Hello parents! What a fun learning- filled week it has been! Here is a look at what has been going on:
On Monday report cards were sent home with both kindergarten and pre k students. Feel free to let me know if you have any need for clarification. I am so impressed by the skills of your kids. 8/9 students in our class count to 100! That is an end of the year goal! Excited to see how high we will be by the end of the year!
On Monday we read the book The Very Busy Spider. We talked about the parts of a book, the title, and the job of the author and the illustrator. They are catching on very quick! After reading the story, we spent some time doing a flow map and sequencing the events of the story. Then we made some fun spider hats and crayon-resist spider webs.
I have been discussing “super sentences” with the kindergarteners. These are sentences that have a lot of describing words. Here are a few examples of the kindergarten independent “super sentences”.
On Tuesday we had a fire truck visit us for Fire Prevention month. We have already completed our unit on fire prevention, but it was nice to hear your kids answer the fire man’s questions correctly and confidently! He was impressed with their knowledge of fire safety!
Also on Tuesday, we learned about bats! We read the awesome book Stellaluna. This is a book about a baby bat who got separated from his mother and learned to be like a bird. We continued to work on sequencing and the kids blew me away with their beginning, middle, and end maps! They were able to accurately retell me the story through pictures in the correct order!
Here are some fun bat puppets we made. The kids got to read a book to their bat when they were finished.
On Wednesday it was a messy day in our classroom. But, in our class, mess=fun! We read a book called Where is my Mummy. We talked about what our “mummies” do for us when we are scared. The kids wrote sentences about how their mom helps them when they are scared. After their writing, the students got to practice those fine motor skills and rip toilet paper to create their own mummy. They loved it!
And of course we had to make ourselves into mummies!! Thanks to Ms. Leeanne for being willing to help us!
Thursday was party day!! We made all our own decorations, discussed the things we have learned so far this year, made spider handprints, and worked together to get stuff ready for the party! At the party we had toilet paper bowling, Halloween bingo, Halloween photo booth props, tons of treats and gift bags.
This week the Pre K kids learned about the letters Jj and Kk. Here are some of their activities.
This week the kindergarten kiddos have started learning about diagraphs. So far we have learned -sh, -wh, -ch, and
-th. These kids are doing so great with their blending!
I can not believe October is coming to an end. November is a huge month for us. We will embark on our first PBL project (project based learning) over the story of thanksgiving. Their homework will look a little different this month and will include a few special projects and one homework assignment for mom and dad! Yep, you get homework too;)! Our unit will end with a thanksgiving feast on November 20. Please mark your calendars for this date. We will be performing a little play for all our parents!
Don’t forget to keep counting with your kiddos! Even if they can count to 100, it is still important to practice. Try counting by 10s or even 5s too!
I want to thank all the parents who helped put together, set up, carry out, and clean up the party. These are moments those kids will remember! I’ll be praying for safe and fun trick or treating for your families!
Here are some other random pictures from our week:
I truly love and am blessed by your kids! Thank you for sharing them with me! Have a great weekend!