I hope you are all staying safe and warm! These negative temperatures and huge snowfall totals have Miss F frozen. As you all know, this was a VERY short week. Can you believe we only had school for 1.5 days?! Below is what your son/daughter was up to on our short week :)
Kindergarten Academic Day
When we returned from break, students began to learn about lowercase letters. We are identifying 2 new lowercase letters a day, as well as, learning how to write them using our Handwriting Without Tears program. On Tuesday, students were exposed to a poster in the classroom that identify letters as "chicken", "giraffe" or "monkey" letters. (Below is a picture!)
On Tuesday, we focused on literacy in the morning block (since we came to school 2 hours late). Students were exposed to betters a and b (a=chicken letter, b=giraffe letter). On Wednesday, we continued to learn about lowercase letters c and d (c=chicken letter, d=giraffe letter).
Lastly, students on Wednesday transitioned through 5 different literacy centers for ELA practice. In reading groups, students worked on sentences and identifying 3 important parts.
1. Every sentence starts with a capital letter
2. Sentences have finger spaces between words
3. Sentence end with a punctuation mark (. ! ?)
Due to the delay on Tuesday, we moved our math lesson back a day. On Wednesday, students warmed up their brains by identifying numbers in ten frames. After a few rounds, students were given slates to write the corresponding number that then matches the 10 frame shown.
Afterwards, I introduced teen numbers to students. We discussed how numbers 11-19 are considered teen numbers. Although 11 and 12 do not have the "teen" word in their name, they are still teen numbers. We practiced writing teen numbers, showing teen numbers in ten frames, and turning single digit numbers into teen numbers. For the remainder of the school year, students will not be exposed to and work with numbers 0-20 in our Kindergarten classroom.
Kindergarten Enrichment Day:
We reviewed three important types of clouds in class (cirrus, stratus and cumulus). In addition, students recalled the process of how clouds are formed. On Wednesday, Miss F read a cloud story to the class and further discussed height of different clouds.