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Mary Pat Kurt
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Look at how many high frequency words these kindergartners recognize!  They are getting so good at that! We read a fun story called Clever Tom and the Leprechaun by Linda Schute.  Clever Tom caught himself a leprechaun and he was j...

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A Busy Week in Kindergarten
It was a busy week in Kindergarten!       We learned a new Math activity called Roll and Build.     We are working on our problem solving skills in our Math Notebooks.         We did lots of Guided Reading and writing in Writer's Workshop!         We worked...

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Golden Shoe Award
Wednesday was a pretty proud day.  We earned "The Golden Shoe" award from Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Mueller.  This golden shoe is awarded to the class that consistently arrives at P.E. ready to listen and learn.  Another criteria to win this award is that most of...

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Recycling Paper
The is week, our kindergarten scientists had the opportunity to make recycled paper.  There are lots of steps involved in this recycling process, so we began the process on Tuesday and finished it on Wednesday.  We started by taking 8 squares of toilet pape...

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Making Particle Board
Today, these amazing kindergarten scientists made particle board.  Particle board is a manmade wood, made from combining resin (which is a type of glue), sawdust and wood shavings.  We made our resin out of a mixture of corn starch and water.  It kind of lo...

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Fun Book Day
We had such a fun time visiting the library for a second time today for our Fun Book Day.  We earned this opportunity by getting six stickers during our scheduled library times.  Mrs. Horton awards stickers for classes based on their library behavior and if...

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How Do You Sink Wood?
Our investigation on Thursday was about how we could sink wood.  Most of our scientists expected that the samples of pine and plywood would easily sink to the bottom of the basins of water.  Only one problem…they didn't!  We needed to investigate and discov...

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What Happens When Wood Gets Wet?
Today our kindergarten scientists investigated what happens when wood gets wet.  We made some predictions about what we thought would happen, and then set out to find out for ourselves!     First, we needed to get our lab coats and safety glasses on.     Th...

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Art Adventure
We had a special guest in our class room today.  Mrs. Sherry Landrud was here to teach us about three very beautiful pieces of art on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  The Northview PTO pays for volunteers to attend training at the Institute so ...

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The Story of Ruby Bridges
We read a wonderful autobiography this week titled Ruby Bridges Goes to School .  One thing that was really cool about reading this book was that the author wrote the book about herself!  Ruby Bridges is an American activist known for being the first black ...
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