Monday, November 14, 2016

Kindergarten Week 13

Here is some of what we did in kindergarten this week...

We went ice skating.
This is a picture of Gemma in the little rink, but she went into the big rink all by herself and skated around in the middle. It was terrifying to watch; I taped it so I could be terrified over and over.😬
We listened to Maestro Classics' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Swan Lake.
Gemma loves the little books that come with the Maestro Classics CDs. She was excited to share with me that a group of swans is called "a lamentation."

At Classical Conversations, the students discussed ultraviolet rays, and made these...
In Tinker Group, Gemma made a Pegasus mask...
She was still wearing it when I got home from work.

Some of the tinkerers made pegasus masks, and some made dragon masks. Then, while public school kindergarteners were sitting at desks writing numbers 1 to 100, Gemma and her fellow tinkerers got to run around the beach, playing make-believe.
We baked 6-ingredient chocolate chip cookies. 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix 1 1/8 cups flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 stick of butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup chocolate chips. Scoop dough with a tablespoon (makes about 20 cookies), roll the dough into balls, and put on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. The recipe said 7 to 18 minutes depending on the oven. I left ours in for 16, but in the future, I'll take them out sooner. They got quite dark on the bottom, but they tasted good.

There was piano (daily), practicing for the Christmas pageant, dance class, afterschool co-op, Church Mice, Sunday School, so many books read, etc.

Gemma painted this...
We read the Usborne Illustrated Shakespeare version of A Midsummer Night's Dream over several nights, after Gemma had read it on her own one day, and was able to keep all of the characters straight!

Also, we reviewed multiplication flash cards, and read some Life of Fred: Ice Cream. 

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