Sunday, February 7, 2010

100th day of School

February 2nd we celebrated the 100th day of school. We have been learning poems and songs for our 100 day celebration. In class we made a 100 day flag, a necklace with 100 froot loops, and a 100 day collar. During our celebration we sang our songs and poems as we paraded to the cafeteria. We sang songs, read a book, and licked a tootsie pop 100 times. We learned that it takes a lot more than a 100 licks to get to the middle of a tootsie pop. To end our celebration we made the number 100 with 3cookies for our snack. We have been counting since the 1st day of school and can't believe we have been in kindergarten for 100 days already.70-80???? days more to go...:)

Friday, January 15, 2010


OH MY GOSH!!! We had such a blast the day it snowed in Houston. After lunch we got to go outside and play in the snow before we went home. We will never forget that day and talk about it ALL the time. How much FUN!!!!!


In the 1st semester we had many visitors come to visit our Kindergarten classes. Buster the Bus came and talked to us about school bus safety rules. He was so cool! Firefighters also came to visit one day. They were so AWESOME. One of our 1st grade teachers got to dress up as a firefighter. They taught us about fire safety and the things we needed to do in case we were ever to have a fire. The fire truck they brought with them was so big and had so many things on it. At Thanksgiving, Tom the Turkey came to play. He was excited to see us at recess. Last but not least, Santa Claus came on the day of our Holiday Sing-a-long. He was checking to see if we were being naughty or nice. He said we all were very NICE!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We had so much fun preparing for our Thanksgiving Feast and Program. In music class and in our classrooms we learned songs, poems and even a Thanksgiving Rebus story. On the day of our feast Mrs. Hill's and Mrs. Gonzalez's classes made our pumpkin pie treats and they were YUMMY!!!!! Mrs. Stone's and Mrs. Grizzell's classes peeled the potatoes for our mashed potatoes. We learned how to use a potato peeler, and it was hard work!!! At our feast we had turkey (donated by 5 of our AWESOME parents), corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, rolls, and pumpkin pie. It was DELICIOUS, and boy were we stuffed. All week we have talked about things that we are thankful for, and we ALL (students and teachers) agreed that we are definitely thankful for our FABULOUS MEADOW WOOD ELEMENTARY!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A "Magnet"riffic Day

To culminate our magnet unit we explored and experimented with all kinds of different magnets. We learned so many things. Mrs. Deal taught us that "the earth is the biggest magnet", and also taught us about compasses. We learned where North, South, East, and West were. Mrs. Clarkson used the ActivBoard to show us different things that were magnetic and things that were not. We also had some AWESOME parent volunteers...they helped us go fishing for magnetic objects, showed us how magnets repel and attract, and even helped us use magnets to guide paperclips through a maze. We had a BLAST. After each station we were just like real scientist and recorded our findings in our magnet journal.

Learning that our earth is the biggest magnet of all magnets was so neat!!! Also, learning how a compass works and using the globe was very interesting!

Each magnet has a north pole and south pole, and opposite poles attract, and same poles repel. We practiced this by using a pencil and putting 2 circle magnets on it. We made the magnets repel and was COOL!!