I hope you enjoyed the extended weekend your son/daughter got! Our class had an amazing week of reading fun for Read Across America Week at MACS. Your child was exposed to various reading activities, as well as guest readers from the community. Miss F & Miss M had so much fun dressing up for each days theme. The students were also good sports about the hectic weather we had, causing a closing and a 2 hour delay mid-week. I think we can all say....BRING ON SPRING :)
Kindergarten Academic Day:
As you know, this week was extremely short. When we have a two hour delay, both Kindergarten teachers decided wether we will teacher math or literacy in the block of time before or normal lunch. This crazy winter in 2018 has caused Miss Preston and I to rotate which subject we hold off on until the following day. With this said, your child was able to learn about the next three sight words on our Kindergarten list. Students made notecards for the following words: they, his, what. These notecards go home in orange folders and should be added to your child's at home sight word ring.
We are continuing to read both CVC words and nonsense words in small groups and independently. Practice reading these words help students build confidence and allow for memorization in letter sound recall. Students this week also took time to write about each themed Read Across America day. The following were some of the writing prompts:
1. If the Cat in the Hat came to your house, how would you get him to leave?
2. What is one invention that you wish to create that would help our world?
In math, we have been continuing to build math fluency with math facts at different ranges. Students starting out built their fluency 0-5. After mastering those facts, children moved on to mastering 6-10. At this moment in our school year, I organize several fact fluency groups in our one classroom. Please watch out for information coming home about what fact fluency group your son/daughter is working on right now. Below is how I organize the groups:
1. addition 0-5
2. addition 6-10
3. addition 11-15
4. addition 16-20
5. subtraction 0-5
6. subtraction 6-10
7. subtraction 11-15
8. subtraction 16-20
Kindergarten Enrichment Program
The children have been very excited to move on from the bald eagle to learn about the Statue of Liberty. It has been great to have students share personal connections with their classmates about fun facts they already knew before starting this research. Several students have even seen the Statue of Liberty in person!
Your child has had a few books read to them about the statue of liberty such as: The Statue of Libery by Tyler Monroe and L is for Liberty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison. Through these books, your child has learned where the Statue of Liberty is located, why we have it, who gave it to us, how it got to us and so much more. On Monday, we will wrap up learning about this American symbol by watching a video to recap all of the information we learned!
We will also be investigating why Lady Liberty is green. We will be referencing this video below:
This past week all ventures and agencies remained SHUT DOWN due to the snow days from the week before (and this week too). Your son/daughter should know their new job placement (with the exception of 2-3 kiddos) if they chose to change jobs or change businesses all together. Mondays are Manager Meeting days so on Tuesday (3/20) students will report to their new jobs! This is an exciting time for students because it allows them to experience new job responsibilities or demonstrate leadership elements in their remaining job post.