Sunday, September 21, 2014

Last Week Fun...

The children have had a blast"reading" together!  


The children made up a game with the community helper pictures!  It was great listening to their conversation!


Students working together to play our math game "Cover-All!"

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Peek at this Week...


This week we will be learning about community helpers.  We will also be classifying and categorizing.  The children will have to sort various items and pictures into groups and then label those groups.  We are also working with the sight words "the" "little" "I" and "am."  A great way to practice these words is to write them on a card and mix them up and play a matching game.  You can also put them around the house and have your child go on a hunt for the cards.  Finally, we are working with the last part of the alphabet for letter identification.  Your child should be able to identify all the uppercase and lowercase letters.  I will be reassessing the children on this skill and will resend home another alphabet assessment checklist at the end of the week or beginning of next week. 

In math we will be working with greater and less than.  We will delve into comparing numbers.  We are also working on our counting.  Children should be able to count to 25 and by 100 by the end of the year.  I have noticed a lot of children have difficulty counting the "teen" numbers.  The only way to work on this is just repeated practice.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday Fun...

We had a great "Plaid" Day on Friday with our stuffed animals.  The children had a blast sharing their animals and sequencing what we did.  We also figured out the first sound of our animal and matched it to our friends' stuffed animals!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plaidypus Lost...

We had fun making a platypus puppet to go along with our story "Plaidypus Lost."  We are working on these in centers today and tomorrow!  Check back at the end of the week for pictures of more fun!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

We are so Proud...

Last week we read "We are so Proud."  The children worked on setting and characters of a story.  In addition, we made a windsock during center time!  Please continue to work with your child on the sight words "I" and "am."  We will have two new sight words next week: "the" and "little."

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We Had Fun...

We had a great week this past week.  We worked in various centers and worked on following directions and learning procedures.  The main area we worked on were numbers 1-4 and also the alphabet.  It is very important for everyone to continue to work on their letter names.  We are only concerned with letter names at this point.  This coming week we will work with letters A-N.  If your child is having difficulty with letters, then only work on the uppercase letters first, then once they are mastered work on lowercase letters.

We also had our first assembly on Friday afternoon.  We had bully free winners.  This is when a child in each class is recognized for their friendship.  The teachers are looking for children who are being friends, sharing, and working hard in the classroom.  We also recognized students who had "super powers."  At this assembly I shared that all the kindergartners had the super power of being brave.  All the children are doing a really good job coming into the building and getting to work right away.  I was impressed with how well the first few weeks have been going!  Thanks for all of your support!

 Super Brave Girl!

 Bully Free Winners

 Math Exploration Center

 Exploring Letters

 Exploring Letters

 Making Letters with Play-Doh

Play-Doh Fun

Sunday, August 24, 2014

This Week...

We will continue to work on rules and procedures this week!  The children have been doing fairly good job.  Some children do need some extra practice, but I am confident we will do a great job!

We will also be reading "The Little School Bus" and identify rhyming words.  We will also learn our first two sight words: "I" and "am."  We will begin our "Go Math" series and work on the numbers 1-4 this week.  We will work on counting a set of objects and making sure we can identify these numbers in pictures, numbers, and words!


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