Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they do when it rains.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on pronouns, and we worked on rhyming words. We read and discussed our “Windy” Weekly Reader. They did a great job matching words on hat with the correct pictures.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We worked on an Easter Bunny Application together. They wrote about the qualities they have that would make them a good Easter Bunny, why they want to be the Easter Bunny, and they answered applicatoin questions.

Literacy: The children worked on a Spring Word Walk to sound out and write the CVC words, according to the pictures.

Math: The children worked on telling time to the hour on their own sheet and with puzzles.

Literacy: The children used our Listening Center to listen and following along with the book “One Cool Kid.” They also drew pictures and wrote about the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Comprehension/Fine Motor: The children made their own bunny to go with their Easter Bunny Application.

This afternoon, we focused on singing “Down By the Bay” to work on rhyming, counting the sounds in words, and we worked on recogning the long “I” sound in words.

Writer’s Workshop: I conferenced with the orange group today. We completed a mini-lesson about how characters can meet other characters in the story and to make sure that we write the character’s names.

Daily News: “Today is cloudy outside.”IMG_2218[1]

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During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about ways they can help clean the Earth.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on adding with ten frames, and we completed a sight word poetry chart for “day.” We also read and worked on the Spring Weekly Reader together.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children wrote about what they like to do in the spring, and we worked on sight words.

Literacy: The children completed their own sight word poetry page, and they made a puffy flower with glue and shaving cream to go with their spring writing.

Literacy: The children completed their own “day” worksheet and book.

Math: The children worked on alligator math.

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state: “This is my best day.”

This afternoon, we worked on recognzing the long “a” in words, and we worked on changhing vowel sounds and recognzing new words. We reviewed nouns and pronouns.

We hope to see all of you at our Literacy Night today from 5:00-6:30! There will be food, games, and lots of fun! Have a great day!IMG_2209[1]

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During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they would do if they were a butterfly.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on adding with ten frames, and we reviewed figuring out the number that comes before and after a specific number. We focused on the word “day,” which is our new sight word.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “How Is Your Day?” together, and we worked on ten frames.

Literacy: The children worked on their own sight word “there” worksheet and book.

Math: The children used bears to add numbers.

Litearcy: The children completed a differentiated spring room walk. Some of the children worked with unscrambling color and one syllable words, and some of the children worked on unscrambling spring words.

Math: The children worked on picking numbers out of a differentiated bag to write the number that comes before and after.

This afternoon, we focused on sounding out words with and without magic “E.” We also worked on switching vowel sounds to make new words.

We will be visiting the Book Fair at 8:30 tomorrow! IMG_2186[1]

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Happy Grandparent’s Day!

by Shannon Hobbs on March 24, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

This morning, it was wonderful to have so many special visitors in our classroom! The children were able to work on a packet with them, and complete some fun Centers with them, including making a handprint vase and finding out more about how things were when they were in school.

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about their favorite sign of spring.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on filling in the missing number when adding with ten frames. We also worked on distinguising between the short and long ‘i’ sound. We also completed a sight word poetry chart for “there.”

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We completed differentiated A to Z Reading and focused on comprehension.

Literacy: THe children completed their own “there” sight word worksheet and book.

Math: THe children put spring numbers 1-20 in order, and they practiced writing their numbers.

Literacy: The children completed their own sight word poetry sheet.

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state the following: “I have been out there.”

This afternoon, we reviewed blending word parts together, and we worked on recognzing the long “i” in words. We also focused on changing the vowel sound in a word and recognzing the new word.

Writer’s Workshop: I read “Creepy Carrots,” and we discussed the problem and solution in the story. We talked about different ways we could do this with various characters in their own books. I conferenced with the blue group today.

Daily News: “There are 17 kids in our class.”

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During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about their favorite flower.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on using ten frames to recognize the total amount quickly and to figure out addition problems that equal 10. We also continued to work on subtraction story problems. We focused on our new sight word “there.”

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “There Were Three” together. The children also worked with their own hands-on ten frames to figure out addition problems to 10.

Literacy: The children completed a spring word walk to find and write words to focus on their handwriting.

Math: The children made shapes with geo boards.

Math: The children made their own addition flowers. Some of the children showed addition problems that add to 10, and some of the children focused on addition problems that add to 5.

Literacy: The children worked on special Grandparent’s Day crafts and cards.

This afternoon, we focused on recognzing the long “I” sound in words, and we worked on changing vowel sounds in words to make new words.

Please remember that we will be having Grandparent’s Day tomorrow from 7:45-9:00! We are looking forward to a wonderful time together! Have a great day!IMG_2145[1]

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IMG_2099[1]During our morning week time, the children drew a picture and wrote about why a rainbow is special.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on subtraction story problems, and we completed a sight word poetry chart for the word “would.” We read and discussed the book “The Luck of the Irish.” Mr. Dyer also came in and read a story to our class, and they loved this visit! We had a very busy morning also with a Book Fair Preview and our Spring Pictures!

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the book “Sharks” together and worked on building our comprehension skills.

Literacy: The children completed their own sight word poetry page, and they worked on word puzzles.

Math: The children used Lucky Charms to graph.

Math: The children used ocean creature cards to make subtraction problems to show how many creatures a shark ate and how many were left.

Math: The children used shamrocks to measure classroom items and friends.

This afternoon, we continued to focus on recognzing words that have the same middle vowel sounds. We also had another visit from our leprachaun who loved all of the traps and left us a special treat!

Please make sure that you fill out the paper about Grandparent’s Day, and please let us know if you can help with our “Spring Fling!” Have a great weekend!

Sharks Everywhere!

by Shannon Hobbs on March 19, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture of a leprechaun and wrote about it.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on sharks by reading a book and discussing them, finishing our KWL chart, and they helped fill out a “Did You Know?” paper. We also continued to work on subtraction story problems, and we reviewed diagraphs.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children made their own sharks, wrote three facts that they learned about them, and they filled out their own “Did You Know?” paper for Family Night.

Literacy: The children labeled the parts of a shark.

Literacy: The children completed their own “would” sight word worksheet and book.

Math: The children worked on numbers that come before and after. Some of the children worked on numbers when counting by 10, and some of the children worked on numbers when counting by 5.

Literacy: The children fixed silly sentences. Some of the children made a sentence to state “Look out for the shark!” and some of the children fixed a sentence to state “Sharks do not have any bones or eyelids.”

This afternoon, we used Writer’s Workshop to focus on making sure our books follow a sequence and that our pictures match our words. They are doing a wonderful job with their books! Please remember that tomrorrow is Picture Day! Have a great day!IMG_2098[1]

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During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they would do if they found a lucky shamrock.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on punctuation, the sight word ‘would,’ and we worked on how to sort items and make sure we use one to one correspondence when we count. We read and discussed “This Is What Leprechauns Do.”

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “Summer” together. The children also wrote about who is worth more to them than gold.

Literacy: THe children divided pictures to go with the correct diagraph.

Literacy: The children completed a differentiated shamrock room walk to unscramble words. Some of the children worked with sight words, and some of the children worked with St. Patrick’s Day words.

Math/Literacy: The children worked on adding together place value blocks, and they played a “Lucky” sight word game.

Comprehension/Fine Motor: The children made their own leprechaun to go with their writing.

This afternoon, we focused on the two “I” sounds, read and discussed more about sharks, and we reviewed punctuation.

I did take some pictures of the children’s hard work! I am so proud of all fo them! IMG_2068[1]

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IMG_2088[1]Please tell them how proud you are of them!

Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about their favorite thing that is greeen.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on pronouns, and we talked about the state and country we live in using our globe. We read and discussed “The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day,” and we started a “KWL” chart about sharks to go with our Family Night next week. We also worked on a shamrock subtraction sheet together.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children used rainbow writing to practice handwriting, and they wrote about the six wishes that they would make if they could choose them.

Literacy: The children completed their own ‘been’ sight word book and worksheet.

Literacy: The children completed differentiated silly sentences. Some of the children worked on “Did you see a rainbow today?” Some of the children worked on “Is there gold at the end of a rainbow?”

Math: The children worked on subtraction with bears and divided answers, according to the amounts.

Literacy: The children made their own St. Patrick’s Day hat, and they worked on word puzzles.

This afternoon, we continued to focus on vowel sounds, and we started reading about sharks. We also had a visit from a leprechaun that apparently climbed in our window when we were at Specials! He left us a note, moved around their traps, and made quite a mess! The children are very determined to catch him! Thank you for all of your hard work with them on their traps! They are so creative! Have a great day!IMG_2067[1]

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During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about how they will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on Alligator Math, pronouns, story problems, and our new sight word ‘been.’

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “Have You Been?” together.

Literacy: The children used magnifying glasses to find differentiated sight words in a St.Patrick’s Day picture to read and write on their paper.

Literacy: The children used missing letter stamps to stamp and then write the missing letter. Some of the children focused on the middle sounds, and some of the children focused on the beginning and ending sounds.

Math: The children worked on adding with bears, and they divided the answers according to what was greater than or less than 6.

Literacy: The children read color words to match them on the correct colors of the rainbow.

This afternoon, we focused on word families and identifying the words that have the same middle sound.

Writer’s Workshop: We focused on how they will be the author and illustrator, as well as the importance of having a Title. We discussed how pictures need to match their words, and we talked about how stories need to have a beginning, middle, and end. The children did a wonderful job with this, and they loved making their own books! I conference with the yellow group today, and they enjoyed sharing their books with the class! They also loved picking three friends to give them “stars” about their books!

Daily News: “Have you been outside today?”

It was wonderful seeing some “Crazy Hair” today, and we are looking forward to seeing “College Day” tomorrow!

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