Here is a peek at what your kinder did at school this week:
POPCORN WORDS: THE DOG The kinders added another popcorn book to their blue book boxes and highlighted this week’s words ;”the” and “dog”. These words were “buttered” (colored with a yellow crayon) so that they popped off the pages as we read it.
COLOR WORD: BLUE We learned about different things that are blue, practiced writing the word blue, made a blue book, wore blue clothes and made a blue craft of a favorite cat….Pete the Cat because In kindergarten, “It’s all good!” We also read many blue theme books like…Blueberry Mouse, The Little Blue Truck (a sweet, fun story about friends working together to help each other), Blueberries for Sal and Pout Pout Fish. A few crafts may have come home relating to these fun books. Of course Mrs. Bohl brought in a surprise blue snack….fresh blueberries this time!
Thank you for helping your kinder choose clothes each week that go with the highlighted color.
MATH: Each day we begin our math time by practicing counting to 50…sometimes as a group point to numbers on a chart and sometimes using a fun youtube song. We used our math toolbox and 2 sided counters to make numbers. The kinders used single tiles to show a number. We talked about how it’s ok if some of us picked 3 red tiles or 2 blue tiles & 1 red tile to show the number 3. It may look different but it is still showing the number that we are talking about….3.
We used our math workbooks for the first time and drew the number of objects needed to represent the correct number. The kinders learned a song to assist them in recognizing circles. “A circle is like a button. A circle is like a button. Round and round it never stops. A circle is like a button.” (sung to Farmer in the Dell).
Friday math games consisted of identifying shapes, id numbers and drawing matching number and making patterns.
SHARED READING: We read a letter Ee poem together as a class. After reading, we found the letter Ee in the poems. We also read a sight word poem called The Leaves. It was fun to hear how the words in the poems rhyme!
WRITER’S WORKSHOP: We practiced drawing Mat Man again– a person, that includes certain body parts. We practiced drawing 1 head, 2 eyes, 2 ears, 1 nose, 1 mouth, 1 body, 2 arms, 2 hands, 2 legs and 2 feet. We had fun listening to the Mat Man song and sang it together as we drew Mat Man. We drew pictures of our school lunch table, house and playground and practiced adding details and labels. Awesome job, writers! We are keeping all of our stories inside our writing folders for awhile.
MYSTERY READERS: We were excited to see Mrs. Reagan walk into our room and be our very first mystery guest reader. She read her favorite book, Stand Tall, Molly Sue Melon. A great story about being yourself. Thank you so much!
Zander couldn’t believe his eyes when his dad came in Friday morning. He ran straight to get a hug. Zander’s dad read 2 books about Elephant and Piggie…I will surprise my friend! and I am invited to a party! Each book made us giggle, especially when Zander’s dad changed his voice while reading.
Brook’s mom surprised him Friday afternoon when she stopped by to read The Snail and the Whale. A great book about friendship, helping each other and rhyming words.
Thank you so much! If you would like to be one of our Mystery Readers, look on the sidebar under VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES to find “Mystery Reader”. Click on this link to sign up for a date that is convenient for you. There are many to choose from. We would love to have you read us a story!
BUCKET FILLER OR BUCKET DIPPER: We read How Full is you Bucket? to help us distinguish between being a bucket filler or bucket dipper. A bucket filler is kind, listens, walks in the hallway, is respectful, etc. A bucket dipper hits, interrupts, does not let others play, uses toothpaste words, etc. The kinders sorted pictures to solidify the differences. All of us took a promise to be a bucket filler at school and at home. When it is noticed a kinder fills someone’s invisible bucket, they will receive a colored dot on their popsicle stick. When the stick is filled, they will receive an award necklace to take home. We are all going to work hard to be bucket fillers!
BACKPACK SNACK & WATER BOTTLES: Don’t forget those two quick, healthy backpack snacks. Your kinder needs to be refueled each day. 🙂 Thank you so much for keeping the snacks NUT FREE! Please send your kinder with a water bottle with a snap spout so that they can stay hydrated throughout the day. We take frequent water breaks.
LIBRARY: We got to go to library each Wednesday and visit Mrs. VandenBurg. It is so much fun to go to library! Please remember to help your kinder return their library book every Wednesday so they can get a new one book!
KOOL KINDER: Kinder completed an “All About Me and My Favorite Things” pages to share with their classmates. These pages are being placed in a class book for all to view. These pages will be given back to the kool kinders at the end of the school year. Thank you for helping your kinder with these pages as they each get a turn to be the Kool Kinder!
*Monday, Sept. 24—ART, KOOL KINDER: Jase
*Tuesday, Sept. 25—STEAM; KOOL KINDER: Emma
*Wednesday, Sept 26—MUSIC; LIBRARY; KOOL KINDER: Kinsman; COLOR DAY….Wear GREEN Note change in day because of Eagle Spirit Day on Friday.
*Thursday, Sept 27–GYM; KOOL KINDER: Parker; Picture Day Come with your smile 🙂 and your sealed picture form envelope if you are purchasing a picture packet.
*Friday, Sept 28—ART; KOOL KINDER: Jacob; Eagle Spirit Day…Wear Blue and Gold or Hudsonville gear; Popcorn Day
*Wednesday, Oct. 31—Fall Class Party, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Details coming soon.
~~~~Have a great weekend. Mrs. Bohl