POPCORN WORDS: bad, had, map
READING: This week during reading we learned about noticing and identifying more precise character feelings. When the character was happy, we tried to think of a word that would describe happy in more detail – like excited or thrilled. When the character was mad, we tried to think of a word that would describe mad in more detail – like angry or frustrated. We also learned about having reading goals – something that we are each going to work on during reading time. We looked at the Super Reader powers and decided which of the goals we are already doing all the time and colored them green. We colored the goals yellow that we need to work on. The goals will help us to focus on something that we want to get better at and keep working hard on it during reading time.
WRITING: During writing this week, we learned more about opinion writing. The Kinders practiced giving their opinion on the topic we were writing about, choosing between the choices given. They wrote an opening sentence, then had to come up with two reasons to support their opinion. They finished their opinion papers by writing a closing sentence. Some of the topics the Kinders gave their opinion on this week were:
- How do you like your ice cream – in a cone or in a bowl?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- What is your favorite special at school?
MATH: This week during math, we practiced adding “food” from the “grocery store”. We used some of our play food and added different food items together. Then we pretended we ate some of the food and practiced subtraction. We also continued practicing teen numbers. We wrote the equation and then showed the group of ten and extra ones. We ended the week by counting, matching and comparing groups of objects.
LITERACY/PHONICS: This week during our literacy time, we learned about word families. Word families are words that have the same ending. We practiced writing word families in our journals. For example, for the word family at we wrote – hat, cat, rat, sat, etc. We used fun paper plates and clips to make word families.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH LEARNING: This week in kindergarten we learned about Ruby Bridges. Ruby Bridges showed us how to be brave when she helped make it possible for all kids to go to school together.
PRESIDENT’S DAY: On Monday, February 15, we learned about and celebrated President’s Day! We focused on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We read books about them, colored a book about them, read a Scholastic News about Abraham Lincoln and made a flip craft – George Washington on one side and Abraham Lincoln on the other side. It was a fun day!
KINDNESS BINGO: This week in Kindergarten we began our new SUPER STAR activity. We are doing a Kindness Bingo activity. Each super star will choose an act of kindness to do, draw a picture of it and share it with our class each day. It has been fun to see all of the kind things the Kinders are doing for others!
STAR REWARD DAY…STUFFED ANIMAL DAY! We had fun teaching and snuggling our stuffed animals on Thursday!
On Friday, we got a new play center in our classroom to play in during play time. It is a Veterinary Center. The first table group got to play in there today and had so much fun! The rest of the table groups will get a chance to play in it next week. Here are a few cute pictures for you to enjoy from the Vet Center…
- Send 2 snacks each day
- Bring warm Winter gear for recess – snow pants, boots, mittens/gloves, hat, coat
- Homework is due on Wednesday
- Return Take Home Book bags and Library books on Tuesday
Monday, February 22: Music
Tuesday, February 23: Gym; Return Take Home Book Bags and Library books today!
Wednesday, February 24: Art; Homework due today!
Thursday, February 25: STEAM
Friday, February 26: Music