NEWS—Jan 27-31

POPCORN WORDS:  with     big

WRITER’S WORKSHOP: This week the kinders wrote their last their HOW TO… stories.  Monday, the kinders put the steps in order and wrote the words to explain How to make a peanut and jelly sandwich.  Tuesday, the kinders used the one page format to draw and write the steps of  How to get hot lunch. Wednesday and Thursday, the kinders  were able to choose their topic of How to get a library book or How to get ready for recess.   They did an amazing job!  They are  becoming awesome writers!

MATH: We spent Monday reviewing math concepts we learned in this math unit.  On Tuesday, the kinders took their job seriously as “office workers”.  They stayed focused and did their best in answering the math questions.  These tests will come home soon!  We started Unit #4 by looking for partners of numbers 1-10 and telling math stories.

READING: This week the kinders learned that when reading challenging books you need to use picture power that has extra strength.  That means you really need to spend time looking at the pictures, noticing more and more details while making sure the words match the pictures. They also learned that snap words (popcorn words you can identify in a snap) can be disguised with endings of -ed, -ing, -s.  The kinders also worked on remembering what we read by retelling who was in the story, where it took place, and predicting what might happen.  The kinders are developing this skill as their reading level grows.  

 SPLIT LIT:  We worked on our sight words, we added another book to our blue book box with our popcorn words (with, big) in it and we sounded out 3 letter words (CVC – consonant, vowel, consonant words).  We also sorted upper and lower case letters, listened for medial sounds in words and sorted words in the word families -at and -am.  

GROUNDHOG DAY: In preparation for Groundhog Day, we learned a few fun facts about groundhogs, we made a groundhog craft and predicted if the groundhog would see his shadow and go hiding for 6 more weeks of winter OR would he not see his shadow and stay outside for an early spring. Watch the news on February 2 and have fun coloring the correct groundhog on the paper that was sent home.  For me….I am hoping for a cloudy day so that we have an early spring! 🙂 . According to our classroom graph, many of the kinders are predicting a cloudy day too.  How about you?

THESE KINDERS ARE BOOK LOVERS:

  Ryan likes to collect gemstones so he brought the non-fiction book Mega Gemstones.

Isla has a unicorn bedroom so Thelma the Unicorn was the perfect book to share with the class.

Gabriella likes to read I’m a Big Sister because she is a big sister.

Kylie brought Room on the Broom because she also likes to watch the TV show.

 Amin enjoys reading Jack B. Ninja because he likes playing ninja.

UPCOMING DATES

*Monday. Feb 3 & Tuesday. Feb 4—Winter Break

*Wednesday, Feb 5—School again!  GYM;  Day 100 celebration  Bring in 100 collection! (see note that was sent home)  LIBRARY Don’t forget your book!  

*Thursday, Feb 6–ART;  Bring back TAKE HOME books;  Mail Valentines…bring in 5-6 valentines

*Friday, Feb 7–STEAM; Mail Valentines….bring in 5-6 valentines

*Friday, Feb 14–Valentine Day Party 2:00-3:00pm Click on this SIGN UP LINK if you wish to donate supplies.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful Winter Break!   Mrs. Bohl

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