Kindergarten

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DSCN2647During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about a family of penguins swimming together.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to work on identifying and reading chunks in words and breaking apart larget words to read them. We reviewed rhyming words.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children made their own penguin picture with two different colors of fish, and they wrote about their creation using a word addition problem. They also wrote out the correct numerical math problem.

Literacy: The children worked on an ‘up’ book and worksheet.

Math: The children completed pattern puzzles, and they made their own patterns with blocks.

Literacy: The children took turns reading sight words in a basket, and they looked for the word to mark on their sheets.

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state the following: “I have some of that.”

This afternoon, we worked on taking off the ending sound of a word to make a word part. This skill will be on the I Read Test that we will take this spring. Have a great day!

Today is Thursday, January 29, 2015

by Carla Lee on January 29, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

Penguins Part 2

Literacy Centers:

Fishing for Ending Sounds – Skill: Ending Sounds

Spinning for Blends – Skill: Blends

I Have, Who Has Game – Skill:Sight Words

Penguin All About Book and Craftivity – Skill: Organizing information, sight words, craftivity

Word Workup – Skill: Sight Words

Math Centers:

Penguin Roll, Count, and Dob - Skill: Number word and number ID

How Many Fish Did the Penguin Catch? – Skill: Counting, number ID 11-20

Adding up Penguins – Skill: Addition

We Know All About Penguins!

by Shannon Hobbs on January 28, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

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DSCN2621During our mornig work time, the children drew a picture of a penguin walking and described it with their words.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on finding chunks in words to read them, and we worked on blends. We completed and read a sight word poetry page for ‘some’ together. We read and discussed the book “Penguins.” The children are having so much fun learning about penguins, and they are very excited to learn even more!

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “Is It Up Or Down?” together, and the children wrote something new that they have learned about penguins.

Literacy: The children divided picture words to show if they start with ‘ch,’ ‘sh,’ or ‘th.’

Literacy: The children completed their own sight word poetry page, and they looked for sight words in the sensory table.

Math/Literacy: The children made their own penguin with a patterned scarf, and they wrote about the pattern and the penguin.

Literacy: The children completed a differentiated room walk to find scrambled sight words, and they wrote these correctly on their paper.

This afternoon, we focused on recognzing how words can sound the same, yet they can be spelled different and have another definition. We also reviewed vowel sounds with our actions. Please ask your child to show you this at home!

We ran out of time to complete “Daily News,” but we will do this tomorrow! Please send gloves for your child for recess! Have a great day!

Wednesday, Jan. 28

by Dana Bemish on January 28, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

We are continuing our unit on Penguins.

We still need milk jugs for our igloo.

Stations for Today:

Science: Snow and Penguins

Write the Room: Sight word , word scramble

Listening: word work  up, down, they, we Book “WE Go UP”

Alphabet : The ” BUT” book

Math: Addition

Handwriting: Beginning Sounds

Word Family Wednesday:

IN and ING

Penguins Are Cool!

by Shannon Hobbs on January 27, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about a penguin.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on finding and reading chunks in words, punctuation, and sight words. We finished reading the book “Penguins Are Cool!”

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the book “Some Have” together, and we practiced writing numbers 1-20.

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

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to say the following: “He has some good dogs.”

Math: The children rolled dice, added the amount together, and they marked the correct number word on their paper.

Math: The children completed a differentiated penguin room walk to count penguins and write the correct number. Some of the children also wrote the number words. Some of the children worked with numbers 1-10, and some of the children worked with numbers 11-20.

This afternoon, we focused on listening to figure out which two words out of three have the same beginning sound, and we worked on taking off the intial sound to make a new word. We also celebrate Collin’s birthday!

Daily News: “Can I have some lunch?”

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Today is Tuesday, January 27, 2015

by Carla Lee on January 27, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

All About Penguins

Today & Tomorrow’s Center Will Include:

Literacy:

*1 – Listening Center (Listen to Reading) – Students will listen to the story, Polar Opposites, by Erik Brooks.  Afterwards, they will compete the reading sheet.  They will rate the story and illustrate the characters.

 

*2 – Weekly Reader/ Penguin Pocket Chart Sight Word Game (Read to Self)– Students will read their weekly reader, Polar Animals Stick Together, to themselves. Afterwards, students will play a sight word pocket chart game together with the words found in the story.  Students take turns reading a sight word and checking to see if the fish is hidden behind that card.  When a child finds the fish, he or she gets to hide it and the game begins again.

 

*3 – Book making (Handwriting/Spelling) –  Students will color and fill in the missing words it the mini book, Colorful Little Penguins.  Review words: color words Focus sight words:  this, is, little, his

 

*4 – ABC – Students will sort words by their vowel sound – long a or short a.

 

*5 – Sight Word Roll the Die – Students will roll a die and write the word in the box to match for each roll.

 

*6 – Sentence Building (Print concepts/handwriting/sight words) – Students will put together the sentence I had some of that. They will then write it and illustrate it.

 

*7 – Word Work – Sight Word Some – Students will read, say, color, fill the shape, write, and spell the sight word some.  When they are finished they will use practice reading the word in the sight word book, some and coloring the book to match the color words.

 

Math

*8 –Addition Craftivity – Students will create an addition story problem and illustration to match.  Students will first rip a blue sheet of construction paper into small pieces.  Next, students will glue the small pieces onto the bottom of a large piece of white construction paper to create water (penguins live near and in the water).  Next, students will glue their penguins above the water.  Next, students will choose two colors of construction paper to trace and cut out fish (some fish will be precut or traced for students who are still struggling with tracing/cutting skills).  Students will glue the fish onto the blue water.  Finally, the students will count and complete the word problem.  A teacher will be at this center to guide the activity and keep students on task.

Bee Mine and Penguin Time!

by Shannon Hobbs on January 26, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

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DSCN2564During our morning work time, the children drew a picture and wrote about what they did over the weekend.

During our Morning Meeting, we focused on punctuation, recognizing and reading chunks in words, and we reviewed the letter ‘G.’ We worked on the sight word ‘some.’

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: We read the sight word book “Can I Have Some?” together, and we played the sight word game.

Literacy: The children fixed a silly sentence to state the following: “He has a blue hat.”

Math: The children filled in missing numbers that were either before, in the middle, or after other numbers.

Literacy: The children made their own bumblebee by tracing and cutting out patterns. They also wrote “Bee Mine” on it to work on how words that sound alike can be spelled differently.

This afternoon, we discussed how words can sound the same but be spelled differently. We started a KWL chart about penguins to show what they know about penguins and what they want to learn about penguins. We started reading and discussing “Penguins Are Cool!”

THank you so much for all your patience last week, and it was wonderful to be back with all of the children today! I love all of them so much, and they are a wonderful blessing!

Today is Thursday, January 22, 2015

by Carla Lee on January 22, 2015

Posted in: Kindergarten

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We are currently finshing up our Martin Luther King Jr. unit.  In this unit we are learning why we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and we ar identifying key words in Dr. King’s teachings on nonviolence.

Links to Videos/Songs Used:

MLK- The King and His Dream

I Celebrate MLK! Rap – Black History Video For Kids

Books:

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

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Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds

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Poem:

I Have a Dream! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Let us dance, let us sing,

In praise of Martin Luther King.

A man of peace who stood up tall,

He worked for fairness for us all.

We must be kind to one another,

Beacuse he said, “All men are brothers.”

So let us try as we dane and sing,

To be more like… Dr. Martin Luther King!

Come back tomorrow to view pictures/descriptions of our favorite MLK activities!

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DSCN2544During our morning work, the children wrote about snowflakes in their Writing Journals.

During our Morning Meeting, we continued to focus on vowel sounds, and we worked on our “Frozen City” Weekly Reader together. We talked about using place value with blocks. We worked on real and nonsense words.

Learning Centers:
Small group with me: The children used marshmallows and pretzel sticks to make their own snowman, and they counted each item to write about it.

Literacy: The children made their own ‘about’ book and worksheet.

Math: The children completed an ice cream place value sheet, and they worked with differentiated number bags to draw out a number to place on their ice cream mat. They used the place value blocks to model their numbers on the mat.

Math: The children put an Olaf together by size to work on their cutting skills.

Literacy: The children used a differentiated spinner to put together word parts. Some of the children put together words with blends, and some of the children used a single letter for beginning sound. They put the word parts together to define if they are real or nonsense words.

This afternon, we focused on reading pairs of words to look for a specific word.

Please make sure that you look at all of the notes in their binder! Please have a wonderful time working on the “100″ project with your child, and we hope to see you at our 100th Day of School Celebration next Friday! Have a great weekend!