This Week in Kindergarten…

Popcorn Words: I, see

The Color Yellow

We started learning about our second color word this week…yellow! We learned about different things that are yellow, met Yasmine Yellow, practiced writing the word yellow, made a yellow book, wore yellow clothes and made a yellow craft with our bus buddies. We had so much fun! The kids were so excited to have a picture with their bus buddies on their bus!

Shared Reading

We read two poems this week during our shared reading time. We read a letter Cc poem and a letter Dd poem together as a class. After reading, we found the letter Cc and letter Dd in the poems. We also read a sight word poem called I See. It was fun to hear how the words in the poems rhyme! 

Math

This week in math we practiced making scenes of 2, 3, 4 and 5. We drew the number of objects needed to represent the correct number. We also worked with partner using our math tools. We showed a number and then used the correct number of squares that represent that number. 

Writing

In writing this week, we learned how to draw Mat Man – a person, that includes certain body part. We practiced drawing 1 head, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose, 1 mouth, 1 body, 2 arms, 2 hands, 2 legs and 2 feet. We had fun learning the Mat Man song and sang it together as we drew Mat Man. We practiced adding details and labels to a bus picture and a rug picture. I am so impressed with how well the kindergarteners did with our writing!

Reading

We started our reading lessons this week. We learned about the Teacher’s Jobs and the Student’s Jobs during reader’s workshop. The teacher and students each have 3 jobs. Look at our poster that helps us remember our jobs. We also learned that We Are Readers! We can look. We can think. We can read. We practiced each of these things by reading words around our classroom. Wow…we can read a lot of words in our classroom!

Cool Tools

We read the book Hurty Feelings and learned that the tone of our voice is like a microphone. The way we say things can be kind or hurtful. We also read Mine-O-Saur. We learned that when a friend continues to bother us, we can say…”It bugs me when you do that and I wish you would stop.”

Bus Safety

On Tuesday, we had 2 bus drivers visit Georgetown and teach us all about bus safety. We had to listen to bus rules and then got a chance to practice them. We even got to take a short ride in the bus. We are bus safety certified!

Library

We got to go to library again on Tuesday and visit Mrs. VandenBurg. It is so much fun to go to library! Please remember to help your kinder return their library book every Tuesday so they can get a new one!

Gathering Song

Mrs. Baker sings a song when it’s time to meet at the rug. The kinders have picked up so quickly on the song and now they sing along!

Class? Class? Yes! Yes!

This is one of the ways I use to  get your Kinder’s attention. I say, “Class? Class?” The Kinders respond, “Yes! Yes!” This is their cue to stop talking and put their eyes on Mrs. Baker. We learned this one of the first days of school and we practice this throughout the day. They are getting good at it! This week we added, hands and eyes! I say, “Hands and eyes!” The Kinders respond, “Hands and eyes!” This is their cue to put their hands in their laps and put their eyes on Mrs. Baker. We learned this cue this week and have practiced it throughout the week. We have pictures to help us remember!

Hannah lost a tooth this week!! She was so excited!! Check out her new smile.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, September 17: Art

Tuesday, September 18: STEAM; Library – remember to return your book today!

Wednesday, September 19: Music

Thursday, September 20: PE

Friday, September 21: Art; Wear BLUE today!

Thursday, September 21: School picture day…information will be coming home soon.

Have a wonderful weekend!! Your kinder works so hard all week at school, have some fun playing and relaxing this weekend!! I’ll look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!!

~Mrs. Baker

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