Kindergarten's 100th Day of School!
February 1st was Kindergarten's 100th day of school. We celebrated with a visit from Zero the Hero who had come to our classroom every 10th day since the beginning of the school year. We made a special snack mix totaling 100 pieces of different items, made our 100th day book page and proudly shared our creative 100th day projects to our classroom friends. It sure was a great day of fun and well worth the wait!
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
Ascension celebrated Catholic Schools Week beginning with the Family Sock Hop. It continued with an open house for all to visit our school, take a look in the classrooms, and see our work. The rest of the week celebrated students, families, faculty and staff, and our faith community with a variety of events.
We learned a lot about St. John Bosco, the patron saint of schoolchildren.
And a little bit of wackiness
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King’s character and empowered his leadership. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit." (Coretta Scott King).
In honor of Dr. King's legacy, Kindergarten students shared their own ideas of how they might be able to make a difference in our world
It's Snow Time!!
Our Scientist is testing the cold ice and snow with a little "blubber" on her fingers. We learned that that is how arctic animals stay warm.
Melting ice and snow with NaCl
Christmas Party Stations
Our class had a wonderful time during our party stations. All the fun got us into a festive mood for Christmas. As usual our room parents made sure we had a lot of great things to do!
Kindergarten began the holiday season by helping make blankets and wrapping gifts for the annual "Christmas Angels" project. It's always a special time and important to know that hopefully this small thing we do can help make someone's Christmas a little brighter!
Mrs. Boockmeier's and Mrs. Parrilli's classes shared a wonderful Thanksgiving Breakfast Feast together! Later we joined the rest of Ascension School to pray and give thanks for all our blessings and to share items collected for the food drive!
The StoryBus visits Ascension
"America's Children's Museum on Wheels: StoryBus is a children's literacy museum on wheels that visits schools and community events in the Chicago area. Housed inside a 37-foot Winnebago, the bus promotes reading to students at the kindergarten and pre-k levels. Filled with a rotating collection of hands-on interactive exhibits, the StoryBus transports children inside the worlds of favorite children's stories." (Delores Kohl Education Foundation) During this visit we were able to have fun exploring exhibits pertaining to the story of "The Little Red Hen".
Kindergarten created "Mission Control" and very own spacecraft during our Transportation Unit. We got to learn a lot about space and even how astronauts run on a treadmill, sleep and brush their teeth while they are in space! It was all a blast(off)!
Students made images of their favorite mode of transportation
Halloween was a fun-filled day from beginning to end!
Go Away Big Green Monster!
We had fun recreating our own Big Green Monster after reading "Go Away Big Green Monster". Working together makes everything a lot more fun!
All About Pumpkins
We had a lot of fun learning about pumpkins! We had our very own pumpkin patch in the classroom; studied them scientifically; planted our seeds; and baked pumpkin bread!
It's that APPLE Time of Year!
We've been learning with apples through stories, graphing, patterns, and science! Thank you to our parents who were able to join us to help make our delicious applesauce! (And to all who sent such a great variety of apples!)
Who knew learning could be so much fun!?!
At one of our classroom meetings, we read, The Story of Ridley--A Place With No Rules. Needless to say, there were a lot of problems. Kindergarten decided to add to our Ascension Golden Rules with some of our own.
Meet the Buddies~
We had a great time meeting our 5th grade buddies from Room 104. We are looking forward to spending a lot of time with them this year!
Zero the Hero
Friday, September 1st was Kindergarten's 10th day of school! Students were introduced and excited to meet Zero the Hero who visits Kindergarten every 10th day of school. Mrs. Morawski makes sure he gets to the classroom so we can celebrate! We always look forward to a "Zero" day and until we reach our goal to the !00th day of school when we will celebrate in style!
Our Faith is All Around Us
Kindergarten students learn stories and symbols about our faith that we find all around our Church and school.
Ready to go!
A lot of smiles on the first day of school!
The first day of school is Monday, August 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, August 22nd is our first full day of school from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Kindergarten is ready for a "Monstrous" good year!!!
Kindergarten students came to school on Thursday, August 17th to drop off school supplies, meet their teachers and to get a sneak peek into the classroom!