Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

March 4th to March 8th

Goodbye to Miss Root

We had a great eight weeks with Miss Root. The students sent her off with a memorable class book and wooden R with all of our fingerprints. Check out the class picture!

Popsicle Party!

We have been working on filling up this popsicle since October... yikes! Yet on Friday after getting a stellar report from the cafe, we filled it up! Be looking for a permission slip coming home this week.

Thank you for ALL of your support with behavior this week! It was our best week yet and continue to have daily talks with your child and I will keep the learning coming!


Please email me if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities. Just tell me which days work for you and I will schedule you in or send home books with instructions. Thank you!!

1. 12:50-1:30 - Writers Workshop

2. 2:15-3:00 - Math Workshop

3. making books at home

Writers Workshop

We are loving these letter books and the creativity is so awesome! As we are working, we are trying very hard to fix up any mistakes, including big crazy letters, uppercase letters in words, and punctuation. Next week we will start our opinion unit of study!

K.W.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

Reading Workshop

We learned about setting this week during shared reading and readers workshop. We learned that settings are where the story takes place, settings can change throughout the book, and some books don't even have a setting!

K.RL.3 identify characters, settings, and major events in a story

K.RL.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear

We read The OK Book as an example of a book without a setting. They loved it!

The OK Book (official trailer)


We took a turn from word endings and reviewed rhyming words in honor of Dr. Seuss! We will try word endings this week.

K.RF.2a Recognize and produce rhyming words

K.L.4b Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes (e.g., -ed, -s, re-, un-, pre-, -ful, -less) as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word

Math Workshop

We have tweaked our math time a bit this week and are now meeting with Mrs. Grant each day in a small group! We enjoyed many leveled activities and math concepts including addition stories, subtraction stories, and creating math sentences after given just the answer. They are some smart cookies! We will finish up subtraction this week and have our test of Friday.

Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understanding subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
K.OA.1 - represent using objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations

K.OA.2 - solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10

3D shapes museum

Be looking for a 3d shapes museum letter coming home this week!


We are going to be working on creating some habitats this week in Kindergarten. Check out the pictures and more information next week. :) We love to apply our knowledge into fun projects with our friends.

K.3.1 Observe and draw physical features of common plants and animals

K.3.3 Describe and compare living plants in terms of growth, parts, shape, size, color, and texture

Creativity in play

Puppet shows have hit our classroom! Students are writing scripts, preparing characters and settings, and performing to a small audience. Cool!

What to know about this week

Library - Tuesday

Phonics - word endings - s, es, ed, ing, ies

Readers Workshop - compare and contrast

Science - habitats group projects

Writing - revising and editing

Math - finishing up subtraction and subtraction stories