Popcorn Words: I, see
Color Word: yellow
This week in reading, we learned about reading by ourselves (private) and reading with partners! The Kinders each have a reading partner that they practiced reading a book with. They sit knee-to-knee and put the book in between the two of them, taking turns noticing things in the book. They practiced reading real world books during partner reading time using a level 1 voice (a whisper voice). We also learned and practiced reading from cover to cover this week. We looked at the front cover, went through all all the pages and read all the way to the back cover. They did a great job and had fun reading together!
This week during math, we got to use our math trays and tiles. We practiced with the numbers 1-5 and represented each number with number tiles. It was exciting to get to use math trays and show the numbers in different ways. We also drew scenes of 2 and 3. The Kinders drew scenes with groups of 2 things and drew scenes with groups of 3 things. We also got to work in our own math books for the first time this week…yay!
During writing this week, the Kinders learned about adding more to their writing. They learned that when writer’s think they are done, they’ve just begun! They gave advice to other people about what they could add to their writing. They even tried writing all by themselves! They are practicing drawing a picture and labeling the picture with the first sound they hear in the word. They even tried writing words…wow!! I am so proud of them, they did a great job!
This week during our literacy time, we continued our ABC Bootcamp. We learned about the letters Gg, Hh, Ii and Jj. We will continue to review letters and learn new ones. We also practiced a shared reading for the first time this week. We read a poem called I See. There were familiar words in the poem (I, see, a). We highlighted the words we know and then put them in our 3 ring binder to practice at school. We also added a paper book to our book boxes, the book included our popcorn words.
We continued learning about the tools we can use to help us handle different situations. The tools we learned about this week are the kaleidoscope and a bug and a wish. The kaleidoscope helps us remember to embrace our differences, everyone is different and special! Using a bug and a wish is helpful when we want someone to stop doing something, it helps us to know what to say. We read a book (Howard B. Wigglebottom) about bullying and learned how to handle a bullying situation.
The Color Yellow…
We learned about the color yellow. We practiced writing it, found and colored things that are yellow and made a yellow craft. We made a school bus! We wrote a message on our paper using our popcorn words…I see a yellow bus.
We also learned about positional words this week. We read the book Pete the Cat The Wheels on the Bus and talked about where different things were located in the book. For example, Pete was inside the bus, the kittens were in the back of the bus, the bird was on top of the bus. Then each student got their own Pete the Cat and bus and we practiced putting Pete in different positions.
Monday, September 16: Music; Library-remember to return your library book!
Tuesday, September 17: Gym
Wednesday, September 18: Art
Thursday, September 19: STEAM
Friday, September 20: Gym; Early Release Day-dismissal at 12:15; BLUE day…wear BLUE
Thursday, September 26: School Picture Day
Enjoy these cute pictures of the Kinders! We used these photos on their yellow bus craft, but I thought it would be fun to have them on the blog too!
Have a wonderful weekend…Mrs. Baker