Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Week of September 28th, 2015

Letter of the Week:
This week we will be working on the letter Aa.

Star Words:
The star word and the letter person worksheet were sent home on Monday in your child's red folder. 

Apple Week
Thank you so much for helping to supply apples for this week! We have a ton of fun activities planned
On Wednesday we had a taste test with some of our apples.

Only a few students liked the Granny Smith, but they all loved the McIntosh, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious!
We took the extra apples and weighed them & put them in size order. 

Today we made applesauce. Below are a few pictures of the kids and our yummy creation!

All of the kids in K2 had a great time. Thank you for sending in our apples!

In math we have been working on writing the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. All of the students have been getting very good at putting numbers together and telling me the "whole". The language we use in class is, "3 and 2 make 5". On Tuesday I quickly introduced number sentences and many students were able to complete them on their own!  Using our math language, "___ and  ___ make ___". I will write the plus sign when kids say, "and" and I will write an equals sign when kids say, "make". However, I don't introduce the language "plus" and "equals" at this point in the year. 
We also used our extra apples for adding. It was a great "addition" to our curriculum. Thank you!
Five Senses
Today (Tuesday) we completed our last lesson on our five senses! Today we learned about Helen Keller and the struggles she faced being deaf and blind. In groups, we drew pictures and wrote words to go on a timeline of her life. On Monday we learned about Ray Charles and listened to some of his most popular songs. On Friday we will have a quick assessment to end our unit
Next week we will start our Plant unit.  
Get ready for evergreen and deciduous trees! ;)
Board Meeting

There is a BOE meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Elementary School cafetorium. 

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Have an amazing week!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September Newsletter


Welcome to Kindergarten!
We are so excited to be part of your learning journey this year.

In September, we establish our classroom rules and routines. We learn how to raise our hands when we have a question or an answer, practice waiting our turn & sharing with our friends. We also make new friends and learn how to work together. All of the students are making us so proud!

In K2 we have jumped into learning! We have learned about  Mr M. With a munching mouth, Ms. T with her tall teeth, and Ms. F and her funny feet. The star words we have learned so far are: me, I, a, to, see & the. To practice with your children, go on a letter/word hunt while driving, at the supermarket, or through a recipe while you are cooking. 

In math, we are counting to 10 and identifying numbers of objects. We are also patterning and sorting objects into categories.   To practice, have your child count how many steps it takes to get from room to room, count how many red cars you pass in the parking lot, or how many signs you pass on the road.

In skills, we are learning how to copy basic lines and shapes. The first few lessons we will encounter focus on important pre-writing skills that will benefit our handwriting when we start writing our letters. So far horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines have been taught. We have also practiced making a circle by starting at the  top and going to the left.

In listening and speaking we have been talking about our five senses and why they are important. Ask your child what happens to their pupil when it is bright outside! On Thursday, we had a taste test with items that were sour, bitter, sweet and salty. We also smelled a few scents and tried to guess what they were, just based on their smell. All of our senses communicate with our brain and we have discussed how important our brain is and how amazing our senses are!
Our days have been very busy!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. 
 Thank you for all you do!

Ms. Clay
Mrs. Chernis