Kindergarten Cowpokes

Kindergarten Cowpokes

Monday, December 19, 2011

Party Time!

We made lots of yummy things to eat...snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer. We watched the Polar Express and drank hot chocolate.

I gave each cowpoke a gift...made especially for them!

They each got a fleece scarf to keep them warm!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


We received a special package with the return address of the North Pole. It was even COLD! Inside the package was our new elf straight from Santa. His name is Jingles and he sits on top of our SmartBoard and watches us. Every night he reports back to Santa on our behavior. The first night he brought back the Elf on a Shelf movie starring himself! Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gingerbread Garden

Another wonderful visit to the garden to explore the spices used in making gingerbread. The cowpokes used magnifying glasses to look at the details of the spices before they are ground. Ms. Landsley showed the cowpokes a ginger root.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Soccer and football season has come to an end. We have some champion cowpokes!

Great job, boys!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bunch of Turkeys!

Happy Thanksgiving from the kinder-"turkeys"!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast with the Pilgrims

We had our Thanksgiving feast with our first grade Pilgrims. We gave the Pilgrims an Indian necklace that we had made. The Pilgrims shared their feast! Thanks, Pilgrims!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sink and Float Garden Visit

We had another wonderful visit to the garden. Mrs. Landsley set a sink/float experiment. She provided several items for the students to test their sink/float hypothesis. Then, Mrs. Landsley cut a pod from the swan plant. It floated!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Two More Letters and Our Second Garden Visit

Letters from La. and N.Y.

In the Outdoor Learning Center, our class learned about different oak trees and their acorns and did leaf rubbings. The kids got to take the acorns home.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Check Out the Banner Press!

Our class is on the front page of the Banner-Press!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Fall Follies

Happy Halloween! The Cowpokes have been very busy with our pumpkin unit. We created a graph to decide our jack-o-lantern's face.

After our pumpkin was carved, we made it ooze!

The Cowpokes loved this!

Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Our First Garden Visit

We are very lucky to have an outdoor learning center at our school! A garden volunteer read us the book "Bats on the Beach". After the book, Ms. Landsley showed us a flower that looks like the face of a bat! Each student got to take a flower back to the classroom and put it in their

new garden journal.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Letter from West Virginia and Halloween Countdown

Letter "U" from West Virginia...decorated as the flag!

Our witch faces will be sent home on Friday. Beginning Sunday, remove a link of the witch's hair. When no "hair" remains, it will be Halloween day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Batty -at family

Wow! We had lots of batty fun this week! Our final activity was creating a huge bat and listing all the -at words that we learned this week! Great job, Cowpokes!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Two More Letters!

We got the letter "G" from Chicago!
The letter "E" was from Dallas!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Making Butter!

Our farm animal of the week was the cow. We made butter by shaking the heavy whipping cream. It was HARD work!!

Finally...we got to taste it.

Then, we created a graph!
Most kids LIKED the butter!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Letter K from Orlando!

We got another letter from our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom letter exchange friends.
The letter K came from Orlando. We found it on our map and using Google Maps!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Our Farm Unit and Smartboard

The kids have been SO busy! They LOVE the SmartBoard and are becoming technology masters!!

We began our farm unit by creating farmer self-portraits and writing the sight word "the".

We read THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, then made pig pouches to sequence the story. Ask your child about the wolf. It was their favorite character!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

We are participating in an alphabet exchange with other students throughout the country. We were assigned the letter "A" and each student created an apple out of it. Today we received our first letter from a school in Allen, Texas. They sent us the letter "M" decorated with monkeys. Using Google Maps, we found Allen.

Today, I will mail our letters to the different schools.