Monday, January 17, 2011


We had a great time learning about winter. We learned about how the weather is different, what we do in the winter and much more. We did different math activities where students needed to figure out which had more and less, ordering by sizes and simple addition problems. Here are some pictures of the different activities we did during our weeks of studying winter.

Once upon a time...

Kindergarten spent two wonderful weeks learning about fairy tales. We read a handful of different fairy tales: Jack in the Beanstalk, Princess and the Pea, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red Hen, Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and the list goes on.

The students had fun learning about characters, setting, problem/solution, fiction/nonfiction, and much more. I created lessons that stretched across all the subjects. We did a fun math problem using mattresses and peas that went along with the story The Princess and the Pea. We measured ourselves on a beanstalk based around the book Jack and the Beanstalk.

At the end of the week the students had a fun day dressing up like fairy tale characters. We had students dress up like the pigs, a wolf, little red riding hood, princes, princesses, kings and queens.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years

HAPPY NEW YEARS from Mrs. Lasater's Kindergarten Class!!

Christmas Around the World

We spent two weeks studying different holiday celebrations around the world. We learned about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas in Holland, Christmas in England, Christmas in Germany, Christmas in Mexico, Christmas in the U.S.A., and Polar Express Day.

Each day we spent the day learning about that country, what they celebrated, and how they celebrate it. Then we did an activity to tie in what we learned. At the end of the first week we spent some time using Google Maps to virtually go to each of those countries and then watch a video clip about that holiday celebration.

We spent one week learning about the things we do in America to celebrate Christmas. We learned a lot about needs and wants, traditions, and much more.

On Thursday of week 2 we had Polar Express Day. By far one of the most fun days at the school. The whole school wore their pajamas to school, read the book, had hot cocoa, and did fun activities that correlates to the story. My students watched the storybook reading online of the book, then we made a circle map of things you might see on a train if we were on our way to the North Pole. Then students made a train using construction paper. They dictated and then built the sentence "I see ____." Later that day after listening to our Principal read the story we used pictures to help sequence the story from beginning to end.