POPCORN WORDS: COULD WOULD SHOULD (as a bonus word) The kinders practiced identifying these words in books, in messages and in writings.
MATH: We practiced solving more addition and subtraction number sentences, drew teen numbers using a ten stick and some more, discovered 3-D shapes, and made a teen number book. We finished the week finding partners of 10 using a “pot of gold and gold coins”. They are getting so good at solving equations on their own. I am so proud of them!
WRITING: We wrote another persuasive paper this week. Our topic was cleaning up our table spots when asked. We gave reasons why this is a problem and then gave a solution to the problem. We finished the week by signing petitions that we will clean up right away.
On Wednesday talked about how lucky we are to know each other and be a family this year. So…each kinder was given a friend’s name and they needed to think of one ‘nice dice’ compliment they could give them. It was precious to hear the kinders read their message (in front of the class) to their friend and to see the smiles and excitement on the faces of the recipient. Some messages were: “I like you as a friend. You are nice. I like to play with you”. I am SO LUCKY to have such kind hearted kinders. What an awesome way to spend my days!! 🙂
READING: We became copycat poets! We listened to the poem Are You Sleeping? and then made up poems that sound like that one…they had the same tune. We had fun using magnifying glasses to look for popcorn words in our own poetry books! The kinders enjoyed writing them in their journals.
LITERACY/PHONICS: We practiced reading and writing words that belonged to certain word families. We also practiced reading sight words and unscrambling sight words, CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, listening for the medial sounds in words and listening for the beginning blended sounds in words. This was a fun busy learning time!
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS: This month is not only March is Reading Month in Kindergarten. It is also March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Today, our class was gifted a book about disabilities from the Fountain Family called Just Ask. One of the kinders at Georgetown, Nora, has a big brother, Joshua (a first grader here at Georgetown) who was born with Down Syndrome. As we continue to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month we thank the Fountain Family for helping us all become more aware and celebrate all of our differences.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN…We had a fun St. Patrick’s Day! While we were at steam, a leprechaun visited our room and left his footprints, some coins, and a pot of gold…gold cereal that is! Wow…we were surprised! Mrs. Bohl gave us a fun treat to take home too!
- Bring 2 snacks each day to school and a water bottle with a spill proof lid please.
- Return take home books and library books on Wednesday
- Boots, snow pants only when needed. Watch the weather. Coats as the days are still chilly.
- Change of clothes check. Be sure to check the extra clothes baggy in your kinder’s backpack that they are season and size appropriate. With spring weather, recess can sometimes get messy.
*Monday, March 22—ART
*Tuesday, March 23—STEAM
*Wednesday, March 24—MUSIC; TAKE HOME BOOKS & LIBRARY Don’t forget your books! Homework packet due
*Thursday, March 25—GYM
*Friday, March 26—ART March is Reading Month: Wear jeans! You can even add a belt or boots if you’d like!
*Thursday, April 1–Read and Feed: Wear pj’s or comfy clothes for reading!
***Have a wonderful weekend! Mrs. Bohl