Another week of learning…check it out!
MATH: The kinders compared numbers and identified if they were Greater than or Less than by adding to the less number or crossing off the extra number to make the groups equal. They also practiced showing teen numbers using ten and extra ones as well as writing partner equations for numbers 7-10. We worked on telling story problems and then writing addition number sentences. We are getting to the end of our last unit in math learning. The kinders have learned so much.
POPCORN WORDS: ONE MY BY Many of the kinders already were able to read this week’s words. How fabulous…they are doing so well!!! We talked again that sometimes letters say other sounds just like “y” says “i” in my & by.
WRITING: The kinders began learning how to write their last style of writing…..Opinion writing. We started with learning the difference between fact and opinion. Then we sorted statements into an opinion or fact column. Reading a fun book called Duck! Rabbit! helped us verbally practice giving our reasons to why we felt that way.
Each day the kinders need to give their opinion about a topic, write two reasons to support why they feel that way and write a closing sentence such as “_____ is my favorite.” or “I really like _______.” WOW! WOW! The kinders are writing like first graders! They are including popcorn words, spaces between words, sentence stoppers as well as giving awesome reasons. Our topics this week were 1. Playing on the swings or slide 2. Liking winter or summer. Have I said lately, how proud I am of them! 🙂
SCIENCE: “Can you eat parts of a plant?” The kinders were not sure when I asked them this question. So we read a few books to learn how vegetables grow…above or below the ground and to review parts of a plant.
We learned that carrots, potatoes, radishes are roots. Celery is like a stem. Lettuce, spinach, cabbage are leaves. Broccoli and cauliflower are considered flowers and corn, peas, beans are the seeds of a plant. We had a taste testing party after building our plant using carrots, celery, spinach, broccoli and corn. I was proud of ALL of the kinders for tasting some vegetables they don’t typically like to eat. We all agreed….We like to eat plants!! I hope that you were able to find the perfect spot outside or in a larger pot to replant your kinder’s lima bean plant. They were so excited to take them home.
READING: The kinders are working to remember all of their superpowers as readers. They learned how to report on a topic or book that they read by sharing the information they learned. We had a lot of fun with “just in” breaking news reports after we read a Let’s Find Out newspaper on Cool Seeds. The kinders were able to talk into a microphone while I played the news reporter asking them breaking news questions!! It was so much fun! We also worked on increasing our reading stamina. Amazing work!
We are constantly celebrating being READERS! We had SO MUCH FUN today coming to school wearing CRAZY HAIR styles. Thank you so much for helping your kinder participate. Next week we will celebrate OUR STATE IS GREAT! by coming to school wearing clothes with places of Michigan on them.
TAKE HOME BOOKS: Thank you so much for encouraging and supporting your kinder this year as they participated in our TAKE HOME book program. We have one more week of reading. Then we will begin to collect all of the books for summer inventory. Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who came into school each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to listen to the kinders read. It would not have been possible without your assistance. I am so grateful for your help!
MYSTERY READER: Lily was super excited to notice her mom walk through the door. She read us a fun book entitled The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Of course, at the end of the story we had to play a few rounds of the game. What fun!
JET’S PIZZA LUNCH: Thank you for ordering pizza for supper so we could eat pizza for lunch.
*BACKPACK SNACK: Please remember to send TWO daily healthy snacks for your kinder, as we take a moment to refuel each day. Thank you.
*PLAYGROUND: Our playground is very wet and muddy and then it is dry and dirty. Please keep this in mind as you send your kinder to school. Rain boots or outside play shoes might be a good idea until the spring weather clears. Thank you for being considerate of helping to keep our inside floors and rugs clean.
*MONDAY, MAY 13: ART; reading TAKE HOME books
*TUESDAY, MAY 14: STEAM; reading TAKE HOME books
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 15: MUSIC LIBRARY…Return you library books. This is the last day to check out a book.
*THURSDAY, MAY 16: GYM; reading TAKE HOME books–LAST DAY! Celebrate Alivia’s (June 22) birthday
*FRIDAY, MAY 17: ART; Celebrate being READERS: OUR STATE IS GREAT! wear clothing with places from Michigan on it . Celebrate Sidney’s (July 8) birthday
*FRIDAY, MAY 24: Celebrate being READERS: CELEBRATE AMERICA! Wear Red, White and Blue to school!!
*MONDAY, MAY 27: Memorial Day, No School
*FRIDAY,MAY 31: Kindergarten Olympics A note asking for parent volunteers came home. If you would like to be part of the fun day, please return the pink paper or email me your willingness. We could use a few more volunteers. This special day would not be possible without your help. Thank you so much.
~~~I would like to wish all MOMS a Happy Mother’s Day! Your kinders love you very much. You are an important person in their life. Thank you for all that you do. They were very excited to make you a small gift….especially since they love reading books with you! 🙂
~~~Thank you so much for all of the sweet notes and gifts that you and your kinder bestowed on me this week. I feel truly blessed to be able to spend my days with your kinder. I love them very much. I appreciate your support and encouragement at home. It means a great deal to me. Have a great weekend. Mrs. Bohl