Kindergarten

Kindergarten Supply List

by clee on June 25, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten,Uncategorized

2014-2015 Kindergarten Supply List

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about their favorite summer activities. They also completed an addition problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, the children found chunks in words in sentences to sound them out, and they helped fix our Morning Message. We also focused on place value and worked on building reading comprehension.

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

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to say the following: ‘The flowers are pink and red.’ They also illustrated a picture to match.

Math: The children put the numbers 11-20 in the correct order.

Literacy: The children marked words as real or nonsense, and they looked for sight words in the sensory table.

Computers: Compass

Math: The children made numbers and number words out of play dough.

This afternoon, we celebrated Beau’s birthday. Please make sure your child wears their Field Day shirt tomorrow! Have a great day!

During our morning work time,the children illustrated and wrote about what they did over the weekend.They also completed a subtraction story problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we reviewed items for their Report Card Assessments, they found chunks in our long sentence on the board to read it, and they helped fix our ‘Morning Message.’

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z and Report Card assessments during this time).

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to say the following: “The pretty kite is yellow and blue.” They also drew a picture to match this sentence, and they looked for sight words in the sensory table.

Literacy: The children looked for the word family sounds in picture words.

Math: The children used place value blocks to complete a place value sheet.

Computers: Compass: Literacy

Literacy: The children used picture words stamps to complete the missing vowel.

The children also counted their pom-poms today to figure out the prizes that they would like for all of their hard work!

Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about a zebra. They also completed a subtraction problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on place value, and we reviewed diagraphs to sound out long words. We continued to focus on punctuation, and we reviewed pronouns. We read and discussed a book called ‘Animals in the Grasslands,” and we talked about where these are located on the globe.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children completed their differentiated Spelling Tests, and we read and discussed our Weekly Readers.

Literacy: The children used animal cards to clap out the syllables together and put them in the correct category. Then, they recorded these results on their sheets.

Math: The children used blocks to measure animals, and they recorded their answers on their sheet.

Literacy/Craft: The children painted a picture of them as a zookeeper, and they wrote about their job.

The children completed their final NWEA Test today.

Literacy/Math: The children picked a color word on a zoo animal out of a bag, marked this color on their paper, and they graphed their results.

This afternoon, we visited a First Grade classroom, and they shared their non-fiction stores with us! They sat with one new friend,listened to their story, and they told them what they liked about their book!

Daily News: “The zookeeper loves to take care of animals all day!”

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about a giraffe. They also completed a subtraction problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we completed the ‘Alligator Chomp’ to review numbers that are greater than, less than, or equal to each other. They also helped me fix our ‘Morning Message,’ and we read and discussed ‘African Animals ABC.’

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children put zoo animals in ABC order.

Literacy/Craft: The children painted their own zoo picture, and they wrote the names of the animals.

Math: The children completed zoo patterns, and they used pattern blocks to make their own patterns.

Math: The children worked with different shapes to fill out shape cards.

Literacy/Comprehension: The children classified animals into the correct category with the following options: farm, zoo, or pets.

The children also completed their first part of the Language Arts portion of the NWEA Test. They will complete the second part of this test tomorrow.

We celebrated Mikelah’s birthday today! Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about their favorite kind of animal. They also completed an addition story problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we worked on finding chunks in words, circling them, and sounding them out with the rest of the words. They helped me fix our ‘Morning Message,’ and they completed a sight word poetry chart for the word ‘no.’ We read and discussed the book ‘We’re Going to the Zoo!’ We talked about how a giraffe has a blue tongue that is 18 inches long, and we talked about how we can measure this amount with a ruler. They helped fill in the missing letters on a giraffe chart, and they helped me fill on the things we learned about giraffes today.

Learning Centers: (I completed A to Z Reading Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children completed their own sight word poetry chart and a ‘no’ sight word book. They also looked for sight words in the sensory table.

Math: The children cut out a zoo picture and put it back in numerical order from 11-20.

Computers: Compass: Language Arts

Literacy: The children completed a differentiated zoo word walk. Some of the children sounded out the zoo animal names when they found each picture, and some of the children matched the picture with the words.

Literacy: The children found the word ‘came’ in our new sight word book ‘It Came Out.’ They also made their own zookeeper hat.

Craft/Math: The children measured their own giraffe tongue with a ruler to make it 18 inches. They also used their picture to make their own giraffe and added their tongue.

This afternoon, we read our new sight word book together.

Have a great day!

Sight Word Party!

by shobbs on May 13, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

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

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on finding chunks and ‘magic e’s’ in words to sound them out. They helped me fix our ‘Morning Message,’ and we focused on identifying numbers 11-20. We also reviewed the ocean creatures. We ran out of time yesterday for the kids to completely share their ocean projects so they finished sharing these today. Thanks again for all of your hard work with them on these amazing projects! They are hanging in our hallway!

We celebrated their hard work learning their second set of sight words with a pajama, popcorn, and movie party today! The children voted to watch ‘Dolphin Tale,’ and we discussed how this movie is based on a real story.

Daily News: “No, I did not see the dolphin.”

Our Field Day and Carnival has been changed to next Wednesday, May 21, due to the weather. Have a great day!

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about what they would see if they were in the ocean. They also completed an addition story problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on finding chunks in words to sound them out, and we reviewed pronouns together. They are doing a wonderful job helping me fix our ‘Morning Message’ each day! We also read and discussed ‘In the Deep’ to review all of the facts that we have learned about ocean creatures.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book ‘Did You See It?’ together, and they wrote a sentence describing a new fact that they have learned about ocean creatures.

Literacy: The children put a silly sentence in the correct order. Some of the children completed the following sentence: ‘Sharks swim on their own.’ Some of the children completed the following sentence: ‘Sharks are loners and they swim on their own.’

Computers: Compass: Language Arts

Math: The children used math counters to complete math facts and to find out a ‘secret message’ by using their answers.

Math: The children used foam pattern blocks to complete shape picture cards.

Craft: The children made their own scuba diver to go with their ocean writing response.

We also released our last three butterflies today! It has been an amazing experience to watch our caterpillars transform together! They also shared their ocean projects! Thank you very much for all of the hard work helping them with these amazing projects! Have a great day!

We Love Mother’s Day!

by shobbs on May 11, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about an octopus. They also completed a subtraction problem in their Math Journals. I also tested the children on their sight words.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on fixing our ‘Morning Message,’ sounding out long and compound words, and we talked about how much we love our moms and grandmas. We discussed together how to spell the words love, mom, and grandma, and we also observe and talked about our new butterflies. We were able to literally see one of our caterpillars come out of their chrysalis.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children completed their differentiated Spelling Test, they wrote special things about their moms or grandmas, and they planted a flower.

Computers: Starfall

Math: The children used blocks to make patterns.

Literacy: The children worked on putting together a silly ocean sentence.

Craft: The children worked on a special purse for a Mother’s Day craft.

Literacy: The children worked on vowel sounds with ocean words.

This afternoon, we went outside to release our butterflies. One of them flew away, but the other one was not ready to fly yet. We still have two more chrysalises so I will take home the net this weekend to take care of them, and we we will try again on Monday! The children have really enjoyed watching our caterpillars change and emerge into butterflies! We also had an ice cream party to celebrate our yearbook sales! Have a great weekend!

Jellyfish and Octopuses, Oh My!

by shobbs on May 9, 2014

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children illustrated and wrote about a jellyfish. They also completed an addition problem in their Math Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on sounding out compound words and finding ‘chunks’ in words to sound them out. They also helped me fix our Morning Message about our Music Program. We read and discussed a book about jellyfish and octopuses.

Learning Centers: (I completed the I Read Test Assessments during this time).
Literacy: The children labeled the parts of a jellyfish, and they made their own jellyfish.

Math: The children made an octopus, and they wrote the number and number word on each of its legs.

Computers: Compass: Math

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentences to say “Seahorses can hold on tight.”

Math: The children worked with seashell ten frames and ones to sort and make numbers to show their place value.

Math: The children used ocean creatures to figure out math problems.

The children all did a wonderful job at the Music Program! It was amazing to watch all of them! Have a great day!