Kindergarten

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DSCN1372During our morning work time, the children worked to match uppercase and lowercase letters.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on patterns, and the children loved being the ‘patterns’ as we did boy/girl patterns to show AB patterns! We also worked on shapes, and we talked about the sides of shapes. We worked on first, middle, and last with picture words. We read and discussed the folowing Mo Willems books: “Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late” and “Goldilocks And The Three Dinosaurs.” They are already talking about how much they love this author and illustrator!

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

Literacy: THe children rolled a color word dice, and they marked this word with the correct bingo dotter on their paper.

Literacy: The children worked together on a pocket chart to match uppercase and lowercase letters and letter sounds.

Math/Literacy: The children sorted numbers and letters into the correct category.

Literacy: The children made sight words with playdough.

Math: The children counted dots to fill in the correct number answer.

Have a great day!

Today is Wednesday, October 1

by Carla Lee on October 1, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Welcome October!!!

Today’s Centers

Computers – Starfall.com (ABC’s)

Word Work – Leafy Sight Words

Math – Counting 10 Frames

ABC – Uppercase/Lowercase Match

Phonics – Beginning Sound Match with Pumpkins & Pumpkin Seeds

Reminders: We do not have HW this week. Due to copy machine repairs, October snack calendars will be sent home on Friday with progress reports. Snack will be taken care of by me this week. Thank you for your patience! :)

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DSCN1359During our morning work time, the children worked on putting sight words in correct boxes, according to the height and number of letters. They also worked on a color by sight word page.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on stretching out words that start the same, and the children used blocks to help them identify the number of words in a sentence. We also worked on identifying the first, middle, and last word. We read the book “Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus,” and we discussed Mo Williams, who is the author and illustrator.

Learning Centers: (I assessed children for their Report Cards during this time).

Literacy: The children used tiles or sheet letters to divided the letters ‘b’ and ‘g.’

Literacy: The children traced color words, and they colored the ‘children’ next to the words the corresponding color.

Literacy: The children picked a letter out of a bag, and they wrote it on their paper.

Math: The children used cubes to measure ‘children,’ and they wrote their results on their paper.

Math: The children divided bugs by their number of legs.

We will be reviewing all of this week! Your child will bring home new homework and a new Reading Log on Monday! Have a great day!

Today is Tuesday, September 30

by Carla Lee on September 30, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

This week we will be reviewing letters and letter sounds A – L; all sight words; rhymes, sorting, patterns, counting by 1′s and 10′s, and recognizing numbers and sets 0-10.  Reminder: No HW this week.  I am currently finishing up assessments.  Progress reports will be sent home on Friday.  Thank you for your patience.

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During our morning meeting, we worked together to put number bags 1-10 in order!

 

Today’s Centers:

Math – Number Order: Students sequenced “corny” numbers 1-15 on the corn stalk.  Students then practiced counting backwards as they pulled them off.

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Math – Number Words/Counting:  Students read the number on each corn field and then placed that many crows (pom poms) on the field to match.

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Phonics – Rhyme Time: Students matched rhyming pictures on apple and pumpkins.

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Phonics – Raking Rhymes:  Students used “rakes” to rake up matching rhyming words/pictures.rakingrhyme

Word Work – Leafy Sight Words: Students picked leaves out of a basket and practiced spelling the sight word written on them with dry erase boards.

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DSCN1349During our morning work time, the children worked on the sight word ‘that’ with a worksheet and book. I tested the children for their ‘Sight Word SUperheroes’ during this time.

During our Morning Meeting, we read the ‘that’ sight word book together, and we reviewed letter ‘L.’ We continued to work on stretching out words to write them, and I introduced opposites. I have been using more of the ‘Whole Brain Teaching’ concept in the classroom to help the children stay more engaged during our large group learning time. I used the ‘Class/Teach’ concept today for oppostites, which allowed the children to teach each other the new concepts as I went through the new idea. They did a wonderful job with this, and I am excited to use this more! We read and discussed the book “We’re Going On A Lion Hunt!”

Learning Centers: During Learning Center time, I pulled children out to complete Report Card assessments.

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

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

Math: The children completed fall patterns.

Literacy: The children worked on an ‘L’ book.

Literacy: The children painted items that start with letter ‘L.’

The children did a wonderful job at their Learning Centers so they were able to do some ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Let It Go’ this afternoon! Have a wonderful four day weekend!

Today is Friday, September 25

by Carla Lee on September 25, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Over break, please practice reading your sight and color words!

I can read my sight words:

a

the

is

you

to

we

I

and

in

not

that

I can read color words:

red

green

blue

pink

black

orange

yellow

purple

brown

white

Have a great 4 day weekend!!!  I will see you all on Tuesday morning!  <3 Miss Lee

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DSCN1299During our morning work time, the children worked on letter ‘K’ pages.

During our Morning Meeting, the children showed off their letter vests on our ‘runway!’ They loved showing their work, and thank you so much for all your help working with your child on this special project! We concentrated on letter ‘L,’ and we worked on ‘Alligator Math’ to see which numbers are greater or less than when comparing two numbers. We also worked on recognzing when words make a sentence or if it is just a group of words together. We read the big book ‘Looking For Crabs’ together. They practiced wwriting the letter ‘L.’

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the book “At The Farm” together, and we played a sight word game.

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

Math: The children counted worms to find the corresponding matching number of the amount.

Literacy: The children made their own ‘Lion’ puppet.

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

Everyone can wear APA Spirit wear tomorrow for $.50. Have a great day!

Today is Wednesday, September 24

by Carla Lee on September 24, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today’s Centers:

Reading: We read the sight word book, At The Farm, focusing on the sight word: that.

Math: Sorting – “Marvelous Magnets” Students created their own sorting rules with the given pictures.

Marth: ABB Patterns – Students completed the ABB patterns by finding the picture that comes next.

Phonics: Rhymes – Students matched rhyming pictures.

ABC: Letter L Picture Sort – Students pasted pictures of objects that begin with the /l/ sound on a letter L shape.

<3 Alphabet Vests <3A Aa D Dd E Ee F Ff H Hh I Ii J Jj K Kk L Ll M Mm N Nn R Rr S Ss T Tt U Uu

Reminders: Tomorrow is spirit wear day!  Students who bring in 0.50 may also wear jeans!   Also, HW is due when we return from break.  :) We will not have HW next week due to review/assessments.  October HW will be sent home on October 6.  Thank you!

Assessments: I will be finishing up assessments when we return from break.  Please take time to review your child’s sight words.  They are listed on our montly homework and I will send home another list tomorrow.

Have a great night!

<3 Miss Lee

During our morning work time, the childen worked on a ‘not’ sight word page and book, and they wrote about all the reasons they are superheroes!

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on the difference between ‘J’ and ‘K,’ number 9, and we sounded out words to finish a sentence. We read the book “My Kindergarten.”

During most of our Learning Center time, I started to assess the children for Report Cards.

Learning Centers:

Literacy: The children practiced writing the letter ‘K,’ and they played a ‘Kangaroo’ letter sound game together.

Math: The children practiced writing number 9.

Math: The children made shapes with geoboards.

Literacy: The children made their own K book.

Literacy/Math: THe children made their name in rainbow patterns, and they measured it with cubes and links. They documented their measurements on their paper.

Tomorrow, please have your children wear their favorite letter vest to school! (For example, if their favorite letter is C, they can draw/cut out pictures of cake, cookies, cats, ect). They can also write or cut out pictures of the letter to put on their vest. They can also bring in $.50 to wear College gear for our College Go Week! They can wear college shirts, jeans, or sweatpants that go with their gear! Have a great day!

Today is Tuesday, September 23

by Carla Lee on September 23, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

Today’s Centers:

Word Work – Sight Word: not – Read it, color it, fill it, write it, spell it!

Handwriting – Little Kk Book – Students practiced forming the letter K and drawing pictures that begin with /k/.

Writing – My Friends – Students wrote the names of some of their friends and drew a picture of them.

Phonics – “Up the Ladder!” – Rhyming Picture Match

Math – Attribute Blocks – Students sorted by color, size, and shape.

Reminders:

Tomorrow our Alphabet Vests are due!

College Go Week!!! Students who bring in 0.50 tomorrow are permitted to wear their favorite college gear!