*Our letter of the week was f. Children learned that capital F is a frog jump letter and lowercase f is formed in the motion of water spraying out of a firehouse. It sprays up and then down. This is a tricky letter for some students. Practicing it at home might be helpful.
* F is for fan. Children cut and pasted 3 items that start with the letter f and created a fan out of the collage.
*Children listened for /f/ in the beginning and ending of words.
*Read our Poem Can They See Me Too? a poem that focuses on words with the /f/ sound as well as our sight word CAN and SEE
Children circled words that start and end with f.
* As we do with all sight words, children chanted the spelling of our sight words as we added them to our word wall paying close attention to where they go on the word wall.
* Practice with CAN and SEE - children wrote the words and cut them to mix them and then spell them back out and paste them on a new paper.
*Weekend News - writing about events from the weekend. Focusing on spacing and segmenting words.
In preparation for our "I am thankful" presentation on Dec. 2nd at All-School Meeting we...
THANKFULNESS - we talked about what it means to be thankful. Children shared what they are thankful for. They started their illustrations and shared them with the class. We will continue working on this next week as we add details, revisit drawings, complete the written part, and practice for our presentation.
IN SCHOOL PLAY - On Monday, the children watched the 5th and 6th grade play: The Ordinary Princess. The cast and crew did a fantastic job. We reflected as a class, and the kindergarten thoroughly enjoyed the show.
*Children worked on Lexia
*Kid Pix - art studio -children illustrated something for the letter of the week and typed the sentence: F is for __________________.
* Interactive White Board
*composing and decomposing numbers
*making number sentences - children roll giant dice and get two numbers to add together.
The numbers are represented in a number sentence
The total is represented by chips, tallies, and the number word
Next Week children will be decorating t-shirts for the Turkey Trot. Please consider getting a t-shirt that is a little larger so your child can wear their t-shirt over their sweatshirt or coat as they run the turkey trot. Please have t-shirts in by Monday. We will be meeting with 3rd grade buddies and decorating t-shirts together with them on Monday.
We celebrated one friend's 6th birthday by baking our first cupcakes. Happy Birthday, Elysia!
Book Fair: The book fair is next week. We will be visiting the book fair as a class next Wednesday. Please see the IMPORTANT DATES page for more information.
Last Friday, the first of our butterflies emerged. On Friday afternoon we released our first 2 butterflies. One butterfly flew off and the other rested on a branch before it flew away. We checked the butterflies for 2 distinct black spots to identify them as male or female. In all, we had 4 females and 1 male. We released the rest of the butterflies throughout this week. The children were so excited to tag and release our butterflies. We all shouted "off to Mexico" as we watched them fly away.