Friday, September 15, 2017

Week 4

This week, we learned many nursery rhymes. We made a Humpty Dumpty craft that is hanging in our hallway and we put many of the rhymes into our poetry notebook.

We continued learning about the 5 senses this week in science. We had a lot of fun exploring the sound jars and tasting different items (bitter, sour, salty and sweet). 

We are working on our numbers from 6-10 in math. Students need to be able to make sets, count objects, identify the number and number word. They also need to know what comes before and after each number. We will continue our numbers from 6-10 next week too.

We are learning how to add detail to pictures. We learned how to make people and add background. We learned how to label objects by stretching out words. Some students are even writing sentences. We are continuing to learn sounds from the alphabet. Our sight words this week were "me" and "we".

Friday, September 8, 2017

Week 3

We had a short but busy week in Kindergarten. We learned about the 5 senses in science. We did a milk explosion experiment. We also used our 5 senses to determine whether the containers had salt or sugar in them. We will continue working on the 5 senses next week.

In reading, we continued working on the letters in the alphabet and the sounds that they make. We are isolating beginning and ending sounds in words and also working on rhyming words. We read several alphabet stories including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Eating the Alphabet, Shiver Me Letters and The Alphabet Mystery. 

In math, we began compare numbers from 0-5. We compared sets to see which one is bigger/more or fewer/less.  We also looked for the number that is missing in a sequence. The children played several games where they rolled the dice and made sets. They had fun playing Fill the Chutes and Guess the Missing Number.

In writing, we are learning to draw people and add detail to our pictures. Some students are labeling and some students are writing words to match their pictures. Our sight words this week were "can" and "like".

Thank you to all of the grandparents that came to lunch today. Your grandchildren really enjoyed spending this special time with you.

Here are some of the fun activities we did this week.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Week 2

This week in kindergarten, we focused on learning about ourselves. We learned how we are all different, yet the same. We talked about how we are each special and unique. We began learning our letters and sounds and sorting initial sounds of words. We added poems to our poetry notebooks.

In math, we began a unit on thoroughly understanding numbers 1-5. We are not only counting and writing numbers, but we are representing them and learning what comes before and after each number. We are making sets and reading many number stories. We have learned poems to help us write each number too.

We learned about what science is, what scientists do and we even did an experiment this week. You can see from the pictures below that we tested what happens when you add Mentos to Diet Coke and M&Ms to Diet Coke. I love their expressions on their faces during this experiment. We made predictions and recorded them in our journals. 

We are continuing to learn about the rules in kindergarten. Blue folders were sent home today for the first time. This records your child's behavior for the day. Please return these folders daily. Each child starts out on green each day and has the opportunity to move up for positive behavior or down for negative behavior. Your child's color will be recorded each day. Please initial and return. Also, please remember to return Thursday folders on Friday.

Lastly, we got to visit the library for the first time. Our library day will be each Friday. Please be sure to return your child's library book in the provided Ziploc bag each Friday morning so that they can check out a new book.

Have a great 3 day weekend and I hope to see you on Wednesday night for the open house.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Week 1

We had a great week of learning in Kindergarten. This week, we focused on the importance of learning rules, routines and procedures in school. We learned how to use 
our math manipulatives. We read stories to help us learn about our feelings when starting school and books to help us understand the importance of listening and sharing. We are working hard on that. Please enjoy these sweet pictures from our first week of school. I hope that you are able to join us for open house on Monday night.