# Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten

## 100th day of Kindergarten

Can you believe we are 100 days smarter here in Kindergarten! On Friday, we enjoyed walking through a decorated door sign, made fancy hats with 100 stickers and stamps, worked on math stations with various 100th day activities, strung 100 fruit loops on necklaces (well, attempted to), and discovered 100 hidden chocolates! It was a busy day... but so MEMORABLE!

This week our mini lessons were on using the front cover to start thinking about the story and what you might expect to read. This helps you use background knowledge while trying to figure out unknown words in addition to understanding the story.

During our shared reading, we reviewed main idea while reading the Aesop fable, The Lion and The Mouse. We practiced retelling the story and talking about why helping people is the main idea of the story. We also read many 100th day of school books!

K.F.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words

K.S.3 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly

K.RL.3 With prompting and support, identify character, settings, and major events in story

## Math Workshop

We finished our work on measurement this week and were engaged all week comparing and measuring various objects. We took our math test on Friday and they measured up! (sorry, writing this on a Sunday afternoon and after my third cup of coffee, it seems funny!) Next week we will be starting addition.

K.MD.1 Describe and compare measurable attributes such as length and width

K.MD.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute.

Math tubs this week

Constructing solid figures

Calendar (go through our calendar skills, practicing counting and tens frame work)

100's chart puzzles

Base ten dice game (roll two dice, make the number, then draw the base ten form)

Ordering numbers dice (roll four # dice, write the numbers in order)

writing a math book :)

measuring using various self selected tools

## Writers Workshop

This week we have started a mini unit of study on research, the Kindergarten way! We were each assigned a friend to research and write a book about. This week the students took notes on their friends' favorite color, subject in school, food, etc. Then they started writing a book about them so that we can learn more about each other. Next week, we are going to be introducing non fiction biographies and make the connection between the two. :)

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

K.W.8 With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

## Science

We are continuing to work on matter, including solids, liquids, and gas. On Tuesday, we conducted a experiment in our notebooks. We observed the changing of a liquid to a gas by filling an empty liter bottle with vinegar. Then we funneled baking soda into an empty balloon. Last, we let the two mixtures come together in the bottle and the balloon attached to the bottle filled with gas! It was so cool to see a solid and a liquid turn into a gas! (forgot to take a picture...)

Standard 1: Physical Science Observe, manipulate, sort and generate questions about objects and their physical properties

## Creativity in play

Here are some creations from our room this week When given a creative task, they really come up with some cool ideas. Afterwards, we shared our creations with the class.

## Report Cards

Kindergarten report cards will be coming home on Friday, February 22nd.

## Next week

Star Words - nine this

Phonics - /h/ and plural endings including the s and es rule

Reading - Sequence and Eric Carle books

Writing - Friend interview books