This Week in Kindergarten…

POPCORN WORDS: review week

READING: This week during reading, we had fun reading some holiday books. We read Five Little Reindeer and The Gingerbread Man. We practiced looking for “popcorn words” we know in each book. We used our pointer power when reading them and our picture power to help figure out any tricky words. The Gingerbread Man story helped us practice positional words. We had to read carefully to find our where we needed to put the gingerbread man. After reading The Gingerbread Man, we practiced telling about the characters, the setting, the problem and solution. 

MATH: During our math time this week, we had fun using Santa’s sleigh to practice math problems. We added “presents” onto Santa’s sleigh and subtracted “presents” from Santa’s sleigh. We wrote the equations to go along with our math stories. We worked hard on looking at 5-groups within numbers and telling what the number is along with drawing the number using circles. We worked hard on teen numbers, coloring in the correct number of circles the reindeer told us to. 

LITERACY: This week during literacy, we searched for and colored popcorn words on a tree. The words ended up looking like ornaments. We also listened for beginning sounds in words as well as spelling CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words on gingerbread men and in mugs of hot chocolate. 

OUR HOLIDAY PARTY… we had a fun-filled holiday party on Wednesday!! We made crafts, played games and had a snack – we made a snowman out of Oreos, pretzels, marshmallows, raisins and frosting. It was such a fun day!! Enjoy these cute pictures from our fun day…

GRINCH DAY… we enjoyed a Grinch themed day on Thursday! We did Grinch themed math, reading, literacy writing and a craft. The Kinder’s were excited to bring home a green candy cane and to tell you about their fun day!

This week we had fun “planting” a peppermint in oatmeal. We waited for it to grow into a candy cane…and it did eventually! At first we only saw the oatmeal, then we could see a little bit of candy cane growing and finally a big candy cane grew! It was so fun to check and see if they were “growing”. 

POLAR EXPRESS DAY… we had fun having a Polar Express themed day on Friday! We watched the movie, had hot cocoa and did Polar Express themed learning. It was especially fun to be in our pj’s all day long! Make sure you ask your Kinder to see their ticket on the Polar Express! 


Monday, January 4: School resumes; Music

Tuesday, January 5: Gym; Library

Wednesday, January 6: Art

Thursday, January 7: STEAM

Friday, January 8: Music

Tuesday, January 12: Take Home Books begin – more information coming about this in January! 

I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season!! Enjoy this winter break and time with family!! I hope that you all enjoy the gifts your Kinder made for you!

A few more pictures of these cute kiddos…

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