POPCORN WORDS: ARE LITTLE AM Again we made new words by adding a letter to the beginning of “am”. We enjoyed reading the shared reading poem This Little Piggy and the book Biscuit. . Each day we read this poem and book, noticing popcorn words, rhyming words, making new endings to the poem and more. It is one of our favorite times of the day.
READING WORKSHOP: We started a new reading unit called “We are SUPER READERS!” The kinders learned they have PICTURE POWER! They can use the pictures while reading to help them become readers. They also have POINTER POWER! The kinders use their pointer finger pointing to each word they read one time and practiced reading from left to right. We practiced with pictures and colored dots “reading” them from left to right. We did all of this with fun pointy fingers. The last power we learned about was SNAP WORD POWER! When we see words we know, we read them in a SNAP! We did this while reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Who Do You See?
MATH: We practiced showing numbers using using blue dots. We added one blue dot each time to make the number bigger. Then we practiced showing the equations. For example, 2 + 1 = 3. They noticed the pattern that occurs when you add these numbers, seeing that each number sentence has a + 1, each answer increased by 1. One kinder said, “Hey it looks like stairs!” We also told addition and subtraction math stories by drawing and writing matching equations.
WRITING: We started writing PERSONAL NARRATIVE stories or as the kinders like to call them small moment or true life stories. These are stories about themselves, something that’s happened to them or something they’ve done. Each kinder came up with their own idea, told their story to a partner, drew the pictures to their story, added labels and words. They worked very hard on their stories this week! I am so proud of the kinders!!!
RAINBOW DAY: Oh, my! What a fun way to celebrate knowing how to read and write color words. We read color books and had some much fun learning a silly poem about Rainbow Hair and then making a person with Rainbow Hair.
HANDWRITING: We practiced the lower case letters of the Slant family (k,v,w,x,z).Thank you for working on this at home too.
MYSTERY READERS: Reagan was surprised to know both of our mystery readers this week. First, on Wednesday, her MiMi (grandma) came to read The Otter who Loved to Hold Hands. What a sweet story!
On Friday, Reagan’s mom came and read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It was a favorite story when she was a little girl and now she reads it with Reagan and her younger siblings.
WINTER GEAR – Brrrr….our Michigan weather is changing quickly. Please be sure to gather up those warmer coats, mittens, boots, hats and snow pants. When it snows, this gear is mandatory to play outside. When the snow arrives we do go outside and play! However, if the temperature or wind chill get below freezing we do opt to stay inside. If anyone needs any help with getting these winter items PLEASE let me know. Keep in mind that the goal for all kinders to get their winter gear on and off independently. Please LABEL your Kinder’s winter gear. It will make it easier for me to help each child keep track of their own belongings.
SNACKS – Please remember to send your kinder with 2 snacks and a water bottle each day. We have a morning and an afternoon snack. I always have Cheerios and graham crackers for kinders who forget.
*Monday, Nov 11—GYM
*Tuesday, Nov 12—ART Kylie’s birthday celebration
*Wednesday, Nov 13—STEAM; Library–Please help your kinder remember their library book. Homework packet is due
*Thursday, Nov 14–-MUSIC If your kinder would like a sack lunch from the lunch service, please email me or write a note by Thursday, 11/14. Jet’s Pizza Night
*Friday, Nov 15—ART Fast Friday (early release) Dismissal at 12:15; Katelyn’s birthday celebration (Nov 16) Popcorn Friday
*Nov. 18—Parent-Teacher Conferences Book Fair Preview Day Allan’s birthday celebration
*Nov. 20—Parent-Teacher Conferences Book Fair Purchase Day….No Library
*Nov. 27—Nov. 29—NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Vacation
*Dec. 12—Holiday Program… 6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Church in Jenison. More details coming as date approaches. The kinders are very busy practicing their songs!
Have a great weekend. Mrs. Bohl