We started our Unit on reading Emergent Storybooks. The children have learned there are different ways to read a book. They will learn about using character voices, reading like a storyteller and acting out the stories. They are establishing routines during Reading Workshop that help them sustain their reading minutes. They have learned to choose emergent storybooks, informational books (non-fiction), and class favorites. We will be selecting leveled books for them to put in their book boxes for a few weeks, then they will begin choosing their own "Just Right" books at the end of the month.
We continue to focus on recording stories from our lives or narrative writing. We are learning how to plan our stories, sketch them on paper, label our pictures and are moving into writing words to match. At this age, children use sound spelling to record words. This is when they say the word they are spelling out loud, write the sound they hear, say the word again and continue adding more sounds. We will also be working on paying attention to detail as we observe and sketch objects. We will then write more detailed labels to our drawings.
We are working on building number sense. This includes helping children identify numbers, counting out loud, counting objects, connecting numbers, breaking numbers apart and building them again. The children view themselves as Mathematicians! They are learning that mistakes are a necessary part of learning and that their thinking may change as they explore different activities.
November Word Wall Words
We are introducing the following word wall words during the month of November.Please practice them at home with your child.
the, I, to, a, is, my, go, me, no, am
LEADER IN ME
Thanksgiving in Kindergarten
As a class, we will plan a Thanksgiving Feast. The children will take the lead and form committees. As a group, they will decide on the food, activities and games we will have at our feast. We will be asking each child to donate an item that we will need for our feast. Be on the look out later in the week for that donation list. The children will be doing the preparation and cooking!
Our feast will take place during the school day on Tuesday, November 24th. Because of the quantity of food involved, this event will not include families. We know your child will be excited to tell you all about it!
Field Trip to the Fire Station
A special thanks to all of the parents that were able to help us on our field trip!
Parent Teacher Conferences
We will be sharing current information on your child's alphabet and number knowledge, writing progress, and how they are adapting to school by using life skills in the classroom.