Week of 10/2-10/5Posted by Bianca Clauss on 10/5/2017 3:00:00 PM
Our Week 10/2-10/5
This week flew by so fast. We are beginning to function as a family. I am seeing more and more students being kind to one another and offering help. This week in PBIS we are working on cafeteria rules and expectations. Each week we focus on a different area. Kindergarten are masters at following cafeteria expectations.
Centers this week students worked on letter formation, word work, and write the room (recognizing words). They are working very had on staying focused and working the whole time. It is hard at times not to chat with our friends.
This week we reviewed our letters m, n, b, f, and t. Students practiced listening to a story and retelling the story with words and hand movements. We went over lower case letters and capital letters in sentences. Now I am seeing students adding periods to the end of everything. We then ended the week with learning two new letters i and u.
Students worked on understanding the meaning of zero and writing the numeral 0, ordering and writing numerals 0–3 to answer how many questions, writing numerals 1–3, representing decompositions with materials, drawings, and equations, 3 = 2 + 1 and 3 = 1 + 2, ordering and writing numerals 4 and 5 to answer how many questions in categories; sort by count, and writing numerals 1–5 in order, answering and making drawings of decompositions with totals of 4 and 5 without equations. This week we covered a lot and the students loved math this week!
This week we learned about the four different types of precipitation snow, sleet, rain, and hail. We learned what each of these looked like and what they could cause. Next, we learned about what a meteorologist does and what their job entails. Students then drew themselves as a meteorologist which was quite adorable. Last, we learned about different weather tools and the purpose.
Week of 9/25-9/29Posted by Bianca Clauss on 10/2/2017
Our Week 9/25-9/29
It was such a wonderful week with all the students. It is fun to experience all their different personalities and quirks. We are still continuing to work on classroom and school community. There are many students who are showing how kind and sweet they can be to one another, I love it! We are still working on classroom routines and expectations.
Centers are by far the students favorite time of day. We are working on our ability to stay in one spot and stay focused on the task at hand. Last week we worked on upper case and lower case words, sorting letters, identifying words and numbers, and practicing writing our names. We also do fun centers like cups, dominoes, and reading in our library. I love watching the kids create and learn at each center.
We have been working very hard on handwriting this last week. Students are able to write the lower case letters of t, b, f (skyline letters), m, and n (plane line letters). We have a ways to go still but, they are on a roll. We have been practicing our writing grid: The top line is called the sky line, then the plane line, grass line, and worm line. This helps kids distinguish between the lines on the paper, but also helps them with letter formation. For instance, the letter t starts at the sky line, goes down to the grass line, and crosses at the plane line. We spent a couple of days just “writing” in the air with our fingers, but started writing on paper yesterday.
Students practiced one-to-one counting of objects in a category they transition to answer how many questions of objects and dots in linear, array, circular, and scattered configurations. This begins by counting groups of objects in horizontal rows and vertical columns to 5. To reinforce the understanding that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted the students sort groups of objects by count and match to digit cards.
Last week in science we worked on learning the various clouds that encompass our sky and learned about thunderstorms and their power. We also are finishing up our cloud craft that students were able to be as creative as they wanted to.