Learning Lately

Reading: We focused on the name, sound, and formation of c and o this week. We played sound games to help the kids learn to break sounds in words apart and blend sounds together orally, to prepare them for using the same skills with letters to read later in the year. We learned different ways to read a book like looking at the pictures and telling yourself the story.

Writing: We worked on adding details and labels to our writing. We also focused on making sure our picture shows who is in the story, what is happening in the story, and where the story is happening.

Math: We played to fun math games with dot cards. We played Match Up (like memory) and Top it (like war). These games help the children compare quantities as well as count, and see numbers as different groups. We continued describing shapes and learning attributes of shapes.

Science and Social Studies: We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about how gold is made. As a grade level, kindergarten focused on dismissal procedures to help this process go smoother and be calmer and quieter each day.

Counseling with Mrs. Davison

Mrs. Davison came to teach us about feelings. We all have feelings and they can change. Sometimes people have different feelings about the same things. The 4 basic feelings are happy, sad, mad, and scared. There are lots of other feelings as well.

Learning Lately

Reading: We focused on the name, sound, and formation of i and u this week. We played sound games to help the kids learn to break sounds in words apart and blend sounds together orally, to prepare them for using the same skills with letters to read later in the year. We began read to self time and literacy stations.

Writing: We wrote in our science notebooks for the first time this week. We also focused on adding details to our writing. We have one person share their writing at the end of each writing time and we give them compliments and wishes to help the child celebrate what they are doing well and also improve their writing.

Math: We played to fun math games with dot cards. We played Match Up (like memory) and Top it (like war). These games help the children compare quantities as well as count, and see numbers as different groups. We continued describing shapes and learning attributes of shapes like triangles.

Science and Social Studies: We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about hurricanes and tornadoes. We had a great time studying the weather this week as well. Our cool tool (school-wide behavior lesson) was about showing our Timber Wolf Pride with our school pledge and our school song. We celebrated our class’s helpful behavior with a Bubblegum Party!

Meteorologists at Work!

Today the little meteorologists went outside to study the weather!

We noticed it was warm, windy, and sunny. There were lots of clouds in the sky!

We recorded what we noticed in our new science notebooks. It was fun to use our new pavilion. It was a great place to work!

Bubble Gum Party!

Yay! Today we celebrated filling our 10 frame with 10 stickers! Each sticker represents one time the whole class was helpful! Wow! After earning our 10 stickers we chose to celebrate our helpful behavior with a bubble gum party. We had a great time trying different flavors, trying to blow bubbles, dancing to a Icky Sticky Bubble Gum, playing a bubble gum game, and making a bubble gum craft! Here are some pictures of all the fun!

Read to Self

  • We are finally setting into our schedule here at school as well as building focus and concentration skills to work and learn for longer periods of time. Today we had our first “official” read to self time. This is an independent reading time. The kids have a book box with books of their choice as well as an alphabet chart and other materials I choose. They find space around the room where they can focus and get comfy. They enjoy their books while following our work time expectations which are:
    • Get started quickly.
      Stay in your spot.
      Work the whole time.
      Let others work.
      Use a whisper voice.
      Raise your hand for help.
  • Today my goal for the class was to read for one minute, but we managed 3!
  • Learning Lately

    Reading: We focused on the name, sound, and formation of m and n this week. We played sound games to help the kids learn to break sounds in words apart and blend sounds together orally, to prepare them for using the same skills with letters to read later in the year. We also talked about favorite books, book care, and how to choose books we like. We are gradually filling our book boxes with books to read so we can start book box time or read to self time next week.

    Writing: We shared what we did over the weekend to get ideas for things to write about. We practiced planning what we are going to draw or write on our paper and adding details to our pictures. We introduced labeling our pictures.

    Math: We focused on the basics on numbers 1-10 and understanding quantity and building number sense. We learned about the 5 frame this week to continue our work of representing numbers in different ways. We also work on describing shapes like “it has 4 corners” or “it has sides” or “it has a curve”.

    Science and Social Studies: We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about putting out wildfires. Our cool tool (school-wide behavior lesson) was about how to ask for help. We also continued our work learning classroom expectations. This week we focused on being helpful and we are collecting stickers on a 10 frame each time the whole class makes helpful choices. When we get 10 stickers, we will celebrate how helpful our class is.

    Beautiful Class Art

    Today the kids made a beautiful class art project with a little help from their grown ups. At Get the Scoop Night, parents wrote things they liked about their child on a star. If parents were not able to attend, I wrote things I liked about the child. We read the stars aloud and celebrated all the wonderful qualities of the people in our class. The kids then stung beads on the wires attached to the stars.

    We turned this bare branch into this beautiful display.