Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Giving Tree

In the midst of this busy season, we read the book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  Here's part of the conversation, at the end of the book. . .
"There's nothing left of the tree!"
"But the tree is happy.  Why is that? (My question)
"Because he was able to give the boy so much, and when you give something to someone it makes both people happy."  Truer words were never spoken! 
What a gift it is to spend my days with these children!
(On our Giving Tree are gifts we would like to give everyone in the world, here's our list of gifts . . .
a home for everyone, bunnies, food for everyone, money for the homeless, a surprise present, flowers, book, seeds to plant, Yogibos, trees, carrots, a boat, guinea pigs, pools for everyone to swim in, cats and dogs, a pig, a map for everyone so they could always find their way home, and last but not least Love.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Whoooo Can Find a Pattern?

In October and November our science unit was Night and Day.  A favorite part of this unit is learning about nocturnal animals.  In math we have been working with the concept of pattern.  This digital story is a culminating project that combines story telling, patterns, art, and photography.  We really enjoyed making it.  The children especially like to hear their voices, see their photos and imagine their owls flying away in the night sky...


Here's our first digital story of the year- our first field trip to Hansel's Orchard in September- what a great memory!


Welcome to Mrs. Tierney's Kindergarten blog for the 2013-2014 School Year.  Although, I am familiar with blogging, this is my first, real attempt to really use a blog as a communication tool for parents.  I am looking forward to sharing anecdotes, digital learning, and pictures!  Enjoy!