versions with the different endings. Here are some books that we read.

Then, the children got to decorate a real gingerbread cookie!  Thanks to HEB bakery we got some yummy cookies.  

We put them in a box and sent them to the cafeteria.  

But when we got there to pick up the cookies....those gingerbread cookies ran away! The cafeteria ladies told the children that they ran so fast they left pieces behind.:)

 So, we went all over the school looking for them.  The children had clues from the different places to figure out where those gingerbread cookies went.  
 We checked the library with Mrs. Richey.  She said they knocked over books and left crumbs all over the library.  

Then, we went to the 3rd grade classrooms, Mr. T. (one of our Vietnamese dual language teachers) said they ran in his room and one was limping.  It was hurt. So...we went to the one place to get help when someone is hurt. 
To the Nurse's office!!

 Nurse Jassias told the children that he had to put a band-aid over one of the gingerbread cookies' foot.  

Finally, we found them in the principal's office.  The cookies needed some "think time" in the principal's office because they broke the school rules. Here's Mrs. Standish letting the kids know about good choices at school.
The children promised to walk and follow rules. They even told the cookies the rules at school! Check them out!

Please remind your child about school rules below:

1) Be a good listener and follow directions
2) Hands and Feet to yourself.
3) Respect others and school property
4) Walk in the hallways

Also, you can listen to the gingerbread song below.  Enjoy!

Until next time!  Have a great week!