February Fun!

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February is one of my favorite months! It has Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Dental Health Week, and my birthday! Couldn’t get much more awesome than that, now could it? Here is a sneak peak of a few fun things we have done this month:

Groundhog’s Day:

This was so much fun in our classroom! We read stories, made crafts, made predictions, wrote sentences and had a fun groundhog themed snack. We also got to watch the actual news clip of Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow. Spring is coming!

Valentine’s week was a blast! We wrote about people we love, made Love Bugs and Love Monsters, and even had some fun practicing addition with an activity from “The Day it Rained Hearts.” Unfortunately, a yucky stomach bug hit our classroom and we had almost half of our friends gone for the Valentine party! BUT I have a feeling our Easter Party will make up for it:)! I didn’t get as many pictures as I would have liked during this week. My phone was out of storage!

We spent the whole next week learning about the job of the president! We learned about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and about the history of our flag.  We also learned what the president does everyday and wrote about what we would do if we were president. I think we may have a future president or two in our class!

These kids LOVED learning about dental health! We even had a dentist come to visit!

What else has been happening in kindergarten?

In ELA we have been continuing to work on blends, silent e, and long and short vowel sounds. I am so proud of these kiddos! They are becoming stronger readers every day!

In writing we have been working toward a HUGE goal… Paragraphs! During journal time the students have been working towards writing three to four sentences on the same topic. They are doing fabulous! Here are a couple examples of their growth:

In math, we have been working on coins, place value, addition and patterns.

This month in our bible lessons we have learned the stories of  Ruth, Gideon, and Deborah. We learned that God wants us to be bold as lions, loyal, and that he wants us to listen when he calls. The kiddos are doing great with the verses, vocabulary, and themes of the stories!

 

Here are some of our “February Bucket” math and literacy stations.

Some upcoming things:

This week is the first week of March! I will be gone on Tuesday for a training. We will also be celebrating Dr. Suess’s birthday on Wednesday. After that, we will begin our animal research projects! We will research animals that can be found at the zoo. The students will be able to see the animals that they researched in person on our Friday field trip!

We will be having a Friday field trip to the Gainsville Zoo on Friday, March 11th. We will also have a special “animal encounter” presentation given to our class by one of the zookeepers. The cost per person will depend on the number of students and siblings attending. Notes with exact cost will come home Monday. I cant wait!

We will be having another Kindergarten Night on Tuesday, March 8th. If you know of any upcoming kindergarteners, invite them!

Spring Break will be March 14-17.

Our Easter party will be on Thursday, March 24th at 2:00.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions about anything! It is such a blessing to teach each and every one of your kiddos! Learning is fun at GraceKids!