MakerSpace Party

After our Eat the Rainbow Party we celebrated our great behavior with a MakerSpace party. We borrowed supplies from the library and the kids got to make and create!

Crafting away….

Designing paths for Ozobots…

Play dough fun…

Creating stories with legos…

Building away….

Eat the Rainbow Party!

We had the most colorful, healthy party ever this morning! The kids had so much fun choosing foods in a variety of colors and trying new foods and old favorites! Thank you so much for everyone who helped supply us with such a yummy array of fruits and vegetables!

After we ate (and ate) we drew a rainbow of our favorite foods of each color.

Learning Lately

Reading: We worked on asking questions before, during, and after reading. We noticed that sometimes the book answers our questions and sometimes it doesn’t. We also noticed that the more we learn about a topic the more questions we have! We also have been working on long and short vowel sounds and being able to hear the difference in words.

Writing: This week we focused on fine tuning our nonfiction pieces with strategies that help others read our work like stretching out words we are trying so spell and putting a letter for every sound in the word, neat handwriting, and word spaces.

Math: We continue to build understanding of addition, subtraction and teen numbers. We explore using words, numbers, and pictures in different ways to model mathematical concepts. We also practiced naming 3D shapes like cone, cylinder, cube, pyramid, rectangular prism, and cube.

Science and Social Studies: Our cool tool was about hallway expectations. We learned a lot about nutrition and healthy eating with our Eat the Rainbow Party!


Penny Drive Update

Our penny drive to fund our service learning project has one week to go. Our project benefits the kindergarten students at Kohfeldt Elementary in Houston, TX(an area affected by Hurricane Harvey). The last day to turn in pennies or other donations is March 23rd! We currently have raised $193 towards our $500 goal. We are so grateful for all the donations we have already received and every little bit helps! Please consider donating before by March 23rd if you have not already. If you have, we would appreciate any change you might find in the car or under the couch cushions as well! If you would like to make a larger donation you may donate cash or checks made out to CPS.

Thank you for your support!

Teen Numbers

We are working so hard on developing understanding of teen numbers. The kids are doing great with being able to recognize and name any teen number. Today we made teen collections, compared our collections, and wrote a number model to represent their teen collection.

Learning Lately

Reading: We have been so busy learning about nonfiction and the features of nonfiction. We also have been asking questions before we read nonfiction, during reading, and after reading. In small reading group each group is working on different things like predicting, retelling the story, figuring out words independently, and thinking while reading, “does this make sense?” Some groups are working on breaking longer words into chunks, consonant blends, and endings like s, es, ed, and ing. We continue reviewing letter names and sounds and how to put them together to read and spell words.

Writing: We continue writing nonfiction. We have been working to make sure our writing is complete with a realistic picture, labels, telling the topic, adding 3 facts, and adding an ending. Some children are even adding features of nonfiction like headings or tables of contents.

Math: We are working on addition and subtraction- understanding the operation, solving number stories, and representing situations with a number model/number sentence using the symbols +, -, and =. We continue to practice understanding teen numbers as a group of 10 and some left over.

Science and Social Studies: Our cool tool this week was about bathroom expectations. We also learned about fruits and vegetables and how to eat the rainbow!


Hiding Bears

We had a super fun time at math today playing Hiding Bears. This game helps the kids build their understanding of addition, subtraction, and combinations of 10. This game also helps the children problem solve. To play each partner takes a turn hiding some bears in the “cave” and keeping some bears out. The kids know there are 10 bears total and use what they can see to figure out how many are hiding!