Mrs. Pogue's Kindergarten
Time and Date Changes to School Schedule and Calendar
I am sure by now you have received the communication from the district about the time change and the days added on after memorial day.
30 additional minutes were added on to the school days beginning next Monday, April 23rd. School will start at 7:40 a.m. Classroom doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Our school day will end at 3:10 p.m. If your child is a car rider, they will need to be picked up from the North lot by 3:20 p.m.
Additional days were added after Memorial Day so therefore, we will have school on Tuesday, May 29th, Wednesday, May 30th, and last day of school will be Thursday, May 31st. We will celebrate our last day on Thursday, May 31st.
Please let me know if you have any questions as we move forward. More information will come home in the coming weeks about how our days will reflect these changes as well as the calendar changes. Please let me know if you have any questions as we move forward. Thanks for your help as we all make these adjustments.
We grew as readers and writers this week as we explored various versions of non-fiction and fiction books related to planting and weather. We listened to From Seed to Plant and began writing how to directions for How to Plant a Seed. We listened to Sunflower house and continued to work on our directions using interactive writing.
After listening to The Rain Came Down, we used colored blocks to retell the story. There is a lot of cause and effect in this story so we used it to talk about how our choices and decisions, even our mood affect others! We visited the library for an author visit by David Titus! Ask me about it.
During our independent time, we worked on our independence in our writing folders. We are working on writing complete sentences and staying on topic when we write. We are also working on spelling sight words correctly and using our resources to be independent writers!
During our small group time, we worked with the word with, listened to Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and worked on identifying the problem in the story. We also practiced writing lowercase letters e and i. Some of us played games to help us build our stamina with Mrs. Shewey and Ms. Bartlett.
An Eggciting Week!
We have been so patient as we listened to stories about the chicken life cycle. This week our patience paid off as we had some chicks hatch!
Words To Know...
This week, we worked on went and with. We are continually mixing these words up when we play four corners as well as when we are using them when we write.
We have been playing four corners to help us practice! We are working on using all of these words appropriately in sentences as well as identifying and writing it. You can also work on your child's fluency by combining sight words to make sentences to read such as I can see a ________________ or I have a ____________________.
Words We Have Learned:
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We worked with subtraction this week and used dice as a math tool. We talked about how in subtraction, we have to start with the largest number or the total.
During our small group time, we worked on sorting number representations for 11 and 15, writing missing numbers on a number grid (we are really working on our tracking and number placement), played math games such as Top-It and Train Games, geoboards, and worked with twenty frames.
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We also documented the growth of our plants with our plant journals during some of our extra time at the end of the day this week. We watered and also began measuring them using individual tape measures.
Ask Me About...
- My favorite book we read this week. Can your child identify the difference between a fiction and non-fiction book?
- Make a connection in a story you read - can they tell you about something the character did or had happen to them and how it made them think of something that they have done or has happened to them?
- Can they use their schema (what they know) to make a prediction when you are reading a story at home? What can your child infer when they look at pictures of the book?
- Skip count by 5's or 10's to 100! Use nickels or dimes to practice.
- Skip count by 2's to 20.
- Give your child a number. Is it even or odd? We are working on understanding the difference.
- Count backwards from 20 to 0.
- Sort loose coins - can I identify the different coins? What's their value?
- Sort items by length - either from longest to shortest or vice versa.
Friday, May 4th- Hat Day for $1 Donation to Monroe Fundraisers
Friday, May 4th - Super Kid's Day
Wednesday, May 9th - National Walk or Bike to School Day
Tuesday, May 15th - Monroe Sonic Night
Thursday, May 17: Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Tie Dye T-Shirts
Friday, May 18: I Scream, You Scream, We All Like Ice Cream!
Monday, May 21: Pancakes and Pajamas
Tuesday, May 22: Lettuce “Taco” About A Great Year
Wednesday, May 23: One Smart Cookie!
Thursday, May 24: Thunder Thursday
Friday, May 25: Oh! The Places You’ll Go! - Kindergarten Recognition
Tuesday, May 29: Arr Matey! Treasure Hunt Tuesday!
Wednesday, May 30: Popsicles in the Park
Thursday, May 31: Last Day! Hooray!