Kindergarten

Patricia Kennedy from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) would like to sponsor three (3) of APA’s female cadets for membership in the DAVA (Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary).  More information can be found by visiting the DAVA website.  If interested in this opportunity, please contact Jill Barker to receive the contact information for Ms. Kennedy by June 29, 2015.

We need volunteers K-12 to help with float building, volunteer coordination, and actual parade walkers and float participants.  Volunteers will be wearing a multitude of APA gear to show who we really are and passing out candy, prizes, etc. as we show our love and support for the City of Anderson as it celebrates its Sesquicentennial Birthday and for our country as we celebrate our Independence Day!  If you are interested in participating, please contact Jill Barker for more information.

 

Parade Details:

Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Parade Time: Report to designated area no later than 7:15pm; Actual parade – 8:30pm-10:30pm  (Fireworks will follow at Athletic Park at approx. 10:30pm)

APA is seeking a 20′ flat bed trailer to use for the Anderson 4th of July parade for a float.  We are also seeking volunteers and participants.  If you are able to provide this for our use or know of somewhere we can get one to use for the parade or would like to be involved, please contact Jill Barker.  Thank you!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what the job of a zoologist. They also completed a subtraction zoo story problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on comparing money amounts in story problems, sounding out words with the magic ‘E,’ and we worked on our new sight word “where.” We read and discussed “School of Fish.” We discussed the characters, sequence, setting, problem, and solution in the story. The children also worked on predicting what they thought would happen next.

Learning Centers: (I completed Report Card Assessments during this time).

Literacy: The children worked on their special memory books, and they loved getting their feet painted to make butterflies for their book!

Math: The children completed a differentiated room walk to work on ten frames.

Literacy: The children worked on their handwriting and with sequence puzzles.

Math: The children worked on writing numbers on a 100 chart. They also marked the sight word “where” in their sight word book and read it together.

Math: The children worked on filling in missing numbers and reviewed number words and one to one correspondence with puzzles.

This afternoon, we continued to focus on changing the middle sound in words to make new words, and they worked on identifying rhyming words by hearing different clues.

We will be having our Kindergarten Graduation on Tuesday at 1:30! We look forward to seeing everyone there to hear all of the children sing songs, show off what they have learned this year, receive special awards, and to watch a slide show full of memories from this year! I love all of the children and am so proud of all of their hard work this year! Have a wonderful weekend!IMG_3409[1] IMG_3991[1] IMG_3990[1] IMG_3988[1] IMG_3986[1] IMG_3987[1]

 

We Love The Zoo!

by Shannon Hobbs on May 20, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about the animal that they were most looking forward to seeing at the zoo. They completed a subtraction zoo animal problem in their Math Journals.

We went to the Indianapolis Zoo for our Field Trip today, and they had a wonderful time seeing, reading, and exploring to find out more information about many different types of animals. Thank you so much to everyone that came and helped today, and thank you to everyone for allowing your children to be a part of this wonderful day full of memories!

This afternoon, the children shared their favorite part of the zoo or something new that they learned today. Please ask your child a new fact that they learned at the zoo. They will probably tell you many new things! Have a great day!IMG_3911[1] IMG_3859[1] IMG_3860[1] IMG_3861[1] IMG_3862[1] IMG_3867[1] IMG_3887[1] IMG_3889[1] IMG_3891[1] IMG_3894[1] IMG_3897[1] IMG_3898[1] IMG_3906[1] IMG_3907[1] IMG_3903[1] IMG_3907[2] IMG_3913[1] IMG_3919[1] IMG_3924[1]

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about their favorite zoo animal. They also worked on a subtraction tiger story problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on punctuation, rhyming words, and sounding out and spelling words with the magic ‘e.’ We read and discussed “Animal Strike At The Zoo!”

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z Assessments during this time).

Literacy: The children worked on a “Zookeeper, What Do You See?” book and played the sight word game.

Literacy: The children worked on marking syllables in the names of zoo animals.

Math: The children worked on sorting animals by size.

Literacy: The children worked on classifying animals as zoo, pet, or farm animals.

Literacy: The children compared thumbprints with a friend and wrote about how they are different.

This afternoon, we focused on taking off the beginning sound to make a new word, rhyming, and we worked on matching words by clues. The children also played “Teacher” as they taught us an interesting fact that they know.

Daily News: “Who is ready to go to the zoo on WednesdayIMG_3846[1] IMG_3845[1] IMG_3844[1] IMG_3843[1] IMG_3842[1] IMG_3841[1]?”

Family Night is tonight from 5:00-6:30!

Please have your child wear their Field Day shirt, jeans, a jacket, tennis shoes, and bring a disposable sack lunch! We are looking forward to a wonderful day at the zoo! Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they did over the weekend. They completed a zebra addition problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on punctation and worked on making a story together. We focused on the sight word ‘who’ and reviewed measurement.

We released our butterflies today, and the children were so excited to see them released!

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z Assessments during this time).

Literacy: The children found the word ‘who’ in their sight word books, read it together, and they played a new sight word game.

Math: The children walked around the room to meausre different zoo animals and recorded the results.

Math: The children worked on matching shape puzzles.

Math: The children worked with pattern blocks.

Literacy: The children made their own lion, and they wrote about what they would do if they were a lion.

This afternoon, we focused on changing the middle sound in words to make new words. We also worked on distinguishing between the long and short ‘e’ sounds in words.

Daily News: “Who is happy about going to the zoo?”

Have a great day!IMG_3840[1] IMG_3838[1] IMG_3837[1] IMG_3834[1] IMG_3832[1] IMG_3823[1] IMG_3811[1] IMG_3818[1]

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they would do if they were a fish. They also completed an ocean subtraction problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we reviewed punctuation, and we worked on sounding out unfamiliar words.

Learning Centers:

Small group with me: The children completed their differentiated spelling tests, and they wrote a new fact that they learned about an ocean creature.

Literacy: The children worked on filling in an ocean book, and they put together word puzzles.

Math: The children worked on ocean addition with manipulative tools.

Math: The children put together shapes on geo boards.

Literacy/Comprehension: The children made their own scuba divers to go with their writing.

We had  a wonderful Field Day today complete with relay races, fire truck fun, kickball, soccer, bounce house, and face painting! I’m sorry becasue I was not able to complete binders, due to our very busy day! Have a wonderful weekend!IMG_3612[1] IMG_3611[1] IMG_3607[1] IMG_3603[1] IMG_3603[1] IMG_3602[1] IMG_3601[1] IMG_3591[1] IMG_3587[1] IMG_3585[1] IMG_3571[1] IMG_3563[1] IMG_3541[1] IMG_3535[1] IMG_3511[1] IMG_3510[1] IMG_3508[1] IMG_3491[1]

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about their favorite ocean creature. They also worked on an addition problem with seahorses in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on story problems, and we listed and sounded out things that make them happy. We read and discussed a book about the octopus, and they loved learning new facts, such as that they have blue blood and three hearts! We also played a “Quiz” game for our letter “Q” countdown to learn more about them.

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z Assessments during this time).

Literacy: The children used letter tiles to sound out and make words together, according to pictures.

Math: The children worked on an ocean time room walk to write down the correct time next to each ocean animal.

Math: The children worked on making AABB and ABC patterns with blocks.

Literacy: The children worked on an “Octopus, Octopus What Do You See?” book.

Literacy/Math: The children worked on a counting book about the octopus to read and draw the correct amount on each page.

This afternoon, we worked on classifying the short or long”E” in words, and we worked on sounding out more challenging words and their definitions.

Daily News: “Can you see the little house?”

Tomorrow is our Field Day! The children may wear comfortable shorts or jeans, and we will have them change into their Field Day shirt tomorrow morning! We do still need cookies and fruit snacks for tomorrow, if you can help! IMG_3435[1] IMG_3434[1] IMG_3433[1] IMG_3432[1] IMG_3431[1]Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they would see if they were a deep sea diver. They also worked on a subtraction problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on story problems, and they worked on sounding out words that start with ‘t’ in a tongue twister sentence. We read and discussed a book about jellyfish.

Learning Centers: (I completed MCLass Assessments during this time).

Literacy: The children worked on labeling the parts of a jellyfish, and they played an ocean word game together to read words with the “magic e.”

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state: “Jellyfish wiggle around the sea.” They also played a pirate chest rhyming game togeether.

Math: The children worked on matching seahorse numbers to the correct number word and made a 3D picture.

Literacy: The children used magnifying glasses to find ocean words in an “I Spy” picture and wrote them.

Literacy: The children worked on finding our new sight words “find” and “little” in our new sight word book, and they played the sight word game.

This afternoon, we focused on changing the ending sound to make a new word, and we worked on reading words with the long ‘e’ at the beginning or middle of a word.

We celebrated our summer birthdays this afternoon with special books, cupcakes, and crowns! Have a great day!E9CitationExamples IMG_3418[1] IMG_3416[1] IMG_3415[1]