Alphabet Party

Funnest day ever! We made hats and alphabet necklaces! We had alphabet play time and made letters from play do, colored alphabet pictures, did alphabet sticker art, did alphabet puzzles, played with alphabet magnets, scooped letters from a sensory tub and made letters in salt. We sang alphabet sounds and read an alphabet book. Then we made our letters in shaving cream and also made a huge mess! Omg! We ended our celebration with letter sticks (cheese sticks) and played with our food to make letters! Yikes! What a great day! I’m so proud of the kids and all the work they have put in to learn the whole alphabet!

Learning Lately

Reading- We reviewed letter names, sounds, and formation of all 26 letters. We will continue practicing the letters to build fluency. We want the kids to know each letter name, sound and formation so it is automatic and effortless, which will help them be successful with reading and writing skills. We learned a strategy for reading and writing words called “tapping”. See the letter packet in the folder this week for more information. We learned the sight word “go” this week. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We continued to write true stories/personal narratives. We worked on using the sight words we know to help us form a sentence!

Math: We played more fun number games this week like “roll and record” and “monster squeeze” to help us continue to build our understanding of each number and practice writing each number.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about what those red things on turkeys are. We celebrated veterans and heroes!  Our cool tool was about Success Ready skills. We decided based on our votes that the kindergarten service learning project this year will be helping pets!

Heroes’ Day

We had amazing Heroes’ Day! We honored our veterans and celebrated our heroes! We enjoyed a special video (on the school website) singing, and a visit from Miss Missouri! We heard second graders read their essays about. What makes America a unique place to live!

In the classroom the kids read books with their heroes, played math games, and shared our writing. It was great to see so many special adults visit our classroom. You made it such a special day for the kids!

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of z and qu this week. We learn q with the letter u because most English words have qu rather than q by itself.  These are the last 2 letters in the alphabet! We are celebrating learning all 26 next week with an Alphabet Party! We are practicing the sight words we, the, a, and I. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We continued to write true stories/personal narratives. We are working on getting beginning and ending sounds in the labels and words we write. We also really focused on neatness and slowing down to do our best work.

Math: We played some fun math games with numbers this week like number spin and guess the missing number.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about why people don’t eat ostrich eggs. We began reading about Fall holidays like Day of the Dead. We will read about several more in the coming week.

The “Soft Landing”

Have you ever noticed your child having a tendency to need to vent to you about frustrations in their day? Maybe right after school, or snuggled up before bedtime? I just read this great article  from A Cup of Jo that describes this as “the soft landing”. Home is the place many children feel most comfortable and that can be why they sometimes are grumpy after a long day, even a day which was mostly fun.
The article goes on to explain how parents can help their child. Enjoy!

11/11 Conferences Rescheduled for 11/13

Good afternoon,

In the interest of safety for our students, families, and teachers, parent teacher conferences for today (Monday, 11/11/19) are postponed.  We will make up these conferences on Wednesday, November 13th.  If you had an appointment for today, your appointment time will remain the same on Wednesday.  If that time will not work for you on Wednesday, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternate conference time.

Again, there will be NO parent teacher conferences today and they will be made up on Wednesday 11/13/19.

Thank you,

Seth Woods

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of x and y this week. We are practicing the sight words we, the, a, and I. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We learned about using paper with a picture spot and a line for a sentence. We are working on getting beginning and ending sounds in the labels and words we write.

Math: We continued working on number formation. We also worked on representing numbers in different ways. We practiced position words like on, behind, beside, in front of, and between. We also compared the length of objects around the room and described them as longer or shorter than our reference object.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about constellations. We learned what plants and animals need and how they change the environment to get what they need. We also read about community helpers. Our cool tool this week was about the Pledge of Allegiance and Veterans’ Day!