Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

This week during Kindergarten library we read the book Snowballs by Lois Ehlert, where snow-people are made with found objects collected by children. The Kindergarten classes created their own version of a snow-person with found objects from school. We used colorful buttons, wiggly eyes, paperclips, mosaic paper and yarn to create our own snow-people. We also practiced noticing special shapes, such as circles, squares, rectangles and triangles. If you visit school be sure to check out the bulletin boards by the library to find your child's very creative snow-person!

Monday, January 13, 2014

1st Grade Author of the Month

The First grade Author of the Month for January is Cynthia Rylant. While studying an Author of the Month, students learn all about the author from biography books or the author's website, they also read the author's books that are in the library and get to make their own author book. The Author of the Month for December was Jan Brett, and student's re-created Jan Brett's book called Gingerbread Baby. This month students will re-create the book When I Was Young in the Mountains.