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  • Composing Larger Shapes with Smaller Shapes

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 11/21/2019

    In Ms. Munds' kindergarten class, students spent time-solving shape puzzles during math work places.  These puzzles require students to find three solutions to each puzzle using pattern blocks in the shapes of a rhombus, triangle, hexagon, and trapezoid.  Students need to use these smaller shapes to perfectly fit within the puzzle's larger form.  They really enjoyed the challenge!












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  • Mastering Movement: KIPS Gymnastics

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 11/17/2019

    Students in Ms. Munds' kindergarten class practiced their ninja moves including flexibility, balance, and strength at KIPS Gymnastics.  Students were challenged to balance on the balance beam, use strength on the rings, and improve flexibility during stretching.  These kindergartens had an amazing time challenging their abilities and persevering during these activities. 











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  • Foundational Skills: Learning Letter Sounds Sort

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 11/6/2019

    Students in Ms. Munds room have been learning the letters of the alphabet and the sounds for each letter.  Today, they practiced sorting pictures based on sound.  They had to put each picture in the right category; d for dog, l for lion, and f for flamingo.












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  • Imaginations at Work: Kid City Adventure

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 11/1/2019

    In Ms. Munds' kindergarten classroom students participated in their first adventure at Kid City in Colville.  The students learned about toys, toy engineering, and the power of imagination while playing with toys.  During this adventure, students practiced using their imaginations by visiting all the realistic parts of a city and playing.  They pretended to be a grocery store clerk, shopper, mechanic, and driver.  Imagination is alive and well in this kindergarten classroom.

    Kid City










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  • Learning Through Play: Math Games (Work Places)

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 9/14/2019

    At the beginning of the year, kindergarten students are introduced to mathematical thinking through exploration and play.  Each day, students go to Work Places, which are math centers, where they play various math games and use manipulatives. 



    In the picture above, students are building with Polydrons.



    Here students are building and counting with Unifix cubes.  



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  • Kindergarten Labs

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 1/29/2019

    As a part of the EL Curriculum, students took part in daily labs during our weather module. 


    Imagine lab: Students are seen storyboarding a weather story.


    Research Lab: Students research and write weather words.


    Create Lab: Students are painting a landscape and character dressed for the weather.


    Engineer Lab: Students are building weatherproof shelters. 


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  • 7 Habits Song

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 11/20/2018

    Today the students practiced Habit 3 from the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.  They were very proud of the song they learned to "Put first things first."  



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  • Kindergarten Adventure

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 10/10/2018

    Kindergarten students enjoyed their first adventure of the year at the Old Kettle Campground where they focused on improving balance, flexibility, and perseverance.  Students practiced balancing in the sand while stretching, balancing rocks during rock stacking, and slacklining.




    sand 2


    sand 3

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  • Sorting Toys Using Attributes

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 10/1/2018

    Today students sorted classroom toys using different attributes including color, size, texture, and shape.




    sort 2


    sort 3

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  • Building Numbers 1 - 5

    Posted by Caroline Munds on 9/18/2018

    Students practiced building numbers 1 -5 using different combinations.









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