- Writing neatly and with finger spaces so that others can read our writing
- Rereading our own writing like good writers do
- Exploring states of matter and chemical changes with "Moby" and pumpkin explosions
- Writing our Scientific Claims
- Using place value to read and write numbers up to 100
- Exploring shapes and their attributes
- Reading stories and retelling them orally as well as in writing with a beginning, middle, and end.
- Dancing breaks to keep the "snow sillies" away
- Winning the" Van Gogh Art Award" for making great choices in art class
Kindergartners have been having fun learning and exploring. Each week, I am amazed by their growth academically and socially. In the past two weeks, our highlights have included:
In literacy, we are continuing to build independence during our daily five. We are working on retelling a story with beginning, middle, and end. We are also learning that good readers ask questions to clarify the meaning of what we are reading and to add details to our writing.
During math, we continue to work on number object correspondence, writing numbers correctly, adding and subtracting numbers, and finding ways to make a five and ten. We also introduced symmetry and made Frankenstein art projects.
In science, we wrote our first official entry about what science is to us. We also went to the garden to plant some grass and leaves in mason jars. The kids hope that something will grow, but I am hoping to attract some insects. I added some nectar to the jars in hopes that we will attract some insects and be able to explore their characteristics with magnifying glasses. There were no bugs in the jars as of Friday, but hopefully, we will have attracted some over the weekend.
On a last note, I wanted to congratulate our kindergarten class for receiving "The Golden Beethoven Award" in music. Our class did a great job following directions and being good musicians in music class. Way to go!
We had a spooktacular week in kindergarten last week! We demonstrated our Park Hill ROAR behavior by: being respectful to ourselves and others, demonstrating ongoing learning, always being safe, and showing responsible actions.
Some of our highlights included: