Kindergarten Connection

Mrs. Weiser's Weekly Newsletter

September 12th - September 16th

Literacy

We loved continuing our wordless picture book study this week! We are using our picture book study to take picture walks before creating our own story as well as making predictions about each story before reading. While reading Flora and the Flamingo we laughed throughout the silly story, watching Flora copy the flamingo and then the flamingo copy Flora! We loved creating the words for Animals Home Alone while enjoying the illustrators creative and imaginative ways she had the animals come to life. We couldn't believe all the crazy antics that the animals got themselves in to. Finally, we enjoyed reading Chalk. The class was so surprised to hear that we had our very own magic chalk in the classroom! We loved going outside and using our imagination to make our own chalk creations come to life. Our wordless picture book study has led to rich discussions utilizing wonderful vocabulary.

Phonics

We loved playing the mystery people word game. The students had to put themselves in order to create a given word and the class loved checking them by blending the sounds. This week we had our first dictation-on the table!! We learned how to tap and write. We couldn't believe how smart our fingers are and when we tap out a word as we write we can sound out any word we want!
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Writing Workshop

I'm so excited to share that Writing Workshop is quickly becoming one of our most favorite subjects! We have been doing an amazing job of creating a warm and positive writing space for all of our SUPER WRITERS! We are learning that writers are never done and we have a saying, "when I am done, I've just begun." We are practicing that when we think we are done with a story, we can add more words, add to the picture or start a new story.

Math

This week in Math we continued learning about addition concepts. We loved getting to use our counting beads. They really helped us visualize the concept of adding together. On Wednesday we learned what happens when you add zero to a number. Just like last week, we really enjoyed all our math games! Thursday's Mega Math Centers were enjoyed by all.

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Upcoming Dates

-September 20 - School Photos

-October 19 - Sukkah Dinner