Kindergarten

Today we enjoyed celebrating Halloween by painting our own small pumpkins, decorating cookies, making Halloween cards and creating our own spooky class stories. Later in the day, we completed our own Halloween Costume books.

Homework: I will collect homework on Monday.  Next week we will take a break due to assessments and review.  November homework will resume when we return from break (on November 11).  Thank you for your cooperation!  Have a safe and fun Halloween weekend!

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Smith Family Farm Fun!

by Shannon Hobbs on October 31, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children worked on an ‘are’ worksheet and sight word book. We read this together before we left on our field trip.

The day turned out perfect for a wonderful day at the farm! The children learned about different types of tractors and jobs on the farm. They were able to enjoy a hayride, a petting zoo, haystack, and pick out their own pumpkin! We had a fantastic field trip! Please enjoy the pictures!

All of the children can wear their costumes tomorrow for our Fall Party! Have a great day!IMG_8407

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DSCN1838During our morning work time, the children worked on on a Halloween book and a spider color word sheet.

During our Morning Meeting, we read the Halloween book together, and we reviewed missing numbers. We read and discussed more books about spiders. The children also practiced writing the letter ‘S’ to focus on keeping it in the “house.” We sang and read “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” poem on our pocket chart, and the children took turns finding specific words in the poem.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “Where Are The Books?” together.

Literacy: The children found picture words that start with ‘S’ and completed a spider puzzle.

Math: The children meausured Halloween items with candy corn and recorded the results.

Literacy: The children labeled the parts of a spider.

Literacy: The children used our pocket chart spider poem to fill in the missing words to “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” They also made a spider book.

This afternoon, we worked on syllables, rhyming words with “Down By the Bay,” and we read and discussed the book “Spoon.”

Daily News: “We will go to the pumpkin patch!”

Tomorrow is our field trip to Smith Family Farm! Please make sure that your child has a disposable sack lunch and a warm coat! Have a great day!

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DSCN1810During our morning work time, the children worked on a ‘will’ sight word sheet and book.

During our Morning Meeting, we started a KWL (What We Know, What We Want to Know, and What We Learned) chart about spiders. The children told me things that they already know and what they want to know about these arachnids. We also read books about spiders and discussed the facts that we learned about them. They loved this! We read the ‘will’ sight word book together, and we reviewed the letter ‘S.’

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children wrote a new fact they learned about spiders, and they put a silly sentence together to state the following: “Spiders have eight legs.”

Literacy: The children practiced writing letter ‘S,’ and they looked for sight words in the sensory table.

Math/Literacy: The children worked on a spider book to put the correct number of spiders on webs throughout the book.

Math: The children completed Halloween patterns.

Literacy/Craft: The children used a marble and black paint to make a web, and they made their own spider with eight eyes to go along with their writing paper.

This afternoon, we focused on finding the missing number before, after, and in the middle of a group of numbers. We also worked on identifying words that begin or end with the letter ‘S.’ We worked more with compound words and blending word parts together.

Daily News: “We can jump to the rock!”

Have a great day!

Today is Tuesday, October 28

by Carla Lee on October 28, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today’s and Tomorrow’s Centers Include:

1. Listening Center – The Monster Who Lost His Mean – “Draw a picture of a connection that you made to the story!”

2. Reading w/ Teacher - I Will Help! – Focus word: will

3. Read to Self – Classroom Library

4. Word Work  – Sight word: are

5. Sentence Building – “We are with you.” Build it, write it, and illustrate it

6. Handwriting – Letter Ss

7. Book Making – Sight Word Mini Book – are

8. Fall Theme – Scarecrow Sentence – “I see a scarecrow.” – Build it, write it, and illustrate it

9. Math – Missing Numbers – What number comes before or after?

10. Word Work – Roll a Sight Word – Sight word review

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DSCN1772During our morning work time, the children worked on matching Halloween pictures to the correct number.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on punctuation and the letter ‘S.’ The children practiced writing the letter ‘S,’ and they focused on making sure it ‘stayed in the house.’ We read and discussed the book “Pumpkin Jack.” I introduced them to our own “Pumpkin Jack” that will be in our classroom to write observe, write about, and discuss through the spring! We also read and discussed the book “Smelly Socks.”

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “I Will Help!” together.

Literacy: The children completed a sock sight word walk to unscramble sight words on socks and write the correct word.

Literacy/Math: The children drew a picture and wrote about “Pumpkin Jack.” They also used play dough to fill in ten frames with the corresponding number on Halloween pictures.

Literacy: The children completed a “Spooky Spin” game. They matched the beginning sound of “spooky” picture words and wrote the beginning letter on their paper.

Literacy: The children practiced writing the letter ‘S,’ and they looked for sight words in the sensory table.

This afternoon, we continued to focus on compound words. The children are doing a fantastic job with this challenging concept!

Daily News: “I will go to the park!”

Have a great day!

Today is Monday, October 27

by Carla Lee on October 27, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today’s “batty” centers included:

Writing: “What drives you batty?”

Word Work: “will” - color, write, fill, and spell & minibook

Math: Halloween Number Book

Sentence Building: “I see a bat.”

Write the Room: Searching and writing sight words

Reminders:

Thursday is our field trip to the pumpkin patch.  Students are permitted to wear jeans with their apa red polo.  The weather will be chilly so please make sure your child brings a warm jacket to school.  Also, ALL STUDENTS will need to pack a paper bag lunch on this day.

Friday is our Fall Celebration.  Students are permitted to wear his/her costume on this day!  :) :) :)

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DSCN1714During our morning work time, the children worked on matching scarecrows and wrote about a pumpkin. I also tested them on their sight words, and I will send home these results on Monday.

During our Morning Meeting, we worked on the difference between ‘to’ and ‘two,’ and we started working with syllables. The children did a great job, and they loved clapping out their names and words like ‘Elsa’ and ‘Skylanders!’ We also completed a sight word poetry chart for ‘can’ together.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children made their own scarecrow with crows and wrote about what scares them.

Literacy: The children used bingo dotters to complete a syllable book to mark the amount of syllables in picture words.

Math: The children worked on counting by 10′s to 100 in sequence order on paper.

Literacy/Math: The children completed their own sight word poetry page, and they used dice to roll and color a scarecrow.

Literacy: The children matched picture words with the same beginning sound.

This afternoon, we worked on compound words, and they worked really hard with this new concept! We also read and discussed “The Lonely Scarecrow.”

Have a great weekend!

Today is Friday, October 24

by Carla Lee on October 24, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Centers:

Rhyming Picture Match

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Letter R Picture Sort

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Book Making – “I see a ___ bat.”

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Word Work – “can”

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Sentence Building – “That is a cat.”

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Letter R Mini Book

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Sight Word Mini Book – “can”

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Highlight a Letter – R

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Reading – Sight Word Book – I Can Move!

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Listening Center – We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt – “What is your favorite part of the story?”

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