Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I love Kindergarten!

This post is all about Katie and sharing some of her Kindergarten work. I have been impressed this year with some of the things she has come home with. It is much higher level learning than I expected to see in Kindergarten. I love it!

I took the time to look at this one yesterday and found it to be so sweet! They did this to help celebrate the 100th day of school which was last week.

This assignment amazes me! I asked her teacher for clarification on it b/c Katie told me that they read books & watched a video and then chose on their own what they wrote. This is what her teacher said:
"Penguin research: Our class did a week-long project on penguin research. We split the class into four research groups, and each group was able to take turns gathering information from video clips, magazine articles, pictures and books. We recorded the information on a graphic organizer, and then wrote our information as a story. Katie found and recorded her information independently, and compiled the information independently. It was SUPER fun!! This week, we are creating a "how to" book; Katie should be done with hers by tomorrow or Friday."

Maybe it's the teacher in me or just being a proud parent, but I love this! I am thankful for teachers who challenge students in fun ways! (Click on the picture to see it better.)

Apparently, they also studied Polar Bears. Katie told me there are only a few left because people are killing them to make coats & stuff! hee hee

Here is a sweet picture Katie drew of her sister, Gracie. "My sister has a violin."

I'm thankful that Katie is having such a fun Kinder year! I love Kindergarten!

Yesterday, I dusted, vacuumed, & straightened Katie's room, along with changing her sheets. When she noticed it, she came to find me and said, "I wanted to say thank you for cleaning my room." Wow!

Katie had allergy testing last week where it was determined that she is allergic to dust mites. We take her back next week to have additional testing (and to have Ellie tested as well.) After the additional testing, we will decide on a long term plan. Poor thing, I think it may involve regular allergy shots. I think they would really help her.

1 comment:

Cindy Deister said...

Great work, Katie! I love the writing assignments!