I hope you all had a fabulous Valentines Day! Our kindergarten class had a wonderful week with lots of fun! Please remember there is no school on 2/19/18. In addition, the 100th day of school will be Wednesday February 21st. If your child chose to make something for the 100th day, please send it on before then. We will be having a "museum walk" to show off different ways 100 can look.
This week, we continued to add three more trick words to our sight word rings (come, like, have). The children practice identifying and spelling these words in class, however should work on them at home as well. Miss Froleiks introduced a new sight word game called four corners. The children have been very eager to play a few times a week.
In reading groups, we have been continuing to work on identifying key elements of a complete sentence. The students work hard to look for punctuation, capitalization and spaces between words. These elements have been helping your own child to apply them to his/her own writing. Speaking of...we have been working hard on writing a few times a week! Not only during literacy block, but in Micro as well (Below will have some pictures). The children have truly been inspired from Jason Robie last Friday in class :)
Towards the end of the week, the children continued to practice all of their sight words and writing skills but with a Presidents Day twist. We began researching the holiday and why we celebrate it. The children completed fun activities to get them engaged and wanting to know more about this holiday they got a day off from school.
For this whole week, the children had several lessons on TEEN NUMBERS. From a previous assignment, I could tell we were not strong in identifying, counting, recalling etc. in teen number amounts. Both Miss Froleiks and Miss Preston paused in math curriculum to give extra practice. You will start to see several worksheets coming home that deal with representing teen numbers in 10 frames and writing teen numbers in correct sequence. Please continue to work with your child on teen numbers at home (10-19).
What a blast we had on 2/14! The children enjoyed all of my games and projects to be had! We continued with literacy centers in the morning, however had a big twist of Valentines spirit to them. Sight word practice, fine motor reinforcement, letter writing etc. Pictures are below :)
The children started off the week reviewing information about the American Flag. Students received the opportunity to draw their own flag as well as create a flag for our school (since we don't have one). This assignment really showed off student creativity! In addition, the children were able to learn about Presidents Day. As a whole class, we read a scholastic magazine and mini readers (which were sent home on Friday) for each child. Students were even able to guess what future American symbols might be come up thanks to the informative scholastic magazine info!
As your child may have come home and shared, our marketplace days have changed. The following is our typical micro schedule until the end of the school year:
Monday: Manager Meeting/Reflection Day
Tuesday: Production Day
Thursday: Business Day
Throughout the week, students were taught about taxes in class. The children had to pay their first round of monthly taxes to the government. Miss Froleiks taught about where tax money goes to and how it circulates to help the communities we live in. One student from our class even got her writing recognized by the NH DOT itself! Below are some student examples along with marketplace pictures!