Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children completed an ‘on’ sight word worksheet and book.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to work on letter ‘Q,’ and the children are doing a great job blending word parts together to make a word. We read and discussed the book “Scarecrow, Scarecrow, How Scary Can You Be?” We completed a sight word poetry chart together for the word ‘on.’

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children completed their own ‘Scarecrow’ book, and we stretched out words together so that they could write the CVC words that went in their book. All of the children did a wonderful job!

Literacy: The children worked on finding picture words that start with ‘Q’ to paste on a quilt.

Math: The children played a scarecrow/crow game and rolled dice to put crows in the barn or on the scarecrow. They compared the numbers with their partner.

Literacy: The children completed their own sight word poetry page, and they played a letter ‘Q’ quilt matching game.

Literacy/Craft: The children made their own scarecrow to go with their book.

This afternoon, we watched a puppet interview Mo Willems. We read his book “There’s A Bird On Your Head,” and we discussed it together. We completed a chart with all of the facts about him that we have learned over our study.

Daily News: “Is it on the desk?”

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Today is Tuesday, October 21

by Carla Lee on October 21, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today and tomorrow’s centers will include:

1. Math Write the Room – Spooky Ten Frames

2. Handwriting – Letter Qq

3. ABC – Letter Qq – Color by code

4. Sight Word – on (color, fill, write, and spell)

5. Writing – ” I see” sentences and “batty” color words

6. Phonics – Letter Qq Minibook

7. Math – Pattern Blocks

8. Word Work – Dry Erase Boards

9. Reading with Teacher – Thanksgiving Dinner – Sight word focus: on

10. Listening to Reading – 10 Hooting Owls by Simon William – Response: “What was your favorite part of the story?”

 

During our morning work time, the children worked on matching uppercase and lowercase letters.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on stretching out words to distinguish between words that have common spelling. We completed our ‘Pumpkin Investigation’ by estimating the weight and weighing our pumpkin and seeing if it sinks or floats in water. We discussed the results, and the children completed their own investigation sheet. We worked on letter ‘Q,’ reviewed the sign language for letters A-Q, and the children practiced writing the letter ‘Q.’ We read and discussed the book ‘Quick As A Cricket.’ We sounded out and worked with the sight word ‘on.’

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “Thanksgiving Dinner” together.

Literacy: The children practiced writing the letter ‘Q.’

Math: The children completed a number word room walk to practice writing number words.

Literacy/Craft: The children made their own ‘quilt.’

Literacy/Craft: The children painted a quail with Q-tips.

This afternoon, we worked on blending word parts together. I said the two different parts of a word together, and they ‘clapped’ them together. The children worked really hard and did a wonderful job with this new concept! We also read and discussed two more books by Mo Willems. We will complete our Author Study about him tomorrow by reading some of their favorite books by him and listed everything they learned about him and his work.

Daily News: “It is on the desk.”

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Today is Monday, October 20

by Carla Lee on October 20, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today we introduced the letter Q.  We also worked on the sight word, on.

Please have your field trip permission slips and money in ASAP.  If we do not have them on Wednesday, your child will not be able to attend.

All book orders have now been submitted.  Books should arrive in the next 10 days.  Thank you for your participation.

During our morning work time, the children worked on a ‘with’ sight word worksheet and book.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on the difference between the letter sounds ‘O’ and ‘P,’ and we started our “Pumpkin Investigation!” The children guessed the following about our pumpkin: The amount of cubes that would measure its height and the amount of seeds inside. We watched “Spookley the Square Pumpkin,” and we discussed it together. We completed a sight word poetry chart for the word ‘with’ together.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children made their own patterns with Froot Loops, wrote about it, and labeled the type of pattern.

Literacy: The children found picture words that start with ‘P.’

Math: The children put pumpkins in numerical order from 1-10.

Math: The children dug in pumpkins, grouped the seeds by 10, and they circled and wrote a 10 for each group.

Literacy: The children made their own sight word page and Pirate puppet.

This afternoon, we counted by 10′s for most of the seeds to find that we had 292 total! The children had so much fun today as they learned together! We will complete our “Pumpkin Investigation” on Monday by weighing the pumpkin and seeing if it sinks or floats in water!

Please make sure that you send in your child’s Field Trip permission slip and money on Monday so that we can tell Smith Family Farm how many children will be going on our trip! Have a wonderful weekend!IMG_7995

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Pumpkin Shapes and Pumpkin Cats!

by Shannon Hobbs on October 16, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today, I completed training for most of the day for our new “Burst” Program.

During our morning work time, the children worked on matching pumpkin faces, and they worked with color words to complete jack-o-lanterns.

During our Morning Meeting, the children reviewed the ‘O’ and ‘P’ letter sounds and the difference between the ‘a’ and ‘o.’ They read and discussed the book “Pumpkin Cat.”

Learning Centers:
Literacy: The children used highlighters to make and find the letter ‘P.’

Literacy: The children found picture words that start with ‘P.’

Math: The children made their own pumpkin with shapes, made their own shapes, and counted the total amount of each type of shape they used for their pumpkin.

Math: Pattern Blocks

Math: The children used dice to roll, count, and find the total number on their sheet to color.

We will dig in the pumpkins tomorrow since I ended up having training today! Have a great day!IMG_7890

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DSCN1655During our morning work time, the children used shapes to finish a jack-o-lantern.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on larger numbers with alligator math, and we worked on the letter ‘P’ and the sight word ‘with.’ We worked on the ‘th’ sound by sticking out our tongue. We read and discussed the book “The Pumpkin Fair.” We talked about the front and back cover, the title page, and the spine of the book. We worked with ten frames.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “The Hearts” together.

Math: The children completed a room walk to count the items in ten frames and recorded the results.

Literacy: The children practiced writing the letter ‘P.’

Literacy/Craft: The children made their own pizza, wrote about it, and they labeled the items with the beginning sound.

Literacy: The children looked for the letter ‘P’ in the “Peter Piper” poem.

This afternoon, we read and discussed the “Knufflebunny” series by Mo Willems.

My camera ran out of battery life before I could take all the pictures, but I will be charging it tonight for tomorrow when the children will be digging in pumpkins!

Have a great day!

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DSCN1618During our morning work time, the children sorted pumpkins by size.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on Alligator Math, rhyming, and we read and discussed the book “Pumpkin Cat” to discuss the life cycle of a pumpkin. The children also started our “Math Stations” today. They work with partners for this time, and they are named ‘Ketchup’ or ‘Mustard.’ They worked together to pick a number out of a bag, and they used their individual bags of blocks to put the correct number on their side of their partner sorting mat. They made sure that they had the same amount. They also worked together to practice writing number 6, and they matched pictures that had the same amount up to 6. We completed a sight word poetry chart for the word ‘it’ together.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children made their own life cycle pumpkin.

Literacy: The children worked on finding picture words that start with ‘O.’

Literacy: Sight Word Pumpkin Room Walk: The children found scrambled sight words on pumpkins around the room, and they worked to find the correct sight word.

Math: THe children cut out shapes to make a puffy pumpkin’s face that they made with glue and shaving cream.

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

This afternoon, we read and discussed the Mo Willems book “City Dog, Country Dog,” and we discussed the different locations and the characters in the book. We also worked with rhyming through a lion puppet game.

Have a great day!

Today is Tuesday, October 14

by Carla Lee on October 14, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today’s Centers:

Handwriting: Letter O

ABC: Letter O Magazine Hunt

Phonics: Letter Sound /o/ Mini Book

Word Work: Sight Word Book: it

Math: Number Match Game

Great smiles today! :)

Today is Monday, October 13

by Carla Lee on October 13, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today’s Centers:

Leggy Learning – “I know my letter sounds!”

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Geoboards -  “I can make shapes!”

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ABC Match – “I know my ABC’s!”

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Sight Word I Spy – “I know my sight words!”

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Reading with Teacher - “I can read emergent texts!”  Title: What Is It?  Sight Word: it

Reminders:

Tomorrow is picture day!

Book orders are due FRIDAY! I will be submitted our orders Friday afternoon to ensure we get our books in time for Halloween! :)

Field trip permission slips & money is due on Monday, October 20th!

Last Week:

We studied Fire Safety!  Here is a picture of us reading our Weekly Reader!

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