Read Across America Update:
Miss Lewia's class is leading (we are the teal car) and currently in Grand Junction, CO!
Keep up the reading! So far our class has read 1,981 Minutes (Miles).
See the picture below!
Below is the new reading log that hadn't been printed before we left on Friday. You are welcome to print a copy and use it, or just use any paper to record reading!
We had a great week decorating our hallway with St. Patrick's Day crafts! Ask your child about the craft where they made themself look like a leprechaun.... Ask your child what they would do if they had a pot of gold!
- Distance Learning begins Monday, March 16 ~ I will send an email with directions Sunday afternoon.
- Please still send me picture updates of your students for our Home Happenings activity! I will compile all the photos and create a way to virtually share them with everyone on Friday (a great way for students to still see each other!)
- Please email me with any questions and/or concerns - I will do my best to answer them or I will reach out to someone who can help answer them.
What a fun Celebration of Reading week!
This week, we read lots of Dr. Seuss books! Ask your child which book was their favorite!
We did crafts, found all the Wacky things in Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss, and created our own Zany book characters! See Below!
On Friday we had some guest readers in!
Coach Roche (Wells High School football coach) Mrs. Roche and two high school football players! They read us four great books - we got to chat with them and check out the Well High School Football Championship Rings!
KINDERGARTEN READ ACROSS AMERICA!
In your child's folder you will see a NEW read across America reading log! We are currently in 4th place out of all the kindergarteners - Read lots of minutes and bring me your log next Friday - Let's be the first to reach California!!
Below is the map hanging in the kindergarten hallway (I forgot to take a picture of it once our car moved!)
Below is also a copy of the reading log if you want to print it!
I LOVE sharing picture from our week with all of you - But would also LOVE to see all the fun things students do outside of our classroom!
I am starting a new activity called HOME HAPPENINGS - All you need to do is email me one picture over the weekend or during the week of your child doing something they love outside of school - vacation, sports, family activity, playing with pet... anything!! Each day of school, I will post 3-4 students' pictures on our projector and they will get to share and tell us about the picture!
I can't wait to learn more about each student and what they love to do outside our room!
(If you have any questions, email me!)
Ways to practice at home:
- Read, Read, Read (students read or you read to them - both are great!)
- Count to 100 by 1's, 10's, & 5's
- Write and read sight words
What a week in kindergarten!
Wednesday was our 100th Day Of School!!! What an exciting day!
For Math we got to build with 100 items - we had to work with our team to build together!
We then made a snack pack with 100 pieces, a necklace with 100 beads, and a 100 year old version of ourself!
Thank You to all the parents who supplied materials and snacks for our 100th day celebration!
On Thursday we filled our Marble Jar!!!! We voted and decided on a PJ & Stuffy day on Friday!
We ended our day on Friday by snuggling up with our stuffy and reading to them!
On Friday, we also had a Dental Presentation - ask your child about what they learned! You will see that your child brought home a dental health goodie bag, too!
Your child also got to bring home a Scholastic book from our community donators on Friday! This is a book that they can keep!
Suggestions for home practice:
We have a few kids going on vacation next week - here are some simple ideas of ways to practice skills whether you're at home on traveling!
- Read any of the paper books I have sent home... Talk about the characters and the setting, what the characters did or what their problem was, how the problem was solved, etc. Ask your child to retell the story using details!
- Ask your child to write sentences with sight words - ask them to write about the best part of their day or something they like to do... anything really!
- Ask your child to count to 100!
- Ask your child to write their numbers to 100!
I hope you all have a great weekend!!
What an exciting week in our classroom!
The kids had so much fun with their 7th grade buddies Tuesday morning making a Valentine's Day bookmark! We will see our buddies again at the end of the school year!
Students also had fun putting their Valentine's in each other's mailboxes this week! This was a great activity learning to read & recognize each other's names!
We did a couple Valentine's Day crafts that will come home after break!
Because of the snow day last week - our 100th Day of School will be on Wednesday, February 26!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to providing materials for our Valentine's Day party and our 100th day of school party!
On Valentine's Day, we perfected our Valentine's Writing Card, practiced reading, opened our Valentine Boxes, ate a small treat, and did some candy heart STEM activities! See the pictures below and ask your child to tell you about our day (especially the STEM activity!)
The tallest Candy Heart Tower is shown in picture #7 (below)...... 21 Hearts stacked!
A new book and book log was sent home with your child on Friday - This is great practice over our vacation!
When your child reads to you or you read to him/her, during or after reading ask -
*Who are the character?
*What are the characters doing?
*What is the problem in the story?
*How did the characters solve the problem?
*Have you had a similar problem in your life? How did you solve it?
*How do you connect to this story - what has happened in your life that also
happened in this book? What does this book remind you of? (these are tough
questions for some students - help them make a connection!)
*Retell the story using lots of words and details - make sure students do this in
order (this is also challenging - some may need support!)
February Break - Feb. 17-21
I hope everyone has a fun & restful break - Let's come back healthy & ready for SPRING! :)
And just like that, we reach the end of January!!
This week our focus read aloud was Tacky the Penguin! Ask your child what this book was about! With this book, we discussed how Tacky was unique and different from his friends - then we thought about how we were unique! Ask your child what is unique and special about them!
Here is the link to the book Tacky the Penguin!
In Math, we continued to talk about measurement comparing sizes of objects. Next week we will wrap up this unit and begin our addition and subtraction unit - our biggest unit! We will continue to review and revisit all math concepts we've learned this year! Below is a song about measurement that the kids really liked!
Students are doing such a great job with their book bags - I am VERY impressed!! We are earning lots of marbles for our reading at home!
Here are some great pictures of students for a snowman craft we did this week!
Some important items went home on Friday -
* Report Cards - please sign the folder and return it back to me, you keep the report card!
* A gallon sized ziplock back went home for our 100th day - the directions are written on the paper that was stapled to the bag - the
directions are also shown below!
* A paper explaining Valentine's day also went home in folders - this is shown below, too.
*** Please let me know if there are any questions about any of these items!
100th Day & Valentine's Day celebration - Friday, February 14 - These celebrations will be for just the students and will throughout that day. A sign up genius will be going out - if you would like to provide materials for our celebration, please sign up on that! Please send all items in to school by the morning of Friday, February 14. Thank you!
Valentine's Day and 100th Day of school information!
Another fun week in Kindergarten!
Ask your child about the jump rope assembly on Thursday! Students were very impressed!
This week we learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and what he believed in - that everyone can be kind to each other! Talk about Martin Luther King Jr. with your child. Ask you child what they can do to be kind every day!
In Math, we began learning about capacity - how much something holds. Ask your child what we used to measure the capacity of different containers.
Concepts to practice at home:
- Counting to 100 by 1's and 10's
- Finding flat (2D) and solid (3D) shapes in "real life" - example: a can is a cylinder, paper is rectangular, a ball is a sphere, a plate is circular, etc.
In Literacy, we continue to read and write sight words, sound out words, read leveled texts, write to answer a question - working on writing two sentences!
Concepts to practice at home:
- Reading and writing sight words
- Reading books from book bags
- Retelling stories using lots of words and details
- Report cards will be sent home on Friday - they will be in a folder that has to be signed and returned to me (you keep the report card)!
- Our 100th day of kindergarten is coming up! Our class will celebrate our 100th day of school and Valentine's Day on February 14.
Another Snow Day Week for WES students!
This week we had so much fun during our free choice playtime centers at the beginning of each morning! Students play with the material at the table how ever they want - many of then create card games, board games, or word games! It is so fun to watch them use their creative minds!
On Wednesday, I came up with an activity for students to practice sounding out and reading words while also getting them active and moving! Students picked a word card, each time they jumped they sounding out a letter and the last shape they jumped on they read the word fast. Then students had to go write down the word on their paper! They had so much fun - ask your child about it!
In Math, we are continuing our investigations with different types of measurement! On Monday, we will begin learning about capacity - how much something can hold. As your child to talk about how we have measured in our room and why measurement is important!
Thing Coming Up:
- No School on Monday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Report cards will go home on Jan. 31 - they will be in a folder that has to be signed and returned to me - parents keep the copy of the report card.
- Valentine's Day - I will send home a class list at the beginning of Feb. to help with Valentine's day cards
- 100th Day of Kindergarten! This will be around the same time as Valentine's Day depending on future snow days
I Hope you have a great weekend! Stay healthy!!
A great first week back at school!
This week we filled our marble jar and earned a sledding and hot chocolate party! Here are some sledding pictures!
Ms. I has been coming to our room on Thursdays for many weeks now. She teaches us about our feeling and how to react to strong feelings. Ask your child about her puppets: Impulsive Puppy and Slow Down Snail!
In math, we have been leaning about length and height. This week we started to talk about weight. We used a balance scale, too! Ask your child what the balance scale looked like and what is it used for!
In reading we are working on comprehension skills - when your child reads to you at home or when you read to them, at the end of the story, ask your child who the characters are, what happened in the story (juicy details!), and how the story ended! The is a very important skill!
We are working on our short a, i, o, and u words - like cat, bag, hip, fit, hog, lot, top, bug, hut, etc.
Our focus book this week was A Snowy Day. As your child what the boys name was in the book and what happened in the story!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
What a fun and cheerful week in Kindergarten!
On Tuesday morning, we had our Winter Concert and then an early release due to a snowy winter wonderland happening outside!
Thank you to all the parents who came to our Holiday Party and who provided materials to make the party perfect! The kids loved decorating their cookies and doing the scavenger hunt!
On Friday, students got to enjoy watching The Polar Express while drinking some Hot Cocoa! It was a great way to end a fun week!
This week, students also worked very hard to complete their parent gifts. I hope you all love them!
I hope you all enjoy an exciting and restful break! See you all in 2020!
We are gearing up for an awesome concert that I hope to see many of you at!
Students should practice their poem at home this weekend!
Picture from concert practice!
Our Concert is on Tuesday Dec. 17 at 10:00!
(If rescheduled due to weather it will be on Dec. 19 at 10:00)
When looking at the stage, our class will be on the left side of the risers!
***Our class party is on December 19 from 2-2:05
We started our MEASUREMENT math unit! We measured items around our classroom with our candy canes! Ask you child what we measured!
We had a visitor on Friday! Mr. Roche came in to share a science experiment - The Fizzing Candy Cane! Enjoy the pictures below!
Ask your child what the ingredients were!
Here are some more pictures from this week!