Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 19th - December 22nd

This is our final week before winter break! The kindergartners have been working so hard and I am so proud of them. Sometimes when the weather changes kids can have a hard time adjusting to the change, but they have done a great job remembering our routine.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Learning all about Jobs

Last week we did a study on different jobs in the community. The students have already met a police officer and been to a firestation, so I decided to include two jobs that they weren't so familiar with. Early in the week we read about dentists and then made a marshemellow tooth mouth. To end our week we did a KWL (what I know, what I wonder, what I learned) about the post office. The next day we wrote the post office a letter and asked them all kinds of questions about their day. I am going to send the letter to the post office and I am hoping that they will write us back! Here are some pictures from our week.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December 12th - 16th

This is our last full week until winter break. We have 4 days after this week and then we will have winter recess until January 3rd, and the kiddos will return on January 4th.

I have really been noticing how much the kids have been working at home. It really makes a huge difference. Working on heart words, reading books, and just engaging in conversation is so important for the kindergartners development as readers.

This week in reading we will...
  • Learn the /ch/ sound 
  • Draw a chick
  • Make some CHocolate treats and make a list of /ch/ sounding foods
This week in math we will...
  • Continue to work on groups of ten
  • Continue to work building teens

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 5 - Decemeber 9

Well, it definitely feels like winter outside. I can't believe how quickly that happens. One day you are wearing a jacket and the next it is time for the puffy coat, hat, and mittens. So, with that being said, please make sure to bundle your kiddo up. We will be going outside if we can. The kids don't seem to mind too much and it is good for them to run around if we can.

This week in reading we will...
  • Learn the letter "I"
  • Draw a "pig"
  • Go over our daily five stations; routines, procedures
  • Learn the /ch/ sound
This week in math we will...
  • Practice making groups of five
  • Practice making teen numbers