Entries by Carrie Durant

Gingerbread Man Hunt in Kindergarten

The Kindergarten classes enjoyed a week of Gingerbread Man fun!   We read lots of different versions of the gingerbread man, decorated gingerbread houses, and even when on a hunt for the elusive guy!   No one was able to capture him, but he did leave us a special treat of gingerbread man cookies!   […]

Kindergarten Visit Pumpkin Patch

On Wednesday, October 10th the Kindergarten classes went on a field trip to Peach Tree Farms.   We had a great time petting goats, playing in the corny crib, finding our way through a hay maze, riding on a hay ride, and picking a pumpkin from the patch.   We were also able to see […]

Kodable–the app

Mrs. Durant’s Kindergarten class spent some time exploring the app called Kodable.  While using the app, the children were problem solving how to make their ‘Fuzz Ball’ get through the maze correctly.   They had to rely on their skills they had learned in previous coding lessons to help them navigate their Fuzz Balls.   […]

Force and Motion

We have been learning about force and motion in Kindergarten.   We discussed different types of pushes and pulls.  We experimented with different ways to make ping pong balls move.   Our final activity was working in teams to build ramps to race marbles.   We learned that the incline of our ramp makes our […]

Mrs. Durant’s Class Learns About Coding!

This week our class was introduced to the field of computer science.  We learned that computer scientists are people who make and design programs for computers.  We practiced being computer scientist by programming a “robot partner” to move around our classroom.  The students had to use different types of arrows and go/stop signs to make […]

Gingerbread Man Fun

Last week our class spent time reading many different versions of the Gingerbread Man story.  We enjoyed seeing how each author ‘twisted’ the stories to make it his/her own.  Our favorite versions included one where a Park Ranger ate the Gingerbread Bear and one where the Gingerbread Girl tamed the fox.   As a closing […]

Peach Tree Farms Field Trip

The Kindergarten class got to visit Peach Tree Farms.  We enjoyed walking through the pumpkin patch, riding on the hayride, and finding our way in the straw maze.  We got lucky that it was such a beautiful day for our trip!