POPCORN WORDS: look, from, run
READING: This week during reading, we practiced sounds like readers when we read. We used our voice to bring our books to life! We also learned about noticing punctuation as we read. We practiced reading Where is Thumbkin? We noticed periods, question marks and exclamation points. We also learned we have persistence power when we read! When one super power doesn’t work well, we try another one! The Kinders practiced this on their own during reading time and with their partners.
WRITING: During writing this week, we practiced writing a small moment story as a class (shared writing). We wrote about when we made Stone Soup as a class. The Kinders helped with the pictures, the labels and the words! Then, they wrote a story of their own. We practiced using a checklist when writing stories. The checklist helps the Kinders remember the things they need to do: draw pictures, add labels, write words, use finger spaces between words and use periods. I’m so proud of how hard they are working on their stories!
MATH: This week during math, we looked for groups of ten, colored them and circled them. We got to meet Ten Bug! Ten Bug flew around our room and helped us make ten groups. The Kinders loved getting to meet Ten Bug! We also learned about partners of numbers. For example, using the number 6, we broke it apart into the partners 2 and 4. We put a “break apart stick” to show the two partners. Then we put a plus sign in between the two partners. We finished the week by counting groups of objects and practicing adding and subtracting numbers.
LITERACY: During our literacy time this week, we practiced having 5 different literacy stations going on at the same time. At each station, the Kinders practiced a different literacy skill. Some of the stations they did on their own and some of the stations were led by a teacher. The Kinders did a great job! We were lucky enough to have some parents help during our literacy time! If you are interested in coming to help during our literacy time, just let me know!
2ND GRADE READERS: On Thursday, Ms. Yankee’s class visited our classroom and read to us! Some of the Kinders had siblings or cousins in Ms. Yankee’s class. They were so excited about their visit!! It was fun for Mrs. Baker to have some of her past students visit!
GINGERBREAD FUN: On Friday, we had fun learning more about the Gingerbread Man! We heard a story, read a story and retold the story. Then we “sewed” the gingerbread man! Even though it was a little tricky, they did a great job of working hard!
Monday, December 9: Art; Library – remember to return your book!
Tuesday, December 10: STEAM
Wednesday, December 11: Music
Thursday, December 12: Gym; Holiday Program starts at 6:30 at Fairhaven Church in Jenison
Friday, December 13: Music; Early Release Day – dismissal at 12:15; Wear a flannel day
Monday, December 16: Art; Wear green and red day; Please remember to turn in book for our classroom book exchange – wrapped with who it is from on it!
Tuesday, December 17: STEAM; Wear a holiday hat day; Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Wednesday, December 18: Music; Grinch Day
Thursday, December 19: Gym; Holiday Party 2:00-3:00; Holiday sweater day
Friday, December 20: Art; Polar Express day – wear your pj’s
December 23 – January 5: Vacation…see you on January 6, 2020!