Mrs. Hessert's Kindergarten Crew
News from Room 304
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
To go along with There's a Wocket in my Pocket, we came up with our own rhyming creatures to put in our "pockets," like mockets and thockets and lockets and nockets! We talked about how we can write rhyming words by taking away the first letter and adding a new sound/letter to the beginning of the word.
On Wednesday we showed up to school and our whole meeting area was wacky, including a shoe on the wall! We had fun reading Wacky Wednesday as we spied wacky things both in the book and around our classroom. When we took our final vote on Friday for our favorite Dr. Seuss book, this story was the overwhelming winner!
On Friday we read Bartholomew and the Oobleck with Mrs. Marsden's class. We made our own oobleck on Friday afternoon using cornstarch, water, and some green food coloring. Oobleck made this way is extra fun because sometimes it acts like a liquid, and it drips from your fingers. Other times it acts like a solid, like when you poke it quickly or keep moving it to make a ball in your hands.
Celebrating 100 Days in Kindergarten
Now that we have become experts at counting to 100 by 10s, our class has been practicing counting to 100 by 5s. To practice this skill, we made necklaces with 100 beads on them and grouped them by 5s to keep track of our counting.
Throughout the week we thought about things that we would like 100 of (like pancakes, fruit, or dogs) and things we would NOT like 100 of (like worms, bees or angry bears!). We made a (paper) pizza with 100 toppings, putting our toppings on in groups of 10 to help us keep track of our counting. We even tried to work in pairs to make something using exactly 100 legos. Our 100th Day of Kindergarten was a blast!
Math with Squeakel the Equal and Gus the Plus
Word Wall Readers
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Allied Arts for Week of March 9-13
Monday - Art
Tuesday - Computers
Wednesday - Ms. Potter
Thursday - Gym
Friday - Music/Library
Please try to remember sneakers for gym days and library books for our library days.
Parent Teacher Conferences
A reminder that forms went home on Thursday to sign up for parent teacher conferences. If for some reason one of those times does not work for you please feel free to email me and I will do a best to find a time that works. I am looking forward to meeting with all of you at the end of the month to discuss your child's progress!