The students were so excited to begin our unit on mammals. We will study them for the next few weeks and then compare and contrast them with other animals throughout the rest of the year.
In reading, we read fiction and non-fiction books about mammals with a special focus on bats. Students learned to create a web about everything they learned about bats and a can/have/are chart. Both were very impressive. Students also enjoyed reading a fun story called "Plaidypus" that included rhyming, opposites, sequencing, and most importantly, a platypus.
In math, students learned about setting up and solving addition sentences. They are doing a terrific job! The test next week should be no problem! Our next unit will be subtraction. Students also practiced counting by 5's and 10's, making patterns, making designs with shapes and naming shapes, counting coins, and telling time.
All students are making incredible progress with decoding and many are even ready to start reading long vowels. I keep telling them they are already ready for first grade. Their reading and writing are extremely impressive for kindergarteners this time of the year!
I look forward to talking with all of you on Tuesday at Parent-teacher conferences!
~No School Monday - Veteran's Day
~No School Tuesday - Parent Teacher Conferences
~Book Report - due Wednesday
~Tic-tac-toe and book in the bag due Friday
~Book order due Wednesday