Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ready, Set, GO!

We just finished setting up our display at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum.  As we put up our posters and set out reminder tags to give away, we were discussing how exciting it is to have the opportunity … Continue reading

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Our polar bear adoption kits have arrived!

At the end of last week, our polar bear adoption kits arrived from the World Wildlife Fund.  There were squeals of excitement as soon as my students saw the WWF packing tape on the box!  We opened the box and … Continue reading

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Little Hands, Big World Has Gone to the Dogs!

We have been exploring animal rescue and animal needs. Our kindergarten class skyped the Brandon Humane Society and talked to one of the volunteers about what they needed for the dogs who lived there. After much discussion, the students decided … Continue reading

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Not just 1, but SEVEN polar bears!

After much hard work in the kitchen on Thursday and Friday, my class was thrilled to adopt SEVEN polar bears.  Their cookie sale fundraiser was so popular that they far exceeded their goal of adopting one polar bear.  We definitely … Continue reading

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Animal Rescue Continues in Kindergarten!

My student teacher, Miss Lobreau has been involved in our collaborative project, Little Hands, Big World, since the beginning of her student teaching placement. Although this is her first placement, she was eager to plan an integrated thematic unit, and … Continue reading

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16 students, 4 volunteers and 47 dozen cookies later…

  What a busy day!  We started making cookies to fill our cookie orders today with the help of some wonderful parents and community members.  Students worked in teams to mix, bake, bag and deliver cookies.  Students even took the … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping

To prepare for our cookie fundraiser, we read many recipes and learned about procedural texts.  Students listened for recipes with bigger amounts of ingredients, so we could make large batches and they were careful to avoid recipes that contained ingredients … Continue reading

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