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.