Saturday, April 29, 2017

Stone Soup

We had a great time at Stage Theatre.  The class got to learn about the power of sharing from Stone Soup.




Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sharing Our Work

Our marble mazes have been in the hallway to share with the rest school today. The preschoolers were able to go out and challenge teachers and students to see if they could "count to 10" using the mazes.  

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It was especially exciting when our third grade buddies came by!





Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3 Mazes Complete, 1 Nearly Done!

Our collaborative marble mazes are almost all done!  The group that decided on a hockey theme is putting the final touches on their decorations and are hoping to be done later today (or perhaps tomorrow).


The other three groups finished their mazes this morning and got to take them for a test run! Here are a few short videos showing how they work.

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We have started working on our signs for when we move the marble mazes out into the hallway to share with our whole school. They may be in the hall as early as tomorrow morning! This was a fun project that required teamwork to build, creativity to design, problem solving when things did not work, and needs collaboration to operate!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Collaborative Marble Mazes

We have started a new challenge in the room. Working in groups of 4 the class is designing marble mazes. This requires each group to design a maze with ten number tunnels that fits a theme of their own choosing.  Once the maze is complete it will require two people to operate by rolling the box from side to side to make the marble run the tunnels in numerical order.






We are not done yet, but are hoping to have all four mazes complete by the end of the week! Two groups got started today.  It will be fun to test these mazes out when they are complete. There are been some discussion of creating a station outside in the hallway to share them with the rest of the school.

3 Bears Theatre

We got to close out our week on Friday watching a puppet show put on by the whole kindergarten class!  They performed Goldilocks and the Three Bears for us.  This was such a fun way to see what the children "just a bit older than us" are working on.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Zoo Mobile

The Minnesota Zoo Mobile stopped by preschool today. We got to meet a great horned owl, an opossum, a turtle, a hognosed snake, and a bunny.








Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lower School Art Show - Coming Soon



 Ms. Grams and the Lower School students have been hard at work getting things ready for the upcoming Lower School Art Show. Our class took a tour earlier this week and found the suns we made hanging from the ceiling! Items are on display in the Chapel Gallery.