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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Catching Up

We have been a busy class this last week and a half!  Sorry that I have not had a chance to update our blog recently.  So, here's an overview of what we have been doing and what's to come!

Last Week:
We spent a lot of time reviewing in math.  We reviewed one to one correspondence, numbers 0 - 5, counting to tell how many, greater than, less than, and equal to.  If your child is having trouble with any of these concepts at home, please review at home as well.  We also worked with patterns and extending patterns.
We finished up our letter of the day program for our phonics lessons.  Below there are a few pictures of the crafts we made to go along with these letters.
We also finished all of our lessons for our story, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come.

A Look Ahead:
This week, our letter focus is Aa.  Today our lesson was on becoming Superstar Letter Detectives!  The students practiced looking for the letter A, hearing the letter, sorting and writing the letter!  We will have several Aa lessons this week that will go along with our theme of apples for this week.  We will also be learning an apple poem this week to work on word order, sentences, and rhyming words.  In Language Arts, we are reading the story, Boomer Goes to School by Constance McGeorge. Your child's first Pre-Decodable book came home yesterday.  When these small books come home, please read them at home with your child, sign and return to school.
We also began Chapter 2 in math yesterday.  This chapter will focus on numbers 6 - 10 and ordinal numbers.

Letter T - Turtles

Letter S - Snakes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today in Kindergarten

Both yesterday and today, we practiced sequencing the events from our story, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come.  Yesterday, the class sequenced all of the story events after we reviewed the story together.  Today, we focused on a particular section of the story.  As Henry walked to Kindergarten, he imagined all of the things he would do in Kindergarten.  We put his thoughts in order today.  Both of these activities came home today with your child.  Please ask him/her about the story.

In Math, both yesterday and today, we have been reveiwing Chapter 1.  Tomorrow we will have a Chapter 1 Test.  It will be a fairly simple test and then we will move onto Chapter 2 on Thursday.

Today, we focused on learning the sound of the letter Pp.  We read a couple of stories about pigs and the students painted pink pigs at the end of the day!

Homework - Today students came home with two review homework sheets for math to help them prepare for the test. Please return this tomorrow!
Wednesday is Hat Day!  Bring $1 to donate to our Character Education Fund and you can wear a hat to school.
Wednesday is also 2:00 Dismissal.
Friday is the Kindergarten Grandparent's Lunch!  If a grandparent can not come, a parent, aunt, uncle, etc. can attend in their place.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ll is for Lizard!

Today, we continued on with the letter of the day and the students turned a large letter L into a lizard for our activity at the end of the day.  Most of these came home today unless your child was not quite finished.  We reviewed Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come, focusing on the characters and setting of the story.  Our math lesson was a review and assessment today, so NO MATH HOMEWORK!  Please review color words with your child at home and remember to read for at least 10 minutes.  The reading record sheet for August and September is due at the end of the month!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kk is for kites!

Today, we learned about the sounds of Kk and the students made kites this afternoon.  In our language arts lessons, we will be focusing on characters and setting for our Kindergarten story of the week.  We will finish up the week with some sequencing activities for the story.

REMINDER: Please help your child cut apart the color word flashcards that were sent home today.  Below is a link to the flash cards in case you need extra!

Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8

Today we read the story, Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come.  This will be our story for the week that several of our langauge arts lesson will focus around.  Please ask your child about Henry the mouse and his first day of Kindergarten! We also focused on letter Jj for our letter of the day program.

REMINDER: Character T-shirt orders & money are due tomorrow!
BOOK ORDERS:  If you would like to order any Sholastic Book orders, I will be submitting an order at the end of this week.  You can order at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs  with our classroom code: GMY9Y

Friday, September 5, 2014


I sent a note home today explaining a "Remind" app that you can download.  You can join my classroom by entering the class code @e6da8.  You will then be notifiied via text messaging of important dates, events, etc.  It's a great way to stay informed!  I encourage you to sign up!

Have a great weekend!  Check out the "My Classroom" tab for next week's schedule.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

G is for Gumballs


So much fun!!  This was great fine motor work for the class.  They really had to work those little finger muscles in order to turn the construction paper squares into circles and fill up the gumball machine! Try it at home. Give your child a square piece of paper (any size).  Have him/her cut off all four corners and trim up the pointy edges in order to make a circle ("little tiny baby snips" we call them).  The possibilities are endless!  Encourgae your child to use his/her imagination and create a masterpiece!


Letter of the Day & My Math

This week, we continue with our letter of the day program.  We focused on letter Ff yesterday and ended the day by reading the story, Finklehopper Frog,  by Irene Livingston .  The students created their own Finklehoppers.  The picture below is a sneak peek of a few that finished early. Love these frogs!  They always make me smile! :) The class did a great job!  Today, we will talk about the letter Gg and make gumball machines!

Our My Math lessons are moving right along!  Thank you for reviewing at home and keeping up with the nightly homework.  Last week, we focused on counting and writing to show how many.  This week, we will learn how to compare the numbers and learn more than, less than and equal.