12/10 This week we read Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear and many other Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle books. Students made text-to-text connections and compared and contrasted the texts. Students also pracitced making text-to-self and text-to-world connections. They wrote their own pages to add to the book. They were adorable! In math, we began our unit on addition sentences. The students are already masters! We also worked on adding coins, counting by 2's and 5's, making addition sentences, and telling time to the hour.
This week may have only been 2 days, but the kiddos sure got a lot done. They had so much fun reading Thanksgiving stories and completing Thanksgiving centers. They made turkey crafts by tracing their foot and hand, played roll-a-turkey, listened to a Thanksgiving story, wrote about what they are thankful for, and made a C-grid. They made the cutest Thanksgiving plate craft too! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your families!
Reminders: Tic-tac-toe due Monday (from last week) Book Report due Monday Book in Bag due Friday Tic-Tac-Toe due Friday Last week to donate to the PTA
Our first full week in awhile was a huge success. The students were so excited to finally have art again on Friday. This week, we continued our study of mammals. The students really impressed me with their abilities and knowledge. We reviewed the characteristics and types of mammals. This week we concentrated on animal babies and their names. We read fiction and non-fiction books about mammals and identified each. We also talked about mammals who don't always seem like they would be. Students practiced gathering information from a text. Our new math unit even ties into our mammals unit. It is classifying and sorting, which is exactly what the students have been doing when sorting mammals and non-mammals. They are doing wonderful with this unit so far. Students also completed Thanksgiving math centers. They made a counting by 10's turkey, counted by 2's on leaves, made Fall subtraction problems, ordered teen number turkeys, and wrote number words on turkeys.
Reminders: ~Book Report due Monday ~Book in Bag due Tuesday ~Tic-tac-toe due the following Monday ~There are only 2 days in school this week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break! ~Please participate in the PTA Donation Drive and help us earn our class Pizza Party!
WOW! Subtraction sentences
Fall subtraction sentences
Animal mom and baby match
Our awesome Mystery Reader
Writing words that start with F
Counting by 10's Turkey
This is what she does with her free time. :) 'I am thankful for my whole family.'
~This week we learned about mammals with a concentration on bats. The students picked up the new information so quickly. We decided which stories were fiction and non-fiction, read informational text and practiced applying information from a text, read stories with opposites and rhyming, and practiced sequencing. For a 3-day week, we sure were busy!
In math, students are finishing up the unit on greater than and less than. It is pretty easy for them, but the word problems can be tricky, and they are doing great. They also learned to count by 2's, practiced sorting by color, shape, and size, learned about finding how many more when graphing, practiced naming and counting coins, matched number words to numbers, and practiced measuring different objects.
Thank you to all who came out for parent-teacher conferences. It was so nice to have the opportunity to talk with you about your wonderful kiddos. They are doing amazing things!
Reminders: ~Book Reports due Mondays ~Tic-Tac-Toe due Fridays ~Book in the Bag due Fridays ~Please donate to the PTA Donation Drive ~Only 2 days of school next week for Thanksgiving
I can't believe it has only been 6 weeks. With the way these kiddos are reading and writing, you'd think they've been in kindergarten all year.
In reading this week we read books about the 5 senses. Students practiced finding information in a text. They also practiced using this information in their writing. This week's letter of the week was the letter S. We have now covered M, D, and S and learned quite a few word wall words. Make sure you look under the Word Wall Words tab.
In math the students did a fantastic job on their Unit 2 math tests and are rocking Unit 3 so far. Students also practiced writing teen numbers, writing simple addition sentences, making ABB patterns, coins, and measuring.
Reminders: ~Book Reports due Monday ~Tic-tac-toe due Friday ~If you have not done so already, please donate to the PTA