Thursday, April 13, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 10

This week in
Reading we...
  • Compared and contrasted books.
  • Learned that "when 2 vowels go awalking, the first one does the talking!"
  • Poem of the week "SPRING SONG"

Writing we...
  • Created and celebrated ALL ABOUT POSTERS (coming home today!) 
  • We celebrated my going around and posting compliments on each others posters.  So fun!

Math we...
  • Counted 10s and 1s
  • Made a number story book
  • Came up with a survey question and surveyed our friends
  • Played counting backwards ZAP


The highlight of the week was the LIGHT LAB on Monday.  The children went to five different stations to predict, test, observe and conclude!  The conclusions from the five stations were...
1. Light can bend
2. You need light to see objects
3. Light can bounce
4. Light can go through some objects
5. Light is made of colors

Here is a little taste of your scientists at work!

LIGHT LAB

Friday, March 31, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 27

This week in
Reading we...
  • Worked on the sounds oo (oodily oo's) and ee (eedily ee's) 
  • Sorted reading strategies we thought we were experts in and ones that we thought we could use a little practice on
  • Learned about periods, question marks and exclamation marks
  • We are listening to The Boxcar Children during brain vacation.  I occasionally act out the book while they are listening to guide their visualization.
  • Made a popcorn word game board (coming home today)  

Writing we...
  • Wrote All About Me stories 
  • We spent several days learning about the table of contents.  Many writer's choose to write books with a table of contents and did a great job!  I talked about how it is like planning your book before writing it.  
  • Chose a non-fiction book feature to add to our books


Math we
...
  • Painted symmetrical irises
  • Played an addition game adding +0, +1, +2
  • Played a doubles addition game (sent home)
  • Used graph paper to record turn around facts

Other:
  • We made this chart at the beginning of the month.  Lions win!  :(

  • Guidance this week was about "What Makes a Good Friend" 
  • Had a special artist come to art class who taught us how to papier mache




Practice at home:
  • Play the popcorn word game that is coming home today
  • Read or watch non-fiction videos.  See if you can remember 5 facts.  If you can you are an expert and you can write a book about it in kindergarten!


Friday, March 17, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 13

We started out week with an absolutely fabulous field trip to Whittemore Farm.  Steve Dugas taught us all (adults included) everything we wanted to know about maple sugaring.  At home, I hope you were all able to reap the benefits by tasting the delicious syrup that was given to each child. Thank you Mr. Dugas for offering your time and knowledge to provide a wonderful experience for the kids! Here are some pics from the trip!




In Writing we...
  • Did some buddy writing.  We wrote 2 All About books together. 
  • If I were a Leprechaun.... 
In Math...
  • Learned about turn around facts  (2+3=5  so 3+2=5)
  • Practiced "Friends of 10" (combinations of 10)


My Slideshow

Friday, March 10, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 6

This week in...
Reading...
  • Went on a scavenger hunt in non-fiction book looking for non-fiction book features such as labels, close-ups, captions and bold words.   
  • Compared 2 non-fiction books about bears
  • Practiced naming important words from a book
  • Learned how to do the four finger flip trick after reading a book.  Can you remember four things that happened in your book (without peeking!)?

Writing...
We spent most of the week publishing our How To books.  The writers worked extremely hard, using their neatest handwriting, and 5 star pictures to complete a published book.
They will be hanging in the hallway. If you are in the building make a trip down to see them!



Math...
  • Learned that there are join (+) and take away (-) number stories.
  • Learned that number stories end with a question
  • ....Learned what a question was :) 
  • Played a train game with attribute blocks (adding a block to the train that has only 1 different attribute from the one before)
  •  Game day Friday
video

Coming up...
  • Monday is our field trip to Whittemore Farm for maple sugaring.  If you haven't sent in your permission slip, send it on Monday or email me permission. Have students wear boots and dress warm. We'll be outside! Thank you Dugas Family!
  • Next week we'll be starting ALL ABOUT books aka non-fiction writing.  A homework will come home next week to list some things your child is an "expert" on (knows at least 5 things about).  HOW TO books coming home today!