Learning Lately

Reading- We are continuing to practice memorization of sight words. We keep reviewing vowel sounds and digraphs. We are working on hearing long and short vowel sounds this week. We are working on putting all the pieces of reading together to help us read independently.

Writing-We began our opinion writing unit. We wrote about our favorite animals and our favorite foods. We are working on telling what we like and reasons why we like it. We also wrote an opinion pieces as a class about why we like Mrs. Rhodes’ class (our buddy class). The kids used their best handwriting to make an invitation for you to the Kindergarten Celebration!

Math- We continued our work with addition, subtraction and seeing relationships between numbers. Math games like roll and record as well as making bracelets with different bead combinations were fun ways to practice these skills. We also applied our sorting and counting skills to count our money from the penny drive!

Science/Social studies- We learned about force and motion concepts this week such as pushes, pulls, fiction, and collisions! We also got to spend time with the chicks that 3rd grade hatched. Our cool tool this week was about the importance of attendance.

Sweet Little Cards… Kinda…

The kids have been on a card making kick. I have been the lucky recipient of many sweet cards. I have marveled at the kids’ kindness, ability to express themselves in writing, creativity, great spelling, neat handwriting… There is a lot to celebrate in the cards.

And then this bomb was dropped…(pun intended)

Hahahaaaaahahaaaaa! Hehehe! Snort! In case you were wondering, yes, that does say “fart”.

I think he may have been concerned his joke was a little too mean cuz he then quickly drew a cute Pikachu for me.

Never a dull moment around here!

Force and Motion with Mrs. Fitch

We are having a super science-y week with Mrs. Fitch! She is teaching us a special unit about force and motion. So far we have learned about pushes, pulls, and friction! We will use all we learn about force and motion to solve a problem on Friday.

Here are the little scientists!

Learning Lately

Reading- We are continuing to practice memorization of sight words. We keep reviewing vowel sounds and digraphs. We are working on hearing long and short vowel sounds this week.

Writing-We worked on conventions this week. We worked on punctuation, word spaces, and doing our very best spelling. The kids had free choice on the genre of writing. Next week we will begin our opinion writing unit.

Math- We continued working on addition and subtraction with a variety of games and activities. We also used the pan balances to make equal and unequal weights. We did a survey and asked the class what their favorite animal and made graphs of our data.

Science/Social studies- We studied living and non living this week. We went on a walk to look for living and non living things. We learned what living things need. T

Penny Drive for Columbia Manor!

This month we are having a penny drive to benefit our service learning partners, Columbia Manor! So far we have made class books for the residents to read. We made awesome placemats for them to enjoy at their meals. This month we would like to collect change to use to buy board games and snacks and treats for the residence at Columbia Manor to enjoy. Please help your child collect change at home to bring into school for our drive. Every little bit helps! At school we will be counting and organizing the change and picking out the games and snacks to purchase.

Living and Non Living

One of our science topics is living and non living. Spring happens to be the perfect time to start noticing all the living things around us! Today we had a good time learning about animals and how they get things they need like food. We enjoyed a virtual walk in the woods with Mystery Doug and observed animals.

Then we pretended to be quails, raccoons, and woodpeckers and tried out he behaviors we observed in the videos.

We learned how these animals find food! The kids we pretty awesome at becoming the different kinds of animals and finding food like seeds, fish, and grubs!