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Teacher Nathalie’s Kinder 10/14-25/13

Our Kindergartners have been doing a lot over the last couple weeks…  Here is just a bit. Dancing/movement with Alli… Learning about plants in gardening class with Teacher Ingrid.  You can see more about what she is doing in the garden here. The class also received some new books thanks to Scholastic Book Club participants. Donations also helped the kids get new book bags for the backs of
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 10/25/13

Above: Christopher shows his scratch art leaf. It has a minion on it! We started our Body Shop project. This week we learned about the Integumentary system (your hair, nails, and skin). Next week we’ll learn about muscles and bones. Today during Choice Time our art project was scratch art. We each got a scratch art leaf and a stick (stylus) for scratching. Scratch
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 10/18/13

Above: Our shelf of monsters, some of them still drying. “I hope they don’t have too wild of a party over the weekend” says Teacher Nobie. Today we finished up our monsters. Here’s Ingrid with her new monster friend: IIisis worked for a long time to add all sorts of accessories to hers: Margot shows us her monster, it’s a bright happy monster that
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 10/11/13

Above: sample toilet-paper-tube monsters From Teacher Nobie: We have been studying all about characters. We have been identifying them in books, retelling what they do, making predictions about them, describing their traits, and comparing them to other characters as well as ourselves. Doing this helps us find more meaning in the books we are reading and add depth to the characters we are writing
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Teacher Nathalie’s K – Oct 10, 2013

Yesterday I was able to visit Teacher Nathalie’s class.  I was there in the morning as all the kids walked in their line single file into room 104.  Teacher Nathalie greeted each child at the door.  Once inside the kids seems to know just what to do.  Without being reminded, they all took out their lunch boxes and put them on top of the
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Nathalie’s Kindergarten class at whole school picnic Oct. 4, 2013

Last Friday the Kindergarteners took their first ever field trip.  It was for the annual SFC Whole School Picnic.  It was a long, hot walk to the Crocker Amazon park.  The kids must’ve walked at least 10 blocks from SFC. It was a fun adventure and they did great.  The Kindergarteners had a wonderful time playing games and getting to know some of the other kids
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Teacher Nathalie Kindergarten Sept, 2013

A lot has happened over the last few weeks.Teacher Nathalie is so great at capturing the moment and sharing a little insight with us.  Here are some highlights… The pictures with 2 students sitting next to each other are from the first time we tried partner reading during Reading Workshop last week. Independent reading with book bin labels visible is the first time they
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 9/27/13

Above: Younis shows his masterpiece. More artwork this week! Everyone who wanted to work with this project has gotten a turn, so some people who wanted a second turn made a new piece. Here’s Orlando’s art: Naomi’s piece is very symmetrical: Derick’s art this week is based on the Lord of the Rings: “It’s the castle with lots of archers on top, defending them
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Teacher Nathalie’s Kindergarten Class

It is a big transition for a child’s life…. Kindergarten! There were several ups and downs over the last month but in teacher Nathalie’s Kindergarten class, the kids are learning a lot already. They have been focusing on getting to know the rules of the classroom and their new school. They are learning where to put their stuff, how to use a hall pass to go to the bathroom or get
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 9/20/13

Above: Ingrid shows her picture “It has stars in it.” Today at choice time we continued making artwork. Mariyah worked a lot with tape. Ahndy did a lot with twisting tape, glue, and then added more drawing. Jocelyn shows her work: “It’s a lake with falling leaves.” Iisis worked for a long time gluing tissue paper, then cutting around her creation and gluing it
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