Happy Mother's Day to all of you fabulous mother's out there! Hopefully your son/daughter remembered to give you their letter and craft they made this week. If they haven't...it is in their blue folder! I am incredibly proud of all my students because they all worked incredibly hard on their letters! Just check out their penmanship!!
I also wanted to take a moment and commend all of the kiddos on their ability to be flexible! The older grades had state testing which caused our schedule to be different daily. The kids were understanding and went with the flow. They certainly earned Nemo's for this!
*Starting this week, students will be assessed on literacy and mathematical skills using both DRA and AimsWeb. I look forward to seeing how much progress your son/daughter has made!!
* Gym is tomorrow! Please send your child to school with sneakers.
Kindergarten Academic Day:
Throughout this past week, students continued to add more sight words to their trick word list. We have continued to play a variety of games to practice all of these words. Several students are able to identify their trick words automatically which helps when they are in reading group with me! Although we do not have homework in Kindergarten, it is strongly encouraged to have your child practice their sight words daily.
In addition, your child has been working hard on identifying visually and verbally various digraphs. The following are the digraphs we continue to practice daily: th, wh, sh, ch, ph and ck. We have a few different posters and songs we sing to help us remember them.
Due to the schedule changes this week, we ended up having lots of math review and fact fluency practice. For the remainder of the year, we will be strongly focusing our fact fluency on subtraction. Your son/daughter is continuing to practice math facts on our classroom tablets 3 days a week (M, W, F). At the end of this week, we worked on counting quickly and accurately up to 100 in one minute. This is a task students have been practicing throughout the school year and have gotten better with practice!
We finished our unit on the three States of Matter! We have spent time watching videos reading books and completing hands on crafts to learn and identify matter. On Wednesday, Miss Froleiks surprised the kids with a food related experiment to help identify the states of matter one last time. I am sure you all heard about our ROOT BEER FLOATS! Here are some photos!
Students have continued learning about various American symbols in class. From watching videos to reading a variety of picture books, students have been able to learn about the bald eagle, Washington Monument and several more important symbols! Later this week, students will be able to write about their favorite symbol they have learned about thus far. Here are the symbols your son/daughter has been learning about:
-American Flag -Washington Monument -White House
-Bald Eagle -Statue of Liberty -Liberty Bell
Here is one of the videos we have watched: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSkROXHcFVY
Kindergarten did an excellent job performing their skit on responsibility. They each provided an example of when they are responsible throughout their school day at MACS. Miss Froleiks typed up their example and they shared it with the other grades at our Town Hall Meeting on Monday afternoon. Below are some photos!!