Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30th - February 3rd

This week is going to be a very exciting one. On Tuesday we are heading to the Lied Center to see a production of "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Ugly Duckling." It should be a great afternoon! On Wednesday we will be celebrating the 100th day of kindergarten. I have a whole bunch of fun activities planned for the kids. If you haven't already, please try and remember to send your kindergartners bag of 100 things. It is neat to see all the different items that the kids have found and counted.

It is hard to believe that it will be February this week. The kids have really come a long way since August! It almost feels like two years rolled into one. The kindergartners that walked in the door the first day are definitely not the same kiddos today. They know the routines, the expectations, and they ALL have great Kennedy PRIDE!

On Thursday of this week we will meet "Orty Orsen." He makes the /or/ sound, like in store. We will draw a horn on Friday and continue to work on blending sounds together to make words.

We have also started Unit 4 in our math curriculum. This week we will look at the teens using bug drawings, talk about grocery store scenarios, and continue to use our "Math Talk." "Math Talk," in simpliest terms is kids talking about how and why they got the answer that they did. It is a very important skill for kids to have and I have been trying to help them work on this skill.

Additionally we will be doing some Kansas activities, because Kansas celebrated it's birthday on Sunday. On Monday we made sunflowers and they turned out so cute!

Have a great week!